What We Love
- Soak up the Spanish sunshine on the rooftop pool terrace
- Central location in the Eixample district, just off the Passeig de Gracia
- Dine on Mediterranean fare in the courtyard of the El Café del Gallery
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Splurge on a Superior Room and you can raid the minibar for free
- The rooftop sauna is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Reservations at the restaurant are recommended on weekends
- A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just off the Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona’s hip Eixample neighborhood, the Gallery Hotel provides a boutique base for a Barcelona city break. The contemporary lobby features striking light fixtures, modern artworks and plush purple sofas. Up on the roof you’ll find a petite pool and a sundeck dotted with colorful tables and chairs, plus a sauna (open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.). The ground-floor El Café del Gallery serves Mediterranean dishes and cocktails in a courtyard setting. All guestrooms feature soundproof windows, free mineral water, smart TVs, robes and slippers, and are decked out in shades of gray, deep purple and lime-green. The revamped Superior Rooms come with houndstooth cushions, bold wallpaper and pillow menus, and you can raid the minibar free of charge.
In the Area
The hotel is next to the gardens of Palau Robert and a short metro ride from some of Barcelona’s most iconic sights, including Gaudí’s awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia cathedral. The city’s legendary food market, the Boqueria, is a 20-minute stroll away. If you’re visiting the nearby Raval district, head to the Museum of Modern Art (MACBA) and the Museum of Contemporary Culture (CCCB); the area is also full of designer boutiques and galleries. In Barri Gòtic (the Gothic quarter), Plaça Reial is home to sophisticated bars and clubs such as Ocaña. Sunseekers should head to the waterfront, where you’ll find a bevy of beaches and seafood restaurants.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel with first class amenities. The staff are incredibly kind and hospitable. We were welcomed with smiles every time we left or returned to the hotel. Upon arrival, my 2 kids were greeted with an adorable stuffed animal, which is their favorite souvenir from our trip. The pool was small, but provided a nice relief from the heat. Drinks are fabulous on the rooftop bar. The rooms look newly renovated with modern touches like a blue tooth speaker. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
This is a beautiful hotel and the staff go above and beyond for all of their hotel guests. They are so friendly and they do absolutely everything to help anyone staying in the hotel. However, I have deducted 2 stars for a number of issues that occured during the stay.
The stars I have given are mainly for the rooms - they are clean, comfortable and there is a lovely rooftop bar which is nice touch. As mentioned staff are friendly and so helpful too.
We stayed here as a hen party, a group of 15 so I have written some constructive feedback for the hotel below. All of these points below are the reason I didn't give the hotel a 5 star.
While there is absolutely no denying that the hotel is beautiful and the staff are so friendly and helpful, I would say that the hotel is much more suited to a couple / family. The hotel was so over priced I was gobsmacked more than a few times which spoilt our stay. For example, 12 of us went down for breakfast one morning. Hot options consisted of scrambled egg and sausages only. The bill for breakfast came to 18.50 euro each which for what you get is such a disappointment. If you walk around the corner (turn right as you come out of the hotel and then turn right again), there are some much cheaper and better places to eat breakfast with many more options and better quality food.
The drinks were also extortionately priced. The ladies in my hen party were shocked when 2 medium vodka and diet cokes had came to 35 euros. As there were 2 ladies both drinking vodka coke, for only 4 of them in total, the bill came to 70 euro! 70 euro for 4 drinks really is terrible. Prepare to pay a minimum of 14 to 15 euros a drink if you order spirits or cocktails. The service was quite slow at the bar considering the prices too.
The other star I had deducted is for the check out experience we had on the final day, which took around 1 hour and 30 minutes to resolve (we almost missed an activity we had booked because of it). I had made this hotel reservation on booking.com , and had already paid £1,800 deposit prior to the stay. I owed around £1,000 on the remaining balance at checkout. Despite having my confirmation letter from booking.com which confirmed the final price, I was being asked for a completely different (inflated) amount for the final balance (around an extra £300) but no matter how much I showed my booking.com confirmation, I was still being asked to pay the balance that was showing up on the hotel system. We resolved it in the end, however it was extremely stressful for both myself and the staff trying to help. If I could give feedback on this situation for the future - I would say that the hotel should always charge the agreed price that has been quoted to the customer. I was asked to pay the extra £300, and then told I might be allowed to get a refund on the difference and that the manager would ring me at a later date. But the correct way to deal with this would have been to let me pay what was the original price as agreed on my booking.com confirmation. The very first bill that was printed hadn't acknowledged that I had payed £1,800 ahead of time as a deposit either - I had to log into my online banking to prove I had paid this too. This wasn't ideal as there was no receipt of such a large payment which worried me when I first got the full bill without the deposit paymentt deducted.
In summary, next time the customers confirmation which was the agreed price should be the only amount that matters. It isn't right to agree a price with a customer and then ask for a completely different price on checkout.
That aside, the staff were never rude to us and they did try their best to help solve the issue - but I do feel it could have been handled in a quicker and easier way by just agreeing to let me pay the amount that I had been promised on booking.com
Overall it is a great hotel but some things do need improvement.
My sister and I booked this hotel from 22 July until 2 August. We found the staff extremely helpful, warm and friendly. The location was ideal, within walking distance to Casa Milo and Casa Battlo. Several different Metro stops are within an easy walk from the hotel. The breakfast buffet was varied in its selection and plentiful. A complimentary wine in the evening was a welcome treat after a long day of sightseeing. We would highly recommend this hotel.