El Palace Barcelona

Top choice hotel

in L'Eixample
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Launched in 1919 as the Ritz (with Paris, London and Madrid), Barcelona's dazzling luxury original continues to wow a century later. The 120 exquisitely updated rooms retain their historic charm; the six top-tier suites are styled for celebrity guests. It's all complemented by state-of-the-art facilities including a Mayan-inspired spa and Modernista-style rooftop gardens with pool, restaurant and bar basking in 360-degree views.

Other drinking and dining options include a plush basement cocktail bar with its own humidor. Cots, high chairs and kids' menus are available for junior guests.

Freddie Mercury famously composed Exercises in Free Love at the piano here.

Information from Booking.com

Quick description

El Palace Barcelona is located in Eixample District, close to the Ramblas, the main shopping area and Barcelona’s main tourist attractions. It offers a Mayan-style luxury spa. A limousine service with a chauffeur is available on request. Opened in 1919, this hotel features a neo-classical façade and stylish air-conditioned rooms with classic decor. Each room is spacious and comes with satellite TV, desk, minibar and a private bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. There are 2 restaurants: L'Éclair, located at the hall, and the Winter Garden Restaurant, set at the Roof Terrace; guests can also enjoy a cocktail at the Bluesman Cocktail Bar. El Palace Barcelona has a Mayan-style spa with a Temazcal Sauna. Other facilities at this hotel include both fitness and business center and an outdoor pool. Staff at El Palace Barcelona can provide information about the area. Passeig de Gràcia Metro and Railway Station as well as Urquinaona Metro station are less than 5 minutes’ walk of the hotel. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are approximately 15 minutes’ walk away.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. The name on the credit card used for the booking should correspond to the guest staying at the property.


  • Newspapers
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning


  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Internet services
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Currency exchange
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Wifi
  • Ticket service
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Parking
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Pool bar
  • Security alarm
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Pool with view
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Kid meals
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Rooftop pool
  • Garden
  • Tour desk
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke alarms
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Allergy-free room
  • Mobile app for room service
  • Face masks for guests available
  • First aid kit available
  • Cashless payment available
  • On-site parking
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Sun terrace
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool/beach towels
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Swimming pool


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Car hire
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Vip room facilities
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry
  • Business centre

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Massage
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor pool


  • Valet parking


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Free WiFi available