BARCELONA WELCOMES 2016 IN STYLE!

champagne-glasses-psd99295.pngIt is the night that everybody is looking for to enjoy as its best!

This is the night that close everything what happened during 2015.

If you had a successful year, this is a great opportunity to celebrate! If by any chance was not what you expected then, you have to think this is the opportunity to say “it was very nice to meet you” and move on because 2016 will just open the doors for you!

Welcome to Barcelona! We have selected 4 locations, from the mountains to the Mediterranean sea, where you will be able to celebrate New years Eve as a VIP or even better as a VIP Rockstar!

GRAN HOTEL LA FLORIDA *****GL

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MOUNTAIN: This is THE venue with the most amazing view to Barcelona. Are you ready to celebrate New year´s eve on the Spanish way: Grapes, Cotillion (party-favors) party at the “Club Luna”, Open Bar with DJ for  3 hour and Late Night Snack. Definitely you will own Barcelona saying goodbye to 2015 and welcoming 2016!

Event Time:  23:30 hrs   Menu Price per person:  90

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HARD ROCK CAFE BARCELONA

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DOWNTOWN: With a complete renovation happening 2 years ago, this new trendy venue is becoming an expert in launching great private events. Located right in downtown by Plaça Catalunya, you can be sure you are going to feel like a real VIP Rockstar. Live music during dinner and a great selection of music to start the party during the new year. A premium menu is waiting for you created by their chef, Jordi Conesa.

Event Time:  21:00 hrs   Menu Price per person:  100€ or 120€

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NUBA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

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UPPER DISTRICT: Nuba is an exceptional place to celebrate New Year´s eve with an international cuisine turning your most perfect dinner into a cocktail bar. It is a place of reference of the Barcelona’s night. It spectacular terrace is surrounded by gardens and is the only outdoor space in the center of the upper zone. A perfect designed venue for a chic and cosmopolitan customers. Located in one of the most premium district of Barcelona, Saint Gervasi. This is your option to GLAM THE NIGHT

Event Time:  21:00 hrs   Menu Price per person:  150€ & 200€

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BEACH SIDE: This is THE location by the Mediterranean sea. They have a wide offer of premium events. You can choose one of the premium menus at one of the most fabulous restaurants or simply you can reserve in one of the most fantastic bars and lounges. This is seriously a proposal to enjoy fireworks, gastronomy, delightful cocktails and beautiful people.

Event Time:  21:00 or 22:00 hrs

Menu Price per person:  50€ | 100€ | 240€ | 250€ | 360€

 

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There is not much to say than, have a superb night with family or friends. We wish you all the best and enjoy our city that it waiting for you. Welcome to Gaudi´s city, welcome to Barcelona, and have a fabulous night….always, in a Premium way! #AlwaysInAPremiumWay

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17 Top and Premium Terraces in Barcelona – Cocktails in Heaven!

Summer time allows us to enjoy one of the most exclusive attractions of Barcelona´s nightlife. You can consider it as your first step to welcome the night.

Most of the exclusive hotels in Gaudi´s city has opened their doors inviting you to discover their selected terraces and give you a step up to touch the sky. Mostly you can enjoy them from May to October and discover beautiful people around, live music and an exclusive atmosphere. Welcome to this cosmopolitan city where nationalities gets together to discover the pleasure by the Mediterranean sea. From the top of the mountain to the Mediterranean sea we will suggest the top terraces you cannot miss while summer is here:

THE SERRAS – LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL

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Barcelona needs more and more of this unique, “petit”, comfortable, luxury and premium hotels. Overlooking to the Yacht port of Barcelona “Port Vell”…all the way premium! Delicious cocktails with the best Dj lounge music for a delightful evening…

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1881 – SAGARDI TERRACE

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Welcome to one of the most casual and exquisite terrace from this traditional Mediterranean restaurant boasting a unique and privileged view of the Barcelona skyline.Located in upper levels of the Museum of History of Catalonia, a building that was built following the English style found in ports around the world, where history and culture bring together countries and people. Flavors, aromas  and fantastic views are ready for you.

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GRAN HOTEL CENTRAL

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Simply spectacular! Desing & Comfort make a statement on the experience to discover this terrace  with the marvelous infinity pool. Choose your cocktail and wait for the sun-set you will not regret it!

HOTEL W BARCELONA – WET DECK

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This is not a top roof terrace where you can touch the sky but definitely is the closest concept of being in Paradise while you are in Barcelona. Live the most cosmopolitan atmosphere in one of the premium hotels by the Mediterranean sea.

