As with every hotel afilliated with the "Leading Hotels of the World" chain that I have stayed in, I found the Palace entirely satisfactory. Its location is ideal, centrally located between the old town and the bustling Eixample, giving easy access to both the medieval core and the modern city. The gothic cathedrals and the twentieth century Gaudi and Montaner houses are all within a short, pleasant stroll; Sagrada Familia is a convenient subway ride away. As for the hotel itself, the staff was unfailingly friendly and helpful, always had at least adequate English, and fulfilled every request. The hotel cultivates a (perhaps inauthentic, but nevertheless pleasing) old-world charm, with a grand lobby, doormen in snappy uniforms, and much bowing and scraping. The building is elegant and our room, while not enormous, was adequate, with an excellent view, a large and comfortable bathroom with double sinks, a good shower, and superior sound buffering. Last but not least, the Palace offered what may be the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on.
- 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