Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The 98-room Mandarin Oriental is one of the most luxurious and romantic hotels in Barcelona. It has a great location on Passeig de Gracia, and offers all the high-end amenities one would expect from the chain, including a rooftop dipping pool, a beautiful spa with couples treatments, and numerous restaurants (one has a Michelin star). All-white rooms are sleek and comfortable, and service is excellent.
El Palace Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Palace oozes elegance and old-world charm. Housed in an early 20th-century building a few blocks from the Gothic Quarter, the hotel is popular among well-heeled couples. The property boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, Caelis, and an exclusive spa that features the only Temazcal sauna in Spain, Anne Semonin products, and traditional Maya treatments. Classic, elegant rooms have upholstered walls, plush beds, and modern bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Some even have Roman bath-style tubs.
Abac Barcelona Rating: 5.0 Pearls
This exclusive 15-room luxury boutique hotel embodies contemporary style at its best, fitting right in in a city that treasures design. Rooms are avant garde, from the clean, white and beige decor, to the modern under lighting, to the remote-controlled blinds, to the Bang & Olufsen sound system. An amazing spa with Turkish baths shouldn't be missed, and the hotel's Michelin-starred on-site restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner.
Gran Hotel La Florida Rating: 5.0 Pearls
With a fairly removed location in the hills that ring the city, the 70-room Gran Hotel La Florida has a history as a luxurious, star-studded getaway far from the frenzy of Barcelona's crowds. Relaxation is the focus here -- from the beautiful indoor/outdoor pool to the tranquil Zen Zone Spa. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings in soothing neutral tones, great views of either the city or the Pyrenees Mountains, and spacious marble bathrooms. Apart from an adjacent amusement park, there is not much in the immediate vicinity, so it's perfect for couples looking to spend some quality time together.
Ohla Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The stylish and luxurious Ohla hotel is centrally located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This boutique option offers 74 modern rooms with plush beds and high-tech amenities. One stand-out feature here is sexy stall showers that are located right in the middle of the rooms. The chic rooftop pool and lounge offers incredible city views along with a space to sunbathe. Dining options include Sauc Restaurant (which has a Michelin star), an inviting tapas bar, and a separate cocktail bar. This is the place for an upscale romantic getaway, and an eco-friendly one at that: Ohla Hotel contains solar panels, LEDs, and natural toiletries.
Hesperia Presidente Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
From the illuminated stone walls of the lobby to the rich textures and muted tones in the guest rooms, the Hesperia Presidente is a lovely hotel that exudes an understated elegance. Rooms offer contemporary furnishings and modern amenities that include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The rooftop sun deck with potted plants is a pretty spot for checking out city views with your significant other. The hotel is close to shops and cafes, but the nearest metro stop is a bit of a walk.