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“Executive Treatment!”
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Hotel Espana
Ranked #101 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 December 2012

My friend and I booked to stay here on the threat of another friend that if we did not, she would disown us! And my goodness, thank-you friend for the fantastic recommendation!!
Upon entering the foyer, we knew we were somewhere special. It was flawlessly decorated and styled; modern and impressive. We were greeted by the news that we had been upgraded to an Executive room (from a deluxe)!!
The room was beautiful and the TV was on playing melodic music and greeting me personally (yes, I know it is all computerised, but it is the extra mile details that make a hotel stay priceless!). We had a terrace (you may call it a balcony, but it was spacious and sleek, so a terrace to us). The executive room had a coffee machine (Nespresso, I believe), which my friend assures me was the best! The Rituals bathroom toiletries were divine and smelt amazing. Slightly wierd using a toilet with a partially frosted glass door, but that was within the bathroom itself (and another door) so all is good. The bed was oh so comfortable and air conditioning worked wonderfully (being quite warm in Barcelona).
Now, this hotel is more expensive than your budget hotels, but it is located perfectly in Barcelona. About a 2 minute walk to Las Ramblas and the metro and within walking distance of a lot of other sights.
The hotel's bars and restaurants are fantastic. Food is pricey, but delicious and plentiful. The service is fantastic. Drinks were actually quite cheap (compared to Australia) and abundant - I called them my Gin and Tonic "Fishbowls".
If you are looking for a nice hotel in the heart of Barcelona, you cannot go past Hotel Espana, otherwise I will disown you!!! :)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2013

First of all we thank you for choosing Hotel España for your stay in our city and for your very nice words to us.

We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future. Cordially yours,

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Great location in the middle of all activity. Front desk staff was excellent. Room was fantastic and sparkly clean. We had executive room with balcony overlooking the city. It was well worth the extra price but still great value. Walking distance to many of the best known sites.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SalesPro75207
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2012

First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for letting us know about your experience with us.
We are very pleased to hear your received a good service from our staff and that the hotel facilities fulfilled your expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future. Our best wishes for the New Year!

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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Very beautiful and very clean Hotel . All the people that worked there were very kind and very helpful .
The Place of the hotel was the best , it was almost in the center of Barcelona and you could go everywhere just by taking the metro or bus or you can go in Catalunya square and take bus , metro , everything and go everywhere ..
I loved my stay there ..
I will stay again .

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank RenaLiti
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2012

First of all we thank you for choosing Hotel España for your stay in our city and for you nice words to us.
We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future. Best wishes for the New Year!

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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Me and my wife spent 5 days at Espana hotel. We stayed at a Delux room. Big room (compared to what you typically get in Europe hotels). Very nice, all looks new, modern clean style, comfortable bad, very nice bath room. What you see in the web site is what you get. Location is great, just behind the opera house in the Ramblas (on the Liceu metro station). Breakfast is very good (again, compared to what you typically get in Europe hotels). Staff is friendly and helpful. And finally, the price is fair.

The only small complain I have is that you need to get from the reception a new access code for the WiFi every day (I have seen it also in other places in Europe, I don't understand why it works this way)

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Gidi B
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2012

Thank you very much for your nice comments and for sharing your experience in Hotel España with other visitors.
We take your comments into consideration and we thank you once again for your honest opinion.
We hope to welcome you very soon in Hotel España. Best wishes for the New Year!

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Reviewed 21 December 2012

I recently went to Barcelona to attend a ballet performance at the Liceu Theatre. I chose this hotel for it´s location right behind the theatre and just off the Ramblas. In this sense it was perfect . It isn´t expensive compared to other hotels in Barcelona in the same category. Unfortunately this area tends to be noisy .
The concierge was polite but definitely not pleasant. The room was extremely small but modern, clean and comfortable. In the bathroom there was a night light in the floor which was way too strong and there was no way of switching it off. This was very annoying since the bathroom door is glass and there was no way of keeping the room dark at night.
The breakfast seemed expensive so we opted for a café on the Ramblas that serves wonderful croissant.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2012

First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us.
I take into consideration your comments and I hope to see you very soon. Happy Christmas!

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Reviewed 14 December 2012

Very beautiful hotel - lovely old features. Rooms nicely designed although somewhat dark - very nice large sofa. Bathrooms very designer and nice large shower. The breakfast is somewhat sparse - 3 very small trays of fruit and you can order eggs if you require. Ham curling up at edges - but bread was very nice. Coffee not up to much and a bit do it yourself - ish. Wasnt overly impressed as bar staff were very obliging when we were in there and the prices for drinks in the bar were very reasonable
It is very close to the Ramblas and when you come out of the hotel dont turn left or you will end up in a very dodgy red light district - prostitutes wearing thigh length boots in th middle of the afternoon! When we came home late one evening 2 of them attached themselves to my colleague - take care also with your wallets and bags - as always near the Ramblas

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank WeekendGuest
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write us to share your experience at Hotel España.
We are making some changes on our breakfast offer, and We will pay attention to your comment about it.

We hope to welcome you again at Hotel España in the near future. Cordially yours.

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Close to the Ramblas just 100 mtr away, wonderfull 19 cent builduing with modern touch , very friendly people , nice breakfast, nice design rooms with a vieuw .
Nice roof terras , and the bar downstairs is worth a visit as well, not cheap , bud for sure worth is price

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2012

First of all we thank you for choosing Hotel España for your stay in our city and for you nice and honest words to us.

We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future. Yours cordially.

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Address: Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#78 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#118 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £91 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Espana 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 Star Superior Hotel Espana is located in the heart of Barcelona's historic centre, adjacent to La Rambla, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Gothic Quarter. Opened in 1859, it was later renovated by the celebrated modernist architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The hotel has always been considered a little gem of Barcelona modernism. Completely renovated in 2010, it combines modern interior design with the classicism of a nineteenth century building. The hotel's restaurant service is under the management of the chef Martin Berasategui. ... more   less 
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