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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona Spain
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Hotel El Palace Barcelona was totally refurbished and reopened late 2009. The works 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 has 120 rooms, 42 of which are 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 enhances the beauty and majesty of our Hotel like in the 20’s.
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Property amenities
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Catalan, German, Italian
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zur m wrote a review Jan 2023
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The staff was amazing and very friendly, our flight got delayed and we needed a late checkout and they manage to find a soultion for us. We took the superior deluxe room which was up to our standard, the whole hotel gave vibes of classic Europe and luxury.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Zur m, I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and to read the wonderful comments about your time at El Palace Barcelona. We are happy that they could provide you a late check-out and it is exactly these types of memorable experiences we strive to create for all our guests We appreciate you taking the time to comment on the positive impression my colleagues has left upon you. We hope to create more lasting memories for you in the near future. Best regards, Guest Relations
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alexps81 wrote a review Nov 2021
Mexico City, Mexico244 contributions106 helpful votes
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El Palace was once the emblematic Ritz Hotel in Barcelona. As of today you can admire the details from tycoon Cesar Ritz in 1919. The location is superb, the size of rooms are big and comfortable in comparison with European standards, and all the people working there were always trying to be helpful. Outstanding service and attitude from Alexis at the front desk, always willing to assist with anything. We really felt like being at home.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Feb 2022
Dear Alex, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback of El Palace with fellow travellers. We are truly glad to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us, and that our wonderful building and its location where a plus to your stay. We really appreciate your comments about our colleague, there is no better reward for us than to hear that our team helped to make your time in Barcelona a home away from home. Best Regards, Pablo Aldemira Front Office Manager
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Beyond_YXU wrote a review Jan 2023
London, Canada10748 contributions2170 helpful votes
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I love the old “Palace” hotels of Europe, many of which were established by legendary hotelier Cesar Ritz. I’ve had the privilege to stay at several, and El Palace Barcelona perhaps ranks as the very best. It offers the quintessential classic luxury hotel experience that is increasingly harder to find, delivered by the most polished team of hospitality professionals I’ve ever experienced. Just looking at the photos online, I knew this hotel would be the perfect choice for us for our first visit to Barcelona: location, legacy, and luxury—it has it all! From pre-arrival emails to our departure for the airport, it did not disappoint. Our go-to Virtuoso Network travel agent at Ourisman Travel handled the reservations for us, which gave us some wonderful perks: early check-in and late check-out, a room upgrade, breakfast, and dining and spa credits. I contacted the concierge in advance to order an extravagant floral arrangement for the room, and it was indeed glorious. That, plus a lovely bottle of a Gran Reserva Cava, chocolates, sweets, and a handwritten note, made us feel incredibly welcome. We were generously upgraded to a fifth floor Junior Suite with a quiet location facing the interior of the hotel. The room was huge for a junior suite, and positively enormous by European hotel standards. It had a long hallway separated from the bedroom by another door; a huge walk-in closet/dressing room with more than enough storage space for our over-packed suitcases; a vast marble clad bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub, two-person shower, and water closet; and an airy bedroom with king sized bed, nightstands, dresser, mini-bar, sofa and coffee table, desk and chair, upholstered walls, and generously draped windows. The overall effect was classic luxury—timeless, sumptuous, and plush. We slept so well in the cloud-like bed with its excellent quality linens, down pillows and duvet. There was no audible noise from outside or from any nearby rooms. It was whisper quiet. In fact, we rarely saw other guests on our floor, and we never once saw a housekeeper making the rounds cleaning the rooms--they were so discrete/stealthy! I was just surprised (and a little disappointed) that the nightly turndown service did not leave any kind of mints, chocolates, or treats—even on Three Kings Day. The breakfast buffet was a delightful way to start each of the five mornings of our stay. The offerings were vast, tasty, and beautifully presented. A small army of wait staff responded to guests’ needs almost intuitively; anything requested was brought in a flash. I cannot say enough about the food and beverage team at this hotel. Twice we ordered room service because we were worn out from full days of sightseeing, and the orders were delivered promptly and with a smile. The food was delicious and elegantly presented, and they were even able to make a custom order of a simple chicken and rice soup one night when I wasn’t feeling very well. (And it was just what I wanted.) One afternoon, we enjoyed lunch at the rooftop “Chalet” restaurant, a charming fantasyland of a space made to evoke the iconic aspects of a Swiss ski lodge. To us Canadians, however, 18 degrees Celsius feels almost like summer, so we weren’t really in the mood for fondue or raclette, so we had to settle for a short rib dish (delicious, but still too heavy/hearty for a lunch selection on a mild day). We wished the menu there was more varied, but the service was warm and polished, and it was a pleasant experience. During our stay we made frequent stops at the concierge desk for directions or recommendations, and each of the concierges we dealt with was impressively knowledgeable and exceedingly kind and friendly. Les Clefs d’Or concierges can sometimes be a little standoffish or intimidating, but not here. I wish I had gotten their names to thank them here individually, but all were terrific assets to the hotel. We would love to return to Barcelona (we barely scratched the vast surface of its incredible museums, historic sights, parks, shops, and restaurants), and if we do, there is nowhere else we would rather stay than El Palace. It’s an extraordinary, world-class hotel in an extraordinary, world-class city.