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.More