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Where to stay in Barcelona

Barcelona hotels

Barcelona is the perfect blend of city break and beach escape. Enjoy lazy days by the water, discover the stunning Gothic architecture and marvel at the unique Gaudi buildings, or spend the days getting lost down a labyrinth of winding streets as you stop for tapas, sangria and ice cream – the choice is yours.

Barcelona is loved by travellers the world over. Families love the amount of attractions in the area, party animals live for the nightlife here and couples revel in the romantic charm that is unique to Barcelona. So, whoever you have in your squad and whatever your travel plans include – one thing is for sure – you’ll never forget a holiday to beautiful Barcelona.

Where to stay in Barcelona...

...for families | ...for couples | ...for nightlife | ...for shopping | ...for the beach | ...for a quiet holiday

Where to stay in Barcelona for families

Whether you’re an adventurous family looking for your next thrill, a family full of little explorers or one that likes to soak up the sun while enjoying the peace and quiet of a new book, Barcelona is sure to impress even the stroppiest of teenagers. Beach bums will love the choice of golden sands whilst the shopaholic teens will be blown away by Barcelona’s shopping district. There are plenty of gardens, parks and fountains to explore too, where little ones can run free and older ones can take in the Gothic beauty of Barcelona with an ice-cold drink. It's the perfect destination for a family holiday to remember. Take a look at three of our favourite family-friendly hotels below:

Where to stay in Barcelona for couples

Barcelona has a unique Gothic beauty to it, with baroque influences at every turn, art on every corner and romantic cobbled pathways that wind through the city. If you’re looking to whisk your partner away to somewhere beautiful for a couples holiday, this is it. Enjoy wandering around the countless museums, taking a stroll through the marina or exploring the famous La Boqueria food market. Oh, did we mention the tapas? Barcelona is full to the brim with superb restaurants – perfect for a spot of sangria and tapas. Here are three of our best-selling hotels for couples below.

Jetting off to Barcelona for a short break? Take a look at how we spent three days in this beautiful city here!

Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife

Varied, diverse and designed to suit you, a night out in Barcelona can be anything you want it to be. From cosy backstreet tavernas to chic beachfront bars and super-trendy clubs, Barcelona is a melting pot of every kind of nightlife imaginable and has travellers old and young flocking to its streets, night after night. If you’re looking for a night out that you’ll never forget, stay in either the Gothic Quarter or Eixample – right in the heart of the action and stumbling distance back to your hotel. Here is a selection of our favourites.

Where to stay in Barcelona for shopping

Retail therapy. A well known cure for pretty much anything – and what better place to shop ‘till you drop than Barcelona? You’ll find everything here from H&M to Gucci; small boutiques to Prada. Port del Angel is the street to go for all things high street – think Zara, Pull & Bear and Mango, while Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s famous designer street. Because who needs Gaudi when you have Gucci? Take a look at three of our top hotels that are close enough to drop those bags off before you head for lunch.

Where to stay in Barcelona for the beach

The only thing better than a city break with a side of beach is a beach break with a side of city. Waking up every morning to views of the sea and enjoying breakfast on the promenade before setting off to explore the bustling city. Not to mention, once you’ve finished exploring, you can head back to the golden sands for an hour of relaxing before popping back to your hotel to get ready for the night. Here are a few of our top beachy properties just steps from the beach.

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