My wife and I visited Barcelona with our two kids for a long weekend. Barcelona is a great city for a short break. The Petit Palace Opera Garden is in a good central place to base yourself from.
Upon arrival we spent ages trying to find this hotel. We took a taxi from the airport. The driver queried the address that we gave him. After a bit of head scratching he dropped us off on the Ramblas near La Boquería market. I tried to locate the hotel using my iPhone but it was not where the phone said it would be. We found a tourist information centre and they sent us the wrong way too. There are a few Petit Palace hotels in Barcelona. The Opera Garden is not located on the north edge of La Boquería market as show in Google maps and on my iPhone. It is actually across the main street to the east of the Ramblas near to Liceu metro station (south entrance). A former umbrella store decorated with brollies and a large green Chinese dragon mark the corner where you turn off the Ramblas into the narrow Carrer de la Boquería. The hotel is then about 30 paces along on your right. Map attached.
The hotel is just far enough from the main thoroughfare to be quiet at night. The hotel facilities are basic. Our room was large with a massive double bed and bunk beds for the kids. The AC was efficient and not too noisy. Our room came with free wifi. You just need to ask reception for an access code. Our room also had a complementary laptop computer packed full of games! They kids loved that. There are three more laptops in the foyer for guests to use - handy for planning your day's excursions.
The room was cleaned every day and provided with sufficient towels and toiletries. It could do with a deep clean however to rid the walls and ceiling of mould caused I presume by condensation. This is illustrated in the photos provided by other guests on this page.
Our bathroom had a shower above a bath that was fitted with spa jets. We did not use the spa facility but it had a nasty habit of activating by itself soon after you leave the shower. That happened without fail within a few minutes of every shower that we had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Petit Palace Boquería Garden Hotel is a hotel in Boquería quarter of Barcelona with a unique accommodation offer for families and executives and with exclusive services such as iPads, Wi-Fi, cots, bicycles and accommodation for pets, everything for free. The new Petit Palace Boquería Garden Hotel, which is the result of the union of the Petit Palace Opera Garden Hotel and the Petit Palace Boquería Hotel, is a hotel with garden in Ramblas of Barcelona, a hundred-year nook protected for its special value, and with an outdoor terrace perfect for living special moments ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Palace Opera Garden Ramblas Hotel Barcelona