We spent 3 nights at El Palace. In its previous life it was The Ritz and taxi drivers still refer to it as that. The hotel is very luxurious and service was superb as was the breakfast though at Euro28 a head it's is not cheap. You can get a good quality breakfast or snack at the cafe opposite.
The rooms are very well equipped and the bathrooms great, especially the walk in shower. There is building work opposite but you don't hear it with the windows closed. All rooms have air conditioning.
It is one street off the Passieg se Gracia which did feel like a street too far when walking back from La Ramblas late at night but the area felt safe.
A couple of niggles: there was a bare earth wire attached to one of the wall lights in the room and they didn't fix one of the lights in the bathroom but as there were about a dozen more it did not make a big difference.
No pool unlike many of the hotels in Barcelona but we spent so much time sightseeing we probably would not have had time to use one.
Would heartily recommend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Palace Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia