Signature Hotel Experience – Hotel Claris Barcelona

Hi, I’m Karen Berger.  I’m a leisure travel consultant for Preferred Travel.  I’ve been in the industry for 36 years.  I recently returned from Barcelona after a beautiful cruise and had the pleasure of staying at our Signautre, The Hotel Claris & Spa.  It was my second time; it’s a beautiful hotel right up from the Paseo de Gracia.  It’s only 124 rooms, very intimate.

The personnel there is what makes it.  There’s somebody ready to open the door for you or ready to help you with directions or to give you suggestions.  The rooms are all different sizes and shapes.  Some of them are great for families.  They have a beautiful rooftop restaurant that I just adore.  The food is great.  Being on top of a hotel and overlooking Barcelona is just a memorable experience.

The Signature amenities that they provide are breakfast daily, a 50-euro food and beverage credit on the rooftop, upgrade subject to availability and early check in and late check out if possible.  When I was there my early check in was not available but the actually opened a room for me where I was able to change my clothes and brush my teeth and fix myself up.  I just thought that was really wonderful.  It turns out they do that for clients whenever they can who have to go in early.

One of the things that I thought was really nice was that if your flight is going to leave really early from Barcelona and you are not going to be able to enjoy their breakfast, if you tell them the night before they’ll set up a little picnic breakfast for you.  So, when you check out in the morning there will be a little bag for you with a croissant, danish and cup of coffee to take with you.

The location is right off the Paseo de Gracia, so you are not getting all of the crowd, but one block over there you are in the thick of things.  Lots of shopping, many of the places that Gaudi had built, so everywhere you turn or look you are getting a piece of history.

The hotel has a rooftop pool next to the restaurant.  It also has a workout room.  The main restaurant for breakfast is just downstairs.  What’s so great about the hotel is that it is tucked away in a little corner and it is quiet and unassuming and yet as soon as you walk out the door and down the street, you’re right in the thick of things.

If you would like to reserve this hotel or any other great adventure, please contact Preferred Travel of Naples and one of our travel consultants would be happy to assist you.  Our phone number is 239.261.1177 and our website is

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