El Palace Hotel Barcelona          


 Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 668 08010  Barcelona − Spain

El Palace Classic hotel. A symbol of Barcelona’s hotel tradition.

Located in the centre of Barcelona, very close to Las Ramblas, and in the most renowned shopping area of Barcelona, this Barcelona 5 stars hotel is surrounded by boulevards, prestigious boutiques and the city’s main attractions.

El Palace Hotel Barcelona

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Services El Palace Hotel Barcelona

We offer you a wide range of services to meet all your needs, such as special services, private transfers and pillow menus, among many others detailed below.

El Palace has parking service for its guests 

Enjoy maximum confort and speed to park your vehicle in Barcelona city center. If you travel to Barcelona with your vehicle, you can have a parking space in the parking lot guarded and managed by SABA (public) company, located only a few meters from El Palace and with direct pedestrian access to the hotel. If you wish, you can also request our valet service.

A quick arrival and departure service for guests

Speed, comfort and without waiting. At El Palace we offer you a fast service of arrival and departure procedures to avoid waiting. A service that offers comfort, speed and flexibility.

Endless surprises to entertain the children and give them a warm welcome

Do you want to relax in our Spa? Read quietly? Do you have a meeting? We will take care of it. Our specializaed team will be happy to be concerned about your kids happiness from the first moment and during your stay at the hotel.

The hotel is adapted for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities

Four The Junior Suites specially prepared. The hotel is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility and sensory disability with special bathrooms, common areas and four The Junior Suites rooms adapted and cared for in detail for your confort.

History

César Ritz (1850-1918)

Swiss businessman and hotel owner, considered the founding father of the modern hotel trade.

In the late 19th century he founded the Ritz Development Company hotel chain, revolutionising the history of the traditional hotel trade and introducing the new concept of luxury hotels.

He founded the Ritz hotels in Paris, London, Madrid and Barcelona.

César Ritz died in 1918, one year after the Ritz Barcelona had opened.

The concept of the Ritz hotels

Luxury, sophistication and personalised service.

César Ritz marked a turning point in modern luxury hotels:

Large rooms, indirect lighting, light fabrics, fresh flowers, paint on the walls instead of wallpaper, decorative fireplaces and, for the first time, all rooms had their own bathroom with marble baths, tiled walls and top quality piping.

An impeccable, personalised customer service was also of great important. Gourmet cuisine was also introduced under the guidance of Auguste Escoffier, with an extensive menu and quality wines, transforming the traditional guest dining rooms into sophisticated restaurants.

The concept of the Ritz hotels

Luxury, sophistication and personalised service.

César Ritz marked a turning point in modern luxury hotels:

Large rooms, indirect lighting, light fabrics, fresh flowers, paint on the walls instead of wallpaper, decorative fireplaces and, for the first time, all rooms had their own bathroom with marble baths, tiled walls and top quality piping.

An impeccable, personalised customer service was also of great important. Gourmet cuisine was also introduced under the guidance of Auguste Escoffier, with an extensive menu and quality wines, transforming the traditional guest dining rooms into sophisticated restaurants.

The location of the best hotel in the city

One the company Hotel Ritz de Barcelona SA had been formed, a fantastic location was purchased. It was a privileged plot on the corner of Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes and Roger de Lluria, where the Granvia Theatre was located. The year was 1916 and a sign was erected to announce the construction of what was to be the best hotel in the city.

The founders of the Ritz Barcelona

The company Hotel Ritz de Barcelona, SA was formed in June 1917.

The founding partners were Gonzalo Arnús and Francesc Cambó.

The first board of directors was formed by Gonzalo Arnús (chairman), Eusebio Güell (secretary) and Juan Antonio Güell, Lluís Bosch and Francesc Cambó. This was latest expanded.

Jacint Montllor, then the manager of the Ritz in Madrid, was proposed to head the project and to manage the future luxury hotel in Barcelona.

