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This former fashionable 1920s' hostelry—a firm favorite with Spanish celebrities, from movie idols to monarchy—was transformed into a hospital during World War II before reemerging as a stylishly renovated hotel a few years ago. Filled with works of art that would not be out of place in a high-profile city gallery, it offers an array of immaculately furnished rooms and suites. Since the hotel sits high up on Tibidabo hill, most rooms boast magnificent views. Communal amenities include a world-class restaurant, Barcelonas, a cafe for more casual meals, a spa and infinity pool, and terraced gardens. Service is courteous and attentive, and—a small but gracious personal touch— guests are welcomed with glasses of rose-petal water on arrival.