Top 10: the best five-star hotels in Barcelona
This hotel — housed in the former headquarters of the city’s cotton guild — has honoured its origins. Interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has worked his magic over the Cotton House, combining the grace of the original building with modern artworks and bold colours. The result really is stunning. The standard rooms are decently sized, immaculate and all white, save the odd cotton-themed botanic print. Beds are huge, as are the shower cubicles (with rain shower). The loveliest place to drink is the library, still stacked high with original books.