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“Great hotel in perfect location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #7 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Great hotel in perfect location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Overall a beautiful hotel in a great location - easy to get everywhere. The room was very large and comfortable. Nice bed, bathroom, amenities and very peaceful. The lobby was very old world and comfortable - I spent time there daily as that is where the only free wifi was located. That would be my only criticism as wifi today should be free. Finally the staff and concierge desk especially were very friendly and helpful whether it was dinner reservations, suggestions or arranging transportation to the airport. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Barcelona.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

It a pleasure to enjoy such a professional hotel . Charming old world building with the highest of standards . Helpful , attentive staff at all levels made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable . Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

What can I say about this hotel, well quite a bit but I will stick to the important facts. My wife and I and our 11 year old son stayed at the Palace in August 2012. Everything was top notch. The junior suite room was amazing, the food amazing and the hotal staff amazing. The staff recomended very nice places to eat and were very helpfull in arranging trips, taxis and so on. Like I said it's not cheap but I feel you really get what you pay for. The hotel is well located and you can walk to many attractions.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

This was a lovely old world hotel with a friendly, helpful staff. The bedroom was lovely, the breakfasts were wonderful. My only criticism is that the livingroom and dining area leading to the breakfast room had a strong, sickining sweet smell. I would never have even considered having dinner or a drink in these common areas. I assume the smell was from their cleaning supplies-but it was overwhelming. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay at this hotel very much.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Ilene R
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Property: El Palace Hotel
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Price range (per night): $384 - $933
Hotel Class:5 star — El Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 125
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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