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Hotel Praktik Essens

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#41 of 507 hotels in Barcelona
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Hotel Praktik Essens is an exquisite boutique hotel with 37 rooms located in the heart of Barcelona. It is the most luxurious avenue in Barcelona, featuring not only the best clothing brands and restaurants, but also a large proportion of Barcelona’s modernist buildings, including La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. The Praktik Essens occupies a beautiful historical 19th-century building that we have converted into true olfactory pyramid so that you can enjoy a sensorial journey through the hotel to recover the most primal human sense of all: smell. Our carefully selected range of in-house perfumes and fragrances will ensure that you always recall Barcelona! All rooms are completely new and exterior and all have a desk, 49'' television, capsule coffee machine, luggage rack, chair, reading light, private bathroom and a large rain-effect shower, hairdryer, safe, individually controlled air conditioning (cool and warm) in each room, and free WiFi. In addition, all guests can enjoy its magnificent terrace lounge with a selection of wines and snacks, courtesy of the hotel, every day from 6 pm to 8 pm.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Complimentary toiletries
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan

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Passeig de Gracia, 24, 08007 Barcelona Spain
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Hotel Praktik Essens
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Kimberly P wrote a review 6 Apr
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Boutique hotel in the center of Barcelona, close to everything, we knew Barcelona on foot, the rooms are very clean, spacious, the staff is excellent, especially Fernando, helped us and informed us everything we asked, which was not little and is very funny. In the afternoon, they give free drinks and snacks as a courtesy. We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely experience at our boutique hotel in the heart of Barcelona. We are delighted to hear that our location allowed you to explore Barcelona on foot while still having a variety of public transport within easy reach and that you found our rooms to be very clean and spacious. We are especially happy to know that Fernando and our staff had such a positive impact on your stay with their excellent service, helpful information and humour. Our team strives to ensure that every guest feels welcome and well looked after, and it is wonderful to know that we have achieved this. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Happy Hour we organised in the evening, a small gesture that we hope made your stay even more enjoyable. Hearing that you will definitely be back means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable visit. Best regards, The hotel Praktik Èssens team
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Per P wrote a review Feb 2024
Saint Paul, Minnesota72 contributions56 helpful votes
Nice location close to Casa Battlo and within walking distance to many restaurants and nice areas. Fun and unique boutique feel with friendly employees. Nice happy hour with free drinks, but no snacks this year. No breakfast except muffins. There is a restaurant next door with pretty good and reasonable breakfast, but they don't open until 8am. For a hotel that prides themselves on good scents, it was a bit ironic that there was a slight odor in the bathroom. Overall a very good experience, but there is a slight tradeoff with conveniences of big established hotels compared with the boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear PerP542, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our prime location, unique boutique ambiance, and the friendliness of our staff. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we continually strive to improve our guests' experience. We have noted your comments about the bathroom odor and are investigating, as maintaining our reputation for pleasant aromas throughout the hotel is of utmost importance to us. We appreciate your understanding of the differences between the amenities offered by larger hotels versus the unique experiences provided by boutique hotels such as ours. We are glad that your overall experience was very good, and we are committed to making every stay perfect. Thank you once again for your review. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for an even more satisfying stay. Best regards, The Hotel Praktik Èssens eam
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Christine wrote a review Nov 2023
Malta3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a true gem in Barcelona. The hotel and employees are amazing. They are there to help all the time. There is a great working space if you are travelling for business. The rooms are so spacious and comfortable. The location is so central with easy access to train, metro and Aerobus. The hotel has a great ambience and perfume that adds to the magic of Barcelona.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
It was a great pleasure for us to host you and we would like to thank you most sincerely for your charming review! We celebrate that we could make your stay that enjoyable and your kind comments towards our staff service are much appreciate. Thanks for the 5 stars given and we can't wait to welcome you back again. Best regard from Barcelona. HOTEL PRAKTIK ÈSSENS
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sealeg wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia123 contributions146 helpful votes
You cannot fault the location of this hotel and the clean room. We found the staff friendly and helpful. We had the entry level room which was small, but we managed and the bed was comfortable and the air condition worked well. We slept amazingly well given its location near the Passiege del Gracia and found it quiet. We enjoyed our stay. Whilst there were a few minor drawbacks, as in we did not get the advertised room upgrade as it was very busy, the happy hour was hammered by a few and the snacks whilst provided were basic, for us the benefits were greater than a few hiccups. I would return but get a larger room. The coffee was welcome and the pastries were ok although repeated which made it boring. The lounge area is a nice comfortable place and the outdoor area lounges were pretty, with nice lighting. Housekeeping staff worked hard. The room decor was simple, comfortable clean and modern. The shower however spilled over into the room which was a design flaw and annoying.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Dear guest, Thanks for sharing such a detailed review about your recent stay at Praktik Èssens. We celebrate that overall you had a good stay with us in line up with your expectations. We appreciate all your comments that will definitely drive us keep improving. It makes us so happy knowing you had an enjoyable stay these days in Barcelona and so that we help a bit on it :) You know now where we are for your next visits to Barcelona. Best regards. HOTEL PRAKTIK ÈSSENS
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trudi t wrote a review Aug 2023
