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Barcelona features numerous exciting neighbourhoods to explore, including the famous Las Ramblas. Contributor Maureen Littlejohn shares this list of the best luxury Barcelona hotels in Las Ramblas
Visit Barcelona and the first place you’ll head will likely be Las Ramblas. Along the vibrant pedestrian avenue, live performances, artists, cafés, and unique shops delight visitors. A signature Barcelona landmark, the large boulevard runs through the heart of the city and is home to some of the top luxury hotels and best shopping in Barcelona.
Famous painter Joan Miró created part of the streetscape – look down and you might just find yourself walking over the colourful tile mosaic near the Liceu Theatre and the Liceu metro. Shop La Boqueria Food Market, stop at a café for tapas and a jug of sangria, and watch the world go by before heading to one of the top luxury Barcelona hotels in Las Ramblas.
Top Luxury Barcelona Hotels in Las Ramblas
Hotel Continental Barcelona
Close to Plaça de Catalunya, the Hotel Continental Barcelona is an all-inclusive Barcelona accommodation in Las Ramblas. Art and architecture buffs will appreciate that it is near Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Família church and 5 km from the colorful mosaics at Park Güell.
Guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus safes and iPod docks. Upgrades include microwaves and/or balconies with street views.
Savory and sweet items can be found in the 24-hour buffet restaurant and there is a lounge and a business center. Parking is available for a fee, and pets are welcome.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Hotel Continental Barcelona.
Ramblas Hotel Barcelona
At the Ramblas Hotel Barcelona, guests can choose a single, double, or a double room with a terrace, and enjoy one of the liveliest sections of the city. Gastronomy and nightlife sizzle all around the hotel.
From this luxury Barcelona hotel, it is easy to access the Gothic Quarter, the Port of Barcelona, and Paseo de Gracia. The Cathedral of Barcelona, built between the 12th and 15th centuries, is a 10-minute walk away and the Port Vell waterfront harbor is only 500 meters.
Free internet connections, a welcoming bar-cafeteria with a modernist décor, and an airy terrace are just a few of the amenities at this well-located hotel.
For further details visit Ramblas Hotel Barcelona.
This refined establishment is one of the top luxury Barcelona hotels in Las Ramblas. Located opposite Plaça del Teatre, Eurostars Ramblas occupies two historical buildings where the medieval wall of Barcelona used to stand.
This modern boutique hotel is located in the heart of Las Ramblas and is a great base for exploring popular things to do in Barcelona. The property is a 2-minute walk from the Drassanes subway station and a 13-minute walk from the Picasso Museum.
Rooms are modern, minimalist, and soundproof. They feature Wi-Fi and satellite TV, plus minibars and desks. If you like to crowd watch, some rooms have balconies over the famous promenade. Room service is available for a fee and a free breakfast buffet is served in a sleek dining room.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Eurostars Ramblas.
Hotel Praktik Rambla
A sophisticated townhouse hotel with a Gothic façade, Hotel Praktik Rambla is one of the luxury Barcelona hotels in Las Ramblas that retains original features, including mosaic floors and molded ceilings. The Passeig de Gràcia metro station is a block away and Gaudi’s Casa Batlló modernist museum is a five-minute walk.
Bright guest rooms that blend traditional and modern designs offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning. Some have mosaic floors and/or floor-to-ceiling windows.
Relax in the lounge or soak up the sun on the terrace with a modernist fountain, comfy chairs, and sofas. Breakfast and bike rentals are available for a surcharge.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Hotel Praktik Rambla.
Hotel Arc La Rambla
Set on the lively, tree-lined promenade, Hotel Arc La Rambla is 3 km from the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and 2 km from Museu Picasso. Guest rooms and suites are sleek, modern, and come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded units have balconies and/or pull-out sofas, and one bi-level suite has a living room.
Continental breakfast is available in a sophisticated dining room. There’s also a sun terrace with loungers and use of a nearby gym for a fee.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Hotel Arc La Rambla.
Hotel Exe Ramblas Boqueria
Overlooking Las Ramblas, Hotel Exe Ramblas Boqueria is a two-minute walk from a metro station and 3.2 km from the Sagrada Família. Since it is adjacent to La Boqueria Food Market, there is a banquet of local food options right at your doorstep.
Once a 19th century palace, this top luxury Las Ramblas luxury hotel has a modern, minimalist décor and is bursting with Mediterranean color. Straightforward, soundproofed rooms with wooden floors offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs, and desks.
If you want outdoor access, some rooms have balconies with views of Las Ramblas or the market. Room service is available for a fee and the breakfast buffet is complimentary.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Hotel Exe Ramblas Boqueria.
Hotel SERHS Rivoli Rambla
A 3-minute walk from Catalunya metro station, the upscale Hotel SERHS Rivoli Rambla is housed in an impressive neoclassical building. Plaça de Catalunya square is a five-minute walk away and the Picasso Museum a mere 13-minutes.
Refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and elegant marble bathrooms. If you are looking for a larger space, the suites have separate living areas and balconies. Room service is available for a fee.
The Mediterranean restaurant offers local dishes and there’s live piano music in the cocktail bar. Other amenities include a rooftop garden terrace, an exercise room, and a sauna. Massage treatments are available by appointment.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further detail visit Hotel SERHS Rivoli Rambla.
Oriente Atiram Hotel Barcelona
Housed in an ornate 19th century building featuring a marble entrance hall, the opulent and sleek Oriente Atiram Hotel Barcelona overlooks the vibrant Las Ramblas promenade. It’s a 3-minute walk from Liceu metro station, and an 11-minute walk from the Picasso Museum.
The casual rooms have wood floors and offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have soundproof windows and balconies with city views. Upgraded rooms add complimentary minibars.
For a fee, there’s a breakfast buffet set in a former 17th century cloister with a pyramid-shaped glass roof. There’s also a bar, a terrace, and a cafe.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Oriente Atiram Hotel Barcelona.
Royal Ramblas Hotel
The upscale, contemporary Royal Ramblas Hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Catalunya metro station and a 5-minute walk from buzzy Plaça de Catalunya. With a variety of room choices, this is a great luxury Barcelona hotel in Las Ramblas for families and groups.
The sleek, modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, soundproof windows, and minibars, and some have views of the bustling boulevard below. Upgraded rooms add tea and coffeemaking facilities, and suites offer wood floors and sitting areas. Family rooms include pull-out sofas and children’s welcome gifts. Room service is also available.
A casual, street-facing restaurant allows you to look out at the action through floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include a trendy cafe and lounge. Parking is available for a fee.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details visit Royal Ramblas Hotel.
Contributor Maureen Littlejohn is a Toronto-based travel writer and editor whose curiosity about food, culture and creativity has fueled adventures in the four corners of the world.