The message from Spain's most exciting seaside city is: Barcelona is here and flourishing. Innovative, faster-paced, bustling and hospitable, for sheer joie de vivre it is just as alluring as ever—and the weather is seldom less than ideal

It is almost impossible to exaggerate the pleasures of a visit to the seaside city of Barcelona, one of the great Mediterranean cities and Europe’s top weekend destination. It combines tradition, modernity, style, art, architecture, a bustling street life that turns into an all-night party—and weather that is seldom less than ideal. While other European city-dwellers are gritting their teeth in midwinter rain and sleet, Barcelona is already sparkling in spring-like sunshine. The autumn sun shines well into November—and even in the heart of winter there is little rain.


So, where to stay? If you wish to be at the heart of the city, the five-star Hotel Condes de Barcelona is perfect: right there on the shop-filled Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample area, across the street from Gaudi's Pedrera, and a real pleasure. Created from two turn-of-the-century former palaces, recently restored and facing each other across the street, the Hotel Condes is one of Barcelona's most popular, enjoyable and glamorous hotels. It has a rooftop bar and pool and its restaurant, Lasarte, boasts two Michelin stars. Furthermore, our Members receive special rates to stay here, and to dine.

The main palace was once Casa Batilo, and the neo-mediaeval façade shows strong Gaudí influences in its intricate wrought-iron balconies, swirling marble staircases and colourful tiles. Modern attractions include comfortable and elegant guest rooms with swish marble bathrooms with spa baths, reproductions of Spanish paintings and soundproof windows. Another definite attraction is that super rooftop terrace, swimming pool and the Alaire Terrace Bar, which all look out over Gaudi's strange extraterrestrial sculptures atop the Pedrera. This is great for a cocktail as the sun sets over Barcelona, and supper on the roof may be accompanied by live jazz as well as great views of the floodlit city.

The Condes de Barcelona is renowned for its cuisine, which is under the expert control of renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui. The hotel's fine dining restaurant, Lasarte, is a gastronomic experience—diners have called it everything from 'sublime' to 'amazing' and all accolades in between. Elegant and intimate, it seats only 30 diners and its cooking style is Catalan-Basque. We highly recommend it (and do book early—it is extremely popular!). There are other, less formal restaurants, including the gastro bistro Restaurant Loidi and of course the fabulous Alaire Terrace Bar (above), with its panoramic views.

Exclusive Club rates

Our Members enjoy special VIP rates at this excellent Barcelona hotel, saving up to 58% off the rack rates of any of the room categories, together with complimentary room upgrades (if available on arrival). Members also enjoy a complimentary glass of cava for each guest and 5% off the total restaurant bill—rather a good offer when one of the restaurants has two Michelin stars.

In addition, the first Members to book the new Design rooms can take advantage of the special introductory Blue Ribbon rate. These are 25 sq metres in size, contemporary, high-tech rooms in the Edificio Centre building, in a brand new wing of the hotel. They have views of the street or over a pretty Eixample courtyard.

For full details, to be first to snap up the Blue Ribbon deals and to check availability for all room categories and dates, please call the Member Services team on 020 7399 2960 or follow the link below.

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¶ Our exclusive Club rates are available to Members and their travelling companions only. To check the hotel's availability on your preferred dates, please click the specific hotel link (above or left) or visit the Club website Travel pages to browse more hotels (click here) or call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.




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