I will start my review on a positive note...location-fantastic, mint tea-great. Did I mention that the location was great? I thought I was staying in Barcelona, but my PTSD said I was trapped in a Vegas hotel. We had cigarette smoke enter our room >85% of our stay through the A/C unit. This made having a good night's rest a challenge. At least we had windows that actually worked. I was also disturbed by the practice of turning our key into the front desk every time you leave the hotel. No one and I do mean no one, ever asked us for ID to verify if we were the current occupants of the room. I'm just saying...we weren't in Kansas anymore. The only saving grace for this hotel...LOCATION!!
- 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