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Hotel Astoria

3 stars
Paris, 203, Barcelona, 08036
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
30 reviews
Good location at an affordable price

Being a little north from the city center (but still easily within public transportation distance),... See full review

  • therestlessroad
  • Jun 12, 2014
Great Stay

This Hotel was walking distance to many tourist locations. The pool and lounge area on the rooftop... See full review

  • De Robert
  • Sep 19, 2013
Charming Art Nouveau hideout in the Modernist mecca of Eixample
The first-class Hotel Astoria offers an elegant and modern home away from home at the heart of Barcelona's upscale Eixample district. A range of attractions sits within walking distance of the hotel, a great bonus of any sojourn in Barcelona. The hotel is housed in a renovated building from the early 20th century, built in Art Nouveau style. Facilities include a rooftop terrace with an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and sauna and restaurant. The small on-site museum is dedicated to the Catalan illustrator Ricard Opisso, who was Gaudi's apprentice.
Highlights
  • Excellent location in Eixample, a short walk from many attractions
  • Rooftop swimming pool with sun terrace and bar
  • An impressive collection of Art Nouveau posters
  • Museum dedicated to the work of a famous Catalan illustrator
  • Gym and sauna on the premises
Rooms

Hotel Astoria has 114 guest rooms, split into three categories: single, double and superior. With a clean-lined look and a contemporary feel, each room has a marble bathroom equipped with bathtub and toiletries. Other in-room trappings include flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access (for a fee), air-conditioning and mini bar. Superior rooms are ideal for families and feature a separate rest area with a sofa. One of the superior rooms is split-level. Two superior units showcase private terraces overlooking the street. Guests can choose between smoking and non-smoking rooms. Cots are available free of charge (upon request). Room service is also available.

Features

Art Nouveau touches pervade the hotel's interior, including frescoes, busts and fine Lalique crystal. The art collection of Hotel Astoria is a standout. It displays Art Nouveau posters from the early 20th century throughout, including at the Astor restaurant. The ground-floor Opisso Museum exhibits over a hundred pieces by Catalan illustrator Ricard Opisso, who worked alongside Anton Gaudi. In addition to great art, Hotel Astoria showcases market-fresh cuisine and good-value lunches at Astor restaurant. The rooftop swimming pool and terrace with panoramic city views is a great spot for a cocktail.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.7 mi/12.5 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Diagonal (on the L5, L3 and L7 lines)
Attractions
  • La Pedrera (.4 m/.7 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Las Ramblas (1.4 mi/2.2 km)

Hotel Astoria Rooms

Superior
Elegant 27 m2 rooms that boast a sitting area set off from the bedroom. Ideal for guests travelling with family who need space to spread out and relax, the rooms feature contemporary design and modern dcor. A number of superior rooms come with a private terrace with views of Calle Pars, while others boast views of the light-filled interior courtyard, typical in the citys Eixample district. Features: Twin or double bed Marble bathroom with bath Private terrace (available in some rooms) Separate sitting room Sofa Flat screen LCD TV Free Wi-Fi All rooms are completely soundproof with individual climate control and come with 24-hour room service, satellite television and Canal Plus, direct telephone line, minibar, safe, free baby cot upon request, laundry and ironing services, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
Standard
Room with one double bed or one twin bed includes Air conditioning, Heating, Internet access, Room service, Iron / Ironing board, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Laundry service, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Valet service, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Voicemail, Pay TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

41.3943 2.1538
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Aeroport Barcelona El Prat International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is located just a stone's throw from the city's most alluring shopping district: Diagonal avenue with its numerous fashion boutiques and design shops; Rambla Cataluna, the preferred promenade of Barcelona residents; and Paseo de Gracia, where can find two of Gaudi's masterpieces, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.

Nearby points of interest

  • Museu i Centre d’Estudis de l’Esport Dr Melcior Colet: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Mila: 0.4 mi
  • Sants Rail Station: 0.4 mi
  • Palau del Baró de Quadras: 0.4 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.5 mi
  • Gran de Gracia: 0.5 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.5 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.6 mi
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 0.6 mi
  • Casa de les Punxes: 0.6 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.6 mi
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 0.6 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.6 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.6 mi
  • Casa Vicens: 0.7 mi
  • Museu i Centre d’Estudis de l’Esport Dr Melcior Colet: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Mila: 0.4 mi
  • Sants Rail Station: 0.4 mi
  • Palau del Baró de Quadras: 0.4 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.5 mi
  • Gran de Gracia: 0.5 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.5 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.6 mi
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 0.6 mi
  • Casa de les Punxes: 0.6 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.6 mi
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 0.6 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.6 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.6 mi
  • Casa Vicens: 0.7 mi
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 0.7 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.7 mi
  • Plaza Catalunya: 0.7 mi
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 0.7 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.7 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.7 mi
  • Les Corts: 0.8 mi
  • Via Augusta: 0.8 mi
  • Casa Macaya: 0.9 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.9 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 1 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 1 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 1 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 1 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 1 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 1 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 1 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 1.1 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 1.1 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 1.1 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 1.1 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 1.1 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 1.2 mi
  • Casa Martí: 1.2 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 1.2 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 1.2 mi
  • Dona i Ocell: 1.2 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 1.2 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 1.2 mi
  • El Raval: 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Astoria

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
therestlessroad
Cambridge, MA
Jun 12, 2014

Good location at an affordable price

Being a little north from the city center (but still easily within public transportation distance), this is a a hotel that is able to offer a very affordable rate for the value in Barcelona. It was perfectly convenient for me because I was staying for business several blocks away, and I took the bus to the Rambla and the waterfront one night, and walked to the city center easily the second night. The room I was given was clean and spacious - in fact I had a suite with a separate room up a flight of stairs including a couch and a desk. The only thing that was missing was a a coffee maker in the room. The front desk staff were courteous and helpful, giving me recommendations of restaurants as well as directions. All in all the Hotel Astoria was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise unaffordable city, and provided great value and quality that made my business trip productive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Avoid the hotel breakfast and opt for a pastry and espresso at one of the numerous places nearby!

Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
De Robert
Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
Sep 19, 2013

Great Stay

This Hotel was walking distance to many tourist locations. The pool and lounge area on the rooftop were nice and clean. Staff was great, room was clean, and the bed comfortable. Good neighbourhood to walk around with cafes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Medium walk to the Sagrada. Short walk to other facades.

Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Linda PSB
Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 17, 2012

Bonus in Barcelona

The Hotel Astoria is located in LEixample - an area about a 15 minute walk from the Passeig de Gracia - but the metro is close and the Hop On Hop Off tourist bus stop even closer. Rooms are small but very well appointed and sparkling clean. Our 6th floor room had a great view of an urban courtyard and terraces below. There were several casual cafes and bistros nearby as well as upscale shops. Free computer available for use in the lobby and a mostly helpful staff. A very good value!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

There are a number of Antoni Gaudi designed attractions in the area other than La Sagrada Familia and they are all worth seeing. La Pedrera, Casa Battlio (as well as other buildings on "the Block of Discord") and Park Guell are not to be missed!!

Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lewa
Barcelona, Spain
Apr 1, 2012

Not bad for Barcelona

The advantage of Astoria is that it in a pretty good neighbourhood. Close to Diagonal subway makes it easily accessible to most major sites. The rooms are small. I think we got the room for about $115USD per night. At that price, which seemed reasonable for central Barcelona and provided good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast buffet is okay value at 8 Euro when on special but probably not worth 15 to me. Selection of baked goods, some cheese, and relatively cheap processed meat.

Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Jacksonville, FL
May 30, 2011

Nice, If you get the right room!

So after looking at the pictures on the website and reviews for the hotel we decided we would give this hotel a shot. We originally planned to have a 3rd person in the room with us that was going to meet us in Barcelona so the hotel told us they could put us in a room, no problem. Our friend backed out and we explained it a check in time and explained that it was only my wife and I and that we no longer needed a room for 3. They checked us in to room 628 and sent us on our way. We went upstairs and as soon as we opened the door there was a strong sewage like odor which immediately made my waife nauscious. The decor in the room was very dated, unlike the furniture in the photos. The walls appeared dirty and falling apart in some areas and it looked like mold was drowing near the window A/C unit next to the window that looked out onto a shaft, not a nice view. There were two single beds in the room and a love seat in a separate living area that was attached to the bedroom, no door between them just walled off somewhat. I walked down to the front desk and to be polite I asked if he could move me to a room with 1 larger bed instead of bringing up the sewage stench in front of other guests. We were told there were no other rooms available in the 8 floor hotel and we should check back with them the next day. If I hadn't prepaid for 3 nights, I would have checked out then. After steaming on it for a couple hours and sending out various emails I went back upstairs and called the front desk again and told them about the stench and again asked to be moved. This time a different gentleman was very helpful and agreed to move us, but again asked if we needed a room for 3 people noting that there were no other rooms for this. I again explained that there was no 3rd person coming and he immediately gave us a new room. This room was the one pictures were made from. We had new stylish furniture, a queen bed, a loft area with a living area with a leather couch, bigger than the one our third guest was supposed to sleep on originally, and views of the city. The best part was that there was no sewage smell!!!! After the initial issues our stay here was great and the hotel is in a pretty convenient location to the metro - it's about a 10 minute walk. It's a nice hotel, just make sure you don't get room 628 or one similar. If you do demand another room that is nicer, unless you can deal with the smell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
amiryg
houston texas
Feb 13, 2011

great value

good location. nice room were pleasantly surprised. staff was extremely helpfull. free wifi. kept our luggage before check in time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barcelona newest fan
leuven, belgium
Nov 16, 2010

great location

this hotel is only a couple of blocks away from La Rambla, the most popular street in Barcelona. The room was nice although small and needed an easy chair of some type. I could also hear the shower on side of me and above me. They were early risers. But the location and the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff trumps the few negatives

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boca Raton, FL
Oct 31, 2010

Barcelona Spain

Location was very good, a 15 minute walk to busier areas, but quiet street, which is desireable in Barcelona. Right around the corner a good Martini Bar and a few Tapas places with many locals

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Highly touted Ramblas is low end, like a bad 42nd street. Gothic area is great..visit the Picasso museum and spend time in the area for lunch or nightlife.

Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
tampa bay, fl
Oct 18, 2010

okay value for the money

Well located in the Eixample part of town, just a few short blocks from the Diagonal metro stop (a major interchange)as well as two good streets for strolling and restaurants, making them (Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia)comfortable in the late evening. Hotel itself was okay value for the money. Nothing special, but clean, fairly spacious and with a very friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Taking the Aerobus from Pl. Catalunya is faster than taking the RENFE, if you are traveling out of Terminal 1, because the T-1 bus takes you straight to your terminal, whereas the train goes to Terminal 2 and you have to wait for and take the shuttle to T-1.

Review of Hotel Astoria

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
SImonC
London
Oct 16, 2010

Disappointing after reading the spec

The room was very old fashioned, poorly appointed, internal room with no natural light. The layout was bizarre, with the room split in two by a large arch containing the warderobe, with the TV and sofa on the other side from the bed!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
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