Avenida Palace

4 stars
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 605, Barcelona, 08007
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
42 reviews
We only wish we could have stayed longer. EXCELLENT !!!

Could not have been any better. Buffet breakfast --- excellent. Room was superb. See full review

  • Buffalo 1950
  • Oct 17, 2013
would repeat at this nice hotel

Staff was helpful and friendly, with restaurant tips and business questions. Room was cool and... See full review

  • Carida
  • Jul 30, 2013
Unwind at this elegant hideaway in the heart of the action

A landmark property in Eixample, Avenida Palace has hosted many celebrities since opening inside a former tea house and restaurant in 1952. Famous guests have included Ernest Hemingway, Liza Minnelli and The Beatles. Time-honored elegance pervades the interiors, which are decked out with 21st-century amenities. Rooms feature classic décor and high-tech perks like Wi-Fi. The on-site Insolit Restaurant serves seasonal Mediterranean fare. The beauty center on the premises offers spa services. Wireless Internet is available for free in all public areas.

Highlights
  • Classic elegance and time-honored ambience
  • Excellent location right by Passeo de Gracia
  • Restaurant serving Mediterranean fare
  • Free Wi-Fi in all public areas
  • Beauty center on the premises
Rooms

Avenida Palace has 151 spacious rooms with a classic look, showcasing dark wood furniture and earth-toned carpets and bed covers. All rooms come with desks, Wi-Fi (fees apply), satellite TV, mini bar, safe, double-glazed windows and air-conditioning. Rooms range from superior to executive (with an independent living space). The premium suite is the property's most luxurious unit. The Beatles suite pays homage to the famous band that stayed here in 1965. Room service is available in all units.

Features

Avenida Palace has an unbeatable location right by Paseo de Gracia, a stroll away from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. The modern Insolit Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving high-quality, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. The on-site Golden Place serves a la carte dinners in an intimate dining room. The business center is equipped with two computers and printers. Wi-Fi is free to use in all public areas of the hotel. The on-premise beauty center offers hairdressing services, massages and facials. Avenida Palace also has meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Passeig de Gracia (on the L2, L3 and L4 line)
Attractions
  • Plaza Catalunya (.2 mi/.3 km)
  • Las Ramblas (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1 mi/1.7 km)

 

Avenida Palace Rooms

Twin Room - City View with Balcony
26 square meters room with two single beds, with fantastics views of Barcelona's Gran Via and Passeig de Gracia boulevards, includes in-room mini-bar, safe, direct telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioning, WI-FI internet access, double window and room service.
Executive Room
This elegant courtyard oriented twin room features a seating area, includes work desk, in-room mini-bar, safe, direct telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioning, WI-FI internet access, double window and room service.
Family Room - twin (single) beds and 2 twin (single) beds
This family room consists of 2 interconnecting rooms of 26 square meters, include in-room mini-bar, safe, direct telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioning, WI-FI internet access, double window and room service.
Standard Double or Twin Room (1 or 2 adults)
26 square meters room with one double or two single beds, includes in-room mini-bar, safe, direct telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioning, WI-FI internet access, double window and room service.
Junior Suite
Spacious (40 square meters) and elegant Junior Suite overlooks Gran Via with reception area and separate living room includes in-room mini-bar, safe, direct telephone, satellite TV, air-conditioning, WI-FI internet access, double window and room service.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed

Hotel Map

41.3891 2.1671
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Barcelona International Airport - El Prat (12km)
Area description
The hotel is centrally located, a few steps away from Placa Catalunya, Les Rambles, from the Picasso Museum, in short distance to the FC Barcelona Stadium and its Museum and very close to the best works of the great modernist architect Antoni Gaudi.

Nearby points of interest

  • Coliseum: 0.1 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.1 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.2 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.2 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.2 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.2 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.2 mi
  • Plaza Catalunya: 0.2 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.3 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.3 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.1 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.1 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.2 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.2 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.2 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.2 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.2 mi
  • Plaza Catalunya: 0.2 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.3 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.3 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.3 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.3 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 0.3 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.4 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.4 mi
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 0.4 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.4 mi
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 0.4 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 0.4 mi
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 0.5 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.5 mi
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 0.5 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 0.5 mi
  • Casa Mila: 0.5 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.5 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.6 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.6 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.6 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 0.6 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.6 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.6 mi
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 0.6 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.6 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.6 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Monasterio de San Pedro de las Puellas: 0.6 mi
  • Palau del Baró de Quadras: 0.6 mi

