Hotel Praktik Essens

Hotel Praktik Essens

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#40 of 509 hotels in Barcelona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hotel Praktik Essens is an exquisite boutique hotel with 37 rooms located in the heart of Barcelona. It is the most luxurious avenue in Barcelona, featuring not only the best clothing brands and restaurants, but also a large proportion of Barcelona’s modernist buildings, including La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. The Praktik Essens occupies a beautiful historical 19th-century building that we have converted into true olfactory pyramid so that you can enjoy a sensorial journey through the hotel to recover the most primal human sense of all: smell. Our carefully selected range of in-house perfumes and fragrances will ensure that you always recall Barcelona! All rooms are completely new and exterior and all have a desk, 49'' television, capsule coffee machine, luggage rack, chair, reading light, private bathroom and a large rain-effect shower, hairdryer, safe, individually controlled air conditioning (cool and warm) in each room, and free WiFi. In addition, all guests can enjoy its magnificent terrace lounge with a selection of wines and snacks, courtesy of the hotel, every day from 6 pm to 8 pm.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Complimentary toiletries
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan

Location

Passeig de Gracia, 24, 08007 Barcelona Spain
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Barcelona-El Prat Airport
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Costa Brava Airport
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Passeig de Gràcia
1 minBarcelona Metro
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Erbee64 wrote a review Oct 2021
Leuven, Belgium847 contributions165 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a bit hidden, the easiest way is to look for ‘El National’, a very nice place for lunch/dinner. The hotel interior has a very nice design, not the typical hotel room you see anywhere else. The bed is a big king size, and of very good quality. Also the airco is very effective.
We booked a room with a private terrace… and are not so pleased with the latter: they gave us a room on the first floor, but the surrounding buildings are too high to have the sun shine on it (in September). This is not mentioned in the description, but makes the terrace useless. So, if you book such room, make sure they give you one on the top floors.
When you check-in, you get a set of shower gel, shampoo,… of your choice (there are three different sets). Looks nice, but when you are in the room and take a shower, you notice there are big bottles available in the shower itself. Not sure why the first set is provided?
The hotel does not have a parking, a big problem in Barcelona. They have an agreement with a parking that is in walking distance (Parking Saba on street Passeig de Gracia), but this parking is not cheap!
Breakfast is not provided in the hotel, but in a restaurant just around the corner. You get a voucher, but need to select upfront what you want to eat (there are 3 different vouchers). Breakfast itself is of good quality!
So all together: the hotel is a top location, and has very nice rooms, but the fact that it is not mentioned that the terrace has no sun was spoiling the fun.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you book a room with a private terrace, make sure you have one at the roof top
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Response from Dirección Hotel Praktik Essens, Director General at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 20 Oct 2021
We want to thank you for choosing Praktik Èssens among so many hotels in Barcelona! We are glad to know you had the chance to enjoy all that our central location has to offer. We also would like to use the opportunity to thank you for your nice comments about our rooms and services. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back! Best regards,
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Cara E wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend Praktik Essens! Beautiful accommodations, perfect location, right off of the Passeig de Gracia, a busy street with upscale shops, in the "high end" Eixample neighborhood, which has beautiful architecture, cafes, & fine dining. Walking distance to the Gaudi houses, Placa de Catalunya & the airport shuttle busses, great tapas restaurants (Tapas 24, Vinitus) right across the street from 3 main metro lines (L2, L3, L4) that will take you to basically any major location/tourist attraction. I was a solo female traveler, and felt very safe coming & going from this hotel, even at night. The staff was welcoming, the rooms were clean & large, with modern furniture & very comfortable beds & pillows. Though my windows faced the busy street, it was not noisy. Lovely lounge with coffee, tea, and wine in the evenings. Wonderful outdoor terrace. Choosing your scent & the toiletries were a lovely bonus. Did not have the amenities of a 5 star hotel (spa, restaurant, tub in bathroom etc) if that is important to you, but in my opinion, the accommodations, price point, and location cannot be beat. I would however, not purchase the breakfast; it is a voucher for a choice of 3 breakfast options at the cafe next door, which was good, but you could get breakfast at any local cafe for a similar price. Would recommend this hotel to friends traveling to Barcelona & would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from PraktikEssens, Gerente at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Cara E, Thank you very much for the awesome review! We are really happy to read comments like yours, our guests wellbeing is our number one priority. We are glad to know you could enjoy our central location and our facilities and service provided. We look forward to welcome you back at Praktik Èssens. Best regards,
