Need to know
Twenty-eight, including a suite.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability (late check-out 2pm–5pm is €150, if available). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $328.38 (€284), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.48 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude buffet breakfast (€36 a person).
The library, a few steps up from the bar, used to be on the sentry path between the 28th and 29th Roman watchtowers; the frescoes were uncovered during hotel’s renovations.
At the hotel
Library, terrace, courtyard, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: free minibar with mineral water and soft drinks, black-out curtains, desk, air conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
Sink into the indulgent four-poster in Room 108 (a Junior Suite) with an original stone wall dating back to the 2nd century. Or, lounge on your large terrace; 108 is at the very back of the hotel, so it’s perfectly private. Room 106, a Gran Deluxe, has a small balcony that overlooks the inner courtyard.
The plunge pool, surrounded by loungers, on the fourth-floor terrace is a top place to lounge with exceptional city views.
Bring your Catalan phrasebook, not Spanish – a few words in the right language will endear you to locals.
All common areas but the library are wheelchair accessible, and one Superior Room has been specially adapted for wheelchair users.
This stylish stay is more of an adult hideaway, but little ‘uns won’t be turned away.