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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #8 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Top class”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed for one night and was upgraded to junior suite. They have a beautiful lobby and really old palatial style. Yavier who checked us in took us around the hotel and was very helpful . Service is top class. It is palace hotel

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

A great place to stay if you're looking to holiday in style. The hotel lives up to its name - it's like being in a palace indeed. The entrance is understated but when you get past the concierge and into the saloon, it's a beautiful and spacious room and a great place to sit, have tea and just relax.
The whole place spells opulence but it's done in great style and does not come across as ostentatious.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with my husband in April. Hotel is very nice and smaller than our other Spain hotels. Location was very good-very walkable to many things. A quick taxi ride to the train station. The hotel was beautiful and had a large elegant room where you could sit and read or talk, on the main level.
The breakfast was served in a beautiful tented room and the buffet selections were good but seemed to have more lunch type foods than breakfast foods (we prefer the later)
The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was very clean. Our room was confortable and had great bath products and shampoo. The bathroom had 2 sinks and lots of counter space. The only thing we didn't like were the high faucets in the sinks- had to be careful when washing your face, not to splash water on counter and floor. Faucet in shower was difficult to adjust so that water sprayed just in the shower. Our room had both a shower and a tub. We really enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it. We first heard about this hotel when we overheard a woman in a restaurant in the U.S. telling her friends what a nice stay she had here. We asked her about it & she said, "Don't even think about it- just book it." We're glad that she gave us that advice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Located in a quiet neighborhod, just off of Passeig de Gracia, on the Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes, this wonderful hotel is a totally updated experience that still captures the magic and history of old Barcelona. Within short walking distance of the Gothic Quarter, the Sagrada Familia, and the Casa Battlo, it's the ideal place to stay. The staff is thoroughly professional and always friendly. They jump to help you or answer any question you might have. The lobby makes you feel that you are back in the late 19th century but every room in the hotel has been totally renovated to 21st Century standards. The complimentary breakfast is a great way to start each day. The spa and gym are the perfect way to end the day before a night out on the town! I'd go back in a heart beat.

Room Tip: Try to get a Privilege Junior Suite on the courtyard side of the hotel for total quiet and privacy.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The hotel Palace, is the former Barcelona Ritz. It was revamped a few years ago and looks great. The grand salon is very impressive, with nice pieces of furnitures. Breakfast room is pleasant, and I guess it is at the air during warm days. Buffet breakfast is very nice.
The rooms are of decent size, and bathrooms are modern. Nothing fancy but it is classy.
The concierges are very helpful.
We had the chance to have a room on the inner courtyard, so it was very quiet. As the hotel is located on a major avenue of the city, it is possible that rooms facing the avenue are more noisy.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I enjoyed staying in El Palace Hotel with great location friendly staff very nice rooms .. The most important very helpful concierge .. I recommend this hotel if travelling to Barcelona .. It is near the Rambla square and the shopping area

  • Stayed April 2014
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Of the three hotels we stayed at in Spain, this was our favorite. Now, you should be prepared that to get there by taxi, you have to say it used to the Ritz (lots of hotel using the word "Palace" gets the cabbies a little confused). You are warmly greeted and assisted with the heavy doors every time you enter and exit. Your hotel key is a retro key on a large tassled chain, which I liked. There's a beautiful old-world flair to the public spaces but not stuffy. The room was beautifully appointed with an old fashioned marble fireplace (not functioning as far as I could tell), incredibly comfortable bed, TV hidden inside the mirror (I know it's not new technology but it always seems so cool to flick on the remote and the mirror turns into a TV). Large windows overlooking the main street but rich, deep and thick silk curtains keep the noise out.

The breakfast buffet is served in a beautiful, marble floored sun room. There are heaters on in the morning to take the chill off. One of the best breakfasts ever with hot foods, some Asian foods, fabulous pastries, cheeses, meats, little tapas sandwiches, cereals, etc. Very child friendly choices I noticed as well. Full selection of newspapers when you enter. Our breakfast was included in our room rate so it was a great way to start the day and kept us going until mid-afternoon.

The staff is attentive, friendly and helpful with every tourist need. The bathroom amenities were Occitane and were refreshed every day with full bottles by the housekeeping crew. Just can't say enough about this lovely hotel and hope I get to stay there again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: El Palace Hotel
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — El Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 125
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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