Photo courtesy Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel
Need a little TLC? Contributor Gina Baksa takes a look at the top luxury spa hotels in Barcelona
The Catalan metropolis of Barcelona boasts a rich culture and language proudly different from the rest of mainland Spain. A coastal Mediterranean city located just southeast of the Pyrenees, Barcelona has a world-class cultural scene, a well-preserved medieval quarter, and probably one of the best football teams in the world.
From strolling the vibrant Las Ramblas to relaxing beachside at Barceloneta-enjoying the Surrealist architecture ofAntoni Gaudi along the way-Barcelona also offers visitors some of the best shopping, luxury accommodations, cuisine, and things to do in Spain.
For those who enjoy a little pampering during their travels, here are 11 of the top luxury spa hotels in Barcelona.
The Top Luxury Spa Hotels in Barcelona
Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel
One of the best luxury spa hotels in Barcelona, the 5-star Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel enjoys a central Barca location at Les Corts, within easy reach of Camp Nou, Avinguda Diagonal and Plaça d’Espanya.
After a hard day of sightseeing, we recommend a few laps in the hotel’s rooftop pool before a relaxing spa treatment at the Senator’s Senzia Barcelona Spa & Wellness Centre. Unwind in the jacuzzi, Turkish bath, or cold plunge pool, or try the thermal hot and cold water circuit.
Guest rooms are air conditioned and sound-proofed-essential in Barcelona-and are perfect for a luxury hotel Barcelona city break. For a spacious stay, book the triple room with king-size bed with additional sofa bed. The Senator’s buffet restaurant and piano bar serves a selection of Spanish and international cuisine.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona sets the bar high for stylish 5-star spa hotels in Barcelona. This luxury Barcelona property has a superb location on the upscale Passeig de Gràcia, which is resplendent with designer shops, cafes and restaurants.
The suites and rooms here look out over the hotel gardens or Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. We love the one-bed terrace suite with its outdoors space for al fresco dining. Original artwork and tactile furnishings complete the ambiance and there’s even butler service.
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Spa is one of the best luxury spas in Barcelona, offering a range of holistic treatments and therapies. Revive your mind, body, and spirit with a couple’s customized massage and facial experience or relax with acupuncture or reflexology. Enjoy Catalan cuisine in the Moments restaurant and gastro food at Blanc.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Mandarin Oriental Barcelona.
Hotel SB Diagonal Zero
Standing majestically on Plaça Llevant on the corner of the famous Las Ramblas pedestrian street with its lively cafes and shops, the Hotel SB Diagonal Zero is a 4-star Barcelona accommodation that is one of the best located hotels in central Barcelona. Situated just a short walk or taxi to the marina and Llevant Beach, as well as the Museum of Natural Sciences, all the sights of Barcelona are on your doorstep.
Imagine an indulgent 7,500 square foot spa boasting a range of body and face treatments, massage cabins, and relaxation areas-the ideal antidote to vibrant Barcelona. We also love the indoor swimming pool, bar, and lounge area on the 17th floor with panoramic views over this magical city.
For extreme luxury and convenience, choose a Jacuzzi suite with its sea views and hot tub for romantic relaxation. As you’d expect, Catalan cuisine is one of the highlights of a Barcelona city break so head to the hotel’s restaurant for Mediterranean and local cuisine.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel SB Diagonal Zero.
A cooler than cool Barcelona boutique hotel, Seventy Barcelona is one of the very best hotels in the Barcelona city centre and ticks all the boxes regarding location, funky interior design, amenities, and its fine cuisine. Located between the Passeig de Gràcia and the Gràcia district, Seventy Barcelona is surrounded by fabulous restaurants and boutiques, and within walking distance of Las Ramblas, La Pedrera and Plaça Catalunya.
Make the most of Barcelona’s Mediterranean climate with a dip in the open-air rooftop pool and relax at the solarium. All guests have free access to the spa and gym with its Turkish bath, cosy sauna, and massage cabins.
We love the triple height lounge area with its book wall and sofas, while the best accommodation here is the 2-bedroom Duplex Suite. Relax in the spacious comfort of sleek black and white styling and even a kettle for the Brits. The bar and gastro restaurant serves up a fabulous mix of Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit Seventy Barcelona for more details.
Just a 10-minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s most fashionable shopping district, the luxurious Hotel Miramar Barcelona is without doubt one of the best luxury spa hotels in Barcelona.
Indulge your senses in the Spa by L’Occitane, which uses this luxury skincare brand in all of its treatments-from facials to wraps and couples’ massages. Let your inner Wim Hof enjoy the ice fountain before a relaxing sauna or Turkish bath. There’s a jacuzzi here too, as well as a heated indoor and an outdoor pool.
Our favourite suite is the Gran Suite Mediterranean: imagine lounging on the expansive terrace enjoying panoramic view of the ocean, along with a 47-inch flatscreen and dining and relaxing spaces. Order room service or book a table at the Studio Miramar restaurant with its innovative market-to-table cuisine.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel Miramar.
Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa
The Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is a popular gay-friendly Barcelona hotel perfectly located near the Gothic Quarter, the city’s main tourist sights, and is just a short cab ride from the best beaches in Barcelona. Cocktails at the rooftop SkyBar anyone? By day guests make the most of the pool and loungers; by night it’s a cool destination bar with panoramic views over Barcelona that attracts a hip crowd.
The wellness area here is the ideal start to your day. Begin in the gym with its range of free weights and machines, followed by a detoxing sauna. Treatments include hot stone, deep tissue, aromatherapy, and a heavenly 8-hands massage. Guests can also book private Pilates lessons. Axel Hotel Barcelona restaurant Nikkei 103 has the very best in Peruvian cuisine-integrating the colour, textures, and flavours that epitomise this vibrant multicultural city.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa.
Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa
If a rooftop pool with panoramic views over Barcelona is top of your list for your Barcelona city break, then the Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa will fit the bill. Order a cocktail and relax in the loungers while the city opens up in front of you: Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the beaches and marina, and the greenspaces of the Parc de la Ciutadella.
This oasis in the centre of Barcelona offers guests a relaxing adults-only spa experience that feels like a Greek temple with its triple height day beds, revealed stone walls, and tranquil pool. Organic and vegan products are used in the treatments to soothe and invigorate body, mind and spirit. The sexy gym space again features dressed stone walls and has free weights and machines.
This former textile warehouse has beautiful premium terrace rooms with all the amenities you’d expect of a luxury spa hotel in Barcelona, including an Nespresso machine, smart TVs, and even a yoga mat. The area is renowned for its culinary offerings, but we recommend dining at the hotel with its designer bar and eclectic cocktails. Catalan and international cuisine is the order of the day in relaxed, stylish surroundings.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa.
Looking for the best luxury spa hotel in Barcelona? We give the 5-star Alma Barcelona top marks for its Zen-like interior design, charming garden, stunning accommodations-with fingerprint recognition technology-and its sublime wellness centre.
Whether you want to simply relax or detox, the sauna and steam rooms are available to all guests, as well as a massage station. Reflexology, acupuncture and Reiki are also on the holistic menu. Soothe gym-tired muscles in the swimming pool with its Japanese aesthetic and relax on the day beds.
Suite life at the Alma is best experienced in the Alma Suite. This luxurious accommodation on the top floor of the hotel boasts its own private terrace perfect for sundowners or room service while taking in the Barca cityscape. For delicious Barcelona cuisine, book a reservation at the charming al fresco Jardin del Alma restaurant and enjoy the very best Catalan gastronomy from Chef Gio Esteve.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Alma Barcelona.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower
Recommended Barcelona hotels in the new business and financial district include the snazzy Hyatt Regency located in the Barcelona Tower designed by Richard Rogers. This 107meter-high hotel is just eight minutes from Barcelona–El Prat Airport and boasts an eye-catching glass dome at the top that affords sweeping panoramic views of the city and can be hired for private events.
We suggest booking the fabulous Presidential Suite on the 26th floor, where two large outdoor terraces, a private office, two separate bedrooms, and a living area await. Your stay includes complimentary access to the adjacent Regency Cluband Metropolitan Health Club with its heated indoor pool, fitness suite, and tennis court. Dining options include the second floor Mediterranean Bouquet restaurant, and the barmen mix up a mean cocktail at the Axis bar.
For further details, visit Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower.
The One Barcelona
The perfect hotel for a romantic Barcelona city break, we love the rooftop bar at The One Barcelona. Enjoy panoramic views over this vibrant Catalan city, aperitifs in hand, before dinner downstairs at the Somni Restaurant. Exquisitely prepared and presented Mediterranean cuisine is on offer here in a stylish dining room; try the six-course tasting menu with wine pairing.
This top Barcelona spa hotel is home to the Despacio Spa at The One, with its heated plunge pool, solarium, and an authentic Finnish sauna, alongside a range of sublime bespoke body and face treatments to help you recharge and de-stress. Products used here include the IS Clinical range which is suitable for all types of skin.
Sophisticated guest room interiors boast rich fabrics and bespoke furniture, with contemporary art from Chilean artist Fernando Prats. Give yourself the complete luxury experience and stay in the Terrace Suite Sagrada Familia. You’ll find the terrace, jacuzzi, and sun loungers the perfect antidote to any stress as well as stunning views of the Sagrada Familia.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit The One Barcelona.
Sallès Hotel Pere IV
If you’re looking for a jacuzzi hotel Barcelona, then the 4-star Sallès Hotel Pere IV is the perfect choice for your Barcelona city break, and is located only three stops on the metro from the centre of this majestic Catalan city.
The Spa Salles Hotel Pere IV is brand new and offers an inviting indoor pool with cascades, a detoxifying salt cabin, sauna, and massage cabins for relaxing and revitalising treatments and therapies.
Dine at the hotel’s own Garum restaurant with a sizzling menu of Catalan and Mediterranean favourites. Then retire to your elegant Junior Suite after dinner and enjoy the top floor views across Barcelona from the terrace and a Netflix catchup before snuggling down in the king bed with luxurious linens.
For further details, visit Sallès Hotel Pere IV.
Contributor Gina Baksa writes about luxury travel. See her adventures at: https://ginabaksa.journoportfolio.com.