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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Went to the Cabaret downstairs in Edition on a Wednesday when they have live music, wanted to check out the band. Beautiful place to be, really excellent food (I had the duck and I was very happy) enhanced by great service. Attentive, friendly and informed without being over-bearing, intrusive or stuffy. The band (La Creme) were also spot on, lounge-y funk that perfectly complemented the ambience. A triumph all round.
Spent evening in Cabaret, located in the basement area of the hotel and it was truly wonderful experience. The ambience is a lovely combination of friendly yet very professional and sophisticated. Menu is very well crafted and everything we ordered was amazing. Great selection on wines and the staff really goes above and beyond to make sure you'll have a good time.
Even if you're not staying at the hotel, it's definitely a great place to have a dinner. Also they have live music quite often.
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The Barcelona Edition is a modern boutique hotel that’s on a quiet side street. It’s location in the El Born district is easily within walking distance to the Gothic Quarter. (We even strolled all the way to the Sagrada Familia!)
The guest rooms are very stylish and clean with comfortable beds, blackout curtains, and access to Netflix on their TV system! The bathrooms have spacious countertops, large walk-in showers, and fantastic lighting! And in their closets, the plushest robes. . .ever!!!
There’s a rooftop bar with the most amazing views of Barcelona not to be missed. We stopped by for drinks, even coffee, to just relax and chill and enjoy the vista!
The staff here are incredible, so personable and welcoming! They all speak English quite well (in case your Spanish isn’t all that!). When I left my jacket in the backseat of the private car we traveled in from the airport, Gresa at the front desk immediately took care of it and together with the concierge, they were able to contact our driver and have my jacket delivered to the hotel!!! How’s that for great service!!! And Gresa is always there with a greeting and a smile!!!
Thanks to this hotel for the most wonderful stay in Barcelona! We look forward to returning soon!
I came here for a girl’s trip. This is a great hotel. The staff goes above and beyond to help you. The roof top is amazing. The location can’t be beat. It’s right next to Santa Caterina market and within walking distance to a lot of sights.
This hotel opened less than a year ago in Barcelona and has really nice rooms and top notch amenities. Definitely visit the rooftop if you decide to stay here. The staff is fantastic and made the entire experience a pleasure. It’s also centrally located in one of the best areas of Barcelona and close to the Jaume I metro station. Will definitely be staying here in future visits to Barcelona.