Hotel Espana

Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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Almost All About Gaudi

A travel blog entry by mugharrington


... in the El Born district dismantle their own homes and the stones were used to build a prison a few hundred yards away. The Catalonians still celebrate this massive defeat! Why? Who knows but it’s a party every year. Our morning tour ended very near our apt. which gave us about 40 minute break before the next 3 hour walking tour begins….

The Gaudi & Modernisme tour met with Helen leading our group to the Metro and on to ...

Barcelona day 2

A travel blog entry by penguinchris


... born in Leon in 1896 and killed in Madrid in, for some at least, slightly controversial circumstances in November 1936, his corpse was taken to Barcelona for burial in the cemetery on the flanks of Montjuic Hill, where over half a million people lined the streets to honour his funeral cortege. I've been waiting for a bit of spare time in the city so that I could go and visit his grave. Today we had some spare time.

Should you want to embark on ...

La Sagrada Familia

A travel blog entry by


... for lunch. But having lunch on Plaza Real sounds nice too. Too many beautiful options!

And through my walk home, I just found how close I was to the metro that would later take me to the train station on my way to Madrid. OMG, best location in the world!!! It's not easy carrying 40lbs around! I taxied over earlier today instead of making a 20 minute walk with 40+lbs. It was also light raining, so I just taxied. The driver was very nice and helpful. And he was ...

Field lab at the Catalan Institute for Climate Sci

A travel blog entry by marczimmer


... car loaded up with equipment. In the port we took our first carbon dioxide, temperature, wind direction and air pressure readings. To show the effect of respiration students got the opportunity to breathe into the CO2 sensor. The readings shot up from 390ppm to 2000ppm. Given all the people we have seen running around the Mediterranean, all huffing and puffing, its no wonder we have a climate problem. Next ...

Day 10 - Shopping and a lot of walking

A travel blog entry by basbraham02


... day!! It was very nice in the water. After our swim we went in the spa which wasn't very hot. We only played in the spa for about 10 minutes, then we went back to our room. When we got home, mum stated telling us to get ready to go out for dinner. Sam and I quickly got dressed up, and practically left straight away. That night we had a delicious tapas dinner, in a back street of Barcelona. We all came home exhausted after our second day in ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the El Raval area of Barcelona, is near Las Ramblas, Mercat Sant Josep, Cook and Taste, and Grand Theater of the Lyceum (Gran Theatre del Liceu).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Espana Barcelona

    Loved it


    I loved this hotel. Great interiors designed by Art Nouveau architect Montaner. Room was simple/clean. Bathroom was good size. Included continental breakfast was okay. Great location right next to La Rambla.

    Great location


    The hotel has English speaking staff. Very smokey hotel (but most of Barcelona is). Excellent location very close to Rambla and metro (subway) station. Charming old hotel. Clean rooms. Breakfast was terrible....prepackaged pastries, coffee or hot chocolate from a vending type machine. Close to a excellent restaurant called Organic on perpendicular side street.

    We loved it!


    We just returned from Spain (June 2004). After leaving a luxury cruise ship we went to spend a few days in Barcelona. The hotel Espana was a nice change. We felt like we were staying with the locals. Everything was at our fingertips, La Rambles, Food, Metro, Tour busses. We could walk to everything quickly. Take time to look around the hotel, go behind the close doors and discover wonderful remains of its past history. Marble fireplaces, ceramics in the back restaurant on the walls, many unique details throughout the building. The rooms are plain but very clean. From the small balcony you could watch all types of people. This is not an upscale neighborhood, but we felt safe at all times. If you want to see old Spain this is a great place. Day staff speaks English but night staff has limited English, if you are calling for information call during the day in Barcelona (I called at 3AM, EST for details - 6 hours difference)

    Great value


    We stayed at the hotel for five nights and found the hotel very nice and worth the money. Rooms were clean and air conditioning worked well. The location was also very good, about 50 metres from Las Ramblas and the nearest Metro station. Recommended!

    Good value


    My husband and I recently stayed a the Espana hotel and found the rooms small but adequate the room was newly renovated. It is not the smartest of hotels but you only get what you pay for and the hotel was good value and close to all amenities.

    I would stay there again, as I visit Barcelona on a regular basis. The staff were friendly and the hotel was clean and bedding and towels changed regularly.

    Overall good value, and clean and close to the Rambles.

    Great prize in a Good Hotel


    I stayed at the hotel on March 26th for 6 nights. I did not see any ants, or another insects you have mentioned. The breakfast was not like a five stars hotel but a nice continental one that you had to serve yourself without limits. The room was big and had good climate, without any water or any other bath problems. So do not hesitate: enjoy Barcelona staying in this old hotel.

    New lift


    It should be mentioned that Hotel Espana got a new lift. Worked perfectly, so don't let that stop you from choosing this hotel. The woman serving your cheap breakfast isn't smiling a lot, but the rest of the staff of this hotel were nice. And they spoke good English. Travelling in smaller groups or as a couple, I think I would rather choose a hostal, but we got this hotel very cheap. And it is VERY central!

    A special surprise for genuine art lovers


    For anyone without much money but a lot of love for the creative arts the hotel Espana is a very well kept secret which must be visited and explored at all costs. The architecture and tiling in the restaurant is spectacular and the fireplace in the breakfast room was designed by the same artist responsible for the amazing opera house. There are marvellous panels in the central 'atrium' reminiscent of Mucha and although very basic, the shuttered room I stayed in was very 1920s in atmosphere.... kind of 'film noir'....the sort of place which doesn't exist in England any more. The restaurant provides excellent traditional Catalan food at lunchtime....exquisite fish soup pocket money prices...and it is Such a romantic place to sit in. The breakfast is absolute rubbish however and I fear from the other comments that the hotel may have been overmodernised recently....But..

    Steer Clear


    I Stayed at the hotel Espana in October this year (2002) along with 25 other classmates and friends. The holiday itself was a research trip for our art diploma at Milton Keynes College.

    Hotel España review


    Me and my girlfriend have just been in Barcelona and stayed at Hotel España for a week.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Espana Barcelona

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding