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!!! :)
- 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