The Hotel Review: Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain
Review: Stacey Donovan
This 5* sleek and chic hotel is located on the fringes of one of Barcelona’s best beaches, a prime location close to the central hub of Barcelona. The impressive and imposing glass building towers over the city and is steeped in style and slick with service. The roof top pools are worth the visit alone with the iconic Frank Gehry fish sculpture taking pride of place in the rooftop gardens. The spa is a luxury retreat, located on the 43rd floor and in
In terms of the accommodation there is an Exclusive Club Level with a dedicated concierge team and the 33rd-floor Club Lounge which offers complementary food throughout the day. For dining you must try Enoteca Paco Pérez, the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurant, which offers a fusion tapas menu and the fresh seafood options are a serious highlight.
Our room was a Club Lounge Suite with fantastic city views, we had a separate lounge with large panoramic windows showing the amazing views of Barcelona which was absolutely breath-taking. The sofa was well placed with TV, luxe coffee machine and a mini bar and snacks on hand. To the right of the lounge there was a hallway with wardrobe and desk …I’m sure you are starting to get an idea of the sheer size of this suite by now!
The bedroom was luxurious, bright and sleek, with crisp white linen on the two double beds. There is central control for lights and blinds, and again windows with panoramic views stretching over Barcelona. There was a large flat screen, Bang & Olufsen stereo and television system. There is also a mini bar in the bedroom. – you can never have too many mini bars’ in your suite, right?!
The whole suite was beautiful including the fully marbled bathroom (in a chic sand colour), dark wood vanity unit , fluffy white bath towels and bath robe and slippers. The bathroom consisted of double sink vanity unit, separate WC, hydro-shower and large bath separate bath tube. There was also a great selection of luxe Asprey toiletries.
Tucked away on the 42nd and 43rd floors of the hotel, 43 The Spa offers a luxury retreat that draws inspiration from the Mediterranean Sea below. The 3,000-sq ft spa features a fabulous treatment menu which includes specialist massages and facials from skincare line Natura Bissé. The duplex spa also features separate relaxation areas for ladies and gentlemen, each with a sauna, colour therapy steam room, vitality pool and ice fountain.
We dined at the Enoteca Paco Pérez, the hotel’s two Michelin-star restaurants which specialises in fusion tapas. This is a relaxed venue with sleek white tables and chairs with soft green splashes of colour. Staff were very attentive, well organised and knowledgeable about the food. They suggested several tapas dishes for us which included: Fried Calamari sandwiches, Beef cheek croquettes and farm raised Tuna, which we paired with the recommended Honey B and Dancing with Almonds cocktails.
If you’re looking for a sleek abode for your stay in Bustling Barcelona, this chic hotel offers luxury living, fabulous roof top pools and some of the finest fusion tapas in town.
Room rates start from €295 (approx. £268) per room per night. For more information or to book, visi thttp://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en