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SOFIA 4.5

Les Corts, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • In the Les Corts suburb, less than a 10-minute walk to FC Barcelona Stadium and a five-minute walk to a metro station
  • Spacious, modern rooms with marble bathrooms
  • Covered outdoor heated pool and hot tub
  • German beer garden on terrace serves tasty beer and bratwursts
  • Numerous other dining options including a breakfast buffet, lunch salad bar, and a la carte Mediterranean menu
  • Exercise room with a variety of machines, including several treadmills
  • Lovely meeting spaces and a rooftop terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Breakfast buffet not included in some room rates
  • No coffeemakers in rooms
  • Fitness center can get crowded

Bottom Line

The Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia is a convenient, luxury option for travelers coming to watch an FC Barcelona game (the stadium is only an eight-minute walk away). It's a five-minute walk to metro station Maria Christina, and a 20-minute trip to Plaza Catalunya. The 15-storied building has 500 spacious rooms with classy furnishings and marble bathrooms. A rooftop bar offers gorgeous city views, and there’s an outdoor beer garden with picnic tables, as well as a spa with an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. The large fitness center has a variety of machines, including several treadmills, but it can get busy.

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Scene

Luxury hotel where Barcelona FC players stay

Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia is a luxury hotel located near one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the Barcelona suburbs. It's not uncommon to see Barcelona FC players at the hotel since it's so close to the stadium. The classic lobby is embellished with white columns, marble floors, and gold chandeliers. A terrace beer garden outside on a wood deck provides guests with a fun spot to enjoy a beer and a brat at one of the many picnic tables. Overall, this chic spot attracts couples and business travelers in equal numbers with its upscale vibe and sexy rooms complete with modern conveniences.

Location

Near a metro station, FC Barcelona Stadium, and a shopping mall

Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia is located in Les Corts, within an eight-minute walk to the FC Barcelona Stadium. Maria Cristina metro station is a five-minute walk away and accessing it puts popular destinations such as the pedestrian mall, La Rambla, and the Sagrada Familia within a 40-minute train ride. There is a shopping mall within 15 minute walking, and numerous restaurants are also nearby. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the airport, but it takes an hour via public transportation.

Rooms

Classy, spacious rooms with dark wood furnishings and marble bathrooms

The rooms at the Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia are classy with dark wood furnishings and gray carpeting. Patterns on the bed runners match fabric chairs in some rooms. Every room features paintings by local artists. Bathroom interiors have pretty marble features, and bath robes and slippers are provided on arrival. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars. In-room Wi-Fi is free if the room was booked through the hotel.

Features

Plenty of dining options (including a beer garden) and an outdoor pool

Dining needs are covered with a breakfast buffet offering pastries and cereals available for a fee, and a Mediterranean restaurant with both buffet and a la carte dining options. There’s also an outdoor beer garden and a healthy restaurant with a salad bar open during the day. The hotel has a rooftop bar that offers spectacular views of the city. Access to the spa facilities is free for guests and features a sauna, hydro massage tub, and steam bath. There's also an outdoor heated pool as well as a big fitness center. There are 26 meeting rooms available for business travelers, in addition to a business center.

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Address

Plaza Pio XII 4, Barcelona, Province of Barcelona 08034, Spain

Also Known As

  • Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia

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