"Right in the center of everything"
The hotel itself has seen better days, but it is kept in good shape, bath rooms are updated and AC is working great. It is one of the few hotels in Barcelona where you can get two rooms with connecting doors, which is wonderful for families. The location is almost perfect, one block from Plaza Catalunya, 100ft to the Metro station, a few minutes to […] the gothic quarter and a block from Las Ramblas. Only the beach is far to walk, but a snap to reach by metro. Gaudi's must see buildings are just a few blocks away in a great shopping area. There are plenty of outdoor restaurants and tapa bars in walking distance. I would highly recommend this hotel for families and first time Barcelona visitors. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were new to Barcelona. The hotel location was fantastic! Walking distance to many of the sites we wanted to see. Enjoyed walking around Barcelona - using the hotel as 'home base'. Very happy with our experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Executive room = no internet - what???"
Upon check-in our executive level reservation did not include internet in the room and we would have to bring our computer down into the basement to have the hotel personnel set the sign in and password, then a $0.35/minute charge to access. This was not identified anywhere on their website nor through the booking agency. $20+ per hour for internet […] is too excessive. Later that day we needed extra toilet paper (TP) and when we advised the staff, we were informed we needed to send an email with the request. Again, excessive for a 4 star hotel which had a beautiful entry but basic service (i.e. coffee or a cup of tea was 12 euro, no outlet plug anywhere near the desk in the room for a computer, no fan in the bathroom, lighting very sparse and low wattage, key (?) to unlock the refrigerator) was entirely in appropriate. We resolved the issue with the TP by finding the maid on the floor and requested the extra supply. Never have had to do this before. I will not stay here again, sorry. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Good location, breakfast was tasty. Metro right in front. Coffee machine would have been truly welcome in the room. Also have to pay to use safe deposit box which is ridiculous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel central to landmarks"
Staff not very helpful. Seem to be exhausted with tourists. Great location. Very expensive hotel for what is offered, minimal services.Genuine Expedia guest review
"OK hotel in great location"
The best feature of this hotel is its excellent location. We arrived early, but the rooms were not available until 4:00 PM. We were OK with it since this is the high season in Barcelona and there are a lots of tourists. We went out to explore beautiful Barcelona and returned later. The rooms need some remodeling. The air conditioner was not up to standards. […] It took many hours to make the room comfortable. The bathroom had a good shower with shower heads at different levels: feet, abdomen, chest, etc. and a shower seat for elderly people, but the seat had soap residue and mold all over it. It wasn't a pleasant sight. The drain cover was loose. The hair dryer didn't work either. Our friends had the room next door that had sewer smell. They didn't complain because we were there just for one night. I would have done it. I would not return to this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The perfect location."
This hotel is an older style Spanish hotel. It has old world features which are well maintained and clean, however, this also means the rooms are smaller and darker than a newer hotel. We stayed 9 nites (eight were planned and the last was owing to a cancelled flight) and we were delivered to a smaller clean room, with a window but no view. The bathroom […] was modern, clean had a full size tub and shower etc. No hand towels. The room while it had no view was quiet at night and far from any elevator. The highlight of this hotel, all else being acceptable, was the close proximity to the Barrio Gothico, Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Casa Milo and Batllo (by Gaudi) and around the corner to the best Tapas bar in the city--Ciudad Comdal. In addition, there is a Metro stop a few steps away. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable and well located"
Loved this hotel. We had two rooms connected (traveling with two kids). Rooms were nice and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our stay at Avenida Palace was wonderful. The lobby is gorgeous. The staff were very friendly, they even charged my iphone for me and printed our boarding passes. The room was very nice, large and very clean. The bathroom was spa like. The hotel is a great location to all the sights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect convenience in Barcelona"
Historic hotel is located at top end of the Ramblas (just 1 block from Placa Catalunya, where the airport and tourist buses stop) in the Gracia district, so it's a short walk to many of the key cites. Hotel front and lobby have glorious turn-of-the-century decor. Rooms are much plainer, but spacious and comfortable. Hotel breakfast buffet is very expensive, […] but there's a quirky imperial Africa-themed cafe right next door where you can eat well for a fraction of the price, and many other bars and cafes in the immediate neighborhood. Free wi-fi if you bring your own devices, but if you use the hotel's there's an outrageous charge, levied even for basic tasks like flight confirmation (ran about 8 euros for 10 minutes' usage, without any printing). Nevertheless, definitely recommend this hotel for location and ambience and would happily stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel in an excellent location!"
