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“Lovely boutique hotel but a couple of points to note” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Espana
Ranked #109 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely boutique hotel but a couple of points to note”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a beautifully designed hotel with some wonderful touches....... If you prefer hotel which isn't grand but has a cool but stylish vibe to it then Espana should fit the bill
Location is great 2 mins from the rambles and 5 mins from placa reale or boqueria market
Breakfast was fine with the usual continental fair and you have options to pay a few euros for cooked eggs ! service throughout my wife's and my stay was pleasant enough and bar is not overpriced.... Bottle of cava for eur20 is pretty ok for a hotel
However a few points to note ...... The standard rooms are woefully small, you literally have about 8 inches from the end of the bed to the desk/tv .... So very claustrophobic.... I didn't see the rooms but would suggest upgrading (although beds were firm and showers were good) Also noise levels not great ..... Rooms at rear of hotel suffer from local residents (not their fault but just consequence of backing onto people's backyards !) and as central access to rooms is in a glass enclosed atrium you can hear everyone's doors opening / shutting
Would I stay again .... Yes but I'd be selective on the room ..... And bring earplugs !

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, 12 April 2012
First of all we thank you for choosing Hotel España for your stay in our city and for you honest comments to us. I am very pleased to hear your received a good service from our staff. We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy.
As per your comments about the noise, I do apologized for the incoveniences caused and we will take into consideration to reduce it.
Thank you for suggesting upgrading to other travellers if your stay is long or if you bring big luggage with you.
Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future and thank you once again for sharing your experience with us. Yours cordially,
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

I have just returned from and excellent stay. we had a lovely room very comfortable and cosy. The bathroom was good the only negative would be that the shower door didn't open very wide as it hit the sink, but the toilet was like being on a throne! And tthe rituals bath products are fantanstic! I can not praise the staff highly enough they were superb, from ringing lost property at the bus company when my phone was stolen to opening the doors for you as you enter the building! The location cannot be betten as it is just off la ramblas and the road is oposite the metro so is in easy walking or metro from all of barcelona and just around the corner from palau guell and the bocqueria .market

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for letting us know about your experience with us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoy you stay at Hotel España and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy. We hope to see you soon. Yours cordially.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Fabulous location, just a minute from Ramblas but very quiet for such a central location. Very modern with a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Spacious room and bathroom which great standard of cleanliness. Would definitely consider staying again as you couldn't be any closer to the hub of Barcelona and yet only a short stroll to the seafront.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
First of all we thank you for taking the time to share your experience in Hotel España, and for your nice words to us. We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy. Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in the near future. Yours cordially.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Excellent service and all staff friendly. Great location...just off the main street of La Rambla. We upgraded to a superior room which was spacious, clean and modern with a comfy bed and pillows. We had a room facing the street which was great to soak up the Spanish atmosphere but a bit noisy at night. If you would prefer peace and quiet then opt for a courtyard facing room. The beautiful and peaceful roof top terrace was not officially open (opens in May) but we were still allowed up there to catch a few sun rays. The bar man brought us some drinks up to the terrace as the main terrace bar was not open. I would definitely stay here again. Good value for a 4*Superior hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nuria B, Director General at Hotel Espana, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear Claire, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona and for letting us know about your experience with us. We are very pleased to hear your received a good service from our staff. We work very hard for the satisfaction of our guest and it is very rewarding to know we made you enjoy. As per your comments about the terrace I invite you to come back again in summer and enjoy the good weather at night in our terrace, with life music and warm atmosphere. Looking forward to welcoming you at Hotel España in a near future.
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Additional Information about Hotel Espana

Property: Hotel Espana
Address: Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#69 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#81 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#118 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,336 - ₹ 21,516
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Espana 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 Star Superior Hotel Espana is located in the heart of Barcelona's historic centre, adjacent to La Rambla, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Gothic Quarter. Opened in 1859, it was later renovated by the celebrated modernist architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The hotel has always been considered a little gem of Barcelona modernism. Completely renovated in 2010, it combines modern interior design with the classicism of a nineteenth century building. The hotel's restaurant service is under the management of the chef Martin Berasategui. ... more   less 
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