Wow! Quite simply amazing- I've seen W Hotel Barcelona and this high end, luxury hotel and I would choose this one over and over again! Near the beach, gorgeous pool, has a casino and is so close to the nightlife!
I love Barcelona, and I love staying at the Hotel Arts! Which I have now had the pleasure of doing on 3 occasions (soon to be 4- lucky me!) The company I work with also use this hotel for one of our annual executive conferences.
The iconic whale installation can be seen from miles away on the beach. This hotel is just a couple of minutes walk from Shoko, Opium, Catwalk and the club scene in Barcelona! Its also right next to some smaller restaurants and cafés.. AND its on the beach- oh happy days!
The staff are just so wonderful, the rooms are huge, the bath tub is huge, the monsoon shower is amazing (water pumps even on the sides so you have a massage effect with the water!).. Even the bath salts they provide are lovely! I cannot fault this place!
The blackout blinds are perfect for a good nights sleep- and despite being right by all the action your room is perfectly quiet so you can sleep! Just don't do what i did- and forget to set the alarm! They are even rated 4.5 on Trip Advisor (at time of writing).
The main hotel bar called Frank's is lovely, and theres an outdoor seating area where you can always hear the sound of their waterfall installation. It just is luxury! They make the best Red Sangrias I have ever had in my life! The bloody Mary's are delicious too.
Theres another café in the hotel called Arola which is perfect for lunch.. Lots of chill out areas. The pool bar is great too.. And the beach is right there as well. Bites has snacks open for you all day- you will need to force yourself to get out of this hotel and see the city!
And breakfast in Café Veranda is just pure 5* heaven, and so welcomed after a night out in Barcelona! A full international buffet as you would expect,. But it just truly spectacular!
It really doesn't get much better than this! Even if this place is out of your budget- Id recommend going there to enjoy a Sangria at the bar!