Looking for the best short stay apartment hotel living in Barcelona when travelling for business or leisure? Capri By Fraser Barcelona offers seriously social, 4-star serviced apartment living close to Barcelona's best neighbourhoods. Catalonia's capital is renowned as one of Europe's top cities for good reason - Barcelona is fun. Perched on the edge of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona offers visitors so much to see and do you'll never want to leave.
Welcome to Capri By Fraser Barcelona, your hotel apartment in the Catalan capital. Located in the 22@ business district in the Sant Marti area, Capri By Fraser Barcelona is ideal for short-stay business travellers who are looking for a relaxed, social and beautifully appointed apartment in Barcelona.
The property's 97 studio deluxe and one-bedroom apartments offer comfort, plenty of space, comfortable workspaces and bright living areas. The fully equipped gym ensures you'll never miss a workout, while the Caprilicious restaurant and bar means you can catch up with colleagues or friends any time of day.
From the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the top of Park Güell, Barcelona comes across as a young, vibrant city. Like the Catalonian people, Barcelona moves to the beat of its own drum and is quite unlike other parts of Spain. That's the feeling you get when wandering the laneways of the Gothic Quarter, admiring the city's unique modernist architectural masterpieces and digging into the city's world-class dining scene. The city pulses with an energy of constant potential; there’s always something to do in Barcelona. Add to that a sun-drenched climate and all-night culture and it's no wonder Barcelona is home to some of Europe's biggest yearly events, including the Mobile World Congress.
Step outside your hotel residence and you're in the @22 business and financial district. Our hotel apartment is close to major corporate offices and within easy travelling distance of some of Barcelona's best sights, including the L'Auditori contemporary music venue, the Parliament of Catalunya, the Parc de la Ciutadella and Barcelona Zoo, as well as some of the city's top beaches.
Barcelona offers a seemingly endless array of unforgettable sights and experiences to explore. Don't miss out on Barcelona's top things to do during your hotel apartment stay.
Barcelona is an urban architecture lover's dream. The city has attracted top architects and visionaries through the ages, most notably modernism's favourite son, Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi's influence can be felt throughout the city, not only in the masterpieces he left behind - such as Casa Batlló, the abstract Park Güell and his as yet unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Basilica - but in the works of contemporary architects that choose Barcelona as their palette.
The best way to see Barcelona's astounding architectural heritage is on foot. Step outside your apartment hotel accommodation and turn left down Carrer de Sancho de Ávila until you reach Avinguda Meridiana. Turn right and in 4 minutes, reach the Marina metro station. Take the metro to Passeig de Grácia and you're only a short walk up the road from two of Gaudi's most notable works, Casa Milá and Casa Batlló. To see La Sagrada Familia, take the metro northward two stops to Sagrada Familia. It's best to book your tickets online as slots are by time and the queues can be extremely long.
Despite its name, most of the buildings framing the labyrinthine cobblestone laneways of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter date back to the early 19th and 20th centuries. The area features a wealth of dining options night and day, as well as boutique shopping, small bars and the must-see Picasso Museum on Carrer de Montcada, featuring many of the artist's better-known Cubist works.
The area doesn't really get going until around midday, so it's best to plan your afternoon and evening activities accordingly. An excellent place for lunch is La Paradeta on Carrer Comercial. This family-friendly local eatery serves up fresh seafood that you order by weight. It goes into the kitchen and comes out tasting amazing. Spend the afternoon at the Picasso Museum. In the evening, head over to the area around the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and grab a table at El Chigre, a charming tapas place serving delightful Catalan cuisine. As the night settles in, cruise the laneways exploring the many small bars sampling creative cocktails and chatting with people from all over the world.
To get to the Gothic Quarter from your hotel apartment in Sant Marti, take the metro from Marina to the Jaume 1 station.
Barcelona's idyllic Mediterranean climate means the weather is quite pleasant most of the year, so there's always time to go to the beach. From your serviced apartments, turn right onto Carrer de Pamplona and keep walking until you come to Platja de la Nova Icària. The waterfront stretches north and south and there are several beaches to choose from. Perhaps the most popular beaches are Barceloneta and Sant Miquel, where you can hang out on the sand, go for a swim, or lounge about in one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants dotting the waterfront.
One word summarises Barcelona's food scene - delicious. The city's chefs are renowned for their culinary exploits and there's so much to choose from, food lovers will likely spend a goodly part of their visit seating down for (yet another) spectacular meal. Catalan cuisine is close to Spanish, however has a flair all of its own, and there are venues to suit every taste and budget. Many of Barcelona's top dining options are within easy distance of your apartment hotel.
Specialising in cuisine with a flair for experimentation, Disfrutar on C. de Villarroel is a world-class fine dining establishment and was ranked the 9th best restaurant in the world in the annual "The World's 50 Best" global restaurant rankings. Mercado de La Boqueria along La Rambla is THE place to go if you want to graze an endless selection of Catalan delights. The public market is stuffed full of stalls offering everything from smallgoods to chocolates, pastries, and tapas stalls overflowing with bite-size bits of bliss. For 'white tablecloth' old style dining, book a table at 7 Portes, one of the city's oldest restaurants and experts in traditional cuisine.
In a city awash with churches and cathedrals, FC Barcelona's home ground at Camp Nou (the 'New Ground') is a religious experience of a different kind. With a seating capacity of over 99,000, the stadium is the largest in Europe. La Liga's annual season generally runs between August and May, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a game during the season. The best way to get to Camp Nou from your aparthotel in Sant Marti is to take the L1 metro line from Marina to Pl. Espanya, then jump on the L3 line north to Palau Reial.
Getting to your apartment hotel in Barcelona is easy. Arriving at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, take the RENFE R2 Nord Line that links Terminal 2 with the city centre. Alight at Passeig de Gràcia and take the metro to Marina, the closest station to Capri By Fraser.