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Smart and contemporary, this three-star hotel has a fabulous rooftop terrace, with a bar serving snacks, plus a long, narrow infinity pool and a view over the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya to the wooded hill of Montjuïc. Room decor is minimal and there is plenty of light from floor-to-ceiling windows. There is no restaurant, though there is a chain coffee store in the lobby and many restaurants nearby.
• Doubles from €80 room only, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 389-391, b-hotel.com