I received quite a surprise on Valentine’s Day! A surprise weekend getaway to hotel La Florida!
The best surprises are the unexpected ones. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything like this. So imagine my surprise and how happy I was to find out that my sweetheart prepared every detail for that weekend.
La Florida is probably Barcelona’s best boutique hotel.
The hotel offers panoramic views of the entire city from the top of the Tibidabo mountain. From this location you can see literally for kilometers around. Starting from el Maresme till the airport. For those of you who have no idea what does it mean, imagine yourself at the top floor of Eiffel Tower or at the London Eye or the Empire State Building … on Barcelona scale, of course. Here you have this feeling. Every street, every sight, every place is on your palm. An incredible feeling.
I wouldn’t not expect anything else from the hotel where Ernest Hemingway, James Stewart, George Sanders, Rock Hudson, Princess Fabiola and the prince of Belgium have stayed before me.
The room was quite spacious with a very big terrasse and a huge bed. The bathroom was nicely decorated with candles and rose petals.
At night we had dinner at the restaurant L’Orangerie that reinterprets the tradition of Catalan, Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. Considering that L’Orangerie ranks in the top Barcelona restaurant by TripAdvisor the food was good, nothing special or innovative. I enjoyed the strawberry gazpacho with tartar de atun and grilled dorado on mascarpone substrate.
I think there is nothing more you can wish to St. Valentine’s Day, just to spend it with your sweetheart in the most romantic place in the city.