Gran Hotel La Florida5.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel is a 20 minute ride high above the city. It is not within walking distance. Breaking views from the Restaurant and multi level patio area and most rooms. The super super long pool is unlike no other. Chest level throughout, L shape with the one end overlooking the city. If you are a swimmer or just want to walk to extraordinary length it is a must. Breakfast and supper eaten in the restaurant overlooking the city. Both wonderful.
Really good hotel just to stay and enjoy - visit the city another day!. May not be quite typical of 5star but very helpful and respectfully friendly staff, fantastic panorama city view and was nicer than it looked in photos. We loved the pool and the corner family room with view. Breakfast buffet excellent. Expensive when we stayed as last minute booking at peak time and we needed family room, which is a suite. Worth ensuring you get a view. Bar food was just OK but the poolside bar and loungers were great. Main terrace restaurant was quite good but we didn't use the fine dining restaurant as was a bit too upmarket for our grubby kids. Kids fish from restaurant the only bad experience - beautifully presented but really poor piece of fish that I wouldn't have given to the cat. It's next to Tibidabo park - nice 5 min walk, and they offer minibus transfers to edge of city although it's quite a long way from heart of city by road so stay for the hotel and not if you're visiting just for city sightseeing. Highly recommended though.
We booked a mountain terrace view room however the view was of a bush and air con machine. The bus stop and road were the highlight. On a positive note good service and friendly staff. Our biggest disappointment though was the room, dirty walls and scruffy inside generally as seen in some pictures with the fridge box. This all made for a soulless hotel. The room walls were pealing and very dirty and required painting, the wooden floors damaged and furniture generally in poor condition. Food was not great and not worth the high cost of 85euros without drinks, I could not eat the pimentos peppers they were so tough, and we had extras we did not have put on our bill. In summary not worth the money, will not return.
My first trip to Barcelona ever was to a hotel in the City Center, close to the beach. Where I spend 3 days in both the Pullman Hotel and hotel Icaria. I was not blown away by the city of which I heard many great stories. So when I had to go again, but this time to Gran Hotel La Florida I was not that enthusiastic. Oh boy was I wrong!! Gran Hotel La Florida (not cheap) Is a great hotel. Let me start by arriving, I took a taxi from the airport and the road there was about 30-45 minutes. After 15 minutes of city we went up the mountain. And was this trip beautiful, Going up with great views of the city and it would only get better. Once up the mountain the service was great, they helped me out of the taxi, took my bags, walked me to the room. It was amazing to say the least, untill I walked in the room. I was on the 4th floor, on a corner with a view over both the Mountain range and city. I added pictures for you readers to see. In the evening having dinner on the terrace, food was excellent. Breakfast next day was great. I did not have a chance to try the pool, after all it was a business trip. However it looked great. This is one of those Hotels you just have to go see, spend a weekend with your girlfriend for a special romantic weekend. Important: I am 2 meters tall, but they had kingsize beds! I slept like a baby! Important 2: There is great free WIFI.
My wife and I were made aware of this hotel whilst taking a Barcelona day trip on last year's holiday to the Portaventura park. Part of this day out included a visit to Barcelona's Mount Tibidabo. When we were deciding on somewhere to have a 20th Anniversary getaway, we knew we wanted to visit Barcelona to explore the city in greater detail, and, after looking at city centre hotels, we decided to go for full luxury at the Gran Hotel La Florida. We stayed over 11 - 14 August. We arrived at the hotel around 11am after an early flight from the UK. Although our room was not ready, we weren't surprised as the stated check in time is 1500. The friendly reception staff did however state that we were free to use all of the hotel's facilities such as pool, spa or terrace bar. The hotel looked after our bags and we headed for the nearby leisure park on Mount Tibidabo. Returning at around 1530, we were able to go straight up to our room, a City View suite...and what a room! The walk in shower was not far off the size of our bathroom at home. Our room was spacious, comfortable, attractively furnished and had two balconies, one overlooking Barcelona with La Sagrada Familia clearly visible and the other giving us a view of Montserrat. The time we spent at the hotel for the next three days was an absolute joy from our point of view. The breakfast buffet consisted of many options including cooked English, Spanish meats as well as a large selection of fruits, yoghurts and so on. On a personal level, I'm not too sure why things like pecan pie, chocolate cake and so on were available but anything goes on holiday! My wife, as a special treat, allowed me to pay for a spa treatment for her. She had nothing but good words to say about the staff and the treatment. The spa is run as a l'Occitaine en Provence business so if you are familiar with their products, you know what to expect. The pool area, bar and terrace were of a high standard and we enjoyed these facilities in the evenings. The pool is L-Shaped with the longest part being 37 metres so you can get a good swim in. The pool also goes from indoors to outdoors so depending on the temperature outside or if you want to escape the sun, you can still enjoy a swim. The hotel runs a fitness suite utilising some static weight machines and the usual bike, cross trainer and running machines. These were in good order and you an use them 24 hours a day so I was able to get some exercise in nice and early before breakfast. My wife and I consider ourselves to be fairly undemanding customers so we had no complaints with the state of the rooms or the service provided by the staff, all of whom we found to be courteous, attentive and willing to help. I have noticed in some other reviews that a common cause of complaint is the relative remoteness of the hotel. We were there i summer so we had no issues with getting into Barcelona. If you are after a winter break, check on transport options as you may have to rely on taxis to get to and from the hotel. Transport options available include: 1. Shuttle bus run by the hotel. Get there early as space is limited. 2. T2A bus service directly outside the hotel. 3 euros for a single gets you down to Place de Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona. Journey time approximately 30 minutes. In summer, service starts at 1000 and the last bus back will be around 2130. 3. More convoluted but very touristy is the option of the Funicular train from Mt Tibidabo (5 minutes walk) down to a tram that continues into Barcelona. This normally commences around 1100 and the last service back is around 2230. Check times, it's all available online. If you are not willing to go for the public transport options and you haven't got your own transport, you will end up secluded unless you want to spend around 30 euros per taxi trip. In summary, despite being on a relatively expensive side, we got what we paid for. Facilities, venues, room, staff, drinks were all to our satisfaction. If my wife and I do not get back sooner, we will be here for our Silver Anniversary. On that note, we would like to extend our gratitude to all at the hotel that made our stay an absolute pleasure.
