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 !
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Espana Barcelona