El Palauet Living Barcelona
What We Love
- Central location near Barcelona’s best sights
- Intimate size — there are only six suites with private balconies
- Unwind in the rooftop spa which features a hot tub, a chill-out lounge and a massage room
What To Know
- Suites sleep up to four in two separate bedrooms, each with a private bathroom
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night will be charged by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In an elegant century-old building on Passeig de Gracia, this all-suite retreat designed by Catalan architect Pere Falqués, offers the discerning visitor a luxe alternative to a traditional hotel stay. Meticulously restored, the property blends the old (stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings) with the new (airy, white minimalist interiors).
Bed and Bath
The six double suites are a well-blended cocktail of edgy modernism and Art Nouveau. These spaces are truly huge: 1,615 square feet, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen. Famous-name furnishings abound in the suites: Citterio, Eames, Jacobsen, Starck and van der Rohe make appearances, as do such de rigueur amenities as iPod docks, music libraries and WiFi.
Guests share access to the roof terrace, which has a hot tub, a chill-out area and great views of Passeig de Gràcia. El Palauet Living’s city-central location scores a hole in one for location. Nearby you’ll find Gaudí’s La Pedrera as well as La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s iconic landmark. Just step outside and you’re within easy reach of the best of this vibrant Catalan city.
How to Get There
It is really an upmarket serviced apartment, more than a hotel - but the rooms are so large and beautifully designed, so Catalonian and comfortable, we wished we spent more time here to be honest. 24/7 concierge, they cooked us breakfast and bought us food on arrival after a long haul flight, staff were great.
A great place to stay that really feels like you're in Barcelona, instead of some chain hotel where you could be anywhere. Had 2 kids with us and they loved it too. Easy walk to so many of Barcelonas major attractions. I'd stay again.
We just spent 5 nights right on Passeig de Gràcia, in one of the most beautiful buildings dating back to 1902. The mix is heritage and modern with all the technology at your fingertips. Our 150m2 suite was beautifully decorated with painted relief ceilings, stained glass windows, mirrored kitchens, crisp and comfortable beds, rain showers and tub and... balconies over looking the street. We couldn’t have asked for more. The service was great, from the team (and our Ed Sheehan lookalike😁) always eager to assist. Best location, super easy to get anywhere from here, what a proper spot.
Barcelona you are amazing, and El Palauet...we will be back.
1. No hot water in shower
2. Phone broken
3. No one at front desk most of the time
4. Laundry returned damp
Completely disorganized place - ever see Fawlty Towers? This is it. Think of it as a poorly run bed and breakfast.
dd in terms of experience or recommendations and seem generally indifferent.
We stayed in the Principal Passeig de Gracia 24-271017.
We would concur with the majority of the comments below. The hotel apartment concept is excellent and rare (depending on your view of Airbnb) and El Palauet does it well in Barcelona. Location, quality and size are commensurate with the cost. There are issues with the privacy of the en-suites (gaps, glass, mirrors and limited doors) and confusion over what is and what is not included in breakfast when breakfast is part of the deal, but these are subjective and solvable respectively.
Sadly, our 3 night stay was marred by the major renovation works next door. The masonry drilling and jack hammers start at 0800 and continue to reverberate periodically until 1630; interspersed with deliveries of skips, building supplies and so on. Sleep is impossible beyond 0800. I would guess that this work will be going on for months if not a year given the size and scope.
El Palauet just seem resigned to the disruption but I'm not sure guests paying their rates would take the same view.
My husband and I stayed in Principal Passeig de Gracia apartment from July 16 - 20, 2017. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff and apartment were. They took care of every need we had -- even hand-delivering two of the jute tote bags to us at our next hotel in Barcelona! Julia, Maria, and Christian ALL were absolutely superb, providing champagne, dinner upon request, making museum reservations, booking a full-day tour with driver, buying us flowers for our anniversary, making restaurant reservations, etc. Plus the apartment! By far the most gorgeous in which we've ever stayed anywhere!
We are already fantasizing about taking another trip to Barcelona and bringing friends with us to El Palauet. We cannot recommend it more highly!