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Barceloneta Beach2.27 km
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El Palace Hotel

Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 668, Eixample, Barcelona, Spain, 08010 - See map
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.5 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.5 rating for service
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.4 facilities on premise
Exceptional comfort
9.0 room quality and comfort

The hotel is located within easy walk to all things Barcelona.

Jodi | December 10, 2017

10. The room was clean and beautiful.

Jodi | December 10, 2017

The bathroom was large enough for

Jodi | December 10, 2017

Our room was large enough for

Jodi | December 10, 2017

The hotel is gorgeous.

Jodi | December 10, 2017

  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Barcelona

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport12.4 km

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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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              What people love about El Palace Hotel

              • 10.0
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "Beautiful hotel, staffs are nice and attentive, well recommended"

                BUDI M.

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                January 1, 2020

              • 9.6
                Exceptional

                "Su vista es espectacular y está en en centro de todo."

                ALEJO

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                July 9, 2018

              • 10.0
                Exceptional

                "Overall a very special stay and strongly recommend"

                Giri

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                November 20, 2017

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              9.0/10
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              9.6/10
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              Overall rating:
              9.3
              Exceptional
              162 reviews
              Cleanliness
              9.5
              Facilities
              9.4
              Location
              9.5
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              Location was superb, maximum 20 mins walk from most key attr...
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              More about El Palace Hotel

              More about El Palace Hotel

              Situated in the financial district, this famous hotel is popular with many international personalities and is regarded as one of the best establishments in the city. The hotel offers 80 deluxe rooms, 39 suites, and a fireplace and Roman bath can be found in the one Royal Suite Salvador Dali - named after the renowned painter who stayed at the hotel on many occasions. There are many tourist destinations nearby, such as the fantastic shopping areas of Paseo de Gracia, Rambla Catalunya, and the very popular Gothic quarter. The El Palace Hotel also houses a large selection of local and international cuisine thanks to the restaurant serving delicious Catalan dishes and a great selection of wines.

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              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast
              4 mentions
              Housekeeping
              3 mentions
              Swimming Pool
              1 mention

              What they offer

              9.6
              Exceptional

              "Es un muy muy bonito hotel y el personal Muy atento y servic..."

              ALEJO

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              July 9, 2018

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              Food and dining

              Nearby restaurants

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              90 m Spanish
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              150 m Spanish
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              380 m American, Spanish
              Daniela Bakery
              410 m American, Vegan
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              430 m American, Mediterranean
              Mediterranean cuisine
              Mediterranean cuisine
              Bruc33Tapas
              130 m Mediterranean, Spanish
              DADA Cafe Barcelona
              150 m Mediterranean
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              160 m Mediterranean, Spanish

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              Reviews of El Palace Hotel from real guests

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              9.3
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              Exceptional
              Cleanliness9.5
              Facilities9.4
              Location9.5
              Room comfort and quality9.0
              Service9.5
              Value for money8.8
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              8-9 Excellent (16)
              7-8 Very Good (9)
              6-7 Good (1)
              <6 Below Expectation (5)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Rose from United States
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

              Glorious time in Barcelona”

              We had a fabulous visit to Barcelona and the El Palace Hotel had a lot to do with it! It is a beautiful hotel that is located within walking distance (1 mile or less) to many sites - museums, squares, Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, etc. (Note - we live in NYC so we are used to walking so our definition of "within walking distance" might not be the same as others). The hotel staff service was amazing - the concierge made reservations for us and the housekeeping addressed our request right away (such as when we needed an iron or needed extra soap). We loved the live music in the Blue Room (they play every night beginning from 8 PM to 1 AM). Our room (junior suite) was clean and spacious - there was a king sized bed and a couch. The bathroom was huge - bathtub and separate shower. We ate at Caelis for lunch - delicious! For breakfast, we ate across the street since we typically walked while eating our pastries. We had a drink one night on the rooftop bar - gorgeous view. Overall, it was an amazing trip. We'll go back to Barcelona and to the El Palace Hotel.

              Reviewed September 23, 2016
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Jodi from United States
              Family with teens
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

              Perfect”

              My husband, 21 yr old daughter and I LOVED our stay at El Palace Hotel during our 4 nights in Barcelona. The hotel is located within easy walk to all things Barcelona. The hotel is gorgeous. Our room was large enough for 3. The bathroom was large enough for 10. The room was clean and beautiful. as beautiful as this hotel is, the best part of our stay was the way we were treated by the staff. The doormen, concierge, breakfast staff and front desk were all so welcoming, helpful and respectful. Definately go for breakfast! It was awesome! I hope I can return to Barcelona soon. When I do, I will definately stay at El Palace Hotel.

