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Hotel Palace

Barcelona, Spain (BCN)

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Room & Rates

Classic Room

Overlooking the city and courtyard, this room has 1 double bed or 2 twin beds with Select Comfort mattresses, premium bedding, a down blanket, and cotton sheets. The room is 38 square meters. The bathroom is equipped with a separate bathtub and shower, phone, make-up mirror, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, and hair dryer. Wireless Internet access (surcharge), multi-line phone with voice mail, and a flat-panel television with premium channels and pay movies. A minibar, fireplace, desk, in-room safe, and air-conditioning are also provided.
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Junior Suite

  • One Double Bed
  • Two Twin Beds
This city or courtyard view room measures 484 square feet (45 square meters). The memory foam bed with premium bedding, a down blanket, and a pillow menu invite a good night's sleep. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and the flat-screen TV offers pay movies. Lounge by the fireplace, and request an in-room massage. A minibar is supplied. Climate control, air conditioning, and a safe are among the conveniences offered.

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Classic Room (with roman bath)

Overlooking the city, this room has 1 double bed or 2 twin beds with Select Comfort mattresses, premium bedding, a down blanket, and cotton sheets. The room is 38 square meters. The Roman-style bathroom is equipped with a shower, phone, make-up mirror, designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, and hair dryer. Amenities are wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a multi-line phone with voice mail. The flat-panel television has premium channels and pay movies. A minibar, desk, in-room safe, and air-conditioning are also provided.
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Privilege Junior Suite

  • One King Bed
  • Two Twin Beds
This city or courtyard view room measures 484 square feet (45 square meters). The memory foam bed with premium bedding, a down blanket, and a pillow menu invite a good night's sleep. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and the flat-screen TV offers pay movies. Lounge by the fireplace, and request an in-room massage. A minibar is supplied. Climate control, air conditioning, and a safe are among the conveniences offered.

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Hotel Palace
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 668, Barcelona, Spain 08010

Make yourself at home in one of the 125 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Your memory foam bed comes with cotton sheets and down blankets. Windows open to city and courtyard views. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club and a sauna. Additional amenities at this Victorian hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Barcelona? This hotel has 1615 square feet (150 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

The hotel's Mayan Luxury Spa and Fitness Room includes a Temazcal sauna and a Turkish bath. Services include massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and facial and body treatments. Manicures, pedicures, and other beauty services are also available. Advanced reservations are required.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

The preferred airport for Hotel Palace is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 12.6 km / 7.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 18 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in business center: EUR 18 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 30 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per room, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 80 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
  • Resort fee: EUR 2.50 per person, per night (effective 1 November 2012)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Based on 1530 reviews
from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Submitted on 18-05-2016
The hotel is beautiful and the interior is gorgeous. The service was a bit tricky since the staff for room service didn't speak any English but they were very friendly. The breakfast room is great with a sun roof and very delicious. Also the location was smack in the middle of great locations (walking distance to the big shops) I would definitely recommend it!
from Poole, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-05-2016
A lovely hotel in a great location, easy to walk to many of Barcelona's great attractions. The hotel staff could not do enough for you from restaurants 19 to the cocktail bar. Managed to get to the new roof terrace, you have to visit with wonderful shaded areas, pool, sun beds and bar with 360 views awesome.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Fantastic hotel within walking distance to most major attractions within the city of Barcelona. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are spacious, quiet and filled with amenities. The staff is extraordinary and within a very short time learned our names and seemed to anticipate our needs. Didn't get to try the spa or rooftop pool as we were so busy with exploring the city. Will definitely be back to Barcelona and will absolutely stay at El Palace
Submitted on 29-05-2016
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while in town for the Adele concert. I enjoyed the aesthetics of the hotel as well as the attractive location, just a short walk to La Rambla and many of the sites located within the Gothic Quarter. I was a bit put off by some of the service aspects, however. Usually would not be a big deal but when staying at a "5 star" property it is worth noting. My husband and I realized while en route to Barcelona that we had neglected to set up car service from th... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 29-05-2016
Very much enjoyed our stat at El Palace Hotel. Highly recommended and hope to return. Friendly and accommodating staff. No request seemed inconvenient; everyone went out of their way to improve our stay. Location is great. Lots of delicious restaurants within easy walking distance. Short walk to Plaza Catalunya and other sites. Easy to get a cab for longer distances. Spacious and clean rooms. Each was well-adorned. Nice toiletries and plush towels. Service staff did a great job. Bre... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 31-05-2016
This hotel is exceptional!!!!! I had a great stay!! The rooms are really beautiful mine had a wonderful fireplace and great view. The bathroom was very functional with a good clean shower and wonderful big bath. There is a restaurant and pool on the 7th floor roof deck which was amazing and I got to see a 360 view of Barcelona. The staff were all great and were very helpful and booked all our tour tickets and restaurant booking. The breakfast room is beautiful. I wonderful wonderful stay!!!!!!xx... Read more
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Room was very grand and service from staff was good . Location very good ,walking distance to Placa Catalunya .Rooms are good size and comfortable . I was even presented a bottle of cava on my 1st night . I really enjoyed my stay here .
from miami florida
Submitted on 03-06-2016
A great hotel, near the plaza Cataluna and with a great restaurant. The rooms are nice and have character. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is good. I will certainly return. Great choice hotel for Barcelona.
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 04-06-2016
The best stay we have had in Barcelona - great wine adventures organised by the concierge!! Great rooms and the best reception staff & concierge services!! Nothing is too much trouble for them and very understanding of any request!!
from Boca Raton, Florida
Submitted on 07-06-2016
When you walk into the Palace Hotel, your first thought might be "This looks like the Ritz." Perhaps that's because it was built by Caesar Ritz in 1919 and operated under his name until 1992. Never mind the change of name and owner, because the spirit of Caesar Ritz lives on. Everything about this hotel is first class: the rooms and suites, the service (the doorman remembers your name), the food. The prices are high but worth every penny. If you long for old-world elegance, the Palace truly... Read more
Submitted on 22-06-2016
It's not often that I write about hotels, especially ones in cities. They are pretty much the same with some of the big names in the big cities, to me at least, completely overrated. BUT, then there is El Palace in Barcelona. This city center hotel (formerly a Ritz and now better off not being part of that group) is a truly special experience. What makes it special? Clearly it's the staff. The entry and lobby are grand in a 1920's way. The main "living room" behind the lobby is somewhat dated,... Read more
Submitted on 24-06-2016
My husband and I stayed at El Palace while we were in Barcelona and we were so pleased with everything!! The hotel was gorgeous, and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. We liked the location, and we appreciated the high level of service their staff provided. The concierge gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants and places to go that we wouldn't have found otherwise. We also indulged in the delicious breakfast each morning. It was a full buffet with everything you could want in a l... Read more
from Indianapolis
Submitted on 27-06-2016
The very best in old world elegance. One of most beautiful old hotels we have ever stayed in. From Xavier the bellman, to the beautiful Lithuanian/Spanish concierge, to the mirror over the fireplace in our room that is actually a TV; this hotel is what one imagines when the words luxurious hotel comes to mind. There was nothing about this hotel we did not truly enjoy. Make sure and sample the elegantly prepared Catalonian dishes in the restaurant. Even the simple sounding anchovies on Catalon... Read more
from Alpharetta
Submitted on 28-06-2016
The hotel is amazing. Would love to stay there for an entire week. Great staff! They are kind and very helpful. If you can walk a mile or less you can get to most of the atrractions of Batcelona. Be prepared to have a wonderful stay.
from Seattle
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We reserved one of the smallest rooms and found the room and the bathroom to be quite spacious, well appointed, spotless and extremely quiet - even though it was located right above the Grand Via. The rooms are incredibly soundproof and guarantee a fantastic night sleep. The service at the hotel is superior. The front door staff is exceptional and friendly. The setbacks are minor: The location is fine but not ideal. It is in a fine and safe area - but it is still quite a long walk to ... Read more
from Balloch, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Stayed here for 4 nights, one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The concierge and doormen were exceptionally knowledgable and helpful and made our holiday stress-free. We had adjoining rooms as my 15 year old son was with us, couldn't fault them. Only downside was breakfast, it wasn't to as high a standard as the rest of the hotel. Overall it was an amazing experience staying here and I can't wait to go back!
from UAE
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We loved the hotel, they have a really good breakfast and the staff are all very friendly. we were travelling with our 4 month old son, so they put a travel cot in our room with some nice baby amenities. The rooftop pool and seating area is awesome, fantastic views of the city.
from Carmel, California
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Still a Ritz! 5star Service 5 star Food, 4 star Pool. 3 star...but al least they have one. Patrons...snobs from England mostly Get the JR. Suite at least looking to the street if they have one. We were stuck on the iside which was ok because it was June and hot! Very small spa and fitness
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 15-07-2016
We had an amazing time at this hotel. Staff and service were excellent. I loved the location of this hotel. Its a 10 - 15 min walk to Gaudi and Passeig de Gracia, where you have the world famous retail brands. This area is pricey compared to other neighborhoods in Barcelona.
from Moulton, Alabama
Submitted on 15-07-2016
This hotel is out of this world! The entire hotel is beautiful‚?¶.the reception, the lobby, the media room, the breakfast room, bar, terrace, etc! The rooms were very large and elegantly adorned! The marble bathroom had double sinks, a tub and separate shower, and a separate water closet. The entire staff was excellent! Treat yourself to this exquisite hotel!
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 16-07-2016
As a frequent travelers I can maide conclusion El Palace even do was not cheap, but worth every penny. From the door you walk in to the roof top pool and the 360" view of Barcelona including part of Gaudi ,to the outside area for breakfast , and Michelin star restaurant . All with out any minuses ,( even do probably the only one 5 star hotel in Spain that do not have a separate bide ,could be excused as it all in completely perfect condition has been in the original building) deserve nothing el... Read more
from West Bloomfield, Michigan
Submitted on 19-07-2016
This exquisite traditional , but totally upgraded hotel is s delight to the eye, has generously sized rooms, with every amenity and the most fabulous buffet breakfast I've seen in Europe. Extremely well located to shops and restaurants it was a find. Rates are not outrageous for what you get and the Jr. Suite is wonderful for two.
from Moulton, AL.
