Gran Hotel Princesa Sofía

Pl. Pius XII 4, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08028, Spain

Until the building boom touched off by the 1992 Olympics, this was one of a tiny handful of Barcelona's modern hotels de luxe; even now, it still offers a benchmark for classic comfort and elegance. The public spaces set the tone, with marble floors, onyx and brass fittings, chandeliers, and cream-colored walls and pillars. Standard guest rooms (not especially large) have soothing decor, walnut furniture—some with executive working desks—and a full range of amenities. Junior suites are truly spacious, with walk-in closets and huge separate shower stalls in the bathrooms; accommodations on The Club floors (16F–18F) come with private check-in, exclusive dining room, and 24-hour concierge service. Located on the Av. Diagonal, a short walk from the Camp Nou soccer stadium, this is an ideal choice for the futbol fans who gather when Barça plays at home—but be warned: on those days the hotel books up well in advance.


  • excellent value for price
  • family-friendly
  • spot-on professional service
  • the hotel's Aqua Diagonal spa has a 50-meter 6-lane pool and fully equipped gym


  • no pets
  • far from Gothic Quarter and Eixample


Phones: 93-508–1050


475 rooms, 25 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast