Luxurious All Round at Barcelona’s Majestic Lodge & Spa

If Barcelona is a mix of the most effective of Paris, Miami, and Rome, as one tour information informed us, then town’s Paseo de Gràcia is its charming Champs-Élysées. And sitting alongside this grand boulevard within the coronary heart of town’s trendy Eixample neighborhood is the award-winning Majestic Lodge & Spa Barcelona, with 217 rooms, a full spa, and three gastronomic connoisseur eateries, helmed by one-Michelin-star chef, Nandu Jubany.

The Majestic opened in 1918 and is Barcelona’s oldest five-star property. The neo-classical French type property not too long ago underwent a five-year renovation, and the lodge is actually prepared for its close-up. Its Majestic Royal Penthouse, which rents for $18,000 per night time, was not too long ago named as the highest penthouse on the earth on the twentieth annual Prix Villegiature awards. The lavish 5,000 square-foot suite encompasses a eating room, lounge, and three bedrooms—in addition to two massive terraces, full with whirlpools and gorgeous views of town.


Memorable Delicacies

Breakfast on the lodge’s restaurant, SOLC, was very good, with a savory space, crammed with a big number of regional meats and cheeses, together with freshly squeezed juices. A separate space featured much more decisions: baked items, yogurts, cereals, and sweets. (The small cheesecake slices there have been as fluffy and delectable as any I’ve ever sampled! Who says cheesecake for breakfast isn’t a factor?!) Essential dishes resembling scrambled eggs, omelets, or French toast are ordered table-side and delivered to your desk.

There’s additionally a well-liked Sunday brunch, full with all kinds of Bloody Mary choices, Mimosas, and a very good wine checklist. We loved a stunning number of chilly starters together with oysters and prawns, a sizzling starter of free-range rooster cannelloni, a baked sea bass with puff pastry, and veal shoulder with basket mushrooms. Brunch dessert is at your personal velocity, with a buffet room filled with choices and a chef making ready crepe Suzette upon request.

SOLC additionally excels for dinner. Chef Jubany’s Farm-to-Desk idea is true to its identify, using meals from its personal vegetable backyard positioned in Maresme (a number of miles from the restaurant), prime quality meats from native producers, and fish bought from the fish markets in Barcelona and close by Vilanova. Our favourite dishes right here had been the only with citrus pil pil sauce and crispy pores and skin in addition to the suckling pig terrine with apple.

Luxurious All Round at Barcelona’s Majestic Lodge & Spa
Brunch on the Majestic features a scrumptious number of desserts. (Photograph by Paul Heney)

Different Facilities

The lodge maintains a formidable 1,000-piece artwork assortment, and company may also get pleasure from a shocking foyer bar; a piano participant within the evenings makes the area really feel like a throwback film set. The rooftop pool and bar supply breathtaking views of town, and dawn yoga periods are provided on choose says.

The Spa expertise right here is refined and centered on complete physique wellness. A variety of facial and physique therapies are provided, together with a hydrotherapy expertise, outfitted with Jacuzzi, sensation bathe, dry sauna, and a steam tub. The spa expertise could be customized as nicely, relying on the wants of the person shopper—with a deal with leisure, therapeutic, cleansing, or sportive. The Spa carries Natura Bissé Diamond Properly-Residing merchandise, and texture, perfume, and pure substances are mixed with the experience of the skilled therapists, permitting for activating well-being in a customized and complete approach.

Majestic penthouse
The Majestic Lodge & Spa Barcelona’s penthouse was not too long ago named finest on the earth. (Photograph by Paul Heney)

Discovering Some Majestic Moments

The lodge runs a curated program of unique tour choices across the metropolis of Barcelona, and these had been actually first-class experiences that take company behind the scenes—one thing unavailable to different vacationers. The brand new Made in Barcelona excursions are very talked-about, with vacationers having the chance to go to a few of most unusual artisanal outlets within the metropolis, taking a more in-depth look on their manufacturing journey from discovering inspiration to delivering superbly crafted masterpieces.

Our excursions had been incredible, with stops on the metropolis’s spectacular Moco Museum (the sister property to the famed Amsterdam location), the place we had an insider’s tour. We visited with a younger, up-and-coming designer in Turo Park and noticed how the workers handcrafts his gorgeous designs (a nine-month course of). We had been led via Raima, the biggest stationary retailer in Europe—it fills 5 tales of a stunning sixteenth century constructing and boasts greater than 3,000 sorts of paper from all around the world. And we toured the Joan Gaspar Artwork Gallery, a hidden treasure of town. Gaspar’s widow walked us via the gallery, describing his collections, together with within the again room, not open to the general public, the place she casually pulled Picassos out of storage as she regarded for various gadgets.

Raima stationary store
Raima, the biggest stationary retailer in Europe, is a part of the Majestic Lodge & Spa Barcelona’s brilliantly crafted Made in Barcelona excursions. (Photograph by Paul Heney)

The Made in Barcelona excursions are actually particular, curated experiences that actually add on to the Majestic Lodge & Spa Barcelona’s panache. They provide guests searching for a particular luxurious contact but another reason to decide on this Grande dame of a property for his or her subsequent Catalan trip.