This hotel is good, but it's not amazing. It does have a nice little terrace on the roof, which was the reason we chose to stay here, but the claims of a swimming pool are a tad misleading. It's more a plunge pool, which is very welcome after a little time in the sun. There was no bar upstairs though, so to get a drink you had to go from the 8th floor to the bar on the ground floor.
The room we were in was large, but very sparsely decorated. However it seemed that was being remedied as someone came in and out up a mirror on the last day we were here.
One big complaint that we had was that there was a safe in our room but when we asked for the key we were told that they didn't have it, they offered to keep things in the safe at reception for us, but it seemed more inconvenient to us to have to go to the front desk every time we wanted to get iPads or cameras, so most if the time we just carried everything with us.
Service was hit and miss. there was a lovely guy who was very helpful, but most of the time it was very curt and to the point.
Before we booked we saw a lot of reviews saying more like a 4 star. I would say not. It's definitely a 3 star hotel, but that's not a bad thing, and it's a good 3 star hotel.
The location is good by the way, your a way back from the center of Barcelona, but there is still quite a lot going on, the local streets are packed full of great restaurants and bars which serve a lot better food at cheaper prices than you'll get in the center. I heartily recommend Brunch and Cake, which is about a 15 minute walk down Enric Granados. Best food I had while here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for an elegant, central and modern hotel for your business trips or relaxing getaways? Hotel Astoria, a classic among the hotels in Barcelona, is one of the best the city has to offer. It is a three-star hotel located just a few metres from Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia offering first-class service.The hotel is located in a building in Barcelona's Eixample district, with architecture typical of the beginning of the 20th century. Among its distinguishing marks, the frescoes, Art-Nouveau busts and fine Lalique crystal are of special note. The walls are decorated with interesting Art-Nouveau posters.Hotel Astoria has a terrace and an outdoor swimming pool, function rooms, a restaurant and a museum dedicated to Catalan illustrator Ricard Opisso.Facilities114 guest rooms: 25 single rooms, 48 double rooms and 41 Superior roomsAstor RestaurantBreakfast buffet24-hour room service and mini-barBusiness centreWi-Fi in all areasFunction rooms and spaces for events: Astor room, París room and the terrace-swimming pool area, located on the hotel's rooftop, and the Astor RestaurantGym and saunaOutdoor swimming pool and solariumOpisso MuseumLaundry and ironing serviceSmall dogs allowed ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
- Hotel Astoria Barcelona