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
From the moment you arrive you are treated as though you are the most important people there. Everyone is extremely helpful with suggestions of where to go. Although we were only there for one day, it was memorable and worth repeating.
Here tradition meets elegance with strong historical roots plus amazing services and staff! Location and convenience are excellent. Amenities are fab! As world travelers we can honestly highly recommend this place!
Located on an imposing site on Passeig de Gràcia, this beautiful hotel is situated in a part of Barcelona that is upscale and elegant. From the super nice staff members who go out of their way to help you to the beautifully appointed rooms this hotel made our 8 night stay truly memorable. Of course we love everything about the Modernisme style of architecture and think Gaudi is true genius! Highly recommend this hotel.
As always, stepping into the Casa Fuster is walking into the past, where hospitality was considered an art. From the doorman to the bellboy, the receptionist, and the management all you get is the warmest welcome and attentiveness. Of course, the hotel is an architectural gem, the rooms are impecable, and the overall vibe lets you know that you will miss it when leaving.
All good except I checked out early one morning and realized a few hours later that I had left a book in the room. I was already at the airport so called three times before someone would listen, was told I'd get a call back and never did. I expected more. The book was a gift and it was lost in the bedcovers as I rushed out that morning. Should have been found easily.