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Sir Victor Hotel
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|www.sirhotels.com|
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This fabulous, personality-stacked design hotel sits between Barcelona’s lively Eixample and Gràcia neighbourhoods.
Its striking façade, with balconies formed by peeled-back slits in the building fabric, is matched by pared-back concrete and bold mid-century influenced interiors.
Minimalist rooms have large bathrooms, and (some) leafy, peaceful balconies, facing residential buildings nearby.
The main steak restaurant is all leather banquettes and sizzling platters – turning into an upmarket buffet-breakfast spot each morning, with light options and fresh juices – and there’s a relaxed mezzanine library-lounge.
The slim rooftop pool, with a buzzy cocktail bar, cushioned beds and views of the rippling roof-terrace of Gaudi’s famous La Pedrera building, is an oasis amid the city hubbub, while inside there’s an industrial-feel, minimalist spa with a pool and steam room.
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