17 Top and Premium Terraces in Barcelona – Cocktails in Heaven!

Summer time allows us to enjoy one of the most exclusive attractions of Barcelona´s nightlife. You can consider it as your first step to welcome the night.

Most of the exclusive hotels in Gaudi´s city has opened their doors inviting you to discover their selected terraces and give you a step up to touch the sky. Mostly you can enjoy them from May to October and discover beautiful people around, live music and an exclusive atmosphere. Welcome to this cosmopolitan city where nationalities gets together to discover the pleasure by the Mediterranean sea. From the top of the mountain to the Mediterranean sea we will suggest the top terraces you cannot miss while summer is here:

THE SERRAS – LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL

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Barcelona needs more and more of this unique, “petit”, comfortable, luxury and premium hotels. Overlooking to the Yacht port of Barcelona “Port Vell”…all the way premium! Delicious cocktails with the best Dj lounge music for a delightful evening…

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1881 – SAGARDI TERRACE

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Welcome to one of the most casual and exquisite terrace from this traditional Mediterranean restaurant boasting a unique and privileged view of the Barcelona skyline.Located in upper levels of the Museum of History of Catalonia, a building that was built following the English style found in ports around the world, where history and culture bring together countries and people. Flavors, aromas  and fantastic views are ready for you.

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GRAN HOTEL CENTRAL

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Simply spectacular! Desing & Comfort make a statement on the experience to discover this terrace  with the marvelous infinity pool. Choose your cocktail and wait for the sun-set you will not regret it!

HOTEL W BARCELONA – WET DECK

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This is not a top roof terrace where you can touch the sky but definitely is the closest concept of being in Paradise while you are in Barcelona. Live the most cosmopolitan atmosphere in one of the premium hotels by the Mediterranean sea.

HOTEL ARTS  AROLA – ENOTECA & MARINA TERRACES

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Three stylish terraces combined perfectly to celebrate outstanding outdoors. Marina, Arola & Enoteca are ready to offer you selected cocktails, inventive tapas or fine dining. It is totally up you. Enjoy!

HOTEL DUQUESA DE CARDONA

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Views, views, views…  This 19th-century´s building host an impressive terrace with panoramic city views including a pool and a bar. Probably the best way how to end a walking tour by the Gothic Quarter
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GRAN HOTEL LA FLORIDA

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Welcome to the top of the mountain! From here we begin our trip down discovering the most beautiful views from terraces like  the Bar Miramar . This is an ideal spot to enjoy refreshing cocktails perfectly combined with awesome views of Barcelona.

HOTEL CASA FUSTER – THE BLUE VIEW (By the Bombay Saphire)

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Glamour is the perfect word to describe the feeling if you enjoy a cocktail in this spectacular terrace. With an over view to Passeig de Gracia Avenue it gives you an impressive perspective to the city.We invite you to live the dream in reality welcoming you to one of the pleasures of this Mediterranean city.

HOTEL CLARIS

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Clearly Hotel Claris is the founder of this tradition to discover these premium terraces. DJ music sessions, maybe some Bossa Nova… it does not matter when your mission is to delight yourself with the pleasure of being in heaven!

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

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Welcome to the culture of luxury, welcome to relaxation. A contemporary design hotel gives itself to the city to teach a lesson of taste and well-being.

HOTEL MAJESTIC

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Leisure & Relaxation, this is how we can define this spectacular terrace. An explosion of design represented by a spectacular Mural Work  by  Philip Stanton that surrounds the swimming pool. An urban oasis offering great music to discover the roofs of Barcelona.

HOTEL CONDES ALAIRE TERRACE 

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Exceptional views to La Pedrera and the La Sagrada Familia. Very appropiate to go with your friends in a trendy atmosphere and start the night to discover the highlights of the nightlife in style

AXEL HOTEL

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Welcome to the Sky Bar. This terrace define trendiness in the Gaudi´s city. This Hetero-Friendly hotel gives you the opportunity to discover the glamour of enjoying a cocktail during the day or night with spectacular views to Barcelona.


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HOTEL PULITZER – VISIT UP TERRACE

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A very cool atmosphere  close to the Catalunya Square (Plaça Catalunya). It is clearly an oasis in the middle of the city.

HOTEL OHLA CHILL-OUT TERRACE

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Enjoy an outstanding over-view to the city. Be delighted to experience the sun-set with your friends with your favorite cocktail. Experience one of the newest terraces of Barcelona. Lack of relationship with Social Media.

HOTEL 1898 – LA ISABELA TERRACE

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It is a casual trendy terrace by Las Ramblas, cosmopolitan atmosphere. A 360º over-view from the old city make this place a perfect spot to eat out.

HOTEL BAGUÉS

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The Hotel Bagués terrace bar offers an exquisite selection of cocktails looking at the old city. Discover another premium location steps away from Las Ramblas.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover the city and  the most stylish menu of premium terraces just for you.

Experience Barcelona, Always in a premium way! (THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW)

TRIPADVISOR versus BOOKING – TOP10 FIVE STARS HOTELS IN BARCELONA

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Welcome to the most exquisite selection of five stars hotels in Barcelona. We wanted to show you the reality of who is who in Gaudi´s city when we talk about luxury in hospitality.

The idea was to confront two well known platforms taking the information from the ranking of Booking.com and  Tripadvisor.

We wanted to know if in reality Tripadvisor, with an increasing amount of people spontaneously posting comments,  could work as a bar measurement to trust their evaluation.

Why?

Because there is a select group of people who in fact can use all the facilities of a 5 stars hotel and the most reliable easy tool is booking.com since the guests has to stay overnight to leave a comment about the hotel in question.

Surprisingly, the results from Tripadvisor was not that different from Booking.com

We would like to invite you to discover our TOP10 5* hotels from Tripadvisor & Booking.com 

 

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Congratulations to Mercer Hotel Barcelona, we cannot agree more on this 1º place, well deserved. The uniqueness, detail oriented, and historic ambiance,  playing with the finest materials that earth can give us. This is one of the best examples of what luxury means in the hospitality business and of course, it does not refer just to money so still this luxury hotel is not for everyone.

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Notes:

When we translate the values of Tripadvisor into a scale from 1 to 10,  Mercer Hotel got a 9,98 and this is why we gave them a 10, to make a difference between Alma Hotel & Mercer Hotel.

You cannot book Mandarin Oriental Barcelona via booking.com therefore we could not get any info

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So, who are they?

MERCER HOTEL BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 1º Place with 464 comments
Position in Booking: 1º Place with 184 comments

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ALMA HOTEL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 2º Place with 966 commennts
Position in Booking: 4º Place with 226 comments
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EL PALACE HOTEL BARCELONA 5* GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 3º Place with 910 comments
Position in Booking: 2º Place with 664 comments
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HOTEL DO PLAÇA REIAL GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 4º Place with 304 comments
Position in Booking: 3º Place with 174 comments

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ABaC RESTAURANT AND HOTEL 5* GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 5º Place with 244 comments
Position in Booking: 14º Place with 35 comments
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GRAN HOTEL CENTRAL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 6º Place with 307 comments
Position in Booking: 8º Place with 462 comments

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MAJESTIC HOTEL AND SPA BARCELONA GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 7º Place with 855 comments
Position in Booking: 6º Place with 689 comments
(PS: What about change the profile picture for your logo and the cover picture definitely for something more appropriate to a 5*GL)
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OHLA HOTEL BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 8º Place with 773 comments
Position in Booking: 5º Place with 685 comments
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 9º Place with 530 comments
Position in Booking: N/A
MANDARIN SUITETERRACE

HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 10º Place with 2340 comments
Position in Booking: 7º Place with 451 comments
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So here you have them, the Top10 5*hotels in Barcelona. Once again, welcome to our city. Have a fantastic journey and stay, always in a premium way!

 

Comments:

To get those Top 10 5* Hotels in Barcelona we have discarded 25 4* hotels 6 hotels are part of the Top 10. Therefore we are going to offer the list of the Top 10 hotels of Barcelona  on the next post including 5* & 4* hotels.

