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Gran Hotel La Florida

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had our offsite up in the hills outside city center of Barcelona. Perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and have an amazing view. Mzke sure to get a room with a balcony facing the city. The rooms are old style and big. The service is a bit slow and the food could be better in a place like this. Did not use the pool, but it is pretty small and the pool area is a bit worn down. Take a nice walk to the cathedral, watch the sunset and take the funicular up/down. The ride from the airport was about 30 min and from the hotel into the city about 15-20 minutes. This is a hotel for conference and romantic getaways and maybe not so much for families with kids or if you look for nightlife Barcelona.

We stayed here for a weekend break as a family with teenagers. The hotel has a wonderful location looking over the city and in the summer heat it was nice to escape and chill by the pool as Barcelona is very hot in the summer . However the service is really slow and the quality of the food also is not up to the price or what a hotel such as this, which is selling itself as grand luxury, should be serving up. The pool area has not enough seats and hardly any in the shade so you really need to fight to get that early - the pool area itself feels worn down and a bit dirty. It could be amazing but feels a bit unpleasant somehow. Plus a lot of locals just seem to appear and order a drink and go for a swim but are not staying in the hotel which is quite insulting when you pay so much to stay here. The rooms are also a bit out of date and the whole place needs modernisation and better trained staff.

Amazing-a real wow-couldn't believe the luxury and the staff-service was outstanding The rooms amazing with luxury bathrobes and endless towels available. The swimming pool is outstanding and the view is breathtaking. The only negative issue is that the free bus shuttle is only restricted to certain times in the day and had to depend on public transport-we were not notified that the bus service stops running after 10pm and had to walk from the lift to the hotel as there was no other option available

I brought my other half here as a Valentine’s surprise and it did not disappoint. Staff were very helpful answering my queries before we came and they ensured that we were given a superb room (301) which gave us exceptional views of the city from our balcony. The staff were also more than willing to call cabs for us and make restaurant reservations which was a nice touch. The hotel itself was spotless and nice and quiet too. Drink in the bar were a little expensive, however that’s a small price to pay for a fantastic hotel. In regards to travel distances (as this is what I struggled to get a definitive answer on), from the airport to the hotel was about a half hour journey which cost about 30 euros. And from the hotel into the city cost between 15-20 euros and took about 15-20 minutes. I’d definitely recommend this hotel.

Went there to celebrate my Birthday. We got a room on the last floor with amazing view in Montseny mountains, also could see all barcelona and the sea! Beautiful! Comfy room! There amenities are from l'occitane. I got cava and a cake as a gesture from the property. Thank you!

This is one of my fav world hotels Set on a mountain top in Barcelona Deserves every 5 star Rooms are spacious and luxurious Spa is amazing , world class Not much around but the views and tranquility was fabulous to relax in for 2 days after New Years Eve and fireworks not Barcelona Private Courtesy bus to local town or mainstream tourist attractions great benifit Expensive hotel expensive coffee ☕️ €6 expensive drinks 🍷 but luxury at its best and lovely staff . Hope to go back and enjoy a romantic break as it’s perfect for couples . Can’t be faulted .

I didn’t happen to get to know Ernest Hemingway, George Sanders or the prince of Belgium personally, but something tells me they had a great taste, at least when it came to choosing hotels. Words cannot describe what a special experience and honor it was to be an artist in residence at The Gran Hotel La Florida, where we were warmly welcomed with my husband and our two 5-year-old daughters. The Gran Hotel La Florida located at the iconic destination is actually a destination itself, which, I must warn you, creates a dilemma since you just don’t wanna leave it for the city, especially that it’s hard to imagine a better view upon Barcelona than from Tibidabo. We spent hours contemplating the breathtaking dawns and sunsets over the city stretching into the blue of the Mediterranean. That said, I would highly recommend anyone staying at this hotel to reserve a day or two to enjoy the venues and the surroundings! Even though Tibidabo is fairly remote from the city center, or let’s put it correctly, well above the city center, the guests of the hotel can benefit a free shuttle bus plying all the mornings and evenings. Personally, I totally enjoyed such a secluded location as it helps to create a more intimate bond with the city. The almost century-long history of The Gran Hotel La Florida hotel speaks through its walls and interiors - it is in the air. There are hotels where the atmosphere is artificially created through details and items, whilst here it is innate. Even though the venues are immaculate and well-groomed, you just feel there is a story behind them, and it’s intriguing. Pair this ambiance with the on-site library featuring a thorough selection of rare books, fireplace, and a tea room, and you risk to miss your flight back home ;) Our two-storey family room was spacious and light, all in woody and homey palette, while the shower cabin could easily fit another family :) My everyday ritual was doing my morning pages as Barbara Sher suggests in her book ‘The Artist’s Way’. Well, if every artist had a chance to work while taking a bath in an extravagant bathroom of malachite color, the pursuit of inspiration would be solved once and for all! Apparently, back home I will have to learn cooking pink mini-burgers that my daughters would tuck into every breakfast and the delicious omelet that I and my husband could never miss even after promising ourselves to try something new every day :P Last but not least, the hotel is kid-friendly and seeing my daughters running around in those cute bathrobes made the mom’s heart melt. Such a tiny detail but will stay in our memory for long! Overall, everything was amazing about this stay: the staff, the venues, the food, the views, the books, the room. It just felt like a never-ending festivity where everything was enough and nothing was in excess. Thank you to all the staff members for making it such!

