Need to know
91 rooms, including eight suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $247.36 (€218), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.48 per person per night on check-in.
The hotel is named after Catalan novelist, playwright and poet Caterina Albert i Paradís, who wrote under the pseudonym Victor Català.
At the hotel
Spaciomm spa with hammam and Jacuzzi, rooftop swimming pool and a solarium overlooking La Pedrera, limousine and valet service.
Our favourite rooms
Those looking out onto Paseo de Grácia have the best views; those facing the interior garden have bigger balconies.
The Spaciomm Spa has eight treatment rooms offering shiatsu massage, facials, aromatherapy and underwater massage. There’s also a hammam, gym and hairdressing salon. The more adventurous can try the gravitational space, where gently rocking beds accompanied by chromotherapy make for a very different sort of relaxation room.
Swimwear – Barcelona has its own beach. If you’re vegetarian, research meat-free places to eat.
Sir Victor can supply a personal shopper to spruce up your style.
The restaurant is not suitable for small children; a menu at the bar caters for them. An extra bed (free for under-12s, otherwise €70 a night), or a baby cot (free) can be added to the Suite, Junior Suite and Suite Paseo de Gracia categories.