Barcelona, Spain

Margot House

Rates from (ex tax)$249.45

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 (EUR235.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Scandi sensibility


Casa Batlló's block

Make yourself at home in Barcelona’s Margot House; borrow books and bikes, help yourself at the bar cart and in the kitchen, and use this boutique hotel’s house-made city guide to get to know the Catalan capital like a local.

Smith Extra

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A glass of white wine each on arrival and bike tour


Photos Margot House facilities

Need to know


Nine, including five suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $249.45 (€214), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €0.72 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 (EUR235.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include buffet breakfast.


Borrow books from Margot House’s on-site library or, if you’re feeling more active, take one of the hotel’s Brompton cycles-for-hire for a spin around the city.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, free bottled water and Aesop bath products.

Our favourite rooms

In the Junior Suites, you’ll find a raw-concrete and light-wood ensuite bathroom with a double-rainfall shower; talk about washing your troubles away. Natural light-filled Room 2, a Deluxe Suite, also has a standalone bath tub in the bedroom and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Packing tips

Take a cue from the hotel’s decor and pack your Wes Anderson-inspired best: think pink 1960s shift dresses or something with a hint of paisley (perhaps even a boy scout badge if you’re going all-out).


The hotel’s public areas are all accessible, and Room 8 has been specially adapted for wheelchair users.


Over-eights are welcome, but not particularly catered to.


The hotel recycles, uses seasonal and organic food, and offers Brompton cycles to hire.

Food and Drink

Photos Margot House food and drink

Top Table

Opt for a cosy two-top table and adjust the personal mood lighting as you like.

Dress Code

There’s no need to be formal here; go for effortlessly stylish brunch-with-your-mates attire.

Hotel restaurant

Breakfast is dished out in the Margot Sala; pastries are baked by chef Jaime Santianes, and there’s an assortment of muesli, fresh seasonal fruits, meats and cheeses, freshly-squeezed orange juice and classic egg dishes to choose from. Although the restaurant doesn’t do lunch or dinner, you need only ask the lovely kitchen staff and they’ll prepare snacks for you 24 hours a day.

Hotel bar

You’ll find the vintage honesty bar cart at the edge of the library. It’s stocked with wines, cava and classic cocktail fixings. 

Last orders

Breakfast to your heart’s content from 8am to 11am during the week and 8.30am to 11.30am on the weekends.

Room service

On request, the likes of Club Margot sandwiches, salmon toast and gazpacho can be brought to your room.


Photos Margot House location
Margot House
Paseo de Gracia, 46


Barcelona Airport is 22 kilometres away; the hotel can arrange a shuttle service for up to four people for €21 a person each way.


Services from major cities, including Girona, Madrid and Valencia pull into Sans station, just five kilometres from the hotel; arrange one way transfers for €10 a person.


There's no parking at the hotel, but if you're wheeling your way through Spain, parking is available nearby for between €35 and €60 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Just down Passeig de Gràcia you’ll find Gaudí’s most accomplished civil work, La Pedrera; after all, no visit to Barcelona is complete without a little Gaudí gawking. Visit local botanical garden Jardins Mossen Costa I Ilobera for photo-ops with strange-looking cacti and palm trees; the New York Times voted it one of the world’s top 10 gardens. It’s a can’t-miss in the spring, and entry is free. Wander by Barcino, the last remains of the Roman wall, and head over to Las Ramblas to pick up nibbles at Boqueria market, Europe’s biggest food market.

Local restaurants

The wooden tables of laid-back Granja Petitbo are laden with magazines for you to peruse while the friendly staff fetch your food. Get your tapas fix just steps from Margot House at Tapas 24, or really splash out on an evening meal at Barcelona favourite Can Valles. Carnivores will love meat-heavy Argentinian restaurant 9 Reinas (+34 932 72 47 66), where you can try exotic meats from around the world. 

Local cafés

Brunch your heart out at photogenic Vigadi Café, which serves eggs many ways, jambon toasts, and all manner of breakfast beverages. For coffee and cocktails at all hours, look to Ocaña cafe; this music-filled space also dishes out sharing snacks and light meals. Keep an eye out for cafe-on-the-go Skye Coffee Co (+34 699 54 21 48), which pours out the sweet ichor of life from a silver CitröenHY coffee van; order a café con leche and a pastry to keep you moving. too. 

Local bars

For wine and light bites, head to legendary bar Xampanyet, which is known for its eponymous wine but of course serves up tapas, too. The crowd at petite and atmospheric Bar Mut is always a mix of locals and foreigners, and although the tapas plates are on the pricey side, they’re well worth it. Book ahead for dinner. 


Photos Margot House reviews

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 homey hotel in the Catalan capital and unpacked their cava and Gaudí nanoblock set, a full account of their boutique break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Margot House in Barcelona…

If you have to loop back on Margot House’s low-key entrance on bustling Passeig de Gràcia’s, you’re not alone; we merrily strolled right by the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it signage. But once inside this boutique hotel’s homey Scandinavian-inspired lobby, you’ll thank your lucky sailor’s hat you found it. 

The guestrooms are bright and airy thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, calm white walls and wood floors, and a less-is-more aesthetic. The library invites you to borrow a book, curl up in an inviting armchair, and pour yourself a drink from the retro golden bar cart. Feeling peckish? Help yourself in the kitchen. Want to explore the city? Take one of the house-designed city guides and borrow a Brompton bike. When in Barcelona, your home from home is Margot House, so grab some cava and make your Barcelona break as whimsical as you like.

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 Margot House’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The cool, uncluttered decor; friendly helpful front desk; excellent breakfasts.

Don’t expect

A decent cup of tea.


Stayed on 30 May 2017

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