“To experience Barcelona, you must live in the heart of it” – right on the famous avenue Passeig de Gràcia in the heart of a melting point of the best of Spain’s culture, art and history lies the stunning Mandarin Oriental Barcelona. Surrounded by the top-notch shopping addresses, unique dining options and only a short walk to Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is located in a prime spot to explore the city by foot. Retreat to your chic room, savor on innovative menus at the hotel’s restaurants and relax at one of the best spas in Spain after exploring the famous sights of the Mediterranean metropolis.

Location

Why is the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona one of the best places to stay during your trip to Barcelona?

The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona with its mix of five-star luxury and impeccable style, offers stunning views over the private gardens and the famous modernist landmark Casa Batlló. Located on the elegant boulevard Passeig de Gràcia and at the heart of the Quadrat d’Or (the Golden Square), some of the best work of the Modernista architects can be admired within a walkable distance.

Key Facts

  • close proximity to all the famous sights offers the ultimate city experience
  • Plaça Catalunya is just a 10-minute walk away
  • only 12 km to Barcelona El Prat Airport

What is special?

  • enjoy the city’s finest boutiques, spectacular sights, and most exclusive dining destinations just steps away from the hotel’s front door
  • take in a breathtaking city view from the rooftop
  • as a charming island in hectic Barcelona, the hotel allows you to take a break from exploring the busy streets

What do the guests say?

  • travelers state that the hotel is in the “best location”, next to all the sights and close to exquisite shopping
  • vacationers loved taking a break from the streets of Barcelona and relax at the hotel gardens for a while before going on their next adventure
  • guests loved how easy they could get around the city from the hotel as they could simply flag down a taxi or hop on the nearby Metro

Accommodation

How is my private space? What kind of style do the rooms have?

Despite being surrounded by near all of Barcelona’s major sights, the contemporary design of the rooms at the Mandarin Oriental make them become an attraction themselves. With an eye for the building’s architecture and history while having the Catalan spirit in mind, interior designer Patricia Urquiola created 92 light-filled rooms that capture the clean contemporary personality of the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona. Unique rugs, wood floors and classic white walls give each room a modern character with an Oriental touch.

Key Facts

  • 92 light and airy rooms with clean and classic interior
  • 28 suites provide even the most avid traveler the perfect room to match their needs
  • bathrooms feature a large walk-in shower and bath

What is special?

  • overlooking the Passeig de Gràcia and the hotel’s restaurant Mimosa Garden
  • private butler service available
  • rooms with views of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Passeig de Gràcia, let you sightsee Barcelona from your private suite

What do the guests say?

  • guest enjoyed the helpful front-desk agent who explained every aspect of the room and its features
  • the seamless and welcoming check-in was appreciated by the travelers
  • vacationers loved their peaceful night of sleep even though the room was facing the main street
  • complimentary roses in the room made anniversary celebrations extra special

Pools & Spa

Where can I rest after a long day of touring the city and following Gaudi’s footsteps?

Give your feet a break after exploring the city all day and dive in the hotel pool. Take a nap on one of the lounge chairs or treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment at the in-house spa at the base of the hotel, a serene place where you can pamper your body, mind, and soul. Based on ancient Asian principles your therapy begins with gentle sounds of Tibetan cymbals and ends in a mode of ultimate relaxation.

Key Facts

  • fitness center which is open 24 hours and equipped with the latest fitness technology
  • twin-lane pool to refresh and stay in shape
  • 12-meter indoor pool surrounded by loungers
  • spa treatments range from Thai massage to vitality baths and facials

What is special?

  • guests are provided with complimentary amenities including headphones, towels and chilled drinks for their workouts at the hotel gym to make them feel extra motivated
  • heal your body and soothe your soul in one of the traditional Chinese treatments, which were developed more than 2,000 years ago
  • stay in shape and work on your flexibility in a one-to-one yoga session with the resident yogi
  • give your hands and feet a luxurious makeover as the renowned podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez developed exclusive treatments for feet, nails, and hands at the Mandarin Oriental

What do the guests say?

  • guests loved refreshing in the rooftop pool after a day of exploring the city
  • the calming steam room helped travelers to switch off at the end of the day
  • male guests appreciated the spa’s selection of treatments catering towards the special needs of their skin

Culinary

What is special about the Spanish cuisine? Do I have more than one restaurant to choose from?

At the Mandarin Oriental, all of your culinary needs will be met – this is a fact. With two Michelin stars and its unique approach to the Catalan cuisine the Moments restaurant wins award after award and is the culinary highlight of the hotel. A slightly more relaxed venue is the downstairs Blanc, where you can indulge on a classic club sandwich or a deluxe hot dog. Secluded from the buzz of the city, the Mimosa Garden is the perfect spot for an afternoon drink or coffee break surrounded by mimosa and lavender bushes. On the rooftop, you will find Terrat, known for its strong cocktails and Peruvian delights.

Key Facts

  • two exquisite restaurants: Moments and Blanc
  • Terrat rooftop bar for an all-day al fresco experience
  • Banker’s Bar with its very peculiar design, hinting to the building’s former use as a bank, offers an extensive list of cocktails

What is special?

  • one-of-a-kind dining experience at the Blanc restaurant designed by Carme Ruscalleda, the most starred woman in the world, with 7 Michelin stars
  • enjoy a 360º view of the city with a cocktail in your hand and marvel at the sunset from the Terrat on the very top of the hotel
  • combine breakfast and lunch and go for a Sunday Brunch at the Blanc with an exquisite buffet and free flowing cava (Spanish champagne)

What do the guests say?

  • guest loved the well designed Banker’s Bar and were especially impressed by the skilled bartender
  • the original degustation menu is recommended by many travelers as a definite must try if you are looking for a memorable dinner experience
  • vacationers enjoyed long breakfasts in the beautiful laid back atmosphere at the Blanc
  • the impeccable room service was a welcomed option by many city explorers, especially after a wild night out

Activities

How can I spend my day in Barcelona? What sights cannot be missed?

Based in the heart of Barcelona, this perfect location invites travelers to step out of the hotel and explore the most famous sights by foot. Follow the footsteps of Gaudí and discover his colorful Casa Batlló townhouse just across the street, or take a short walk to his apartment block La Pedrera, which now hosts an interesting exhibition. Getting lost in the streets of the city, listening to street musicians at every corner, you will discover local Spanish designers and experience the Catalan spirit in every alley.

Key Facts

  • located in close proximity to most famous sights of Barcelona like Barri Gòtic, Las Ramblas and Sagrada Família
  • Port Vell, a smart marina that runs alongside the old fishing quarter and the beginning of Barcelona’s seven kilometers of beach, are only a few blocks away
  • follow Passeig de Gràcia to discover the flagship stores of all the big designer labels or to shop local Spanish fashion

What is special?

  • discover L’Origan cellar on a private tour and learn the secrets of making the best cava while visiting the vineyard and enjoying lunch at a traditional local restaurant
  • walk on a gourmet Tapas tour through the historic neighborhoods and enjoy some tapas with special wine pairings in some of the most authentic sites of the city
  • 
the hotel staff can recommend hidden unknown gems like the Frederic Marès Museum with its weird and wonderful mixture of collections, from crucifixes to antique fans

What do the guests say?

  • all activity suggestions met vacationers’ interest and made their stay a memorable trip
  • travelers loved all the tips and recommendations by Simona from the Banker’s Bar
  • the excellent concierge service was used and appreciated by most guests