There is a saying in Catalan, 'Como Dios Manda’, which suits The Serra’s hotel perfectly; roughly translated it means 'as God Orders It’’ - with that being said, if God was to order a boutique city hotel, The Serra’s would be it.
For those visiting Barcelona on a work trip or wanting simply to get away for the weekend, then The Serra’s is a wonderful place to stay.
This mid 19th century designed building is snugly located between a string of grand facades, overlooking the bobbing boats in the quiet harbour and the ocean beyond.
As soon as you enter the high-ceilinged, light-filled foyer it becomes clear that a lot of thought has gone into the design of the hotel. Everywhere you look you can see a mixture of traditional styles and contemporary materials. Efforts to continue this modern yet comfortable style extends throughout, especially to the rooms and suites where guests are greeted with cozy interiors and state of the art facilities. No expense has been spared when it comes to comfort; the beds are almost impossible to get out of and spending an hour (or two) unwinding from the busy streets of the city in the exceptional boat-shaped baths, is an absolute must.
As tempting as it is to stay in your room, the beautiful and historic city of Barcelona is on the doorstep, ready to be explored. Throughout the hotel, you will always find helpful staff members who are all too happy to provide you with good museum and restaurant recommendations, as well as book tickets and make reservations. The hotel is well located, with everything seemingly a 10-minute drive away or less, apart from the airport, but that too is conveniently close. Our advice would be to gaup at the Gaudi buildings, experience the excellent Catalan cuisine, and then walk it off by getting lost in the ancient labyrinthine city streets.
If getting out and about simply sounds too exhausting then worry not, just head to The Serras’s roof terrace and stay put. Enjoy the delicious tapas from the bar menu (the 'Coca de Guacamole & Coca de Steak Tartar are particularly delicious) accompanied with some local Prosecco. If you get too hot then take a dip in the refreshing plunge pool and take in the stunning views. For dinner, why not stay in and eat at the Michelin starred Informal Restaurant downstairs.
The Serra’s is a hugely comfortable, quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, and is sure to make any trip to this beautiful city all the more memorable.