We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pricey but nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Palace Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Save
You added El Palace Hotel to your Saves list
El Palace Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
Package Deal
Ranked #7 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
chicago
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pricey but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had a room for 3 (I guess considered a suite) and the bathrooms were great. Great shower and spacious. The room was good-nothing spectacular for the price though. The staff was helpful and courteous but the hotel had a stuffy feel--just a throw back in time and very formal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

972 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    727
    166
    43
    23
    13
See reviews for
185
524
26
62
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (142)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Moscow
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I ve picked the hotel for high tripadvisor ranting and reasonable price for 5 star facility. Loved it completely. Service by every staff member is extraordinary. You actually get more care than you expect. Rooms are spacious and nicely furnished, bathroom is big and has both a bath and a shower. Bathroom supplies are by my favorite l'occitan. Breakfast is variable and delicious ( nice selection of juices and champagne).Hotel has 1 Michelin star restaurant we had no chance to visit, but this is something I will do during next trip to Barcelona. Key places of interest and shopping area are walking distance. Hotel is 100% recommendable and I will definitely come back. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Visit a small club on the ground floor for cocktails and great live music
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Very good members of staffs. Room service was good. but there was no Tea or coffee in the room so I had to buy my own tea and milk but room service provided us with a kettle and cups.
front desk staffs were very good and help full. The location is not too close to central but walking distance to ramble. we were able to walk to most of the restaurants and other places.
we had a very nice time in Barcelona.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter"
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westlake Village, CA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Barcelona is full of new world hotels, but El Palace is old world - wonderful and sophisticated as well as nicely located. The rooms are very comfortable and very nicely appointed with exemplary amenities.

The biggest negative - we did not care for the fine dining restaurant - elegant, but a bit stuffy and we felt the food neither measured up nor represented Barcelona - a little too nouvelle / too much French influence. The biggest positive - special thanks to Katarina of the concierge staff who is charming, and went way out of her way to give us individual attention in providing guidance and assistance - simply great.

Room Tip: A higher floor will afford a nicer view of whatever part of BArcelona it faces.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NYC
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed for four nights in October 2012 , arrived early after a flight from NY, and were immediately shown our room.   What a nice bonus! The buffet breakfast, served in a beautiful atrium ,  was varied and delicious.  Convenient location, with friendly English speaking staff. Loved  the hotel lounge, and the jazz bar downstairs.   They were switching internet providers during our stay so guests had complimentary access for a few days. Room was comfortable. Concierge had good restaurant suggestions. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adelaide
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel has a great old world ambience about it from the minute you check in. We stayed in a suite and found the accomodation clean, modern and roomy. The location of the hotel is central without being too close to La Rambla. We were able to walk to most restrauants and bars that we visited. I can't speak too highly about the service and recommendations provided by all the concierges who attended to us. They really made exploring and enjoying the city a breeze. Although the hotel does'nt have a pool the beautiful breakfast atrium makes up for it, a great way to start the day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Arhus, Denmark
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel has a very nice location close to the fine shopping in a nice neighbourhood. I had bad experience on the booking. I emailed the hotel through a webform on their homepage and did not get a response the next day so in the afternoon I had to call them for the quote. I asked for other services and I also had to follow up on these over the following days.

But the hotel was fine. Slow elevators, but the exercise was good for me. We were upgraded free, a nice gesture and got a nice room. We had to move the following day as our bathroom leaked to the floor below.

The restaurant is one of the top restaurants in the city with a Guide Michelin star and was a great experience. The breakfast is also very, very good but also very expensive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to El Palace Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Palace Hotel

Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#7 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#13 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, LHW, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Splendia, Travelocity, Agoda, Despegar.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Jetsetter and Tingo so you can book your El Palace Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Palace Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Palace Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.