The Serras Hotel opened January 2015 in a historic building situated in the heart of Barcelona. During the restoration process, archaeologists uncovered part of the dock of Barcino (Roman Barcelona) which still remains under the hotel.
The façade has been restored to keep the original 19th century design of the architect Francesc Daniel Molina, famous for his design of Plaça Reial.
Pablo Picasso had his first studio in the building of the Serras Hotel. It was here that he painted an important early work called Ciencia y Caridad (Science and Charity) in 1897. Guests can take a short walk to the Museu Picasso to see the painting in person.
The rooms and suites have a modern, urban design. All rooms are soundproofed and have balconies.
Rooms are equipped with state of the art technology including smart HD TV, a wireless sound system and free high speed Wi-Fi. Beds have Hypnos mattresses and bathrooms feature Hansgrohe showers and Malin and Goetz products.
The Serras Hotel’s Michelin Star Chef Marc Gascons offers a selection of Mediterranean tapas, prepared from fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally. Specialities include sea bass sushi and Galician beef tataki.
Elegant interior design by Spanish designer Eva Martinez combines current New York and Modern Catalan styles.
The rooftop terrace overlooks Port Vell and has a small pool. The bar serves drinks and a selection of sharing plates, including ceviche.
View of Port Vell from The Serras.
The library is located on the mezzanine and overlooks the hotel lobby and restaurant.
The building dates from 1846 and the original neo-classical façade designed by Francesc Daniel Molina has been carefully preserved.
The Serras is a member of Design Hotels and is owned by Jordi Serra, who had a successful career in information technology prior to opening the hotel.