After staying at two other supposedly 5 Star hotels on my trip one being a new hotel and one modern I decided to go with something traditional and it worked. I was doing this part of my trip alone so I wanted to feel safe and I did. From entering the hotel to the day I left I was treated like a queen (albeit was August and not very busy, Barcelona residents leave town in August). The concierge team were my saving grace can't thank them enough. The maids were like little fairies, so quiet and discreet. The rooms were lovely although one complaint I had was the location of the TV it was on the side not in front of the bed but this is minor and only my personal preference.
I was on the top floor and did hear the train but it was pretty distant and I got used to it after one night. Not sure how noisy it would be on the first floor? I did like the Gothic, Born area of the cIty for its bars and narrow streets but I heard that this was sometimes a little unsafe.
I must also commend the beautiful lady who greeted me as I arrived and was constantly 'there'. She was so gracious and professional I think her name was Christine but I may be wrong anyway she was the best.
All in all a truly 5 or 6 star experience, very rare in this day and age even at the most expensive hotels. Well worth it!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Palace Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia