Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Previously the showroom of the Bagués-Masriera family’s jewellery workshop and dating back to 1850, there’s historic charm in abundance at Hotel Bagués. The building’s elegant Art Nouveau façade belies a rather racy interior with plenty of leather upholstery, dark wood and leopard print dotted throughout.
Set on arguably the city’s most famous street, La Rambla, you’re well placed for the sights, whilst the rooftop terrace with its inviting plunge pool offers the perfect place to retreat to at the end of a hard day’s exploring.
Set up on the rooftop, La Terraza del Bagués is open in the summer months and serves a range of cocktails and tapa, with a view.
The 31 rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with each step up offering a bit more space than the last. The décor is somewhat sultry with animal print fabrics and leather headboards along with big, comfy beds and black tile-clad bathrooms (separated from the room by glass doors). It’s worth noting that some of the cheaper options look into the internal courtyard, so can be quite dark, but its the suites that get our pick - many of which come with their own Jacuzzi tub.
If you’re here in the summer months, the rooftop plunge pool offers welcome respite from the city’s heat where you can enjoy a dip with views out over the rooftops. Back inside, there is a small fitness room along with a sauna - great if you like to keep active whilst away.
The building’s history is celebrated via a small on-site museum displaying select pieces from the family’s original jewellery collection.
This Chic Retreat couldn’t be better placed to explore with Mercado de La Boqueria a stone’s throw away and the atmospheric Gothic Quarter just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The beach is a 30-minute walk away and La Sagrada Familia more like 40-minutes - not to worry if you don’t fancy going on foot, there’s plenty of public transport nearby.