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Yaara A wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on Wednesday 8/1/2020 and stayed 3 night.
The room was beautiful, new, clean and we also got the shampoo and soaps according to the flavor we choose when we arrived (like it).
The staff was nice and helpful.
The lounge area was the best, you have coffee all day and in the morning small muffins, once in while the put whine and sparkling wine.
The location is 5 min walk from placa de la catlonia
I really recommend this hotel, i'm sure i'll be back :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from PraktikEssens, Gerente at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your awesome review! We are really happy to know our hotel surpassed your expectations. All of our team always work hard to make our guest' stay as good as possible. We are also glad to know our location in the city centre was convenient for you. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards,
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anderscja wrote a review Feb 2020
Hartlepool, United Kingdom54 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel has a fantastic location just off a busy street yet still manages to be quiet and peaceful. The side street entrance is only a couple of minutes walk to Placa Cataluna and just along the same street as Le Pedrera and Casa Battllo. The area felt very safe and is well equipped for public transport, the tourist bus and the airport shuttle. The room we had was clean and light with plenty of space for a four night stay. Modern amenities such as a large safe, coffee maker and loads of USB ports were extremely appreciated. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly, offering excellent recommendations for local restaurants, such as Tapas 2254. We would love to stay here again if we return to Barcelona.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dirección Èssens, Encargado del hostal at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Dear anderscja, We are really pleased to read your excellent and detailed review! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us and all of the facilities available in our rooms. Our central location makes it very easy to reach the main touristic sites in the city and we are also surrounded by plenty different kinds of restaurants. Thank you for your words about our staff, our team's goal is always provide the best possible service to our guests. You know where your home is when you come back to Barcelona! Warm regards,
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Brbarlow145 wrote a review Jul 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m always picky about location and finding a nice hotel at a good value. This has it all! Price was great, room was spacious with an awesome shower and super nice touches. It had a ton of character. Everything smelled amazing and the staff was fantastic, especially the younger lady at the desk with blondish hair. Mounted giant TV on the wall was a nice touch to make the room feel even larger. Balcony facing the main promenade in Barca with all the shops, restaurants and stores you could want. Noon checkout time is nice. The toiletries were especially unique as well. Lastly, it is literally attached to a restaurant everyone told me to visit (but was closed because of ‘rona). They even have a “pillow menu” where you can select a nicer pillow from 4 options. My brother and his GF stayed in two other hotels in Barca for the same price and said at least 4 times how much better mine was.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Dirección Hotel Praktik Essens, Director General at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 29 Jul 2020
Dear Brbarlow145, Thank you very much for your great review! As you mentioned, we take care of every detail so our guests can have the best possible experience at our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed all of our facilities, our perfume based concept and our location in the city centre. You know where your home is when you come back to Barcelona! Best regards,
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Robcampenhout wrote a review Jul 2020
Madrid, Spain92 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful hotel, let´s you choose what type of scent you want with your shower gel. Hotel is absolutley impecable, little things like where to hang your towel, where to put your soap, where to plug in your phone ... everything is thought off. Service is great. The only disadvantage I would say it that there is no bar or breakfast service, which is served in a different location for an expensive 10 euros, compared to other breakfast places in Barcelona.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dirección Hotel Praktik Essens, Director General at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Dear Robcampenhout, Thank you for your great review! As you mentioned, we take care of every detail to make sure our guests have the best possible experience at our hotel. We will be pleased to welcome you back at Praktik Èssens. Kind regards,
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Amesey wrote a review Jun 2022
St. Neots, United Kingdom12 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from a fab few days in Barca, Praktik Essens is very centrally located and all the metro lines pass through Passage De Gracia which is literally across the road.

