Hotel Grums

Carrer Palaudaries 26, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08004, Spain

Tucked off on a side street in Poble Sec, on the far side of El Raval, this pleasant little boutique hotel lies within easy walking distance to the port and La Rambla—an especially convenient bivouac for cruise ship visitors, and with easy access to the museums and gardens of Montjuic. The lobby is a bit over-the-top (red plush, gold leaf, postmodern lighting), but things calm down in the rooms: long, slightly narrow rectangles, decors in basic white, with touches of wine red, and hardwood floors. Each room has its own theme—the Mediterranean, the Palau de la Música Catalana, Sagrada Família, and so on—with brief explanations in Catalan, Spanish, and English. Room 601 is the best in the house, with a huge terrace overlooking interior gardens and patios. The spa (with a massage pool, steam bath, and sauna), the breakfast room and restaurant, are all equally functional and cheery. Staff is attentive and knowledgeable about the neighborhood—which can seem iffy at first glance but is quite safe.


  • quiet location
  • good for families
  • decent value for price


  • not pet-friendly
  • bed lighting could be better
  • far from the attractions of the Eixample
  • some rooms rather small


Phones: 93-442066


78 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals