Hotel Market Barcelona
Named after the 19th-century Sant Antoni Market nearby, the Hotel Market Barcelona is a chic boutique hotel that goes heavy on the style quotient but light on the wallet. Rooms feature bold, oversized headboards, oodles of red lacquer, stylish bathrooms and comfy beds, in addition to the odd al fresco terrace and double bathtub.
While the rooms are the main draw at Hotel Market Barcelona, the on-site bar and restaurant are popular with diners and drinkers from around the city. Bar Rosso, which – as the name suggests – is decorated in ruby red hues, specialises in potent cocktails (the eponymous Cocktail Rosso, made with gin, blueberry liqueur, lime and curacao is delicious), but also offers a menu rich with Champagne, Cava and wine. The restaurant, meanwhile, serves Catalan cuisine at a reasonable price, which is nothing to be sniffed at – especially when it’s served in surrounds as chic as these.