Gran Hotel La Florida, Barcelona
Barcelona is one of Spain's most vibrant cities. It boasts a proud architectural and cultural heritage, dynamic nightlife and a thoroughly unique ambience which you can experience on a wander through the city's evocative Barri Gótic or a tapas crawl through Barcelona's numerous bodegas. Wherever you go in this city, eye-catching architectural fantasies abound - this is the city that gave the world the imaginative creations of Antoni Gaudí, the master architect and artist whose works include the fanciful Sagrada Familia church and the beautifully tiled sculptures and buildings of the Parc Güell to name just two of the visual delights to be seen in Barcelona. If you prefer to absorb yourself in the Spanish lifestyle rather than its sport, Barcelona is a great place to wander through, offering bustling markets, such as the Boqueria, interesting boulevards including Las Ramblas and plenty of places to stop for a plate of tapas and a cold beer.
Built on the top of Barcelona's Mount Tibidabo in 1924, the Gran Hotel La Florida offers spectacular views over the city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel has always been admired as one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona because of its splendid perspectives, its convenient position, the comfort and taste of the rooms, and the beauty of its lounges.
Built on the top of Barcelona's Mount Tibidabo in 1924, the Hotel La Florida was designed in the Catalan noucentista style by architect Ramón Raventós. Closed in 1973, the hotel was reborn as the Gran Hotel La Florida in April 2003...only to reveal that the halo of magic fascination and its spectacular panoramic views of the city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea have not changed at all.
Offering spectacular views over the city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea, the luxurious hotel now exceeds its previous magnificence and splendour. All through its glorious history, the hotel has been admired as one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona because of its splendid perspectives, its convenient position, the comfort and taste of the rooms, and beauty of its lounges.
Many of the 74 rooms and suites offer private Jacuzzis and breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona and the surrounding countryside. Fine dining in the L'Orangerie, a generously equipped spa and beauty centre, a Turkish bath, sauna, swimming pools and health bar, and a private club combine to create an unforgettable experience in one of Europe's most exciting metropolitan destinations.
Gran Hotel La Florida has a total of 74 rooms and suites, of which 52 are double rooms and 22 are suites. Many rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views over the city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. Some rooms have a private Jacuzzi and massive terrace gardens. All rooms feature the luxurious standards of a five-star hotel. They are comfortably and elegantly equipped with large double beds, spacious wardrobes, generous marble bathrooms with in-floor heating, heated towel racks, large mirrors, air-conditioning and heating, satellite large screen plasma TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet access, and a private safe.
You can choose between a number of room categories: 31 Superior Rooms, 9 Deluxe Rooms, 9 Terrace Rooms, and 2 Garden Rooms. Of the 15 Junior Suites, 3 have either a garden or a private terrace and Jacuzzi.
Further to these there are 8 designer suites all of which exude the refined elegance and comfort of the Gran Hotel La Florida. Among the designer suites, you will find the Presidential Suite designed by Cristina Macaya in collaboration with the Parisian painter Stefan Guillemet. Together they have designed a suite that is both highly original and very elegant.
The Penthouse Loft Suite was designed by the artists Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu who have successfully been able to combine a comfortable and relaxing ambience with the needs of today's businessman.
The suites designed by Rebecca Horn have two towers and spectacular terraces with Jacuzzis and incredible views of Barcelona. The Japanese Suite, designed by Dale Keller, offers a minimalist atmosphere full of light.
L'Orangerie is open for both guests of the hotel and to anyone who wants to have a fine gastronomic experience in an unforgettable setting. The restaurant presents innovative Mediterranean dishes based on the freshest seasonal produce.
In the wine cellar, under the direction of sommelier Alex Duran, the Gran Florida has over 350 international wines. Here you can enjoy a wide selection of wines, from the classics to the latest creations, all by the glass. The hotel offers special Wine Dinners in an unbeatable atmosphere.
The Miramar Bar is located outside, next to the swimming pool, with marvellous views over Barcelona.
Every Sunday, a Buffet Brunch is served in the restaurant. This is a gastronomical journey with the most exquisite dishes reflecting the Catalan, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine...a unique presentation in an attractive setting full of atmosphere.
In the Lobby Lounge, you can delight in a unique and delicate atmosphere, and enjoy the exquisite selections of coffee, tea and herbal infusions.
Take a refreshing dip in either the indoor or the outdoor swimming pools. Relax in the sauna, Turkish Bath, or the massage rooms. The fitness room promises to help you stay in shape.
Situated in the ground floor of the hotel, Luna is a private night-club, perfect for enjoying the most select cocktails and the most exclusive cigars. Club Luna also holds live jazz performances.
Other services at the hotel include gift shop, exotic terraces and gardens, limousine service, mountain bike rental, and rooms specially outfitted for disabled people.
The Spa at Gran Hotel La Florida has a state-of-the-art gymnasium, sauna, and a steam bath, as well as a 37-meter edgeless stainless steel indoor - outdoor swimming pool that appears to spill off the side of the mountain and down onto the city below.
The object of the spa is to be a place to revitalise both your mind and your body. Here you will find all the latest beauty treatments from Natura Bissé, a highly recognised international firm known for its body care products. Nutrition and diet products and both facial and corporal skin treatments, body remoulding treatments, mud therapy, algae therapy and more...all combined with different types of massages to convert this into the ideal setting to relax and recuperate.