The hotel was lovely, the room was well appointed and had great styling. We had a room on the 1st floor and there was literally no noise, not even from El National which is next door ( you should check this place out for great cocktails, there are better places to eat nearby).

The hotel lounge had coffee machines available all day and small pastries in the morning (breakfast is available from the restaurant next door.

Best of all was the happy out from 6-8 every evening where complimentary white, red wine and cava was served along with snacks.

Compared to others, this is very reasonably priced hotel for what it offers and excellent location wise.

Would recommend getting a metro pass as this is a big city to walk.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid eating down La Rambla Get a metro pass Book Sagrada Familia in advance Be sure to book...
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Response from Dirección Hotel Praktik Essens, Director General at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 12 Jun 2022
Dear Amesey, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review of your stay with us. We are happy to know you had such a great time in our hotel and that you enjoyed not just your room, but also our facilities and services. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards,
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Amy wrote a review May 2022
Norfolk, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was absolutely brilliant. We booked a city view room which was definitely worth it. It was a decent size with a huge comfy bed and also a huge shower.
The staff were all lovely and so helpful. They recommended ways to get from the airport to the hotel. At our request they also booked us a taxi to take us back to the airport which came right up to the hotel.
The location is also brilliant. The area feels really safe and there’s loads of restaurants, bars and shops all around the area. Despite being in a popular location, you cannot hear anything in your room at night time. There is also a nice terrace to sit on outside and the hotel even provided wine and snacks from 18:00 until 20:00 each evening. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dirección Hotel Praktik Essens, Director General at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 23 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Praktik Èssens. We are more than happy to know that you spend a great stay with us. We are delighted to read that the staff was helpful throughout your stay, and that you enjoyed our prime location in the heart of Barcelona. Indeed, our "Happy hour" , it is always a good plan.. Drinking a glass of wine on our terrace after a long day visiting the city. We hope to welcome you back to Praktik Èssens Hotel in the not too distant future. Best regards Andrea Garrido Hotel Manager
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Seb H wrote a review Jan 2020
Alton Barnes, United Kingdom25 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a simply amazing stay at Praktik Essens. Superb location, just a short 5 minute walk from Plaça Catalunya and in a good spot for other sights around the city. Service was exemplary - upon check in there was a nice touch of choosing an option of shower gels/shampoos based on your personal preference. Room was very quiet, albeit the hotel is down a small alleyway off Passeig de Gràcia next to the El Nacional which we would also recommend. Room was clean, tidy and beds were super comfy. Shower was THE BEST, almost impossible to move away from it, it was that good. Next time in Barcelona I won’t be looking anywhere else. This is a great hotel and possibly the best I’ve stayed at around the world.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PraktikEssens, Gerente at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Seb H, We would really like to thank you for your excellent review. We celebrate you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. We are also happy to know you liked our perfume based theme, it's something that makes us unique! When you come back to Barcelona, you know where we are. Best regards,
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Genevieve P wrote a review Mar 2020
Makati, Philippines3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, but easier to find if you tell the taxi driver to take you to El Nacional, the popular dining venue, the hotel is in the same alley. Guests can stay in the lounge with a desktop if you need one, and all-day coffee. Small but cute and modern room, service is good. You'll love that they make you choose the scent of your bath amenities, which is what they are really about. Only downside, if at all: ask them to get a taxi when you are absolutely ready, the taxi charged us for waiting time and it almost doubled our usual fare. I suppose we could've just called for the taxi ourselves because at that time, there were many and were parked right in front of the hotel. I would stay here again if I had the chance.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dirección Hotel Praktik Essens, Director General at Hotel Praktik Essens
Responded 29 Jul 2020
Dear Genevieve P, Thank you very much for the awesome review! We are really happy to read comments like yours, our guests well-being is our number one priority. We are glad to know you could enjoy our central location and our facilities and service provided. We look forward to welcome you back at Praktik Èssens. Thanks a lot from all our staff, we hope to see you soon. Best regards,
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EagleNole asked a question Mar 2023
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Do you walk down the path to "El Nacional" to find the front door?
Answer from Aveywavy
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes
Tab B asked a question Jul 2022
Brooklyn, New York1,005 contribution80 helpful votes
Is it a private pool or a hot tub?
Answer from Praktik Èssens
4 helpful votes
Are heated outdoor bathtubs.
Answer from Praktik Èssens
4 helpful votes
1ST and 5TH floor
Daniel G asked a question Mar 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there an elevator for the upper floors?
Answer from David V
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Yes you can reach the upper floors by elevator even though you have to change elevator once in the first floor.
Answer from Praktik Èssens
4 helpful votes
Room do not have any fridge, we do have one at the back office and the reception is 24/7 open. Kind regards.
StellasBB wrote a tip Apr 2024
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"See the Gaudi sites, go to the Gothic Quarter and take the train to Girona"
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Christine wrote a tip Nov 2023
Malta4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are travelling from Barcelona airport you can take Aerobus or R2Nord. Both walking distance from hotel. Lovely restaurants nearby El National and Oassis "
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Curlywurly wrote a tip Mar 2023
Bedford, United Kingdom397 contributions374 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not all premium rooms are equal!"
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NNN wrote a tip Oct 2022
Wall Township, New Jersey62 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for pillow choice ahead of time"
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Vzzg wrote a tip Oct 2022
Lake Bluff IL36 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"In boutique hotels i always choose a large room, it’’s worth paying more."
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PRICE RANGE
₹21,179 - ₹29,153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaEixample / Passeig de Gràcia / La Dreta de l'Eixample
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Praktik Essens
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Praktik Essens?
Nearby attractions include Casa Batlló (0.3 km), Bobby's Free (0.2 km), and Typical Adult Behavior (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Praktik Essens?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Praktik Essens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zenith Brunch & Cocktails, Malvón Eci Plaza Cataluña, and Rudi of Pirate Cooking.
Is Hotel Praktik Essens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Barcelona.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Praktik Essens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Praktik Essens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (1.4 km), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (4.5 km), and Ciutat Vella (1.2 km).
Does Hotel Praktik Essens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Hotel Praktik Essens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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