Barcelona Boutique Hotels - the Alrternative Barcelona
We love these boutique Barcelona hotels. Cool and hip for sure but most importantly, beautiful, interesting places to stay with people who are going to make your heart sing. All of them are in great locations for exploring Barcelona. If you want a Barcelona boutique hotel here they are:
$$$ – Está de muerte! you deserve this you really do!
$$ – These places are amazing, bohemian luxury at its best and the prices are pretty, pretty good too!
$ – I can’t believe these are so cool & check out the price! We love you Alternative Barcelona.
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You love Jazz? They host some of the best jazz musicians in town (Woody Allen played here but they may not be too keen to promote this now…) and the Restaurant Galaxo is to die for whilst the terrace is cooler than the Aperol Spritz you can sip whilst congratulating yourself on a good hotel choice.
If you were an international assassin wanting to relax in your assassins’s members club after completing a job, you would stay here, hidden in the labyrinthine alleys of the Gothic Quarter. No photos, no children, no pets. Just amazing food (the Witty is popular with locals), discrete service and a resident’s only terrace. Good luck on your mission!
Full disclosure, here at AB we are biased. We love this hotel so much that two of our contributors got married here. It’s everything you want in Barcelona, cool luxury off a stone alleyway, close to the buzz, but a sanctuary from the heat and a place to sip a cool vermouth (they have there own vermuteria), or relax in the terrace pool, before heading out again into the city.
Feet sore after a day walking around town? If only your hotel had an amazing spa. Well guess what! In a great location just off Barcelona’s best shopping street, Gràcia Boulevard, this luxury hotel is built in a 19th century palace with modern design twists everywhere. You can also twizzle your beard as you admire the 400 original art works. Added bonus for those Indiana Jones types is free entry to the Eygyptian museum next door.
Hostel, are you kidding me? At AB we are filled with envy that hostels like this didn’t exist when we were hostelling about the globe. This place has a great bar, is located perfectly on the Gracia/Eixample border and is playful, classy and we would consider sharing a bunk bed in their dorms (you can get singles/doubles as well of course). Amazing place & value but book early!
We came across Casa Bonay because they serve our favourite coffee from local baristas, Satans. It has everything you want, a great vibe and full of creative types doing their creative thing (or checking out cat memes, who knows?) whilst eating food from the local pop ups that are hosted on the terrace. It’s just around the corner from the Apple store and next door there is a great tapas place.
Camper, they make the cool shoes yeah, the ones Larry David wears. Well they also make a couple of boutique hotels and one is in Barcelona and it’s pretty, pretty good. Well, actually it’s fabulous with the Camper design ethic and slap bang in the middle of the buzzing Raval close to one of our favourite museums MACBA. We like the shoes as well but you probably don’t care about our shoe choices. Wise.
Okay, the rooms are lovely, modern design classics, the gym is great, location is central etc but the reason you want to come here is the terrace, it’s out of this world. We’ve had too many, when you can access it as a non-guest, which is like every blue moon, tipsy nights here looking out at the skyline thinking we are the luckiest people in the most beautiful city. Yeah, the terrace is good. That´’s the terrace if I have been a little vague.