Summer is almost here, so if you’re planning your vacation for 2018, let us suggest the eclectic, artistic city of Barcelona in Spain. Baroque Travel finds a gem in the city, a beautiful boutique hotel called The Serras
The hotel is located on the city’s famous Passeig de Colom, close to the heart and soul of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, which is full of history, beautiful cathedrals, glorious architecture and the medieval Jewish Quarter. The Serras is an exquisite boutique hotel that showcases the very best this Spanish city has to offer when it comes to history, art and hedonistic delights.
The location couldn’t be more perfect – the building, which dates from 1846, is where Pablo Picasso had his first studio, the place where he painted ‘Ciencia y Caridad’ (‘Cience and Charity’) in 1897 when he was just 15 years old. Of course, the historic building has now been meticulously transformed into a modern haven, a stylish hotel with a beautiful rooftop terrace, spacious rooms and an historic façade created in the 19th century by famous architect Daniel Molina, who also built Barcelona’s famous Plaça Reial.
At this five star hotel, a fashionable, modern world awaits outside, but inside is a haven of tranquility and eclectic elegance. The hotel features just 30 rooms and suites, designed to reflect Barcelona’s ‘modernista’ period. As the hotel is in the city itself, rooms are soundproofed so that guests can escape the bustle outside and offer every modern convenience, including HD TVs, wireless sound systems and free WiFi. Designer Eva Martinez has created exquisite guest havens, a smart urban chic style that combines the feel of a modern New York hotel with a contemporary Catalan classic. The designer used iron, wood and traditional Spanish tiles and paired these with exquisite accessories.
Dining is another highlight at The Serras, with a Michelin-starred chef at the helm creating gastronomic delights. The rooftop terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail before dinner. The terrace boasts a pool and an olive tree, offering the perfect spot for a dip, to enjoy some music and tasty snacks and take in the exquisite surrounds.
We mentioned personalized service – let’s elaborate a little. Guests are offered airport pick-up, a limo service or valet parking here, as well as a customer-oriented check-in service. The hotel features a state-of-the-art gym with the latest technology that is open 24 hours a day.
The Serras is owned by Barcelona-born Jordi Serras, a passionate traveller who was inspired by some of the many hotels he stayed in around the world. His creation epitomizes the very best that international hotels have to offer, with lots of personal touches added to create a unique environment.