HOTEL ARTS  AROLA – ENOTECA & MARINA TERRACES

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Three stylish terraces combined perfectly to celebrate outstanding outdoors. Marina, Arola & Enoteca are ready to offer you selected cocktails, inventive tapas or fine dining. It is totally up you. Enjoy!

HOTEL DUQUESA DE CARDONA

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Views, views, views…  This 19th-century´s building host an impressive terrace with panoramic city views including a pool and a bar. Probably the best way how to end a walking tour by the Gothic Quarter
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GRAN HOTEL LA FLORIDA

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Welcome to the top of the mountain! From here we begin our trip down discovering the most beautiful views from terraces like  the Bar Miramar . This is an ideal spot to enjoy refreshing cocktails perfectly combined with awesome views of Barcelona.

HOTEL CASA FUSTER – THE BLUE VIEW (By the Bombay Saphire)

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Glamour is the perfect word to describe the feeling if you enjoy a cocktail in this spectacular terrace. With an over view to Passeig de Gracia Avenue it gives you an impressive perspective to the city.We invite you to live the dream in reality welcoming you to one of the pleasures of this Mediterranean city.

HOTEL CLARIS

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Clearly Hotel Claris is the founder of this tradition to discover these premium terraces. DJ music sessions, maybe some Bossa Nova… it does not matter when your mission is to delight yourself with the pleasure of being in heaven!

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

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Welcome to the culture of luxury, welcome to relaxation. A contemporary design hotel gives itself to the city to teach a lesson of taste and well-being.

HOTEL MAJESTIC

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Leisure & Relaxation, this is how we can define this spectacular terrace. An explosion of design represented by a spectacular Mural Work  by  Philip Stanton that surrounds the swimming pool. An urban oasis offering great music to discover the roofs of Barcelona.

HOTEL CONDES ALAIRE TERRACE 

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Exceptional views to La Pedrera and the La Sagrada Familia. Very appropiate to go with your friends in a trendy atmosphere and start the night to discover the highlights of the nightlife in style

AXEL HOTEL

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Welcome to the Sky Bar. This terrace define trendiness in the Gaudi´s city. This Hetero-Friendly hotel gives you the opportunity to discover the glamour of enjoying a cocktail during the day or night with spectacular views to Barcelona.


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HOTEL PULITZER – VISIT UP TERRACE

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A very cool atmosphere  close to the Catalunya Square (Plaça Catalunya). It is clearly an oasis in the middle of the city.

HOTEL OHLA CHILL-OUT TERRACE

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Enjoy an outstanding over-view to the city. Be delighted to experience the sun-set with your friends with your favorite cocktail. Experience one of the newest terraces of Barcelona. Lack of relationship with Social Media.

HOTEL 1898 – LA ISABELA TERRACE

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It is a casual trendy terrace by Las Ramblas, cosmopolitan atmosphere. A 360º over-view from the old city make this place a perfect spot to eat out.

HOTEL BAGUÉS

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The Hotel Bagués terrace bar offers an exquisite selection of cocktails looking at the old city. Discover another premium location steps away from Las Ramblas.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover the city and  the most stylish menu of premium terraces just for you.

Experience Barcelona, Always in a premium way! (THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW)

NEW YEAR´S EVE 2014 IN BARCELONA – ALL THE WAY PREMIUM!

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It is the night that everybody is looking for to enjoy as its best!

This is the night that close everything what happened during 2014.

If you had a successful year, this is a great opportunity to celebrate! If by any chance was not what you expected then, you have to think this is the opportunity to say “it was very nice to meet you” and move on because 2015 will just open the doors for you!

Welcome to Barcelona! We have selected 4 locations, from the mountains to the Mediterranean sea, where you will be able to celebrate New years Eve as a VIP or even better as a VIP Rockstar!

MIRABÉ

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MOUNTAIN: This is THE venue you can enjoy if what you are looking for is a great dinner with an amazing view. You can own Barcelona saying goodbye to 2014 and welcoming 2015!

Event Time:  21:00 hrs   Menu Price per person:  165€

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HARD ROCK CAFE BARCELONA

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DOWNTOWN: With a complete renovation happening last year, this new trendy venue is becoming an expert in launching great private events. Located right at the downtown by Plaça Catalunya, you can be sure you are going to feel like a real VIP Rockstar. Live music during dinner and a DJ playing during the new year. A premium menu is waiting for you created by their chef, Jordi Conesa.

