If you want to combine five-star accommodations with the gastronomic delights of a two-star Michelin restaurant in Barcelona, there’s no other place to stay but the ABaC Restaurant and Hotel. The hotel is located in a 19th century building which was once the US consulate, but it has been renovated to meet the high standards of guests. From the outside you see a stunning glass pavillon surrounded by teak lattices, giving the hotel an edgy urban feel.
There are only 15 rooms and suites, all designed in a sophisticated contemporary style, with Bang & Olufsen televisions and sound systems, and Hermes body products. The suites even come equipped with iPads. The hotel has a full-service spa, complete with a thermal pool and a separate cold-water pool. In the basement, there is a white-on-white bar and lounge where you can enjoy cocktails or a nightcap.
The two-star Michelin restaurant is headed by Jordi Cruz, who replaced Xavier Pellicer in May 2010. Cruz received one star from Michelin at the L’Angle restaurant and before that, he received his first Michelin star at the age of 25 (the youngest in Spain) at the L’Estany Clar. Located in the newly constructed pavilion that leads out into the garden, the restaurant has large windows and an interior of calm white tones.
The hotel’s location at the base of Mount Tibidabo, away from the tourist hordes that plague the Ciutat Vella (Old City) and Barceloneta, is a relief for those who prefer calm surroundings. You can still reach the city centre within minutes either by taxi or metro. The metro stop for the underground Line 7 is right across the hotel on Plaça John F. Kennedy. It takes you all the way to Plaça Catalunya with stops along the way including on Passeig de Gracia.
Av. Tibidabo 1
08022 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 933 196 600