Submitted on 19-07-2016
This is a truly luxurious, old world hotel. Our room was very comfortable and well-appointed; the bathroom very large and modern with tub and shower. Furnished traditionally, it was a pleasure to spend two nights in this hotel.
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The Palace, previously Ritz, offers the best of old and new. Stylish from all points of view, it underwent recently important refurbishments adding a rooftop pool and garden, luxurous new bathrooms and new rooms, all in classic style. Very well situated with an outstanding service it has everything to make your business or leisure stay a real pleasure.
from Fairfax Station, Virginia
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Not sure what to say scepter this hotel is exquisite. My wife and I stayed 4 nights in June and absolutely loved it. The staff is so nice and professional. We got several restaurant recommendations from the staff and all were fantastic. The hotel throughout, rooms and all areas, are gorgeous. Our room was pretty large too. The bar in the main lobby was a real treat. Especially nice is the rooftop bar, pool, and restaurant. Dinner up there one night really rocked our world. This is for people tha... Read more
from Des Moines
Submitted on 22-07-2016
I stayed at this hotel for five days while I was vacationing in Barcelona. The hotel is amazing, as the other reviews will tell you, and it is well located in Barcelona, making it easy to get to where you want to be during the day. Everything about the room was a five star experience. Friendly staff, great times. If I am in the Barcelona area again, I will definitely stay here again.
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We arrived at 2:30am because of airline delays and the service at El Palace was amazing. Our rooms were ready and all of our prior requests were met (this does not happen very often in other hotels). We are a family of 6 and we were hungry, at 3am we ordered phenomonal room service, I was amazed at that the staff were so alert and helpful so early in the day, or late at night...however you look at it. The hotel is beautiful, lovely interior design and well worth your stay.
from Woodmere, New York
Submitted on 24-07-2016
The El Palace is an elegant, old world hotel situated a short walk from Placa de Catalunya and La Rambla. I stayed there two nights before a cruise, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The rooms are immaculate and well equipped with every convenience. The rooftop pool, while small, was a welcome respite from the gritty hot streets of the city below. The staff went above and beyond. I didn't have any food there during my stay, so I cannot comment on it. The rates are high, but you defini... Read more
from San Diego
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The positives - beautiful hotel in good location. Staff are very nice. If you get a good rate this hotel is good but I wouldn't say it's a true top of the line experience. For example, each day I've had to ask housekeeping to either take away dirty cups (after they've come to clean room and left them there) or to please leave the coffee etc that comes with the room every day as they haven't replaced it as we've used it. So housekeeping lacks in that department. Minor things of course, but if t... Read more
from Lichfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
This hotel is beautiful, perfectly located 5 mins walk from the rambles and shops etc, the fantastic rooms, relaxing areas, roof top pool and sunning areas with great view of the unfinished cathedral, but why do they need to charge so much for their food and drinks? So, here's what to do.. .....They charge ‚?¨29 pp for breakfast, we saw mixed reports on this so didn't try it, but just over the road is a lovely cafe (Alspur?) where for ‚?¨10 you can sit in the cushion lined window seat and enjo... Read more
from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Submitted on 28-07-2016
What a wonderful surprise. Absolutely gorgeous hotel: and the best concierge EVER! Lovely lounge and teas, good food. The mirror in the room is a TV screen! Everything charming and definately a come-back hotel for our next time in Barcelona. The staff went out of their way to be friendly, everywhere were one either polishing the brass of sweeping one leaf on the patio. Spotless, old fashioned, glamorous.
from Philadelphia
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Formerly The Ritz, this restored hotel is stunning. The location is excellent. Note the internet speeds were awful and unacceptable for a luxury hotel. The staff and accommodations are first rate. Highly recommend if you want to stay in the older downtown section. Also very quiet.
from Melbourne Beach, Florida
Submitted on 01-08-2016
A well located hotel with a beautiful lobby that is welcoming and full of art. Modern amenities with old world grandure. Ask for a room with the Roman bath which they retained from it's former life as the Ritz but added modern marble and fixtures. The staff was friendly and helpful too. We would definatly stay there again!
Submitted on 05-08-2016
We stayed 2 nights at El Palace Hotel in Barcelona and it was just amazing. The setup of the styles in the lounges there were just faboulous so it sometimes just felt like a dream there set at maybe 200 years ago in old times. The food was excellent and also there the service and staff are very friendly. Location in the city is perfect also. When we come back to Barcelona we will choose certainly that place again.
