There are quite a number of 5 star luxury hotels in Barcelona to choose from. Some are well known names from other similar major cities, others are not as well known, but remain the accommodation of choice for many visitors. The 5 star luxury hotels may have reduced weekend discount rates, so if you are planning a weekend trip it is worthwhile to ask for any weekend discount before you book.
One of the most popular resort towns south of Barcelona is Sitges, 40 km. (25 miles) from the city. Renowned for its swinging nightlife, Sitges attracts thousands of visitors, including day-trippers from Barcelona. Most people, however, visit Sitges for the beautiful sandy beaches if offers. Between the church at one end of the town and the Terramar hotels at the other end, there are several gently sloping golden beaches equipped with showers, refreshment kiosks and sun-beds for rent.