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Beyond_YXU, We are beyond pleased to hear such enthusiastic and wonderful comments regarding the beauty, luxury, and experience you enjoyed at El Palace. We are more than pleased to know that you loved staying with us and left with incredibly positive impressions from our concierge team and that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and service. We are particularly delighted to know you valued the history of our hotel we proudly uphold and that our staff was able to provide such a positive and hospitable experience for you. It is delightful to read that you enjoyed the quality of the food. We thank you and have forwarded your comment to our F&B Department that, the menu on the Rooftop could be more varied. And we thank you for the comment regarding placing a treat in the turndown service. We thrive on constructive criticism and feedback as it is through the eyes of the guest that we see the opportunities before us. We appreciate you taking the time to comment on the positive impression our colleagues have left upon you. We hope to create more lasting memories for you shortly. Sincerely, Guest Relations Team
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Greg L wrote a review Jan 2023
Los Angeles13 contributions1 helpful vote
This classic, timeless, almost magical hotel met and exceeded our high expectations, highlighted by a spectacular, fun filled New Year's Eve celebration. An evening at the Bluesman Cocktail Bar was fantastic. Breakfast was excellent. Everywhere we looked was a feast for the eyes. When minor issues came up, the staff was quick to make things right, sometimes in extraordinary ways. Not being located in the heart of the tourist area is a plus, as the short walk is very easy and there is so much nearby, including La Whiskeria, a great bar just around the corner and great places to eat, like Patagonia and Lokal Bar. I can't recommend El Palace enough. Cristhian and Victoria, especially, were wonderful, as was the maitre d' who saved our New Year's Eve! Thanks to all of the people there who made our stay so enjoyable and memorable.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear glanger100, Thank you for sharing with us your amazing comments regarding your recent stay at El Palace Barcelona. I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed the facilities and services that the hotel offers. This is exactly the type of memory we strive to give to all of our guests. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that we have achieved our main objective, which is none other than the satisfaction of our customers. You can be sure that your testimonial will encourage us to continue working to offer our guests the best and most caring service. However, be informed I will personally forward your comments to Christian and Victoria, who will be very happy to hear these wonderful words from you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at El Palace Barcelona, Sincerely, Guest Relations
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Rick Federico wrote a review Jan 2023
10 contributions2 helpful votes
First class experience from arrival to departure. In total over the past 10 days we spent 5 at the El Palace (beginning and end of the trip). On both occasion the experience was exceptional. From the friendly bellman to the breakfast room server assistant the attention to detail was noted and appreciated. Fabio, the bartender in the Grand Hall Bar, is incredibly creative and talented. Ask him to prepare his award winning twist on a Negroni. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable (one junior suite and one classic room). On our next visit to Barcelona we will surely return to El Palace.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear RFED8865, I wish to extend my thanks for sharing your experience with us. I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed the facilities and services that our hotel offers. We highly value your opinion as it is very rewarding to receive a positive impression from our guests. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that we have achieved our main objective, which is none other than the satisfaction of our customers. You can be sure that your testimonial will encourage us to continue working to offer our guests the best and most caring service. Please, be informed that I will personally forward your comments to Fabio and to all our staff members who will appreciate it. Best regards, Guest Relations
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Maria S wrote a review Jan 2023
14 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel-with a wonderful staff! Christian,Carlos,Eloi were helpful and joyous everyday!! The Bed was very comfortable as well as the bathroom arrangement. The rooftop cafe is awesome. Great location in this beautiful city
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear MariasX6836JN, I would like to thank you very much for sharing your wonderful ratings and comments with us regarding your recent stay at El Palace through TripAdvisor. We are elated to receive your positive feedback since nothing makes us more joy than knowing that we have achieved our main objective, which is no other than the satisfaction of our guests. Rest assured that we shall be encouraged by your testimony to continue working to offer our clients our best and most accurate service at all times. We continuously strive to meet our guests’ needs and expectations and we are very happy to hear that in your case we have reached our goal. We thank you for the time you took to share your testimony and we would be delighted to welcome you back to El Palace, should you return to Barcelona in the near future. Please be informed I will personally forward your comments to Christian, Carlos and Eloi who will be very happy to hear that excellent review. With Kind Regards, Guest Relations Department
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Lawrence R wrote a review Jan 2023
Houston, Texas16 contributions7 helpful votes
This place takes service and charm to a new level. My wife and I were warmly greeted by every employee who passed us in the hotel during our stay. The staff worked patiently with on our subpar Spanish, providing tips and clarification. The room was spotless and the food (tapas - - try the sea bass) was gourmet level. But the best part of the stay was the piano bar. The piano player was a star. He played every request and made the evenings very entertaining. This guy made Chopin look like a beginner. Now, this place is not inexpensive, but worth every penny if you are looking for a nice vacation with a little luxury. My wife loved it,
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 51lawrencer, I wish to extend my thanks for sharing your experience with us. I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed the facilities and services that our hotel offers. We highly value your opinion as it is very rewarding to receive a positive impression from our guests. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that we have achieved our main objective, which is none other than the satisfaction of our customers. You can be sure that your testimonial will encourage us to continue working to offer our guests the best and most caring service. Please, be informed that I will personally forward your comments to our piano player who will be very happy to hear this type of comment. Best regards, Guest Relations
