Gran Hotel La Florida

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Gran Hotel La Florida
Address
Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83-93
Barcelona, Barcelona Province 08035
SPAIN
Telephone
932 59 30 00

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Single-swim admission is not available to the general public, unless registered as a guest at the hotel.
Hotel Guests
Registered guests: Free.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
~28m x ~6m, rectangular, stainless steel , indoors , 27º - 30ºC (81º - 86ºF)

Location

County/Region
Barcelona Province
GPS
41.425482, 2.120813

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The pool appears to be integrally connected to an outdoor pool that can be closed off from the indoor section by lowering a glass wall. When the wall is raised, it adds approximately 9 meters to the length of what becomes a 37 meter, partly indoor, partly outdoor pool. The outdoor section, is at a right-angle to the 37 meter section and is approximately 17m x 4m for most of its length, but has a staircase entry across the entire width of one end.

Facility Reviews

Rating: 6 on a scale of 10. It's a stainless steel, unstriped pool, but there are seams on the bottom you can follow. The water is slightly cloudy and may be 27ºC at one end but it was 23ºC (73ºF) at the other, where the unheated outside section is partitioned-off. The glass partition is removed only when the outside is warm enough to sustain swimming outside (May through October?) The pool is about two lanes wide; be prepared to swim around people, pull up quickly, and be Zen at all times.

You will find the typical resort people in the pool: kids, couples, breaststrokers, people hanging out, parties. It may be almost empty before its 10 PM closing. They will also open it earlier than 8 AM if you have an early flight.

The hotel is like something out of the Grand Hotel Budapest, situated on the highest mountain behind Barcelona.
[April, 2019]