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Lovely hotel . Very clean .perfect location.superb rooms. Can't ask for more. Staff very welcoming. Very helpfull.very nice. Especially joy in the reception. She was extremely helpful And the bluesman bar is superb we spent three nights there and every night we finished the night in the bluesman bar with our friend Sandy the barman. Lovely people
Submitted on 15-08-2016
There are a few hotels in Europe I class as fantastic and classy in one sentence. Opulent and pleasant at the same time. From drawing up in the car to checking out you are given 1st class treatment and you are made to feel as if you are the only one in the hotel. Food is incredible as are the cocktails. We had breakfast in our room....perfect....we had breakfast on the roof....even better. Fresh and tasty every time. My only negative point is the size of the pool area. But given this fact I wo... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 15-08-2016
I happened across this hotel by chance two years ago when I was previously in Barcelona. I had lunch with a friend in their wonderful restaurant at the back of the hotel. As we left I saw the plaque on the outside that said it was previously the Ritz. So I had to bring my wife here to start of our four week Spanish holiday. As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World you get a room upgrade and free breakfasts. This makes the yearly membership fee worth the $199. The doorman is dressed in a... Read more
from Worcester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
This hotel and all it's staff are first class. My husband booked this as a surprise treat for our wedding anniversary, we were upgraded to a suite, rose petals in the room, and bubbly on arrival! The room was luxurious! We can thoroughly recommend eating in the rooftop gastronomic restaurant, we had the taster board which they quickly adapted to our vegetarian diet, each dish a delight on the taste buds! The panoramic view from the roof top bar is not to missed. Our room was at the back of the h... Read more
Submitted on 05-09-2016
The hotel was excelent, the rooms clean and in good shape. The location superior. Walking distance from the center. The staff excelent and the concierge help a lot in finding restaurants and booking tours. The food in the restaurant at the back of the hotel was good and the service excelent.
from Boston
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Last May I spent two weeks at El Palace the staff was extremely courteous and kind. The rooms were decorated in a modern yet classical style that I love, the location is close to the Passeig de Gracia which I love. The cuisine at the 19 restaurant and Caelis are excellent. The staff at the 19 restaurant was even so kind to make chocolate caliente con churros on my last night! How I miss their food! During my stay I also went to the Mayan Luxury spa which had excellent spa services such as massag... Read more
from Farmington, New Mexico, United States
Submitted on 07-09-2016
I didn't realize when I booked here that we had stayed here before. Imagine my surprise when we recognized the property! We were thrilled to be back as the rooms are sumptuous and staff first-class. This hotel is perfectly located for getting to La Rambla and Sagrada Familia. And the bar staff that evening made me the perfect Irish Coffee (I know...when in Spain...but it was something I really wanted). Staff was also very helpful in making our reservations to see Sagrada Familia and direc... Read more
from Panama City, Panama
Submitted on 07-09-2016
What made it that way? The rooftop terrace, it was so romantic and special and to have the lady in residence who painted the wall with the fountain was especially nice. The service was outstanding and very professional. The tea was delicious with a wonderful selection of sandwiches and sweets and of course teas. The views up here were perfect...all in all just a super experience. Highly recommend.
from Malaga, Spain
Submitted on 07-09-2016
This is our second time staying in this wonderful hotel. The staff are all very professional, friendly and make you feel immediately at home with personal attention, at all times The bedrooms and beds are super comfortable and we had a room with a view overlooking the famous Sagrada Familia. The breakfast was the best international one that we have ever had, again with great attention from all the staff. We love it and we hope to return very soon to this 5 star luxury.
from Mariveles, Philippines
Submitted on 09-09-2016
My husband and I stayed in the hotel for three nights. The room was very comfortable with good bedding and a spacious bathroom. The service from all the staff was pleasant and friendly. The concierge desk was particularly good. Their advice was excellent. Their guidance about where to go and what to do was brilliant. We would definitely recommend the hotel and will return on our next visit to Barcelona?
from Colts Neck, New Jersey
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We recently stayed 3 nights before a cruise leaving from Barcelona. This hotel is fantastic. Great location. Close to main el passeig as well as gothic district. Staff is wonderful. Great correspondence before travel dates. Conceriege even helped arranged with doorman taxi service to and from a camp Nu game since it was our first time in Barcelona. Would definitely stay again
from Jersey Shore
Submitted on 11-09-2016
We stayed in the El Palace for 2 nights prior to boarding the Viking Sea for a Mediterranean cruise. The hotel is, simply put, grand! The rooms are a bit small by modern standards, but the bathroom and walk in closet more than make up for the size. The rooftop pool is a treat and service is exemplary. Breakfasts at the restaurant are sumptuous and the small "basement" bar is a gem. Great entertainment and an old school bartender who's a master of his craft. Location is excellent as well. ... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Excellent location. Close by shops, cafes, banks, etc. Easy cab rides to attractions. Luxurious palatial public rooms. Doorman took my hand luggage before I was even out of the cab. Excellent service. Outstanding Concierges. Ricard planned our two days and recommended restaurants. His advice was on the mark except he did not warn us that the shops were closed on Sunday and although we missed our shopping expedition he filled our time with excellent attractions to visit. My only complaint is that... Read more
Submitted on 13-09-2016
The hotel opens up with the look of luxury. You are led up to a nice room containing a walk in closet. Hidden behind a picture of decorative shelving is your mini bar. The desk has an electric kettle for tea or instant coffee. The bathroom is small though well appointed. I wish there was more room for two people to get ready in the morning. It is very tight! The concierge has been consistently wrong with restaurants. Last night we wanted a tapas restaurant but ended up walking out of this resta... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Stayed 3 nights here, the hotel is in a very good central area, just missed the mark in a few areas. Shower was very difficult to turn on and off, after upgrading my room still had no separate shower and shower rise was hard against wall resulting in water going into bathroom. Breakfast was very good in a lovely room, could improve bar area downstairs, very dated. Maybe they might get Ritz name back with small improvements. Tip, do not wear a watch or jewelry out at night. Had attempted mugging... Read more
Submitted on 14-09-2016
We were "wowed" from check-in to check-out. The service at this ornate, gem of a hotel was outstanding. The public spaces and rooms are, in a word, palatial. The lobby was lavish, something out of a fairy tail. There wasn't a piece of furniture, painting or drape out of place. The flowers in the lobby were gorgeous and perfectly matched the grand design of the salon. The guest rooms are large and spacious. I stayed in a deluxe room and found it incredibly spacious and comfortable. The damask... Read more
from Phoenix, United States
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Everything about this hotel and our stay was wonderful. The people were all terrific, the room was great, the food even better. Xavier was a delight. It is in a great location for walking to the sites and a close cab ride if you prefer. Nothing but good things to say about it, a favorite for us now.
