Travel to: The Serras Hotel, Barcelona

Situated within the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, sits a monochromatic destination called The Serras Hotel. A modernistic and minimal hotel, The Serras is centrally located to ease the travel time of sightseeing among the most famous landmarks. Dubbed as one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Barcelona, this luxury boutique home-from-home, houses sun-drenched rooms, a true-blue outdoor pool, and Pablo Picasso’s first ever art studio.

The rooms are designed with regal interiors keeping to a black and white color palette with splashes of canary yellow; a modern interior for a building that houses ornate amounts of history. With views of the yacht club and palm trees for days, this is definitely one hotel room you’ll be itching to wake up in. From a choice of double rooms with sea views, to a family grand suite facing the Mediterranean, a stay here makes for a truly special experience where solace surrounds you.

With the Marina Port Vell one end of the hotel, and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia the other, there is much to explore in between. A boulevard full of restaurants and independent boutiques is a great piece of pavement for a post siesta walk, and if you’re looking for a romantic dinner location then look no further than the beach. Built on a grid system it is easy to find a waterfront watering hole, or authentic food haven.

For those of you who are new to Barcelona, be sure to take The Serras Hotel into consideration when planning your trip, as there is no other jewel on the Mediterranean that offers luxurious history and culture.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji