Gran Hotel La Florida

  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida
  • Gran Hotel La Florida

If you have decided to spend a luxury vacation in Barcelona, please get note this name: Gran Hotel La Florida. We are saying this because it is one of those hotels that will leave you speechless and that will give you lovely memories for your life. This is not only for the experience you will live here but also for the amazing position in which it is situated; without forgetting the charm of Barcelona…so here you are, it’s gorgeous!

It is a wonderful luxury hotel that enjoys a privileged location on the Tibidabo offering  spectacular views of the city and the Barcelona’s gulf. This hotel is considered as one of the best urban luxury hotels in the city. As said, the view enjoyed from the hotel along the winding road that leads to the top of Tibidabo is definitely impressive. The building was built in 1925 and is easy to spot even from miles away. The lobby is classic and discreet while the lounge bar is decorated with large comfortable sofas with low tables and views of the terrace area.

The Gran Hotel La Florida provides 70 beautiful rooms in a lovely Art Nouveau design. They are rich in decors and embellished with the use of a light cream colors and refined oak wood floors. Among the 70 rooms and suites, some offer terraces overlooking the city and the sea like the Deluxe Rooms, while the Junior Suites or Suites provide a comfortable separated living areas. However the best rooms are the Design Suites that in addition to have decorations by some of the most famous world designer like Rebecca Horn, Cristina Macaya and Dale Keller, offer the opportunity to have in room an lovely outdoor hot tub on the private terrace. All the bathrooms are in marble and provide separated shower and bathtub and in-floor heating.

The hotel has a restaurant called L’Orangerie, which will allow you to taste the high Catalan cuisine, as well as the delicious Spanish and Mediterranean gastronomy with the best view of Barcelona. Moreover, pre or after dinner, you can have a drink in the refined Lobby Lounge or during the day you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail by the pool at the TB Bar, all in a peaceful ambience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The hotel has a wonderful SPA where it is possible to do treatments with natural products signed  L’Occitane. Every treatment you will receive comes from the resources of L’Occitane, a concentrate of hundreds of essential oils and natural ingredients. Surely smells and sensations will take your mind far from Barcelona, precisely in the French Provence. Thanks to its quiet atmosphere, an refined design and some of the best SPA products of the world, the SPA by L’Occitane is definitely a sanctuary of relaxation, where your mind, your body and your soul will be in total harmony: the true quintessence of well-being. Last but not least, the SPA by L’Occitane has a sauna, a Turkish bath and a wide range of fitness equipment.

Although its location could be isolated, a few meters above the city, you will enjoy an easy access to everything in the surroundings. However thanks to its location, the Gran Hotel La Florida provides services that are impossible to find in the city centre like the most prestigious one is the 37-meter indoor and outdoor pool, all in steel, with a bar at the edges and a solarium on the terrace downstairs, which always overlooks Barcelona. Moreover, there are 3 meeting rooms in the hotel and all have natural light, terraces and views of the city and the sea.

The Gran Hotel La Florida is a unique, somewhat eccentric place; it is, at the same time, both a sort of city hotel and a luxury vacation residence. Located just 20 minutes by car from the city centre, either by taxi or with the free shuttle service provided by the Hotel, the Gran Hotel La Florida offers guests the chance to experience a Mediterranean lifestyle, in which luxury, history, design and relaxation blend together seamlessly.

Location

The Gran Hotel La Florida is located on a hill just outside Barcelona and offers an amazing view of the city and the Mediterranean behind it. It hangs over the city from Tibidabo, and this luxurious urban resort, ideal for both couples and families, is 500 meters above the sea. It is possible to reach the city center in just 15/20 minutes by car. In addition to the several taxis available, you can take advantage of the free shuttle service provided by the hotel for all guests. El Prat International Airport is only 23 km away, just 30 minutes by car.

Contacts

Ctra Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 83-93 (junto al Tibidabo)
08035 Barcelona (Spain)
+34 93 259 30 00

reservations@hotellaflorida.com | hotelfloridabarcelona.com

Don’t Miss

The Bruch of La Florida

Every first Sunday of the month, Gran Hotel La Florida invites you to enjoy a full day on the terraces with the best views of Barcelona. Brunch + Terraces + Views=Definitely Unmissable!

Next dates: April 7th – May 5th – June 2nd – July 7th – September 1st

Value for Money

Rooms have a great discount in low season from December to February (except for new year’s eve); and high season starts from June through August when you can enjoy the summer with us. You can chose to include your breakfast buffet when making the reservation so you can save more money; enjoy our free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Access for guests with disabilities?

The hotel is fully accessible for wheelchairs, with adapted rooms and facilities.

Family-friendly?

Babysitting services, children’s menus and special activities for kids make this an excellent option for families.

When to go?

