Give yourself the star treatment – 5 star – Barcelona

Give yourself the star treatment with a stay at this five star secret hotel. If you’re looking to stay in luxury, this deluxe hotel in Les Corts is the perfect option. With both an indoor and outdoor pool, guests can take a dip whatever the weather; whilst the spa and beauty treatments on offer are sure to leave you feeling revitalised and looked after. The hotel offers limousine services, city tours, bicycle rental and theatre reservations so you can plan your trip within the comfort of your spacious guest room complete with free internet access, cable television and mini-bar. If you’re travelling on business, the hotel has fantastic facilities to ensure your trip goes without a hitch, including an executive lounge, banqueting centre and meeting rooms.

L’Eixample is a beautiful modernist district located near to Les Corts, and a great destination for dinner. For the American diner experience try Big J’s, serving hot dogs, burgers and ice cream milkshakes. For traditional Spanish dishes, La Flauta is a highly recommended tapas bar serving fresh seafood and well known tapas dishes such as patatas bravas and the regional tomato bread. For breakfast, Marmalade serves everything from pancakes with a homemade compote to eggs benedict and the delicious ranch omelette with chorizo and spring onions. If you’re feeling worse for wear after a night on the sangria, then look no further than this place.

Most people visiting Barcelona will be keen to see the city’s most iconic landmark, the Sagrada Familia. This breath-taking cathedral is still yet to be completed, but don’t let the scaffolding put you off as there’s so much to see in this vast structure. Follow the instructions of the audio guide and you won’t miss a thing. You can also pay a supplement to go up to the towers, where you can look out over all of Barcelona and see even more of the beautiful details. Another must do during your time here, is a visit to the Picasso Museum. Situated in the Borne district, this museum showcases some of the artist’s most important works and certainly one of the largest collections in the world.

If you’re looking for an original activity, then Barcelona’s Aquarium offers divers the chance to swim with sharks! If you don’t hold a PADI or are under 18, over 8’s can opt for the cage diving experience so no one will be left out! For those wanting to dive in the sea, there are diving operators in the city who offer weekly trips to the Costa Blanca.