A Look Inside the Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

by Janis on November 30, 2015

During a recent pre-cruise visit to Barcelona, Spain, we stayed three nights at the Cotton House Hotel.

monogram on bed linens, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaThe new hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, has been open about six months.  The Cotton House Hotel, located in Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood, is in the former headquarters of the Association of Cotton House Manufacturers.

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona, SpainCotton is a prominent feature throughout the hotel, which was originally built as a private home for a wealthy cotton trader in 1897.

marble floor, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaGuests to the 83 room five-star hotel enter through a reception area that could be called a “hall of mirrors.’ Next, they enter a marble octagonal hall (with a cotton ball at its center) that leads to two unique staircases.

marble staircase, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaOne choice is the wide sweeping marble staircase with its original art.

cotton chandelier, Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona, Spain Lighting the marble staircase, the chandelier is designed to resemble a cotton bolls.

spiral staircase, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaThe other stairwell leads to a metal spiral staircase, built in 1957. Rather than being supported from the floor below, this staircase is uniquely suspended from the metal frame of the upper floor.

cotton boll lights in spiral staircase, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaThe result is a beautiful work of art, which includes cotton boll-shaped hanging lights that dangle down the six floors. Library, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaThe elegant library, originally a conference room, is a popular spot to enjoy evening cocktails.

cotton bolt room, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaSide pocket doors, when open, extend the library to include a private den, decorated in bolts of cotton for shirt-making. Tailors are available to custom-make shirts for you during your stay.

bar, Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona “Batuar,” the hotel’s cocktail bar and restaurant is named after the machine that pressed cotton to remove impurities. The cocktail bar leads into the restaurant, a glassed-conservatory and a large outdoor private terrace.

terrace, Cotton House Hotel, BarcelonaTo the right on the bar, guests find the entrance to the enclosed terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch outdoors, or an evening cocktail with tapas.

restaurant, Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona, SpainHistorical china and ledgers of cotton trades decorate the walls of the rooms making up the elegant Batuar restaurant, which features tapas and other Mediterranean cuisine.

On the sixth floor of the Cotton House Hotel, guests will find a small rooftop pool (with a view of Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia,) as well as a compact gym and spa treatment rooms. While the space offers great views, we couldn’t imagine spending time here with all that the city of Barcelona offers for visitors to see and experience.

Room 207, Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona, SpainThe 83 rooms in the Cotton House Hotel are entered via heavy leather-covered doors like this one. Click here to tour Room 207 of the Cotton House Hotel.

We stayed in the Cotton House Hotel, one of Marriott’s Autograph Collection hotels using Marriott Rewards points. As a Category 8 reward, this hotel requires 35,000 – 40,000 Marriott Rewards points per night. We considered our points well-spent at this hotel.  

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