Casa Fuster Hotel
What We Love
- Show-stopping views of Passeig de Gràcia and the city from the property’s trendy rooftop bar, Blue View by Bombay Sapphire
- Decadent spreads of tasty tapas at Restaurant Galaxa
- Live Jazz in Café Vienés on Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m.
What To Know
- The property is within walking distance of many of Barcelona’s best attractions and shopping
- Renovated in 2004
- Some rooms have private balconies
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Constructed in 1908 by famed architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner, the five-story Casa Fuster was once the most extravagant private mansion on one of Barcelona’s most sought-after streets, Passeig de Gràcia. The property underwent a head-to-toe renovation in 2004 and re-opened as a 105-room hotel, with interiors that create a youthful, hedonistic vibe. Guestrooms have olive and violet touches, dark wood accents and 30-inch flat-screen TVs; some have private balconies and whirlpool tubs. The first-floor Galaxó Restaurant serves seasonal Mediterranean cuisine while Café Vienés offers tea and a variety of cocktails (hang here on Thursday nights to listen to live jazz from 9 to 11 p.m.). But perhaps the hotel’s best asset is its rooftop terrace with a small pool and splendid city views.
In the Area
Head to Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical Parc Güell to admire his beautiful mosaic creations and hike to the top for sweeping views of Barcelona and, on a clear day, the Mediterranean. When hunger strikes, visit L’Arros Arrosseria, which serves up 36 delicious variations of Spain’s signature dish, paella. Next, stroll along La Rambla, one of Barcelona’s most iconic streets, and stop at the Boqueria Market to sample fresh fruit, vegetables, seafood and meat, or belly up to one of the few tapas bars. And for a dose of culture, the artwork housed in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is just as magnificent as the museum’s regal exterior, with Romanesque, Renaissance and Gothic collections of paintings, drawings and sculptures. The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
How to Get There
Excellent hotel / great rooftop , only issue was Pool on rooftop is very small . Would stay again .
Doorman Jose and staff are very friendly and helpful
The hotel is also very close to premium shopping and monuments
Even before you enter the building the fantastic service starts with the guys helping out on the wallet service, which is embedded throughout the hotel employees from reception to breakfast restaurant to roof top bar and cleaning team. The ambiance is great, the rooms are great everything is great not to forget the awesome building in itself and the optimal location, so just as I started I will finish - love the place.
Lovely hotel in a very nice part of town. We had a suite which was very nice. Great bathroom with a separate living area so my son had his bed in that room. I would give the room and location 5 stars but the service brought the overall rating down.
The check in staff was ambivalent at best and knew nothing about a promotion with LHW that they were highlighting. I never did get the $150 LHW membership because they seemed unable to figure it out. The waiter in the lobby did not check on us as we sat there for over an hour waiting for our room since we arrived way before check in. My daughter got a coffee and he never came back.
Bell staff was very nice and efficient as was the housekeeping staff.
On our return to Barcelona we stayed in an EnjoyBCN apartment where the service was far better.
I could not imagine a better hotel experience than Casa Fuster. The hotel is in a significant historic landmark and every corner, inside and out, is so aesthetically appointed in public areas and in our junior suite. The Staff is SO incredibly gracious--and we really felt they went out of their way to make our stay not only enjoyable but memorable. This is definitely our 'home' in Barcelona--and when we return, we'll be staying at Casa Fuster.
This Hotel was chosen for us by our Travel Agent as we requested 5 Star Hotels. For a Historic Hotel it was maintained at a 3-4 star level. The most valuable gem of the Hotel is it's staff. Everyone swarming around the front door to happily assist you. At check in, concierge, door men. All were excellent and made our trip less stressful. This Hotel is at the very end of a famous shopping street. Awesome if you like a pretty view and quietness. To get to the heart of Historic Barcelona was a good long hike. Wear good shoes. Our room was the suite you see in the centre front of the building with the balcony. The room was dark in nature, dimly lit and there was minimal storage space anywhere in the bedroom to store clothes except for hanging and a small shelf above it. Not much storage in the bathrooms either to put your toiletries. I had to rearrange all their decorating. The "free" breakfast was served in the no frills space in the basement. The lounge on the main floor is a beautiful space to relax after a long day out. For visiting a City for the first time, we don't regret staying at Casa Fuster, but if we had to choose again we would explore other options.