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I am currently staying here. It’s August and extremely hot outside, but this small, boutique hotel is an oasis! Very comfortable, good location, lovely seating areas, an overall charming place. I would highly recommend this small, boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for such positive feedback, it is much appreciated! We really celebrate that you had such a great stay with us. That is exactly the most important point for us. As you have mentioned, We are a small hotel, with a prime location, where we try to take care of every detail. We hope to welcome you back to Praktik Èssens Hotel in the not too distant future. Yours faithfully, Andrea Garrido Hotel Manager
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styleonthego wrote a review June 2023
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Lovely boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Barcelona, on the Passeig de Gracia. Welcoming, charming staff, a lovely outdoor terrace and complimentary wine, water, coffee, tea, and snacks in the adjacent lounge add to the vibe. The rooms are on the small side, but well laid out, with generous showers, large beds, and great soundproofing. Plugs and outlets everywhere. Really enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 21 June 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for such positive feedback, it is much appreciated! We're thrilled to see you had such a wonderful stay in our charming boutique hotel. We're also pleased to see you enjoyed our lounge area specially during the happy hour and also the room layout and comfortness. We're glad to know you enjoyed your stay with so we achieved our main goal. Thanks for your kind comments :) Sincerely hope to see you next time. Best regards from Barcelona. HOTEL PRAKTIK ÈSSENS
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marilyn m wrote a review May 2023
New Orleans, Louisiana4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Praktik Essens Hotel in Barcelona was a perfect fit for us. The comfortable king bed and large shower were amazing. The hotel is spotlessly clean and neat as a pin. We especially enjoyed the lounge area where coffee was available all day. Its beautiful seating and outdoor terrace welcomed us each morning! Staff at the front desk were professional and kind. When we arrived early, Claudia very kindly stored our luggage until our room was ready. Would we stay here again? Definitely!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 4 June 2023
Dear Marilyn, Thanks for your lovely comments! We appreciate so much the 5 stars you gave us and we're glad to see that Praktik Èssens was what you were looking for. We'll share all your kind words with Claudia and rest of the staff. It will be a pleasure for us welcoming you back again. Kindest regards from Barcelona. HOTEL PRAKTIK ÈSSENS
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Gardensalot wrote a review May 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia67 contributions19 helpful votes
I love this hotel. It is the center of everything and you can easily walk to many attractions. The whole place is a model of modern, clean design. Staff is multi-lingual and exceedingly helpful. Rooms are spotless and very comfortable. For the price, you can’t beat it. No restaurant, but you’re surrounded by them—including one that provides breakfast( which is included in your price.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 5 May 2023
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your top rating! We're delighted to see you consider us a good value for money and so that our location has been that convenient during your stay. We appreciate moreover all your kind comments towards our staff, design and hotel's cleanliness. We'll be so pleased to welcome you back whenever. Best regards from Barcelona. HOTEL PRAKTIK ÈSSENS
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Curlywurly wrote a review Mar 2023
Bedford, United Kingdom367 contributions373 helpful votes
This is a really cool hotel, in an excellent location in Barcelona. We received such a warm welcome. We arrived early, and were able to leave our luggage and head out for the day. The interior is very eye-catching; fresh, clean, and fragrant! I was a bit disappointed with the room itself, the photos on Expedia show premium rooms with large terraces including double sunbeds and seating areas. Our room was very small, as was the terrace. However, the bath was absolutely fabulous, and getting in a warm, bubbly bath at the end of a lot of walking, was an absolute luxury. The bed was enormous, very comfortable, and the linen was superb. No complaints there, and the room was vey quiet and felt secluded despite being in the middle of the city. There is no breakfast, but we took advantage of the coffee and doughnuts, and in the evening a few crisps and a glass of wine. There is a beautiful lounge and terrace to relax in, and during the day I saw guests making use of the desks in there. This hotel has a really relaxed vibe. The staff are exceptional, and we were very grateful for their excellent English.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 15 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for such a detailed review! We're glad overall your had a pleasant stay with us and we sincerely appreciate your top rating! We remind you for your next visit that breakfast is served in the restaurant next door. We're delighted to see you found hotel convenient and welcoming. See you next time. Kindest regards from Barcelona :)
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Per P wrote a review Mar 2023
Saint Paul, Minnesota72 contributions56 helpful votes
Nice ambience. Friendly staff. Great location, easy walk to many nice areas. I wish there was breakfast, but there were some deals with close restaurants. I had slight internet issues, but overall it was ok.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 3 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had a nice stay with us and we'd like to remind you know for next visit that we do offer breakfast but in the restaurant next door. Best regards. HOTEL PRAKTIK ÈSSENS
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AU$314 - AU$536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaEixample / Passeig de Gràcia / La Dreta de l'Eixample
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Praktik Essens
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Praktik Essens?
Nearby attractions include Casa Batlló (0.3 km), Typical Adult Behavior (0.3 km), and Bobby's Free (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Praktik Essens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zenith Brunch & Cocktails, Malvón Eci Plaza Cataluña, and Rudi of Pirate Cooking.
Is Hotel Praktik Essens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Barcelona.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Praktik Essens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Praktik Essens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (1.4 km), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (4.5 km), and Ciutat Vella (1.2 km).
Does Hotel Praktik Essens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Hotel Praktik Essens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.