The analysis was taken when there were 516 hoteles registered on Tripadvisor.

In the near future this evaluation might change – We actually hope to see it!

We have to mention HOTEL CASA FUSTER GL & HOTEL BAGUÉS as part of the Top10 5* hotels from Booking.com.

Finally, a special mention to EL PALAUET because it is part of the 5* classification in booking.com but  in Tripadvisor is part of Specialty Lodging.

 

 

12 PREMIUM & LUXURY LEISURE APARTMENTS IN BARCELONA | Spring – Autumn 2014

The brand ”Barcelona” is probably one of the best examples of City Branding. From Nepal to the Chilean Patagonia, Barcelona is one of the most well known cities in the world. Thanks to its Soccer team, Picasso, Gaudí, The Sagrada Familia, The Olympic Games and many other concepts have brought popularity to this amazing city.

Years ago, few companies started to grow the concept of luxury apartments in Barcelona. Their idea was to create private premium places for unique people. More privacy to let them feel like at home or at least with same or better services than a 5* Grand Luxe Hotel could provide.  Nowadays, some of those companies have growed successfully in the city where others just took the name “Luxury” with the excuse to over-charge your stay. That is why We will give you a selected list that you can trust to choose for Luxury & Premium apartments in Gaudi´s home place.

Choosing the option of a premium apartment gives you possibilities to enjoy privacy whilst maintaining a concept of family or friends gathered for a special purpose or to share a common space between co-workers visiting one of the many international fairs Barcelona has to offer.

There are few renowned companies that can offer you a great premium option for your stay. Let us highlight them for you:

PURE LUXURY 

  • EL PALAUET  (Luxury)                                                    Location

Located in Eixample, at one of the premium  shopping avenues in the city, Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Brands like Hermès, Chanel, Burberry´s, Luis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana will welcome you to Barcelona. It is one of the most exclusive buildings with the most unique service in town. Design, Elegance, personal Service & Premium Location. @el_palauet – Facebook 

Ritz-Carlton is offering the most premium residence product by means of 28 luxury apartments up to 400sqm/4003sqf of exceptional and high-end decoration and service. With the most superb view to Barcelona and the Mediterranean sea. Now, if you want to add comfort and relax for the next step of luxury, there are exclusive services offered by Six Senses Spas, considered one of the best companies in the world with an extensive selection of exquisite beauty treatment and massages. @HotelArtsBcn – Facebook

They opened at the end of 2010, by Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Part of the luxury Majestic Hotel Group you have the confidence of getting the best of the best in hospitality. @hotelmajestic –Facebook

 

Located by the Rambla de Catalunya street ( not to be confused with Las Ramblas further down) Their focus on design is a concept of taste and uniqueness. They are part of Majestic Hotel Group which stands for luxury & quality. @hotelmajestic

LUXURY – PREMIUM 

Are you modern, romantic, elegant or Chic? What about a company taking care of all the details you need during your stay? It is mandatory to mention these apartments because they have a complete personalized service offered across Barcelona. Its exclusive apartments are located at strategic points of the city delivering a tasteful diversity combined with a sublime standards of service. Definitely Très sexy, très hip, très chic!  @ChicRoomBCN – Facebook

A group of entrepreneurs, all of them with an international background makes Home Around the perfect company to fit your needs regarding style, exclusivity & design. They are expert in creating an international network of Villas & Apartments in the most important cities around the globe so you can visit selected places like Bali, Phuket or Rio de Janeiro under the concept of Home Around. They offer you 3 collections SILVER, GOLD & PLATINUM Apartments… the decision is yours and I am sure you will never regret about it! @homearound – Facebook

This is a special mention about a company that is coming strong in the luxury business related to short term properties. Their base is Barcelona but, if you check their website you will find exclusive options in Spain & Portugal. If you want to BuySaleRent long term or rent short term, It will be worth to check their appealing website and judge by yourself. @LucasFoxBcn – Facebook

 

  • YOU STYLISH (Luxury – Premium)                               

