This luxury hotel right on Passeig de Gràcia plays host to its Banker'sBar every Wednesday, when it's decorated with old safes and the like, left over from the bank it used to be before it was the hotel it is now. There's also the Gin & Live cycle, where, apart from hearing some live music, you can also drink from their selection of G&Ts and other cocktails. Entrance is free; the drinks aren't. The Mandarin Oriental boasts an exclusive spa with a 12-metre pool, an oriental steam room, a relaxation zone on the roof terrace with an open-air pool and a long menu of beauty treatments not suitable for all pockets. But if you are among the lucky ones who can afford to go, be sure to take full advantage of this idyllic paradise.
Hotels in Eixample
Book a room in the buzzing heart of Barcelona with our guide to Eixample hotels and accommodations
Hotel Palace GL is located in Eixample District, close to the Ramblas, the main shopping area and Barcelona’s main tourist attractions. It offers a haute cuisine restaurant and a Mayan luxury spa. Opened in 1919, this hotel features a neo-classical façade and stylish air-conditioned rooms with classic decor. Each room is spacious and comes with satellite TV, desk, minibar and a private bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. There is a restaurant, the Winter Garden, located at the hall; and guest can also enjoy a cocktail at the Bluesman Cocktail Bar. Hotel Palace GL has a Mayan-style spa with a Temazcal Sauna. Other facilities at this hotel include both fitness and business center and an outdoor pool. Staff at Hotel Palace GL can provide information about the area. Passeig de Gràcia Metro and Railway Station as well as Urquinaona Metro station are less than 5 minutes’ walk of the hotel. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are approximately 15 minutes’ walk away.
Located on the fashionable Paseo de Gracia, within 5 minutes’ walk from both Gaudi’s masterpieces Casa Battló and La Pedrera, Monument Hotel offers luxury services including a gourmet restaurant and a spa. Elegantly decorated, all soundproofed rooms have a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels, Bluetooth sound system, and a safe deposit box with plug for charging laptop devices. Most of the room types have a private bathroom with a free-standing bath, velour bathrobe and luxury toiletries. Most of the rooms have a balcony with city views. The 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, Lasarte, offers a range of options designed by the chef Martin Berasategui; while the on-site bistro-style restaurant, Oria, serves fresh cuisine following the Mediterranean gastronomy. Monument Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas; regular trains to Barcelona El Prat Airport leave from Paseo de Gracia Train Station, located 300 metres away. Free high-speed WiFi is provided. The hotel is housed on Enric Batllo’s house, an architectural jewel of 19th century that constitutes one of the characteristic works of the Eixample Quadrat d'Or and which gives it the Specialty Monument status.
Negresco Princess is situated in Barcelona in the Catalonia Region. The hotel has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer. Negresco Princess features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Plaça Catalunya is 400 metres from Negresco Princess, while Portal de l'Angel is 500 metres away. The nearest airport is El Prat Airport, 13 km from Negresco Princess.
Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL offers luxurious accommodation in a neoclassical building on Passeig de Gràcia. It features a spa, rooftop swimming pool and a terrace with amazing views of the city. The Majestic Hotel maintains its original façade and its stylish, modern rooms feature attractive, classic décor. Each has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The elegant Condal Restaurant serves à la carte dishes. There is also a piano bar, cocktail bar and the trendy Gourmet Bar, which is located by the pool. The spa features steam baths, a sauna and offers a range of treatments. There is also a fitness centre. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló is just 100 metres from the hotel. Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are just 10 minutes’ walk away.
Alma Barcelona is set in an attractive building just off Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia. It offers a spa, a stylish restaurant with a terrace, and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Alma Barcelona rooms feature smart, modern décor and leather armchairs. They are equipped with a flat-screen Loewe TV, Punkt phone, and the private bathrooms come with a bathrobe and slippers. The Alma’s spa features an indoor pool, a Hammam and a sauna. There is a gym, and massage is also available. Staff at the Alma’s 24-hour reception can provide information on Barcelona’s many attractions. On request, the hotel offers an airport shuttle service to Barcelona El Prat Airport, a 25-minute drive away. The hotel is just one block from Gaudí’s La Pedrera and a 5-minute walk from Casa Batlló. You can walk to Diagonal Metro Station in 5 minutes, while Plaza de Catalunya is just over 1 km away.
Within 50 metres of La Pedrera and Diagonal Metro Station, Hotel Royal Passeig de Gracia features a terrace bar with panoramic views of Barcelona. This 4-star hotel also has an interior garden. Hotel Royal Passeig de Gracia is set in a restored building with contemporary architecture. The smart bedrooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a bathroom with a rain-effect shower. Casa Batlló is just 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel, while Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas are 2 stops from Diagonal Station. The Gràcia district is within a 5-minute walk, and charming street cafés can be found along the tree-lined Rambla de Catalunya, 200 metres away.
Almanac Barcelona has an exclusive location, a few steps from the fashionable Paseo de Gracia Boulevard and from central Plaza Catalunya. This luxurious hotel has a panoramic rooftop bar and terrace, and an exclusive pool and sun lounge. Housed in a stylish, traditional building, all rooms have a minibar and a seating area with a flat-screen TV and high-speed internet connection. The bathroom has double marble sinks, a walk-in shower and includes a bathrobe and slippers. Led by Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle, the on-site plant-based restaurant Virens offers local food and rice dishes. The hotel include areas for fitness and wellness, a treatment room, a steam sauna and a relaxation lounge. You can walk to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera within 10 minutes; while Picasso Museum is 1 km away.
Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya, Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, offers elegantly decorated rooms, free WiFi, a seasonal outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant. Formerly the headquarters of the Association of Cotton House Manufacturers, the building features a beautiful vestibule, a conservatory, several lounges and a library. On the sixth floor you will find the pool, as well as a gym and a massage room. Air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TVs and a sofa. Their private bathrooms include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel has a stylish bar, as well as its own restaurant. Guests can also enjoy some Spanish Tapas on the terrace. You will find a wide range of dining options and shops in the surrounding streets. Passeig de Gracia Metro Station is just 400 metres from the Hotel and trains to the airport stop there.
A design hotel that’s popular with cosmopolitan, image-conscious party people. The Axel’s main clientele is the gay crowd but it’s also hetero-friendly. And not only is the hotel a great place to hang out - thanks to the rooftop pool, hot tub and chill-out area, a large spa, and Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant - many of Barcelona’s key sights are just a short walk away. This seductive hotel brings together style, design and a range of inviting services. Based in a 19th-century building typical to the local area, the Axel Group has created a four-star accommodation that while principally aimed at gay travellers is also completely hetero-friendly. A lot of effort has gone into creating a hotel that will provide guests with a memorable stay. Rooms are comfortable (eg, a choice of four different kinds of pillows is available) and elegant in calming neutral tones. King-size beds come as standard, as does erotic artwork. Some of the superior rooms offer views of the city or galleries with stained-glass windows, while the four suites on the upper floors have private terraces and extra technological features. An extensive spa is located on the lower ground floor, offering massages, fitness machines, a thermal circuit and personal trainers in a gorgeously designed space. At the top of the building you’ll find the Sky Bar, pool and open-air Jacuzzi; relax during the day by the water, and at night chill out with cocktails. For lunch and supper, head to the hotel’s restaurant Nikkei
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