Need To Know
Six two-bedroom apartments, each of which sleep four in one master bedroom (with space for a cot) and one twin room.
12 noon, but flexible subject to availability (no extra charge). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £466.80 (€540), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €0.72 per person per night on check-out.
Rates are per apartment and include the services of a personal assistant, access to the hotel’s rooftop relaxation area and WiFi. A 10 per cent discount applies to stays of four nights or more. Breakfast is extra (€25 a person).
Massages are available on request: just let your assistant know what you’re after.
At the hotel
Wellness area with sauna, solarium, waterbeds and a massage room; kitchenettes, projector screen, stash of Disney DVDs, free WiFi throughout. PlayStations and iPads can be borrowed (on request).
In your room
Flatscreen TV, DVD player (integrated with TV), Blu-ray player, CD player, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, minibar. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette with an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, sink, washing machine, kettle, coffee machine and grill.
Our favourite rooms
You’ll be well catered for in any of these spacious all-white suites, which span a hall, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with original stained glass, and two ensuite bedrooms supplied with the hotel’s signature bath products. Gadget-lovers will enjoy the hi-tech Lutron lighting system; design buffs will rate the designer furniture, courtesy of Arne Jacobsen, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames and Mies van der Rohe. If forced to choose, we love the Principal Tibidabo suite for its spacious layout and the views of Tibidabo; the Principal Passeig de Gràcia suite for its private terrace with views of Passeig de Gràcia. Parents with several little ones in tow should request an apartment with twin beds in one room.
No pool, but bring your swimwear for the wellness area.
There’s a rooftop mini-spa with a sauna, water beds, massage room and lounge area. Survey the city during your massage (featuring Aveda products) or manicure.
Small dogs can come too for free, but you’ll need to bring everything they need with you – nothing is provided. Bear in mind that the apartments are all white and rather fancy; messy dogs may mean headaches.