Event Time:  21:00 hrs   Menu Price per person:  100€ or 120€

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JALEO BARCELONA

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UPPER DISTRICT: Sutton Club, one of the most prestigious Night Clubs in Barcelona has presented their new gastronomy proposal. Jaleo Barcelona is their new restaurant Located in one of the most premium district of Barcelona, Saint Gervasi. This is your option to GLAM THE NIGHT

Event Time:  21:00 hrs   Menu Price per person:  100€

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CDLC BARCELONA

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BEACH SIDE: This is THE location by the Mediterranean sea. Oriental & Mediterranean perfect fusion will accomplish the gastronomic proposal to close 2014. You want to be part of a great party then, reserve your table ASAP

Event Time:  21:00 hrs   Menu Price per person:  295€ 

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There is not much to say than, have a superb night with family or friends. We wish you all the best and enjoy our city that it waiting for you. Welcome to Gaudi´s city, welcome to Barcelona, and have a fabulous night….always, in a Premium way!

TRIPADVISOR versus BOOKING – TOP10 FIVE STARS HOTELS IN BARCELONA

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Welcome to the most exquisite selection of five stars hotels in Barcelona. We wanted to show you the reality of who is who in Gaudi´s city when we talk about luxury in hospitality.

The idea was to confront two well known platforms taking the information from the ranking of Booking.com and  Tripadvisor.

We wanted to know if in reality Tripadvisor, with an increasing amount of people spontaneously posting comments,  could work as a bar measurement to trust their evaluation.

Why?

Because there is a select group of people who in fact can use all the facilities of a 5 stars hotel and the most reliable easy tool is booking.com since the guests has to stay overnight to leave a comment about the hotel in question.

Surprisingly, the results from Tripadvisor was not that different from Booking.com

We would like to invite you to discover our TOP10 5* hotels from Tripadvisor & Booking.com 

 

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Congratulations to Mercer Hotel Barcelona, we cannot agree more on this 1º place, well deserved. The uniqueness, detail oriented, and historic ambiance,  playing with the finest materials that earth can give us. This is one of the best examples of what luxury means in the hospitality business and of course, it does not refer just to money so still this luxury hotel is not for everyone.

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Notes:

When we translate the values of Tripadvisor into a scale from 1 to 10,  Mercer Hotel got a 9,98 and this is why we gave them a 10, to make a difference between Alma Hotel & Mercer Hotel.

You cannot book Mandarin Oriental Barcelona via booking.com therefore we could not get any info

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So, who are they?

MERCER HOTEL BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 1º Place with 464 comments
Position in Booking: 1º Place with 184 comments

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ALMA HOTEL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 2º Place with 966 commennts
Position in Booking: 4º Place with 226 comments
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EL PALACE HOTEL BARCELONA 5* GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 3º Place with 910 comments
Position in Booking: 2º Place with 664 comments
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HOTEL DO PLAÇA REIAL GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 4º Place with 304 comments
Position in Booking: 3º Place with 174 comments

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ABaC RESTAURANT AND HOTEL 5* GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 5º Place with 244 comments
Position in Booking: 14º Place with 35 comments
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GRAN HOTEL CENTRAL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 6º Place with 307 comments
Position in Booking: 8º Place with 462 comments

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MAJESTIC HOTEL AND SPA BARCELONA GL

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Position in Tripadvisor: 7º Place with 855 comments
Position in Booking: 6º Place with 689 comments
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OHLA HOTEL BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 8º Place with 773 comments
Position in Booking: 5º Place with 685 comments
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 9º Place with 530 comments
Position in Booking: N/A
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HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA

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Position in Tripadvisor: 10º Place with 2340 comments
Position in Booking: 7º Place with 451 comments
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So here you have them, the Top10 5*hotels in Barcelona. Once again, welcome to our city. Have a fantastic journey and stay, always in a premium way!

 

Comments:

To get those Top 10 5* Hotels in Barcelona we have discarded 25 4* hotels 6 hotels are part of the Top 10. Therefore we are going to offer the list of the Top 10 hotels of Barcelona  on the next post including 5* & 4* hotels.

The analysis was taken when there were 516 hoteles registered on Tripadvisor.

In the near future this evaluation might change – We actually hope to see it!

