Soho House Barcelona
Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, 4
We love the stylish, shabby-chic touches and conveniences that are a Soho House signature and the 18th century building and harbor views don’t hurt either.
Ca Na Xica
Carretera a es Port de Sant Miquel, km 10,2, 07815 Sant Miquel de Balansat, Illes Balears
While at only 20-suites strong, this gorgeous retreat takes up an impressive swath of landscape (the indoor-outdoor layout of the hotel makes great use of it all). Both the kitted-out spa and Salvia restaurant merit a visit even if you chose to stay in town.
Passeig Joan Carles I 1, 07800, Ibiza
This newly opened, modern, 38-room hotel overlooking the port is the perfect home base from which to explore during the day and party at night.
Hotel Palacio de Villapané
31 Calle Santiago, San Bernardo
Just a few steps from city center, this small and luxurious boutique hotel occupies an 18th-century Andalusian palace, meaning that it’s stunning, too. There’s a spa and wellness center, a slick restaurant, and plenty of in-room amenities that aren’t ages-old at all.
Hotel Alfonso XIII
2 San Fernando, San Bernardo
In the 1920s, King Alfonso XIII of Spain had this hotel built to house visiting dignitaries and the like—it definitely has the lavish, royal touch. Rooms are spacious and ornate, replete with stunning tilework, balustrades, and all sorts of subtle flourishes. It’s been revamped in recent years and so there are plenty of modern amenities, like a pool and multiple restaurants.
Belmond La Residencia
Son Canals, Mallorca
First of all, this Belmond is on the Northwest coast of Mallorca. If that's not incentive enough to get on a plane, you can tour the coastline in one of the resident boats, hike, or ride Vespas around the island. Home to one of Spain's largest sculpture gardens, the arts are really the focal point of the resort. There are cooking classes for foodies, but the main draw are the workshops in sculpture, painting, and ceramics, taught by artists in residence.
The only advice we have to those seeking to push themselves through the original back-to-basics boot camp? Stick it out. The seven days of crazy-long hikes, intense workouts, and a cleansing, vegetarian diet will be hard work, but it will also whip you into shape. Not for the faint of heart (or the fussy), this no-frills, no-excuses program is no less grueling (or cushy) than at its original location in Calabasas, California—but the fact that it's in Mallorca definitely makes it more palatable.
SHA Wellness Clinic
Calle de Verderol, 5, 03581 El Albir, Alicante
Design hotel vibes and the dramatic landscapes of Spain's Costa Blanca are almost enough to distract you from the fact that you're detoxing. Two-, four-, seven-, or 14-day programs designed to put you on the road to optimal health and well-being are based on basics (clean eating, lots of water, rest, exercise). You can take wellness to another level with a range of therapies including electrocardiograms, full medical evaluations, osetopathy, ozone and serotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and psychology and psychotherapy sessions.
46 Paseo de Gracia, Dreta de l'Eixample
At just nine-rooms strong, a week spent at this elegant boutique property is a lot like staying at a local’s private home, if they had a concierge, laundry service, and a kitchen with snacks on demand 24/7.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
38-40 Passeig de Gràcia, Dreta de l'Eixample
Every bit as incredible as you'd want a Mandarin Oriental hotel to be, the chain's Barcelona location is in the center of the city, on the architecturally historic and shopping-centric Passeig de Gràcia. The 360-degree views of the city from the hotel's rooftop pool and Terrat restaurant are stunning, and some of the suites have pretty amazing views, too (i.e., looking out onto Gaudí's Casa Batlló). If you have time for a pampering session at the Mandarin's spa while you're there—worth it. (And the hotel can arrange babysitting services for you, should you need, as long as you let them know a day in advance.)
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