Don’t judge a book by its cover; the salmon pink facade of Soho House Barcelona mayparade as blushing, but this flirt-forward señorita is a plain-speaking pleasure-pusher. Peppered with gothic influences, Catalan prints and palettes, vaulted ceilings, and a mismatch of bespoke and mid-century furnishings, interiors pay tribute to Barcelona’s boom years when Modernisme was the manoeuvre a la mode for the city’s flourishing middle classes. And booming it remains – not least on the rooftop where Soho Mules are rolled out in the shadow of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the marina-facing pool makes a fine perch for yacht-spotting.
Please note, if you are not a Soho House member, to access this members-only property a 12-month Soho Friends membership will be added to your booking for €140.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £257.02 (€297), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €6.78 per person per night on check-out.
Rates don’t include breakfast, but a la carte options can be purchased at the club.
A Soho Friends membership (which will be charged to non-member room rates for an additional €140) is a global membership that gives you access to Soho House bedrooms, plus benefits at spas, restaurants, Cowshed, Studios and Soho Home. Please note, Soho Friends membership does not give you direct access to the Club. If you have purchased a Soho Friends membership through Mr & Mrs Smith within the past year, please call our travel team directly to book your Soho Friends member rates. Please note, existing Soho House members should book directly through Soho House as Mr & Mrs Smith cannot offer their membership discount.
At the hotel
Rooftop pool, Cowshed spa, gym, two restaurants, spinning studio, private cinema. In rooms: Grind coffee, tea, homemade biscuits, boozy minibar, Soho Skin amenities, full-size Cowshed bath products, Smart TV, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, Robert radio.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms use mismatched prints, statement rugs and antique furniture to fuse Soho House’s English eccentricity with colourful Catalonian flair. Small rooms are, as the name suggests, quite cosy, but have everything you need for an indulgent city break. Though if you plan on staying a while, the super king-size bed and rolltop bath tub will make you feel right at home – the views of Marina Port Vell from the private terrace aren’t too shabby either.
Open all year round, and heated in winter, the rooftop pool is the beating heart of Soho House Barcelona with rows of canopied, candy-stripe daybeds and almost 360 degree views over the marina, ancient churches and the Collserola mountains which loom at the city limits. Kids are welcome until noon, after which things get a little more grown-up.
The club’s adult-only spa features four caverns for muscle-melting treatments, all undertaken with their signature Cowshed products as well as specialist lines for men and mums. There’s an indoor saltwater pool and sauna for post-massage dips and detoxes, as well as a salon area for manis, pedis and waxing. The gym takes up an entire floor of the house, with cardio equipment, weights and two studios where you can pick from over 30 free classes. In the main studio you’ll find yoga, dance, strength and boxing – as well as a number of more curated ‘plus’ sessions which, for an extra €10, offer more intimate groups and a post-workout shake. For undivided attention, book a session with the in-house PT. Those with a competitive streak will love the House Rights Studio’s atmospheric spinning classes with two ever-changing leaderboards up front – pedal it out with your beau before winding down in the mixed steam room.
Dig out those itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikinis for languid afternoons sipping and splashing on the rooftop – and a playlist full of Rosalía to get you in the mood.
There are a limited number of room types available for wheelchair users, just ask Smith’s travel team when booking.
Welcome, with restrictions; little ones can use the pool til noon, rooftop til 6pm and the 5th floor club till 8pm. Babysitting can be arranged on request, cots can be added to rooms for free and rollaways for an additional charge.
It’s reassuring to know that Soho House are working to deliver an environmental impact strategy across their sites. With 2030 goals set to enhance and standardise recycling programmes and responsible food-waste management at every outpost of the member’s club globally. They also work with local suppliers selected for their like-minded responsibility. In the kitchen, there’s scrutiny around how Soho House sources coffee, cocoa and palm oil, as well as sustainable seafood and responsibly reared meat. Expect greater choice of meat-free dishes and seasonal ingredients whenever practical. Measures to assess Soho House’s carbon footprint and reduce emissions are ongoing.
It’s all about perspective. In the summer months, zoom out on the rooftop with views over the city and mountains. Come winter, zoom in with a pew around the open kitchen to watch House Kitchen’s chef’s slice their way through the evening.
Take inspiration from Gaudi and the Catalan Modernists in figure hugging fits, curvy silhouettes and a generous serving of floral prints.
You’ll find the House Kitchen in the 5th-floor clubhouse serving laid-back Mediterranean bites whichever way you want them. There’s a dedicated spot near the kitchen for sit-down bookings but the kitchen’s come-as-you-are vibe means you can get stuck in wherever you feel most comfortable. The chicken paillard is a favourite among meat-eating members, while the mushroom risotto wins the heart of veggies, but there’s plenty of lighter soups, salads and tapas to keep you going, too. The more formal option, Cecconi’s, is another Soho House staple, where the who’s who of Barca’s creative sphere come to see and be seen. Alessio Biangini’s menu of Northern Italian fare features dishes like spaghetti lobster and agnolotti del plin sprinkled with black truffle, all served under a striking double vaulted ceiling. Fill your boots at the weekly Sunday Feast, where Italian classics of every genre – salads, seafood, pasta, pizza and desserts – are laid out in stations.
