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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #8 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Needless to say: this hotel looks amazing! The service goes with the looks - I found it exceptional. For me the style of the hotel is a bit too fancy as I like modern architecture but I admit that the harmony is perfect (even if the spa does not go with the interior of the hotel). Barcelona is a fascinating city, I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

PERFECT LOCATION - 10-15 minutes by feet from every touristic point in Barcelona (passeig de gracia, barrio ghotico, ramblas, marina) 20min by feet from Sagrada familia, subway close to the hotel
5 STARS HOTEL - no doubt. It is actually the former Ritz hotel totally restored in 2008. The prices remain however (surprisingly) very reasonable. Very good surprise.
Restaurant / Breakfast : very good and reasonable prices given the quality
All the staff is very gentle and dedicated to the clients
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

From personal experience, this hotel should be ranked as one the top three hotels in Barcelona. Once u put a foot there, u can see, sense and smell the touches of luxury and dedication. If u like classic design, then this is definitely the place to go, u can see it from the reception through the lobby, bar, terrace all the way to their incredible rooms. the service is outstanding, we arrive a few hours before our check-in time, and since the room was ready, we went to bar for a couple of drinks, then we were surprised by the hotels manager greeting us and apologizing for nothing they've done wrong, and putting our drinks on the house for three two days "Unbelievable". The room service is very fast and the food is extraordinary. and they have L'occitane products in the bathrooms. Highly recommended!!! cant wait to go back..

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

Hotel El Palace is in a perfect location - two blocks from the Passeig de Gracia, and within walking distance of the Barri Gotic and the center of historic Barcelona. The public rooms are in a grand style from the turn of the 20th century, but the rooms are very comfortable and modern, with beautiful bath/dressing rooms - double sinks, separate rain shower stall and separate bathtub, and a private toilet. Service was excellent and very friendly.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

The first mention should go to the excellent staff, very attentive, knowledgeable, kind and truely interested in making your stay perfect. Had a great room on the second floor with a balcony over looking the side street, Large room, fun TV in the 'mirror', no noise slept soundly. Breakfast is good although the over head heaters very hot and asked to be seated away from them. The toaster provided was inadequate and took an age to toast the bread!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

A 5 star hotel with personal service, you feel very welcome from the moment you enter this impressive building. During the renovations every thing has been refurbished high class and high expense; every single details has been thought of (even the wonderful smell).

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel with old world style and new world service. The breakfast area was in a beautiful atrium with outdoor seating available. The staff was very helpful. We also stayed there because we were told they had a remodeled gym in the hotel. It is a small, workout room and it may have been remodeled, but it only consists of two treadmills, two bikes and a small bright green bench. We affectionately called it a "Barbie workout room." We would definitely stay here again. It is so convenient to everything you would want to do in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about El Palace Hotel

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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $259 - $523 (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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