Towering over the lower end of Barcelona’s beaches, this luxury hotel offers all you need for a great time that combines relaxation and fun. From stunning views across the sand and sea to restaurants, bars, pools and a spa, you may be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave during your stay.
This striking contemporary hotel sits at the most southerly point of Barcelona’s some 4 kilometres of beach. Thanks to its appearance (which could also be said to resemble three-quarters of a silver lemon slice), the W Hotel is known locally as ‘La Vela’, or ‘The Sail’, and it’s a fitting nickname for this five-star accommodation that offers stunning views of both the city skyline and the Mediterranean horizon. This is a place where the details count, and there are numerous different services to experience; indeed, far too many to list here. We’re talking two pools, two restaurants, four bars (including one on the 26th floor and two in the lobby); private cocktail classes, guest DJs, exclusive poolside cabins. There’s even a range of Ricardo Cavolo limited edition sneakers, for goodness sake! The whole vibe is luxury glam in a place set apart from the crowds and stresses of the city centre, so if you want a break surrounded by beautiful people where your every desire can be catered to right there, this is the hotel for you.
Location: Its beachfront position is clearly one of the W’s big selling points (viz. the positioning of beds for contemplating the views), and it's close to beach bars