              Reviewed December 10, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Pakteema from Thailand
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

              Exceptional!!!!!”

              Excellent room, Superb Serice and Great location

              It is a wonderful place to stay in Barcelona. It is simply incredible how they keep up the consistency in the level of service and attention to detail. Literally every whim was accommodated and the daily touches even on turndown service went above and beyond. They offer a free Wi-Fi through all hotel area. Yes, it may be more expensive by comparison with its peers but it is worth every penny. We really had a pleasant time and there was such a right decision we made to celebrate the birthday during our stay at El Palace. It is simply the best like an oasis of calm in a bustling art city and I would recommend this hotel.

              Reviewed August 08, 2014
              8.7
              Excellent
              Robert from United States
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

              Nice hotel, great service; a bit faded”

              the restaurant Caelis, great service, good location

              The former Ritz Hotel in Barcelona, El Palace maintains high standards of service, but is a bit faded in appearance. We had a dimly light, inner, light-well room. (I probably could have raised it as an issue, as it was listed in the "Deluxe" category. I chose not to do so, as we were spending much of our time out of the room. Suffice it to say, make certain you get an room facing out.) Service was great. We received turndown service even after 10 pm at night just by leaving out the sign "Please make up my room." The restaurant Caelis (off the lobby, Michellin one star) is just superb. And the hotel is close to Passeig de Gracia and the Rambla, both with good shopping, restaurants, and train/subway service.

              Reviewed October 12, 2013
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Quinton from Canada
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

              El Palace - great hotel and location”

              Location, staff, comfort

              We enjoyed our stay at El Palace. The room was well appointed, the staff were very friendly and provided us with good recommendations for dinners, tapas and maps to get around Barcelona. The hotel is close to the gothic quarter and shopping areas.

              Reviewed October 31, 2014
              9.3
              Exceptional
              MICHAEL from Malaysia
              Couple
              Junior Suite
              Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

              Wonderful Old World Luxury@ the Heart of Barcelona”

              Wonderful Staff , Excellent Location, Gorgeous Decor

              El Palace Hotel delivers wonderful Old World luxury on a platter with warm and highly attentive staff. The Main Lobby opens up to an opulent and ultra luxurious lounge. Their best assets however, are still their well trained and warm staff. Rooms are clean warm and well maintained, and very comfortable. Will definitely stay again.

              Reviewed September 30, 2015
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Paul from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 1 night in November 2014

              great stay”

              design and furnishings; hotel staff; restaurant & breakfast

              Only one odd snag: despite the excellence elsewhere, the local music in the cocktail bar was limited to rather inexpensive performance by amateur musicians as duos only. Surely the El Palace could lift its game a little here to provide professional level live music by say, a least a 4-5 piece live band. Odd that the music didn't match up to everything else.

              Reviewed November 12, 2014
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Paul from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

              Excellent hotel a real 5 star”

              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 restaurants for us. We had not booked breakfast with our room, but you can still go for breakfast and choose between a continental or full breakfast. Both options were excellent and the breakfast lounge and garden area are lovely. The hotels location is also excellent, we were approx. a 10 minute walk from the main square where you can book and pick up the tour buses or walk down ramblers area. The perfect hotel for a romantic stay in Barcelona we cannot recommend highly enough

              Reviewed September 19, 2016
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Mark from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

              Famtastic”

              We think that the service at El Pslace was fantastic and they have done a great job to ensure that all guest feel comfortable and welcome. Thank you El Palace staff and management

              Reviewed June 08, 2016
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Weng from Malaysia
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

              most prestigious hotel in barcelona”

              charm, history and character

              epitomizes the history and culture of Barcelona. This is the oldest hotel in Barcelona maintaining historic charm with all the modern amenities.

              Reviewed March 27, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Chen from China
              Solo traveler
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 1 night in September 2011

              most centralized location ”

              good location, wonderful brakfast

              hotel located the most centralized place in Barcelona, i am so impressed by the hotel 1st floor lounge and brakfast area. it's really classic design and deco.room is morden and clean, bed is comfortable. just the mini bar i took sometime to find it...quite near by those tourist attractions as well as shopping area. hotel concierge is helpful.overall it's good!

              Reviewed October 15, 2011
              9.6
              Exceptional
              ALEJO from Mexico
              Family with young children
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

              Exceptional”

              Es un muy muy bonito hotel y el personal Muy atento y servicial. Su vista es espectacular y está en en centro de todo. Muy recomendable

              Reviewed July 09, 2018
              9.2
              Exceptional
              samuel from United States
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

              why not ?”

              If you go to Barcelona the previus Ritz is one of the fabulous top hotels .You'll never feel better about a chice

              Reviewed November 06, 2016
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Gloria from United States
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

              Beautiful hotel in beautiful city”

              Location,comfort and style

              This hotel is very lavish in style. It is centrally located and within walking distance of restaurants and attractions. Concierge help was excellent. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. A lovely gift of bottled water and chocolates awaited us upon arrival. There is turndown service nightly. The only drawback is that we had to wait over three hours to check-in. We arrived off a cruise ship and came earlier than the check-in time. It would have been nice had they offered coffe or other refreshment while we waited. However, they did get us into our room ahead of normal check-in time.

              Reviewed July 09, 2014
              8.0
              Excellent
              Tomi from Thailand
              Solo traveler
              Double Or Twin Classic Deluxe Classic Deluxe
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

              A real palace”

              Pros: a beatiful hotel, classy and well maintain, staff are friendly and client oriented, really a 5 stat service. I like this hotel, just like the name. A palace. Cons: bfast should have better selections

              Reviewed December 15, 2018
              7.7
              Very good
              krirkphol from Thailand
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 1 night in May 2012

              Nice location, good service, a bit old furniture”

              Location, service, bathroom

              Was in the junior suite so size was great. Biggest bathroom ever seen in any suite I stayed in Nice tv... Oldest sofa ever seen and look cheap... Fake leather, green , hard... It look like it cost bahts from where I come from ( thailand ) about € euro... It look and feel that cheap... The chairs were old but way nicer... Change that ugly green sofa and this is all better :) they have a nice terrace with a view plus dinner and bar , also have live saxophone , very romantic .. Food was normal price 20-30 euro water, tea all normal but tiramisu is 17euro ( all dessert are same price ) not worth it... But worth to have dinner and listening to live sax. Walk down the Spanish step u r right in front of Prada... So location is good. In front of hotel .. 20 steps away are some artist selling nice paintings and also... Water ! 2 euro.... Buy them... In the room it is 8.5 euro!

              Reviewed May 31, 2012
              8.7
              Excellent
              Anne from United States
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

              beautiful hotel, good location, staff ok”

              hotel, room, location

              hotel is gorgeous! decor in the main lobby is amazing and the rooms are modern and chic. the bathroom was so clean, updated and spacious. it was a few blocks from gran via main street and from the metro. my only complaint was 3/4 staff weren't friendly. it was our honeymoon and i tried not to let it get to me until our last day, one staff member gave us the wrong direction to our tour office and we got lost and we missed our tour to see Montserrat. overall, it was a beautiful hotel, very busy and booked, but staff were a bit like most of Barcelona's attitude: anti tourist

              Reviewed September 24, 2014
              10.0
              Exceptional
              mimi from Australia
              Family with teens
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

              5 star service”

              This hotel has no fault. The hotel is very grand and all staff are very welcoming. The bel boy gave us excellent recommendations every morning we walked out. The rooms are big / clean and cosy. The bed was so comfortable. The bathroom is big and all in very good and new condition. Very central are, a n nice stroll to la Ramblas. It is like a royalty feeling staying here.

              Reviewed August 25, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Matthew from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Deluxe Double
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

              AMAZING PLACE!!!”

              It's always a gamble booking a hotel unseen, especially when it's a surprise weekend for your wife's 40th birthday. And I can safely say that the gamble paid off; ten-fold! An amazing hotel, with amazing staff and an amazing location. Couldn't ask for more!

              Reviewed January 13, 2017
              8.8
              Excellent
              Carole from Canada
              Couple
              Superior Suite
              Stayed 9 nights in September 2016

              Classic hotel. Friendly, accomodating to requests. ”

              Rooms are classically appointed. Comfortable. Very good service. One small detractor: shower stall had a bit of black mold in the corners. Mentioned it to staff, but wasn't thoroughly scrubbed out & was still present. Overall, a very nice hotel. Would return.

              Reviewed October 04, 2016
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