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Gran Hotel La Florida
Ranked #171 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
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“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012 via mobile

Liked it,but 5Star,get serious ,very understaffed ,all in all,best views anywhere,you get what you pay for,would stay in town next time. Need rental car to get around,unless you like taking the,,,,,,,Bus!

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Although there are more and more high end hotels in Barcelona, La Gran Florida is still a unique hotel, if only because of its location. It is tricky to get to (although a city bus strays right outside the hotel) but we rented a car (valet parking, no other option, €20 a day) and the GPS found the hotel without any problem. We were offered a glass of complementary champagne upon check. We got upgraded to a suite which was amazing, but I think standard rooms are specious, very nice in room amenities, incomparable views. Very quiet room and thankfully proper black out curtains as the sun is bright in the morning. There is a nice breakfast buffet, which we enjoyed poolside (€25 pp). The pool was one of the highlights of the property. It is designed so that some swimmers can do laps while other can play in a shallow area. Overall a beautiful property. May be not somewhere I would choose for a business trip but great if you are looking for a luxurious property away from the crowds for a short stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

The very noisy funfair nearby spoils the outdoor terrace supper!!
Restaurant food was certainly pretty and trendy, all 'pea shoots', foie gras, and seashells but UTTERLY bland to taste! very disappointing.
Great building and location looking down on Barca though.
friendly but stretched staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

I first visited this hotel 6 years ago and was worried I would be disappointed on this return trip - I wasn't! If anything the place has got better. Stunning building, stunning views, exquisite decor, elegant surroundings - the flower arrangements, etc are just beautiful. The place is an oasis of calm elegance but not stuffy in any way. Even the cheapest rooms are large and have amazing views. It is near the top of the mountain and you have to pay for taxis if you're going up and down to the City but if you've seen Barcelona then you won't want to leave this hotel except for a day or so. Slightly disappointed in the evening restaurant food, we thought the standard would have been higher but the service is exceptional and the snacks, lunches, tapas are excellent. We ate casually after the first night in the restaurant. If we had been on our own we would have eaten in the restaurant again but others in our party didn't want to eat formally. Great pool and spa. Staff all great.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Excellent views of Barcelona make this hotel so beautiful.Well appointed spacious room.
Good service but very difficult to communicate with some members of the staff.
Breakfast was very good BUT the toaster is ridiculous 2 slices take 10 minutes to cook.So if you are waiting to use the machine Breakfast will be over before it is your turn. Lovely Cava for breakfast with choice of juices washed it all down.
Good value hotel accomodation only a 10 minute bus ride to Playa Catalunya 2.80 euros one way
Staying here made it feel like you were no where near a major city.
We used a taxi from the airport and were ripped off by the driver.Should really be 25 euros at most
Better to use the Aerobus for 9 euro return to the centre Playa catalunya Then the T2A bus to Timbadao. Sounds hard work but was really easy and much better than suffering a "Ayrton Senna" type taxi ride.Bus every 20 mins from the square Opposite corner to Apple store.
The Hotel has good spa facilities and a very cold swimming pool but good for you on a cold day
Free Wifi the whole hotel makes email easy.Speed reasonable but you have to keep logging in and out.
Restaurant very slow service but it is Spain,Cava served while you wait.
Mini bar and bar similar to other hotels of this type.San Miguel 5.5 euros Bottle of cava 25 euros
Coke 5.25 euros

The amusement park nearby was very popular and was a little noisy while sunbathing
Certainly we will go back here next time I go to Barcelona

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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HotelLaFlorida, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gran Hotel La Florida, responded to this review, 18 September 2012
Dear Guest,

First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your experience in Trip Advisor.filling in the satisfaction questionnaire.

The entire team were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive a positive feedback. Thanks to comments like yours, we continue working day after day trying to improve and make every stay even more special than the previous one.

Willing to welcome you back with us.
Kind regards,
Sergi Vidal
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel La Florida

Property: Gran Hotel La Florida
Address: Ctra Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 83-89, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#57 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#117 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#131 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#165 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): $164 - $402
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Hotel La Florida 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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