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“Treated Like Royalty at The Palace”
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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #8 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We loved absolutely everything about The Palace. It has a great location, minutes from anything you might want to see, charm, and outstanding service. You enter an elegant, beautifully maintained lobby and you're in the past--a time of quiet, calm and exquisite taste. The rooms are beautiful and I was upgraded (thanks, Leaders Club!) to a Junior Suite with couch, chairs, and two bathrooms (separate shower) with a total of three sinks for two people. Lovely! Caelis (separate review) was outstanding for lunch and the buffet breakfast, served in an airy and lovely room was excellent--the food delicious and copious. One doesn't expect a server at a buffet to bring a bottle of water right to your table, but one did just that. Much appreciated. You can eat inside or outside and we did both. Katharina, of Guest Relations made us feel at home and especially welcomed, offering her help if needed. I would never stay anywhere else in Barcelona, and so appreciate the reviewers whose Tripadvisor words I'd read before booking. If you stay here, you are in for a treat.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

The rooms are updated and very well appointed. Mine had a small fireplace although it was too hot outside to see if it worked, but it was wonderful ambiance with a large chair comfortable chair beside it. I could live here. Beautiful large bathroom. It had both a great shower and tub. Large window that opened up to get a view of the city.Toiletries are wonderful. Just the right amount of scent. Very clean, great maid service. The lobby is very opulent and elegant and it is fun to sit in there and imagine you are living in a place. The bar is a prefect place for the best chicken Caesar
Salad and a chilled bottle of wine. I also tried the salmon with asparagus, it was cooked to perfection. Breakfast was the best in my 18 days in Spain. Very fresh with lots of wonderful selections. I was treated like a Queen at the Palace.

Room Tip: No bad rooms. Walked to Opera house and caught the Hop and hop off bus.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We loved this hotel. Walkable to many things in the city. Hotel was clean, food was good, service was exceptional! 20 minutes from the airport. Can walk to many restaurants. We loved Barcelona. Don't forget to go to Sagrada Familia.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

This hotel is great. The staff is friendly, accommodating and speak several languages. The entire hotel is striking. The rooms are large and very comfortable. They have a great bar/lounge area in the basement with live music on certain days, which is worth a trip. They also have a restaurant in the hotel which you must check out for their signature desert called Explosion something (can't recall the exact name). It's amazing and probably the most unique desert you will ever have. Definitely worth a try, although I would not recommend it for the food itself, which was just OK in my opinion. I will definitely stay at this hotel again when I am in Barcelona.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

From the beautiful lobby to the spacious rooms, this place exudes class. The entire atmosphere is really lovely. Somehow they have managed to maintain the old world regal nature of the hotel without the stuffiness.
Breakfast is served in a lovely light airy room that opens to the outside. Service is excellent.

I cannot say enough about the concierge staff. We interacted with three off them who were always helpful and charming. Alexis in particular was extremely helpful. Unfortunately my husband's wallet was stolen on the subway by a skilled pickpocket. Alexis helped us contact our credit card companies etc. and showed genuine concern for our situation.

If you are going to Barcelona, this is really a great hotel in which to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

It was our first trip to Barcelona. Our agent at worldview travel recommended El Palace hotel to us. We stayed in the hotel for a week in July.
The hotel is near the shopping district. We arrived at the hotel around noon and had to wait for our room. As we waited in the hotel lounge, we were greeted by the hotel manager, Celine. We were offered drinks on the house. She was able to get us to our room earlier than the usual check in time and personally walked us to our room.
The room was standard in size. But the bathroom is spacious with plenty of storage. The fresh stargazer lilly was a special touch. It lasted a few days and was later replaced by carnations.
There was a pillow menu for us to choose from. The toiletries are by L'Occitaine, a personal favorite. The supply was ample and was replenished daily. We need not ask for more ;)
Room service was so so. Nothing special, no added special treatments. One time, they were so busy that a restaurant server had to bring our food to us. He didn't seem happy about it. There was no room for tips on the bill so we gave cash tips.
The breakfast room is grand! Selection was diverse and in very good quality. I suggest to go down for breakfast and skip the room service. The choices for the breakfast room service is limited if you are on the breakfast plan.
We were provided a bottle of water in our room daily. Had a box of Lindt chocolates (a few truffles) left for us the first night. This was aside from the daily chocolate treats on our pillows at turn down.
Celine surprised our son with gifts! This just made our son's week and he will remember our stay in El Palace even more ;)
Thank you, El Palace for this fabulous experience. You are worthy of the name!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

What an impressive experience we had for the second time in this magnificent property. The service and the place show to every guest an incredible atmosphere that will make you feel a truly experience in Barcelona. Let you guided by the guest relation, the concierge and especially Katharina who will prepare all you need during your stay, they know perfectly what you want and will make you feel at home at any moment. Thank you very much El Palace Hotel and see you for an other memorable stay soon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £214 - £386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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