Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Claris Barcelona

Hotel Claris is a stylish five-star hotel in the Eixample quarter of Barcelona, just minutes from some of the city's biggest attractions. Located within a converted 20th century palace, interiors at the luxurious hotels are smart and contemporary whilst featuring the intriguing addition of ancient artefacts and cultural artwork. With an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop restaurant and a tapas bar, Hotel Claris promises a stylish city break at the heart of Barcelona. Nearby are numerous shops, bars and restaurants, whilst all of the city's main tourist hotspots are within easy reach thanks to the extensive metro network. 
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Barcelona
  • Optional private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Hotel Claris is unique, 5-star hotel in the centre of Barcelona. Excellent cuisine, superb spa facilities and an excellent rooftop terrace with panoramic city views make this the ideal spot to recuperate after enjoying the city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' walk to Casa Batlló

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Barcelona

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Barcelona Airport

Closest railway station Barcelona Sants Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 10-minutes' drive from Barcelona Sants Station

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Tapas Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Solarium, Gym, Sauna, Egyptian Museum, 24-hour Room Service, Business Centre, Complimentary WiFi, Courtesy cars, Parking, Laundry.

Complimentary

Wi-Fi.

Out and about nearby

Walking distance from Placa de Catalunya and La Rambla, Sagrada Familia and the port of Barcelona.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 3 nights

From about

£850 low season

£1,020 high season

Holiday Code EXH1494

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Room descriptions

Hotel Claris has 124 rooms and suites with heating and air conditioning, flat screen LCD TV, DVD on request, minibar, music system, direct dial telephone, safe, hairdryer, 24-hour room service. Suites are available on request.

Superior Double Room twin beds are also possible
Executive Room double or twin rooms
Triple Room on request, one double room with rollaway bed
Junior Suite Duplex set over 2 floors, with separate bedroom and living area
Junior Suite with separate bedroom and living area, may accommodate up to 3 people

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 3 nights

From about

£850 low season

£1,020 high season

Holiday Code EXH1494

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Claris, Barcelona

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Barcelona. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. We can arrange this for you. The hotel can then be reached by taxi from the airport in about 20-30 minutes (or ask us to book a private car transfer for you). There is a train every 30 minutes from the airport at Terminal 2 to five stations in the city centre and the journey time is about 20 to 25 minutes. There is also a fast shuttle bus from the airport to Placa de Catalunya and the journey time is about 35 minutes. If you are combining a stay in Barcelona with another region, then onward travel may be by train or hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome but always on request. Baby cot available free of charge. Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge when sharing with parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior double room for 3 nights

From about

£850 low season

£1,020 high season

Holiday Code EXH1494

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Highlights of Barcelona

There are a huge number of day trips and excursions which those on holiday in Barcelona can enjoy. These include: The Monastery of Montserrat, a religious complex in a spectacular setting atop craggy mountains with chapels, hermits’ caves and numerous nature trails, reached by a one hour train journey followed by an exhilarating cable-car ride; Wineries in towns such as Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès, both around one hour away by train; Catalan towns and cities including Tarragona (a port city with fascinating Roman remains), Girona (an ancient walled city with a fascinating history), Vic (a quintessentially Catalan town with an outstanding market) and Figueres (home to the renowned Dalí Theatre-Museum), all of which can be easily reached by train or bus.

Cultural highlights of Barcelona

There are numerous places of interest that visitors should see during their luxury holiday in Barcelona: La Rambla, Spain’s most famous street which is busy at almost any time of the day or night with flower stalls, tarot readers, musicians and mime artists lining the wide walkway which is shaded by trees. The Gothic quarter, a maze of narrow streets and plazas in the old town with architecture dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. This historic area is home to Catalonia’s government building, the town hall, a former royal palace and the imposing and intricately-decorated La Seu Cathedral, which includes a beautiful cloister. Montjuic, a fortress-topped hill in the south of the city with museums, art galleries and restaurants dotted throughout the spacious gardens. This is also the setting of the 1992 Olympic stadium, the large open space enjoys panoramic views of the city and sea, and is accessible by cable car from the port, by funicular from the base of the hill, by bus or on foot. The harbour area, where almost 3 miles of sandy beaches meet the Olympic port and the older area of Barceloneta, known for its numerous fish restaurants. Parc de la Ciutatella, a popular park with gardens, a boating lake, a zoo, several museums and the striking Catalan Parliament building. Eixample District, a vast area towards the north of the city which was built according to a grid system and is full of unique buildings which were designed in a ‘Modernista’ (Catalan Art Nouveau) style by the famous Antoni Gaudí and his contemporaries. The most famous building which was designed by Gaudí is the Sagrada Familia, an unconventional church building which is filled with symbolism but is still unfinished. Other famous works of art which feature Gaudí’s trademark curved lines, decorated chimneys, elaborate wrought iron and mosaic decorations include Parc Guell, a colourful park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Casa Batlió, a house with a fascinating interior and exterior and La Pedrera, a curved apartment building.

Gastronomy in Barcelona

Cuisine in Barcelona is similar to the rest of Catalonia, taking inspiration from both nearby France and from central Spain whilst making use of local ingredients available including seafood, fresh vegetables, meat and game. Typical dishes include ‘Crema Catalana’ (a Catalan version of a Crème Brûlée), ‘Pa amb tomàquet’ (bread smeared with tomato, oil and garlic), ‘Fideuá’ (a variant of Paella which uses pasta in place of rice), ‘Zarzuela’ (a seafood stew which is made with fish, prawns, squid and mussels), ‘Escudella’ (a stew containing vegetables, meat, rice and pasta) and unusual ‘sea and mountain’ combinations which use both meat and seafood. Barcelona is home to some of Spain’s best restaurants, with gastronomic chefs creating innovative cuisine and over 20 boasting at least one Michelin star. The best fish and seafood can be found in restaurants in the Barceloneta district, or if you want to buy some local produce yourself then head to the busy La Boqueria market on La Rambla.

Climate in Barcelona

Late spring and early autumn are the best times to go on holiday to Barcelona, as the weather is warm with temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade. Summer is often unbearably hot with some shops and restaurants closing in August as locals leave the city to get away from the heat. Winter is mild with occasional rain and average temperatures of 10 degrees but is an enjoyable time to visit as Christmas markets are held and many celebrations take place.

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