We (family of 4 with 2 boys aged 5 and 7) stayed before (4 nights) and after (1 night) our cruise. Location was central, close to everything we wanted to see, quiet in the evenings, and had a nice garden area.
Our first room (2301) was in the garden building, quiet, colorful interior, and bright hallways. Second room (1304) was in the main building - quiet, colorful interior, larger than the first, but black hallways. Beds were hard. We had a welcome letter, chocolates, 4 bottles of water and slippers for the second stay (booked through Expedia), but not the first (booked through Central Reservations on one of the hotel websites).
Bathrooms are starting to show their age, and shower walls over the bathtub tend to drip onto the floors. In-rooms amenities had shower gel and shampoo, hand soap, tissues, comb, shoe shine and shoe horn. Rooms were cleaned regularly, but not spotless. We couldn't get the whirlpool tub working in the second room.
Staff were helpful, as we arrived early both stays. They store luggage if rooms aren't ready, or if you depart after check-out time.
Bunk beds for the boys - worked well, as we set up the ladder as a guard rail. This was explained to us on our second stay.
Free WiFi, ask for a code. The laptop provided in the room is handy, but connection was slower than what we are used to.
Safe is large enough for laptops, and closes with a visa/debit card without extra charges.
Breakfast - available at the hotel. We were offered half price if we purchased for all 4 mornings. Would have been expensive at regular price (adults 16€, children 10€). Did our own the last morning. Cafes offer cheaper, simpler fare, or buy groceries at small supermercats or Carrefour market on La Rambla 5 minutes away.
Overall, a pleasant stay, and would book again, but more 3 stars than 4.
- 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