Construction of the hotel

The founders of the company Hotel Ritz de Barcelona SA, Francesc Cambó and Gonzalo Arnús, selected Eduard Ferrés as the project's architect.

Building was a slow and complicated process due to the First World War, which ended in 1918. Scarcity of materials, high prices and frequent riots meant that the planned investment was exceeded several times.

Three years after starting the work, the complications were overcome and the Barcelona Ritz was ready to open its doors.

The first banquets

One of the first banquets to be prepared at the Ritz was in early 1920, when the kitchen staff's strike had ended. It was for the employees of El Noticiero Univeral, who were celebrating the introduction of not having to work on a Sunday.

From then on, the prestige of the kitchen at the Ritz began to rise and reached such a level that it started to serve banquets outside the hotel and even the city. In one year, it had offered 288 banquets with 10,234 diners.

The Ritz and the Universal Exhibition

1929 was a year of official visits for the Ritz: the king and queen of Denmark, queen Marie of Romania and the president of the Republic of Portugal visited the hotel at the start of the year.

On 19th May 1929, king Alfonso XIII declared the opening of the Barcelona Universal Exhibition. After the opening ceremony, the royalty and their entourage visited the exhibition, which included a replica of a room at the Ritz. A banquet was held in the evening, in which the Ritz was responsible for the decoration and the banquet down to the tiniest of details.

In view of the great boom that the exhibition had meant for the city, the management decided to expand the hotel with another 60 rooms and other facilities to give a total of 250 rooms.

Seizure of the Ritz

On 22nd July 1936, shortly after the Spanish Civil War had broken out, the Ritz hotel was seized by the FOSIG (Federación Obrera de Sindicatos de la Industria Gastronómica - Workers' Federation of Food Industry Unions) and collectivised, with the ideal of nationalising the hotel industry and eliminating ostentation, christening it with the name Hotel Gastronómico N.º1. The basements became an air raid shelter.

During this time, it was also inhabited as a front hospital for the Red Cross. In early 1937, the Generalitat recovered the hotel and used it to accommodate its official visitors. It was also the headquarters for the social services sub-section of health.

Finally, thanks to Josep Tarradellas who did not allow it to become the headquarters of the Finance Department, the Ritz once again recovered its spirit.

Noteworthy visits 1940-1960

  • Carmen Polo
  • Heinrich Himmler
  • John Knittel
  • SM Rey Leopoldo de Bélgica
  • SM Rey Umberto de Italia
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Maria Callas
  • Elsa Maxwell
  • Arthur Rubinstein

Noteworthy visits 1961-1970

  • SM Rey Simeón de Bulgaria 
  • John Wayne 
  • Duke Ellington   
  • Ella Fitzgerald 
  • SM Rey Miguel de Rumanía 

Noteworthy visits 1971-1980

  • Anthony Quinn 
  • Joseph Cotten 
  • Joséphine Baker 
  • Severo Ochoa  

Noteworthy visits 1981-1990

  • Josep Pla   
  • Cary Grant 
  • Henry Kissinger 
  • Diego Armando Maradona 
  • Pelé

Noteworthy visits 1991-2000

  • Alfredo Kraus 
  • Catherine Deneuve 
  • Montserrat Caballé
  • David Carradine 
  • Roger Moore 

Comprehensive refurbishment

In 2017, the current El Palace continues with its ambitious comprehensive refurbishment in order to recover the splendour, classic style and glamour of its greatest years.

Special attention has been paid to offering top-class cuisine and the public areas, presidential suites and standard rooms have been carefully restored with handmade carpets, restored antiques and exact replicas of objects such as lamps and curtains.

Once of the most noteworthy works has been the seventh floor, with the creation of the Diana Garden. A romantic 750 m2 area with more than fifty species of plants, fountains, pergolas and a pool, inspired by the Barcelona of the twenties and its loveliest gardens

Rooms & Suites

Suite Salvador Dalí

The Dalí suite evokes the sophisticated, prestigious atmosphere of the hotel's beginnings. Handmade rugs, lovingly-restored antiques, nineteenth-century desks and chairs, fabrics made from seventeenth-century Italian damask patterns, ceiling lamps and wall lamps made as true replicas of the originals, a wonderful main bed with canopy and a chinoiserie-style wardrobe, as well as the authentic Roman bath with mosaics that Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala used, among many other noteworthy pieces. A very special suite, in which hours can be spent observing every detail.

