Scale of 90-100
This sophisticated 28-room boutique hotel in the historic Gothic quarter, with a beautiful 19th-century façade facing the Port Vell waterfront harbor, housed Pablo Picasso’s first studio back in 1896. The interior design overseen by Eva Martínez combines a modern décor, including black-and-white geometric patterns and abstract paintings, with traditional Catalan accents. The rooms are bright and spacious and feature wrought-iron balconies; most suites also come with Jacuzzi tubs and sitting areas with dining tables. Amenities include the indoor-outdoor Informal restaurant overseen by Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons for regional specialties, and a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and a casual bar offering an extensive menu for light snacks and cocktails.
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Ideal location; attentive service; attractive, well-designed accommodations.
The rooftop pool is tiny.
Good to Know
Avoid the rooms that look directly onto the Passeig de Colom, because depending on the volume of traffic, they can be noisy.
The Serras Features:
- Airport transfers
- Children welcome
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Superior Room, $350; Editor’s Choice: Junior Suite Sea View, $670.
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