Need To Know
Six two-bedroom suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability (no extra charge). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $813.68 (€589), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
All rates are per apartment, which sleep up to four, and include a personal assistant, access to the hotel’s spa, and WiFi. A 10 per cent discount applies to stays of four nights or more. Breakfast is not included, and costs €35 a person.
Make sure you’re privy to ‘El Palauet recommends’, part of the concierge service, which has weekly tips on what to do and where to go, along with VIP access. Request a PlayStation at no extra cost.
At the hotel
Spa and free WiFi throughout.
Our favourite rooms
The best (and most expensive) of the Tibidabo suites which overlook the mountains is Principal Tibidabo, which has a beautiful semi-circle seating area, a stained glass window in half of the dual lounge and a small balcony. This suite feels light and airy, and also boasts some beautiful frescoes. Passeig de Gràcia apartments overlook the front of the building; we like Principal Passeig de Gràcia best because of its large terrace. (Both Principal Passeig de Tibidabo and Principal Passeig de Gràcia were once the building's main living quarters, hence the names and their lashings of space.)
No pool, but be sure to make use of the waterbeds, sauna and massage room on the terrace.
Don’t worry if you forget anything – your concierge will replace any items that are AWOL during your stay.
Each apartment comes equipped with a personal assistant, who will happily organise any extras during your stay. Whether you crave a massage, a haircut, a make-up consultation, a babysitter or just some recommendations, let your PA take charge.
Very welcome. Cots can be added to rooms free; the chef can whip up a children’s menu. Babysitting with a local nanny can be arranged (€60 an hour) with two days' notice.
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.