- Style Graphic designers’ playhouse
- Setting Close to Plaça Catalunya
Artistically inclined, Hotel Pulitzer near Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, is an easy stroll from the city’s El Born and Gothic quarters. A relaxed, imaginative approach to décor starts at the intricate front desk – sourced from gilded panels from a Sicilian church – and continues in the communal rooms with Asian-influenced themes and finds from around the globe. .
Need to know
- Rooms 92, including one suite.
- Rates Double rooms from $134.54 (€99), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.21 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Breakfast is an additional €15 a person.
- Facilities Free WiFi, library, in-room spa/beauty treatments, laundry service, free access to a nearby fitness centre with a spa and swimming pool. In rooms: flatscreen TVs, minibar, air-conditioning, bathrobe and slippers.
- Poolside There is no swimming pool at Hotel Pulitzer – all guests, however, can use the facilities at the nearby Holmes Place Fitness Centre free of charge.
- Check–out Midday, though, for an additional €60, this is flexible; earliest check-in, 2pm.
Children Kids are welcome, though Pulitzer doesn’t consider itself to be a family hotel. Children’s facilities are at a minimum, though babysitting with a local nanny is available from €10 an hour.
- Also The hotel offers a programme of live music during the summer months.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms We love the very masculine Superior Doubles, which have the feel of an architect’s studio. The starkness of their design means that touches such as the high-gloss black doors, which come with English-style brass knockers, and hinged headboards upholstered in vertical black pinstripe really stand out. They also come with their own seating areas.
- Packing tips Balenciaga finery for swanning around the rooftop terrace bar on warm, sultry nights.
- Also Smokers rejoice – sparking up isn’t as frowned upon in Spain as it is in the UK or US, and Hotel Pulitzer offers several rooms in which you can indulge your habit.
Food and drink at Hotel Pulitzer
- Hotel restaurant VISIT Restaurant is where chef Fernando Oeschle serves up wonderful Mediterranean cuisine – lobster risotto, soy-marinated tuna tataki with a ginger foam, rack of lamb in a raspberry sauce – to a hip foodie crowd. The Tetris-like tessellated patterns hanging from the walls are an extension of the hotel’s arty vibe, while touches such as teardrop-shaped silk Chinese lanterns and a dramatic Bird of Paradise flower arrangement at the entrance provide touches of Eastern glamour.
- Dress code Loose, open-necked shirts for him; smart shoulder-revealing dresses for her. With a stylish rooftop bar just a lift ride away, you’ll want your evening attire to take you effortlessly into the night.
- Top table Ask for a space on one of the white banquettes against the wall – perfect for observing all the comings and goings in the restaurant.
- Last orders VISIT Restaurant closes at midnight; the bars close at the same time Sunday to Wednesday; at 1am on Thursdays; and at 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Room service Guests can order from a comprehensive menu of snacks and light meals between 7am and midnight.
- Hotel bar Nicely buzzing at weekends, the laid-back VISIT cocktail bar is where stylish locals and upscale visitors mingle to sip Pulitzer cocktails in front of a bar that’s backdropped by antique red Chinese trunks. VISIT UP, Pulitzer’s Parisian-style rooftop bar, is equally well-loved, and is the perfect place for a spot of al fresco imbibing while gazing over Barcelona’s rooftops.