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Suites Avenue 3.5

Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • Luxury, apartment-style accommodation in the heart of Barcelona
  • Housed in a spectacular Paseo de Gracia modernist building
  • Incredible views of Gaudi's La Pedrera from some guest rooms
  • Rooftop pool (albeit tiny) with spacious deck that offers lovely city views
  • Rooms have kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, glassware, and plates
  • Beautiful collection of Asian art
  • Chic, modern decor throughout the guest rooms and public spaces
  • Small gym with a handful of exercise machines

Cons

  • Free Wi-Fi service is at times spotty and slow
  • Some bathrooms don't have doors, meaning showers can be seen from other areas of the guest rooms
  • Noise from the street when windows or balcony doors are open

Bottom Line

Business and leisure travelers alike may enjoy the extra space afforded by these 41 apartment-style guest rooms at the upper-middle-range Barcelona's Suites Avenue. The luxury hotel also has a hard-to-beat location opposite Gaudi's La Pedrera and within walking distance of Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. The surrounding area is filled with shops and restaurants. Having so many dining options nearby is particularly helpful, since the Suites Avenue lacks an on-site restaurant. It's a good choice for travelers who will be spending more than a few days in Barcelona and want the comforts of home not typically found in a hotel. Kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, stovetops and coffeemakers are all included, and some rooms have small balconies. Travelers should know that many of the bathrooms lack doors, causing a lack of privacy within the guest rooms that can be an issue for some. Property features include a small rooftop pool and a fitness center.

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Scene

The eye-catching, modernist building is a hint of what guests will find inside Suites Avenue

A modern, stainless steel facade completed in 2009 is a departure from neighboring classical buildings in the heart of Barcelona. Inside, travelers will find equally modern decor coupled with Hindu and Buddhist art on display in the public spaces, which offers a contrast to the glass, steel, and marble that otherwise dominates the interior design motif. A mix of tourists and business travelers stay at the hotel, but there's little opportunity for socializing: other than the rooftop pool with outstanding views, there's no place to gather with other travelers.

Location

The location of Suites Avenue in the city's Eixample district is close to many of the city's most popular attractions

In the city's Eixample district within the heart of modernist Barcelona stands Suites Avenue, which offers an enviable location on the central Passeig de Gràcia. It's opposite Gaudí’s Modernist La Pedrera building and has spectacular views of the architecture, especially from the hotel's rooftop. The property is also about a 20-minute walk from Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, and Sagrada Familia. Suites Avenue is close to public transportation for exploring the rest of the city. It is also surrounded by high-end boutiques (think Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Loewe, Cartier, Carolina Herrera and Salvatore Ferragamo) and an array of the best nightlife spots, galleries, and restaurants the city has to offer.

Rooms

Apartment-style guestrooms make Suites Avenue a good choice for travelers spending more than a few nights in Barcelona

The rooms at Suites Avenue will likely appeal to travelers on business or pleasure who are looking for a touch of home. The hotel's 41 apartment-style guest rooms are larger than typical hotel rooms; they offer separate seating areas and modern kitchens equipped with refrigerators, ovens, coffeemakers, glassware, dishes, and utensils. Some rooms have balconies with spectacular views, though their small size makes them better suited for gazing out than sitting down. Noise can be heard from the street in some guest rooms, especially when windows or balcony doors are open. There is a lack of separation between the shower and the bedroom in most of the guest rooms, which many travelers dislike. Overall, rooms are clean, large, and comfortable, with chic furnishings and a modern, minimalist look throughout.

Features

A small rooftop pool and a fitness center

The standout feature at Suites Avenue is its small rooftop pool because of the incredible views from its terrace. The property also features a second, tinier pool and a small fitness center with sauna, but that's about it for this hotel. There is no bar or restaurant and, aside from a function room, there are no real public spaces for guests to gather inside the hotel.

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Address

Passeig de Gracia, 83, Barcelona, Province of Barcelona 08008, Spain

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