A full personalized service from the moment you contact them. A car waiting for you at the airport and everything you may need during your stay like a Chef or a private tour. You can choose from a variety of apartments around the town in any of the districts that I have mentioned previously. For a single guests, a couple, family or a group of friends, they have it all. You decide how you want to enjoy pleasure in this cosmopolitan city. @YouStylish – Facebook

  • DESTINATIONBCN (Luxury – Premium)                                   

Barcelona Penthouse

They offer unique apartments, penthouses with personality, superb accommodations with terraces to enjoy exclusively for your stay in Barcelona. Definitely you will find style, luxury, design and a great location. The perfect place to enjoy Gaudi´s city. @destinationbcn – Facebook – Pinterest

  • SUITES AVENUE  (Luxury – Premium)                                        Location

Also located at this well-known avenue,  just under Hugo Boss Store. A building designed by Toyo Ito. A great option for business women and men or couples. Part of Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels –Facebook

Three different premium options (Splendom SuitesGrandom Suites & Splendom Residence) gives to Barcelona the possibility of having a great stay for business or leisure. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Located in the center of Barcelona by the Eixample district with an easy access to all the venues, fairs, shops and restaurants in the city. They have inagurated a new building in Madrid with a lot of success. One of the nicest touch of their services are the Molton Brown amenities @SplendomSuites – Facebook 

We would recommend these apartments for couples or singles. Very well decorated, spectacular designed walls and ceilings. Also part of one of the most recognised hotel groups in Barcelona, Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels – Facebook

If you visit Barcelona for business or leisure the top 4 areas where you can rent premium property are:

  • EIXAMPLE ( Including St. Gervasi)  The heart of the city with easy access to all important places; all kinds of transportation through this district with easy access to the best shopping, museums, landmarks and restaurants in Barcelona. Paseo de Gracia Avenue and Gaudí´s creations like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló will be your glamorous neighbours to enjoy this city.
  • GOTHIC & EL BORN: Both districts are a big draw because they belong to the old town of Barcelona. Districts mainly composed of pedestrian streets, very narrow and where we can see that eclecticism of Barcelona. The  Picasso  Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, Santa María del Mar Church are some of the most photographed places in this part of town. An infinite variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy both the night and day. (10-15 minutes walking distance to downtown)
  • BARCELONETA: This district is for the tourist that wants to be near the sea. A district that began its official creation in 1793. Its main avenue called Joan de Borbó receives many pedestrians who want to enjoy paella or traditional Catalan food. From here you can enjoy the promenade looking at the mediterranean, which offers a number of restaurants, lounge bars, discotheques and of course the beach. (20 minutes walking distance to down-town)
  • DIAGONAL MAR: It is the district that is most far from down-town and is the newest thing that Barcelona has to offer. Very wide avenues, a wide variety of  4* & 5* hotels, a shopping center, parks and the Barcelona beach. Modern buildings of considerable height definitely the area where you can  find quality penthouse apartments  to enjoy great views. (15-20 minutes public transportation or taxi)

DON´T DO IT…

  1. Even though Las Ramblas is a great highlight and a beautiful pedestrian street to join during the day, as a premium traveller never rent an apartment close to Las Ramblas  because during the day is one thing and by night it is better not to walk around. Specially if you have other unique options.  As I mentioned before from Catalunya Square and up you may consider La Rambla de Catalunya street which sounds very similar but is a huge difference.
  2. Since there are so many offers consider to book with one of the companies that have comments available from previous guests.
  3. Never pay the 100% of the total reservation in advance. A trustful company will never ask over the 40%. Some times depending of the amount of days or value of the property you might be asked to pay up to the 50% prior to arrival.
  4. Try to pay with Visa or Master card because some companies apply an extra charge if you pay with American Express.
  5. Never accept a change of conditions or a promise of a specific service without an e-mail or written paper.
  6. Regulary, Barcelona does not open its stores on Sunday so don´t leave your shopping for the last day. You never know how busy you will be. ( There is a small change in downtown. Some stores will open from 11:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs until September)
Your mission from now is to enjoy Barcelona because there are so many things to do that I am sure you will comeback again.
I truly believe with this you have the best options to stay in Barcelona. From now, you will be able to read more premium subjects about this amazing city and if you have any doubt or topic you want me to write about so don´t hesitate to let me know. Welcome to Barcelona!

