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Hostal L' Antic Espai
Ranked #59 of 307 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Boutique Hotel”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Hostal L'Antic Espai in Barcelona in January 2013 for 4 days. The hotel itself is very quaint - essentially the first floor of a low rise block situated virtually in the heart of Barcelona - 5 minutes walk to La Rambla and the wonderful Gothic Quarter. Our host Sergio was wonderful - he assisted us with our bags, taxis, tours, and best of all told us where to eat - 3 amazing restaurants all closeby and not frequented by tourists. All rooms are indidually decorated with amazing antiques (as is the rest of the hotel) and the breakfast served in the salon with fine china surrounded by antiques is something we will always remember.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

a really charming place to stay.
within easy walking distance to most sites, spotlessly clean, very helpful staff who directed us to some great places to eat.
would definitely stay here again.
really enjoyed visiting Barcelona especially out of main tourist season.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bilbao
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The location couldn't be better to explore Barcelona. The rooms are unusual to say the least, spotelessly clean and full of beautiful objects. The atmosphere is caring and relaxed. Breakfast is served on beautiful china and is an unforgettable experience. Realy something different that adds to the uniqueness of Barcelona. You won't ever forget your stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

A wonderful boutique hotel beautifully decorated and superbly located. Complaints about lack of services are ridiculous given the size of this hotel. The hotel has plenty of charm and is excellent value for money. I highly reccomend.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a wonderful experience. We arrived early and they were very accomodating. They held our luggage while we explored the neighborhood and had the room ready in a couple of hours. We found this deighful coffee house around the corner, explored a little and then returned to settle in for a bit. We were greeted with an afternoon sangaria and a fresh, clean room. The owner gave us several suggestions to explore and we set out for a great adventure.

We found the location to be great! Far enough off the beaten path to get the feel of a real neighborhood, but close enough to the metro and many city sites. We had a WONDERFUL time and found the owner and staff to be so warm, welcoming, and friendly. The establishment itself was clean, intimate and beautiful to explore. I can't say enough about it. Love It!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our two families enjoyed a very hospitable stay at this charming B & B near the Plaça de Catalunya a major transportation node and La Rambla in central Barcelona. Decorated with gorgeous antiques from around the world, we felt quite at home during our November 2012 stay. Our host Abel greeted us after a day of sightseeing with a cigar or glass of champagne and shared with us really great advice on area tours and restaurants. Abel greeted us and helped tote our luggage upstairs. We would definitely return. Thank you Abel!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Our first review here, so please do apologize if in the wrong format.

We are a very picky couple from Sydney and had a wonderful time staying at this hotel in end-November (4 full days).

Well some previous reviews complained about no elevators, Abel and Sergio kindly grabbed our two 20kg+ luggage and took them upstairs to the hotel entrance (first floor), although I attempted to kindly refuse. The owners are very kind and warm in character, just like your Spanish(?) neighbour next door, and provided us solid guidance on sightseeings, transport and especially the restaurants. The tapas bars and Fine Spanish dinings Abel recommended were top-notch and faultless.

We stayed in the room with the big balcony (I think it was the suite) and the room was lovely. Unfortunately, my girlfriend cannot handle the cold that well so we could not enjoy the balcony that much. The bathroom is a little bit small but if you're not too chunky, it's not the size that makes you feel like burst in complaints. The bed was super-comfy (one more cover would've been nice) and there are plenty of spaces to store your goodies.

The hotel itself is decorated with full of antique-like furnitures, dolls, etc and creates a very unique atmosphere. Every morning we had this beautiful continental breakfast prepared (by Sergio) just for two of us in a small dining room. The silver cutleries and old teapots were just stunning.

The location is also spot-on, being close to all major attractions and good restaurants.

Totally recommended. Giving you five stars, Abel & Sergio, for making our first Barcelona trip unforgettable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal L' Antic Espai
Address: C/ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 660, principal, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 307 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal L' Antic Espai 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L´Antic Espai arises after a dream of creating in Barcelona a special space with an old world charm. we create an place in which always, we wished to enjoy a pleasant stay and where you feel like in your own house. Our services and personalized treatment will make you to remember and miss us for ever in all trips you plan. ... more   less 
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