We have to mention HOTEL CASA FUSTER GL & HOTEL BAGUÉS as part of the Top10 5* hotels from Booking.com.

Finally, a special mention to EL PALAUET because it is part of the 5* classification in booking.com but  in Tripadvisor is part of Specialty Lodging.

 

 

Mediterranean Flavors & Pure Pleasures with Amazing Views to Barcelona

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Finally the time has come! We were waiting a long time for these doors to be opened but let us tell you that the time waiting, it was totally worth it!

Unique and superb in so many ways. We would like to welcome you to the Top floor of the Maremagnum Shopping Center and discover this singular restaurant with the most unique panoramic view to Barcelona.

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With over 1,200 square meters, this restaurant / Lounge Club offers a great combination of indoor areas and a spacious terrace with , again, the most amazing panoramic views over Barcelona. They are taking care of all details. A private panoramic view elevator is waiting for you also with a Valet parking service to make sure your experience is complete.

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We can make sure that once you arrive to this temple of leisure you can enjoy the city with a total different perspective.

A top of the class traditional Mediterranean cuisine where you can be delighted with delicious Paellas,  Menorcan Stew, Lobster or one of the most unique cocktails.

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On July 10th of 2014 Alegra Barcelona did its Grand Opening with an exclusive party inviting the “Crème de la crème” of Barcelona´s celebrities like Julio Salinas, the model  Noelia López , swimmer Felipe López, the singer Roser y TV Host Risto Mejide, among others.

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The night was absolutely great! The people, the ambiance, the look, the design everything together offering to their guests the most superb night.

 

If you have to come to Barcelona, make sure to stop by and give yourself a treatment. Take a look of Barcelona from one of the most premium & trendy Lounge Clubs in the Gaudi´s city. You will not regret it!

Phone: +34 932 25 81 66
Facebook: AlegraBarcelona

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12 PREMIUM & LUXURY LEISURE APARTMENTS IN BARCELONA | Spring – Autumn 2014

The brand ”Barcelona” is probably one of the best examples of City Branding. From Nepal to the Chilean Patagonia, Barcelona is one of the most well known cities in the world. Thanks to its Soccer team, Picasso, Gaudí, The Sagrada Familia, The Olympic Games and many other concepts have brought popularity to this amazing city.

Years ago, few companies started to grow the concept of luxury apartments in Barcelona. Their idea was to create private premium places for unique people. More privacy to let them feel like at home or at least with same or better services than a 5* Grand Luxe Hotel could provide.  Nowadays, some of those companies have growed successfully in the city where others just took the name “Luxury” with the excuse to over-charge your stay. That is why We will give you a selected list that you can trust to choose for Luxury & Premium apartments in Gaudi´s home place.

Choosing the option of a premium apartment gives you possibilities to enjoy privacy whilst maintaining a concept of family or friends gathered for a special purpose or to share a common space between co-workers visiting one of the many international fairs Barcelona has to offer.

There are few renowned companies that can offer you a great premium option for your stay. Let us highlight them for you:

PURE LUXURY 

  • EL PALAUET  (Luxury)                                                    Location

Located in Eixample, at one of the premium  shopping avenues in the city, Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Brands like Hermès, Chanel, Burberry´s, Luis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana will welcome you to Barcelona. It is one of the most exclusive buildings with the most unique service in town. Design, Elegance, personal Service & Premium Location. @el_palauet – Facebook 

Ritz-Carlton is offering the most premium residence product by means of 28 luxury apartments up to 400sqm/4003sqf of exceptional and high-end decoration and service. With the most superb view to Barcelona and the Mediterranean sea. Now, if you want to add comfort and relax for the next step of luxury, there are exclusive services offered by Six Senses Spas, considered one of the best companies in the world with an extensive selection of exquisite beauty treatment and massages. @HotelArtsBcn – Facebook

They opened at the end of 2010, by Passeig de Gracia Avenue. Part of the luxury Majestic Hotel Group you have the confidence of getting the best of the best in hospitality. @hotelmajestic –Facebook

 

Located by the Rambla de Catalunya street ( not to be confused with Las Ramblas further down) Their focus on design is a concept of taste and uniqueness. They are part of Majestic Hotel Group which stands for luxury & quality. @hotelmajestic

LUXURY – PREMIUM 

Are you modern, romantic, elegant or Chic? What about a company taking care of all the details you need during your stay? It is mandatory to mention these apartments because they have a complete personalized service offered across Barcelona. Its exclusive apartments are located at strategic points of the city delivering a tasteful diversity combined with a sublime standards of service. Definitely Très sexy, très hip, très chic!  @ChicRoomBCN – Facebook