from middle of nowhere
Submitted on 17-09-2016
The hotel has a beautiful charm with its old world decor. Location is great and convenient. But it's the staff that stand out. Every member we interacted with was professional and very friendly. Nothing was a hassle and they were always keen to help.
from New York
Submitted on 18-09-2016
If a grand duke were seeking the ultimate grand hotel, this might be it. Starting life as the Ritz Hotel in 1919, it has now been thoroughly modernized. It still has drapes as heavy as raccoon coats, and the doormen are still dressed like field marshals. But the guests might be wearing polo shirts and sneakers. The location is ideal: right in the middle of the elegant 19th Century enlargement of the city, but within walking distance of Gaudi masterpieces and medieval churches alike. Our roo... Read more
Submitted on 19-09-2016
This hotel was perfect from start to finish, a true 5 star hotel. On arrival the check-in staff upgraded us to a suite as we were staying for our 10th wedding anniversary. The room was absolutely stunning with an original roman bath and super king size bed. The hotel left a bottle of cava in our room as well.. This hotel used to be the Ritz and you can see why from the luxury décor and furniture all around you. The concierge staff were extremely helpful and recommended and booked two restaurant... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We taxied in from Sants railway station after a train ride from Madrid. Our check-in was seamless. We asked for a higher room and had decided to take an inside room for quietness. It was a sentimental journey for us as we had stayed here over 20 years ago on our first trip to Barcelona. The room was spacious with plenty of clothes hanging space. The shower is the best we have experienced on this trip to Spain. The concierges are to be congratulated - they are simply the best - and nothing was a... Read more
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 21-09-2016
My husband and I spent a lovely three nights at El Palace Hotel. We especially loved the authentic classic atmosphere. Unlike other "chain" hotels that have hotels all over Europe, El Palace Hotel was unique. The service was outstanding and our room was beautiful. We had a splendid view of the city. If and when we return to Barcelona, we will stay at El Palace Hotel without a doubt.
Submitted on 22-09-2016
My husband and I had the wonderful experience of visiting Barcelona with several other couples. Our stay at El Palace was completely perfect from start to finish. We arrived early in the day and were greeted warmly by several Hotel staff members. They welcomed us warmly and assisted us with our checkin and luggage storage needs before we ventured off for a day of sight seeing before getting into our rooms. The entrance area was stunningly decorated with fresh flowers and lovely ornate finishes. ... Read more
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Stayed here 35 years ago under a different owner. (The Ritz) Very little has changed one the first few floors. They have a Michelin 1 one the first floor. The new restaurant is on the 7th floor which was not here so many years ago. We ate at this restaurant by the pool last night. The food was very good, but the service left a lot to be desired! The Maitre D explained due to large group ( which we never saw) two waiters for 5 occupants. This hotel has better standards and service then we experie... Read more
Submitted on 25-09-2016
This hotel brings back old world charm combined with all the modern conveniences you might wish for. The staff is exceptional, the grounds simply beautiful and the location assures a quiet retreat from the bustle of Lisbon. We stayed for 4 days and couldn't have been happier with everything. I highly recommend this hotel!
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Beautiful, large and elegant room and top modern, large and stylish bathroom. Outstanding 360 degree view from the top terrace over the city including Sagrada Familia. Just on the floor below is the roof top pool which is heaven to cool down in after a day of excursions. Excellent service and friendly staff. We will be back!
