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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Sexiest Honeymoon Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is the ultra-modern, unofficial cultural capital of Spain. Coined "the city of marvels," it lies between the sea and mountains along the Mediterranean; Barcelona is the largest city in the Catalonia area. It has a unique dialect and cultural differences from the rest of the country. Eclectic energy persists here, with a famed party scene with 24x7 offerings. Fabled architecture lines the city's streets, while an adult drink on the beach is always available. Here are the sexiest honeymoon hotels in Barcelona.

The 28-room Mercer offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel and the amenities of a larger resort. It is tucked away on a charming, cobblestone street in the Gothic Quarter, and it's within walking distance to many top attractions. You can imbibe on the rooftop deck, in the cocktail lounge, in the tapas restaurant. You will also find a terrace on the hotel's fourth floor that houses a pool and offers views over ancient rooftops.

Stories about Picasso work their way around the rooftop pool bar at The Serras. The painter's former studio – nestled in the historic city center, Barrio Gótico – is now a portrait of contemporary luxury, its ambiance trendy yet unpretentious. The 28 rooms are comfortably chic. Bold geometric patterns accent their natural color palette with touches of wood and iron; balconies overlook the old city or yacht-filled port or the Mediterranean Sea. Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons helms the Informal restaurant, busily adding his twist to Catalan favorites.

Blessed with a prime piece of Las Ramblas real estate, the Hotel 1898 invokes Spain's luxuriant late 19th-century past with its architecture and decoration. But guests get thoroughly contemporary pampering, with sterling service, elegant rooms, a spa, and fine dining. Hotel 1898 has two pools: an indoor pool in an atmospheric grotto and a rooftop pool with panoramic Barcelona views; it is the perfect choice for honeymooners wanting history and comfort right on the bustling Las Ramblas.

With a dazzling array of contemporary architecture, Hotel Arts Barcelona is renowned the world over for its impeccable service and lavish suites. The penthouses are located on the hotel's top floors and offer butler service and use of a MINI Cooper. The hotel has an exclusive spa situated on the 43rd floor. Visit the terraced gardens, infinity-edge pool, the remarkable collection of Spanish art, or the five restaurants – including the acclaimed Enoteca Paco Pérez, with a wine cellar.

At the Olivia Balmes Hotel, design is king. Almost every inch of this upscale hotel radiates sleek minimalism, giving it a sophisticated, modern vibe. It lies in the heart of Barcelona's bustling, tree-lined Eixample neighborhood within walking distance, high-end shops, trendy restaurants, and the city's historic areas. Lovely Barcelona views are available from the rooftop terrace and pool.

Ideally located near Barcelona's major attractions, Mandarin Oriental offers an evocative setting on Passeig de Gràcia. With contemporary interiors, the 120 suites are among the most luxurious in the city. Carme Ruscalleda is the two-Michelin-starred Moments Restaurant, casual Blanc, and Banker's Bar. Terrat rooftop bar serves Peruvian delights. The spa is a haven of serenity, making Mandarin Oriental the perfect base to explore the Catalan capital.

The W Barcelona provides 26 floors of stunning, contemporary luxury and uninterrupted beachfront access. More than a hotel, this modernist treasure is ideally situated where historic Barcelona meets the sea. Wind down in your spacious suite and discover unique dishes when dining at FIRE. Party the night away at Eclipse, the 26th-floor rooftop bar, or have a cocktail at W Lounge; take to the water on the W Catamaran or plunge into the Sun Deck infinity-edge indoor pool. W Barcelona is one of the best hotels in Barcelona.

Even though El Palace is near the hustle and bustle of downtown, the hotel is a quiet haven. It is mere steps from the fashionable Paseo de Gracia, the wonderful Las Ramblas, and the historic Gothic District. Feel the pull of centuries gone by in your classic room with a marble bathroom and fireplace. Watch the sunset over far-off roofs at the 360-degree rooftop terrace. The immense tasseled room keys are a delightful touch of nostalgia.

The chic and luxurious Ohla hotel lies in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This boutique hotel offers 74 rooms with plush beds and high-tech amenities. One stand-out feature here is sexy showers that sit in the middle of the rooms. The chic rooftop pool and lounge offer incredible views along with a space to sunbathe. Dining options include a Michelin star restaurant, an inviting tapas bar, and a cocktail bar. Ohla is the place for an upscale, eco-friendly romantic getaway.

An icon in the heart of modernist Barcelona, Majestic is an elite 272-room hotel near Gaudí's notable buildings at Paseo de Gracia. Reserve the Majestic Royal Penthouse and discover catch-your-breath views over Sagrada Familia cathedral. A Michelin star restauranteur oversees the refined buffet breakfast and hotel gastronomy. Try the farm-to-table SOLC restaurant and partake of after-dinner drinks at La Dolce Vitae rooftop terrace.

Fantastic weather, iconic architecture, beaches, fantastic restaurants, and extensive vineyards fairly sum up the canvas of Barcelona. It is unquestionably one fascinating honeymoon destination; the city heightens the romantic aura and adds sparkle to your getaway. These are the sexiest honeymoon hotels in Barcelona.

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