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
- 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
We stayed here two nights before boarding our ship for a Meditterrean cruise.Room was very clean, staff friendly and very helpful and there was a restaurant inside that was convenient. There were lots of shops to sightsee at on the boulevard.
We had a six night stay here, and we would recommend the hotel. The location is excellent and the front desk staff were helpful. The breakfast buffet was good - especially their varieties of coffee. Our room was nice - it was, however, not made up one day. The cleaning staff arrived very late and we really wanted a siesta. We did receive an apology so all was well.
So lets be clear from the start, I would stay here again so the funnies weren't show stoppers. We stayed over a weekend, Friday to Monday, the hotel was going to close on the Monday for refurbishment of the reception and air conditioning so I think they were running supplies down. There were no maps, there were no business cards with the hotel address in case we got lost and needed to grab a taxi, the bathroom door stop was right in front of the toilet and I kept stubbing my toe on it! Apart from that, the staff were great, the rooms comfortable and clean, the location for us was great as it was away from the main tourist area but close to some lovely cafes, bars and restaurants. As said at the start, I would stay again
Stayed for 4 nights. After checkin, I realized we had two single beds so I went down to the desk and asked to change the room to a queen/king. The guy at the front desk argued with me for 5 minutes that I booked 2 single beds, when I said I didn't have an option at booking. I understand issues with booking sites may not offer the right room, etc but to argue with a client for 5 minutes rather than deal with the situation properly is just terrible business attitude. Worst is I was paying over 1100 eur to stay at the hotel. I travel constantly for work and this was one of the worst experiences. Definitely never staying here again.
Just as a note: outside of the couple staff at the reception I encountered, the hotel in general is fine. Good breakfast and nice rooftop.
We couldn’t have been happier with our stay at the Gallery. The service was phenomenal! The room was wonderful and we were upgraded to a suite which was beautiful. We will definitely stay here again anytime we come to Barcelona.