Unsurprisingly, we loved Soho House Barcelona. Although we didn’t stay (they don’t have any family rooms) we popped in for a few hours every day whilst we were in Barcelona. (It’s worth noting that you can only visit here if you’re a Soho House member, with a member or are staying.)
This really is such a beautiful house. Based in what was a 19th Century apartment block in the Gothic Quarter overlooking the Port Vell it’s also a pretty convenient location and within walking distance to most of the city’s sites.
On the ground floor is the lovely entrance hall complete with typical Catalan tiled ceiling and vintage light fittings and furnishings.
A sitting room/events room is off to the left:
The simple white-washed walls really show-off the fun, bright artwork, amazing lights and beautiful furniture to full effect.
Also on this floor is Cecconi’s:
We loved the main atrium and the fact that the light and planting made you feel like you were outside.
Take the lift downstairs to the gym, cinema and Cowshed (all on different floors):
Alongside the Cowshed is the indoor pool (which feels very Spanish) and the gorgeous changing rooms fit for a screen siren.
On the opposite side of the house (which you have to get a different set of lifts too) is a bar (The Green Room) and 36- seat cinema:
I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening!
Back above ground and a floor or so up is the Square Bar and House Kitchen:
Unsurprisingly for us the complimentary pick & mix was a great hit, as was the photo booth – which can be found near the loos, alongside the Marina Room (a private event space):
Lastly, the icing on the cake is suitably on the rooftop. Here, you’ll find the small but perfectly formed pool, outdoor dining and bar along with great views of Barcelona’s skyline and Port:
As we went in peak-season it was very busy on the rooftop. The pool and sun-lounging space is very small so you have to be patient if you want to relax in the sun and if you have children there are specified swimming times.
This is quite possibly one of our favourite houses, I love the way that every day we visited we discovered something new. It’s a real treasure-trove of stunning architectural and interior details with the odd bit of fun thrown in:
I will definitely be back to stay in one of their 57 bedrooms!
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