Avenida Palace

4 stars
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 605, Barcelona, 08007
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
140 reviews
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  • Jun 2, 2014
Great Location

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  • May 21, 2014
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
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking

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 (140)

Ratings and reviews for Avenida Palace

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
140 out of 140
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Grand Tourers
Tasmania, Australia
Jul 27, 2012

Great spot, but getting tired

The staff were great, the entrance was palatial, the foyer and stairs chandeliers and brass handrails, wonderful, but it smelt old. Smokers had left their imprint, and it smelt like the carpet could do with a shampoo and deodoriser. Our room, the "Beatles Suite" lacked something. It was spacious, had lots of beatles memorabilia on the walls, but old fashioned. For all the space, when you sat at the toilet you hit your head on the wall in front! reakfast and breakfirst service in the dining room was excellent!

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

Las Ramblas Catalunya within 50 metres is the place to dine Al Fresco & Lillas shopping centre with more shops than you could visit in a day is a short taxi ride from the hotel.

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jul 21, 2010

Staff were not very friendly,

Staff were not very friendly, but the location was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LYNNE
Not Provided
May 10, 2011

Helpful staff. Well positioned

Helpful staff. Well positioned hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G Green
Braintree, Essex, UK
Feb 22, 2012

Superb location & value

Friendly, helpful staff, excellent dinner (at a very good price), central location and a huge bed !

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

El Tablao de Carmen Flamenco show & Tapas at Poble Espanyol is excellent.

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rita W
Staten Island, NY
May 17, 2012

Great location but problem-solving needs work

My travel companion had a broken minibar for days and each time, she called down to report the problem, nothing was done until 5 days into our stay, they finally replaced the unit. Also, her TV coverage was a lot less than my room across the hall. Despite these problems, they tried to make amends by offering us breakfast coupons on our last morning there. Hotel is old but location cannot be beat. The heavy room key needs to be updated with magnetic key cards.

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

I highly recommend BAR TAPAS 1/2 block from the hotel. Also Cafe Obama is good for breakfast or a quick bite to eat.

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ron and Ann
Bay City, MI
Oct 27, 2012

First Time as a Barcelona Traveler

The hotel is old elegant beautiful! We stayed there for 3 nights before our cruise. We arrived early in the morning but were able to freshen up and store our bags while out seeing the sights. The hotel is nicely located for wonderful quaint eateries, city tours, shopping in both large and small shops. We highly recommend the Avenida Palace and have some great pictures from the hotel lobby.

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

There are delightful breakfast and tapas eateries just around the corner.

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luli Reichsfeld
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Mar 20, 2013

Good place to loive

Even it is an old hotel, the rooms are bein renewed and its locatios is absolutely perfect. Staff is kind and the hotel is clean. Nothing else to ask for a perfect stay.

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

Take the hop on hp of bus (turistic bus). It is a must. You can purchase the tickets in the front desk of Avenida Palace hotel at a convenient price.

Review of Avenida Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PaulEll
Nottinghamshire
Apr 15, 2013

City breaks

Ideal location 10 min walk from la rambles, value for money and good breakfast. Very friendly staff all english speaking offering good advice on resurants etc. For good tapas and drinks try MY WAY off la ramblas

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
exacting susie
NYC
Apr 29, 2013

elegant hotel

This is a charming and elegant looking hotel and the room was spacious and comfortable. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The location was convenient to shopping and sight seeing.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Btw0205
Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 29, 2013

Good hotel in the perfect area

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Avenida Palace. Th e staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The room was a small as compared to other four star hotels that I have stayed in. There really was no place to store our luggage. As location s vey thing, the ai stand, bus, Metro and railway was close by. We were ale to walk to stores, restaurants, and galleries without any issues.

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