Everyone who sees these adjoining hotels falls in love with them. Set in the city center a good 10-minute walk from the beach, they occupy two adjoining Modernisme landmark buildings constructed by architects Gaietà Buigas i Monravà in 1882 and Gaietà Miret i Raventos in 1881, respectively. The ornate stonework, carved trim, fanciful spires, and stained glass in floral motifs reflect the neo-medieval side of Modernisme design. The lobbies and reception areas are filled with period tile mosaics and marble, while the fairly small guest rooms are more simply furnished and are painted in summery pastels. (Each building also has a few larger suites.) The nicely maintained gardens surround a small pool at El Xalet. Breakfast is served (weather permitting) on the roof terrace, and there is a summer-only restaurant in El Xalet.
- Frommer's Staff