This unique design hotel is situated in an old theatre, fitted out with modern facilities for comfort during your stay just minutes from the famous ramblas. Anyone visiting will at some point find themselves on this iconic street, whether it’s just to wander down to the Gothic Quarter or to browse the alternative market stalls. This area of town, although touristy, oozes traditional Catalonian life-particularly observed in La Boqueria food market just of the ramblas.
Guest rooms are innovatively arranged, and include daily housekeeping, free internet access and complimentary toiletries. They also feature a makeup mirror, cable plasma screen television, hair dryer and private bathroom with shower/bathtub.
This hotel prides itself on exceptional service as well as being gay friendly. Reception is open 24 hours and staff are more than happy to help with theatre reservations and valet laundry. Free internet is also available in the lobby area. At the end of a busy day sightseeing, relax on the hotel terrace and garden area.
Our top picks close to this hotel
You can’t beat a good day at the beach, and being right on the coast, Barcelona offers a few possibilities. Whilst most tourists will flock to Barceloneta, the ‘better’ ones are to be found on the north of the coast. Nova Mar Bella beach is a beautiful spot for swimmers and sunbathers, with shops and good restaurants nearby.
Watch a show with some tapas at El Tablao de Carmen, a venue celebrating the great flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya. The cosy interior enhances the intimacy of the experience, and the colourful dancing adds to the lively ambience.
With La Boqueria right on your doorstep, you couldn’t ask for a better food market. A great place to sample local gastronomy, buy handmade chocolates and experience traditional Spanish culture. Don’t forget your camera.
Unfortunately most of Barcelona’s museums can only be entered with a fee. However, if you’d like to see some great Art for free, CaixaForum is a fantastic gallery showcasing a mixture of contemporary and ancient works.
For Eating Out
Belgious Avinyo is a french creperie, famous for it’s delicious desserts, crepes and ice cream. For those with a sweet tooth, this is a must.
To enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine by the harbour, head to Colombo bar. Friendly staff and a great place to people watch and unwind.