Barcelona is blessed with a benign Mediterranean climate. Early summer and fall are ideal times to visit, especially May to June and September to October. Even in the winter, days are crisp to cold (due to its proximity to the mountains) but often sunny. Snow is rare and never lasts more than a day or two. Most of the rainfall occurs in April but some quite spectacular storms, as is typical of the Mediterranean, can occur all year round. July and August are hot and humid, even at night, as the temperature often only drops minimally. The surrounding sea is warm enough to swim in from the end of June to early October. Inland, the temperatures drop slightly, as does the humidity. North on the Costa Brava, a strong wind known as the tramontana often blows, refreshing in summer, chill in winter. August is the major vacation month in Europe. The traffic to Spain from France, the Netherlands and Germany becomes a veritable migration. Barcelona is officially Spain’s most popular destination, so tourism is pretty much all year round.


The history of Gran Hotel La Florida

Maintaining its legendary view over Barcelona since 1924, Gran Boutique Hotel La Florida meant the realisation of the dream of one man, Doctor Andreu, who wanted to build the best hotel in Barcelona at the best site in the city, constructing an emblematic building, full of style. However, as with so many other buildings and monuments, the hotel suffered the consequences of the civil war and it was used as a military hospital during the conflict. It would not be re-born as a hotel until 1950, when it became a spot that was beloved by Barcelona high society, especially as a summer residence for well-to-do Catalan families. In subsequent years, Ernest Hemingway, James Stewart, George Sanders, Rock Hudson, Princess Fabiola and the prince of Belgium stayed at the prestigious hotel. But in 1979, La Florida succumbed to the passing of time and it closed its doors. This boutique hotel of Barcelona was rescued in 2001 thanks to a meticulous renovation that lasted for four years.

Today, at the Gran Hotel La Florida, wrought iron and antique tapestry are combined gracefully with stainless steel and glass. In the same way, the hotel has a wide range of services; such as a the restaurant “Barcelonas”, the “Bistro 1925”, the “Terrasses Bar&Lounge”  with live relaxing music on the swimming pool terrace, a Spa by L’Occitane, gymnasium amongst others. As can be observed just by looking at the building, one of the main goals of the renovation was, as far as possible, to gain back the original decorative and structural elements, and this traditional architecture blends with modern design. In this way, this has again made the Gran Hotel La Florida an authentic icon of hostelry of Barcelona and one of the most prestigious boutique hotels in Spain.

Our Special Readings

Barcelona: why not?!?

Barcelona is the European city that embraces style, culture and luxury. The bright lights of this cosmopolitan Spanish city boasts a myriad of fashionable bars, delicious restaurants and exciting events, making it a must-see for tourists seeking adventure mixed with extravagance. As follows a lots of reasons to choose Barcelona as per your next vacation.

The deep blue Mediterranean beckons. Sun-drenched beaches make a fine backdrop to a jog, bike ride or long leisurely stroll along the seaside, followed by a refreshing dip. You can also enjoy the view from out on the water while kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or taking it easy on a sunset cruise. Looming behind the city, the rolling forest-covered Collserola Hills provide a scenic setting for hiking, mountain biking or just admiring the view. Closer to the city centre, hilltop Montjuïc offers endless exploring amid botanic and sculpture gardens, an old castle and first-rate museums with panoramic views at every turn.

Barcelona‘s architectural treasures span 2000-plus years. Towering temple columns, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors provide a window into Roman-era Barcino. Fast forward a thousand years to the Middle Ages by taking a stroll through the shadowy lanes of the Gothic quarter, past tranquil plazas and soaring 14th-century cathedrals. In other parts of town bloom the sculptural masterpieces of Modernisme, a mix of ingenious and whimsical creations by Gaudí and his Catalan architectural contemporaries like Casa Batlló (picture below). Barcelona has also long inspired artists, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, whose works are in bold display in the city’s myriad museums.

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Special City Guide: Barcelona

A Gothic and Modernist marvel on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is quirky, cosmopolitan and effortlessly cool. This city breathes life: from chefs foraging for fresh produce in La Boqueria Market at the crack of dawn to partygoers leaving El Born’s pulsating clubs around the same time. Pause for a minute, and discover Barcelona’s real charm in small details, the hidden courtyards of Barri Gòtic, the light catching Sagrada Família’s wax-like turrets, all coming together to make the Catalan capital one of Spain‘s most livable and loveable cities.

Start with a leisurely saunter down tree-lined La Rambla, dipping into the Barri Gòtic’s maze-like alleyways to reach Santa Maria del Mar church. Antoni Gaudí has left his fantastical stamp on the city in the twirling spires of La Sagrada Família cathedral and sculpted greenery of Park Güell. The unmissable Picasso Museum displays Picasso’s early sketches and Blue Period masterpieces. Join locals for sun on Barceloneta beach and shade in Montjuïc’s gardens.

La Boqueria Market’s iron gates lead to Barcelona’s best grazing, shop for Iberian ham, glossy olives and creamy goat cheese before lunch at a seafood bar. Two metro stops north, the stately Modernist Passeig de Gràcia is a catwalk to designer labels, near Avinguda Diagonal’s department stores like Spanish giant El Corte Inglés. Local creatives have set up galleries and boutiques in El Born, El Raval, and Barri Gòtic, selling quirky fashion, vintage clothes and used records.

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