This was my 4th trip to Barcelona and this hotel made the difference from really like to love. We arrived at 8AM and our (upgraded) junior suite was ready. Really important after a 9 hour trip. The room was and remained through our 5 day stay immaculate. The room was large for a European city and the bathroom was enormous and extremely modern and well appointed. Big walkin shower with huge rain head, plus jet tub, double sinks, and enclosed toilet, etc.
The location was great. 2 blocks from the Passeig de Gracia.Turn left and walk to the Plaza Catalunya and walk the Rambla and/or the barri gotic. Turn right and feast upon Gaudi buildings, and upscale shopping if that's what you like. Lovely little park area. however, you must taxi or bus to the Sagrada Familia and the Parc Guell. If you are in Barcelona on a Sunday be sure to go to the Gotic Cathedral around noon to watch the "sardana" the folk dancing accompanied by an orchestra on the steps of the cathedral. That was great.
The staff of the hotel was the best, especially the concierge desk. Breakfast was really good and the room or courtyard was incredibly beautiful. This hotel was formerly the Ritz which you must tell your taxi driver as there is more than 1 palace hotel in the city. I would go back to this hotel in a heart beat,it was that good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Palace Hotel has been totally refurbished and reopened late 2009. The works have preserved the classic spirit that has always characterised this property, distinguished as a symbol of Barcelona’s hotel tradition. Set in the heart of the city centre, close to Las Ramblas and in the most prestigious shopping area, it is surrounded by boulevards, theatres and main banks. It has an excellent transport connections and it is just 20 min from el Prat Airport.After the restoration, the Hotel will have 125 rooms, 42 of which will be suites and junior suites, all equipped with last-generation technology. A new room design, a soft interior re-decoration of public areas and lounges and the realignment and optimisation of the architectural infrastructure will enhance the beauty and majesty of our Hotel like in the 20’s. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Palace Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia