Soho House Barcelona

Soho House Barcelona

in a sprawling 18th-century mansion house in the city’s
Gothic Quarter, the eighteenth property from the
Soho House Group
could not be better located for a weekend
exploring Barcelona, whether
that means hitting the beach in the summer months or following in
Gaudi’s footsteps on a more cultural trip.

The interiors channel the characteristically understated Soho
House vibe (we’d most liken it to
House) effortlessly blended with traditional Catalan
touches such as vibrant fabrics, patterned tiles and stylish
chandeliers, all of which fill high ceilinged rooms with plenty of
Mediterranean warmth. With cheerful staff and the expected Soho
House amenities alongside that laid-back creative community spirit,
this might just be our new favourite hangout in one of our all-time
favourite cities.


57 guestrooms overlook the bustling Port Vell marina, ranging
from the small and snug to expansive corner rooms featuring beds
big enough for four, wrought-iron Romeo and Juliet balconies and
richly coloured Persian carpets. White-washed walls are softened
with satisfyingly swishy curtains, indulgently upholstered velvet
armchairs, pineapple-shaped lamp bases and vintage copper touches.
A combination of mid-century European finds, local antiques gems
and specially made Soho House pieces give rooms that chic ‘undone’
look which we’d so like to transport into our own home.

What’s for breakfast?

You can always bank on a spread at Soho House. Order from the a
la carte menu of healthy egg-white and spinach omelette, runny and
rich eggs Benedict or glorious berry pancakes. Can’t decide? Opt
for the extensive buffet where you can stuff yourself silly with
cereal, locally cured meats, a selection of cheese, toast, fresh
fruit and yoghurt. If the weather’s nice, head up to the roof
terrace so you can linger over your coffee until mid-morning while
taking in panoramic views of the city.

How about lunch and dinner?

The Club restaurant up on the fifth floor is open all day and is
a sociable space for a relaxed lunch or dinner. Choose from a large
selection of tapas plates and other Mediterranean-inspired dishes
alongside the expected salads, soups and hamburgers – all of which
can be enjoyed on the roof, weather permitting. If you’re after
more of a refined affair, head to
on the ground floor. Also open for breakfast, you’d
do best to save this for dinner as the Italian restaurant is
renowned for serving some of the best pasta outside Italy – the
lobster spaghetti is to die for – with an impressive wine list to
boot, as well as delicious champagne cocktails.

Is there a bar?

Of course. The bar on the club floor has a solid selection of
local and global wines alongside a cocktail list boasting all the
classics as well as some House twists – don’t miss the Soho
negroni, but rest assured that whatever your tipple of choice,
these guys will make it for you. DJs spin the decks at the weekend,
when the space fills up with Barcelona’s cool crowd. As always, you
can head up to the roof with a drink in hand if you’re in need of
some fresh air. Cecconi’s also has a bar which we’d recommend for
an aperitif.


Alongside the restaurants, bars and roof terrace, the house also
has a Cowshed spa, gym (complete with workout and yoga studios,
spin classes, steam room and House Press juice bar) and two pools –
one on the rooftop and one in the spa.

Things you should know

The pearlescent mosaic indoor pool and spa are open to the
public, so even if you’re not staying at the House you can still
treat yourself with some of their facilities.

Within a short walk you can find…

Pretty much everything! Head down to the beach for paella and
prosecco or wander into town to explore Barcelona’s never-ending
labyrinth of streets packed with cafes, restaurants, bars and
galleries – you’ll never be far from home.

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