Comfortable hotel close to Barcelona – 4 star – Barcelona

This four star comfortable hotel close to Barcelona is located in Sant Joan d’Espi but the city centre can be easily reached by public transport or indeed car, which you can hire from the car rental desk on site. All guest rooms are serviced by daily housekeeping and are provided with a work desk and lamp, LCD television, climate control and free internet, and outside the room guests can enjoy first class leisure facilities like the Turkish bath, gym and squash courts. Other onsite facilities include a lobby bar, reading room and banqueting facilities.

Take a city tour of Barcelona to make sure you don’t miss any of the must sees such as the Sagrada Familia, the Palau de la Musica Catalana, the Torre Agbar, Parc Guell and Barceloneta Beach. The hop-on hop-off bus is a good option for families, but couples may wish to hire one of the yellow Go Cars for the day, with a built in audio guide. If you’d prefer a more tailored experience, then hiring a local guide is the best way to get off the beaten track and hear the local history.

Barcelona is home to some fabulous museums and galleries but the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Picasso Museum are definitely the most popular. The latter of which is located in the pretty Borne district with a number of boutique shops, cava bars and international restaurants nearby. Tapeo anem de tapes is a great tapas bar serving innovative dishes such as rabbit ribs and a mini foie gras burger. It’s a small restaurant so best for couples after intimate surroundings. If you’re looking for somewhere to continue your evening, head to one of the local nightclubs such as Magic or DioBar.

When the sun is shining, there are plenty of beautiful open spaces to enjoy in the city. The beach is an obvious choice, where you can hire sunbeds, enjoy the happy hour cocktails and of course cool off in the Mediterranean sea. Ciutadella Park is another great option, with a boating lake and stunning fountain surrounded by beautiful gardens and open spaces to enjoy a picnic. Alternatively, why not catch the tube to Montjuic hill and walk to the top, where you’ll be greeted by a castle dating back to 1640. The views from the top are stunning and you can follow the path overlooking the coast as well as the city centre.