Hotel La Florida
Hotel La Florida in Barcelona
If a luxury hotel with views of Barcelona is what you are looking to book, then your search has ended at the Hotel La Florida. Design Holidays are also able to guarantee you the best rates to book your holiday hotel break in Barcelona. Hotel La Florida is located 300 meters above the city of Barcelona and offers spectacular views to the blue Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees.
- Special Offers at Hotel La Florida in Barcelona with rooms from £164 per night on selected dates including: Deluxe Room B&B , All taxes, Free Room Upgrade , 20% Discount on Spa Treatments, €30 Dinner Credit, Free Shuttle Bus to Barcelona City Centre
The comfort and elegance of its interior decoration, attention to detail and facilities, make a stay at Hotel La Florida in Barcelona an unforgettable experience as the best luxury hotel in Barcelona.
Hotel La Florida in Barcelona has a total of 74 rooms and suites, of which 52 are double rooms and 22 are suites. Eight of the suites have been specially designed, some by the international artists Rebecca Horn and Ben Jakober & Yannick Vu, others by renowned decorators and architects as Cristina Macaya, Hans Duettmann and Dale & Patricia Keller who also handled the interior design of the entire hotel.
Many of the Hotel La Florida rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. Some rooms even have a private Jacuzzi and large terrace gardens.
All rooms feature the luxurious standards of a five-star hotel. They are comfortably and elegantly equipped with large double beds, spacious wardrobes, generous marble bathrooms with in-floor heating, heated towel racks, walk-in showers, large mirrors, air-conditioning and heating, satellite large screen plasma TV, mini bar, IDSL telephone and internet access, and a private safe.
In March 2003, Daniel Bausá, was named executive chef of Hotel La Florida and it’s award winning L’Orangerie restaurant.
The cuisine of L’Orangerie Barcelona does not follow any set of rules but can be best described as Mediterranean cooking, using only the freshest ingredients of the season.
Based on Catalan and Spanish traditional cuisine presented with flair, each dish uses a maximum of 3-4 ingredients in order not to hide or cover up the principal flavour of the dish.
The L’Orangerie wine cellar has a selection of 400 national and international wines offering a choice that run from classic to new creations.
Breakfasts: 7:00 to 11:00
Lunch: 13:00 to 16:00
Dinner: 20:30 to 23:00
Zen Zone Spa
The Zen Zone Spa has become a unique oasis in Barcelona, known for the personalised service provided as well as its Hamman, sauna, caldarium and fitness centre.
For added pleasure, the Spa has a 37-meter edgeless infinity stainless steel indoor – outdoor swimming pool that appears to spill off the side of the mountain and down onto the majestic city of Barcelona below. If a swimming pool with a view of Barcelona is your wish then your wish has just been granted !
The Miramar Bar is located outside, with marvellous views over Barcelona and next to the 37metre-long swimming-pool, where not only Hotel clients, but also the local people can enjoy the sumptuous fresh salads, light dishes. The Miramar Bar also serves refreshing drinks during the day and at night one can sip long drinks and exotic cocktails.
During the summer months, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays you can enjoy ambient lounge music on the hotel terrace with DJ Monsieur Pamplemousse.
Situated within the La Florida hotel is Club Luna, a private nightclub where you can enjoy a cocktail and enjoy your private events.
Corporate Groups at Hotel La Florida
Corporate events and groups at Hotel La Florida in Barcelona are well catered for with a selection of rooms and many different room make up styles possible from theatre to banquet. Having brought many corporate groups and events to Hotel La Florida we can happily recommend group capacity of between of 60 – 80 persons can be catered for with ease – providing that extra special corporate venue / event in Barcelona !
History of Hotel La Florida
Hotel La Florida is part of the collective memory of many people in Barcelona who witnessed its birth at the hand of architect Ramón Raventós. The restoration project of La Florida set out to create an emblematic hotel for the city of Barcelona while at the same time respecting the original façade of the building that has been declared a historic landmark.
The Hotel Florida was first inaugurated in 1925 and was the realization of one man’s dream, Dr. Andreu, who wanted to build Barcelona’s best hotel in Barcelona’s best location. The splendor, however, was not to last long.
Like so many other things in Spanish life, the civil war took its toll on the hotel when it was used as a military hospital when its land was filled with camping pods. Again mirroring Spanish society, from that point on the history of the building is a long and arduous one. Over the years the hotel passed from hand to hand, with differing levels of success. During the 1950’s Hotel La Florida was the place of choice for Barcelona’s high society serving mainly as a summer residence for wealthy Catalan families and was the unofficial hotel of Barcelona’s football club.
Over the years Ernest Hemingway, James Stewart, George Sanders, Rock Hudson, Queen Fabiola and the King of Belgium all stayed in the prestigious hotel. Nowadays the hotel is a favourite location for international celebrities of the movie and show-business. Finally in 1979, La Florida succumbed to the passage of time and was closed.