Duquesa de Cardona
- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary bottle of Cava, plus (if available) a room upgrade.
Understated Barcelona boutique hotel with unbeatable rooftop views.
This 19th century aristocratic townhouse – a one-time royal retreat – has wide open views of Barcelona’s waterfront while being just minutes from the Ramblas and the city’s famous Gothic quarter.
Know It All
Hit the spot
Between the sea and the city’s Gothic quarter.
Come here for...
● Hard-to-beat rooftop views. ● Understated, soothing style. ● Proximity to the sea.
There's a great rooftop terrace and plunge pool, with brilliant skyline and harbour views. Staff will bring you late-night drinks at the poolside even if the bar has closed.
Good to know
Light sleepers might prefer a courtyard room, though you’ll miss the views and that wonderful light.
40 rooms and suites
Shades of khaki and caffe latte make for soft and subtle decor. You'll find everything in your room from slippers and bathrobes to wi-fi.
Front-facing Junior suites and Deluxe rooms have great views over the marina.
Eat & Drink
Frescoes and a tall vaulted ceiling lend the hotel’s La Duquesa restaurant something of a Florentine villa feel. Crayfish with baked Iberian ham, chicken salad with soyabeans, radicchio and parmesan, and tatin of apricot with rosemary are just some of the culinary treats on offer. Breakfast is served here in the morning, and you can order tapas on the rooftop.
Buffet breakfast (EUR 14 per person) is served until 10:30. Nab a table on the rooftop terrace (book ahead in summer) for brilliant start-the-day views for EUR 25
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
You can’t come to Barcelona without taking in Gaudi’s mind-blowing architecture. His great unfinished masterwork Sagrada Familia (Gaudi is buried beneath the nave here), the extraordinary Casa Batllo house and the amazing stone structures of Guell park are unmissable, while other examples are everywhere. Fabulous churches and museums are all part of the city’s cultural fizz.
Exploring the cobbled medieval streets of the El Born neighbourhood and the world famous promenade of Las Ramblas are a must. Spending Sunday on Montjuic mountain, with its jogging trails and stunning vistas, makes a great escape from the streetside bustle.
La Mercè festival turns Barcelona into one big street party. Watch out for the Correfoc – fire runs complete with dragons spraying sparklers into the crowds
Turn up if you dare for the Tomatina – a huge, squishy outdoor tomato fight. Not the place for your new designer gear.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 160 - 495Check In
12:00 middayMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Paseo Colon, Barcelona 08002Parking
No dedicated parking, but you don’t need wheels in Barcelona.Trains
Mainline station: Francia – 1km. Metro stations: Drassanes (line 3), and Jaume (line 4).Taxis
EUR 30-35 from the airport.Airport
Barcelona Airport (El Prat) – 20km