A group of entrepreneurs, all of them with an international background makes Home Around the perfect company to fit your needs regarding style, exclusivity & design. They are expert in creating an international network of Villas & Apartments in the most important cities around the globe so you can visit selected places like Bali, Phuket or Rio de Janeiro under the concept of Home Around. They offer you 3 collections SILVER, GOLD & PLATINUM Apartments… the decision is yours and I am sure you will never regret about it! @homearound – Facebook

This is a special mention about a company that is coming strong in the luxury business related to short term properties. Their base is Barcelona but, if you check their website you will find exclusive options in Spain & Portugal. If you want to BuySaleRent long term or rent short term, It will be worth to check their appealing website and judge by yourself. @LucasFoxBcn – Facebook

 

  • YOU STYLISH (Luxury – Premium)                               

A full personalized service from the moment you contact them. A car waiting for you at the airport and everything you may need during your stay like a Chef or a private tour. You can choose from a variety of apartments around the town in any of the districts that I have mentioned previously. For a single guests, a couple, family or a group of friends, they have it all. You decide how you want to enjoy pleasure in this cosmopolitan city. @YouStylish – Facebook

  • DESTINATIONBCN (Luxury – Premium)                                   

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They offer unique apartments, penthouses with personality, superb accommodations with terraces to enjoy exclusively for your stay in Barcelona. Definitely you will find style, luxury, design and a great location. The perfect place to enjoy Gaudi´s city. @destinationbcn – Facebook – Pinterest

  • SUITES AVENUE  (Luxury – Premium)                                        Location

Also located at this well-known avenue,  just under Hugo Boss Store. A building designed by Toyo Ito. A great option for business women and men or couples. Part of Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels –Facebook

Three different premium options (Splendom SuitesGrandom Suites & Splendom Residence) gives to Barcelona the possibility of having a great stay for business or leisure. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Located in the center of Barcelona by the Eixample district with an easy access to all the venues, fairs, shops and restaurants in the city. They have inagurated a new building in Madrid with a lot of success. One of the nicest touch of their services are the Molton Brown amenities @SplendomSuites – Facebook 

We would recommend these apartments for couples or singles. Very well decorated, spectacular designed walls and ceilings. Also part of one of the most recognised hotel groups in Barcelona, Derby Hotels. @Derby_Hotels – Facebook

If you visit Barcelona for business or leisure the top 4 areas where you can rent premium property are:

  • EIXAMPLE ( Including St. Gervasi)  The heart of the city with easy access to all important places; all kinds of transportation through this district with easy access to the best shopping, museums, landmarks and restaurants in Barcelona. Paseo de Gracia Avenue and Gaudí´s creations like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló will be your glamorous neighbours to enjoy this city.
  • GOTHIC & EL BORN: Both districts are a big draw because they belong to the old town of Barcelona. Districts mainly composed of pedestrian streets, very narrow and where we can see that eclecticism of Barcelona. The  Picasso  Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, Santa María del Mar Church are some of the most photographed places in this part of town. An infinite variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy both the night and day. (10-15 minutes walking distance to downtown)
  • BARCELONETA: This district is for the tourist that wants to be near the sea. A district that began its official creation in 1793. Its main avenue called Joan de Borbó receives many pedestrians who want to enjoy paella or traditional Catalan food. From here you can enjoy the promenade looking at the mediterranean, which offers a number of restaurants, lounge bars, discotheques and of course the beach. (20 minutes walking distance to down-town)
  • DIAGONAL MAR: It is the district that is most far from down-town and is the newest thing that Barcelona has to offer. Very wide avenues, a wide variety of  4* & 5* hotels, a shopping center, parks and the Barcelona beach. Modern buildings of considerable height definitely the area where you can  find quality penthouse apartments  to enjoy great views. (15-20 minutes public transportation or taxi)

