Explore Hotel Arts
Appearances can be deceiving – cloaked in glass and a thoroughly modern exoskeleton and decorated with sweeping metal shapes of Frank Gehry sculptures – you could be forgiven for thinking Hotel Arts is a flashy upstart, a newcomer to Barcelona’s hotel scene. You’d be wrong. Within its shiny walls is one of Barcelona’s original high-end luxury hotels. The Hotel Arts have been at this for a while and their experience and dedication to the art of high-quality service shows. The outside may look modern but inside those looking for traditional high-quality service will not be disappointed.
Beach lovers will not be disappointed, the Hotel Arts has a prime location on La Barceloneta beach with fabulous views up and down the coast. Sightseers might find public transport lacking and the walk into town a bit of a slog but don’t worry, there's uber aplenty.
Like its competition The W at the other end of the beach, the rooms at the Hotel Arts have stunning views but slightly bland decor, not disappointing but nothing earth-shattering design-wise. Opt for either a sea, or city view, or spend a little more for one with both.
Who is it for
Those who want a beach holiday, superb old-school service and a room with quite a view. Older couples and families are particularly well looked after and cared for here.
Amenities & Activities
What’s better than getting the full spa treatment? Doing so 150 metres high on the 43rd floor with unbroken panoramic views of the sea below, that’s what! Add to that 5 restaurants and bars including a kid-friendly bistro and the 2-Michelin starred Enoteca. There's a family pool for the kids, and an adult-only infinity pool to escape them.