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

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill’s iconic billowing sail-shaped hotel is enticingly positioned on the tip of Barcelona’s waterfront.

The sumptuous bedrooms get progressively larger and more spectacular the higher they go, with huge floor-to-ceiling views of the Mediterranean and/or the city. Underlining the epic views, rooms are provided with a mini telescope for searching the horizon.

A modern, blinding-white Bliss Spa, gorgeous beachfront infinity pool (where you can book a massage in an outdoor cabana), and one of the city’s hottest clubs on the 26th floor, lure the international jet set looking to relax, dine and party.

Set beside Barceloneta Beach, it’s slightly removed from the city-centre sights – a 20- to 30-minute walk.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: 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

Picasso Museum Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[2 miles]

Absorbing collection of early and late works by Picasso, in a beautiful Gothic palace. The collection includes Picasso’s 58 paintings inspired by Velazquez’s Las Meninas.

Best for ages: 18+ | £11

Miro Foundation

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[2.5 miles]

Luminous museum of modern and contemporary art, housing the world’s top collection of works by Joan Miro. Set in a striking rationalist-style building, designed by Josep Lluis Sert.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10

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

Children looking at fish from the Underwater tunnel

Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1 miles]

Barcelona’s aquarium, one of Europe’s biggest, has 11,000 sea creatures, plenty of sharks and an underwater tunnel.

Best for ages: Any | £20

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Beautiful gold and red long boat housed in a large warehouse room

Maritime Museum

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1.4 miles]

Barcelona’s seafaring past comes to life in this venue set in the city’s 14th-century shipyards, starring a life-size model of Don Juan’s flagship at Lepanto.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5

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Front facade of the church

Church of Santa Maria del Mar

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[1.8 miles]

Barcelona’s Gothic jewel was built in the 14th century by the sea-faring community in only 50 years – hence its rare stylistic harmony. During the Spanish Civil War, its accumulated Baroque decorations burned, leaving behind the bare bones of its sublime interior.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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External view of the Santa Eulalia Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain[2.1 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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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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