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Everyone from Dali, Miró and Ronnie Wood has stayed at this opulent palace which drips luxury from an earlier age at every turn. With impeccable service, high-quality cuisine, characterful bars, opulent public areas and spacious guest rooms, staying here will be a real occasion.

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Located at the cross-section of some big busy thoroughfares, on the eastern side of the Eixample neighbourhood, and just a couple of blocks from the Gothic Quarter, the hotel has a good, pretty central location. Some of the top sights are a short walk: Gaudi's renowned Casa Batllo is a ten-minute walk, and his Sagrada Familia Cathedral is double that. Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya are a ten-minute walk.

By plane: Fly direct from London (2 hours 5 mins) and Manchester (2 hours 20 mins) to El Prat airport. The hotel is a 30-minute drive away. Public parking costs €38 per day. Book flights to Barcelona.

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They don't make hotels like this anymore: opulence at every turn, with Versailles-style ornate furniture, huge fussy drapes, swirling carpets and oriental rugs, polished marble pillars and floors, and in the Grand Hall, a grand piano. However, some will find it dated.


Service is impeccable and old-school here, with liveried doormen and a very helpful concierge. There's a small business centre with a computer and printer, a spa and fitness room, and on the rooftop, a 14-metre pool. As well as the Grand Hall restaurant and cocktail bar, there are further bars in the basement and on the rooftop.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Paid parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Ivory and cream palettes mean the guest rooms are generally more restrained than the public areas and present an air of luxury from an earlier age. They have high-quality antique furniture, luxurious king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and mounted TVs hidden inside ornate mirrors.

Room types: Classic Room, Superior Room, Junior Suite, Superior Suite, Family Suite, The Art Suites, El Palace Suite by Ronnie Wood

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with sustainable toiletries, TV, tea and coffee facilities, desk, free Wi-Fi


The extensive buffet breakfast is usually served at El Jardín. The Grand Hall offers all-day dining as well as drinks at the swish cocktail bar. Amar is a seafood restaurant headed by renowned chef, Rafa Zafra. There is also a gorgeous cocktail bar, Bluesman, located in the basement, and there's a second bar, the Smokers Club, for whiskey and cigar fans.

Grand Hall: Modern European dining: pastas, salads and sharing plates. Open all day. Mains from €19.

Amar: seafood restaurant from chef Rafa Zafra. Open Tue-Sun for lunch and Tue-Sat for dinner.

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