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
one of the best hotels I have stayed in, the suite which we had booked was excellent, the staff was extremely courteous and very helpful...special note to be made of the housekeeping department which was superb...location was excellent,,,worth staying in Barcelona
We arrived after a very long trip (over 30 hours!) and they were very welcoming. Our room was ready early and was large, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful with maps, advice and recommendations. There is an amazing little 'foccacireria' just across the road that does fantastic breakfasts (fresh orange juice, yoghurt, fruit salads, croissants and of course foccacia) that I really recommend - cheap, fast and delicious!
We stayed for only one night at the Casa Fuster Hotel, but it was fantastic. The room was spacious, comfortable, and nicely appointed.
I was especially impressed with the service at the hotel. Every interaction I had with the staff was great, and they all went out of their way to go the extra mile without being asked to. In my mind that is one of the key things that distinguishes a great hotel from a good one.
If you choose to stay here, I suspect you will be very happy. (Be sure to get a drink on the rooftop bar.)
This was our last hotel in Spain during our 2 week vacation and it was the best. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful and they provided excellent service. The room was quiet at night. The breakfast was top notch and the breakfast room was wonderful. The rooftop bar and view were memorable. The sauna facilities were the best we have experienced.
This was our second visit to the hotel in two years and we would go back again without hesitation. Breakfast is delicious and fresh, staff always helpful and it is in a great location. In a pinch, order the pizza during times when restaurants are closed - it was a lifesaver.