DON´T DO IT…

  1. Even though Las Ramblas is a great highlight and a beautiful pedestrian street to join during the day, as a premium traveller never rent an apartment close to Las Ramblas  because during the day is one thing and by night it is better not to walk around. Specially if you have other unique options.  As I mentioned before from Catalunya Square and up you may consider La Rambla de Catalunya street which sounds very similar but is a huge difference.
  2. Since there are so many offers consider to book with one of the companies that have comments available from previous guests.
  3. Never pay the 100% of the total reservation in advance. A trustful company will never ask over the 40%. Some times depending of the amount of days or value of the property you might be asked to pay up to the 50% prior to arrival.
  4. Try to pay with Visa or Master card because some companies apply an extra charge if you pay with American Express.
  5. Never accept a change of conditions or a promise of a specific service without an e-mail or written paper.
  6. Regulary, Barcelona does not open its stores on Sunday so don´t leave your shopping for the last day. You never know how busy you will be. ( There is a small change in downtown. Some stores will open from 11:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs until September)
Your mission from now is to enjoy Barcelona because there are so many things to do that I am sure you will comeback again.
I truly believe with this you have the best options to stay in Barcelona. From now, you will be able to read more premium subjects about this amazing city and if you have any doubt or topic you want me to write about so don´t hesitate to let me know. Welcome to Barcelona!

15 OF THE MOST PREMIUM HOTEL TERRACES IN BARCELONA – COCKTAILS IN HEAVEN

Summer time allows us to enjoy one of the most exclusive attractions of Barcelona´s nightlife. You can consider it as your first step to welcome the night.

Most of the exclusive hotels in Gaudi´s city has opened their doors inviting you to discover their selected terraces and give you a step up to touch the sky. Mostly you can enjoy them from May to October and discover beautiful people around, live music and an exclusive atmosphere. Welcome to this cosmopolitan city where nationalities gets together to discover the pleasure by the Mediterranean sea. From the top of the mountain to the Mediterranean sea we will suggest the top terraces you cannot miss while summer is here:

GRAN HOTEL CENTRAL

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Simply spectacular! Desing & Comfort make a statement on the experience to discover this terrace  with the marvelous infinity pool. Choose your cocktail and wait for the sun-set you will not regret it!

HOTEL W BARCELONA – WET DECK

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This is not a top roof terrace where you can touch the sky but definitely is the closest concept of being in Paradise while you are in Barcelona. Live the most cosmopolitan atmosphere in one of the premium hotels by the Mediterranean sea.

HOTEL ARTS  AROLA – ENOTECA & MARINA TERRACES

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Three stylish terraces combined perfectly to celebrate outstanding outdoors. Marina, Arola & Enoteca are ready to offer you selected cocktails, inventive tapas or fine dining. It is totally up you. Enjoy!

HOTEL DUQUESA DE CARDONA

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Views, views, views…  This 19th-century´s building host an impressive terrace with panoramic city views including a pool and a bar. Probably the best way how to end a walking tour by the Gothic Quarter
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GRAN HOTEL LA FLORIDA

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Welcome to the top of the mountain! From here we begin our trip down discovering the most beautiful views from terraces like  the Bar Miramar . This is an ideal spot to enjoy refreshing cocktails perfectly combined with awesome views of Barcelona.

HOTEL CASA FUSTER – THE BLUE VIEW (By the Bombay Saphire)

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Glamour is the perfect word to describe the feeling if you enjoy a cocktail in this spectacular terrace. With an over view to Passeig de Gracia Avenue it gives you an impressive perspective to the city.We invite you to live the dream in reality welcoming you to one of the pleasures of this Mediterranean city.

HOTEL CLARIS

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Clearly Hotel Claris is the founder of this tradition to discover these premium terraces. DJ music sessions, maybe some Bossa Nova… it does not matter when your mission is to delight yourself with the pleasure of being in heaven!

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL

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Welcome to the culture of luxury, welcome to relaxation. A contemporary design hotel gives itself to the city to teach a lesson of taste and well-being.

HOTEL MAJESTIC

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Leisure & Relaxation, this is how we can define this spectacular terrace. An explosion of design represented by a spectacular Mural Work  by  Philip Stanton that surrounds the swimming pool. An urban oasis offering great music to discover the roofs of Barcelona.

HOTEL CONDES ALAIRE TERRACE 

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Exceptional views to La Pedrera and the La Sagrada Familia. Very appropiate to go with your friends in a trendy atmosphere and start the night to discover the highlights of the nightlife in style

AXEL HOTEL

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Welcome to the Sky Bar. This terrace define trendiness in the Gaudi´s city. This Hetero-Friendly hotel gives you the opportunity to discover the glamour of enjoying a cocktail during the day or night with spectacular views to Barcelona.

