Hotel Astoria

Carrer Paris 203, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08036, Spain

Three blocks west of Rambla Catalunya, near the upper middle of the Eixample, this renovated classic property, one of the cutting-edge Derby Hotels group of brilliant artistic restorations, is a trove for the budget-minded. Guest rooms are bright and spacious, with dark polished hardwood floors, good lighting, and a choice of twin or double beds. Bathrooms have long single vanities, good-size stall showers with rain heads. There's a rooftop terrace with a small plunge pool and a bar; the suites on the floor just below have small private terraces of their own, though no particular view. The ornate marble lobby boasts a remarkable collection of drawings by the Catalan artist Ricard Opisso, a pal of Picasso's and one of the original members of the Four Cats salon. The hotel's Astor Restaurant, decorated in Parisian bistro style with Art Nouveau posters, is a very pleasant venue for lunch.


  • prime location
  • friendly, professional staff
  • excellent value for price


  • tiny "gym" has only three machines and a claustrophobic sauna
  • rooms on lower floors on the street side can be noisy
  • tiny pool on rooftop terrace


Phones: 93-209–8311


117 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals