We were planning to rent an apartment for a week in Barcelona. We went back and forth with agents a bit but became concerned when we got a different description of a neighborhood from the agents and from the posts on the Forums. We were about to give up and book a hotel when in some search "Suites Avenue" popped up. It's a silly name, I think, but a wonderful place to stay. The price was competitive with decent apartments and, lo and behold, these are apartments! This is really a residential hotel so don't expect full touristic hotel services but you have your own luxurious apartment, beautifully appointed and spotless. Only one person is at the desk and there is no 'hotel' lobby per se. There is daily maid service included, not the norm in most apartments, and there are washer dryers that came in handy in the middle of our trip (the first week was spent hiking). There is a small but functional gym and one computer for guest's use. The location is central enough to walk to everything and every form of public transportation is steps away from the front door. We will stay there on every subsequent trip to Barcelona
- Also Known As:
- Suites Avenue Hotel
- Suites Avenue Hotel Barcelona
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suites Avenue, inaugurated in spring of 2009, is a new option for accommodations in Barcelona, directly opposite Gaudí's La Pedrera.These luxury tourist apartments are ideal for medium- to long-term stays and designed especially for family holidays and business trips.Located in the Eixample neighbourhood right on Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia occupies a recently built avant-garde building with a spectacular stainless steel façade designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. It is a building that draws the attention of Barcelona residents and tourists alike, and it has become an architectural icon.Suites Avenue has independent apartments of 45 to 86 m2, with one or two luxury bedrooms, independent kitchen, sitting-dining room and shared services like two outdoor swimming pool, a solarium, a communal terrace with views looking over Passeig de Gràcia, a gym, a sauna and a museum with original Hindu and Buddhist pieces on display.ServicesLuxury apartments equipped with all electrical appliances, furniture and utensils in the following categories: 6 superior, 12 superior Pedrera View, 15 deluxe, 6 deluxe Pedrera view, 2 Pedrera penthouse24-hour reception serviceWi-Fi in all areas2 outdoor swimming pool and solariumGym and saunaMassages on request Business centerHindu and Buddhist museumMini barBreakfast serviceParkingCleaning serviceLaundry and ironing serviceSmall dogs allowedShould you require anything further, or find you have time on your hands that you would like to spend doing something original and unique, please let us know. The concierge will provide assistance to make your stay in Barcelona a success. ... more less
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