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I haven’t been everywhere... yet wrote a review Jan 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands363 contributions148 helpful votes
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Beautiful hotel, fabulous staff, stunning decor, perfect location, delicious food… I can’t say enough good things about this hotel! Executive suite was spacious and very comfy with a bottle of bubbles on arrival. Breakfast was first class, both buffet and a la carte. Good vegan options. Concierge was very helpful and location was perfect for shopping, restaurants, sight seeing, etc. Speak easy jazz bar in the basement which has great energy and music. Roof top bar with stunning views and relaxing. Worth every penny/ cent/ euro :-)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Wee_lassy_eats_world, We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and to read the wonderful comments about your time at El Palace Barcelona. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed breakfast, the location, the decoration, and your room. Please be informed that I will personally make sure our staff receives your compliments. It is exactly these types of memorable experiences we strive to create for all our guests. I am very pleased to know our team delivered the excellent, welcoming service for which we are known since nothing makes us happier than knowing that we have achieved our main objective, which is no other than the satisfaction of our guests. Again, thank you for trusting us and for taking the time to review your stay. While looking forward to the pleasure of personally meeting you during your next visit, Sincerely, Guest Relations Team
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Charles C wrote a review Dec 2022
Lake Forest, California120 contributions74 helpful votes
The entire Hotel, from the decor to the Staff to the over-the-top breakfast were simply magnificent. The Hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most areas of interest. We would highly recommend this Hotel for a relaxing and comfortable stay while visiting Barcelona.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 472charlesc, On behalf of the entire El Palace team, we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and to read the wonderful feedback about your time at El Palace Barcelona. It is fulfilling to receive such wonderful comments about the decoration and our breakfast. Please be informed that I will personally make sure our staff receives your compliments. It is exactly these types of memorable experiences we strive to create for all our guests. We would be delighted to welcome you back to El Palace, should you return to Barcelona in the near future. I remain at your entire disposal. Sincerely, Guest Relations Team
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Europeaddict wrote a review Dec 2022
San Diego, California177 contributions122 helpful votes
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Some hotels are listed as 5 star hotels but are not, this hotel is the real thing. I am totally enthralled by this hotel. Upon approach the outside of the hotel with it's beautiful 1919 style architecture and red awnings tells the approaching guest that this hotel is not like all the rest. Though thoroughly remodeled and comfortable, the interior is the epitome of elegance. The Halls is the lounge with high ceilings and is magnificent as is the bar area. The breakfast room is basically a terrace that is cheerful and bright and displays a wonderful array of foods for breakfast. I loved the elegant staircases and felt like royalty using them. My room had a foyer and another inside door which made the room extremely quiet despite being in the midst of this vibrant city. The room was spacious and had several surprises within which I won't mention in this review, but it reflects how smart the designers were in modernizing the hotel. The towels and bedding were luxurious. The bathroom had a tub and separate shower as well as a long bathroom counter. I could have stayed there indefinitely!! As far as the personnel/staff go - I was treated like a queen. I was greeted warmly by reception. A member of the staff brought me to my room to explain the features of the room and the hotel services. The concierge staff was better than any I have encountered in the 150 hotel nights that I have stayed in this year. They anticipated needs, offered information and guidance that I didn't even think of to ask for AND helped me with an iPhone emergency (sim car issue) calmly and competently. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel is close to the Gothic Quarter as well as many other sites and the metro. I highly recommend this hotel. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 12 Dec 2022
Dear Europeaddict, I would like to thank you very much for sharing your wonderful ratings and comments with us regarding your recent stay at El Palace through TripAdvisor. We are elated to receive your positive feedback since nothing makes us more joy than knowing that we have achieved our main objective, which is no other than the satisfaction of our guests. Rest assured that we shall be encouraged by your testimony to continue working to offer our clients our best and most accurate service at all times. We continuously strive to meet our guests’ needs and expectations and we are very happy to hear that in your case we have reached our goal. We thank you for the time you took to share your testimony and we would be delighted to welcome you back to El Palace, should you return to Barcelona in the near future. With Kind Regards, Guest Relations Department
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US$312 - US$490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaEixample / La Dreta de l'Eixample
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Palace Barcelona
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Nearby attractions include Maximum Escape 3 (0.4 km), Maximum Escape 1 (0.3 km), and Maximum Escape 2 (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zenith Brunch & Cocktails, Faire Brunch & Drinks, and Rudi of Pirate Cooking.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a rooftop pool during their stay.
Does Hotel El Palace Barcelona have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel El Palace Barcelona offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel El Palace Barcelona located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Barcelona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel El Palace Barcelona?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel El Palace Barcelona offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.