Our family stayed at Hotel Espana in late July. We had 2 rooms, which although quite small were clean, uber modern and well appointed (although to be fair, one of the rooms was a bit larger than the other). The smaller room had high cielings which helped make the room feel larger and windows that opened to the street. The showers were wonderful and likely the highlight of the room. A nice touch was the complimentary mint foot cream. The door staff was very friendly as was the housekeeper. The frontdesk staff was efficient and fine, if not the warmest bunch. The hotel is lovely- a great mix of history and modern art/convenience. We asked the gentleman at the front desk upon checkout regarding the history of the property- he told us we could purchase a book for 6 Euro or look it up online (not too helpful, unfortunately). We did not eat at the hotel, although the menu looked tempting (we also asked about recommendations for restaurants in the area- they recommended their own restaurant but did not give us too much info on other restaurant recommendations). The rooftop terrace is nice, but we only stopped in and did not spend any time there. Note if you are arriving by taxi or driving yourself- our taxi driver did not know how to get us to our hotel. If you arrive at certain hours, the alley is open to vehicles, if you arrive after those hours, there is a perpindicular street which can be taken and takes you right to the Hotel's front door (c/a d'hospital, maybe? not sure of the correct name). We took our rental car right to the front door, no problem. I would however, be careful when walking down that particular side street (not the one the hotel is located on, the street you can drive on), especially at night.
The hotel is located just a few feet from Las Ramblas, and everything you would like to experience there (La Boqueria, Placa Catalunya, the theater, the metro, etc) and a short walk to many other spots (Placa Espana, Placa del Pi, the Basilca, Santa Maria, shopping, the waterfront, etc).
We would absolutely return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Espana Barcelona, Catalonia