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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I loved this hotel!Its away from the busy Las Ramblas.it is easy to take a cab anywhere.Taxis are cheap.You can also walk. Places.The staff will give you many suggestions for restaurants or they have staff to get your tickets for anything.Also have friendly staff.The hotel is so gorgeous.The rooftop bar is great.We loved hanging out there and they have a nice menu.I would get the breakfast.It has so much and also mimosas.The food is delicious.They have great pastries.
Stayed for two days in Casa Fuster and was extremely pleased with their service. The concierge and door men were all very helpful providing us directions to places we wanted to go and recommending places for good meals. The hotel is within walking distance to many nice restaurants and retail shops. Room is spacious, clean and luxurious. Simply loved the way the entire hotel is fragrant with a lovely perfumery scent. This hotel would definitely be our first choice if we ever go back to Barcelona.
I stayed here while visiting Barcelona for a wedding. The staff was beyond helpful and went out of their way to provide excellent service at all hours. They were especially attentive to the wedding party’s needs. Additionally, the airline lost my baggage and the front desk staff took the claim information and periodically checked in on the status of the bag so I wouldn’t have to worry about it. The room was comfortable and luxurious. Room service was prompt and courteous. The cleaning staff was efficient and paid attention to details. This is one of the best experiences I’ve had at a hotel and I will not soon forget it. The location is great and countless things to do are accessible by walking or transit.