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
Good hotel overall, minor maintenance issues in regard to cleanliness, dustiness and broken things in the bathroom. There should be a fan in in the bathroom, room was old fashioned but practical, execptionally helpful staff willing to assist and accommodate your every need, very expensive restaurant downstairs we did not go to as it was too expensive and open late. Great location near casa Batllyo and casa Milla and many upmarket shops
Very nice hotel, perfect interior, only breakfast room was not nice for me, but rooms, bed, food, place, people working there, location, all is perfect, I would come back again.
Terrace on the top of hotel is so great with nice bar and very beautiful view.
Great breakfast. Beautiful building. Incredible staff-helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend and stay there again. Right on Passeg de Gracia. Walking distance to everything. Took taxi once only
Had a great visit to Barcelona with my adult son. The Casa Fuster was a very nice landing spot- conveniently located, high quality hotel with a very helpful staff. Beds were typical European (hard).
A couple of things made this not a five star. Hard to get temperature regulated in the room, and thermostats was oddly located in the middle of the wall, and I had to climb on a chair to see it. Thought the breakfast buffet was delicious, but it was very highly priced. There is a nice little Foccacia place steps away from front door where you can get breakfast items.
Other than that, would be glad to visit again!
We love Casa Fuster. It is a gorgeous hotel and centrally located to major tourist sites. The restaurant is great and the terrace has amazing views. The rooms are very private with double doors so you don't here other guests on the hallways. A great stay!!!