There’s no better place to make your home-away-from-home in Barcelona, than at this classic hotel in a high class location. In the heart of the Eixample district, the 3 star property reflects the elegance and class of the area, with modern and convenient facilities and friendly service. A particularly attractive option for business travellers, the hotel boasts its own corporate floor with a business centre and conference rooms, all fully-fitted with audio and visual equipment, flipchart, internet and fax services. The location also means that journeys to the main exhibition and conference institutions, and to the central business district, are quick and straightforward. Families travelling with young children are also made to feel just as welcome and comfortable, with the possibility of extra cribs and cots in the guest rooms and high chairs when dining at the restaurant.
The property offers a number of useful services, to ensure your stay is as restful and enjoyable as possible, such as concierge, luggage room, WiFi and free daily newspaper. It also boasts its own lobby bar, with an intimate atmosphere and impressive drinks and nibbles menu. The modern guest rooms enjoy all the amenities and home comforts expected of a 3 star property, with the luxury addition of a private balcony and terrace in some rooms.
Eixample is the ideal spot to be based if you want the proximity to all the major attractions, and the peace and quiet of a more residential area. It is also brimming with fine-dining restaurants, exclusive shops and charming corner cafés, so you can really get to see how the locals live. One café-bar definitely worth checking out during your visit is Tarrana, a simple and sophisticated haven to enjoy great food and conversation. The décor is inspired by Scandinavian design, with exposed brick, wood and white tiles, which creates a calming and unassuming atmosphere, also aided by the large, communal tables and soft background music. A welcome break at any hour of the day!
When you’re feeling well-rested and ready to immerse yourself in culture, head to the Casa Asia (nearest metro station Diagonal) and prepare yourself for the outstanding beauty and splendour that awaits you. The cultural institution, holding temporary collections of all manner of Asian art, occupies the incredible Barro de Quadras Palace, which, quite frankly, makes the visit worthwhile on its own. Built in 1904, the building features beautiful mosaic flooring, ornate tiled walls in Oriental colours, intricate stone carvings and steelwork around the old-fashioned wall lanterns. Expect to see anything from Iranian illustration to abstract Chinese art.