best hotels in Barcelona for couples – Cotton House

Cotton House Barcelona I have to admit right from the start is one of my favourite hotels I have ever stayed at, and I have stayed in quite a few during my career so far. In this post, I wanted to share my review and hopefully, encourage you to visit here even if it’s just for a day. It was indeed a wonderful experience and one that I will probably be repeating soon.


Cotton House Barcelona is located on Gran Via and in a very central location that’s easily accessible to other areas of Barcelona. I went for a girls weekend away, and since the weather was beautiful, it was so easy to walk to areas such as Arc de Triomf and Ciutadella Park which were less than 10 minutes away. You can even walk to the beach in 25 minutes, and in my opinion, Barcelona is one of those cities that is best explored on foot. I love the Gothic Quarter, and we went out around here on most evenings. It’s nice to know that your hotel is a short walk away.


Our room was bright and airy with a balcony overlooking the cities Eixample district and Cotton Hosue Barcelona bar and restaurant terrace. This must be one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen with plants surrounding most seating areas. We booked a Cotton Suite which had a large king bed and a spacious rain shower and a bath. The main sink was located outside the shower and quite spacious so we could make the best use of our time when getting ready.

As the Cotton House hotel, a is a remake of the former headquarters of the old Cotton factory which is still to this date an essential landmark in Barcelona, the cotton theme is present in all the rooms. I took quite a few photos to show you. I loved the subtle tones and tranquil feel of our room. We were located on the 6th floor, and just a short walk away from the swimming pool, which was my favourite spot to watch the sunset.

The hotel was pretty quiet at the time we visited, which made it even more perfect. The rooftop bar closed until summer, but I can see this being a trendy spot to spend your summers day.

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Public areas

Common areas include The Library, Terrace, Outdoor Pool, L’atelier and Gossypium, as well as the Restaurant and Bar called Batuar. The menu offers a variety of local delicacies, and most mornings I opted for an omelette and cold meat cuts for my breakfast. The restaurant preserves the colonial feel, and I felt we were taken back to those times.

The Library was my favourite area to have coffee and flick through a well-stocked magazine collection. Cotton makers used to use this room for meetings, and social outings and guests now can relax here with afternoon tea. Its indeed a beautiful space and very quiet which makes it perfect to relax in after a busy day out exploring Barcelona.

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The Character

Cotton House Barcelona preserved a style and character of the old building and some of its elements such as grand marble staircase, parquet and boiserie embellishing ceilings add quite a bit to the atmosphere. The spiral staircase was built back in the ’50s is suspeneded form the metal frame on the upper floor is truly a gem within a hotel. I was excited to take photos of it and run up and down a few times. It’s amazing how places like this can inspire you and take you back to a completely different era. If I had a choice, I would choose the ’50s as an era to live in and Cotton House Barcelona made me feel like I was there for a moment.

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My Verdict

If you are a fan of design hotels with preserved history and character of the past, I could recommend Cotton Hosue Barcelona more to you. You will not only feel like you stepped into the colonial times but at the same time, its modern feel and attentive service will make you question the era you are in the right now.

Its a beautiful hotel to stay in especially as a couple as honestly you wont even want to leave.

You can find more information about the Cotton House Barcelona at their website conveniently linked here for you.

Happy Friday!

Tania xxx

My stay is a part of the recent press trip to Barcelona; however, all the opinions are my own.

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