5 Best Family Hotels in Barcelona – Our visit to Barcelona was what you could describe as whistle stop. We were departing the Disney Magic at Barcelona port having completed our Disney Mediterranean cruise, and so I was looking for somewhere convenient in the city to stay for 48 hours.
Our stay may have been short, but Barcelona is such a magnificent city that our adventures over that couple of days remain clear in our minds.
Barcelona for families, particualry Barcelona for families with small children, is a wise choice of family friendly city break destination. Barcelona is a colourful and cosmopolitan city, captivating in its depth of culture, history and architecture. The Catalonian people are welcoming and vibrant, and they love children. The Spanish are family friendly in every way. Its completely acceptable and indeed expceted, that your children join you to socialise in the evenings. Its not unusual for Spanish children to be up late at night joining in with the adults festivities. Which as a British parent, relieves certain pressures and concerns about taking the kids out in the evenings. Just do it!
Let’s look at the best family hotels in Barcelona.
Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
We chose to stay here as the idea of having an apartment with small children really appealed to me. The convenience, the facilities and the easy ability to put the children to bed and sit and enjoy a bottle of wine and some grown up time without fear of disturbing the kids was a no – brainer.
Centrally located on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas Boulevard, this aparthotel offers 24-hour reception, and is surrounded by many restaurants, bars and shops. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All air-conditioned studios and apartments at Citadines Ramblas Barcelona feature a kitchen with a microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers and all rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All Classic Rooms are equipped with fridge and kettle. We enjoyed a local restaurant for dinner, but made use of the self catering facilities for breakfast which was great.
Linen and towels are provided. Housecleaning service is available upon request and is charged according to your needs.
Plaza Catalunya Metro Station is just 100 m away, and airport buses leave from the square. The impressive Boqueria Market is 2 minutes’ walk from Citadines Ramblas.
Ciutat Vella is a great choice for travellers interested in old town exploring, tapas and nightlife.
Aparthotel Arai – Family Hotel in Barcelona
Set in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Aparthotel Arai 4* Superior features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym with a sauna, and a rooftop terrace with splendid views of the city.
The Aparthotel Arai is set in an 18th-century building boasting stunning archeological historical buildings, giving it Speciality Monument status. Rooms feature a stylish, rustic décor with exposed stone walls and imposing windows. The rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV, as well as being fully air conditioned, which is necessary during the summer for optimum comfort. They have a sofa and a small kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Private bathrooms include free toiletries and a hairdryer. These superb family rooms comfortably sleep four.
Aparthotel Arai features Restaurant Palosanto, a classic tavern offering tapas, such an convenient choice for eating out with children. Something to please everyone!
Casa Camper Barcelona
Casa Camper Barcelona is located in the multicultural heart of the city of Barcelona, in the Raval area, full of galleries culture, bars, boutique restaurants, plus its only a 2 minute walk from Plaza Cataluña. Each room is decorated in a trendy minimalist style, however, there is no compromise on comfort.
Some rooms offer two spaces separated by a corridor: the bedroom which faces a vertical hanging garden and an additional room, the ‘mini-lounge’, with a second flat screen TV, a hammock, a sofa, a working table, and a balcony onto the street, so you can enjoy overlooking the city’s activities.
Others integrate both spaces in one same area with views to the old city district. This undoubtedly adds an extra dimension to hotel living, creating the perfect work or rest space after a hard day sightseeing.
The absolute winning feature for me is The “Tentempié” . It is a genius and innovative service , exclusive to the guests that substitutes the usual outdated minibar in the rooms. Tentempié is an open permanent buffet that serves a fresh selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, fresh sliced fruit, desserts, snacks, soft drinks, juices, waters, coffee and tea.
This service is complimentary and available 24 hours for guests to enjoy in the lobby, room, mini lounge, or terrace! I mean, how utterly awesome is that? Anytime anyone is hungry ( and lets face it, with kid that is most of the time!) you can visit The Tentempié and indulge.
The Hotel and Spa Villa Olimpic
This urban hotel is located in the Barcelona neighbourhood of Poblenou. Its only a 15 minute walk from the city beaches, the historic city centre and the National Theatre of Cataluña. The breath-taking Sagrada Familia is just 2kms away. So, this well priced family hotel in Barcelona is ideally situated for those wishing to sight see.
The Hotel & Spa Villa Olímpic has 150 comfortable units divided into 108 standard rooms and 42 suites with kitchenette for long stays, ideal for anyone who visits the city for work or pleasure. Also, the hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy the Mediterranean style cuisine, which is ideal an so convenient for those with small children.
Within the hotel complex there is a sizeable outdoor garden terrace with swimming pool and bar which can convert into an ideal space for those who wish to take advantage of their stay in the city to enjoy the Mediterranean sun. If parenting can be shared during your stay there’s the luxury of a spa to take advantage of as well as a gym for those felling energetic.
The Hotel is perfectly connected to the main tourist attractions of the city thanks to its closeness to the principal transportation lines of Barcelona.
H10 Marina Barcelona – Great place to stay in Barcelona with Kids
We stayed at the H10 Mediterranean Salou and were very impressed how much emphasis they place on making your stay as family friendly as possible. So, my thoughts are that the H10 Marina Barcelona would be of a similar standard.
With a privileged location in the Olympic Village and very close to the beaches, the H10 Marina Barcelona is a four-star hotel with a wide range of services, including the Skyline Terrace with swimming pool and magnificent views of the city, It boasts a fabulous restaurant with a carefully selected cuisine. Enjoy the exquisite signature cuisine and discover the aromas and flavours from an impressive selection of over 200 wines at the Dionessos Restaurant.
A spa is always a bonus and the H10 Marina Barcelona spa doesn’t disappoint. Perfect for disconnecting and pampering body and mind in the wet zone or with our personalised and exclusive treatments.