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Gran Hotel La Florida

Tibidabo Hill, Barcelona, Spain


In keeping with the beautiful people vibe, there’s a touch of Los Angeles in the food offered at La Florida. That city’s award-winning L’Orangerie restaurant has a same-name sister in the hotel, meaning there’s great Catalan-Californian cuisine to be enjoyed. That means lots of fresh fish and some cool combos - we loved our black rice with sautéed cuttlefish and clams, and the lobster salad with baby artichokes and toasted hazelnuts. Our dessert of cold white chocolate “coulant” with green tea and mint was utterly exquisite.

The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, served in the opulent red and gold dining room or under the sun or stars on the terrace (complete with a retractable roof so it's usable year-round). As for breakfast, it’s a standard but extensive buffet, which on Sundays expands to form a brunch featuring a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes.

Wine-lovers will appreciate the 300 or so international wines tucked away in the cellar, which are all available to sample by the glass - just ask the sommelier on hand in the Lobby Lounge, where there’s also a selection of coffee, tea and herbal infusions. And if you fancy a cocktail or sandwich by the sparkling aqua pool, the Miramar Bar is well-stocked with drinks and snacks. Nothing like a light lunch with your shades and swimsuit on to make you feel you’re really grazing LA-style...

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Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Save to favouritesPrintMailGran Hotel La FloridaHigh atop Mount Tibidabo, overlooking Barcelona, is Gran Hotel La Florida, its crisp white towers standing like soldiers on a rich green blanket of pines. A sentry over the city since 1924, La Florida served briefly as a military hospital in the civil war and then as a favourite hangout of the jetset in the 1950s. Luckily, itís the latter look thatís been recreated in an extensive restoration. All the 5-star features you'd expect are in full force: scores of loungers on tiered terraces, a stunning stainless-steel infinity pool, a lobby filled with spectacular sculptures, an exceptional [eating:BC002:restaurant and wine cellar], and a hedonistic spa and fitness centre with saunas, steam baths and beauty treatments. And then there are the luxurious [r:BC002:rooms], all with massive beds, limestone bathrooms and all kinds of high-tech amenities. Many also have garden terraces or balconies (some with Jacuzzis), and crowning the lot are designer suites created by internationally renowned artists. If you're seeking a sumptuous stay away from the mad buzz of the city centre, you'll love it.

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