Located in the Sant Marti area of Barcelona, guests can expect a trendy establishment serviced by a 24 hour reception, complete with underground parking and a rooftop swimming pool. There is also a fully equipped gym, spa, sauna and steam room onsite so you can relax and unwind in style, but should you need to catch up with work the business facilities here are excellent with a translation service available if needs be. After a busy day, return to your beautifully furnished guest room with free internet, plasma television and stocked mini-bar to reflect on your adventures. For an exceptional deal in a hip and trendy hotel, look no further.
Montjuic is a large hill in Barcelona with a castle at the top and the celebrated Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya at the base. Spend the morning in the museum taking in highlights by the likes of Goya and Picasso before walking up to the castle through the serene gardens. At the top you’ll be able to enjoy a picnic overlooking Barcelona from all angles including the glistening Mediterranean Sea. In the evenings, the fountains at the bottom come alive with a magical light show so be sure to grab a glass of sangria and enjoy the show with your family or a loved one.
The views of the sea will no doubt tempt you to explore Barcelona’s beach and no matter what time of year it is, it’s a great place to enjoy breakfast or grab some fresh air. When the sun is shining the beach comes alive with volleyball, watersports and sunbathers taking advantage of the cocktail promotions from the bars. In the evening, you’ll find many of the city’s best loved clubs here too. Head to Opium for a stylish night out or the bar at the W hotel for a sophisticated cocktail with a loved one. For a more lively night out, Jamboree just off la rambla is a favourite with locals. Expect a young a trendy crowd here without the pretence sometimes associated with the beachside destinations.
Barcelona makes a great destination for a shopping weekend, with a great mix of designer and highstreet stores. You’ll find most shops centred around Passeig de Gracia, such as Burberry, Diesel, Nike, Zara and Bershka. For boutique shops, head to the gothic quarter where you’ll find ceramics, art works, independent clothing shops and jewellers. If you’re looking for something particular, el Corte Ingles is a department store in Plaza Catalunya with international brands- including food items you might be missing!