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The Serras Barcelona

The Serras Barcelona

The Serras Barcelona

The Serras Barcelona

The Serras Barcelona

The Serras Barcelona

Address Passeig de Colom 9; 08002 Barcelona
by Plata
Neighbourhood Barrio Gótico – Port Vell | See on map
Metro Jaume I [L4], Drassanes [L3]
Telephone +34 93 169 1868
Website http://www.hoteltheserrasbarcelona.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Serras-Barcelona/702852186418536
Price From EUR 220

This little luxury boutique is so airy, bright and spacious that it’s almost hard to believe that you’re in Barcelona’s Barrio Gótico, better known for its narrow streets and long shadows. Yet, that’s exactly where you’ll find Hotel The Serras, taking up a historic 18th century building that once housed Pablo Picasso’s first studio in town.

Not that the hotel dwells in the past. Aside from the use of hydraulic tiles as a decorative hat tip to the city’s identity-shaping Modernista era, the style is firmly contemporary. Rooms are ample – all with a minimum of 30 square meters at your disposal – and decked out in soft tones and modern furniture, and equipped with all modern comforts, including media hubs to plug into, rain showers and Malin+Goetz amenities.

Exclusivity is guaranteed with just 28 guest rooms, though expectations for services and facilities should be pared accordingly: The rooftop with bar, pool and sundeck is fabulous (those views!) but small; the fitness room is functional but tiny; the Informal restaurant run by Michelin-starred Marc Gascons serves delicious Catalan cuisine and has DJs on weekends, but isn’t – for better or for worse – what you’d call happening.

Nor is it the only five-star boutique in the Gothic Quarter. It’s a wonderful property with unparalleled views of the Port Vell superyacht marina and easy taxi access that comes from being located on the high-traffic Passeig de Colom. Still, you may prefer the neighbourhood hustle and bustle of the DO Plaça Reial, the palatial feel of Mercer Hotel or the medieval charm of Hotel Neri. First world problems, aren’t they great.