I've picked the Barcelona hotels below for a number of reasons, but primarily because I think they're the best in their field, whether that field is grand and old-school five stars, achingly fashionable boutiques or comfortable and homely B&Bs.
The star system is used fairly randomly in Spain, so I've based my judgements on how much they offer, and how attentive the service is, in relation to price alone. It would be good to get feedback; please do leave comments if you've had experiences that differ from mine.
* Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation
recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where
it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels,
the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms
of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.
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