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“Very Barcelona”
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Hotel Espana
Ranked #101 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very Barcelona”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great location
Immediately in the Ramblas
Design hotel
We really appreciate at all
Reccomended
Not so good the 'expensive' not included breakfast
Great location
Immediately in the Ramblas
Design hotel
We really appreciate at all
Reccomended
Not so good the 'expensive' not included breakfast

  • Stayed December 2012
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1 Thank italiantourer
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to write us to share your experience at Hotel España.
As per your comment, I will pay attention to our breakfast offer to check why it did not resulted hundred per cent satisfactory.

We hope to welcome back at Hotel España in the near future. Cordially yours.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great staff, good amenities and information provided - free mini bar (minus the alcohol!), clean and comfortable rooms, also very stylish!!! Despite being so central, no noise could be heard from inside the room! We got there very early, at around 10.30am and our room was ready! We were very pleased with that as we had an early flight and had been up at 3am that morning, so that was much appreciated.......... Didn't eat or drink in the hotel bar, but it did look good and there was always people in there, which is a good sign! Had a very nice stay and would definitely come back here!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you very much for your really nice comments!!
It is very rewarding to know that Hotel España staff and its facilities have fulfilled your expectations.
In your next visit, you can not leave without dinning in our Fonda España Restaurant. It really worth it!
Looking forward to seeing you very soon. Kind regards.
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Have just come back from a 3 night stay @ Hotel Espanya and could happily have stayed for another 3! Fantastic location, very modern rooms with showers to die for and the staff that we dealt with were all extremely helpful. Would highly recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank sambEngland
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for letting us know about your experience with us.

We are very pleased to hear you enjoy you stay at Hotel España. We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.

Thank you very much for recommend Hotel España to friends and family!
We hope to see you again in a near future. Yours cordially,
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I stayed here years ago, marvelling at the mermaids on the restaurant walls; have now returned to find it completely refurbished. Complete luxury in bedrooms and public areas, but great value for money. Amazingly friendly staff, very wecoming to 10 month old baby! Good to have delicious late breakfasts in the bar area. Located in historic old town, surrounded by brilliant bars, restaurants, and shopping areas.

Room Tip: Lovely rooms facing street and totally quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank snorkellerLeeds
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for letting us know about your experience with us.
We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy. Your baby was amazing!

We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night on a recent business trip and the rooms here are fantastic.

The style and feel of the hotel is really nice, especially seeing's it housing is an incredible old building. There was a fragrance machine churning away downstairs which filled the air with a really nice aroma... a great touch.

Really well positioned for access to the Ramblas as you are pretty much in the middle of the main stretch. The road the hotel actually faces out onto is a little dodgy looking, but not awful. Like any large city in the world, you have to be aware of your surroundings and not be to 'touristy' or else you may be an easy target.

No free wi-fi in the rooms doesn't make it very business friendly, but you can purchase 24 hours access from reception if needed.

If you are looking for a great base to use for Barcelona but still want the luxury of a nice hotel with large comfortable rooms.. this is definitely it.

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room to be honest
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank TeamPenAsh
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for letting us know about your experience with us.
We are very pleased to hear your received a good service from our staff and that the hotel facilities fulfilled your expectations.

As per your comment about the wifi, it is free of charge in the whole hotel making your reservation through our web site!

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España, we remain at your disposal for any further assistance. Yours cordially,
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metropolitan Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Though the reviews were good, we still weren't sure what to expect because of it was so cost-effective. We were delighted with the hotel--lovely room with a spa aesthetic, good location on relatively quiet street off of Las Ramblas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank mamaduck620
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you very much for your nice comments.
It is very rewarding to know that you have enjoyed your stay in Hotel España and that the hotel facilities have fulfilled your expectations.
I am also sure that your review will help other travelers to choose hotel España. It worth it!

I look forward to welcoming you very soon. Cordially yours.
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Eindhoven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2012

nice nice nice, just too bad the restaurant was supposed too be fully booked when it did not seem like that. roomservice on the other had was also really good!
very good place on the ramblas
beautiful old building and modern rooms, good beds.

  • Stayed December 2011
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1 Thank Karinenmarcel
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and other visitors.

I take good note about your opinion on our restaurant, but I suppose there must be have been a missunderstanding at some point. The restauramt offers high quality food and good service, around 26 € per person, and it is very well appreciated for our guests. It worth it!

I hope to welcome you in a very near future and I hope you give us a new opportunity to make you enjoy with our restaurant offer. Cordially yours.
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Property: Hotel Espana
Address: Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#69 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#78 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#118 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Espana 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 Star Superior Hotel Espana is located in the heart of Barcelona's historic centre, adjacent to La Rambla, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Gothic Quarter. Opened in 1859, it was later renovated by the celebrated modernist architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The hotel has always been considered a little gem of Barcelona modernism. Completely renovated in 2010, it combines modern interior design with the classicism of a nineteenth century building. The hotel's restaurant service is under the management of the chef Martin Berasategui. ... more   less 
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