12 Luxury and Premium Apartments for short stay in Barcelona… SUMMER 2012

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The brand “Barcelona” is probably one of the best examples of City Branding. From Nepal to the Chilean Patagonia, Barcelona is one of the most well known cities in the world. Thanks to its Soccer team, Picasso, Gaudí, The Sagrada Familia, The Olympic Games and many other concepts have brought popularity to this amazing city.

Years ago, few companies started to grow the concept of luxury apartments in Barcelona. Their idea was to create private premium places for unique people. More privacy to let them feel like at home or at least with same or better services than a 5* Grand Luxe Hotel could provide.  Nowadays, some of those companies have growed successfully in the city where others just took the name “Luxury” with the excuse to over-charge your stay. That is why We will give you a selected list that you can trust to choose for Luxury & Premium apartments in Gaudi´s home place.

Choosing the option of a premium apartment gives you possibilities to enjoy privacy whilst maintaining a concept of family or friends gathered for a special purpose or to share a common space between co-workers visiting one of the many international fairs Barcelona has to offer.

There are few renowned companies that can offer you a great premium option for your stay. Let us highlight them for you:

  • EL PALAUET  (Luxury)                                                    Location

Located in Eixample, at one of the premium  shopping avenues in the city, Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Brands like Hermès, Chanel, Burberry´s, Luis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana will welcome you to Barcelona. It is one of the most exclusive buildings with the most unique service in town. Design, Elegance, personal Service & Premium Location. @el_palauetFacebook 

Ritz-Carlton is offering the most premium residence product by means of 28 luxury apartments up to 400sqm/4003sqf of exceptional and high-end decoration and service. With the most superb view to Barcelona and the Mediterranean sea. Now, if you want to add comfort and relax for the next step of luxury, there are exclusive services offered by Six Senses Spas, considered one of the best companies in the world with an extensive selection of exquisite beauty treatment and massages. @HotelArtsBcn – Facebook

They opened at the end of 2010, by Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Part of the luxury Majestic Hotel Group you have the confidence of getting the best of the best in hospitality. @hotelmajestic

Located by the Rambla de Catalunya street ( not to be confused with Las Ramblas further down) Their focus on design is a concept of taste and uniqueness. They are part of Majestic Hotel Group which stands for luxury & quality. @hotelmajestic

  • YOU STYLISH (Luxury – Premium)                               

This is my best recommendation if you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Barcelona. A full personalized service from the moment you contact them. A car waiting for you at the airport and everything you may need during your stay like a Chef or a private tour. You can choose from a variety of apartments around the town in any of the districts that I have mentioned previously. For a single guests, a couple, family or a group of friends, they have it all. You decide how you want to enjoy pleasure in this cosmopolitan city. @YouStylish – Facebook

  • SUITES AVENUE  (Luxury – Premium)                                        Location

Also located at this well-known avenue,  just under Hugo Boss Store. A building designed by Toyo Ito. A great option for business women and men or couples. Part of Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels

A group of entrepreneurs, all of them with an international background makes Home Around the perfect company to fit your needs regarding style, exclusivity & design. They are expert in creating an international network of Villas & Apartments in the most important cities around the globe so you can visit selected places like Bali, Phuket or Rio de Janeiro under the concept of Home Around. They offer you 3 collections SILVER, GOLD & PLATINUM Apartments… the decision is yours and I am sure you will never regret about it! @homearound – Facebook

This is a special mention about a company that is coming strong in the luxury business related to short term properties. Their base is Barcelona but, if you check their website you will find exclusive options in Spain & Portugal. It is worth to check their appealing website and judge by yourself. @LucasFoxBcn