Me and my partner have spent the last 5 nights in the Gran Hotel La Florida and all we can say is it's fantastic! From the moment we checked in we were greeted with exceptional standards. The staff were absolutely brilliant and so welcoming. We chose this hotel not just because of it's 5* rating but from the reviews of the previous customers, they were not wrong this hotel has the most amazing views over Barcelona!!! The hotel has this rustic chic charm about it, with the comforts of home! Our suite was spacious and comfy and we found we had been upgraded when we arrived, the bed was out of this world, at 8 months pregnant I wasn't sure I was going to sleep but I slept like a baby (no pun intended). We also celebrated our anniversary while in Barcelona and the hotel put complimentary champagne and strawberries in our suite on our return which was a lovely touch. Everything about our stay was just perfect and we will be staying here again when we return to Barcelona. For now though we would just like to thank all the staff at the hotel for making our stay memorable.

Birthday celebration - My 1 night stay at The Gran La Florida was amazing. Rustic style hotel meets Trendy modern SPA L'Occitane treatment rooms/areas. On arrival I was greeted by professional and friendly staff and was offered a glass of champagne whilst checking in. My room was spacious (large bathroom too), Rustic/a little dated but OK. Had side views of hotel gardens and views of Barceleona and beautiful views of a Cathedral, a 10 walk from hotel. You can visit the Cathedral and/or climb via lift(€3.50) and steps to the top, views are amazing, definitely worth the climb. An amusement park (not for me) & cafe next door but closed (wintertime). Back at the hotel I had a lovely outdoor and indoor swim then an amazing hour of fantantic Spa treatments, would definitely recommend, pure bliss. Had dinner in Cafe 125 restaurant, such lovely food and views of Barcelona and truely lovely staff, thank you Giorgio and everyone . Was given a complimentary Birthday surprise dessert and glass of Moet champagne and earlier on return to my room found a large tray of chocolate strawberries, such lovely little touches.Complimentary Marshmallows and Sweeties in foyer. Hotel has small ladies boutique clothes shop and L'occitane shop. Hotel is outside of Barcelona, taxi ride (€16-20 one way) or bus available. Hotel is best suited for people wanting to have a relaxing break. A special thanks to the staff at the hotel, who made my Birthday stay very special, special thanks to Roger, Guillam and Giorgio, assets to the hotel. I would however recommend a little upgrade of ladies changing rooms, very spacious but looking a little tired. I look forward in returning. Thank you everyone.

great experince from the hotel! only problem is transportation to the city. 20- 25 euros taxi to center of city (ramblas etc). be sure to book shuttles from hotel in advance or you'l be put on waiting list that does'nt really help al the time.. would really suggest the hotel to hire a big buss for the shuttle- it is currently not enough! and make it more frequent, otherwise custumers won't be able to compincate on the distance from the city!

Ctra. Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83-93 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Nightclub

Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi within a 15-minute walk of Tibidabo Amusement Park, Gran Hotel La Florida is within a few miles (5 km) of CosmoCaixa. This 70-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. In the mountains, it's also near Park Guell and Monastery of Pedralbes.


Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Barcelonas specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner; Cafe 1925 offers relaxing ocean views. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Gran Hotel La Florida's 70 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Gran Hotel La Florida enjoy a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an indoor pool. Parking is EUR 21 per night (EUR 21 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle during limited hours for EUR 99 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna.

Room options

Junior Suite, City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, Mountain View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite Mountain View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1266 reviews