This is the perfect place to stay! It is in an excellent location that is across the street from a metro station, and it is conveniently located to wonderful restaurants and shopping. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others visiting Barcelona.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was helpful and polite, our rooms were perfect for a short stay with touring in mindGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avenida Palace - Great Location, Old World Charm"
Avenida Palace is an older hotel in good condition with a very good location. We had an upgraded room, which was spacious, and gave us a great view from the 8th floor overlooking the Gothic Quarter. It's only a couple of blocks north of La Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla, and the reasonable rates, when combined with the location made the Palace a solid […] value. On the downside, the room telephone didn't work during the entire stay, even though we asked about it repeatedly. But the staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel was clean, elevators were pretty quick, and we'd stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very good hotel in an excellent location"
Love the location - close to P. Catalunya so transportation is a breeze; hotel is just enough removed from Pl. Catalunya to be quiet. It is very easy to walk to Barri Gothic as well as the tapas spots along Ramblas. Our room was spacious - included a small sitting area , very comfortable. Desk staff knowledgable about local sights, transportation, etc., […] and very proficient in English. Breakfast was included in our rate - a good buffet, with especially nice pastries, and enough local (i.e. Spanish) selections to be interesting. Staff helpful in getting cab on departure, and very efficient in storing and retrieving luggage. We have been in Barcelona often, and have stayed in a number of hotels - this was our second stay at Avenida Palace, and we would happily return. I would rathe this a 4.5 overall - reserving 5 for truly special. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but a bit 'stuffy'"
Hotel is older decor and somewhat maintained. Defiantly an old world feel. Staff didn't seem used to tourist this Hotel seem to cater towards local business clients.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel choice"
Excellent location. I will definitely stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"First time in Barcelona"
Great Hotel in the Las Ramblas area, great cafes and lots of shops to get souvenirs. For those accustomed to ironing boards in the room you will be disappointed. Outstanding breakfast on mornings until 11amGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I would definitely recommend this hotel. It was a great location - within walking distance to the bay, shops, and lots of great restaurants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for exploring Barcelona"
The Avenida Palace is a historic hotel that has retained its splendid lobby and other common places. It is incredibly well located, right around the corner from the chic main boulevard (the Passeig de Gracia) with lots of high end shops and good restaurants. It's within walking distance to the Rambla, the Gothic quarters, and the Gaudi-designed Casa […] Batillo. If you don't mind walking for thirty minutes, you can get to the Gaudi Cathedral on foot, passing through some very interesting areas of town. The staff is helpful, cheerful, and courteous. I would highly recommend this hotel. From it, you can explore on foot the best that Barcelona can offer. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location and staff"
Barcelona is a great city and the location of the hotel was excellent. Only complaint was that the retail stores in Barcelona are closed on Sunday. The staff was very friendly and they even gift wrapped an item that I bought at the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location for tourists"
Comfortable bed and close to major tourist attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A mixed experience"
We were first assigned a room that was not acceptable - it looked directly into an office which was only a few feet away. They quickly moved us when we complained, and the new room had a nice view. However, a quick shower caused a flood because the drain was clogged. It took three calls and a visit to the front desk to receive help. The bathroom was […] not usable. After an hour, the handyman showed up and quickly made the repair. A member of the housekeeping staff was right behind with a mop. We told the front desk clerk that the problem was fixed, but that it had been a bad experience. She just shrugged and made no apology. The remainder of the visit was generally positive. The room was always clean and well-supplied. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the staff was helpful and friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to everything!"
We had such an amazing time there and the staff was utterly amazing!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, nice amenities, clean, has wifi"
Perfect for what we were looking for. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was great. Room was very nice and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed at the Avenida Palace for one week in May. Everything went smoothly during our entire stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice location ! Pretty elegant hotel !"
Everyone went out of their way to make us feel at home. Within walking distance of A LOT ! Very clean updated room. We would definitely return there.Genuine Expedia guest review
Metro station is right outside hotel. You can hear the trains, but it's not that loud. Bed was hard, but hotel was beautiful and you got free wifi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location is the best"
You can walk to a lot of things. It is easy to catch the subway and get around. Even though it is on the Gran Avenida it is quiet because there are two sets of windows and there are two doors that keep out the noise of the hall. Really good breakfast. Next time I'll stay in the same hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel, excellent location"
Hotel was conveniently located 1 1/2 blocks away from the airport shuttle-bus drop-off spot at plaza catalunya. The front desk employees were cordial, efficient, and direct (to some it may seem that they are surly, but that is the way the Spanish are, take it or leave it). The lobby has a very nice turn of the century feel to it, a beautiful central […] staircase, and comfortable waiting area. They have bellhops and porters for your convenience (many pretend 4 star hotels are starting to skimp on these). We had good wifi signal in our room. Our room was large, comfortable bed, big closets, flatscreen tv with cable, minibar and safe. The bathroom was very large for european standards, the essentials plus double sink and a bidet. The location is superb, 1 1/2 away from Gaudi's Casa Batlló, 1 1/2 away from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Gothic district. Metro station 30ft. away. Front desk arranged all the tickets we needed for shows, dinner and tours. Would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
""Maybe there is a haint in the hallway!""
One of the front desk employees, a man who worked in the afternoon, was condescending all of the time and sometimes rude. For example the lights in our room went out one evening after we had retired and while we were watching television. Only our room was involved. We called the front desk and talked to this person who tried to tell us how to fix it. […] Nothing we did was of any help but the lights began working again for some reason. The last day we were there the lights out recurred and the man at the front desk accused us of plugging something in and causing the problem ourselves. We had no electrical appliances. After i went down the man came up, and showed us a switch by the outside door that was a master cutoff switch for the entire room, a switch that we knew nothing of and had not touched. The lights began working again. We went to bed without incident and then flew home the next morning. I can recommend the hotel but not the employee. Overall it was a minor problem. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very good,well kept in the center close to metro. Breakfast is niceGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location and staff for the price. It is a short walk from Catalunya Plaza with great shopping and restaurants around.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect location, one block from beginning of Las Ramblas. Numerous restaurants in walking distance, safe area to walk, friendly staff, we had a suite so plenty of space, immaculate room, would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Central Barcelona hotel."
Very nice hotel one block Placa Catalunya where the subway Line one stops and where the Barecelona Turistic bus tours start and finish. The Gothic area is only three block away and the Sagrada family cathedral is ten blocks. Everything close and very accessible. The breakfast they offer is great with scrambled eggs, bacon sausage and various breads […] , cheeses pastries and fruit and was included in the Expedia room price. The room had a firm King sized bed that was very comfortable. The room was a bit small but acceptable. There was not a chair in the room other than the desk chair so we had to sit on the bed most of the time but we really weren't in the room except to sleep because the hotel is in such a good location. The hotel has a very grand interior. This hotel was a very good value and well worth staying in. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Charming little hotel."
