Barcelona is the perfect location for a romantic getaway with its warm climate, rambling streets and charming restaurants. But where to stay? Check out our picks for the 7 most romantic hotels in Barcelona, hand-picked from our free city guide for Barcelona, momondo places, for iPhones.
Hotel 1898 is a treasure you will notice while promenading along the famous La Rambla street. The colonial architecture blends well with the unexpected modern comfort and beautiful homey decoration.
The terrace and swimming pool area have an amazing view of Barcelona’s city center. Another great feature is the old storage cellar that now holds a magnificent spa, perfect for some serious relaxation.
It’s the perfect hideaway to end a day of adventuring through the nearby Gothic Quarter.
Where: La Rambla, 109
Tel: +34 935 529 552
Nearest station: Liceu
Gran Hotel La Florida
High in the hills of Tibidabo, the Gran Hotel La Florida is set in a gleaming white mansion surrounded by lush gardens. This hotel offers an idyllic retreat from the city bustle.
The stunning rooms are individually decorated by contemporary artists and the restaurant boasts amazing views over the city. For complete relaxation, book a treatment for two in the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa or take a swim in the small but spectacular infinity pool.
Where: Ctra Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83-93
Tel: +34 932 593 000
Getting there: Bus 111 to Ctra de Vallvidrera-St Cugat
Barcelona’s neighborhood Les Tres Torres has a smattering of hotels well off the tourist trail. For most people it lacks convenience, but others appreciate the district’s quiet, leafy streets and enjoy sleeping peacefully far from the madding crowd.
Primero Primera is situated on the first floor of a smart apartment building that is typical of this area. Its 30 rooms exude tasteful disseny català – Catalan design – with lots of dark-wood surfaces, timeless furniture, simple beds swathed in sheets of the finest cotton and glimpses of the quiet, residential street below sleek Venetian blinds.
The lounge area has an open fireplace, leather armchairs and a library – a discreet place for an evening drink.
Where: Carrer del Dr. Carulla, 25-29
Tel: +34 934 175 600
Nearest station: Les Tres Torres
White, clean and minimalistic – Destination BCN is as chic as apartment rentals get.
All their apartments are intimate and quiet, providing a haven of restfulness amidst the busy city. All apartments are conveniently located within walking distance to many of the major city sights.
Pour a drink and head together with your loved one to the rooftop terrace for astonishing panoramic views of the city.
Where: Ronda de la Universitat, 11 (office)
Tel: +34 935 141 950
Nearest station: Universitat
The 5 Rooms
The 5 Rooms has long outgrown its original form (5 rooms) and now offers 12 suites and rooms, as well as 2 apartments. However, it still maintains the charm of a well-run Bed & Breakfast with a delightful owner who is aided by an unfailingly helpful staff.
The elegant modern décor is complemented by thoughtful details like good quality toiletries in the bathrooms and glossy magazines in the sitting rooms. The rooms are generally large and decorated with contemporary art.
The location is perfect – near the main sights of the city but away from the noise and hubbub of the Passeig de Gràcia.
Where: Carrer de Pau Claris, 72
Tel: +34 933 427 880
Nearest station: Urquinaona or Catalunya
A little off the beaten path, the Villa Emilia is a stylish independently-owned hotel that offers friendly service and good amenities for a fair price.
The downstairs bar and lobby area is strikingly decorated with sinuous chaise lounges, oversized chandeliers and Faux Baroque wallpaper. Breakfast and light lunches are served during the day, but the bar comes into its own in the evenings when sophisticated tapas and well-mixed cocktails dominate the menu.
The airy bedrooms are comfortably furnished in the restful tones of cream and beige. Best of all is the wonderful rooftop terrace with its plush lounge furniture and gigantic umbrellas.
Where: Carrer de Calàbria, 115
Tel: +34 932 525 285
Nearest station: Rocafort
The medieval ambience of the Barri Gòtic reigns throughout this outstanding boutique hotel, which is situated on one of the quarter’s most charming squares. Converted from an 18th century mansion, its original stone architecture plays romantic backdrop to a stunning array of interior spaces.
It uses rich jewel-colored textiles, Renaissance-inspired furniture, bold artwork and metallic details juxtaposed with modern amenities and luxurious beds and bathrooms.
On the ground floor, the Neri Restaurant offers an Arab take on local cuisine and is simply a lovely place to have a drink while overlooking the ancient ensemble of the Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.
Where: Sant Sever, 5
Tel: +34 933 040 655
Nearest station: Jaume I