Ohla Hotel: luxury designer boutique hotel in Barcelona

Ohla is one of the newest hotels in Barcelona, billing itself as an exclusive 5-star designer boutique hotel. The location is ideal: it is two blocks from Plaza Catalunya, the center of Barcelona, and only a few steps away from the enchanting Palau de la Musica Catalana, a UNESCO Heritage site. Although it is on […]

Hotel Murmuri: chic, cozy boutique hotel in Barcelona

If you are going to Barcelona and want to stay in a chic and cozy place, look into the Hotel Murmuri, a new boutique hotel whose interiors were designed by Kelly Hoppen. Located in the Eixample district, one block from the Passeig de Gracia, it is within walking distance from the Ramblas and Sagrada Familia. In […]

Axel Hotels: gay boutique hotels in Barcelona, Berlin and Buenos Aires

Axel Hotels is a unique concept in the world of boutique hotels: they target a primarily gay clientele, although the hotels are very hetero-friendly, too. Axel Hotels has three locations: Barcelona, Berlin and Buenos Aires. The design of the hotels can be described as stylish, urban chic with lots of comfortable lounges for guests and […]

ABaC Restaurant and Hotel: luxury and gourmet dining in Barcelona

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 […]

Hotel Neri in Barcelona: luxurious boutique hotel in the Gothic Quarter

Hotel Neri is an intimate luxury boutique hotel tucked away in Barcelona’s Barrio Gotico on the most hidden and atmospheric tiny square in the city, the Plaça Saint Felip Neri. You can wander around the dark, narrow alleys of this ancient quarter with eerie twists and turns and find yourself standing before a designer boutique […]

Mandarin Oriental coming to Barcelona in December 2009

The Mandarin Oriental is opening a 98-room hotel on the Passeig de Gracia, one of the main boulevards of Barcelona, close to Gaudi’s Casa Batllo. The hotel is taking reservations for dates beginning 15 December 2009. Passeig de Gracia is ideal for people who love shopping as it is home to luxury designer brands such […]

Hotel 1898 Barcelona: Old World colonial elegance on La Rambla

Hotel 1898 is named after the year in which Spain lost the Philippines and Cuba, which is not surprising given that it’s housed in the former headquarters of Compania General de Tabacos Filipinas. The company was founded in 1881 and still operates as a tobacco dealer out of Barcelona. I’m Filipina so I am interested […]