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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Design-conscious travellers on a budget delight in this centrally located hotel, which packs more sophistication than its rates might suggest.

‘Emma’ is a fictional personality – a graphic designer born and bred in the surrounding Eixample district – who epitomises the laid-back cool and slightly futuristic tastes of this jazzy bolthole.

There’s mood lighting, candy-coloured walls and attractive white modular furniture throughout; the biggest rooms, with terraces,  are up in the penthouse.

The breakfast buffet, complete with gluten-free and vegan choices, lasts until noon, so no need to get up early.

The hotel is located three minutes from the Passeig de Gracia, site of Gaudi’s Casa Battlo and the city’s most upmarket boutiques.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[0.5 miles]

Marking the culmination of his experimentation with natural forms, Gaudi’s landmark apartment building resembles a giant cliff face battered by the sea. Inside, a remarkable Gaudi-style apartment, an attic filled with architectural exhibits, and the extraordinary roof and chimneys.

Best for ages: 8+ | £25

Casa Batllo

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[0.7 miles]

The former home of the Batllo family, Gaudí’s shimmering, colour-drenched townhouse is a Modernista masterpiece.

Best for ages: 8+ | £32

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

External facade showing the intricate detail

Casa Vicens

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1.2 miles]

The first private home Gaudi designed, this bright Orientalist building only opened to the public in 2017, so it’s a relatively new addition to Barcelona’s Modernista scene – as such, its brightly-tiled and painted interior is often blissfully quiet.

Best for ages: 13+ | £12

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Inside view of The extraordinary La Palau Musica concert hall

Palace of Music

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1.7 miles]

Catalan’s gorgeous Modernista concert hall, Palau Musica, is a must-see for its extraordinary architecture. It’s now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Best for ages: 18+ | £17

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External view of the Santa Eulalia Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[2 miles]

This massive pile is Catalan Gothic at its most grandiose, full of wonders: lavishly ornate chapels, Renaissance sculpted choir stalls, and crypt of patron saint Eulalia. The cloister is especially charming.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Moco Museum Barcelona

Moco Museum Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[2.3 miles]

A privately-owned museum that specialises in contemporary art and exhibitions from famous artists such as Banksy, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Salvador Dali.

Best for ages: 13+ | £15

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Catalonia, Spain

Spain’s cultural heart has unforgettable architecture, a pioneering arts scene, creative cuisine and nightlife that buzzes till dawn.

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