Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

A modern, luxurious retreat in Barcelona
VERIFIED LUXURY
Located on one of Barcelona’s most desirable avenues, Passeig de Gràcia, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is steps from Casa Batlló, one of architect Antoni Gaudí’s most famous buildings, as well as shops like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci that line the street. You can also easily walk to both Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, so getting to some of the Catalan capital’s most popular sites is a breeze.

The hotel offers a serene oasis when you are ready to step away from the bustle of the city, with a world-class restaurant, a rooftop pool, an amazing spa and even a garden where you can wind down and relax with cocktail in hand. It’s fun to see signs of the building’s former history as bank, such as the old safes incorporated in the aptly named Banker’s Bar.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The décor throughout doesn’t resemble a hotel so much as an upscale stylish apartment thanks to award-winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, who made the spaces feel both sophisticated and comfortable.

• Drinks at the Banker’s Bar is also a must, where you can sip specialty cocktails under a ceiling crafted from original security boxes from the former bank.

• The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is a foodie destination in its own right, boasting restaurants from acclaimed chefs like Carme Ruscalleda and her son Raül Balam, as well as Gastón Acurio.

• A destination in its own right, the spa features holistic-minded therapies including massages, wraps, facials and Orient-themed treatments as well as a lap pool and a hammam.

• The Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio is by Bastien Gonzalez, an internationally known podiatrist who has designed a special foot care method incorporating podiatry, nail care and massage.
Things to Know
• Each suite has the services of a butler, who is available 24 hours a day.

•  Another big name you’ll find in the spa field is Linda Meredith, and her facial services are also on offer.

• Be sure to try Bankers #3 at the bar made with rum infused with tonka beans and cacao, Amontillado syrup, grapefruit and yuzu.
The Rooms
• All accommodations either have views of bustling Passeig de Gràcia or the hotel’s Mimosa Garden, and many have balconies or patios.

• Wood floors, wall screens and wardrobes rather than closets, are among the luxe touches.

• Spacious suites are appointed with Tai Ping silk and wool rugs, Bassano ceramics and unique pieces of furniture Urquiola designed herself for the Barcelona hotel.

• The two-bedroom Penthouse is as good as it gets anywhere in the city — it occupies the entire eighth floor and has an enormous terrace with stunning views of the city, as well as its own kitchen and massive master suite.
The Restaurants
• The esteemed, award-winning Moments, helmed by the hotel's gastronomic consultant, Carme Ruscalleda (the most lauded female chef in the world), and her son, Raül Balam, serves up healthy cusine inspired by Catalan culinary culture.

• Blanc is the light and airy all-day dining venue offering a lavish buffet breakfast complete with live action stations.

• There are also two alfresco options. Terrat serves chef Gastón Acurio's famous Peruvian menu, while the more casual Mimosa Garden is the perfect place to sip a cocktail (both open seasonally from spring through early fall).

• Acurio's flavorful bar bites — think ceviche, tiraditos and makis — round out the experience at the Banker’s Bar where craft cocktails are served in a former bank vault.
Getting There
Passeig de Gracia 38-40 Barcelona, 08007 ES
TEL34-93-151-88-88
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
BCN (16-26 min)   GRO   REU  
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
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