Breathtaking architecture, superb cultural activities, a famous drinking and dining scene and a Mediterranean climate are just a few reasons why Barcelona is one of the most desirable destinations around the globe. There are a tremendous amount of sights to see and areas to explore in this majestic seaside city, which means that holidays to Barcelona can be quite full on. |
With this in mind, I think it is important to take the time to sit back, relax and indulge. There are a number of excellent spa hotels in Barcelona - these are my personal recommendations.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Brilliantly located on the famous Passeig de Gracia – a hotspot for high end shopping and Gaudi architecture –The Mandarin Oriental Hotel provides complete luxury right in the heart of the Catalan capital. Their spa is a sanctuary of relaxation where you can fully unwind after a day of exploring. There are a number of amazing treatments available, as well as a lap pool, Oriental steam room, relaxation area and fitness centre. Situated 13 km from El Prat, your Barcelona airport shuttle driver can drop you at the doorstep in 20 minutes.
A stunning high rise luxury hotel found on the beach, just a stone’s throw from Sagrada Familia and Placa de Catalunya, Hotel Arts provides mesmerising panoramic views of the cityscape and the coastline. These are best enjoyed up in the heavens on the 43rd floor where you will find the excellent 43 The Spa complex. An oasis up in the clouds, this spa boasts fully equipped treatment rooms and a varied menu of treatments from skincare brand Natura Bisse. It also features spacious saunas, steam baths and serene hydrotherapy pools. A Barcelona airport shuttle will take between 15 and 20 minutes from El Prat.
Situated right in the heart of Barcelona, Hotel Omm is the perfect hotel for soaking up the culture and then unwinding and indulging after a long day. Spaciocomm is their glorious spa which combines natural materials with soft lighting, music and aromas for total relaxation. Their amazing water circuit session consists of a Turkish sauna, hydro massage and relaxation beds, plus other services and facilities that include gravitational beds, chromo-therapy, facials, massages and Pilates. The elegant and calming design, serene atmosphere and wide range of treatments make this a complete relaxation haven just a short stroll from many the city’s most famous areas. Hotel Omm is a 30 minute drive from the airport.
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Located a leisurely stroll from Barceloneta Beach and the city centre, Pullman Barcelona Skipper hotel is a fantastic place to restore your harmony thanks to their superb spa. The Skippers Spa has a host of excellent treatments which are designed improve your mind, body and spirit. The Spa Lounge features a spa bath, steam bath, cyclone shower, aromatherapy shower, sauna, ice fountain and fitness room. The hydromassage pool also offers spectacular views of Montjuic. Jump in a Barcelona airport shuttle and you will be at the hotel in just 15 minutes.
These are my personal top 4 spa hotels in the city. Each is well located, scores high on the luxury rating, and provides the perfect oasis to fully unwind and recharge your batteries after a day of exploring. Choose any of these options as your accommodation to make your stay in this enchanting city a fantastic experience!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable Barcelona Airport shuttle, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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