Avenida Sofia Hotel and Spa, Sitges

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Avenida Sofia Hotel and Spa, Sitges

Spa and away from the crowd, a cleansing retreat just 30 minutes from the commotion of central Barcelona...

You’ll find the coastal town of Sitges just a short drive or train ride from Barcelona’s city centre, yet (especially in the summer) it can feel a million miles away; with its numerous beaches, sweeping promenade, and historical sites. Renowned for its film festival and as a popular destination for the LGBT community, the compact town is blessed with both the Mediterranean and Parc Natural del Garraf; which makes for some of the highest property prices in Europe and a air of distinction.

Avenida Sofia Hotel and Spa Sitges Barcelona

Avenida Sofia Hotel & Spa is entirely fitting of this waft of prestige, a modern property with 77 guest rooms and sustainability at its core (the first hotel in Europe awarded LEED Platinum). Occupying an ideal spot just a couple of blocks from the beach, there’s that sort of Med vibe here that is at once laid-back and cosmopolitan; from its sleek glass-fronted reception area to a jaw-dropping rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and bar.

The rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, parquet flooring, and views of the mountains or sea. We were fortunate enough to bag ourselves a bright and spacious junior suite complete with Valenti chaise longue, free-standing bathtub, and separate rain shower; with a plentiful supply of Molton Brown goodies. Bathroom fittings have been designed exclusively for the hotel by pioneers in sustainability, Hasgrohe, who create environmentally-friendly products and sophisticated recycling systems. Speaking of recycling, each room at the Avenida Sofia is heated with 30% of outside air filtering, a bonus for those with allergies or respiratory problems.

The real jewel in this crown, though, is Avenida Sofia’s spa. A variety of treatments await, as does the spacious ‘floatarium’; salt-water pool and hydrotherapy circuit; plunge pool; Finnish sauna; and steam room. An oxygen cabin is available for those looking to go the full Michael Jackson.

After a few hours of healing the mind the body, head to the roof terrace — where there’s 360-degree views of the town — to dive into a tipple and dinner, or evening swim. Order in the tapas and cava, and get yourself in position for another rousing sunset. Ah, just another day on the Med.

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Avenida Sofia Hotel Sitges
Avenida Sofia Hotel Spa Sitges
Avenida Sofia Hotel and Spa Sitges Barcelona
Avenida Sofia Hotel Spa Sitges
Avenida Sofia Hotel and Spa Sitges Barcelona
Avenida Sofia Hotel Sitges
Avenida Sofia Hotel Spa Sitges
Avenida Sofia Hotel and Spa Sitges Barcelona

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