Take your pick – at Cecconi’s you’ll find fine wines from all over the grape-loving boot, alongside all your classic cocktails. Pop in for a pre-dinner Bellini, or opt for a citrusy take on the original Americano. The Club Bar’s living room atmosphere is perfect for day-to-night lounging, but more often than not you’ll find the party at the Rooftop Bar, where house tonics, frozen cocktails and craft beer is poured into the early house. Hot tip: there’s nothing like a tequila-infused Picante della casa to spice up your night.
It’s all-day dining at the club's House Kitchen, where bites are served from 8am till midnight (11pm on Sundays). Catch lunch – or Sunday brunch – at Cecconi’s between 12pm and 5pm, dinner from 7pm till midnight (1am on Fridays and Saturdays).
Order anything from the House Kitchen between 8pm and midnight. But if it’s just a snack you’re after, the minibar is packed with over 40 items from crisps and popcorn to vegetable bites and protein bars.
Sandwiched between the city’s iconic Gothic Quarter and the Barceloneta beach, you’ll find Soho House Barcelona’s dazzling pink facade stealing the show in Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, just a two-minute walk from the Rambla.
Barcelona Airport is a 20-minute drive away with flights arriving from the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. From here, a taxi is around €35.
Sants Station is approximately four kilometres away. From here, a taxi to the hotel will set you back around €15. Sants is one of the city’s major rail hubs, linking cities across Spain and beyond – be in Madrid within two hours, or France within three.
Central Barcelona is super walkable so you’re unlikely to need a car. If you plan on straying further afield then the metro station has you covered, though if you must drive, there's a Saba carback 100 metres from the club.
Worth getting out of bed for
Step outside the front door and you’ll be treated to the palm-flanked charm of Duc de Medinaceli square, a former Fransiscan convent which you may recognise from Amaldovar’s All About My Mother. The neighbouring Port Vell is home to all manner of aquatic pursuits, from yacht spotting at the OneOcean superyacht marina to the Maritime Museum and the Barcelona Aquarium, but you can’t beat a dip in the sea itself. Luckily, Barceloneta beach is just a 15-minutes walk away from the hotel, sprinkled with guinguetas for a post-tanning Cava pick-me-up. Back in the club’s enviable Gothic Quarter ‘hood, stop in at the Basilica de la Mercè, a baroque 18th-century church whose building was prompted by an alleged apparition of the Madonna on the very same site. If you’re around in September, the church is the heart of the La Mercè Festival – a five-day celebration of Barcelona’s patron saint. There’s no shortage of eye candy either, aside from Gaudi’s, dare we say almost finished Sagrada Famiglia, the city is a triumph of Modernisme – an architectural movement born of Catalonia’s 20th-century industrial boom. Start with the hop hits; curvy Casa Batlló (whose roof resembles the spine of a dragon) and its neighbour, Casa Amatller, before working your way through undulating Park Güell. But there are plenty of lesser known treasures worth hunting out, too. Lluís Domènech i Montaner (Barcelona’s other starchitect) collaborated with some of the city’s best artists, designers and sculptures to create Casa Lleó i Morera, each of them leaving their own touch on the building through Modernist carving, and colour-popping interiors chock full with tiles and floral motifs. And, if you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, the ground floor of the building is now home to a Loewe store. The Picasso Museum (when in Rome…) houses one of the largest collections of the artist’s work, while those with more contemporary tastes can seek solace at the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona with names like Basquait and Spero among their permanent collection and a rotating cast of temporary exhibitions. The bustling food market of La Boqueria is a must for filling-up on Catalan treats; best followed, if we may, by a wine-fuelled people-watching stint outside one of the neighbouring bars.
The oldest restaurant in the city, Can Culleretes is somewhat of a Catalonian right of passage. Inside its 18th-century building, you’ll find ornate tiles, photos of famous Culleretes diners and a bunch of story-telling murals. They’re funny stories, too – the restaurant takes its name from a phrase frequently bandied around the kitchen in the restaurant’s early days; Girls, teaspoons! The set menu features traditional dishes like grilled squid, wild boar stew and roasted duck with prunes, but keep an eye out for their monthly tapas night, too. Dos Palillos – or ‘two chopsticks’ – is one of the city’s 19 Michelin-star restaurants, but there’s nothing remotely stuffy about it. Choose from sushi, sashimi and tempura in their laid back sake bar, or opt for something a little more romantic in the secluded and intimate main space where a single table wraps around the open kitchen and atmospheric lighting sets the tone for an adventurous fusion of Spanish and Japanese fare. A hop, skip and a jump away you’ll also find Bar Cañete, a family-owned tapas spot which is a firm favourite among locals. The place is usually full, but asking the concierge to make a call sometimes does the trick – the team at Soho House can pull a few favours when needed.
The three Marks behind Three Marks share more than just a name; they also harbour a shared obsession with damn-good speciality coffee. Worlds apart from the bulk of Barca’s bodacious buildings, this minimalist industrial cafe makes a fine spot to read and re-caffeinate, with stacks of cultural quarterlies to bury your head in.
You can count Paradisoamong the recent flock of clandestine city bars, but the sandwich shop facade it hides behind is more than just a cover – its pastrami paninis will put you in good stead for an evening of liquor-based treats. Patrons enter the wood-slatted speakeasy through a fridge door, and as a novelty, that’s just the start. Alongside your regular cocktails you’ll find a host of sculptural (and yet, surprisingly drinkable) concept concoctions; steaming, sci-fi Cosmopolitans ready to shoot off into space, honeycomb negroni’s and rum-infused daiquiris served inside a book. For more traditional tipples, Bar Brutalis the brooding bodega spearheading Barcelona’s natural wine scene.