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“Beautiful Hotel With Top Notch Service!”
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El Palace Hotel
Ranked #9 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Tampa, Florida
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“Beautiful Hotel With Top Notch Service!”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

This hotel was formerly the Ritz. We arrived early after disemabarking an Azamara cruise. Our room was not yet ready but were made comfortable in the old world style and very impressive lobby. Hotel is absolutely beautiful. Room was very large and beautifully decorated. Large modern bathroom and plenty closet space. We had a corner room with a balcony which overlooked the city.
Service was excellent from doorman to concierge. They were always very helpful with suggestions and directions. We were here only 2 nights. Did not eat at the hotel restaurants. Had breakfast right across the street at a small cafe....great coffee and buns!

Location was great. A few blocks walk to Las Ramblas area with plenty of restaurants and shopping. Short driving distance to "old town", museums and other attractions or about a 40 minute walk.

Barcelona is a beautiful city and would definitely return again and stay at the El Palace.

Room Tip: Stayed on sixth floor, room 609, facing street. Stayed over a weekend, very little street noise. A...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

The location is just right between the "old town" and their museums and the Gaudi buildings and attractions around the city.
My rate included continental breakfast and the difference between that and the 39Euro breakfast was "cold-cuts" on the buffet.
Upon arrival at the airport the driver was not familiar with the hotel and the address that I had did not have a street number. He went to the area and asked a hotel doorman for advice and found out it was the Ritz. When I looked up the location on Google Earth it showed a hotel in the middle of a block and not the correct hotel. My guess is that this is a new name on an old facility that recently underwent a major renovation.
That said the facility was up to date and clean. On my floor but not in my room there was a faint smell of "fish". The separation of tasks for each employee was very obvious such as the concierge would not have the internet code but the front desk does.
The room was large enough for 2, but not a suite. The bathroom was laid out nicely with dual sinks a tub and a separate shower. The room also had an entrance lobby about 8 feet long that helps keep the room quite. Like in a lot of hotels now, you have a choice of pillows and soaps.
The restaurant was rated one star but I did not find the food up to standard for a one star. Also my American tastes prevented my from ordering many of the items on the menu.
I found Barcelona the be one of the most buitiful cities that I have ever seen. One building was nicer than the next!
Spend some time drinking a Cava on a couch in their bar area.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the El Palace Hotel in October 2011 and it is by far our favourite hotel of all time.
From the moment you lay eyes on the hotel - you will fall in love! The rooms are so tastefully decorated with some very innovative designs. Mirrors that are televisions, minibars behind picture frames...it truly is a complete experience.
The location is second to none. It is within easy walking distance to La Rambla but is so quiet and peaceful of a night time. The staff are very friendly and attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them. If you are looking for a perfect Barcelona hotel - then you can not go past the El Palace!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

We stayed at El Palace for three days in September. Thou we arrived in the hotel very eiarly, we can get the room right away. And we can stay two hours later the chek-out time.
This hotel is a realy Ritz! It has the same ambiance and interior. My friends were impressed and grateful, that i had chosen this hotel to stay. Besides there was my husband's birthday during the stay, so he got a nice present from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Spent two nights at this hotel in August. Our overnight flight from the west coast had us at the hotel at 8 AM yet our room was available and waiting. Top floor room with a great balcony and view. The hotel location is a short walk to Placa Catalunya and La Rambla but was quiet at night.The room was very well appointed and spotlessly clean. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The hotel public areas are the epitome of European luxury. The breakfast buffet is as good as you can find anywhere and served in beautiful surroundings. You can find comfortable hotels for less money but if you want something special and are prepared to pay a little extra for it this hotel can't be beat.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: El Palace Hotel
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Price range (per night): ₹ 19,282 - ₹ 49,107
Hotel Class:5 star — El Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Palace Hotel has been totally refurbished and reopened late 2009. The works have 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 will have 125 rooms, 42 of which will be 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 will enhance the beauty and majesty of our Hotel like in the 20’s. ... more   less 
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