Condes de Barcelona
What We Love
- Alaire Terrace, the rooftop champagne bar, has sensational views of La Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera
- A choice of restaurants: fine dining at two-Michelin-star Lasarte, or Catalan bistro classics at Loidi
- The rooftop swimming pool
- Located in the city’s cultural hub, Quadrat D’Or
What To Know
- Reservations are recommended for Lasarte
- Alaire Terrace is popular with the after-work crowd
- The hotel is located on Paseo de Gracia, one of Barcelona's busiest streets
- Parking On Site
Occupying two 19th-century palaces, Condes de Barcelona has a stellar location in the city’s cultural hub, Quadrat D’Or. Split into two sections on either side of Carrer de Mallorca, the upper chunk is known as Monumental and the lower part as Central. The low ceiling and blocky furniture of the bar in the Monumental building feels very early-’90s, though the palace’s Belle Epoque features shine through in the grandiose proportions of the lobby. The higher you go the more modern it gets, culminating in a magnificent roof terrace. Monumental’s is lushly planted to create hidden corners for canopy daybeds (for guest use only), and Central’s has a distinct buzz with a wall mural by Mariscal, live music most nights and a hip local scene.
Bed and Bath
With 235 rooms split into five different categories, these are some of the city’s brightest and most spacious guestrooms. Each has plenty of natural light, parquet floors and matching wood furniture. Crisp white bed linens and cream-tone bathrooms (with shower and tub) are reassuringly utilitarian rather than boutique, though there are some welcome 21st-century touches such as the 28 to 32“ LCD TVs.
Sip a pre-dinner glass of bubbly at the rooftop champagne bar, Alaire Terrace, and drink in the views of La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia. Dining options include Lasarte, a two-Michelin-star restaurant helmed by Basque chef Martín Berasategui. The intimate eatery seats just 35 and serves a tasting menu inspired by regional produce. The other restaurant, Loidi, is a laid-back, affordable alternative that serves bistro dishes created by Berasategui. Head up to the sun terrace and rooftop swimming pool to soak up the Spanish sunshine.
How to Get There
This is our second stay at Hotel Condes de Barcelona. The staff are exceptional. Our room (the Urban) overlooked a courtyard of local apartment buildings--felt like we were in an apartment building rather than a hotel. Breakfast in the hotel's restaurant was varied and plentiful and the terrace on the roof has a spectacular view of Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera which is located almost across the street on the vibrant Passeig de Gracia. This is indeed a special place to stay.
Location is superb near to hermes , rolex and many other branded shops. It took only 30 -35 euro by taxi from or to the airport . There are many good restaurants around.
Got the room with a little balcony which is nice to see around the area . Bed is comfortable and wifi is great. Good size of bathroom with nice toileteries. You can go to the rooftop lounge to chill the view is amazing. You can see the Sangrada Familia from there.
Breakfast is so so. Staffs are nice and helpful.
The location of this hotel is amazing, it is near all luxury shops and other luxury hotels. The room was clean and tidy and housekeeping were great! The rooftop bar is beautiful from the top however slightly slow service. Reception staff are unpredictable, majority of the staff are pleasant and happy to help however one female staff member was beyond rude. Rooftop pool isn’t that big but still a nice extra!
Location is great, rooms are okay, but the staff really does not care about hospitality. Receptionist never once gave a warm welcome, apologized for the room not being ready, never said hello or good by when walking by the reception, never explained restaurants or bars or spa, never said goodbye, never offered to help to get a taxi
€50 for an extra bed without breakfast is excessive, but could be okay if someone would let you know in advance (the room was €85, would have taken another room instead of a bad rollaway bed).
The hotel is right in the heart of the city shopping center with nearby restaurants. It is also walking distance to Gaudi's Casa Batillo, La Ramblas, Boqueria and other landmarks. The hotel reception and staff are accommodating, friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious including the bathrooms, the bed comfortable, including the pillows. The amenities are complete.