Sometimes when living abroad or on the road, you can only experience a city for a long weekend. Whether you’re making the most of having Friday’s off or stopping by before moving onto your next destination, 72 hours might be all that you have. Of course, you want to make the most of it and feel like a queen doing so. Where you stay in a city can make or break your experience, so we rounded up a couple of the best gems in Barcelona for when you need to get away and treat yourself.
Hotel Primero Primera
If you’re heading to Barcelona for a peaceful and luxurious escape, Hotel Primero Primera is exactly what you’re looking for. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be in awe of the overwhelming beauty and attention to detail that the establishment has. With each element thoughtfully designed to induce relaxation and make you feel like home, even after your time is over, you’ll never want to leave.
When entering, you won’t quite be sure if it is a boutique hotel or just another one of the expansive houses on a quaint residential street. The tranquil exclusivity of the location is a definite plus if you’re looking get away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, but not to worry, it’s only a short ten-minute ride from the heart of the city.
Primero Primera has 30 rooms available to guests, so you will be welcomed with spacious vibes, wooden floors, endless natural light and a slew of amenities to foster a sense of peace. Whether you decide to indulge in the deep bathtubs or endless access to coffee, tea, and the mini bar, while at Primero Primera, you’ll be sure to feel like royalty.
If you need a bit more bliss, head to their outdoor terrace and pool to take in the Spanish sun, read a book or just enjoy the sound of silence. No matter the length of your visit, you’ll want to book a trip back just to visit Primero Primera again.
Hotel Praktik Rambla
Hotel Praktik Rambla is in the heart of the city and reflective of the metropolitan vibes that you will find walking down the street. Although the historic building was built at the beginning of the 19th century, its interiors are the perfect balance of regal beauty and modern design. From it’s Gothic architecture to its mesmerizing focus on design, you’ll be taken aback by the beauty of this townhouse hotel located on one of the most chic streets in Barcelona.
The serene outdoor terrace located in the hotel, brings you a sense of nature and relaxation as it’s filled with fountains and endless greenery. It’s the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and read one of the many books that Praktik Rambla offers in their expansive book exchange in the hotel. We definitely recommend that you wake up a bit early to head downstairs and enjoy the freshly baked croissants (along with coffee and tea) that they offer each morning, bringing even more joy to your stay.
Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, this seven-story building is the perfect oasis to treat yourself to a bit of luxury at an affordable price.
Where are your favorite places to stay in Barcelona? Have you ever been to Primero Primera or Praktik Rambla Hotel?
Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. From New York to Murcia, Spain, she is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures oninstagram.