Nice hotel within walking distance from the gothic quarter, shops and restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Room too warm"
We had a problem with heat in the room. The room would get very warm during the night, even though we had the heat option on the room thermostat turn off. So, we were forced to open the window to the outside. The problem was that the outside was an interior court and being on the eighth floor, by opening the window we created a natural draft that pulled […] air from throughout the hotel through the ventilation system into our room (including cigarette smoke smells) and then out of our window and to the outside. This resulted in no cooling to the room by opening the window, but rather resulting in only bringing in stale and warm air. We were promised that the issue would be addressed after we reported the problem, but it was never corrected. It likely was due to the hotel having a central heating and cooling system, and the fact that the weather turned cold for a few days. Hence, the heating option was only available while the AC option was not; so, we were not able to use the AC feature which we assumed would have cooled our room if available. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Disappointing hotel in a great location"
This hotel's only strength is its location. For the rest it is only to say that it really needs total refurbishing. The lobby area is not to bad, but the breakfast room and the breakfast is not very nice. The rooms are claimed to be partly refurbished in 2006, and the only thing that seems to be from that year is the TV. The WLAN has a speed of 128kb/s […] limit, even if you pay extra. The room key is not a small credit card size modern key, but an old heavy one. If you prefer location over everything else you'll be happy. For everybody else, it's a total disappointment. No international channels, or English speaking channels, except news channels. No entertainment package with video-on-demand. Considering not being able to use the Internet to download anything either, you're in for a boring evening. The room service is delivered by friendly staff, but can only be deemed as another disaster. My recommandation is to find another hotel until this establishment is refurbished. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was perfectly located for what we wanted to see and do. It is clean and fairly comfortable but is a bit tired and outdated. The front desk staff was responsive but not particularly welcome or helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"“Don't waste you money at this terrible hotel”"
This is one of the most terrible hotels I has ever stayed in. The first thing is the front desk staff is rude and incompetent. We also did not have heat in our room and after we complained about it to the front desk person He said he would call someone in to look at it and a course no one came to look at it. It was freezing in the room and Barecelona […] got down to 3c that night. If we wanted to sleep anyway we could not also because of the noise in the room next to us which was being renovated in the night. Who was the idot manager who thought it was alright to do noisy work putting down carpet and painting in the middle of the night with guest next door and of course the front desk staff is to incompetent to do anything about it. Thanks for the great stay at your terrible hotel. Please feel free to read my postings on other websites about your hotel. I don't want anyone else to get taken advantage of by you terrible Husa Avenida Palace. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Exceptional location. Professional staff. Attractive rates during February.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for a family."
We went as a short family vacation in February. Two rooms connected for two teen kids worked well. Great location, beautiful lobby, and friendly staff. Location was so nice that I was able to walk down to Placa Catalunya and go anywhere from there. Casa Batllo is just a block away. Room could benefit some renovation. But, overall great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Family Friendly, Perfect Location!!!!"
Room was adjusted to for our infant daughter. A crib was awaiting in room. Location of hotel is amazing, close to everything. Subway is 20 meters out the front door and can get you anywhere in the city. Close to restaurants, entertainment and some of Barcas best sites. Would book again!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for anyone!"
This hotel was beautiful and expertly maintained. The bed was very comfortable and therefore provided very restful sleep. The hotels location is superb for sightseeing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Don't nickel and dime patrons."
I didn't like there was no iron or steamer in the room. Had to send my clothes out for pressing...expensive and not very convenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
The only thing good about this hotel is the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"e.g. "Great hotel for a family""
Excellent hotel. Great location. Staff very helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
Convenient Easy location for transport to airport Staff friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Unbelieveable location GREAT price for it's closeness to everythingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, but thats all"
Good location, staff not helpful. Stayed 5 nights, staff never gave me a second tiny bar of soap. No a/c, heating also not turned on since hotel wanted to save money on electricity. You are better off staying at many of better hotels for equal price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Whatch out for extras"
Hotel was really nice EXCEPT for three things. Bellman was very surly to us, ditto for male receptionist who shall go nameless but watch out for additional charges that were added to bill that we did not use; ie minibar charges , Internet charges etc. Also, do yourself a favor and avoid eating at hotel. Very expensive and NOT worth the money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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