Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Barcelona

Coquette
Born to be beautiful' is the tagline at Coquette, an industrial-inspired space in the trendy shopping district of El Born.
Discos Paradiso
Clean, white record store that's a hipster's paradise (pun intended).
Dos Palillos
Bursting with atmosphere and too many dishes to count on your fingers, Dos Palillos is a unique fusion of Asian and Spanish food, all under one roof.
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Duquesa De Cardona
Still retaining the spirit and the style of the original building, this converted 18th-century Palacette overlooks Barcelona's Port Vell in the heart of Barcelona's Barri Gòtic and is only three blocks from La Rambla.
Eclipse
W Barcelona is the most anticipated hotel opening in the city's history, so it makes sense that the all-encompassing destination station would have a few nice watering holes thrown into its heady mix.
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Housed in the W Hotel, Eclipse Barcelona offers unparalleled views and delicious cocktails to boot.
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El Palauet Living
All-suite stays don't get much better than El Palauet Living Barcelona, a set of six sexy apartments on Barcelona's Passaeig de Gràcia.
El Vaso de Oro
Traditional, delicious tapas and a great selection of artesan beer
Els Pescadors
Set on a charming tree-filled square, Els Pescadors serves perfectly cooked fish, seafood and rice dishes in Barcelona’s Sant Marti district.
Enigma
A mysterious, modern dining experience from Michelin-starred chef Albert Adrià, Enigma serves an epic tasting menu that moves from room to room.
Fantastico
Live music loving, shot drinking hedonists, look no further…
Fantastik
Bric-a-brac from South America, Asia and Spain.
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Federal Cafe
Known for its eco-friendly, locally sourced bistro dishes and fabulous breakfasts, the Federal is the perfect little neighbourhood corner café to sit back, enjoy the free Wi-Fi and watch the crowds go by.
Fundacio Joan Miro
The Joan Miro Foundation pays homage to another of Spain's most-loved artists. Even if you're not a fan views out over Montjuic Castle make the pilgrimage up the mountain worth it.
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Gimlet
The perfect place to come for pre-club drinks before painting the rest of the town red, Gimlet has become something of a local institution among cocktail-loving locals.
Ginger
Glamour at the ME Barcelona hotel
Planning a stylish getaway? ME Barcelona is an elegant hotel in the centre of the Catalonian capital, with a Michelin-starred in-house restaurant.
Gran Hotel La Florida
If you've a head for heights then check out Gran Hotel La Florida, perched 1,000 feet above Barcelona on Mount Tibidabo.
Granados 83
Granados 83 may only have four golden stars affixed to its name outside, but that doesn't mean it's any less stylish than those with five.
Grand Hotel Central
The Grand Hotel Central boasts the most central location in the city but still provides its guests with peace and quiet within extremely well-appointed rooms. Meanwhile, the rooftop terrace with infinity pool offers one of the best views in the city.
Happy Pills
While we wouldn't recommend taking pills for every ache and pain, sometimes a little pick-me-up is all you need to lift your mood. Enter Happy Pills, a Spain-based company that sells its brilliant brand of 'Happy Pills' right here.
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Hotel 1898
Hotel 1898 is the perfect stay for those who enjoy the finer things in life without paying through the nose for it. Suites with private Jacuzzis add a hint of rock star appeal.
Hotel 54
Just a stone's throw from the beach, this Barceloneta hotel is a beach bum's paradise but they wont let you over the threshold without the necessary cool attire, good looks and charm.
Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts is arguably Barcelona's most famous hotel, and is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, world-class spa and star-studded clientele.
Hotel Bagués
A recent addition to Barcelona's ever-growing choice of awe-inspiring accommodations, Hotel Bagués is another Derby-owned property in a super-central location on Las Ramblas.
Hotel Banys Orientals
A classic never dies, and case in point is Hotel Banys Orientals in the chic neighbourhood of El Born.
Hotel Barcelona Catedral
Set opposite Barcelona Cathedral a few doors down from the Dalí Escultor Museum, the Barcelona Catedral enjoys one of the most central locations of any of our choice of hotels.
Hotel Casa Fuster
Representative of Catalan modernism, Hotel Casa Fuster is popular with aesthetes and architecture lovers looking for something to please the eye. The rooftop pool adds to its cachet.
Hotel Casanova
The very definition of a design hotel, Hotel Casanova deserves every single one of its four golden stars.
Hotel Claris
The creative juices are well and truly flowing at Hotel Claris, a creative concept housed behind a 20th-century façade.
Hotel CRAM
Proving once and for all that size doesn't matter, Hotel CRAM - the upper-case letters in its name aren't making up for any shortcomings, we assure you - is one of Barcelona' best boutique beauties.
Hotel Do Placa Reial
Small and intimate boutique hotel with impeccable service and treats left in your room daily. Need we say more.
Hotel España
Step into the buzzing centre of Barcelona, and you’ll find Hotel España ready to cater to all your needs. Modern design meets old exquisite architecture, with a bar to rival any work of art.
Hotel Jazz
The best feature of the Hotel Jazz, apart from the roof terrace, is its location right between Plaça Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia.
Hotel Majestic
The Hotel Majestic certainly lives up to the promise of its prestigious address with jaw-dropping views, more amenities than you can shake a stick at and an infinite number of choices when it comes to within-walking-distance venues.

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