It is mandatory to mention these apartments because they have a complete offer around Barcelona. Also they have 6 differents and helpful types of apartments to offer in Barcelona. From a Holiday Apartment passing through a Medical Stay Apartment or Luxury Apartments to the Corporate Apartment . They know how to accomplish your needs and certainly this is a very premium quality to succeed in this business.  They offer exclusive high quality apartments in different locations in Barcelona but also if your plan is Family time, Party time, Cultural or Romantic then, They have it all! @Tendency_Group

We would recommend these apartments for couples or singles. Very well decorated, spectacular designed walls and ceilings. Also part of one of the most recognised hotel groups in Barcelona, Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels

   

Also Located in Passeig de Gracia Avenue. It is the perfect place for a Family up to 6, although comfortable for 4. Very well designed and most important a very central location to go anywhere you want with the best shopping in town. @apartmentsbcn64

Three different premium options (Splendom Suites, Grandom Suites & Splendom Residence) gives to Barcelona the possibility of having a great stay for business or leisure. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Located in the center of Barcelona by the Eixample district with an easy access to all the venues, fairs, shops and restaurants in the city. They have inagurated a new building in Madrid with a lot of success. One of the nicest touch of their services are the Molton Brown amenities @SplendomSuites – Facebook 

If you visit Barcelona for business or leisure the top 4 areas where you can rent premium property are:

  • EIXAMPLE ( Including St. Gervasi)  The heart of the city with easy access to all important places; all kinds of transportation through this district with easy access to the best shopping, museums, landmarks and restaurants in Barcelona. Paseo de Gracia Avenue and Gaudí´s creations like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló will be your glamorous neighbours to enjoy this city.
  • GOTHIC & EL BORN: Both districts are a big draw because they belong to the old town of Barcelona. Districts mainly composed of pedestrian streets, very narrow and where we can see that eclecticism of Barcelona. The  Picasso  Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, Santa María del Mar Church are some of the most photographed places in this part of town. An infinite variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy both the night and day. (10-15 minutes walking distance to downtown)
  • BARCELONETA: This district is for the tourist that wants to be near the sea. A district that began its official creation in 1793. Its main avenue called Joan de Borbó receives many pedestrians who want to enjoy paella or traditional Catalan food. From here you can enjoy the promenade looking at the mediterranean, which offers a number of restaurants, lounge bars, discotheques and of course the beach. (20 minutes walking distance to down-town)
  • DIAGONAL MAR: It is the district that is most far from down-town and is the newest thing that Barcelona has to offer. Very wide avenues, a wide variety of  4* & 5* hotels, a shopping center, parks and the Barcelona beach. Modern buildings of considerable height definitely the area where you can  find quality penthouse apartments  to enjoy great views. (15-20 minutes public transportation or taxi)
My “Don´t do it!”
  1. Even though Las Ramblas is a great highlight and a beautiful pedestrian street to join during the day, as a premium traveller never rent an apartment close to Las Ramblas  because during the day is one thing and by night it is better not to walk around. Specially if you have other unique options.  As I mentioned before from Catalunya Square and up you may consider La Rambla de Catalunya street which sounds very similar but is a huge difference.
  2. Since there are so many offers consider to book with one of the companies that have comments available from previous guests.
  3. Never pay the 100% of the total reservation in advance. A trustful company will never ask over the 40%. Some times depending of the amount of days or value of the property you might be asked to pay up to the 50% prior to arrival.
  4. Try to pay with Visa or Master card because some companies apply an extra charge if you pay with American Express.
  5. Never accept a change of conditions or a promise of a specific service without an e-mail or written paper.
  6. Barcelona does not open its stores on Sunday so don´t leave your shopping for the last day. You never know how busy you will be.
Your mission from now is to enjoy Barcelona because there are so many things to do that I am sure you will comeback again.
I truly believe with this you have the best options to stay in Barcelona. From now, you will be able to read more premium subjects about this amazing city and if you have any doubt or topic you want me to write about so don´t hesitate to let me know.
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Luxury and Premium Apartments in Barcelona

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The brand “Barcelona” is probably one of the best examples of City Branding. From Nepal to the Chilean Patagonia, Barcelona is one of the most well known cities in the world. Thanks to its Soccer team, Picasso, Gaudí, The Sagrada Familia, The Olympic Games and many other concepts have brought popularity to this amazing city.

