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
Possibly a bit expensive. However, it was beautiful. Lovely safe hotel in a great area within walking distance of all the major tourist spots.
Bed was comfy with good quality linen. We had a balcony from which you could see the Sagrada Familia. The bathroom was large with Rituals toiletries. Our shower leaked which caused a fall and our room wasnt made up on the second day. It didnt really matter though. It has a small pool which was full. The roof terrace is great and the food delicious.
Would I go here again? Yes.
Condes De Barcelona is one of our favorite hotels. The location is wonderful--across from the Example area and across from La Pedera.
The staff (including but not limited to Daniel, Agueda, Martha, Sophie, Vincent, Jackson and Miquel) are so welcoming and helpful--really like family in their warmth and desire to do whatever is necessary for a special time in Barcelona. Their recommendations for meals near the hotel were outstanding, especially Restaurant Gaudin, Five J's (Cinco Jotas Rambla) and the Museteria (all mussels--yummy)
Our first two nights were in the Urban Room, which has a small balcony which overlooks a courtyard overlooked by local residences, not just the hotel. When we returned after four days in Valencia, because the Urban Room was not available, we were booked for the Condal Paseo de Gracia room that overlooks Paseo de Gracia. The hotel staff surprised us with an upgrade to the room which included a balcony furnished with two reclining chairs as well as a small table with chairs and a view of La Pedera.
The breakfast buffet is plentiful and varied.
There are few hotels in any city that can compare with this hotel, it's location, staff and amenities.
Loved this location which was easily walkable to so many places and right on one of the best streets in the city. The hotel is simple yet stylish and the rooms are nice, modern and clean. Rooftop bar has great city views. Would stay here again.