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El Avenida Palace, Barcelona, Spain
Opening in 1952, this grand hotel has had numerous famous guests over the years including Ernest Hemingway, Joan Miró, Lisa Minnelli and The Beatles. Its public areas, including chandeliers and a grand staircase, have a faded elegance yet it offers 151 smart, comfortable, traditionally decorated guest rooms, and numerous spots to dine, drink or enjoy live music. It boasts one of the best locations in Barcelona, in the Eixample neighbourhood between Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia. A metro station is a minute away, making exploring the city a doddle. All at an affordable price.
You'll welcome having such diverse choice on your doorstep, being in the lively Eixample neighbourhood with Las Ramblas and Barcelona's beautiful old town just a short walk away. There's also a Metro station close by to effortlessly go further afield.
Centrally located hotel a short walk from the main sights including Sagrada Familia and Gaudi's Casa Batlló.
By plane: direct flights from London take 2 hours 5 mins and from Manchester take 2 hours 20 mins. The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the airport. Paid public parking is available nearby for €21.50 per day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Guests are of all ages, but primarily older travellers looking for a centrally located comfortable hotel at an affordable price. We loved the old world faded elegance, for example the grand staircase in the lobby is modelled on one at the Palace of Versailles.
Service & Facilities
Sit back and enjoy the live music in the lounge bar.
- Swimming pool
- Roof terrace
- Public parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Treat yourself to a stay in The Beatles Suite which celebrates when the band stayed at the hotel in 1965, and was the only time they played in Barcelona. Sit out on the balcony to watch the busy Barcelona world go by.
Single, Standard, Standard Triple, Deluxe, Executive, Junior Suite, Premium Suite, Beatles Suite, El Avenida Suite, Sagrada Familia Suite, Tibidabo Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, TV, complimentary coffee service, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Sip an evening drink on the roof terrace overlooking the city. The breakfast buffet is comprehensive, with hot plates available too.
Restaurant: international and Spanish cuisine and buffet breakfasts
Bar: drinks and light snacks