$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 22, 2014 Check-out: Apr 23, 2014

EXE Laietana Palace

4 stars
Via Laietana, 17, Barcelona, 08002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
50 reviews
Great location!

In the center of Barcelona near El Gotic, etc. Fine hotel with friendly staff. See full review

  • lesreviews
  • Apr 10, 2014
Great Central Location

Hotel was more than a sufficient place for a quick trip to Barcelona. The location is perfect and... See full review

  • Rommel18
  • Mar 10, 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
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access

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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 (50)

Ratings and reviews for EXE Laietana Palace

Overall score

3.8 / 5
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Feb 18, 2010

Worst hotel experience I've ever had. E

Absolutely horrible experience. The location is bad, staff unfriendly. Very little English, rude about directions. No carpet in rooms, all rooms small and noisy. Was sick, had to spend time in room--only CNN abnd BBC news. Rooms were cold and heating didn 't work well. Showers had broken or missing shelves, no bathtubs. No shampoo or conditioner. Only one roll of toilet paper at a time. This is barely a two star hotel at best. One block on either side are millions of hotels that are ten times better

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

Business

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

1
danmcafree
Business
new york city
Sep 15, 2009

Bad recommnedation from Orbitz

There are so many better hotels at the same price. This is a bad boutique hotel- masking tape holding up light switches, tiny and nosiy rooms, no services, a horrible hotel.

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

Business

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
St.James
Nov 15, 2008

Some Problems

This hotel is modern, clean and in a great location for touring Barcelona. We were in our room in Nov 2008,the temperature outside ranged from low 40F to mid 50F, upon arriving to the room the whole fifth floor seemed excessively hot. When we opened the door the room was in excess of 85 degrees F. When we tried to start the air conditioner nothing happened. We called the desk and was informed they don't run A/C after the summer months and all we could do was shut the heat completely, and open the window. The hotel and this room faced a main city street so you can imagine the noise level with the window open. Even after several hours with the window open we could not cool the room down.Over the course of four days we complained several times but were never offered a solution. Our other complaint was the shower, it is set up in a way which makes it virtualy impossible to shower with out flooding the bathroom floor.

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

The hotel is in walking distance to shopping, sightseeing and dining, there is also a Metro stop just on the corner

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

2
Not too demanding, yet disappointed
boca raton, FL
Sep 15, 2009

adequate - not great -

Wsas rated four stars, but should be a three or a two. The rooms are small. They have breakfast, but no signage anywhere to indicate that it is available. Staff is friendly and speaks english. Location is great, but there are lots of hotels like this around that are better looking with bigger roomsThey have some problems with Orbitz - I booked a room with breakfast, buyt it wasnt on my confirmation, so they changed me $20. There were lots of other relally nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

2
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
Saint Saint
Istanbul
Nov 6, 2012

Can not be 4*

My wife and I, spent 5 days in this hotel and the only good thing about this hotel was the location. Couple of steps away from the metro station which helps you to go anywhere you want. I have no idea about the sizes of other rooms but ours was very small. The floor was all marble. It may make you feel good in summer but in winter time, it is a torture to walk on the floor after you take a shower. For your info, the heating system does not work before a specific time. Therefore, in spring or autumn, you may be in trouble if the weather is not warm enough. Nothing worked properly in the bathroom. Unfortunately, the backyard of the hotel is face to face with the backyard of an Irish pub. In this case, it is so natural to wake up 03.00 hrs in the morning with a yell of a drunk customer. I have experienced many 4 star hotels in Madrid, Seville etc. and I can tell you that this one was the worse. Hotel may be rated as 3,5 stars but never 4. It doesn't worth what you pay.

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

El Xampaniet (I hope that I wrote correctly)

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

2
Cyprus traveller
Limassol, Cyprus
Sep 23, 2010

Good location

During our stay there was no hot water - and the lifts were broken. There was no real apology - just smiles and 'it's one of those things' attitude. Having suffered the lack of water and no lifts - reception added the cost of two bottles of water from the mini bar. A more caring approach might have been to delete this cost for our inconvenience?

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

Many excellent restaurants in the lanes opposite - a very short walk. Note - they close for food quite early and will not serve you just a drink (buy one/two tapas if you just want a glass of wine and to watch the world go by).

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Italy
Jul 8, 2011

Great location, nice room

Close to the main attractions and the harbor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Many attractions are closed on Mondays.

Review of EXE Laietana Palace

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
NYC
Sep 11, 2010

Clean but lacking

The hotel had two elevators. One was broken the entire time I was there. The other worked but had no light in it so you had to ride up and down in the dark. The rooms were clean but small.

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

Reviewer score

3
Ninho
UK
Sep 30, 2012

Good location for strolls around the city

The hotel has a very good location in the centre of Barcelona, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The room was kept clean and towels changed every day . The air con has just a switch on and off not a control device to adjust temperature. The TV remote control doesn't work properly it is actually not suitable for the TV set. The WiFi internet was missing all the time.

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

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