If you fancy splashing some serious cash in Spain then book yourself a suite at the five-star Hotel Arts Barcelona. The hotel is situated in one of the city's twin towers overlooking the Port Olimpic and was built especially for the 1992 Olympic Summer Games. Apart from housing the athletes for the global meet, Hotel Arts Barcelona has also played host to a long list of VIPs and superstars, including U2 for one of their numerous gigs in BCN. Aside from the sterling views over the Mediterranean (be sure to ask for a room facing the front), naturally Arts does a fine line in luxury, with the most expensive digs coming complete with their own butler, not to mention Bang & Olufsen sound systems. Just downstairs from the hotel you'll find Barcelona's casino and a stretch of swanky lounge bar and restaurants by the beach. All in all a top choice for those in search of the high life.
Still the number one hotel in BCN!
reviewed by Kerry from Ireland on Feb.17.2011
What can I say? The Arts Hotel is a winner. Amazing port-side location right on the beach front. Casino nearby. Professional English-speaking service. Top marks.
reviewed by Ian Warrington from Australia on Jan.15.2010