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Avenida Palace

At a Glance

    Pros

  • prime location
  • excellent soundproofing
  • connected with most major airline mileage plans

    Cons

  • not for fans of minimalism or cutting-edge design
  • service can be a bit snooty

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Avenida Palace 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 Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. The Beatles stayed here in 1965—an event commemorated in the "Beatles Suite."

    Contact Information

  • Address: Gran Via 605–607, Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08007 | Map It
  • Phone: 93/301–9600
  • Website:
  • Subway: Passeig de Gràcia
  • Location: Eixample

    Hotel Details

  • 137 rooms, 14 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-10-2014

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