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HOTEL PULITZER – VISIT UP TERRACE

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A very cool atmosphere  close to the Catalunya Square (Plaça Catalunya). It is clearly an oasis in the middle of the city.

HOTEL OHLA CHILL-OUT TERRACE

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Enjoy an outstanding over-view to the city. Be delighted to experience the sun-set with your friends with your favorite cocktail. Experience one of the newest terraces of Barcelona. Lack of relationship with Social Media.

HOTEL 1898 – LA ISABELA TERRACE

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It is a casual trendy terrace by Las Ramblas, cosmopolitan atmosphere. A 360º over-view from the old city make this place a perfect spot to eat out.

HOTEL BAGUÉS

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The Hotel Bagués terrace bar offers an exquisite selection of cocktails looking at the old city. Discover another premium location steps away from Las Ramblas.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover the city and  the most stylish menu of premium terraces just for you.

Experience Barcelona, Always in a premium way!

(THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW)

The Silver Path. Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona

Barcelona Tapas

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For this occasion I have asked the assistance and expertise of a specialist in gastronomy Pedro Salillas Perea

I have faced many situations where I had to decide where to go for tapas depending of the type of client or friends I have with me at that time.

Of course you always will bring them to the best places in the city but depending of what you want you should do a different path around Barcelona.

That is why I am going to write about 3 different paths a) The Silver b)The Golden & c) The Platinum

3 of them are excellent choices but it will depend of what experience you are looking for.

So here we go.

The Silver Tapas Path in Barcelona

  • Following the old tradition, marble tables, old or non decorative.
  • Popular dishes, atmosphere and flavors like old times.
  • Ideal for an easy going tour with you close friends.
  • Some of them just have a couple tapas and nothing else.
  • Many of them do not accept reservations.
  • Mostly we can say you will be lucky to get a quick service because especially at evening times you have to wait in the line, but it is worth to do it.

BAR TOMÁS             Mayor of Sarria, 49, 08017, Barcelona

bravas del bar tomás1º The patatas bravas – 2º fried artichokes.

Something they have done that they still hold the title of best Patatas Bravas in Spain. The criticisms (both positive and negative) are diverse but we can not doubt the popularity and the long lines outside. His fame in Barcelona is given by their Patatas Bravas with alioli (emulsion of olive oil and garlic) and chili. Located in the district of Sarria, it is essential to take a break after walking through the streets where nineteenth-century Catalan bourgeoisie had its second home and finish the walk with a beer and these Patatas Bravas.

BAR MUNDIAL       Plaza Sant Agusti Vell, 1, 08003, Barcelona

bar mundial1º Seafood of the Day.

A traditional old meeting bar for boxers. Its walls are the witness of the old days. We are talking about 87 years of tradition, with iron tables and terrazzo floor. It is the perfect place to start or end the tour by one of the most popular and traditional districts of Barcelona El Born. Do not forget to drink a traditional Vermouth.

BAR LA PLATA        Carrer de la Merce, 28, 08002, Barcelona

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1º Fried anchovies.

A bar with a wide range in wines and moreover fried anchovies. It is located very close to Via Laietana and a few steps away from the Post Office headquarters. One of the emblematic buildings of the Gothic Quarter and the door to visit La Barceloneta´s district.  Maybe a glass of wine and some fried anchovies and you will be ready to go on your way.

EL XAMPANYET      Carrer de Moncada, 22 | Next to the Museu Picasso, 08003 Barcelona

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1º Sausages 2º Anchovies.

Located in the district of El Born near to the promenade called by the same name. It is a pedestrian street, ideal for evening / night. This perhaps is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of cava (designation of origin for Champagne made in Spain) with a simple but delicious tomato bread (Pa amb tomàquet), sausage and anchovies Doble Zero ( extra large), one of the best in Barcelona.

LA COVA FUMADA               Baluard Street, 56, 08003, Barcelona

cova fumada1º Tapas bomba 2º Fried fish.

Welcome to the district of La Barceloneta. La cova fumada is a traditional tavern and one of the oldest in Barcelona, where you can sample the best potatoes and meat “bomba”  in the city. You have to be aware: This place does not have a commitment with design, this is pure flavor. I don´t think that many tourists know this place. You have to try the fried fish.

