Hipmunk City Love – 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. Here are some of the best foodie hotels in Barcelona.
A Restaurant with Rooms
ABaC Restaurant & Hotel isn’t so much as 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 whisked around the city in style, ask about one of the Mercedes in the hotel’s fleet.
The first things visitors of Hotel Palace notice is the elegant lobby. The 1920’s hotel was renovated in 2009 to replicate an era of times past. The designer managed to create an ambiance that is unpretentious, laid back, and elegant all at once. The rooms are also designed for your comfort. Each includes a fireplace, flat screen TV, and memory foam bed. Did I mention that the hotel also houses a Michelin Star restaurant? Led by Chef Romain Fornell, Caelis merges French and Catalan influences into the best haute couture cuisine in the city.
Affordable Contemporary Design
While Cram Hotel may not carry the same high price as other hotels on this list, 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. Light also brings life to the space. In the rooms, guests can set their own ambience to welcome, fiesta, romantic, and night. But what about the food? Inside the modern haven is Ànemos Restaurant which features traditional dishes prepared with an innovative twist.
Chic Meets Historic
Ohla Hotel is not only centrally located in Barcelona’s historic Eixample District, it also has a, you guessed it, Michelin Star restaurant. Chef Xavier Franco serves tradition Catalan cuisine at Sauc Restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s rooftop terrace and pool 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.
Bed and Breakfast at Its Best
A list of foodie driven hotels wouldn’t be complete without a bed and breakfast. Anba Bed & Breakfast Deluxe 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, Gothic Quarter, 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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This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series.