Iconic architecture, exclusive shopping and exquisite Catalan cuisine awaits you in Barcelona, and there’s no better place to explore it all than from this lovely 3 star Top Secret Hotel in a perfect location with rooftop pool. Just a short walk from the prestigious Passeig de Gracia, deemed the most expensive street in Barcelona, the hotel enjoys a prime location to enjoy the abundance of shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries and museums in the local environs. Suitable for every type of visitor, the property accommodates to business travellers, large families, couples and individuals equally. There are a number of convenient facilities to help you feel right at home for the duration of your stay, such as WiFi, air conditioning, parking, dry cleaning and PCs in the lobby. Additionally, business guests are welcome to make use of the designated area with meeting rooms fitted with fax, photocopying and audio-visual equipment.
The stylish guest rooms come equipped with everything necessary to ensure a comfortable stay; flat screen TV, work desk with lamp, climate control, double-glazed windows, refrigerator and en-suite bathroom. Some even boast a private balcony where you can admire the view of the city’s iconic skyline and enjoy the long evenings. Families staying with children can request connecting rooms with interior corridor access or extra cots for the room. For the ultimate relaxation, head up to the hotel’s rooftop terrace and take a dip in the swimming pool, before getting a well-deserved spa treatment or massage.
The wide avenues surrounding Passeig de Gracia are packed with attractions and entertainment, catering to all tastes and interests, from art history to cabaret acts. Just walking down the streets you’ll notice the heavy Modernist influence in the architecture, though there are a few that are especially outstanding. The Casa Amatller is distinctive for its references to Dutch townhouses from the 17th century, such as the stepped roof, glossy ceramic tiles and Arnau sculptures of flora, fauna and depictions of chocolatiers at work. This is explained by the fact that the house was originally built by Puig i Cadafalch for chocolate baron, Antoni Amatller. Nowadays it is open to the public to admire the anthology of photography collected by its former owner and as a general exhibition space. Guided tours are available for €10, or you can browse at your leisure free of charge.
You may be feeling a little tired and hungry after exploring the neighbourhood and browsing in art galleries, so it’s the perfect time to head to a nearby bar for a quick pick-me-up. Boca Grande is a unique drinking hole, specialising in exotic cocktails and an elegant ambiance. The interior design is as delicious as their drinks; with taxidermy, punched leather sofas, Victorian mirrors and vintage photographs.