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“Wonderful hotel in a great location”
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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #10 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful hotel in a great location”
Reviewed 29 September 2010

This hotel is definitely worth a visit. The room was lovely (large double with roman bath) and the main hotel areas are also quite grand and very elegant. This is not a contemporary hotel (our usual choice), but was a very nice change and had all the modern comforts, but with a touch of old class.
My only gripe about the hotel was the bar / waiting staff in the main lounge. We waited quite a while to order a drink and in the end gave up as we were ignored until we moved seats. The drinks were also very expensive, and are way above even top London prices. I would recommend this hotel, but find a nearby bar for drinks.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

We stayed at the Palace from Sept. 8-12. Fantastic. Amazing buffet breakfast with meats, eggs, cereal, yogurt, fruits, and of course sparkling wine. (28 Euro per person). Staff was friendly and prompt. The room was great. Very comfortable bed. The Roman bath was a really fun twist. Location is close to shopping, great restaurants and a short walk to Las Ramblas. This was our 4th trip to Barcelona and we would deffinately go back to the Palace. It truely is beautiful and a top notch hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

We had a great stay! Our request for adjoining rooms on a high floor were provided without a fuss. The weather was very hot during our stay and the AC worked well. The rooms were spacious and clean. The service and quality of appointments were synonomous with other "Leading Hotels of the World." The breakfast buffet had a wide selection of offerings; the champagne mimosa was especially delicious. Rather than using the expresso machine, I recommend you ask for fresh coffee with hot milk.

The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the Gaudi houses and Catalunya Plaza. High speed internet is free using an ethernet provided cable. The flat screen TV is behind the mirror and there are rain fall showers, separate tubs, and sound proofed walls. Ask for a balcony room on the bloulevard side and in the distance, you can see the spires of La Sagrada de Familia.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

We stayed for 4 nights at this hotel. Hospitable staffs and their sophisticated services supported our pleasant stays.
Especially, hotel concierge arranged our tickets for flamenco show very speedy and precisely under our request.
If we stayed in Barcelona next time, we would choose this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

The hotel is situated in a beautiful building, the public areas are lovely (beautiful flower arrangements!), and our room was very comfortable, with very good beds and a very good bathroom. The recent renovation of the hotel has been very well thought out, with great details. But the best of all was the attitude of the staff, who all tried sincerely to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, We certainly will be visiting Hotel El Palace again!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2010

On my first visit in a few years, I found the former Ritz in great shape after an almost completed and superb renovation.

The location is close to all the major sites but away from the crowds of the Ramblas. As other reviewers have noted, you can sometimes feel that the underground is passing under the hotel but this was not a major issue.

The rooms are large, luxurious and very nicely refurbished. The bathroom with Roman bath (and a large separate rain shower) is one of my favourites anywhere.

The public areas have been refreshed, and lunch next to the hall bar was very good. The other bar will open only in a few months.

Breakfast is a 5-star buffet served in a beautiful covered garden and an experience not to be missed (unusually good service).

The Palace is definitely the best option in Barcelona (I checked out the new Mandarin Oriental for a drink in the garden, and I was shocked by the poor service). With a good fitness / spa / pool, the Palace could be among the best European city hotels.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

This is a great hotel and will make all the difference to your stay in Barcelona. The style is Old World opulence but with all the modern amenities. The staff were all very helpful. Nothing even slightly negative to say. Have at least one drink at the bar and breakfast out on the patio.

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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#9 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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