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“A+++++”
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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #7 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 6, 2011

We stayed at this hotel in July 2011 and it was great, the rooms were lovely and the breakfasts are terrific. The ambience was elegant and its decoration reminds the Hermitage Hotel in Montecarlo
The staff could not be more helpful, especially Michael & Norman. We don’t need our hand holding and a perfect service all the time, but every employee gave it to us in this hotel.
Our only slight problem was that our final day. It took two pone calls and 15mins to get ice.

But anyway that’s a really 5 stars hotel.
A+++++

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

I have stayed at many 5 star hotels around the world. All modern and fancy and great service. This hotel is the old Ritz! Renovated. But still in keeping with the period furniture and brass railing on the stairs. The large swag drapes. Opulence from the 15-15th century with guilded furniture. If you like that, then this is the place for you. The staff was fabulous. And let me tell you I am fussy. We were served comp. champagne when we arrinved. Exactly what I needed! We I can keep going but no need. You get the idea.
Oh its close to everything. High end shopping and the Ramblas, which is a fantastic shopping, eating, enterntainment marquise of Barcelona. A must see.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

We enjoyed our stay in El Palace a lot. Room was neat and quite spacious. The location superb. Just couple of blocks from Catalunia square, Rambla and Pacei dei Gracia. The service was very good. Michelin star restaurant - outstanding food and good vine selection. The only thing which we didin't like - the metro beneath. You could feel the trains passing by, despite the fact that we were on the 4th floor. It was not bad, but for such a hotel it was a minus. Part from that - everything was perfect and we will gladly stay there once again.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

My wife, son, and I stayed here after our cruise for a few days. It is a beautiful hotel with a very nice staff. I liked that there were good restaurants nearby. We had a junior suite and it was very nice. Be sure to check the bar out downstairs, it is very cool with all the woodwork and just a neat setting. We were here on a Sunday and had the brunch at the hotel restaurant which is in an outdoor courtyard. It is beautiful the way they have it set up. Before our cruise, we stayed at Le Meridien near La Ramblas, and it was nice but much more expensive and I thought El Palace had more class.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I chose this hotel based on reviews on TripAdvisor - I was not disappointed and most of the reviews were accurate. I did not give the hotel 5 stars because of 2 things - the constant (but not too loud) noise from the underground Metro line, and the way that wireless internet is handled. If you want "free WiFi" - you have to go down to the hall or business center (which are very beautiful and comfortable), then ask the front desk for a "code" which allows you to use the WiFi for 1 hr - then if you need more time, you must go back to the counter and ask for another one. For a hotel of this caliber, they should understand that their guests want absolute comfort, privacy and convenience without being "nickled and dimed". If you want to stay in your room - no problem, it's just an extra 15 Euro/day for WiFi.
Those are my only (small) complaints. The hotel is beautiful, the location is great - most of the sightseeing is easily within walking distance. The staff was outstanding and very pleasant.
I would recommend this hotel to couples, families and singles for short stays in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

Everything about El Palace is 5 star. What makes it stand out from other similar hotels is the level of service and the staff who seem genuinely happy to have you as their guests. While unquestionably elegant and luxurious, the ambience and warmth in this former Ritz hotel is more that of a boutique establishment We were personally welcomed and later farewelled by the guest manager who was keen to have feedback on our 3 night stay. The recently opened Mayan Spa is amazing, and VIP treatment is assuredl. Of course we'll return!

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Large rooms and bathrooms. Very clean. Great service. Turn down service with dark chocolates every night was a plus for me!

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#7 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $273 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — El Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 125
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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