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Avenida Palace

  • Gran Via 605–607 Map It
  • Eixample
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Pros

  • Prime location
  • Excellent soundproofing

Cons

  • Not for fans of minimalism or cutting-edge design
  • Service can be a bit snooty
  • Ceilings on guest room floors feel a bit low

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A minute's walk from Plaça Catalunya and the Passeig de Gràcia, this hotel earns top marks for location—and for nostalgia. Opened in 1952, the Avenida Palace is everything a luxury hotel was expected to be back in the day: weighty, ornate, serious. The sort of place you might expect to have a Winged Victory in bronze somewhere around, on a marble pedestal—and sure enough, there is one, on the landing of the grand staircase in the lobby, under the cupola. The classical style is echoed in the guest rooms: patterned carpets, period furniture, big solid wardrobes. Bathrooms have l'Occitane toiletries, double vanities. A recently installed small rooftop terrace has a 6-meter Jacuzzi pool, and panoramic views. The Beatles stayed here in 1965—an event commemorated in the "Beatles Suite."

Hotel Information

Address:

Gran Via 605–607, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08007, Spain

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Phone:

93-301–9600

Hotel Details:

  • 137 rooms, 14 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 08/18/2015

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