9 Mouthwatering Foodie Hotels in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain is known for its vibrant culture, unique architecture, and artistic style. Did you also know that the city is host to an amazing culinary scene? From traditional Catalan cuisine to a plethora of Michelin Star restaurants, visitors can dine on treats as tasty and unique as the city itself. Yes, even some of the best hotels in Barcelona cater to the foodie set. Here are some of the best foodie hotels in Barcelona.
ABaC Restaurant & Hotel isn’t so much a hotel, but a Michelin Star restaurant with rooms. At the helm of the hotel’s restaurant is chef Jordi Cruz serving up fusion cuisine from a 14 or 21-course tasting menu. The hotel also boasts an 800 bottle wine cellar to pair with your meal and a trendy, futuristic style bar in the basement. The pampering continues to the five-star rooms and luxurious spa. And, if you need to be whisked around the city in style, ask about one of the Mercedes in the hotel’s fleet.
While Cram Hotel may not carry the same high price as other Barcelona hotels, it is not without its own unique atmosphere and Michelin Star restaurant. Cram was designed with a modern touch contrasting dark ceilings, floors, and furniture with bright walls and striking orange and violet features, both in public spaces and guest rooms. In the rooms, guests can set their own ambiance to welcome, fiesta, romantic, and night. But what about the food? Inside the modern haven is Angle Restaurant – created by previously mentioned chef Jordi Cruz – which features classic dishes prepared with an innovative twist. Like the hotel, the menu was set with an eye towards affordability.
Hotel Jazz may not boast an award-winning restaurant like many other hotels on this list, but it does have a few things going for it that more than appeal to foodies. First, it’s located only a few blocks from La Boqueria (a must stop on any foodie trip to Barcelona) and Plaça Catalunya. Second, the rooftop terrace and pool boasts a tapas bar with impressive center city views. And, third, the eighth floor Jazz Bar is a hot spot to waste away cool nights in.
Take a Food Tour of Barcelona
With such an expansive food scene, food tours are a great way to explore the city’s gastronomical highlights. Get Your Guide offers two tours that I highly recommend. Their Tapas and Wine Walking Tour merges three things Barcelona is most known for history, tapas, and Spanish wine as it weaves through the El Born and Gothic neighborhoods. If you prefer hands-on cooking classes, sign-up for the Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Market Tour.
Ohla Barcelona is the first of two Ohla Hotels to grace this list. The boutique hotel is located in central Barcelona in the former palace of the first Count of Barcelona. While the rooftop terrace and pool and the sculptural work by artist Frederic Amat are impressive, the real talk of the hotel is the hotel’s culinary program led by chef Romain Fornell. The flagship restaurant Caelis merges French and Catalan influences into the best haute couture cuisine in the city. Looking for lighter fare? Enjoy tapas at La Plassohla.
You read that right, this hotel is actually in a bakery. Inspired by the famous Baluard Bakery in Barceloneta, Praktik Bakery is the world’s first bakery hotel. The rooms themselves deliver minimalist comfort (with rainfall showers) and wake guests up with the smell of freshly baked bread. Enjoy the bakery’s treats for breakfast (trust me on the almond croissant) or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up during sightseeing. The hotel is conveniently located in the Eixample District.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
You can’t have a Barcelona hotel list without a beach option. The beachfront resort Hotel Arts boasts two pools, a spa, and five onsite restaurants. Of course, as this is Barcelona, one of those restaurants boasts two Michelin stars – Enoteca Paco Perez. Chef Paco Pérez focuses on fresh seafood alongside one of the more robust wine-lists in the city.
Ohla Eixample is not only centrally located in Barcelona’s historic Eixample District, it also has a, you guessed it, Michelin Star restaurant. Chef Fran Lopez brings the cuisine of nearby Terres de l’Ebre to Barcelona at Xerta Restaurant. After being open only six months, he and his team earned their first Michelin star. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s rooftop pool and terrace while relaxing with drinks at the bar and enjoying views of the city. The façade of the hotel was designed by surrealist Catalan designer Frederic Amat.
Anba Bed & Breakfast
A list of foodie hotels in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without a bed and breakfast. Anba Bed & Breakfast Deluxe in the Gothic Quarter is one of the best in town. With only six rooms and one suite, guests enjoy a boutique experience close to Barcelona’s top attractions like the Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Barceloneta, and the Ramblas. But before going out, fuel up on the breakfast buffet complete with fresh squeezed juices and locally sourced produce.
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The Cotton House Hotel
While many hotels and hotel restaurants in Barcelona pride themselves on serving up modern and Avante-Garde digs and dishes, the Cotton House Hotel focuses on classics. The building itself was once the headquarters of Barcelona’s cotton guild, with many of those historic touches kept alive (and the sheets here are super soft). This Eixample District hotel offers first-class luxuries for the modern traveler like a rooftop pool, award-winning spa, and private tailors. The real draw though is the Batuar Restaurant, playing homage to Barcelona food by serving authentic Catalan cuisine. Of note, the hotel is part of Marriott’s autograph collection.