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Girona offers a range of hotels that are in or nearby the city. Located just an hour outside of Barcelona and near Costa Brava, hotels in Girona are business-friendly and cost effective on budgets. If you’re searching for hotels in Girona, consider the following that we have seen:
- Hotel Nord 1901 4*
Hotel Nord is a boutique hotel that is local in historic Girona and the commercial area of local shops and restaurants. It’s also steps away from the historic quarter, so this is one of the best spots for anyone wanting to be in the heart of Girona. Hotel Nord is in a hisotric building that was completely renovated in 2009, and my double room was extremely comfortable in size (high ceiling which was very nice) and two sets of tall french doors that I opened daily to take in the view of the hotel’s garden and pool area. The lobby Nord 1901 offers a small Catalan breakfast and wi-fi is included. The hotel can host small meetings and receptions.
- AC Palau de Bellavista Hotel 5*
Girona’s Bellavista Hotel is a luxury property with the ability to hold larger meetings and special events. The lobby offers an incredible two-story glass wall with a comfortable lobby that also leads out to a massive terrace (both are fantastic spaces) where you’ll find cocktails and live music. Guest rooms are fully updated and modern. Each room includes artwork that shows local scenes of Girona. Bellavista is located just next to the historic district, but you’ll want to rely on taxis or your own vehicle. The hotel offers a level of privacy that caters to celebrities and politicians when they stay in Girona.
- Carlemany Hotel 4*
Located in the heart of Girona, Carlemany is a modern hotel that has a nice location where you can easily walk to commercial and historic shopping (not to mention the historic quarter), Carlemany is a modern hotel that has 82 guest rooms, two restaurant lobbies and 10 meeting rooms for conferences and events.
- Melià Gran Hotel 4*
Located in the city itself, Melia Girona has an inviting lobby and is designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers — as you would expect from Melia Hotels (111 rooms). I particularly enjoyed seeing their breakfast buffet space (see gallery). The meeting space is comfortable and located on the second floor. It’s even flexible to the point where all rooms can be opened into one giant reception space. Sports teams are known to stay here.
- NH Girona Hotel 4*
The NH Girona is perfectly located next to the Girona Auditorium and Congress Center which is in a residential area (see below). But it’s also near Devesa public park (which is a great spot for a walk if you’re in Girona and want to get away from the city center). NH Hotels certainly cater to the needs of business travelers, so it seems that NH Girona will not disappoint. NH Girona includes four meeting rooms that also lead to an outdoor terrace. I think another highlight is its rooftop pool, which is also a great spot for a poolside reception.
- Ciutat de Girona Hotel 4*
This is a boutique, art deco hotel with 44 rooms that is located just across from Hotel Nord 1901. Guest rooms are very unique, offering a minimalist yet sophisticated decor. There’s space for smaller meetings, and you should enjoy dinner at Blanc Restaurant (as I did) which also provides catering for its meetings and events.
- Gran Ultonia Hotel *4
Located in the city of Girona, Gran Ultonia is unique because it offers both three star and four star category accommodations (Gran Ultonia is the updated four star property with modern guest rooms). It is within walking distance to the Cathdral and historic quarter. If you stay here, you’ll want to check out the archeological wall that’s located on the first floor of the parking garage.
- Auditori Palau de Congressos de Girona
You’re wanting to visit Girona for business, so you need to know about the Girona Auditorium and Conference Centre. This is a modern and flexible space. The architecture includes a striking combination of concrete, glass and steel. The main auditorium — Symphony Hall — holds more than 1200 people and is acoustically designed (as it name implies… check out the panels on the ceilings when you’re here!). You’ll really enjoy giving your general session presentations here. There’s also space to hold lunches or other receptions using outdoor space as well.
Have you visited Girona for work or play? Where did you stay and what advice would you share with others? Feel free to post your comments here.