Barcelona has its fair share of majestic hotels and sleek urban retreats. And while we love many of them, we are captivated by this little nonconformist, a 22-room charmer in the pedestrian district of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Constructed from two buildings that include a medieval palace, Neri Hotel & Restaurant offers a creative escape in each individually designed accommodation, with unique details such as red velvet sofas, canvas headboards with floral motifs and showers tiled in quartzite, a natural stone that is believed to help release negative energy. Gazing onto Plaza Sant Felip Neri, the restaurant serves an innovative Mediterranean menu and is separated from the bar by a twelfth-century stone wall. For relaxation guests can choose from Roba Estesa, an outdoor garden overlooking neighboring rooftops, or the Library, featuring original wood coffers and views onto the ancient streets outside.