$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 17, 2014 Check-out: Aug 18, 2014

EXE Laietana Palace Hotel

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)

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.

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EXE Laietana Palace Hotel 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

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 Hotel

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 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SWWEETHEART
UNITED KINGDOM
Jun 2, 2014

Amazing stay

The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hotel has a great location 2 minutes from the seafront and the port, and located in the Gothic area has some stunning architecture. Our room was perfect with comfy beds a beatiful bathroom which was spotlessly clean. I would recommend this hotel, much better than i expected.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
warmjune
San Francisco, California
May 15, 2014

Location is PERFECT

The best thing about this hotel is location. It's on the edge of Gothic and El Born quarters, both are very lively areas with beautiful little streets to walk and so many great restaurants and shops. Hotel itself is pretty basic, more like a three star, but the staffs are wonderful. Angela at front desk really tried hard to try to accommodate us. She helped us get a quiet room since my husband is a light sleeper, and eventually got us a room facing the old Roman wall. The view was amazing!! Room is a bit small, but normal in Europe. Bed is old and noisy, which was the thing we disliked the most about this hotel. In general, we loved it here and would definitely recommend it.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lesreviews
USA
Apr 10, 2014

Great location!

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

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rommel18
Mons, Belgium
Mar 10, 2014

Great Central Location

Hotel was more than a sufficient place for a quick trip to Barcelona. The location is perfect and staff very friendly.

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 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ady le green
San Dirgo
Jun 22, 2013

Great location, good for 1-2 nights

Convinient hotel, great location surrounded of coffee shops, metro and other turistic places. Room too small and old furniture but clean and comfortable. Recommended only with deal/discount.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
No more reviews
Marco Island, FL
Jun 2, 2013

Great time

Great location, great staff. Accommodated us beautifully, helpful with everything. We had two rooms and one was along the front and very quiet. One in the back overlooking the square..not so quiet. Near the elevators. It was just a location sort of thing. Hotel is elegant if somewhat tired in decoration.

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

Barcelona is such a great city and if you're pressed for time, just use cabs. The drivers were awesome.

Review of EXE Laietana Palace Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
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 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jimscot
cambridge uk
Nov 5, 2012

staff cared for us

We arrived late and had a comfortable room but next to a lift shaft which kept us awake all night - then we had a plumbing nightmare the next night in a change of room in the great flood of 2012. Sounds bad but the hotel did their very best to try and sort things out and did really well! a very good hotel and despite the problems would recommend as they did everything they could in very difficult circumstances

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
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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Review of EXE Laietana Palace Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SSerjio
King, Ontario
Sep 29, 2012

Small hotel next to the Gothic quarter

If you love ancient part of the city this hotel has perfect location. Just few steps to the Medieval streets and walking distance to La Rambla etc. Hotel is small -- about 50 rooms. Staff on reception is very friendly and welcoming. Frankly I've never seen any other staff but room has been cleaned daily. I have never had their breakfast because there are a lot of restaurants around. This was our first time in Barcelona and we spent most of the time outside so the room size and amenities was not a priority. However, rooms are so small that it was hard to pack two suitcases in a time. The sound insulation have a lot of potential for improvement. The hotel provides free WiFi in rooms, but you have to login every time and every device have to have a separate password. It is a bit annoying. Overall impression -- good location friendly environment but small and some disturbance from neighbors.

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