You will think you’ve stepped onto a movie set when you enter the lobby of the Arai, with its extravagant balustrades and graceful stone staircase. This luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Gothic Quarter is a good choice for families, as several of their very plush rooms are designed to accommodate more than a couple. All of them have nicely designed kitchens (which is what makes it an “aparthotel”) in exquisitely furnished rooms within a framework of 18th-century stone walls. The suite sleeps four in two private rooms separated from each other, which provides privacy for two couples, and it features two terraces, each with a Jacuzzi. The whole eclectic mishmash of design elements, from oriental to baroque, in woods, metal, leather, and glass, somehow works together to create a beautiful overall hotel environment. Rooms have balconies with a view either toward the mountains or the lovely Plaça la Verónica below. And as if that’s all not enough, the Arai also welcomes your dog.
Arai Aparthotel Barcelona
Carrer d’Avinyó, 30
Our Rating Neighborhood Barri Gotic, La Ribera and El Born Transportation Metro: Jaume I Phone 93-320-39-50 Prices 154€–369€ double; 341€–422€ suite Amenities 2 restaurants; pool; hot tub; gym; sauna; free Wi-Fi Units 31 units Web site Arai Aparthotel Barcelona
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