9 best hotel spa centres in Barcelona

Barcelona is known for a variety of attractions that appeal to both local and tourist. But the city also caters for tired feet and exhausted minds with its range of spas, particularly those situated in some of the Catalan capital’s most prestigious hotels. From prominent views to soothing beauty treatments, these are 9 of the best hotel spa centres in Barcelona designed to revitalise and relax.

43 The Spa

1. 43 The Spa

Located on the 43rd floor of the Hotel Arts, 43 The Spa presents one of the best views in Barcelona. Beauty treatments from Spanish skincare professionals Natura Bissé are available, as well as a range of options like hydro massages, saunas and steam baths. Although the spa is sex segregated, mixed couples have the option of booking their treatments together. Two terraces on opposite sides of the hotel ensure splendid city- and ocean views. Location: La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou

2. Mandarin Oriental Spa

The attraction of Passeig de Gràcia is enhanced by the Mandarin Oriental Spa’s five-star style. Designed as a city-bound space of serenity, the spa offers eight treatment rooms (two for couples), a 12-metre lap pool, an oriental steam room, a fully equipped gym, and a variety of facial / beauty treatments, among other luxuries. It is regarded as one of the best hotel spa centres in Barcelona. Location: Eixample

3. Mayan Spa at El Palace Hotel

Inspired by traditional Mayan treatments, the Mayan Spa forms part of Barcelona’s iconic El Palace Hotel, which opened in 1919. Awarded as the Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the World in 2018, the spa ensures an unparalleled experience for guests by combining calming Mayan rituals with luxurious French cosmetics. Guests can choose from a variety of body- and facial treatments, including pouring water with medicinal herbs onto volcanic stones for a sensational steaming experience. Location: Eixample

Spa H1898

4. Spa H1898

Hotel 1898 is, among other things, known for its striking architecture, as it used to be the headquarters of the Philippines Tobacco Company. Before that, the building was the Marquess of Comillas’ palace. Spa H1898 expertly combines this stunning structure with exclusive serenity, thanks to its heated indoor pool, therapeutic fountains, sauna, and steam room. Guests can also choose from various treatments and therapies inspired by Eastern traditions. Location: The Ramblas

5. Hotel Miramar Spa by L’Occitane

Situated atop Montjuïc Mountain, majestic sea views are part of the package at Hotel Miramar. The spa is equally dedicated to impressing visitors, as evidenced by its spectacular indoor pool (and waterfall) dazzled by natural light. Two separate spa circuits (for men and women) are available, each with a hot tub and dry- and wet saunas. A recommended treatment is the Mediterranean Voyage which includes a 45-minute body scrub and an hour-long full body massage. Location: Sants – Montjuïc

6. Crowne Plaza Barcelona Serena Spa

Conveniently located near Plaça d’Espanya, the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Serena Spa is known for its impressive facilities. In addition to dry and wet saunas, the spa also features a bubble pool with different waterfalls, a pebble circuit that stimulates reflexology pressure points, and various massage / beauty treatment packages. Guests interested in the hotel are advised to explore the rooftop terrace with its sun loungers and dining area specialising in Mediterranean cuisine. Location: Sants – Montjuïc

Gran Hotel La Florida Spa

7. Gran Hotel La Florida Spa

City- and sea views abound at the five-star Gran Hotel La Florida, which is located about 1,000 feet above Barcelona on Tibidabo Mountain. And a majestic 37-metre indoor and outdoor swimming pool is only one of many attractions. Presented by L’Occitane, the spa’s unique Provence ambience ensures a soothing space designed to stimulate health, beauty, and wellness. Location: Tibidabo Mountain

8. SPA in Hotel Colón 

Hotel Colón, a deluxe spot in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, enhances visitors’ stay with its restaurant, outdoor pool, and full-service spa. Various body- and facial treatments are offered by professionals, and guests can enjoy some of the city’s best views while getting pampered, like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Post-massage drinks on the hotel’s terraces conclude a paradise-like experience at Hotel Colón’s spa. Location: Av. de la Catedral

9. Yhi Wellness Spa at Melia Sarriá Hotel

Located only a few minutes’ walk from Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia is the Melia Sarriá Hotel, home to the Yhi Wellness Spa. Here is where a wealth of special treatments is on offer to help one rejuvenate and relax. Along with top-of-the-range exercise equipment, the spa provides various aromatic- and wellness massages, cleansing facials, saunas, Turkish baths, water circuits and much more. Location: Av. de Sarrià