Set in a historic building in central Barcelona, the Grand Hotel Central is a sophisticated option boasting elegant decor, comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace that offers an unmatched panorama of Barcelona.
Located in Barcelona’s elegant Eixample district, the Gallery Hotel is a comfortable contemporary property that offers excellent service. The friendly staff look to connect with each guest, offering personal attention and good local advice.
The simplicity of the hotel’s 110 rooms evokes a sense of calm with predominantly muted tones but a splash of vibrancy in bright pillows and wallpaper. Rooms in the Superior category and above include a pillow menu, as well as Nespresso machines, automatic late checkout, and ‘Wi-Fi to go’ smart-devices to aid your exploration of the city.
On the roof, there is a terrace bar which also features a small raised pool with views over the surrounding rooftops. The hotel also has a gym and sauna.
Downstairs, breakfast is served in the restaurant which also offers an à la carte lunch and dinner menu of seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. In summer the restaurant opens onto an outdoor patio with a retractable roof and is a particularly pleasant spot to relax. Twice a month the hotel also hosts a flea market in their gallery space next door.
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Decorated in a palette of grey and white, and bathed in natural light from the large windows, the 110 rooms at the Gallery Hotel are contemporary in style with a touch of vibrancy added through accent wallpaper and pillows in shades of pink, green or blue. All rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi as standard, with rooms in the Superior category and above boasting additional features such as a pillow menu, Nespresso machines and a complimentary Wi-Fi enabled smart device that you can take with you to help you navigate the city. In the suites, guests can enjoy complimentary cognac and whiskey.
The hotel is right in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample district, just steps away from the central Passeig de Gràcia. In less than ten minutes you can walk to Gaudi’s Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, and in about 20 minutes you can reach his still-unfinished Sagrada Familia. The Plaça de Catalunya and the beginning of the Gothic Quarter is also around a 20-minute walk away.
Food and drink
An informal menu of international dishes is served in the snack bar by the pool on the hotel’s roof terrace. For more formal dining, the El Café del Gallery restaurant on the ground floor, where breakfast is served, offers a menu of sharing plates as well as a range of traditional Mediterranean dishes, including options for vegetarians. In nice weather the restaurant opens out onto the patio which connects to a public small garden.
Facilities and activities
The rooftop pool is open year-round, allowing guests to take in views of Barcelona while enjoying a cocktail from the terrace bar. There is also a gym and sauna on the top floor. For additional relaxation, in-room massages with targeted treatments such as aromatherapy or reflexology can be arranged.
We love the friendly service and welcoming atmosphere on offer at the Gallery Hotel and find it to be a great base for exploring the city.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Surrounded by Modernist architecture in the vibrant Eixample district, H10 Casa Mimosa provides a stylish base for exploring Barcelona. This chic boutique hotel has a large central courtyard and plunge pool and offers views to Gaudí’s Casa Milà.
Vintage styling, comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi make the H10 Montcada a worthy option, but its convenient location in the heart of Barcelona is the real draw.
Set in a handsome colonial building just off La Rambla, the Hotel 1898 is a luxurious boutique property with a panoramic roof terrace and pool along with a relaxing spa.
Ideally located in the heart of Barcelona, the Hotel Colón offers comfortably modern rooms, a relaxing rooftop spa terrace, unrivalled views of the city’s central cathedral and easy access to all the main sights.
A historic boutique hotel offering chic contemporary decor and an intimate roof terrace, the small Hotel Neri is conveniently located yet offers a sense of peace and tranquillity away from the city crowds.
An elegant hotel in the heart of Barcelona’s fashionable Eixample district, the Majestic Hotel & Spa offers historic grandeur as well as all modern comforts. Service is impeccable and the rooftop terrace and pool are among the best in the city.
Incorporated into Barcelona’s ancient Roman walls, the Mercer Hotel employs a clever blend of original architecture and modern comfort and style. Its convenient location in the heart of the Gothic Quarter means many of Barcelona's attractions are within easy walking distance.
In the heart of one of Barcelona’s most vibrant districts, Ohla Eixample offers chic, modern rooms alongside Michelin-starred dining, a glorious roof terrace and pool, and a convenient location for exploring the city.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Take off on two wheels and explore Barcelona by bicycle with the help of a local guide. You’ll discover the waterfront area of Barceloneta, ride along the winding narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and visit some of the city’s main sights.
Journeying around the Penedès wine region, you’ll discover the home of cava, Spain’s sparkling wine, on this full-day guided tour. Learn about its history and production, and tour the Codorníu estate, before continuing on to Montserrat to see the basilica, one of Spain’s major pilgrimage sites.
This full-day private tour from Barcelona takes you to Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown and the site of his surreal museum, as well as the historic city of Girona, with its Romanesque and Gothic buildings and Baroque cathedral.
The architecture and influence of legendary Modernist Antoni Gaudí are revealed on this guided half-day tour of Barcelona. You’ll visit three of his most renowned projects, rippling Casa Milà, his greenspace Park Güell and the Sagrada Família.
Learn to cook a traditional Spanish paella in Barcelona on this half-day course, which includes a visit to a local market. You’ll find out how to choose the best ingredients before putting them together in an engaging, hands-on day of activity.