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Hotel España

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • perfectly located
  • decorated in Barcelona's iconic Art Nouveau style
  • friendly staff
  • superb beds

    Cons

  • the lower rooms on the Carrer Sant Pau side hear more street noise than desirable
  • rooms are somewhat small and do not carry the Art Nouveau theme
  • rooftop pool, spa, and gym only available June through September

Hotel España Review

For location, decor, and economy, this recently renovated Art Nouveau gem is rushing to the top of Barcelona's hotel offerings. Abutting the Liceu opera house and 100 yards from the middle of the Rambla, this Moderniste tour de force was built by Palau de la Música architect Lluís Doménech i Montaner in 1904. One big lure is its excellent restaurant, Fonda España ($$), directed by Martín Berasategui and surrounded by Art Nouveau ceramics by mosaic master Mario Maragliano (1864–1944). Rooms depart from the more ornamental public spaces in favor of handsome and paired-down decor in grays and dark browns reminiscent of West Elm.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Sant Pau 9–11, El Raval, Barcelona, Catalonia 08001 | Map It
  • Phone: 93/550–0000
  • Website:
  • Metro Liceu.
  • Location: El Raval

    Hotel Details

  • 81 rooms, 1 suite.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-10-2014

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