In the upper part of the Eixample below Diagonal, this contemporary hotel offers impeccable service and a central location for middle and upper Barcelona. (In the other direction, you're only a half-hour walk from the waterfront.) It's named for its proximity to the city's prime art-gallery district, a few blocks away on Consell de Cent. Rooms are comfortable, with contemporary decor in black and beige, espresso machines, hardwood floors, and good soundproofing: like the
lobby, without much personality, generic but perfectly presentable. The Gallery is geared up for business travelers, but gets a lot of tourist trade as well.
Feb 18, 2003
Visited this hotel in February 2003. Staff behind the reception desk was not particularly friendly, in strong contrast to the bellboys who were helpful and polite. Standard rooms are furnished adequately but extremely small (4 x 3 meters), it felt like having to sleep in a closet. Hotel is located in an extremely busy street; you will have to keep the windows firmly closed. At the same time the airco does not have the capacity you would expect (and
certainly need at night!). With the windows closed you will hardly hear anything from the sounds in the street. Unfortunately the walls between the rooms seemed to be made of cardboard; we could here our neighbor’s favorite television programs all night, their coughs, their quarrels, all their moves and sounds. The gym is small, most exercising equipment outdated. The Gallery Hotel is not value for money; I seriously question their 4-star status!
Mar 11, 2001
The Gallery is in a safe upscale section of Barcelona across the street from a great pastry shop. Weekends are discounted heavily and everything you'll want to see is within a 10-30 minute walk or short, easy taxi ride. I enjoyed my stay and you will too!