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Gallery Hotel

Gallery Hotel

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.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

Decorated in a palette of gray 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.

Location

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.

Our opinion

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.

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