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The second property in Barcelona from Axel Hotels. Same ‘hetero-friendly’ formula.
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A homely feel right on Passeig de Gràcia. A great option for somebody who prefers a small property.
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Pretty, luxurious and boutique-y, the first Autograph Collection property in Barcelona.
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Sleek, minimalist and with a wonderful sun deck, this is how you do boutique chic on a budget in Barcelona.
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Killer rooftop views of Barcelona and decor and amenities that surpass its rating. At the right price, a definite winner.
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Marina views and so airy, bright and spacious that it’s hard to believe that you’re in Barcelona’s Barrio Gótico.
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Plenty to like about this economical Barcelona charmer, even if you’ve given up bread and carbs.
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As old school as they come and the guests seem to like it that way.
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Pigs must be flying. A boutique hotel at Plaça del Tripi, in the heart of Barrio Gótico.
Read more: Arai Aparthotel
Barcelona’s Oriental stays true to its impeccable pedigree, and ups the ante with design luminary Patricia Urquiola at the helm.
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The name may sound like the NY hotel but there’s nothing quite like this precious Barrio Gótico gem anywhere else.
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It was the first W in Europe and, with all the signature services as well as a couple of added standout elements, arguably the most stunning of them all.
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Going on location alone, this may not be an obvious choice, So focus instead on the rock bottom rates, fun interiors and, best of all, the fabulous rooftop pool.
Read more: Hotel Silken Diagonal
Literally a hidden gem next to Barcelona’s famous La Boqueria market and smack in the middle of Las Ramblas.
Read more: Hotel Bagués
Petite with out-sized gastronomic ambitions, a pretty fabulous boutique in one of Barcelona's more unlikely locations for a luxury hotel.
Read more: Hotel DO Plaça Reial
A shining gem of glassy white minimalism a short walk from the main shopping streets and the Gayxample bar district.
Read more: The Mirror Barcelona
Sitges now draws more modest, more mature crowds in summer but its winter carnival is still the one to go to.
They may not all fit your definition of a hunky Adonis, but the gay and lesbian sport association serves up the best carnival in town.
Hit this monthly market in Poblenou to browse, socialize and, in particular, eat and drink.
Slightly bonkers and completely OTT, come here for some crazy fun with the locals.
For boys who like the smell of burnt rubber and motor oil, it doesn’t get any better than the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.
The gay pride weekend in Sitges for some more fun in the sun.
Hipsters and electronica – Barcelona’s three-day advanced music and multimedia art festival in June. And OFF Sònar parties.
This small but well-respected festival based in Sitges runs with an emphasis on sci-fi and the mysterious, ensuring that the German leather crowd won’t be the only trolls in town.
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The beaches near Barcelona worth leaving town for
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