Submitted on 27-09-2016
This was such a nice hotel experience from the moment we checked in until we left. The staff always wanted to help and were extremely friendly. The room itself was lovely and super comfortable. We flew straight from the US and so the blackout shades came in really handy the first two days until jet lag eased. El Palace was the perfect home base for frequent jaunts to the Born, Barceloneta, the Gothic Quarter and the beach. Even the walk from Park Guell was amazing. The staff was very friendly a... Read more
from Winnipeg, Canada
Submitted on 30-09-2016
Our first 4 nights in Spain were spent at the El Palace Hotel in Barcelona. From the moment we checked in, the staff was excellent. We had requested a room on a high floor with a view overlooking the front street, and that is exactly what we got. Shortly after arriving, we were given a welcome bottle of Cava (a Spanish sparkling wine) along with a note from the general manager. A nice touch. The concierge was extremely helpful, and made dinner reservations for us on a couple of evenings. This... Read more
from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Submitted on 30-09-2016
old world luxury, nice rooms, great location, sound proof rooms, excellent concierge, rooftop pool and restaurant, nice lounge downstairs, great looking breakfast. Nice spa, not part of the hotel, great steam room, concierge were excellent with their recommendations, close to everything, highly recommend it in Barcelona
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 02-10-2016
We stayed at the Ritz on our first visit to Barcelona many years ago and decided we would visit it again in its new identity - El Palace. We were not disappointed. Great location. We were made welcome from the first greeting by the porter to the bellboy who showed us to our room. Our room was on the 5th floor with internal courtyard views. Plenty of light, plenty of space, lovely bathroom, lots of hanging space. Fabulous! The concierge staff were fantastically helpful in all respects - re... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 03-10-2016
This hotel was one of the most beautiful, charming, totally renovated hotels I've ever stayed in! Our room was very large and high up so it was very quiet (it also faced a side street). The staff was wonderful and the restaurant recommendations from the concierge and help finding places on a map were excellent. I guess the only negative to us since our budget isn't unlimited was the cost of items on the room service menu. I passed on my usual morning coffee because it was 7 euros ($8 - $9 U.S). ... Read more
from Nicosia, Cyprus
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Located at the best part of the city walking distance to everywhere, you can see Sagrada Familia from your balcony, breakfast at hotel is must!! Rich open buffet. Hotel is up to its name you feel like you are a visitor of a palace thank you see you next time.
from Huntington,NY
Submitted on 05-10-2016
This centrally located beautiful hotel is aptly named. As soon as you enter the hotel , you are greeted and treated like a king and queen by the wonderful and courteous staff. Then you behold the sumptuous and elegant lobby which further leads into several lushly carpeted and voluptuous foyers which then leads to a spectacular harlequin black and white majestic restaurant. But the best of all, there is a spectacular rooftop 360 " view of Barcelona above the terrace restaurant which is to die fo... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 05-10-2016
As others have said, this is a beautifully renovated, well-situated and elegant hotel. The rooms are well-appointed and wonderfully comfortable. And the staff, especially the concierge team, are incredibly friendly and helpful. We could not have asked for more. That said, the hotel was almost too formal and elegant. What we love about Barcelona is it's life and vitality--it's color and energy. The El Palace provides quiet respite, but we missed some of the vibrance that is Spain. Fortunat... Read more
from Pittsburgh, PA
Submitted on 08-10-2016
The El Palace, formerly the Ritz, is a Classic Old World elegant hotel a few blocks from the Ramblas, but away from the crowds. The Hotel retains the feel of it's classic beginnings, but not in a worn way. The lobby and restaurant areas are full of elegant and lovely appointments and furniture. The rooftop contains a small pool and pretty dining area for light lunch. The staff and concierges were warm and helpful. Our room was a two room junior suite with a bath and a half. The room appointments... Read more
from Petaluma, California, Usa
Submitted on 12-10-2016
This is a beautiful hotel located in a very nice area. You are walking distance to everything. Las Ramblas, Sagrada Familia and the Gothic district. There is a great breakfast in the morning. The staff is gracious and very knowledgeable. If we come back, this will be our first choice of stay.
from Monterrey
Submitted on 15-10-2016
We just spent 4 days in this magnificent hotel and we were more than happy with the excelent service of the staff and the beauty of El Palace Hotel. Great location, 2 blocks from the Via de Gracia, 3 blocks from La Rambla. Breakfast was included in our room rate, it was great and very complete. Our room had a very good size, big bathroom with separated bathtub and double vanity sink. Large towels. Safe inside the closet. Everything was very clean and correct. Bed was very comfortable. There ... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 19-10-2016
We stayed at El Palace for a week while visiting Daughter who is studying there. The hotel is elegant and grand without being stuffy. The location is walking distance from many sights of the city and good restaurants. There is a rooftop bar that serves drinks and snacks and a 360 degree view. The club sandwich and a nice glass of chardonnay became my go-to lunch in Barcelona. The downstairs lounge is welcoming and beautiful. Our room was perhaps the most quiet room we have ever enjoyed in ... Read more
from New Jersey
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Beautiful historic hotel in a lovely area of Barcelona. Close to the metro and major attractions with nice shops and restaurants nearby. Extremely helpful staff and service. Excellent modernization common areas and spacious rooms. There are three restaurants, spa and workout facility. It was just perfect for our short stay!
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Wonderful stay at El Palace from the efficient, helpful and doting staff to the up to date comfortable rooms, the gorgeous roof top patio to the elegant Hall both which were relaxing retreats after a day of sightseeing. El Palace is strategically located close to many of the popular tourist areas, but just enough away to give a little peace and quiet from the crowds. Everything was in walking distance.
Submitted on 23-10-2016
From the outside the entrance is luxurious but gives way to 20th century splendour in the common areas and bedrooms. Most of the bedrooms are large, some being suited with dressing rooms and enormous bathrooms with twin basins and showers. The service from the staff is some of the best I have encountered in any country, and they are all both friendly courteous and efficient. The facilities can be viewed on their website, and are too numerous to mention in this review, but the roof top pool, rest... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 25-10-2016
We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. The hotel was just gorgeous and the rooms were spacious and beautiful. Service was excellent and location was perfect. One night we went down to the lounge for live music which was great!
from New York
Submitted on 25-10-2016
From the moment we arrived at the hotel and the doorman helped us with our luggage, we knew we were going to be well taken care of. Every employee we came in contact with was cheerful, polite and extremely helpful. The concierge gave us a quick tour of the beautiful lobby and escorted us to our room. We contacted the hotel in advance about a special occasion we were celebrating. A bottle of cava, chocolate and a note were waiting for us in our room. The hotel was completely refurbished and no... Read more
from philadelphia
Submitted on 25-10-2016
You can tell this hotel is a class act from the first glimpse. Absolutely gorgeous exterior, lobby, lobby bar/restaurant makes you feel like you'll be dining with the King and Queen. Extremely attentive staff, beautiful suite, crazy gorgeous 'man cave' of a subterranean lounge below the lobby, Two-Michelin-Star restaurant on site (Caelis) which was outstanding. Concierge arranged car rental without a hitch. Definitely a destination for a special occasion. Will definitely return.
from Carlsbad, California
Submitted on 27-10-2016
This hotel is amazing from the time you are greeted by the doorman. All the staff have fantastic super customer service skills. Every single detail was over the top. There is a fabulous restaurant on the roof with glorious views and a giant breakfast that is simply delicious. the views are so breathtaking of the city. the location is perfect and so easy to walk to shops, restaurants and sites. If you love being pampered, this is the place. We will always stay here when we visit Barcelona.
from Monument, Colorado
Submitted on 29-10-2016
I love this hotel! It's centrally located, has a gorgeous old-world lobby and all the amenities of a first-class luxury hotel, including smartly dressed, attentive porters and doormen and a friendly, helpful concierge. It's rooms are beautifully appointed, large, and quiet. It's truly wonderful place. While not cheap, after staying at a mid-range hotel in Madrid for the same rate, we felt it was a decent value. It's so perfect I wish I could live there.
Submitted on 31-10-2016
We are a family of 3 who stayed here for 4nts during our first visit to Barcelona. What a lovely hotel. Great staff, great location. We were upgraded to a suite which was tucked away at the back of the hotel. It was wonderfully quiet. The room was very comfortable. Lovely bed, sofa bed ( for our 13yr old son) choice of pillows, tea/ coffee making facility and well equipped bathroom. The location was ideal; far enough away from the hustle & bustle of Las Ramblas, yet in easy walking distance. Ap... Read more
from St. Louis, MO
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We stayed here for 6 nights for a special anniversary. Great location, lovely room, outstanding staff (especially concierge), really good food. Old world atmosphere and attention to detail. Highly recommend.
from Moscow, Russia
Submitted on 02-11-2016
The Hotel El Palace in Barcelona presented me beautiful memories about the city. I truly fell in love with the city and the hotel. The place is very convenient for people who love shopping firstly. It is also suitable for people who enjoy strolling down around the city as El Palace located next to shopping district. However, it is also close to other city sightseeing. Staying in the hotel, i was amazed by service. I cannot fault it in any way.The hotel staff is very friendly and well trained. ... Read more
from Carlsbad, CA
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We stayed at El Palace for 5 nights in late October. Our room (502) overlooked Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes however we heard almost no noise from the street. Our room was a good size and the bed and bathroom were just what you would expect at a 5 star property in Europe. The bar and common areas of the hotel are beautifully designed and furnished. The staff of the hotel were all pleasant, helpful and multi-lingual. The concierges were particularly helpful with restaurant recommendations ... Read more
from St. Helena, California
Submitted on 03-11-2016
This was our first visit to Barcelona and we were overwhelmed by the hotel options, whether to stay at a modern property or a more traditional one. We settled on El Palace because of a preference for so-called old world luxury or grand hotels (El Palace was a Ritz in the days when Salvador Dali lived in it). We indeed found here old world luxury in architecture and in the grand rooms, as well as contemporary efficiency. We took a junior suite, the room was elegant, quiet and beautifully maintain... Read more
from St. Gallen, Switzerland
Submitted on 04-11-2016
Staying at El palace with my parents and our 2 year old daughter for one week was a truly amazing experience. At a first glance the hotel is an okd grand hotel but in fact it has been thoroughly renovated a few years ago so you'll find all the amenities yor're looking for at a very high standard. The rooms (junior suite and privilege junior suite with two seperated rooms to have your privacy while the kid is asleep) are state of the art, spacious, with huge bathrooms (tub with jacuzzi and rain ... Read more
from Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Submitted on 06-11-2016
Fantastic hotel! Best hotel I've ever stayed at. Thank you to Maribel from Rom clearing and Alexis in concierge for returning my wallet on a silver platser while I was having breakfast before I knew I had lost it! The rooms my nephew and I stayed at where both luxurious and cosy. Both Classic and very modern and warm!
from Dumfries, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-11-2016
The hotel has all the splendor of an old luxury hotel with the addition of high standard modern amenities. Our room was amazing, a sunken roman bath with an extremely large walk in shower. The room was beautifully decorated and had every comfort you could possibly wish for. The staff at the El Palace are amazing, nothing is too much trouble, they made us feel like royalty. We spent a wonderful afternoon on the roof terrace, swimming and sunbathing. The El Palace is in a great location for vis... Read more
from Port Perry, On
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We found this to be a great location for all the sites in Barcelona. The staff are amazing; helpful with directions, giving us an early check in after an overnight flight, cabs, ideas, holding our bags on the last day, opening doors and saying hello every time we passed through the lobby. The drinks we had in the fabulous rooftop bar were the best on our trip. Our room was stunning! A corner room overlooking the main street. Beautiful. We hope to return, both to Barcelona and El Palace.
from Helotes, Texas
Submitted on 10-11-2016
Excellent hotel in a great location with the Sagrada Familia and other popular sites all a short taxi ride away. Great customer service from the moment you arrive. You're escorted to the front desk for check-in and then to your room so they can familiarize you with it. The room was very luxurious and comfortable.
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 11-11-2016
This was our second stay at the palace hotel and it didn't disappoint. As we had stayed there 3 years before they upgraded our room and even sent up a box of chocolates. The room was extremely nice and the staff couldn't do enough for you. Would stay here again.
from Henderson, Nevada
Submitted on 12-11-2016
We stayed at the El Palace for 2 nights, pre-cruise, on 11/3. We arrived early-afternoon after exhausting flights from the west coast and were greeted by the friendly doorman who whisked our bags away and pointed us to the reception office which is tucked just off the main lobby. Fortunately, our room was available and we were escorted to our room by Javier, who took the time to explain all the amenities the hotel had to offer on our way up to the room. We checked into room 604 (the top floor fo... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 14-11-2016
We got upgraded to a beautiful rooms. Very spacious with excellent amenities. Staff was most helpful and they allowed us to take our tour on morning of check out and return to our room before going to our cruise ship. The breakfast buffet was pricey and not included in room price.
from Ireland
Submitted on 22-11-2016
Can't fault this hotel, beautiful furnishings, complimentary upgrade and bottle of cava and chocolates for our anniversary, amazing breakfast, very helpful staff, would definitely stay here again. Walking distance for sight seeing.
from Almaty, Kazakhstan
Submitted on 28-11-2016
My stay in Hotel for Business for two nights from 24-26 November, I notice firstly excellent, central location, Classic Royal Style of Hotel, HIgh level of service. I remember sincere help and attention to me when I felt ill.I try Mayan Spa massage, It was also very good. Kind staff and Concierge service, they help me very much in any situation and question) One of the best places to stay in Barcelona. Pleasant staff and unforgetable stay in . And of course I recommend definitly for everyone!!!
from Manhattan
Submitted on 28-11-2016
The Palace Hotel is a great place to stay while in Barcelona. Centrally locate and within Walking distance of 4/5 top attractions in Barcelona.The room are.. tops and the staff cordial and personal. take the breakfast including option and you will not be disappointed, it is worth the price. There is a top restaurant at the hotel, but have to plan ahead for reservation. There is a Jazz bar in the lower levels. The hotel is also very kid friendly..Sorry could not test the pool, which is outis... Read more
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 29-11-2016
El Palace Hotel is a lovely and spacious hotel. The rooms are beautiful and very large with lots of closet and storage space. The bathroom is very large with double sinks, a separate shower and bathtub. The service at the hotel is wonderful, excellent English is spoken by all hotel staff and everyone is very helpful and accommodating. The shared spaces are comfortable and beautifully decorated. The intimate bar downstairs is a great place for a cocktail. It is a very good location with mos... Read more
from Denver, CO
Submitted on 30-11-2016
Wow! Such a beautiful building. The rooms are small, but not more than usual for Europe. The breakfast was outstanding and set in a light and airy room. Easy access to great restaurants and shops just minutes from the hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Very nice hotel! I visit tris hotel with a group of friends and we enjoyed everithing! Rooms, staff, place! Thank you eberybody! Nex time in Barcellona we Will come back! Hotels seems like photos, Not easy to find! Thank you!'
Submitted on 02-12-2016
We stayed at the El Palace Hotel for one night and enjoyed it immensely. The hotel is decorated in early 20th century style with staff in full livery. The room was large (suite) with an excellent bathroom; updated and in perfect order. The bed was very comfortable. Wifi was fast and in working order. The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was professional and provided accurate and helpful advice. The location was very convenient, 2 blocks from the Placa de Catalunya and the Ramblas. ... Read more