This place really feels like a palace! I think this used to be the Ritz, and it definitely oozes old school glamor. Very opulent and classic, but with all the modern amenities. If you want a contemporary feel, this is probably not the hotel for you, but it surely is one of the best in Barcelona.
We stayed in a Classic Deluxe (their smallest room), which was actually quite spacious considering, including a large closet. The bathroom was a bit tight, but had both a nice rain shower and tub. Our windows faced the main street, but we could not hear anything thanks to the well insulated glass.
The location of El Palace could not be better. Walking distance to many Barcelona's central sites and great restaurants, as well as near numerous metro lines. The only strange thing, which other reviewers have pointed out as well, is the internet. No WiFi in the rooms, but what is even stranger is that you need a code to use both your own computer in the lobby or one of the business center computers. Plus, the code expires within a short time frame, so you have to go back and get a new one each time. Bizarre.
- 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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