Personal details

The suite is home to exclusive memories from the period in which Salvador Dalí lived at the hotel, such as the famous photograph of the time he took the stuffed white horse up the stairs, which was seen around the world.

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Separate lounge and bedroom that can be turned into a suite with one or two bedrooms.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • VIP amenities.

Services

  • Private check-in.
  • À la carte breakfast included in the room rate.
  • Free minibar.
  • Hotel porter luggage service.
  • VIP services and L’Occitane en Provence VIP products.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • iPod docking station on request.

César Ritz Suite

In an attempt to remain true to the concept of its creator and to a glorious era full of glamour and sophistication, the César Ritz suite does not skimp on details. Pearl and sand colours prevail throughout the room and are combined with hints of a very lively red on the refined embroidery and the velvet upholstery. Gold, as a symbol of nobility, power and beauty, subtly dominates the room to such a point that the chairs have been coloured with real gold leaf. Antique decorative pieces, Louis XVI-style furniture, lavish curtains, top-quality fabrics and its most emblematic piece: the spectacular, fully restored bathroom inspired by Roman themes.

Personal details

Staying in this suite is a unique experience. Every detail in the room radiates the atmosphere that César Ritz represented and the desire to continue preserving his spirit in every one of its corners.

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Separate lounge and bedroom that can be turned into a suite with one or two bedrooms.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • VIP amenities.

Services

  • Private check-in.
  • À la carte breakfast included in the room rate.
  • Free minibar.
  • Hotel porter luggage service.
  • VIP services and L’Occitane en Provence VIP products.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • iPod docking station on request.

Josephine Baker Suite

With a wealth of detail, the Josephine Baker suite has a feminine, refined atmosphere inspired by the artist's beautiful château (Château des Milandes).

The predominant colours are pastel shades in the lounge and subtle red in the bedrooms, combined with French Louis XVI-style furniture and top-quality embroidered floral fabrics mixed with excellent silks.

An original Louis XVI table presides over the lounge, the lamps and wall lights have been reproduced as an exact replica of the original models and the exceptional Roman bath with its mosaics, commissioned by César Ritz and only preserved in El Palace, make this delightful suite a very special choice.

Personal details

There are many different objects hidden in the suite's decoration and in the tiny details in memory of Josephine Baker. These include photographs, portraits and paintings related to the artist's most successful period and the time she spent at El Palace. 

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Separate lounge and bedroom that can be turned into a suite with one or two bedrooms.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • VIP amenities.

Services

  • Private check-in.
  • À la carte breakfast included in the room rate.
  • Free minibar.
  • Hotel porter luggage service.
  • VIP services and L’Occitane en Provence VIP products.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • iPod docking station on request.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon Suite

The Carlos Ruiz Zafón suite exudes a distinguished, sophisticated atmosphere, in which tanned and sandy shades prevail in contrast with its elegant turquoise blue, giving it a more sober feel than other suites. It is a carefully restored, very comfortable room decorated with exquisite Louis XVI-style furniture, wing chairs, velvet upholstery with geometric patterns that give it a slight touch of modernity, handmade rugs and the original Roman bath with mosaics from the hotel's beginnings. Literature, magic and elegance intertwine in this suite to offer an unforgettable experience.

Personal details

The Carlos Ruiz Zafón suite has many details that are inspired by literature and his personality, although the most noteworthy is the wonderful bookcase housing all of the works of the famous writer.

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Separate lounge and bedroom that can be turned into a suite with one or two bedrooms.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • VIP amenities.

Services

  • Private check-in.
  • À la carte breakfast included in the room rate.
  • Free minibar.
  • Hotel porter luggage service.
  • VIP services and L’Occitane en Provence VIP products.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • iPod docking station on request.

Miro Suite

Colour is basic in Joan Miró's work, especially the use of primary colours and, although bronze is very important in sculpture, this essence is reflected in all of his work. The colour scheme chosen for this suite includes mustard yellow, a warm, bright colour that is happy and optimistic, combined with lead grey and high-quality dark woods. The Joan Miró suite has classic, stately lines, with French Louis XVI-style furniture and delicate fabrics. Lamps and wall lights have been reproduced as an exact replica of the hotel's original lighting, and the Roman bath with its original mosaics on the walls and floor remains in place.

Personal details

Every detail of the room has been carefully chosen. These include photographs, portraits and paintings related to the great Catalan master. 

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Separate lounge and bedroom that can be turned into a suite with one or two bedrooms.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • VIP amenities.

Services

  • Private check-in.
  • À la carte breakfast included in the room rate.
  • Free minibar.
  • Hotel porter luggage service.
  • VIP services and L’Occitane en Provence VIP products.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • iPod docking station on request.

El Palace Suite Ronnie Wood

On request by the artist himself, the Ronnie Wood suite is decorated in art deco style. This is the only presidential suite that exudes this atmosphere, a style that influenced design during the twenties and thirties, using geometric shapes and straight, compact lines. The suite is decorated with ebony, rosewood and maple, and the furniture includes original art deco pieces. The predominant colour is purple, Ronnie Wood's favourite, and it has been used as a hint of colour on the upholstery and top-quality fabrics, blended with silver, sometimes as a silver leaf finish. It also has one of the exclusive, fully restored Roman baths that are only preserved in El Palace. 

Personal details

The entire suite emanates Ronnie Wood's style and, as a starring detail, a wonderful, original and restored jukebox presides over the main lounge with a full collection of discs by the Rolling Stones so that guests in this suite can exclusively enjoy them.

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Separate lounge and bedroom that can be turned into a suite with one or two bedrooms.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Hairdryer and magnifying mirror.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • VIP amenities.

Services

  • Private check-in.
  • À la carte breakfast included in the room rate.
  • Free minibar.
  • Hotel porter luggage service.
  • VIP services and L’Occitane en Provence VIP products.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • iPod docking station on request.

The Grand Deluxe

These rooms offer the exclusivity of a bathroom inspired by Roman baths decorated with mosaics and completely renovated with a modern shower style rainshower. Hair dryer, magnifying mirror, telephone, Chopard amenities and VIP amenities.

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 49” Magic Mirror TV.
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Fully-refurbished, Roman-style bathroom decorated with mosaics.
  • Natural stone bathroom in the colour wenge.
  • Rain Shower system.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.

Services

  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Hairdryer and double magnification mirror.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • Pillow menu

Family Room

Suited for families who want to enjoy their stay at El Palace jointly. It features two spacious and comfortable bedrooms that have been completely refurbished in a classic style, from 45 to 52 square metres, with a double bed or two single beds, according to your needs, a living room and separate dressing room as well as a bathroom. It also has a third single room. All communicate via a private entrance hall.

 

Amenities

  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa bed.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room. 
  • 37” Magic Mirror TV.
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Natural stone bathroom in the colour wenge.
  • Separate bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.

Services

  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Hairdryer and double magnification mirror.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • Pillow menu.

Superior Suite

King size or Twin Bedded All rooms have mini-bar, safe, wifi, satellite tv 37in and flat screen, ip phone system, patch panel connection vga-mp3 Size 52sqm

Amenities

  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa bed.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room. 
  • 37” Magic Mirror TV.
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Natural stone bathroom in the colour wenge.
  • Separate bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.

Services

  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Hairdryer and double magnification mirror.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • Pillow menu.

Junior Suite

Very spacious rooms, between 42 and 52 m2, fully refurbished and furnished in an elegant classic style, very comfortable, offering bedroom and lounge in one space and separate dressing room.

