El Palace Barcelona

Ritzy near Las Ramblas

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Eixample, Barcelona

El Palace Barcelona

Ritzy near Las Ramblas

What it is

A 1919 former Ritz hotel that’s still puttin’ it on.

What it isn't

She’s may be getting on in years, but she’s not dowdy—the property is in the midst of another glam renovation.

What we think

Legends who’ve stayed at El Palace Barcelona include Sir Sean Connery, Diane Keaton, Norman Foster and Bo Derek—and that was just last year. Everyone from John Wayne to Salvador Dalí laid their heads here back in the day (actually, Dalí and his wife lived there, in the suite now named for them). The world’s boldface names still choose it for its discreet service, up-to-date (but still traditionally styled) rooms and floor-to-ceiling-luxe restaurants, including a poolside one on the extensive rooftop garden, where the original bamboo furniture dates to 1919 (a stuffed peacock watches over it all).

You're here because

You like kicking it old-school but still want a few Instagram moments—even the en-suite showers are worthy of a post, in Roman Bath-inspired blue and white tile with curved ceilings.

The Moment

As the sun rises you do, too—and head to the orange blossom–scented rooftop pagoda to watch the light change over the city. Once properly caffeinated, you bend down to steal a long glance through the on-site telescope, aimed directly at the Sagrada Familia.

Restaurants & Bars

There is a wide gastronomic offering of the most outstanding quality, in line with the hotel's values and which offers an international and delicious cuisine in intimate ambiences.

The Caelis Restaurant - By Chef Romain Fornell and awarded with a Michelin Star is part of El Palace, with a full offer of top-class inventive food, inspired by French nouvelle cuisine and modern catalan food.

19/Nineteen Restaurant - Newly decorated in the style of a Parisian brasserie, for a delicious meal with plenty of choices. The Chef Marc Mallasen has designed a seasonal menu based on the simplicity and authenticity of its principal ingredients with Mediterranean and International inspiration and notes of avant-garde as well as to traditional cuisine.

Winter Garden Restaurant - Opening in winter, located at the Diana's Garden where the focus will be offering the most exclusive products in the market combined with organic and ecologic offerings. It is forecasted to be the Gastronomic Gem at the hotel because of its product offering.

19/Nineteen Restaurant - Is serving also our Hotel's hall with the most outsting cocktails and drinks in the market. Opened daily, in it you will be able to delight the "typical British" afternoon tea.

The Bluesman Cocktail Bar - Open daily also from 8pm until 2am, receives its name honoring the Bluesman Picture painted especially to decor the area, and offers the best cocktails in a space surrounded by history and music. Decorated like a Scoth Bar, it is possible to enjoy live music concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with different music styles applying. It is the only cocktail bar in town offering a typically decorated Irish Smokers Club complimentary for our customers. In it clients can keep their own exclusive bottles and cigars and delight the best ones from our Cigars Cave.


In central Barcelona, mere blocks from Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and the must-see Picasso Museum.

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 668
Barcelona, 08010
CT, Spain

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