The Hotel Alma is a real gem located right at the heart of buzzing Barcelona. The facade is indicative of the classical proportions of the rooms though the super modern lobby and its adjacent garden offer a wonderful space to escape the mid-day heat.
At a Glance
Hotel Alma has a hidden garden which is a peaceful retreat from the frenetic Barcelona
Catalan fusion cuisine is on offer in the hotel's restaurant which is famed in Barcelona
The rooms have finger print recognition locks
La Pedrera is visible from the Alma's roof terrace
The Alma may seem small but it houses a spa, restaurant and roof terrace
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Located on via Mallorca, the hotel is within a stone's throw of Barcelona's key attractions. You can spy La Pedrera from the roof top terrace and benefit from vistas towards Sagrada Familla and the hills above the city.
The rooms are quite French in style - high ceilings, muted colors, wooden shutters and wood floors all lend themselves to creating quite a Gallic feel. This is in direct contrast to the black corridors and finger print recognition door systems that feature throughout!
The real attraction of this hotel is its sun trap terrace area at the rear, festooned in creepers and decked out with chairs and tables, it makes for a wonderful spot to relax with a glass of Sangria and a good book.
The hotel's own restaurant attracts guests and locals alike for its modern take on traditional Catalan cuisine. And the newly finished spa offers a pool, steam room, sauna and gym.
The three room categories, Deluxe, Grand Deluxe and Executive Suite offer spacious, comfortable accommodation of more than 35 sq.m. Executive Suites can connect externally by a private door. The suites and rooms are very stylish and minimalist but they certainly do not lack on comfort with their fine bed linen and cosy beds.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel Alma. However, there are no specific facilities available for children. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.
The hotel's own restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner indoors or al fresco on the terrace. Or quench your thirst with a cocktail at the bar adjacent to the restaurant.
Barcelona does not need musings on what to do. There is so much on offer - art, architecture, shopping and dining. The hotel will happily help you to arrange your day based on your preferred interest and activities.
Location & Directions
The Hotel Alma is close to the hustle and bustle of Passeig de Gràcia on the quieter Carrer de Mallorca. Avinguda Diagonal, Ramblas de Catalunya and the Gothic Quarter are all within easy walking distance.
When to go
Barcelona is a year-round destination. Many associate Barcelona with the summer sun, but August can be a poor choice – the city broils and swarms with tourists as the locals disappear to more salubrious climes. It is certainly better to come around mid-June or September. If beach time is not a priority, you can easily find sunny (if chilly) weather and fewer crowds in January and February. Rainfall is highest in autumn and winter. During September and into October the city often gets a wash down in cracking thunderstorms.
As Barcelona is downwind from the Pyrenees, cold snaps are always on the cards and the April–May period is particularly changeable. At its best May can be the most pleasant month of the year – clear and fresh.
September's Festes de la Mercè, a four-day festival celebrating Barcelona's co-patron saint, Nostra Senyora de la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy) is a particularly good excuse to head to the city. This final burst of pre-winter madness features a swimming race across the harbor, a fun run, outstanding free concerts and a bewildering program of cultural events. Adding to the local color are all the ingredients of a major Catalan fiesta: castellers, sardanes (traditional Catalan folk dancing), parades of gegants and capgrossos (giants and big heads), and a huge correfoc (fire run). Events take place throughout much of the year, although there is more activity in the warmer months.