Upon viewing Hotel Claris lit up at night, it is apparent how this brick and glass building used to be a former palace. Along with Gaudi buildings, this hotel is one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona. Hotel Claris is part of the Derby Hotels collection and Small Luxury Hotels of the world. Hotel Claris is a very special place that is a fusion of a palace, a museum, and a hotel. Each of the 124 rooms is a place of elegance and appreciation for culture.
Hotel Claris staff
Hotel Claris staff are incredibly professional. The doorman greets you and assists with carrying your luggage as soon as you near the hotel. Upon entering, several staff are available to assist with check-in and tell you about the hotel history and features of your unique room. One staff member may give you a tour of the first-floor miniature Pre-Colombian museum and then will show you to your room. Your hotel guide then explains the artistic paintings and sculptures in the room and gives you a phone with a wireless router to use while navigating Barcelona.
Hotel Claris lobby
The lobby features some of the historic furniture, sculptures, and paintings that make this hotel so special. In the center of the lobby a lovely pond with artistic koi fish makes a nice focal point. The elevators are clear glass, enabling you to see a water fountain that trickles down from the top floor to the lobby. It is a magnificent sight.
Hotel Claris rooms
Each room is decorated in a sophisticated and unique way with featured original paintings, sculptures, statement couches, armoires, and lamps. The rooms feel like grand castle rooms, keeping with the history of this former palace. Every room holds a single fresh red rose in a vase. A marble bathroom with a tub features The White Company luxury hair and body products with soothing white lavender scents. Additionally, you can spritz a lavender pillow spray before drifting off to sleep.
The Superior Room is the standard room, yet, nothing is standard about it. A glass box surrounds the ancient sculpture for safe keeping. In the Executive Room, Pre-Colombian paintings are carefully hung behind the bed. A luxurious couch with earth tone pillows and blankets face a distressed painted seafoam green wood amour.
Hotel Claris suites
The Junior Duplex suite includes a four-poster bed, warm walls, and a spiral staircase that leads to a second split floor living room! You can definitely find a home here for an extended stay. Furthermore, the Junior Suite houses antiquities from Mediterranean Greek and Romans.
Breathtaking, the Suite Duplex features a split level sleeping and living area, wood floors, and an oak headboard.
Sophisticated elegance is at its finest with the Grand Suite. The Grand Suite includes Hindu art as well as local Catalan art. It provides an inspiring museum-like atmosphere while also providing space for ultimate relaxation. Additionally, the Grand Suite Duplex includes a King bed and the sitting area is so femininely beautiful with velvet couches and fuzzy blankets, it may be hard to venture out into Barcelona!
Finally, the King Suite is truly one of a kind with Hindu sculptures dating back over a thousand years. Deep red rugs adorn the grounds next to tan leather couches. The room also includes a sauna for relaxing after traveling.
Hotel Claris rooftop and pool
The rooftop features beautiful panoramic views of Carrer de Pau Claris and Eixample shopping area. Petit balconies fill the buildings on the street, mopeds wiz by quickly, and tons of people walk below. On one side of the roof, a lovely view of Mount Tibidabo is visible on clear days.
On a warm day, lounge on the pool or get a drink at the bar and take it all in.
Hotel Claris gym
Additionally, Hotel Claris features a rooftop gym facing an incredible Barcelona view of buildings with ornate windows and balconies. Hopping on the elliptical or treadmill is fun when you can take deep breaths as you imagine floating out into the Barcelona skyline.
Hotel Claris spa
Furthermore, the spa focuses on traditional Mayan inspired treatments.
Hotel Claris breakfast
The breakfast buffet and made-to-order breakfast entrees are a real treat. Set on the lower level, a buffet of fresh avocado, vegetables, berries, croissants, and cheeses fill the buffet table. Lovely servers are extremely attentive with bringing fresh cappuccinos or coffees and juices. The servers return to take an a la carte order choice of eggs, pancakes, sausage or all three. Additionally, they continually come around the breakfast area to ensure everything is exquisitely tasty and that you leave the buffet very full and content.
To book a reservation at Hotel Claris:
Go to the Hotel Claris website
Location: Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain