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About Hotel Espana


With its modernist architecture and location at the heart of Barcelona's oldest district, Hotel Espana blends heritage with modern-day comfort. The hotel is situated on a quiet street, just a few minutes' walk from Las Ramblas and its attractions, while the nearby metro station provides access to the wider city. Rooms are small but comfortably furnished and feature essentials such as air conditioning, but this property is better known for its lobby and dining rooms. Designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, they are breathtaking examples of modernist architecture. One has sea life murals by Ramon Casas, the other magnificent floral tiling and a wood-beamed roof. Guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, light lunch, or evening meal in such an intimate, original ambiance.
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Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • business center
  • concierge
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • pets allowed
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • outdoor pool


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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City Tax

For all guest bookings with period of stay from November 1st 2012 onwards, a city tax must be paid directly to the hotel during check out for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.

5* Hotel: A city tax of 2.25 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona and Catalonia;
4* Hotel: A city tax of 1.10 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona (0.90 Euros + VAT in Catalonia);
Rest of Hotels & Apartments: A city tax of 0.65 Euros + VAT per person, per night in Barcelona (0.45 Euros + VAT in Catalonia).

This is an additional charge for guests over the age of 16 and it is NOT INCLUDED in the room rate.

When booking for 7 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: :00 AM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.7 Km
Distance to Airport: 12. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 11 EUR
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 82
Year Hotel Built: 1859
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Food, drink and entertainment

Fonda Restaurant

Fonda Restaurant

The restaurant is located in the Modernist dining room originally designed and decorated by Domènech i Montaner, a rich environment of historical value in which the older features enhance and inspire the new.At Fonda España, Martín Berasategui aims to bring his renowned culinary style to a wider audience with simple, balanced and mouth-watering creations that pay tribute to this renowned chef’s origins.Fonda España offers traditional cuisine that has been brought up to date, is presented imaginatively and uses the best ingredients available.

Bar Arnau

Bar Arnau

Named after the celebrated sculptor, Eusebi Arnau, whose splendid alabaster fireplace is the centrepiece of the bar.A space in which modernist elements combine with contemporary design.A local meeting point to enjoy an aperitif and the best cocktails in a unique and welcoming setting.It also has an appealing menu featuring sandwiches and delicious tapas.

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Recent customer comments

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8.8 Josephine M.
May 03, 2016
Pleasant Stay at Hotel Espana, Barcelona
I was very happy with the location of this hotel, right off the main street of La Rambla and being opposite to the Gothic district - the district where we wanted to explore. The hotel is close to shops & restaurant and easy access to the main streets of Barcelona, fantastic! The room is clean and spacious and the little balcony was an added feature to this establishment. Thanks to Erika at the front counter for checking us in to our room so early and not wait till 2pm, a real bonus. Staff were great and very pleasant. I already recommended this hotel to my other friends who are planning to visit Barcelona.

10 Claire E.
United Kingdom
April 02, 2016
Brilliant hotel
Very enjoyable stay.

10 Claire E.
United Kingdom
April 05, 2016
Hotel brilliant and location perfect

10 Cindi B.
January 10, 2016
Absolute Delight!
Position, decor, staff
What a beautiful place to stay. Everything was perfect from staff through to comfort. The decor is outstanding and what has been done to this building art wise is sympathetic to its heritage.

8 Kamini N.
January 08, 2016
Great stay
Excellent staffs and customer service. Good location
Was a wonderful 4 nights stay here in this hotel. Staffs were so helpful and nice. Hotel is near metro station and in the heart of la rambla street. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a perfect stay.

9.3 Gary P.
December 30, 2015
Delightful Hotel
Really nice architecture, great shower! and perfect location
Superb. Really helpful staff. Very good heating and cooling. Very comfortable bed. Very nice bathroom. Nice bar downstairs. Great location right on Liceu station.

8.3 Qian Q.
January 06, 2016
Small but beautiful hotel
Location, Price, Restaurant
Stayed 4 nights. The room is small but still have room to move around after fitting in our two big luggages. Bathroom is spacious, clean and comfortable. Free wifi. No free bottled water but convenient store is close by and there is Carrefour within 10 mins walk on the Main Street. The hotel restaurant is very good with reasonable price. We enjoyed our lunch. The metro is 2 mins walk which connects to major sightseeing places. The only safety concern I have is that there is a narrowed walk from elevator to room 418 direction and the steel railing/fence is so low that kids or even adult may just fall over the railing and fall down to the courtyard which looks scary and dangerous to me.

10 pamela O.
December 14, 2015
great location, clean, comfortable room
clean and comfortable room, good location
very pleasant and comfortable stay.. quiet area.. near the commercial establishments

10 carl G.
United Kingdom
October 22, 2015
A hidden gem
The hotel is in an ideal location . The staff are friendly and helpful. Well maintained and clean
Wonderful. A real hidden treasure in a vibrant city.

10 Carsten A.
October 25, 2015
Perfect place
Location, Optimal quality.
Exellent place. Perfect room. But book via Agoda otherwise it is much money.