Hip hideaway in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter

BRILLIANTLY LOCATED IN THE HEART of the Gothic quarter, Neri Hotel & Restaurant is just the place for loved-up living in Barcelona. This sexily stylish boutique hotel makes a perfect romantic hideaway. 

Set amid the narrow cobbled streets of the Barri Gotic, with a fountain playing on the quiet square outside, Neri Hotel is only minutes from lively Las Ramblas and the city’s big sights. Just a stone’s throw from the cathedral, it backs onto the delightful Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

Original Gothic features have been spliced with bold contemporary features in a cutting-edge mix of the ancient and avant-garde This centuries-old mansion house has been layered with visual drama, and its huge glass entrance doors set the tone. 

Hit the spot
Deep in the heart of Barcelona’s medieval Gothic quarter.

Splash out on a junior suite, complete with sitting area and gorgeous granite and glass bathroom. 

Be savvy
Not for design traditionalists – this is cutting-edge contemporary in a historic setting. 

Be smitten
Boutique Barcelona beauty. 

Velvets and silk

Gilded mirrors and eclectic artworks are set against rough-stone walls and exposed brickwork. Rustic-hewn wood tables contrast with sleek new technology, while soft pastels counterpoint clean, crisp lines. Velvet couches, tumbling silk drapes, huge 3m wide paintings above the bed (some Renaissance style, some abstract florals) and granite and glass bathrooms vamp up the style factor. Window shades made up of coloured glass balls scatter rooms with a rainbow of light and reflections. 

Neri Hotel’s plush and spacious bedrooms are the perfect invitation to draw the drapes, uncork the Cava and stretch out on your huge bed. There’s a choice of bedding and pillows, fluffy towels and robes, and extra touches like candles and incense in the minibar. Some rooms have a balcony or private terrace, and junior suites have sleek granite bathrooms with slate tubs, double basins and walk-in drench showers. 

Downstairs, you’ll find intimate lounge areas and a little library where you can catch up with the day’s papers or use the hotel laptop. Upstairs, you’ll find a leafy roof terrace – a real plus in the Gothic quarter – complete with cushions, sun loungers and a shower for cooling off. Set among the ancient rooftops of the old town, it’s the perfect place to while away the siesta or sunset hours with a cocktail.

Don’t miss dinner at Neri Hotel’s highly rated restaurant, overlooking the square and romantically set among the building’s original stone arches. Look forward to modish Catalan cuisine with an Arab twist. 

Service at the Neri is unfailingly warm, welcoming and friendly. Not surprisingly, this dazzling little hideaway hotel is a favourite with celebs  – previous guests include Woody Allen and actor John Malkovich. And while it’s not cheap, it’s the kind of place where we’d always be happy to splurge. 

Neri Hotel & Restaurant was reviewed by Room for Romance

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Dining in
Do book a table at the stylishly atmospheric Neri restaurant, where the emphasis is on modish Catalan cuisine under the steer of head chef Ferran Adria. Overlooking the square, with its original stone arches, it's a place to enjoy aromatic Mediterranean cuisine with Arab influences. You can opt for a tasting or traditional style menu.

Dining out
Barcelona has scores of seafood and tapas bars where you can hang out till late. For the best in nouvelle Catalan cuisine, try trendy Hisop, in Eixample. Paella is best enjoyed near the beach, so head for the seafront and Can Majó – a favourite with the locals. Closer to hand, candelit Cafe de L'Academia has one of the prettiest settings in the old town.

Neri Restaurant

What’s cooking?
Modern takes on traditional  Catalan classics.

Top table?
By the window to watch the world go by, or close up in the corner.

See & Do

Fabulous churches and museums are all part of Barcelona’s cultural fizz. Gaudi’s great unfinished masterwork Sagrada Familia, the extraordinary Casa Batllo house and the weird stone structures of Guell park are unmissable.

You’ll want to wander along the world-famous promenade Las Ramblas, as well as exploring the winding streets and corners of the Gothic quarter.  You can rent an electric Ecobike at Neri Hotel to get around the city.

If the seaside beckons, head for the city’s own beach at Barceloneta or take the train to the seaside ton of Sitges, less than an hour away by train. You’ll find plenty of seafood bars and restaurants there for an alfresco lunch.


Fashionistas can admire the big names lining glitzy Passeig di Gracia – pausing for some tapas in one of the many outdoor cafes – while the side streets off Las Ramblas offer a wealth of one-of-a-kind stores selling books, art and collectibles. You’ll find plenty of curios in the antique emporiums of Avinyo street, while the Bouqueria food market – Europe’s biggest – is a must-see. For something of everything, check out the department store El Corte Ingles.

After dark
Night time is the big time here, and you can sip designer cocktails and nibble on delicious eats at the Neri. There’s an awesome array of places to try in town, and locals often opt for a promenade (paseo) in the evening cool, followed by a couple of hours in the city’s tascas (taverns). Watch the world go by in Plaça del Sol in Gracia, Plaça del Pi in the old town or one of the other pleasant squares.

Barcelona’s club scene comes alive after midnight, so be ready for a late-late stint.  Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter are the city’s big nightlife centres.

Late September
La Mercè festival turns Barcelona into one big street party. Watch out for the Correfoc – fire runs complete with dragons spraying sparklers into the crowds

Turn up if you dare for the Tomatina – a huge, squishy outdoor tomato fight. Not the place for your new designer gear.

Calle Sant Sever 5, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

There is plenty of nearby parking, but you won't need a car here.

Barcelona Estacio Sants station – 2km

EUR 7 from the station. Taxis will drop you at Plaça St Jaume close by. 


Barcelona Airport – 13km.

Rooms and suites
20 rooms and 2 junior suites

Special features
All rooms have wi-fi, plasma screen TVs and CD/DVD players, as well as sleek designer bathrooms.  

There’s a private roof terrace with sunloungers and a shower, a patio at the front for coffee or cocktails, and a restaurant overlooking the square. 


Rates guide
From EUR 295 + 7% local tax. 

Open all year




Minimum night stay?

Continental breakfast is served until 11am.

Room service
Available 24 hours a day




Air conditioning

Yes – all rooms

Wedding license?



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