EXE Laietana Palace

4 stars
Via Laietana, 17, Barcelona, 08002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
86 reviews
Amazing stay

The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hotel has a great location 2 minutes from the... See full review

  • SWWEETHEART
  • Jun 2, 2014
Location is PERFECT

The best thing about this hotel is location. It's on the edge of Gothic and El Born quarters, both... See full review

  • warmjune
  • May 15, 2014
An appealing blend of historic charm and contemporary flourishes
Housed in a retrofitted neo-classic mansion at the heart of the Gothic Quarter, EXE Laietana Palace is an elegant hotel of palatial proportions. History is palpable at this upscale retreat. Guests gaze right at the Roman wall of ancient Barcino from the back of the property. This oasis amidst the hubbub of Catalonia's capital features soundproofed rooms overlooking either the busy thoroughfare of Via Laietana or the Roman wall. Up-to-the-minute rooms come equipped with plasma TV, free Wi-Fi and hydro-massage in the bathrooms.
Highlights
  • Great location at the heart of the Gothic Quarter
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Hydro-massage column in the tubs
Rooms
Fresh modern design bathed in natural light graces the 62 soundproofed double rooms at EXE Laietana Palace. Each is fully-equipped with plasma-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The vertical hydro-massage column in the bathtub features various water jets for an ultra-relaxing shower. The attic rooms come with a slanted glass roof. Some units boast ancient views of the Roman wall. Also available are triple rooms and rooms adapted for disabled visitors. The spacious junior suite showcases a private terrace with a table and chairs, ideal for an alfresco night above Barcelona rooftops.
Features

Location is the main asset of this distinguished hotel in the midst of the Gothic Quarter. A quick walk from EXE Laietana Palace sit many of the area's ancient attractions, including the Roman wall of Barcino. More contemporary pleasures are also nearby in the fashionable Born district with its plethora of hip shops and bars. With heaps of eating options near the hotel and room service available, guests don't even notice an on-site restaurant missing. A real perk for nighthawks: breakfast is served till 11 a.m. At the heart of Barcelona's cultural hub, EXE Laietana Palace is fittingly strong on culture. It houses temporary shows by various artists and has a library with a range of art and urban studies books.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.9 mi/12.8 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Jaume 1 (on the L4 line)
Attractions
  • Picasso Museum (.1 mi/.2 km)
  • Las Ramblas (.3 mi/.5 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.4 mi/2.2 km)

EXE Laietana Palace Rooms

Double
Room with one double bed includes laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

41.3843 2.1783
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Prat Airport - 13 Km.
Area description
This upper mid-range hotel offers a privileged location in the Gothic quarter, close to the Roman wall and the old town of Barcino. It is only a few minutes from Barcelona's cathedral and further sightseeing attractions. Restaurants, bars, pubs and public transport links are located directly in front of the hotel. There are scores of shops, nightclubs and discos within walking distance just 100 m from the hotel.

Nearby points of interest

  • Palau Reial Major: 0 mi
  • Casa de la Ciutat: 0 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.1 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.1 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.1 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.1 mi
  • Picasso Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí: 0.1 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.1 mi
  • Plaça Sant Jaume: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Textiles and Fashion: 0.1 mi
  • Carrer de Montcada: 0.2 mi
  • Palau Reial Major: 0 mi
  • Casa de la Ciutat: 0 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.1 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.1 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.1 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.1 mi
  • Picasso Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí: 0.1 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.1 mi
  • Plaça Sant Jaume: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Textiles and Fashion: 0.1 mi
  • Carrer de Montcada: 0.2 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.2 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.2 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Ancient synagogue: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria del Mar: 0.2 mi
  • Hemp Museum Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Sant Pere: 0.2 mi
  • Escola de la Llotja: 0.2 mi
  • Barcelona Wax Museum: 0.2 mi
  • La Ribera: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.3 mi
  • Chocolate Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 0.3 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.3 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.3 mi
  • Passeig del Born: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica de la Mare de Deu de la Merce: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça del Rei: 0.3 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça Reial: 0.3 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.4 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.4 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.4 mi
  • Castell dels Tres Dragons: 0.4 mi
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 0.4 mi
  • Monasterio de San Pedro de las Puellas: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Estació de França: 0.4 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant
A buffet breakfast is available every morning at an additional cost of EUR 12 per person, per day plus taxes.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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 (86)

Ratings and reviews for EXE Laietana Palace

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Faye Frequent Traveler
New York
Dec 28, 2009

Great Location

Staff very helpful, location excellent, The room is very small but clean. Could have more closet space. It was impossible to hang clothes. This is not a 4 star hotel.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Faye Frequent Traveler
New York
Dec 28, 2009

Great Location

Staff very helpful, location excellent, The room is very small but clean. Could have more closet space. It was impossible to hang clothes. This is not a 4 star hotel.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Diego, CA/ Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 23, 2009

Great Place

The hotel was surprisingly nice for the amount we paid. Great location, clean, very helpful/friendly staff.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Diego, CA/ Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 23, 2009

Great Place

The hotel was surprisingly nice for the amount we paid. Great location, clean, very helpful/friendly staff.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rome, NY
Oct 20, 2009

Little Gem

We stayed one night after our 7 day Celebrity cruise to experience Barcelona. The location is fabulous, just outside Ramblas and the gothic quarter, but we stayed clear of Ramblas....to crouded. There was more than enough to see nearby. Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen, easy to see and experience, and never a feeling of danger. With every turn, there is a picturesque little alley or street with a little shop, cafe, boutique, or just a neighborhood that breathes life, beauty and charm. We took in the marina and aquarium in the afternoon, and just enjoyed the day. Try it!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rome, NY
Oct 20, 2009

Little Gem

We stayed one night after our 7 day Celebrity cruise to experience Barcelona. The location is fabulous, just outside Ramblas and the gothic quarter, but we stayed clear of Ramblas....to crouded. There was more than enough to see nearby. Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen, easy to see and experience, and never a feeling of danger. With every turn, there is a picturesque little alley or street with a little shop, cafe, boutique, or just a neighborhood that breathes life, beauty and charm. We took in the marina and aquarium in the afternoon, and just enjoyed the day. Try it!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ontario Canada
Sep 23, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

In the center of all attractions. Mins to Las Ramblas, subway and hop on and hop off Bus. Lots of nice restaurants. Less then 10 minutes to the port and beaches. Lots of action.

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

No shortage of nice restaurants

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ontario Canada
Sep 23, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

In the center of all attractions. Mins to Las Ramblas, subway and hop on and hop off Bus. Lots of nice restaurants. Less then 10 minutes to the port and beaches. Lots of action.

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

No shortage of nice restaurants

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 22, 2009

"Family" Style

Like staying with the part of your family you actually like. Super large rooms, good breakfast offerings. Restaurant in lower part of building only choice - but an excellent one filled with locals eating good food. Short drive into Siena, but so peaceful to be in the country.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 22, 2009

"Family" Style

Like staying with the part of your family you actually like. Super large rooms, good breakfast offerings. Restaurant in lower part of building only choice - but an excellent one filled with locals eating good food. Short drive into Siena, but so peaceful to be in the country.

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