Dining

Cafe Gran Via
Cafe Gran Via is a new stylish and elegantly designed restaurant. Exquisite cuisine in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Avenida Palace

Overall score

4 / 5
42 out of 42
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
Big Baby Girl 3
Southfield Michigan
Nov 14, 2013

Vacation

Hotel AVENIDA Palace was very well located it was very easy to get around walking or taking a taxi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dinning and shopping starts when you walk out of hotel

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

3
Travel for Dummies
Herriman, Utah
Nov 6, 2013

Great location, not so great of a room

Fortunately we only needed a place to lay our heads at night and shower in the morning. The bed sunk in, in the middle and was very uncomfortable. The lighting was terrible and our only view was of the surrounding outside walls of the hotel. Very old hotel and the rooms felt like it. The rooms need a remodel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Las Ramblas within a few blocks as well as the hop on hop off bus

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

5
Buffalo 1950
Naples, Florida
Oct 17, 2013

We only wish we could have stayed longer. EXCELLENT !!!

Could not have been any better. Buffet breakfast --- excellent. Room was superb.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Cab fare -- expensive !!!

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
Sparkling Shirley
Middleboro, Massachusetts
Oct 15, 2013

Wonderful ambiance

Good experience, well maintained hotel with beautiful Old World Spanish decor. Great location, with shops, tour buses, outside cafe dining all close by. Also close to theaters and opera.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
Couple from San Diego
San Diego
Oct 14, 2013

Very good experience in Barcelona

The location is excellent to visit most tourist attractions and places of interest. Lots of restaurants and stores near by. We decided to take taxi rather than the metro for safety reasons. (9 Euros to Camp Nou, 8 to park Guel, 9 to Barceloneta.) Walking distance to ramblas, 3-5 blocks away from La pedrera and casa Batllo and 4 blocks to plaza de cataluna. Buffet Breakfast was great for ( 9 EU). Hotel is dated but clean. Good shower and acceptable beds. Staff were friendly, great with good tips for restaurants. All things considered, we will come back to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

In Barceloneta we have a great dinner at the "Barraca " restaurant. We ordered two different kinds of Paella. What a Fantastic flavor! The cooks and the entire stuff are great. The view to the ocean from our table was picture perfect.

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

3
bernie 007
Houston TX
Sep 10, 2013

vacation

good location,beds were hard,the food at hotel was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
80027
Boulder, CO
Aug 25, 2013

Excellent hotel for Barcelona visit

The location was perfect for us - one block from the top of La Rambla. Aside from the days we took the bus tour, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. Very classy hotel, around 60 years old. Room was nicely furnished and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Their English was far, far better than my Spanish. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

5
Carida
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 30, 2013

would repeat at this nice hotel

Staff was helpful and friendly, with restaurant tips and business questions. Room was cool and quiet in the hot Barcelona summer. Location is great for walking all around Barcelona to modernist building and to the port (Barceloneta). Lunch at the hotel was also very enjoyable and yummy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

5
KenneG
Detroit, MI
Jul 30, 2013

1st Time in Barcelona

I wanted to make my 1st visit to Barcelona special and the Avenida Palace helped us make that happen. The hotel was perfectly located on a quiet street near restaurants, ATM's, convenience stores and there is a metro directly across the street. The staff was friendly, the lobby was elegant and the room was spacious, clean and comfortable. There was also a lot of room in the breakfast area and the food was good and replenished often, no waiting. I read the reviews before I reserved this room and I am glad I did, the Avenida Palace lived up to the reviews and we really enjoyed our stay ~ Thanks Avenida Palace, we'll be back !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Metro directly across the street, buy a multiple day pass, it's a clean, safe & comfortable way to get around Barcelona !!!

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

2
Mrs. Wonderful
Michigan
Jul 13, 2013

First Time in Barcelona

We had a very very good time in Barcelona. We found it to be very attractive and contradictory - all good. The Hotel ground floor area is four stars. The room that we reserved was a "double", that is it appeared that way, the way the covers were arranged. After a very eventful travel experience,( cancelled flight ,late flights, missed flights), we were desperate to get to bed.When we found out that it was two single beds pushed tightly together that were each beautifully made up with tightly tucked in sheets down each side and the bottom, we resigned ouselves and settled down for one night! We moved A clock, lights that functioned,access to ice without having to tip room service every time, glasses that did not disappear, a functioning room safe and fluffy towels without holes would have been the least to expect from a four star hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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