What We Love
- The hotel’s striking mirrored façade, which reflects its gothic surroundings
- Mediterranean Sea views from the 10th-floor rooftop terrace
- The Castilian-style pool table at Punch Room
- Bar Veraz, the onsite tapas joint, is helmed by Chef Sebastian Mazzola (formerly the creative director of the acclaimed Adria group)
What To Know
- The state-of-the-art gym includes a meditation nook
- The gold chairs in the lobby lounge are Dalí replicas
- Guest rooms contain Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers
- Room rates include twice-daily housekeeping service
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Sultry metropolitan beauty featuring a supper club and bespoke cocktail bar on the fringe of Barcelona's edgy El Born District
EDITION hotels are often elegant microcosms of the cities they occupy, and their Barcelona outpost—an entrancing combination of Gaudí-inspired grandeur and up-to-the-minute amenities—is no exception. Hotelier Ian Schrager tapped local interiors whiz Lázaro Rosa-Violán to distill each space with the avant-garde spirit of El Born, the city’s indisputable creative hub. That artistic authenticity is especially detectable at Bar Veraz, where a quartet of pieces by local painters and glorious Saint Caterina Market views accompany seasonal tapas. The hotel’s lounge, Cabaret, a sumptuous subterranean spot with velvet curtains, low ceilings, and live DJs, attracts a well-heeled after-hours crowd while the aptly named Roof, an all-day haunt (and one of Barcelona’s only year-round rooftops), is equipped with a saltwater plunge pool and a marble-fronted bar that slings both smoothies and cocktails. In between, 100 rooms are clean-cut retreats with whitened oak, surrealist art by Madrid-based Chema Madoz, and walnut paneling intended to resemble the blinds used in some of Barcelona’s historic quarters. For the most charming Barri Gotic panoramas, spring for one of the four spacious suites—then enjoy the view.
In the Area
Guests are within walking distance of many Barcelona landmarks including the Barcelona Cathedral and the three-tiered, 10,000-stall Santa Caterina Market, which locals prefer to the heavily trafficked Boqueria. The city’s main beaches, Passeig de Gracia and Las Ramblas, are also easily reachable on foot. Other neighborhood highlights include La Colmena, a patisseria that’s been around since 1849; the Tuxedo Social Club, a classic speakeasy tucked behind a library; and Ramon Cuberta, a custom footwear boutique. If you’re looking for a more casual alternative to the hotel’s swanky dining options, duck into Casa Mari I Rufo, a tapas joint nearby.
How to Get There
We finished our week long trip in Barcelona and decided to stay at the Edition hotel based on reviews and location. We were not disappointed! The entire staff we encountered goes above and beyond to make you feel special. From the front desk, front door, all the bars, and even the room service. I stay at Marriott/SPG properties over 100 nights per year and this is the BEST customer service I have received in 2018! I was upgraded to a larger corner room with an excellent comfortable bed and large bathroom with a huge square bath tube and spacious shower. The hotel even had a welcome cheesecake in my room to recognize my status. The rooftop bar and terrace is a great way to start and end your day. Amazing views and service. Each night we came back to the hotel we finished with a cocktail at the Punch room bar where Ana and her staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Ana and her bartender (forget his name) were awesome and even provided us with a day worth of sight seeing tips which we did! Thanks for scheduling our last day Ana! The location is and a perfect part to explore Barcelona and a short walk to the busy La Ramblas area. Also very close to the Picasso museum and tons of restaurants and bars. It is next door to a very cool market as well. Again I can't say enough about this hotel and I highly recommend staying here if your in Barcelona. Thanks Edition staff!
We absolutely loved this hotel. Opened in July 2018. Our room was Super Clean with none of that yukky hotel room feeling.
The staff are knowledgeable, kind and attentive.
We especially recommend Gresa (speaks English) and is an awesome professional intern associate. Because of Gresa we will definitely return to this hotel.
Albert was our other favorite associate. He speaks perfect English and walked us out to our Uber car with our luggage after check out!
There are other associates who made our stay pleasant: Diana (?)From the Ukraine, a young man from Brussels who speaks French and their Supervisor Stephanie W.
The location in Born was perfect. The hotel is right in the heart of the City. We were able to walk to the Picasso Museum.
Don’t hesitate to stay at this beautiful hotel!
My wife & I have had the pleasure of now staying at the Barcelona Edition on 2 occasions, literally just when opened and again last week.
Location is perfect with easy access to beach (even in winter worth a stroll) and for sightseeing, Cathedral literally across the road, Las Ramblas 5 min walk.
The hotel: small for an Edition as only has 100 rooms but for me this makes it even better.
Roof top restaurant, managed by Mathilda who could not have been more helpful, she & her staff attentive at all times without being pushy, a refreshing 'Claro' alongside the dip pool, was perfect. Food served was described as 'Asian fusion', absolutely amazing, had the pleasure of meeting the head chef Sebastián Mazzola, his passion & skill super obvious in the dishes presented, loved it
Bar wise the Barcelona Edition has its signature 'Punch room@ run by Ana, again right on the money, she and her staff welcomed us with huge energy, smiles galore and the ambience was superb, from the stunning pool table to the punch menu, a few of which I tried, the welcome with a glass of the daily punch a lovely touch
Room: beautiful room with small sitting area, luxurious comfy bed,
p.s We had the pleasure of going to a Cabaret night, 6 course menu, again by Sebastián, food was incredible, the show a little whacky, a first for us but a brilliant night.
I have the pleasure of visiting Barcelona on a regular basis, this hotel is up there with the best, *****
We received an upgrade to a high level corner room. The room and the bathroom is exceptional. From the pillows to the soap to the gowns and towels is of the highest quality. Breakfast exceptional. Good gym on site. The staff professional, helpful and extremely friendly. Will definately go back.
Great People, nice hotel. Amazing location. I was ill and they too extra special care of me. Important to note the room are TINY about 150 sq ft smaller than the most basic room ar any hotel. For me it was a factor, for you it may not be.