Years ago, few companies started to grow the concept of luxury apartments in Barcelona. Their idea was to create private premium places for unique people. More privacy to let them feel like at home or at least with same or better services than a 5* Grand Luxe Hotel could provide.  Nowadays, some of those companies have growed successfully in the city where others just took the name “Luxury” with the excuse to over-charge your stay. That is why I will give you a selected list that you can trust to choose for Luxury & Premium apartments in Gaudi´s home place.

Choosing the option of a premium apartment gives you possibilities to enjoy privacy whilst maintaining a concept of family or friends gathered for a special purpose or to share a common space between co-workers visiting one of the many international fairs Barcelona has to offer.

There are few renowned companies that might offer you a great premium option for your stay. Let me highlight to you:

  • EL PALAUET  (Luxury)                                                    Location

Located in Eixample, at one of the premium  shopping avenues in the city, Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Brands like Hermès, Chanel, Burberry´s, Luis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana will welcome you to Barcelona. It is one of the most exclusive buildings with the most unique service in town. Design, Elegance, personal Service & Premium Location.

Ritz-Carlton is offering the most premium residence product by means of 28 luxury apartments up to 400sqm/4003sqf of exceptional and high-end decoration and service. With the most superb view to Barcelona and the Mediterranean sea. Now, if you want to add comfort and relax for the next step of luxury, there are exclusive services offered by Six Senses Spas, considered one of the best companies in the world with an extensive selection of exquisite beauty treatment and massages. @HotelArtsBcn

They opened at the end of 2010, by Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Part of the luxury Majestic Hotel Group you have the confidence of getting the best of the best in hospitality. @hotelmajestic

Located by the Rambla de Catalunya street ( not to be confused with Las Ramblas further down) Their focus on design is a concept of taste and uniqueness. They are part of Majestic Hotel Group which stands for luxury & quality. @hotelmajestic

  • YOU STYLISH (Luxury – Premium)                               

This is my best recommendation if you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Barcelona. A full personalized service from the moment you contact them. A car waiting for you at the airport and everything you may need during your stay like a Chef or a private tour. You can choose from a variety of apartments around the town in any of the districts that I have mentioned previously. For a single guests, a couple, family or a group of friends, they have it all. You decide how you want to enjoy pleasure in this cosmopolitan city. @YouStylish

  • SUITES AVENUE  (Luxury – Premium)                                        Location

Also located at this well-known avenue,  just under Hugo Boss Store. A building designed by Toyo Ito. A great option for business women and men or couples. Part of Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels

This is a special mention about a company that is coming strong in the luxury business related to short term properties. Their base is Barcelona but, if you check their website you will find exclusive options in Spain & Portugal. It is worth to check their appealing website and judge by yourself. @LucasFoxBcn

It is mandatory to mention these apartments because they have a complete offer around Barcelona. Also they have 6 differents and helpful types of apartments to offer in Barcelona. From a Holiday Apartment passing through a Medical Stay Apartment or Luxury Apartments to the Corporate Apartment . They know how to accomplish your needs and certainly this is a very premium quality to succeed in this business.  They offer exclusive high quality apartments in different locations in Barcelona but also if your plan is Family time, Party time, Cultural or Romantic then, They have it all! @Tendency_Group

We would recommend these apartments for couples or singles. Very well decorated, spectacular designed walls and ceilings. Also part of one of the most recognised hotel groups in Barcelona, Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels

   

Also Located in Passeig de Gracia Avenue. It is the perfect place for a Family up to 6, although comfortable for 4. Very well designed and most important a very central location to go anywhere you want with the best shopping in town. @apartmentsbcn64

Three different premium options (Splendom Suites, Grandom Suites & Splendom Residence) gives to Barcelona the possibility of having a great stay for business or leisure. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Located in the center of Barcelona by the Eixample district with an easy access to all the venues, fairs, shops and restaurants in the city. They have inagurated a new building in Madrid with a lot of success. One of the nicest touch of their services are the Molton Brown amenities @SplendomSuites

