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Barcelona Hotels

Gran Hotel Princesa Sofía

  • Pl. Pius XII 4 Map It
  • Grande Dame


  • Excellent value for price
  • Family-friendly
  • Spot-on professional service
  • The hotel's Aqua Diagonal spa has a 50-meter 6-lane pool and fully equipped gym


  • No pets
  • Far from the Gothic Quarter and the Eixample
  • The patterned wall-to-wall carpeting can feel a little dated

Updated 03/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Until the building boom touched off by the 1992 Olympics, this was one of a tiny handful of Barcelona's modern hotels de luxe; even now, it still offers a benchmark for classic comfort and elegance. The public spaces set the tone, with marble floors, onyx and brass fittings, chandeliers, and cream-colored walls and pillars. Standard guest rooms (not especially large) have soothing decor, walnut furniture—some with executive working desks—and a full range of

amenities. Junior suites are truly spacious, with walk-in closets and huge separate shower stalls in the bathrooms. Located on the Av. Diagonal, a short walk from the Camp Nou soccer stadium, this is an ideal choice for the futbol fans who gather when Barça plays at home—but be warned: on those days the hotel books up well in advance.

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Hotel Information


Pl. Pius XII 4, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08028, Spain

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 475 rooms, 25 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 03/10/2014

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Jul 27, 2005

5 star breakfast... and that's it.

Fabulous breakfast, but that's pretty much about it. The rooms are old and tacky and you have to pay to use the swimming pool (!!)... Barcelona has much, much better to offer!

By Marc

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Jun 14, 2005

All right

Very plain hotel, mainly for businessmen. Incredibly low prices, though.

By chris

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Oct 30, 2004

Funky Sewage Smell in Bathroom

Small room with sewage smell coming from the sink drain. Average service. Nice lobby. Very expensive. Highly recommend looking elsewhere, like the Rei whatever down the same street next to the convention center. Much nicer rooms for the money. We moved from this hotel to the Ibis, which is always a safe choice, but not nearly as posh.

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