Maximum capacity: 3 guests

Amenities

  • King-size bed or twin beds and sofa bed.
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 37” Magic Mirror TV.
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Bianco Royal Cream Italian marble bathroom.
  • Whirlpool bath and Rain Shower system.
  • Bathrobe and slippers.

Services

  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Hairdryer and double magnification mirror.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • Maid service twice a day.
  • Pillow menu

Classic deluxe Room

Our rooms offer a newly designed bathroom with a comfortable dressing room fully equipped and integrated into the same space. They also have natural stone bathrooms in wenge colour with separate bathtub and shower, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, telephone, Chopard and VIP amenities.
Some of these rooms can be connected to accommodate families.

Maximum capacity: 3 guests

Amenities

  • King-size (2x2 m) or twin beds (1x2 m).
  • Minibar.
  • IP telephone and telephone with voice mail and data port.
  • Safe.
  • Dressing room.
  • 32” Magic Mirror TV.
  • Individual temperature control.
  • Large desk with built-in mains sockets.
  • Connecting rooms (some of them can connect to accommodate families).
  • Natural stone bathroom in the colour wenge.
  • Separate bath and Rain Shower system.

Amenities

  • CD and DVD player on request.
  • High-speed Internet access (wireless and cable).
  • Hairdryer and double magnification mirror.
  • L’Occitane en Provence bathroom products.
  • Maid service twice a day.

Wellness & Relaxation

Diana Garden

Touching the skies of Barcelona: Enjoying the romantic roof garden at El Palace, with over fifty species of plants, pergolas, fountains, walkways, ponds and a pool, is a real pleasure.

 Inspired by the romantic garden at the palace of Francesc Cambó (famous politician from the early 20th century) and by the paintings by the modernist artist Ramon Casas, this is possibly the largest, most exclusive roof garden in Barcelona, covering an area of 1,500 m2.

A place filled with secret corners, fragrances and colours, and inspired by the Barcelona of the 20s in all its splendour. Each detail is designed to delight all your senses: ponds, a pool, pergolas, babbling water, over fifty varieties of plants, an haute cuisine restaurant and a solarium that almost lets you touch the clouds. 

 

Sagrada Familia Pergola

The most romantic garden

Delicate scents, enveloping lights and endless colours will make this feel like a magical place. A stroll with orange blossom accompanying you to the beautiful sculpture of Diana, in homage of the Roman goddess of the hunt who stands in Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, and a telescope through which to see the Sagrada Familia as if it were right in front of you.

Intimate corners, loungers for relaxation and sunbathing, and beauty in each detail.

El solarium

Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Barcelona

Up a few steps from the Putxet Pergola and you will reach the solarium, the highest point of El Palace. An almost secret place, with an impressive 360º view of Barcelona. A visit is a must at any time, but if you're looking for a magical place to end the day, there is almost nothing as spectacular as being here at sunset. The show is guaranteed.

Pergola Ciutadella

As soon as you step foot inside, the elegant Pergola seems to be welcoming you in. Decorated with tropical plants and a design that is reminiscent of the Umbraculum at the Ciutadella Park, you will feel like you have found an oasis of tranquillity. The area is also home to classic plants from Barcelona's early 20th century: citrus trees, orchids, an orchard and exotic fruit trees. It is one of our favourite places to eat, or have a snack or a glass of wine on warm summer days or evenings.

The Pool

Enjoy a relaxing day at the pool with surprising views

Do you fancy a swim up high? If that's the case, you cannot miss the outdoor pool at El Palace, the gem of our roof garden. Inspired by the design of the hotel's ancient Roman baths, it is ideal for enjoying a swim in the lap of luxury, sunbathing under the Barcelona skies and taking in the wonderful panoramic views of the city while you have a delicious appetiser prepared in our excellent Winter Garden.

The Pool - open from April 1st through October 31st

Pool Menu

This consists of signature tapas, light starters, sandwiches/hamburgers, with a selection of cocktails and Premium spirits.