This is a great option if you are coming to the city to join one of the 100 Fairs that Barcelona host. They have 3 boutique buildings and the newest one is just by the spectacular and beautiful Gran Vía Avenue (both Fair Parks are located by the same avenue) The other 2 buildings are steps away from one of the most important highlights of the Gaudí´s city, The Sagrada Familia. In each apartment there is a personal touch related to the design which is a “… unique mix of functionality and the beauty of Nordic design with all the creativity and spontaneity of Mediterranean design “. Makes it easy for anyone who is coming for working or leisure. @Eric_Vokel

Located at Passeig de Gracia Avenue Nº115. They have received excellent compliments of their guests. The apartments have been renovated recently so even though the  design of their furniture look very standard its premium quality.

I have to mention these apartments and the following one, because they offer good quality of properties at a great location although for what it looks like more a 3* premium property. Located in Casp street Nº74 just 4 blocks away from Catalunya square (Barcelona´s main square) and Passeig de Gracia Avenue.  They have 4 types of apartments, I can recommend the Imperial apartment because of the well designed garden. It is located in the Eixample district but at the entrance of El Borne.

If you visit Barcelona for business or leisure the top 4 areas where you can rent premium property are:

  • EIXAMPLE ( Including St. Gervasi)  The heart of the city with easy access to all important places; all kinds of transportation through this district with easy access to the best shopping, museums, landmarks and restaurants in Barcelona. Paseo de Gracia Avenue and Gaudí´s creations like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló will be your glamorous neighbours to enjoy this city.
  • GOTHIC & EL BORN: Both districts are a big draw because they belong to the old town of Barcelona. Districts mainly composed of pedestrian streets, very narrow and where we can see that eclecticism of Barcelona. The  Picasso  Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, Santa María del Mar Church are some of the most photographed places in this part of town. An infinite variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy both the night and day. (10-15 minutes walking distance to downtown)
  • BARCELONETA: This district is for the tourist that wants to be near the sea. A district that began its official creation in 1793. Its main avenue called Joan de Borbó receives many pedestrians who want to enjoy paella or traditional Catalan food. From here you can enjoy the promenade looking at the mediterranean, which offers a number of restaurants, lounge bars, discotheques and of course the beach. (20 minutes walking distance to down-town)
  • DIAGONAL MAR: It is the district that is most far from down-town and is the newest thing that Barcelona has to offer. Very wide avenues, a wide variety of  4* & 5* hotels, a shopping center, parks and the Barcelona beach. Modern buildings of considerable height definitely the area where you can  find quality penthouse apartments  to enjoy great views. (15-20 minutes public transportation or taxi)
My “Don´t do it!”
  1. Even though Las Ramblas is a great highlight and a beautiful pedestrian street to join during the day, as a premium traveller never rent an apartment close to Las Ramblas  because during the day is one thing and by night it is better not to walk around. Specially if you have other unique options.  As I mentioned before from Catalunya Square and up you may consider La Rambla de Catalunya street which sounds very similar but is a huge difference.
  2. Since there are so many offers consider to book with one of the companies that have comments available from previous guests.
  3. Never pay the 100% of the total reservation in advance. A trustful company will never ask over the 40%. Some times depending of the amount of days or value of the property you might be asked to pay up to the 50% prior to arrival.
  4. Try to pay with Visa or Master card because some companies apply an extra charge if you pay with American Express.
  5. Never accept a change of conditions or a promise of a specific service without an e-mail or written paper.
  6. Barcelona does not open its stores on Sunday so don´t leave your shopping for the last day. You never know how busy you will be.
Your mission from now is to enjoy Barcelona because there are so many things to do that I am sure you will comeback again.
I truly believe with this you have the best options to stay in Barcelona. From now, you will be able to read more premium subjects about this amazing city and if you have any doubt or topic you want me to write about so don´t hesitate to let me know.
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