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
I stayed 3 nights here as part of a meeting. Reception staff is very nice - check in and checkout both were very smooth and fast. Elevators are a bit small. Room size is good if you take into account that rooms in general in Europe are smaller.
Housekeeping leaves something to be desired. Did not refill either the complimentary water bottles (written on fridge) or the tea bags that I needed.
Breakfast was fine although not much variation in menu. Located in heart of city.
We picked hotel Condes for a corporate event for almost 90 people. Our guests were all delighted with our choice of hotel and the care the received from the staff at the hotel. From an organisers perspective the hotel team were on hand to jump to anything we needed and I’m so glad that we chose this modern yet very personal hotel over the major chains that we business travellers get so used to.
The Aliere terrace on level 8 is such a cool place to be for lunch or cocktails in the evening.
Shout out to: Alex, Fernando, Fernanda Miguel who provided customer service with a passion! Hope to see you soon!
There is nothing to say to the location its the best location in barcelona 1min from Casa Mila,15min walk to Sagrada Familia, 10min to La Rambla and Gracia.And 1min to Diagonal station.However the rooms has only showers, showerhead was broken leaking water shower was also leaking water to the bathroom and sink tap was also broken, makeup mirror was broken.Our room had big windows but you cant open any even housekeepers just opens to door so no fresh air.Hotel uses a parfum and that smells so heavy so I had headaches couldnt breath so I asked them change our room with window I could open and breath. They are not friendly not smiling, cold and when I went to breakfast they asked room number without good morning they are like money money money. Rooms are not functioning nothing luxury also beds are uncomfortable the only place looks luxurious and nice is the reception rooms in first looks like nice but everything has a problem I think its old hotel
I knew nothing about Barcelona except that I wanted to go there and stay in the middle of the City, in a clean hotel. Being a NYC woman, I'm used to walking or taking a bus to my destinations. My husband speaks Spanish, but I don't. No problem! Just about everyone in Barcelona speaks English.
This hotel fits the bill and then some! It is on the corner of Passeig de Gracia and Mallorca. The staff was wonderful and very helpful with anything that came up, especially front desk staff, Giuliana & Agatha and Porter, Yasser. The place was immaculate, and though the rooms were very small by U.S. standards, they were furnished adequately and beautifully, as was the rest of the Hotel. The roof tapas bar was beautiful with delicious food and great drinks, and there was a bountiful, buffet breakfast, where you could get just about anything you wanted!
If we go back to Barcelona, and we'd love to, we would definitely stay at the same hotel.
We booked Condes de Barcelona for a professional meeting with 35 people. The hotel staff was extremely responsive, accommodating, and friendly to deal with, resulting in a very successful meeting with positive feedback from all attendees. My husband and I stayed an additional night, and enjoyed the central location - on the same street as many of the historical buildings and a short walk to others - the rooftop bar with views of La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia, and our corner room directly on Passeig de Gracia, where we watched the Barcelona Marathon from our balcony. Our room had a wonderful bathroom, with rain showerhead and lovely bath products. The friendliness of the staff was outstanding and made our visit special. The hotel is a very short walk from a metro stop as well as the train station where the train for the airport stops.