Hotel Barcelona Catedral
The four-star hotel’s 80 snugly soundproof rooms are spread over four floors around a central atrium, where glass, mirrors and light oak wood furnishings create fresh, luminous modernity. Staff are particularly well groomed and helpful at this hotel, which has some unusually innovative ideas such as a weekly cooking course and guided walks of the Gothic quarter on Mondays. The designer 4 Capellans restaurant bar offers plenty of healthy fruit, vegetables, meat and fish accompanied by lashings of olive oil and a wine list that will surprise even the most refined palates. You can also pop over the road to the leafy courtyard terrace of Nonell which is the perfect place to soak up the sun over lunch or coffee. The top floor of the hotel is huge a space reserved for your wellness and relaxation, where you can go for a refreshing swim in the pool, pump iron in the well equipped gym or simply bask in the sunshine on the terrace. A sybarite’s delight, the Catedral’s ground floor outdoor chill out lounge is like entering a club you may never want to leave. Its design is pure magic – all soft tones and mood lighting and ethereal grooves – the hotel is clearly the richer for it.