Barcelona, Spain

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Rates from (inc tax)$451.63

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Catalan luxe


Prestigious Passeig de Gràcia

A serene retreat in the chic and buzzy Catalan capital, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona hotel oozes calm, from its Michelin-rated restaurant to its rooftop plunge pool and luxurious spa. Situated on one of the city’s most desirable avenues, the hotel isn't just an ideal location for exploring the city, but it also keeps company with the likes of designer boutiques and striking Gaudí architecture.

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Need to know


120, including 28 suites.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible. (If you arrive before your room’s ready and fancy freshening up, you’re welcome to visit the spa.)


Double rooms from $451.63 (€415), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR456.50), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (€39).


The so-sleek-it’s-almost-space-age spa has a full menu of treats, including couples’ massages. Lounge in the herbal steam room until it’s time for your treatment, and then saunter back to your room in your robe – there’s a dedicated lift for spa-going guests.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, personal trainers, fitness classes, free WiFi in common areas. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, DVD player, CD player, minibar, black-out curtains, Red Flower and Acqua di Parma toiletries. In-room WiFi costs €18 a day.

Our favourite rooms

Mandarin Rooms have fresh, stylish decor inside – all the hotel’s rooms get plenty of natural light – and also boast a terrace or balcony overlooking the gardens, ideal for private alfresco dining.


Split your swimming time between the hotel’s two pools: there’s a 12m pool in the spa (impressive for a city-centre hotel) and a narrow plunge pool on the rooftop terrace.

Packing tips

Bring your Catalan phrasebook: everyone speaks Spanish (and many people speak excellent English) but a few phrases in the native tongue will delight locals. Benvinguts a Catalunya!


Two rooms are adapted for wheelchair users, and the hotel’s common areas are accessible.


Small pets (weighing less than 40kg) are welcome – there are even special treats for dogs. See more pet-friendly hotels in Barcelona.


Welcome; baby cots or extra beds for under-12s (€120 a night for over-12s) can be added to parents’ rooms free.

Best for

Newborns to teenagers

Recommended rooms

Every room is big enough for an extra bed or at least two baby cots, but suites that have a separate living room will give family members more privacy.


When you’re not busy exploring Barcelona, keep kids occupied with the hotel’s stock of children’s books, U- and 12-rated DVDs, games consoles, computers, iPads, art and craft materials, board games and puzzles. Or, borrow a bike: this is a very cyclist-friendly city.

Swimming pool

The larger pool is in the spa, which is a kid-free zone. But, there’s also a small pool ideal for a dip on the rooftop terrace.


Kids can tuck into dishes from their own menu (such as hot dogs, pastas and croquettes) and restaurant staff can provide highchairs on request.


Book a babysitter for €25 an hour (with a €15 supplement after 11pm); give at least a day’s notice.

No need to pack

There’s plenty of baby and kid kit available: the hotel has baby cots, cot bedlinen, bed barriers, potties, bottle sterilizing facilities, socket covers, highchairs, booster seats, pushchairs, soft toys and books to borrow. Bedrooms have black-out blinds.


Nappies, baby wipes, formula milk, baby food and child-friendly snacks are all available to buy.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Moments doesn’t have any views, so pick a spot near the open kitchen to watch the chef at work.

Dress Code

Barcelona’s glitterati are often out in force at Moments, so dress up… but make sure not to look like you’re trying too hard.

Hotel restaurant

The two-Michelin-starred Moments restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and chef Carme Ruscalleda is focused on traditional Catalan flavours. Less-formal BistrEau, helmed by Angel Leon, dabbles in fabulously fresh seafood dishes from breakfast till dinner. The chef's table La Mesa has 12 spots for diners who want to watch some behind-the-scenes artistry. In summer, snacks are served in the beautiful outdoor Mimosa Garden and the rooftop Terrat, where you can grab light Japanese bites as you lounge by the plunge pool – hotel guests have the view to themselves until 7pm.

Hotel bar

The Banker’s Bar – guess what this part of the building used to be – serves classic cocktails and some of their own creations amid moody dark decor with black leather seats. Try the Bankers’ Martini, the Purple Emperor or one of the bespoke gin and tonics served during Wednesday’s late-night live performances.

Last orders

Drink at the Banker’s Bar until 1am (Sunday–Wednesday) or 3am (Thursday–Saturday). Dine at Moments 1:30pm–3.30pm and 8.30pm–10.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. BistrEau serves food from 7am to 11pm every day. Terrait is open 11am–2am.

