Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona

 
Honestly, the best roof top pool view of Barcelona. I could stay up here all day. Photo by Leon Korobacz of @hungrysydneysiders.

Honestly, the best roof top pool view of Barcelona. I could stay up here all day. Photo by Leon Korobacz of @hungrysydneysiders.

Grand Hotel Central is located in the heart of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona. It was so central and it is certainly grand. This, I must say, the best roof top pool in Spain! I kid you not. You have to see it to believe it.

I spent every morning and evening up on the rooftop pf Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona. The reflection on the infinity pool is unreal, especially when the sky is clear. The bar is opened to the public till early morning for those who'd love a drink or two while looking over at the cityscape.

We had the best time ever at Grand Hotel Central. Wish we could stay here longer! 

We had the best time ever at Grand Hotel Central. Wish we could stay here longer! 

Our king size bed was the comfiest, with soft pillows and comfortable doona to keep us warm at night. The window in our room actually opens up to the view of Barcelona's famous Gothic Quarter. Popped a little further to the right, and you'll see the Roman walls and the tip of Cathedral of Barcelona. 

Our favourite has got to be breakfast in bed. It was so easy to tick off anything we wanted from the breakfast menu. When our big breakfast arrived early in the morning, we couldn't wait to eat them on the rooftop. It was all peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below us.

Thank you for such a wonderful time, Grand Hotel Central! Everyone there was so nice, friendly and genuinely helpful, we really had a good time. We felt very much welcome and it feels like a one, big family here at Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona. I'd highly recommended it if you're ever in Barcelona, this is the place to stay :)

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Our comfy King size bed with the view of Gothic Quarter. 

Our comfy King size bed with the view of Gothic Quarter. 

 

Grand Hotel Central 
Via Laietana 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Lunch time at Cecconi's, Barcelona

 
A wonderful lunch for two at Cecconi's in Barcelona.

A wonderful lunch for two at Cecconi's in Barcelona.

Cecconi's in Barcelona is an intimate Italian restaurant, serving one of the city's best Italian food. We popped in for a beautiful lunch for two. 

We had the Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Chicken and Kale, Salata. The starters were delicious especially the perfectly seasoned meatballs and yummy salad topped with fennel, almonds and ricotta.

For mains we had the Cavatelli, Wild Boar Ragu and the Paccheri with Langoustines with Zucchini. The Cavatelli was fresh and the ragu sauce was full of flavour. The paccheri was equally fresh and the sauce was well balanced with the langoustines.

Dessert was a real treat we ended up ordering three! The gelatis and the pistachio profiteroles with chocolate sauce, they all delivered in quality and flavour. Nothing was left behind.

Overall, it was a wonderful lunch at Cecconi's. 

It's always dessert time. The best gelati in Barcelona one can get along with mouth-watering pistachhio gelato and profiterole.

It's always dessert time. The best gelati in Barcelona one can get along with mouth-watering pistachhio gelato and profiterole.

 

Cecconi's
Passeig de Colom, 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
 

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel, Barcelona

 
Happy days with my unicorn at Yurbban's rooftop pool. Photo credit : Leon Korobacz of @hungrysydneysiders.

Happy days with my unicorn at Yurbban's rooftop pool. Photo credit : Leon Korobacz of @hungrysydneysiders.

In collaboration with Barcelona Tourism, Visit Barcelona, we were invited to stay at Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel. A former textile factory, the boutique hotel was restored to a contemporary, industrial hotel. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel is in such a nice spot too, just minutes away to Las Rambla Street and Catalunya Placa.

Now, the best part about Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel has got to be the rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool. The panaromic view of the Barcelona cityscape is amazing. With uninterrupted view, thanks to the glass panels running along the terrace, I must say, it is to-die-for! A great place to rest and relax, after a busy day exploring the streets of Barcelona.

The rooms are beautifully furnished with light charcoal walls and mustard coloured bedding. I simply adore the handcrafted timber furnishing.

A tour around Yurbban Hotel, the bedroom, pool and dining area. Photo by May Leong.

A tour around Yurbban Hotel, the bedroom, pool and dining area. Photo by May Leong.

This hotel has everything that I was looking for in a hotel. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel actually provides free laundry service (which is definitely a plus!) and complimentary bikes for guests. Biking is a great way to explore the quaint alleys. And, to top it off, there is a Wine Hour from 7-8pm. Too good to be true!

A Yurbban breakfast was a delight with Catalan sausages, bacon, eggs, fruit, cereal and toast. It was a wonderful spread indeed to start off the day in the Spanish city.

It was a wonderful stay at Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, as always. We felt very much welcomed. I look forward to returning to Barcelona!

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel 
Carrer de Trafalgar, 30, 08010 Barcelona, Spain