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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #6 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights while exploring Barcelona. The location is supurb and the room was clean. Restaurants were excellent. Nearly everything in the historic quarter of Barcelona is within walking distance.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brandon0072
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai
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92 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

The palatial El Palace is gorgeous with the most well done lobby ever! The location is just a 8 minute walk from the busy Plaza Catalunaya, where all the action is. The hotel comes to life with the excellent staff which was very warm and helpful each time we asked for assistance… Special mention to the ever smiling door man and the superb Concierge :). The room are luxurious with all the basic amenities in it. Loved the tv frame on top of the fire place which when not in use looked like a ornate mirror and when switched on turned into a tv :). Also the bathrooms were perfect with all the L’Occitane toiletries. The breakfast was served in a lovely veranda kind of a place with a solid canopy covering it.. and wow!! what a delectable spread… the waffles are one of the best we have ever had, as were the mini burgers and the cappuccinos! Roofing a Michelin Star restaurant does surely show its charm on the breakfast table. The hostesses were friendly and greeted us each morning with genuine warmth. All in all enjoyed the morning breakfast a lot! The free wifi is a blessing but was a hit and miss in the room… sometimes the connection was perfect, sometimes bleak. We had a front facing room on the 1st floor but were never disturbed by any street noise at any point of time. Taxis were freely available at anytime from the hotel entrance… The Leading Hotel of the World most defiantly showed its charm…We loved the old world charm and we shall be back for sure!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Old world opulence with all the trimmings of today's modern world. Impeccable service from top management to porter, large rooms with decor fit for a palace. Location was perfectly placed, and very convenient for shopping or exploring. I'm thrilled we chose to end our 2 week Spain adventure here for 3 nights.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AW-JL11
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Newcastle
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79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great hotel very central to the shops and centre of Barcelona
Rooms are nice not large but big enough
Bathrooms v nice
Service is excellent
Spa is amazing
We ate out as it was nice to go out in the sun and have yr meals

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CatherineNewcastle
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San Francisco
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our stay at the El Palace was delightful from start to finish. The staff could not be more helpful and pleasant. The lobby is beautiful and our room, facing the Gran Via, was lovely in every way. The location was convenient to everywhere we wanted to go for exploring and eating. I would recommend this hotel to the most discerning travelers. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MarianneWC
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Everything about this hotel is truly exceptional. It is located conveniently close to Placa Catalunya, shopping, the Gothic section and wonderful dining. From the moment we arrived, no matter who we encountered, the staff could not have been more helpful, pleasant and engaging. The hotel itself is wonderfully appointed. The first floor lounge is beautiful and we always looked forward to relaxing both there and in our room after a day of exploring Barcelona. Our room itself was tastefully decorated and the shower was perhaps the nicest I have ever found in Europe. We really enjoyed Barcelona, but I have no doubt that we will revisit just to stay at the El Palace again. This is our favorite hotel in Europe.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank paulplf
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

This hotel is located in an area close to most of the tourist attractions, without being right in the heart of the hustle and bustle. We arrived late at night and to be honest I was a little bit concerned but I should not have been, the staff wee helpful from the off and once we had dropped off the gas we set off for a recommended tapas bar, which was excellent. All of this happened at around midnight!
As to the hotel itself, the room we had was very nicely appointed and spacious, a decent TV, plus a really good bathroom with all facilities. There was free wifi too and a strong connection.
We did not sample the breakfast so I cannot comment on that, neither did we avail of any of the other facilities so again it would be wrong for me to comment. On that basis I have only given a 'very good' rating but it is borderline 'excellent' even then.

Room Tip: Our room was high up so we had no outside ness at all, even though we faced the busy street
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robin W
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Additional Information about El Palace Hotel

Property: 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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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