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The most unique hotels to stay in Barcelona

The cool city of Barcelona is not short on interesting places to stay but if you’re looking for some unique boutique hotels in Barcelona, then look no further…

Curious Hotel


Established in 2007 in downtown Barcelona, Curious Hotel offers a zen hotel experience with rooms inspired by the four elements; Water, Earth, Fire and Air. Although one star it offers a certain style; an art deco-esque lobby, impeccable customer service, inarguable character and perfectly located at Las Ramblas. The hotel itself is centrally located for access to Boqueria food market, souvenir shops, tourist activities, along with an innumerable amount of choice for restaurants, cafes and bistros. In fact, the bar next door is a favourite with locals and tourists alike and popular as a music destination.

  • Prices from €60 a night.
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Espana Hotel

Espana Hotel

It is places like the Espana Hotel that give Barcelona its vibrant and charismatic vibe. The hotel itself manages the balancing act between past and present expertly with the 19th century façade giving way to a modernist, contemporary interior, antiquities exist alongside engraved Catalan carvings and eye-catching murals. The hotel is lauded for its attention to detail, customer service and menus. This lovingly restored hotel is within walking distance of the famous Las Ramblas and the historic quarter, as well as being surrounded by tempting eateries perfect for tapas and metro stations, which leaves it perfectly placed for having you zipping around Barca!

  • Prices from €70pn
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Neri Hotel


This exclusive hotel is a hidden gem located in the historic gothic, Jewish quarter and oozes period charm. This ancient area of Barcelona is steeped in history and is the perfect place to begin your journey to discover all that Barcelona has to offer. The hotel is located near the famous cathedral, the Picasso museum and Las Ramblas. Their famous in-house restaurant blends the beauty of modernity and the romanticism of the 12th century through their a la carte, tasting, lunch and daily special menus, which, make a dining experience at Neri an absolute must. The hotel itself caters for all your needs, from the hiring of electrical bikes, an extensive collection of books in their library and not to mention the sun terrace which is covered in loungers, mattresses and deck chairs for the ultimate chill out, city break combined. 

  • Prices from €140 a night.
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The Jazz Hotel

Jazz Hotel

The Jazz Hotel is a lively, modern and cosmopolitan hotel in the centre of Barcelona. The magic of the Jazz Hotel is its roof terrace and swimming pool, the perfect way relax after a day sightseeing and absorb the night sounds of the city. Where better to sip a cocktail, watching the sun go down over the city? If you feel like totally spoiling yourself, book into the stunning junior corner suites where, you can enjoy spectacular views, private sitting room and piped music. With a central location, it is the ideal place to start exploring the city, if you are feeling unsure of where to start, any one of the staff will be only too willing to help you find the right tours and activities to suit your stay. To enjoy the spectrum of tastes that Catalonian food has to offer, a visit to the tapas bar is essential.

  • From €80 a night
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Praktik Rambla Hotel


The stunning Pratik Rambla Hotel is a boutique hotel connoisseur dream, built on a foundation of history and legend, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona. It is designed with love and ingenuity with an eclectic mix of 19th architecture, art nouveau elements and vintage fixings. If you find nothing else in Barcelona to compel you to return (which is unlikely), this hotel will most certainly capture your heart. Fully refurbished, unique bedrooms offer a vast array of comforts and beautiful views of the city. The unusual layout of the restaurant allows diners to enjoy a delectable selection of tapas and exquisite local dishes made from local produce.

  • Prices from €70 a night.
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Silken Diagonal Barcelona


Unlike some of the period hotels nestled in the historic quarters of Barcelona, the Silken Diagonal Hotel offers an experience in design in a prestigious location. Designed by a local architect it juxtaposes the light and airy with the sultry and dark, offering an otherworldly feel for the guest. The stunning bedrooms are simply decorated and allow their panorama take centre stage- where better to take in this spectacular city? The rooms are graded from exclusive, cutting edge, art and design and spacious, striking suites. Each one offers guests a totally unique experience. The Piano Restaurant blends charm and design with creative dishes, the Head Chef offers his own, personal recipes to the menu. All this together ensures that every guest enjoys a distinctive experience that cannot be compared, or indeed matched.

  • Prices from €60 a night.
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Chic and Basic Ramblas Hotel

Chic and Basic Barcelona

The hotel is inspired by Barcelona in the sixties and exudes charm and character. As the name suggests there are no frills attached but the staff are beyond helpful, the rooms are, well, chic and the food is delicious. The hotel is located right off Las Ramblas which gives visitors the opportunity to indeed ramble before slipping back for some tapas and drinks in the unique atmosphere of the hotel, including a white pool table, a reception desk made from vintage suitcases and fabulously refurbished FIAT 500. The in-house restaurant “EI 600 de la Pepi” offers home-style cooking, embracing the relishing of the simple things, with everything cooked daily from scratch by a team of talents chefs. An absolute must for anyone looking to slip completely into the vibe of Catalonia.

  • Prices from €75 a night.
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With itchy feet, an inquisitive nature and an ardent wanderlust, Emma Clair has always been a traveller at heart. Hailing from the Emerald Isle she calls a tiny coastal town near Dublin home, but has lived in a few countries including Saigon, Vietnam where she resided for over a year. She counts supping on Bloody Marys on a rooftop in Manhattan, downing Singapore slings at the Raffles Hotel, daring a paraglide on the Grand Cayman, spending an exotic Christmas in Malaysia and exploring the Angkor Wat Tomb Raider-style as her all time favourite travel moments. Although, she’ll always have a special place in her heart for the city where she makes her annual pilgrimages – Paris, her true city of lights.


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