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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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“More than expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Me and my husband Hans weren't really expecting that this place would be very bad, but we didn't expect it being this good! Cute staff, very friendly and helpful.

Would very much like to recommend it.

Karl-Friedrich

P.S heterofriendly ;)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your stay in Hotel España with other visitors.
Thank you very much for your very nice comments. They help us to continue improving our services and facilities and it is highly rewarding to know that our staff was charm and helpful. We work very hard for our guest's satisfaction.

Looking forward to welcoming you very soon in Hotel España. Cordially yours.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

The hotel itself is lovely. Old and beautiful building with modernised rooms. The location is great, and ideal. Just 150m down a street right off the middle of La Rambla. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They do their best to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. I was grateful for that esp. since my wife wasnt well. The stay itself is enjoyable and pleasant. I was happy we stayed there but I won't stay there again. I would still recommend that you stay there and make up your own mind.

A few frustrations :
Phone system wouldn't work and could never get an outside call. Despite several attempts by the hotel staff.
The TV system needs a small degree to figure out . And there are only a couple news channels in English.
The breakfast was very poor value for money, quite bare and only till 10.30 inc weekends and was very mercenary in that everything is cleared away at exactly 10.30 regardless if you're finised or not. If you want cooked eggs, it's extra 3€ !!!!
Bathroom amenities only enough for one person and no thought given that more should be places for two people. So each day we had to ask for extra amenities.
Wifi passes were a pain to get and use.

If the location and ambience wasn't so great along with the helpfulness of the staff I would put it as average all round but the hotel does have so positive aspects .

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
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 your 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 made you enjoy.

As per your comments, we take good note of all of them to improve our services.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future, we remain at your disposal for any further assistance. Yours cordially,
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Stayed at the Hotel Espanya in September 2012 for our honeymoon for 4 days (in between travels). Hotel was very nice and off the main strip of La Rambla. I loved that the subway stop was a few feet away from our hotel. The staff were pleasant and nice and the Hotel was very modern and beautiful. The first room they placed us in was very tiny and smelt like a swimming pool . Since we had 2 big luggages the room was not going to do for us since there would be no room to move around. We mentioned this to the bell boy and he went the extra mile for us and put my husband and I in a nicer room that was more cozy and roomy for the 2 of us (always remember you are in Europe and the rooms are not going to be very big to begin with). The rooftop pool was very small as well but made due for sun lounging and a quick dip. The bar staff at night on the rooftop were very nice and spoke decent English. The lobby staff were very helpful and provided a map of the area and recommended things to do. The restaurants in the area were way over priced and the food was ok. I would recommend dining else where. Overall, great experience, great location and beautiful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for sharing your experience with us.

We are very pleased to hear your received a good service from our staff. 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. Cordially yours.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Really nice hotel,even though the street it's on looks quite shabby, very luxurious and comfortable rooms. Amazing showers, like showering in the rainforest! Rooftop bar was nice in the evenings but the pool was very small (hardly a pool really) and the hot tub was cold. But it was nice for sunbathing and we spent most of our time in the city anyway. Staff were very helpful and could recommend and book restaurants for us. Internet was free and easy to use.

Location was fantastic, right in the middle of Las Ramblas and close to La Bouqueria market which is amazing. Would stay here again and recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

  • Stayed September 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
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
First of all I would like to thank you for choosing Hotel España for your stay in Barcelona. We thank you also for your very nice comments.

It is very rewarding to hear that your received a good service from our staff. We work very hard for our guests satisfaction and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España this year! Kind regards.
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Modern-design rooms laid out in interior of a historic modernista building. The angular design may come off as a bit cold, but everything was functional and clean. Some noise from people next door. Location on a pedestrian-only street is perfect for access to the Rambla, Barri Gothic, and nearby subway for places further a field.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona.

It is very rewarding to know that at our facilities and staff fulfilled your expectations.

I take good note of your comments. About the wifi, I would like to clarify that there is free wifi in all public areas in the hotel and in the room if your reservation is done throuht our web.


I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at Hotel España in a very near future. Cordially yours.
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Indore, India
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My friend an i stayed at hotel Espana as it was right next to the L Rambla street. The hotel has comfortable and spacious rooms. The staff is helpful. The hotel has a pool on the terrace with a bar which nice place to relax if you don't feel like going out.

It has all the modern facility. we had a room with balcony overlooking the pedestrian street. there are a few rest and eateries near the hotel at walking distance which are clean and nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
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 and that our facilities fulfilled your expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in a very near future to enjoy our beuatiful terrace and bar! Yours cordially,
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Espana for 5 nights in May 2012. We chose it because it was just off La Rambla, and close to the waterfront. The rooms were clean and spacious, the front desk staff helpful. We had a medical emergency while there, and the concierge had a doctor in our room (on a Sunday afternoon!) within 15 minutes.

The approach to the hotel from La Rambla was a bit sketchy, down what looked to be an alleyway, but the area was very nice overall. We ended up finding La Rambla to be too crowded to enjoy, but the walk to the Gothic area was short and pleasant, and this is where we spent most of our visit.

Overall, a great hotel in an excellent location for exploring much of Barcelona on foot.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing Hotel España for your stay in Barcelona and for you nice comments about us.

It is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy and that the staff was helpful and charm.

We work very hard for our guest's satisfaction and We higly appreciate ´that you share your opinion with us and other visitors.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España very soon. Cordially yours.
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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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#61 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#85 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Espana 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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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