Room service

Have snacks, meals or drinks sent to your room whenever you like, 24 hours a day.


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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
38 Passeig de Gràcia


Touch down at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 20 minutes away by car; there are regular flights from global destinations, including London, Paris and Rome.


The nearest station is Sants Estació, the main rail hub for Catalonia, which serves Paris, Madrid and other major European cities.


Barcelona is a fantastic city to see on foot, and the public transport network is extensive, convenient and fast – the Passeig de Gràcia metro station is across the street. There are also plentiful (and quite cheap) taxis, so if you’re staying in the city having a car of your own really isn’t necessary. If you do decide to drive, the nearest parking is €36 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

You could hardly get a more enviable location than the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s spot on the eminently strollable Passeig de Gràcia. it’s surrounded by boutiques and bistros, and frequented by cosmopolitan Catalans: if you’re after Tiffany’s baubles or Manolo Blahnik heels, they’re on your doorstep. There’s plenty more to do beside spend your euros, however. At the Museu Picasso de Barcelona, admire more than 3,800 of Picasso’s works and see the chronicle of the artist’s long relationship with Barcelona. Get there early: the queue soon snakes around the historic Born district’s alleys (Carrer Montcada 15-23; +34 (0)932 56 30 00; Don't miss La Boqueria: the most famous of Barcelona’s many markets, the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is a local institution. It’s the place to go to pick up ingredients, soak up the sights and sounds and mingle with the locals (Ramblas 100; +34 (0)933 02 72 60; Everyone who visits Barcelona goes to the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia, but there's a reason: Gaudí’s iconic (and unfinished) masterpiece might  probably the most obvious attraction in the Catalan capital, but it’s worth a visit to wonder at the level of detail. Every part of the giant building is intensely ornate (Carrer de Mallorca 401; +34 (0)934 55 02 47;

Local restaurants

Top tapas bar Botafumeiro is great for lunch or dinner – the seafood’s particularly recommended (Carrer Gran de Gràcia 81; +34 (0)932 18 42 30; An upscale but laid-back restaurant just steps from the hotel, Tapas 24 serves high-quality food at reasonable prices (Carrer de la Diputació 269; +34 (0)034 88 09 77; Enjoy oysters, tapas, wine and cocktails in the romantic Boca Grande Savoir Vivre in the cool Eixample part of town (Passaige de la Concepció 12; +34 (0)934 67 51 49; 


Local cafés

If you're hunting for sweet delights, star Catalan pastry chef Carles Mampel has created a string of tiny cake shops and tapas bars named Bubo across the city… our favourite is in the very hip El Born district, on the corner of a bustling square opposite historic Santa Maria del Mar church. Enjoy delicious small plates and tasty mojitos or sangria followed by cake creations so exquisite you almost won’t want to eat them – grab some delicately flavoured marshmallows or macarons to take home, too (Caputxes 10; +34 (0)932 68 72 24; No-frills crepe shop Creps Barcelona – also serving a range of teas and infusions – is conveniently located on a bustling central shopping street. Pop in for a sweet snack between boutiques (Via Laietana 45; +34 (0)933 01 54 01; And, the Crustó bakery is the ideal place to pick up some treats on your way to the beach or Park Güell (Valencia 246; +34 (0)933 01 54 01;


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Anonymous review

 Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury hotel in Barcelona and unpacked their gourmet marshmallows from Bubo and bottles of excellent cava, a full account of their Spanish city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona…
As Barcelona locations go, you can’t get much better than this: the Passeig de Gràcia, right on your doorstep, is the place for both boutique browsing and particularly elegant people watching (you’re also just a few minutes from the beach, las Ramblas, the gothic quarter and a host of other Catalan capital delights). But, there’s more to the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona than just its impressive address. Once you’ve left your luggage with the smartly dressed doormen and stepped inside the high-ceilinged lobby (full of with natural light, welcoming staff and elegant fellow guests), you’re fully ensconced in luxury. From the Michelin-starred restaurant to the glittering spa, everything here is first class.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The service, especially the attentiveness of the concierge. The rooms were spacious, quiet, and modern. Restaurant was great as was the spa. The view from the rooftop was gorgeous! Perfect location for shopping and seeing the city. I did a running tour of the city with Go! Running Tours. They met me at the hotel and we ran all over Barcelona. It was an amazing way to see all of the city in one day. There is also a great little cafe called Garriga right around the corner from the hotel - an excellent spot for a light breakfast, especially if you want a proper coffee.

Don’t expect

Nightlife or family-friendly dining options at this hotel.


Stayed on 10 Sep 2015