The Michelin Guide recently published the list of best hotels in Spain. Only five have achieved the highest decoration of three keys, while a dozen have two. Of all of them, only one is in Barcelona, And in Barcelona there is an accommodation that has managed to enter the intermediate category and it is not even the historic Palace nor the emblematic W.

The hotel in Barcelona that has received two keys in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide is the Mandarin Oriental, of five stars. The hotel chain’s accommodation opened its doors in 2009 and since then it has been consolidating itself as one of the best in the capital of Catalonia. Furthermore, it is located in a Prime location, which makes it one of the most special accommodations.


Old Palace in the Palace-castle of Olite.


The Parador located in the old palace-castle of the kings of Navarra

This is the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the best in Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona
Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona is located in the heart of Paseo de Gracia, a few meters from the Golden Square of L’Eixample. A few steps from the impressive entrance you can see some of the most incredible modernist buildings in Barcelona, ​​such as Casa Batlló or La Pedrera, so it is located in one of the best places in the city.

The hotel, which was recently purchased by the Saudi investment fund Olayan, has 120 rooms full of luxury, and you can even stay in huge suites. In addition, it also has two swimming pools (one covered and one on the rooftop), as well as an impressive spa for guests who wish to have a luxurious relaxation experience. Between his gastronomic options, It has up to four bars and restaurants where you can taste all kinds of delicatessen.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona: how much does it cost?

Penthouse Suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona
Penthouse Suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona

There are several types of rooms at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona. The most ‘basic’, a room with garden views and oak floors, can cost up to 1,000 euros per night, but if you want not to skimp on expenses and have a maximum luxury experience, there is the option of spending the night in the Penthouse Suite: this huge attic occupies the entire top floor and has a master bedroom with its own living room, dressing room, bathroom and terrace.


This spectacular station was inaugurated in 1928 by King Alfonso XIII.  It quickly became the key rail connection between France and Spain.  Likewise, during World War II it was a refuge for Jews fleeing the Holocaust.  However, after its years of splendor it fell into abandonment in 1970. In 2002 it was classified as an Asset of Cultural Interest and at the end of this year it will become a luxury hotel managed by Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts.


The Spanish train station converted into a luxury hotel praised by the Financial Times, The Times and Le Figaro

It also has a second bedroom, kitchen, living/dining room for eight people and an adjoining terrace, as well as personalized service. Of course, reserving this suite for just one night may involve an outlay of up to 14,000 euros, although it is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious experiences you can have in the city of Barcelona.

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