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Hotel Espana
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #55 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Perfect hotel at perfect price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Though the reviews were good, we still weren't sure what to expect because of it was so cost-effective. We were delighted with the hotel--lovely room with a spa aesthetic, good location on relatively quiet street off of Las Ramblas.

  • Stayed December 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
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you very much for your nice comments.
It is very rewarding to know that you have enjoyed your stay in Hotel España and that the hotel facilities have fulfilled your expectations.
I am also sure that your review will help other travelers to choose hotel España. It worth it!

I look forward to welcoming you very soon. Cordially yours.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

nice nice nice, just too bad the restaurant was supposed too be fully booked when it did not seem like that. roomservice on the other had was also really good!
very good place on the ramblas
beautiful old building and modern rooms, good beds.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and other visitors.

I take good note about your opinion on our restaurant, but I suppose there must be have been a missunderstanding at some point. The restauramt offers high quality food and good service, around 26 € per person, and it is very well appreciated for our guests. It worth it!

I hope to welcome you in a very near future and I hope you give us a new opportunity to make you enjoy with our restaurant offer. Cordially yours.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is the second tiome we have stayed here; it is a perfect location just off Ramblas. Easy access to all the sites and Playa Catalunya buses. Nice team who are always very helpful. Great bar staff, pour a very good G or V & Tonic and reasonably priced. Rooms are small but have everything you need ipod dock, good wifi, good interactive TV service with good range of movies in all languages.

  • Stayed November 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
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you very much for your nice comments. It is very rewarding to know that Hotel España and the staff fullfills your expectations. Your recommendation is very much appeciated.

I hope to welcome you personally in your third stay! Kind regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We recently stayed at the Hotel Espana in Barcelona. The hotel is beautiful, the architecture exquisite. Very handy for La Rambla. Staff are very accommodating, we loved the rooftop bar on a balmy evening.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for sharing your experience.

We are very pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay with us and received a good service from our staff. We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guests and it is very rewarding to know we enhanced your stay in Barcelona.
Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My boy-friend surprised me to a trip to Barcelona, as a Christmas present. We left on December 26th 2011. We arrived at the hotel with ease, as the airport we flew into was very close. Automatically the entrance was very impressive. Despite us being English, and knowing minimal Spanish, all staff members were extremely helpful and pleasant. The hotel is just off Las Ramblas, so we were in the action, but just off it. The room was gorgeous, extremely clean, comfortable and well special. We spent 4 days there, and I could have stayed a lifetime.
This hotel is a very safe option, I know full well it will never disappoint. So please have the best time in Barcelona, like we did, and stay here.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for sharing your experience with us and other visitors. Your nice comments are really appreciated!

We are very pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay with us and received a good service from our staff. We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guests and it is very rewarding to know that your enjoyed your stay in Barcelona.

We look forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in a very near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We've just come back from a wonderful stay in Barcelona, where our focus was on moderniste architecture. Hotel Espana is a gem - a 1900 masterpiece- brought into the 21st century. As well, the tasting menu in their restaurant Fonda Espana, which featured seasonal mushrooms of all sorts, was superb. Great location for walking access to all sorts of great sites and also the metro to go further afield (Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell...)

  • Stayed November 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
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 29, 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. Yours cordially,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We chose Hotel Espana for a four night stay in Barcelona and we were not disappointed. The hotel is in a lovely historic building with many beautiful features. The location is excellent if you want access to the Gothic Quarter as it is just across the Ramblas and you can wander the old streets looking for that special place to eat or browse the unique shops. Although we arrived on an early flight so were a good three hours before the check in time the room was ready and we had time to freshen up before exploring the area. Check in was by Andrea who was friendly and efficient and we immediately felt at home. She gave us some ideas of where to go and nothing was too much trouble. The room was on the top floor and had modern facilities including a cubicle with both rain shower and fancy handset (no bath) and dual basins. There was adequate storage and a very comfortable bed. We found the room to be well insulated from any outside noise. If you want to have breakfast in the hotel there are three choices, a full breakfast in the lovely restaurant, an economical drink and pastries in the bar or it can be taken in your room. Alternatively there are many cafes around or you can provide for yourself from the mini markets opposite the hotel. We would definitely return to this lovely hotel which is a credit to the management

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  • Stayed November 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
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 30, 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 that you received a good service from our staff and that the facilities of the hotel fulfilled your expectations. 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 I thank you once again for your nice comments. Yours cordially,
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Address: Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#41 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#64 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#86 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Espana 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 Star Superior Hotel España 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 Lluís Domènech 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 Martín Berasategui. ... more   less 
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