QUIMET & QUIMET      Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004, Barcelona

QUIMET&QUIMET 1º cans – 2º sandwiches

Last stop, the Poble-Sec neighborhood, one of the most renowned avenues of Barcelona, Para-lel Avenue, known as the Barcelonian Broadway  because of  the high concentration of theaters and dinner theater like  El Molino. Known as the ¨cans¨ bar, serving their canned goods on a bread created by Dani Jordá, the most creative baker in Barcelona. Our suggestion within the excellent choices, “Tuna belly with a glass of wine”

I hope you enjoy the simplicity of good food, along with having enjoyed the various and diverse neighbourhoods and districts of Barcelona. We are preparing The Golden Path, which will be another excellent choice to walk around  different districts of Barcelona and enjoy their food. Always drink moderate and enjoy this city. Welcome to Barcelona!

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Thanks Pedro!

Night in Style… Good Evening Luxury Barcelona!

It happen always when you go to a city for the first time and you don´t know anybody there you wonder what is a good place to go at night to enjoy a drink, dance or just have fun.

Personally We don´t rely on the publicity where to go  so We would like to mention some places in Barcelona that we am sure you will enjoy. Places where you will find sophisticated and smart dressed people, away from tourist places, there where the high end and cosmopolitan go.

P.A.Deluxe presents you 7 unique and diverse places to discover this Mediterranean pearl.

Located in the Eixample district. Definetely one of the most sophisticated ambiance in Barcelona.  Probably one of the best places to be seen ( It is up to you though). It is part of the 5 stars Omm Hotel located few steps away form the exclusive avenue Passeig de Gracia. You have to consider that Omm Hotel host one of the top restaurants in the city ( winner of  a Michelin Star). You will find people from all over the world. It offers VIP spaces.  @hotelomm  

  • COPPELIA CLUB                                                        Location 

A perfect combination of the old town with elegant informal ambiance. This club was born couple years ago with the intention to create a perfect cocktail in an exclusive atmosphere. About how to dress up…Most of the time you will see sexy elegant ladies and smart casual gentlemen. A perfect place either to start or end the night. @CoppeliaClub 

With two seperated VIP sections The Sutton Club is situated in the most premium part of the city and is considered one of the most fashionable clubs in Barcelona. An spacious dance floor its doors are open Thursday to Saturday. This venue offer more than a 1000 square meters and on nights before public holidays.   @SuttonClubBCN

 

  • CLUB ASTORIA                                                          Location 

Kind of a new spot in the city. This awesome place used to be the Opium Cinema. It is almost same lay out but with a new presentation and decoration. There is also a restaurant so you might combine a full exceptional night in only one place.  You have to consider that most of the people arrives after 1:00 am so make plans to go somewhere else before if you want to join this sensational spot with the highest ceilings of any nightclub in the mediterranean town. @ClubAstoriabcn 

 At the 26th Floor of this stunning building designed by world-famed architect Ricardo Bofill you will be treated with astonishing views over the coast and the skyline of Gaudi´s home town. Eclipse bar is devided into 2 ambiences where you perfectly can mix a cocktail with  an unique view. Just be aware that sometimes they are lines so it might take time before you´ll get up in the elevator but, It is totally worth it! @W_Barcelona 

A very classical place located at the beginning of “Passeig de Gracia” one of the most exclusive avenues in Barcelona. An exclusive venue offered by Casa Fuster Hotel 5 stars Grand Luxe. It is the perfect location for intellectuals and sophisticated Catalans looking for unique places. Beautiful interior architecture and inspiring warm colours just excellent to enjoy a Macallan 1926 or a Hennessy Cognac Ellipse. Woody Allen is very much related to this hotel and especially to its Jazz Club, the perfect venue for Thursday. Selective , exclusive… certainly not for everybody. @CasaFusterJazz  

Located on top of the Tibidabo mountain with a unique view over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea, this 5 stars hotel offers an elegant lounge bar. I want to mention it because of its superb cocktails and also because of that impressive view. Mandatory is to enjoy Miramar Bar which opens between March and October welcoming the summer season crowning every night in style.

  • LUZ DE GAS CLUB                                                                                   Location 

It is a nightclub close to the Diagonal Avenue also important as a concert place. Here you can enjoy a performance in a more private manner. After a concert it turns into a nightclub. I might not consider it the most exclusive venue in town but you will definetely have a great time. @LuzdeGasClub 

Barcelona is the place full of entertainment where you have it all. Just make sure what kind of entertainment you want and who you want to be around with to experience Barcelona In Style!

(THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW AND P.A.DELUXE IS NOT GETTING COMPENSATION FOR IT)