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Hotel España

  • Sant Pau 9–11 Map It
  • El Raval
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Strategic location
  • Steeped in artistic history
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent restaurant ($$)


  • The lower rooms on Carrer Sant Pau get some street noise despite the double-glazing
  • Rooftop pool, spa, and gym only open April 23 through mid-October

Updated 03/10/2014

Fodor's Review

This recently renovated Art Nouveau gem is among the oldest and best of Barcelona's smaller hotels. And for location, decor, and price, it can't be beat. Abutting the Liceu opera house and 100 yards from the middle of La Rambla, the España dates to 1857 but was renovated in 1904 by architect Lluís Doménech i Montaner, who also designed the Palau de la Música. The decorative and sculptural detail is remarkable: don't miss the alabaster fireplace in the bar lounge, by Eusebio Arnau. Rooms are ranged around a breathtaking top-to-bottom skylit corrala (central gallery) with wrought-iron railings. Accommodations are a bit small, but are handsomely decked out in grays and dark browns, with iPod docks, wood floors, comfortable desks, and office chairs.

Hotel Information


Sant Pau 9–11, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 81 rooms, 1 suite
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 03/10/2014

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