Duquesa De Cardona
Decorated in a neoclassic fashion retaining chequered marble flooring and antique furniture and chandeliers, the hotel was fully renovated and modernised in 2003 so business and networking facilities are present in every room. Cloaked in mystery and history, the hotel receptionist explains how during the 16th century the ship building Cardona family often welcomed members of the royal court to spend the night and rooms really are fit for a king. Most of the bigger suites have sea views and some even look onto a garish sculpture built in 1992 by American pop-artist Roy Liechtenstein. Built on six floors, a rooftop solarium contains a small plunge pool an absolute must during the hotter summer months. Catalan chef, Marta Minguella is the brains behind the gourmet farmhouse cooking served at the regal hotel dining room or ordered from the room service menu.