Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya
I stayed at the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya for my Birthday. It is situated in the heart of Barcelona which was perfect for me.
I wanted to be able to connect to the underground without any hassle, getting around easily is half of the battle won when faced with a large underground system.
I have to say I loved the hotel upon arrival, it was very impressive, to say the least.
You look up from the outside and almost fall over it’s that high, it holds a staggering 272 rooms. I had a night flight in so upon arrival at the hotel it was quite quiet and check in was straightforward.
I was greeted and helped out immediately with my bags, which is nice. This is a five-star hotel, so ide expect it really.
The hotel inside was lovely. The reception was huge and very welcoming. They speak English without a glitch, which is always nice when you’re tired. With an easy check-in, I was up in my room in no time at all.
In the room, I had access to free WIFI a minibar (with chocolate), TV, bathroom accessories, hairdryer, and a huge bed all to myself, what can I say, perfect!
The Hotel also offers a Spa and a Gym. I must admit I did take advantage of the Spa, it was delightful.
The pool was also a bonus, at night it is lit up in blue, which creates a cool vibe whilst swimming.
The pool area comes with full steam showers in cubicles so you can rinse off before entering. The pool is long with a water spout at one end, it isn’t overly big but big enough I thought.
My room was quite large, with a city view which was fantastic. I could actually see one of the main tourist attraction cathedrals, right on top of the highest point in Barcelona. Which I did hunt down, it had a spectacular view and is a must see its called Mount Tibidabo.
Straight up this hotel is brilliant, the location of the city, my room and the Spa were fab, all the input from the staff, what a delight and a great choice to have stayed for my birthday. The breakfast room was also huge, they do it buffet style again easy and straightforward.
They even went one step further with knowing my date of birth on check-in. Amazing I thought, what a joy to have cake on your birthday, just when you think no one is around to remember. 🙂