Barceló Hotels & Resorts | Enjoy The Luxurious Spanish Break You Deserve
Enjoy this summer break in Spain’s finest cities
Short-haul getaways have never been more popular for those looking for a luxurious break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Spain is a continued firm favourite with many holiday makers, thanks to its rich cultural heritage, fine architecture, guaranteed sunshine, vibrant culture and excellent gastronomic scene. But which is the best city for a break? Barceló Hotels & Resorts has hand-picked its top three cities – Madrid, Barcelona and Palma – and where to stay.
For culture vultures and gourmands, especially with the expansion of The Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums and the rise of new cafés and gastropubs – the Spanish capital offers the perfect mix.
Where to stay: Barceló Torre de Madrid opened in January this year, in one of Madrid’s most iconic buildings. Situated in the Plaza de España, within the capital’s popular theatre district and overlooking the Gran Via, it is the perfect base from which to explore the city. The hotel features 256 guest rooms all designed to the highest quality and inspired by local culture, art and fashion. Guests will not be disappointed – along with the stunning design which runs throughout the hotel, they can indulge in some tasty tapas, enjoy a cocktail whilst taking-in the stunning views of the city or de-stress in the wellness centre – Barceló Torre de Madrid has it all.
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture including the famous Sagrada Familia and Park Guell and a world-class drinking and dining scene – something for everyone.
Where to stay: Brilliantly located in Barcelona’s most vibrant district is Barceló Raval. This central location is just a short walk from Las Ramblas and has fast become one of the city’s emerging hotspots but is still off the main tourist run. An area well worth discovering; foodie lovers are spoilt for choice with the Catalonian restaurants, hip bars and eateries serving plenty of local specialties and the famous food markets, La Boqueria and Mercat Sant Antoni are also nearby. Around the corner is MACBA, Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art and in homage to the area, the striking design of this hotel is perfectly in tune with its surroundings. Its cylindrical shape has 186 guest rooms with a 1970s-inspired interior. It is also home to one of the city’s finest rooftop terraces which enjoys 360° views of Barcelona’s skyline.
Mallorca’s vibrant, stylish and intimate capital is filled with trendy restaurants, cafes, shops and nightlife as well as a thriving art scene. The city boasts an enormous harbour with the main attractions and shops situated around the Gothic cathedral down by the sea front.
Where to stay: The adults only Barceló Illetas Albatros sits in an elevated position, right on the seafront, yet with Palma’s stylish and historic centre just a stone’s throw. It is ideal for guests wanting to combine a cultural break without having to venture too far from the beach or pool. The hotel’s guest rooms are well-designed, most have sea views and some have private Jacuzzis and the Balinese style-day beds are the place to be when not exploring the city. Those looking to indulge further can head to the Thalasso Spa which offers a wide range of treatments and a place to de-stress.