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“Boutique Hotel - close to Rambla” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Espana
Ranked #88 of 523 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Boutique Hotel - close to Rambla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Very beautiful hotel - lovely old features. Rooms nicely designed although somewhat dark - very nice large sofa. Bathrooms very designer and nice large shower. The breakfast is somewhat sparse - 3 very small trays of fruit and you can order eggs if you require. Ham curling up at edges - but bread was very nice. Coffee not up to much and a bit do it yourself - ish. Wasnt overly impressed as bar staff were very obliging when we were in there and the prices for drinks in the bar were very reasonable
It is very close to the Ramblas and when you come out of the hotel dont turn left or you will end up in a very dodgy red light district - prostitutes wearing thigh length boots in th middle of the afternoon! When we came home late one evening 2 of them attached themselves to my colleague - take care also with your wallets and bags - as always near the Ramblas

Room Tip: Try to be as high up as possible to get a room with more daylight
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank WeekendGuest
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write us to share your experience at Hotel España.
We are making some changes on our breakfast offer, and We will pay attention to your comment about it.

We hope to welcome you again at Hotel España in the near future. Cordially yours.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Close to the Ramblas just 100 mtr away, wonderfull 19 cent builduing with modern touch , very friendly people , nice breakfast, nice design rooms with a vieuw .
Nice roof terras , and the bar downstairs is worth a visit as well, not cheap , bud for sure worth is price

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank DannyR2
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
First of all we thank you for choosing Hotel España for your stay in our city and for you nice and honest words to us.

We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future. Yours cordially.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Had a beautiful autumn break here. The building is spectacular, service great and the vodka tonics at the bar were huge. A very nice place to be in Barcelona and still be in the heart of the city. Would easily stay here again

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank timduggan
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us and other visitors. We appreciate your nice comments and we hope to see you again in an spring break!
kind regards.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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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 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank treensie
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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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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53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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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
#64 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#69 Family 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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