The El Palace Hotel is the Old Ritz hotel and the style of the hotel is very grand, beautiful chandeliers everywhere and the stair case in the lobby is very grand.
At the check in we were greeted with friendly service and the room key was issued by the Concierge in the main lobby of the hotel. We had room 210 which was on the corner of the hotel overlooking the street. The room was very quiet with excellent black out drapes. Even though the room faces the street, the windows have excellent double seals which block out all the street and traffic noise. We slept without any disturbance during our 5 nights in Barcelona. The room was quite spacious with a writing desk and king size bed and with a large wardrobe, which was in an adjoining room. The bathroom had a full size bath with a separate walk in shower, single vanity and a separate toilet in the corner of the bathroom behind a glass door. There is an entry hall from the room door into the bedroom area which has sensor lights which help light your way at night.
We opted to pay for breakfast which was about 28 euros which sounded expensive, until we checked out the prices at a nearby restaurant. Once we added up the items we would have with tea and juice etc., it worked out much the same price and much easier at the hotel. At breakfast there was a very good selection of fruits, cereals, pasties, breads, hot foods etc. You can order an omelette or poached eggs if you wish. The breakfast staff are very accommodating and nothing is too much trouble.
The hotel’s location is very good and central to the main tourist sites in the main centre of Barcelona with the metro stations only a short walk away. The cost of the hotel is a bit more, but it is worth spending the extra.
We highly recommend the El Palace Hotel for your stay in Barcelona
- 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