We stayed at the hotel for three nights (1st-4th August).On arrival we were warmly greeted,checked in and shown around the hotel and grounds. We stayed in a terrace room 109, which was beautiful. Our stay included breakfast and this was varied, fresh and delicious. Camille waited on us each morning and was fantastic! She is so attentive and friendly, as are all of the staff! Initially when I booked, I didn't realise how far away from the centre we were. Luckily we booked a car and collected it from the airport. This gave us the best of both worlds; the quiet and calmness of a hotel up a mountain, which was away from it all and the independence of a car to quickly get into town (within 25 mins). Don't use taxis they are too expensive! The hotel does offer a complimentary shuttle bus, but the last one is 6.30pm, so definitely rent a car! I would definitely recommend this hotel. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Wow what a hotel! Highly recommend! So comfortable and peaceful compared to the busyness of the city centre! We stay 5 nights and was so relaxing the staff from check in to check out were helpful breath taking mountain views from both our balconies! We took the shuttle bus into town and sometimes the T2A bus which took you to the city centre. Really recommend this hotel
We spent 4 nights here in 2 terrace rooms with a 14 yr old. Rooms are spacious, clean and relaxing. Hotel is peaceful and has fabulous views over Barcelona. Would recommend a City view room preferably floor 3 or above. The pool has both an indoor and outdoor section, perfect for any change in the weather as was never too crowded. We found that Room Service was vastly superior experience to the main restaurant as although the menu was the same, the service was amazing and much more personal. It was wonderful to dine by candlelight on your own terrace. The hotel is on the Tibidabo mountain, just outside the zone for the T10 travel card but a bus from Catalanya to right outside the hotel is only €3 and about 15 mins. The hotel does also provide a free shuttle service. It is also nearby the Amusement Park. We would definitely stay at this hotel on our next visit to Barcelona. One of the outstanding points was the overall attitude of the staff: courteous, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We found Philippe on Room Service and Alex and Luca on reception particularly helpful. Having allergies often means that finding food late at night very difficult and Philippe went out of his way to ensure we had a tasty and nutritious off-menu meal after midnight which he delivered with a great smile and charm. Thank you for a wonderful stay
Can't say enough good things about this hotel. We were greeted warmly upon our 8am arrival, even though our room wasn't available until 3pm. The staff took care of our bags, brought us coffee and got us set up outside by the beautiful infinity pool and view of Barcelona that cannot be beat. The staff brings you a little button to puch by your lounge to call for service. Our room #402 was a corner room, two balconies, one overlooking the city the other looking at Tibidabo. The sounds of the amusement park at night were very romantic. As far as transport to town...the shuttle can fill up but we only used it once anyway. The Tibidabo bus runs every 20 minutes while park is open (and its open a lot). It was maybe 2 euro each way, you can pay the driver, and drops you at Catalunya Plaza- easy to taxi to dinner or other attractions. If you miss the bus, Taxi as about 25 euro. Also- the L'Occitaine spa and massage, I highly recommend.
I cannot recommend Gran Hotel La Florida enough, it is beautifully styled and the staff are fantastic. They provided us with a very professional yet personalised service that could not be faulted and truly added to making our stay all the more wonderful. With regard to the room it was finished to an very high standard, we stayed in room 118 which had beautiful sea views and a balcony. The hotel itself is something to behold each room is tastefully decorated and it has an exceptionally relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is outside of the city which is exactly what we wanted, peace, quiet and tranquility with the option to hop on the bus and go into the city when need be. The bus is located right beside the hotel and was only €3pp taking you directly into the city centre. The T2B bus runs every 20minutes and most attractions are within walking distance from the centre. I cannot recommend this fabulous hotel enough, we had a fantastic time and will be back.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1201 reviews