Beaches and pools, fundamental options for summers in Barcelona

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Barcelona is the ideal holiday destination for summer. Suitable for families, single travelers and food lovers. Furthermore, Barcelona has an amazing nightlife that attracts crowds of party lovers from all over the world. You can enjoy its cosmopolitan atmosphere and … Continue reading

The best of panoramic views of Barcelona

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Barcelona is a lovely city, specially seen from above. We have chosen the best panoramic views of the city, from excellent viewpoints, some of them unknown. Even some people living in Barcelona have no idea about these wonderful places. Montjuïc … Continue reading

Best hotels with pool in Barcelona to cool off this summer

Barcelona is situated in the northeast of Spain, and it has a typical Mediterranean climate. Its summers are hot and winters are mild. The weather during the autumn and spring is pleasant, too, (even when there is chance of showers and thunderstorms), so tourists can visit comfortably all the year.

July and August are the warmest months in Barcelona, when the maximum temperatures are around 27–28 °C (81–82 °F) during the day and 20 °C (68 °F) at night. The environment is hot and humid, and it is almost always sunny. Barcelona has an average of 2.524 hours per year of sunshine duration, something very common in the southern half of Europe but very different from the north of the continent, where they have around 1.500 hours of sunshine per year.

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All these conditions can be exceptional for tourists who want to spend as much time on the beach as they can. The average annual temperature of the sea is about 18ºC (64 °F), but during the summer, it is warmer: in July, 23ºC (73 °F), in August, 25ºC (77 °F)! But the beach is not the only option for cooling off during the summer in Barcelona. Bar terraces, cool drinks, ice-creams, the popular “orxata”… and hotels with nice pools!

Many hotels with pools in Barcelona feature fantastic pools in the top of their buildings, with excellent views of the city. On the other hand, there are a lot of hotels with indoor pools and spas… where privacy and relaxation are priority. Do you want to know more about these fantastic Barcelona hotels with pool?

Hotel 1989, for example, is located in the Barcelona city centre. It has an acclimatized pool and a solarium, but it features a fully equipped indoor spa (with sauna, steam bath, heated pool, etc.), too. Most of the establishments from the hotel chain Hoteles Catalonia have pools and spas, so they are a good option, too: Catalonia Atenas, Catalonia Avinyó, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, Catalonia Barcelona 505, Catalonia Born, Catalonia Catedral, Catalonia Mikado, Catalonia Park Güell, Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Catalonia Port, Catalonia Portal de l’Àngel, Catalonia Rambles and Catalonia Sagrada Família.

Hotel Jazz is another example. This 3-star hotel, located near Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya, is well-known for its fantastic roof top swimming pool and sun terrace…a good option for the afternoons in the city.

Another example is Grand Hotel Central, with a stunning roof terrace with a swimming pool, and even a fitness centre with the best gym equipment. Its views of the city are fantastic!

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Hotel Omm, with its terrace with swimming pool and bar restaurant is another option. A quiet place with nice atmosphere, from which Gaudí’s Casa Milán, the Sagrada Família and the lights of Montjuïc can be seen.

Hotel Arts, Hotel W, Hesperia Tower, Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I… The list of hotels in Barcelona with swimming pool this summer never ends. Enjoy all the possibilities!