Gran Hotel La Florida Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Barcelona, Spain

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Cons

  • Far from the city center
  • Not much within walking distance
  • Noise from adjacent amusement park can sometimes be heard from outdoor areas

Bottom Line

With a fairly removed location in the hills that ring the city, the 70-room Gran Hotel La Florida has a history as a luxurious, star-studded getaway far from the frenzy of Barcelona's crowds. Built in 1924, it has drawn celebrities from writer Ernest Hemingway to actor Rock Hudson through the years. Relaxation is the focus here -- from the beautiful indoor/outdoor pool to the tranquil Zen Zone Spa. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings in soothing neutral tones, great views of either the city or the Pyrenees Mountains, and spacious marble bathrooms. Apart from an adjacent amusement park, there is not much in the immediate vicinity, so those who want convenient sightseeing should consider a hotel in the city center.

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 Location

In the hills above Barcelona, far from the city center

Gran Hotel La Florida is situated in the hills above Barcelona and offers both fantastic views and a much more relaxed pace than the city below. Those looking to be in the center of the action should look elsewhere, as this property is best suited for travelers who want an escape from the crowds and don't mind a commute to town. The only thing within walking distance is the adjacent Tibidabo Amusement Park, with some guests reporting that the screams from the roller coasters can be heard from the outdoor areas of the hotel. Popular tourist spots, such as Las Ramblas and the Picasso Museum, are about a 30-minute drive away.

Barcelona is an eclectic city that is popular for its historic and remarkable architecture, vibrant club scene, and urban beaches along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of the Catalan region, Barcelona speaks its own language -- literally and figuratively. Known for a frenetic pace, the city is full of modernist architecture, medieval history, quirky fashion, and endless tapas bars. Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the city has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.

  • 24-minute drive from Barcelona El Prat Airport
  • 2-minute walk to several bus stations
  • 7-minute walk to Tibidabo Amusement Park
  • 18-minute drive to Parc Güell and Casa Museu Gaudí
  • 22-minute drive to shopping and restaurants on Passeig de Gracia
  • 26-minute drive to the Port of Barcelona
  • 28-minute drive to Gran Teatre del Liceu, an opera house in Las Ramblas
  • 29-minute drive to Museu de la Cera
  • 30-minute drive to the Picasso Museum

 Bottom Line

With a fairly removed location in the hills that ring the city, the 70-room Gran Hotel La Florida has a history as a luxurious, star-studded getaway far from the frenzy of Barcelona's crowds. Built in 1924, it has drawn celebrities from writer Ernest Hemingway to actor Rock Hudson through the years. Relaxation is the focus here -- from the beautiful indoor/outdoor pool to the tranquil Zen Zone Spa. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings in soothing neutral tones, great views of either the city or the Pyrenees Mountains, and spacious marble bathrooms. Apart from an adjacent amusement park, there is not much in the immediate vicinity, so those who want convenient sightseeing should consider a hotel in the city center.

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Address

  • Carretera De Vallvidrera Al Tibidabo 83- , Barcelona, Barcelona 08035 Spain

Room Types

  • Deluxe Mountain View Room
  • Deluxe Sea View Room
  • Japanese Suite
  • Loft Suite
  • Mountian View Junior Suite
  • Sea View Junior Suite
  • Sky Suite
  • Terrace Mountain View Room
  • Terrace Sea View Room
  • Tower Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 70
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Address: Carretera De Vallvidrera Al Tibidabo 83- , Barcelona, Barcelona 08035 Spain
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