VIP Lounge

Exclusive place with city views that can only be accessed with a booking, and for the hotel's VIP guests-

Mayan Luxury Spa

Inspired by the Mayan Culture, a place where mind, body and soul become one. Traditions from one generation to another are applied at Mayan Luxury Spa in the unique Hotel El Palace *****GL in Barcelona.

Sounds, rituals and traditional Mayan treatments combined with the French exclusive and prestigious luxury cosmetics brand Anne Semonin, will make your spa experience unforgettable.

Submerge yourself into the Mayan Culture and let us pamper you…

Treatments at El Palace Hotel Barcelona

INTENSIVE CRYOTHERAPY LUXURY FACIAL 1H25’

A client-specific intensive eye and neckline facial treatment with Anne Semonin Cryotherapy Ice Cubes. Aromatic intensive complexes and serums will boost cellular renewal while a firming algae mask will detoxify for absolute skin radiance. 

It’s a complete and effective remedy for removing the stress effects leaving skin firm, smooth and brilliant.

TUUKUL - MAYAN HOLISTIC MASSAGE 50’ / 80’

Full body relaxing massage combined with essential oils and serums to reduce stress.

journey starting with the local Mayan Culture’s rituals and sounds to re-establish the body’s natural balance.

MAYAN LITTLE PRINCESS 1H15’

Make her dream of becoming a Princess true. Begin with a Little Princess Face Wash designed for delicate skins and then enjoy a petit Chocolate manicure and pedicure. No Princess would feel complete without lip gloss.

MAYAN SIGNATURE CARIBBEAN SEASHELLS
RITUAL 1H 25’

Capture the healing power of the Caribbean Sea with a beautiful seashells massage.

Starting with a luxurious wrap that will hydrate and nurture your skin, then the seashells will gently calm stress and tension with their smooth surfaces and contoured shapes.

MAYAN LUXURY SIGNATURE RITUAL 1H30’

Total relaxation achieved thru a massage of hot herbal sachets applying special essential oils.

This ritual maximizes your senses giving you a total state of wellbeing, leaving your body and soul revitalized, peaceful and balanced. A must…

MAYAN SIGNATURE PACK - JETLAG CURE 1H50’

Detox yourself with 10 minutes in the Temazcal and a Sensations shower with Cromotherapy to purify your body after a long trip.

Followed by an Express Facial with Anne Semonin eye regenerating Cryotherapy Ice Cubes to calm tired eyes and our special Jetlag massage will allow you to relax and adapt to the new timeline.

Great to jump start your body and fight travellers’ insomnia.

THE WINE THERAPY CURE 1h 25'

This body treatment starts with a deep revitalizing body exfoliaton and nurturing anti-aging body wrap, concluding with the wonderfully relaxing and soothing massage done with an antioxidant and vitamin body oil. 

Temazcal - sauna El Palace Hotel Barcelona

Enjoy our Pre-Hispanic Sauna based on the traditional handcraft of the Mayan Culture. Inside the Sauna’s dome, volcanic stones are heated and water with aromatic medicinal herbs is poured on them releasing steam. A magical place to purify body and soul...

Temazcal "Mayan Rebirth" Ritual 40'

The Spiritual Healing Ceremony is led by the Temazcaltzin o Chamán and performed inside the Temazcal. A mystic experience that will purify your mind, body and soul in an extraordinary scenery full of magic. A Purifying and Healing Ritual that will transport you to the mother‘s womb to reconnect with your roots. Representing Mother Earth, the Temazcal has been for centuries the place where the four basic elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire are gathered for this sacred Mayan Ritual that will be blessed with native sounds and language. This incredible journey ends with a refreshing Sensations shower and a balancing tea in our relax area.

For the Temazcal Ritual, 2 persons minimum. 48 hrs. reservation required.

Yoga & Personal Trainer

Even when travelling, good habits must continue to keep us healthy. At El Palace we are aware of this and we offer you the possibility of  hiring the following services: 

YOGA

Meet our professionals and let them guide you to find the balance between your body and your mind with outdoor Yoga sessions in our wonderful and idyllic rooftop garden Jardin Diana with stunning Barcelona views.

Price: 80€ per session. 

*Reservations required with 48 hours in advance.

PERSONAL TRAINER

A personal trainer will design a tailored program to help you achieve your goals with private training sessions. 

Price: 80€ per session.

*Reservations required with 48 hours in advance.

Meetings & Events

El Palace offers some of the most prestigious function rooms in Barcelona to anyone looking for an exceptional and unique setting in the centre of the city.

  • Dalí: 138m2 110 guest  
  • Gran Vía: 253m2 280 guest
  • Rubí: 41m2 30 guest
  • The Garden: 190m2 200 guest

Services  

  • Business meetings
  • Congresses and conventions
  • The lounges at El Palace are the perfect place for business conventions and congresses. The hotel has 125 rooms, six lounges equipped with the latest technologies, free WiFi and top- cuisine.
  • Celebrations
  • Unique, personalised spaces
  • Incentives and training
  • Cocktail parties
  • Banquets

Extra services 

  • Video conference
  • The hotel has the most advanced technology so that you can communicate simultaneously and in real time without having to install any software in your PC.
  • Simultaneous translation
  • Hostesses
  • Audio-visuals
  • PA equipment
  • Disco, Orchestra, Jazz...
  • Car hire
  • Babysitting

Weddings El Palace Hotel Barcelona

From your first visit, our Banquets Department will advise you on all of the details to ensure that your wedding is a great success, offering you every facility to personalise it and satisfy your needs.

Winter Garden Restaurant

Enjoy a selection of signature tapas and cocktails with the best views of Barcelona

El Palace's rooftop terrace, Diana Garden, is an urban oasis  throughout the summer season. The top floor of the hotel offers for locals and visitors a selection of signature tapas and mediterranean cuisine, a selection of signature cocktails and Dj live sessions. It is an idyllic place, away from the city noise and has one of the panoramic best views of the city.

On the gastronomical side, our Chef Marc Mallasen delights us with a menu proposal based on the gourmet products with local flavors, combining culinary traditions, innovation and creativity.

Bluesman Cocktail Bar Barcelona

English tradition has permanently established itself at El Palace.

Decorated in the finest of inviting hardwoods, our Bluesman Cocktail Bar is the only place in Barcelona where you can enjoy a cocktail while listening to jazz or blues.

Restaurant L'Éclair

The ideal location for a quick bite in a relaxed atmosphere.

L’Éclair, a place where gastronomy is dynamic, with a focus on cooking with traditional touches where each detail is important. Born from the desire to respect the essence of each product and to make them the main protagonists of each dish, the menu at l’Éclair is inspired by bistro gastronomy with French touches adapting to the essence of the city: giving pride of place to Mediterranean products and creations.

Breakfast at El Palace Hotel Barcelona

A perfect location to disconnect from the world.

An urban heaven for enjoying the hotel’s buffet breakfast in unsurpassable peace and quiet. Enjoy our free buffet or our à la carte service.

NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY


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How to reach us

Location

Located in the centre of the city, very close to Las Ramblas, and in the most renowned shopping area of Barcelona. It is surrounded by boulevards, prestigious boutiques and the city’s main attractions.

GDS Codes: 

  • Amadeus GDS: LW BCN401
  • Galileo/Apollo GDS: LW 07027
  • Sabre GDS: LW 035010
  • WorldSpan GDS: LW 1401 

By car

From Estació de Sants, take Passeig De Sant Antoni and turn left, then take Plaça Dels Països Catalanes and turn right on exit 6 and drive all the way to Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes.

Train station

  • Sants station - 4.5 km.
  • Station FF.CC. Catalunya - 0.4 km.

Airport 

  • Barcelona - El Prat Airport 9 km.
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