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Suite talk El Palauet, Barcelona


Planning a long weekend in Barca with a group of friends?

Fabulously positioned on the city's most exclusive boulevard Passeig de Grácia, the boutique suites of El Palauet make for a dreamy base.

There are six two-bedroom apartments in this five-storey palatial mansion, with striking stained-glass windows, balconies overlooking the tree-lined streets or mountains, and state-of-the-art kitchens.

Futuristic fittings such as chromotherapy mood lighting and rainfall showers feature in the bathroom, while automated curtains, home cinema and Wi-Fi are some of the other perks in this Catalan pleasure dome.

After a day visiting the sights, guests can retire to the private rooftop terrace to unwind in the al fresco lounge and spa with its Finnish sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and hydro-massage beds.

A personal assistant is on hand to advise on attractions -- Gaudi's fascinating Casa Milà is just three blocks south.

Nightly rental starts at €660 per suite for up to four people. Tel: 0034 932 180 050; elpalauet.com.

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