(Barcelona) — It’s rare when you arrive at your hotel and it is actually as good as the pictures, if not better. El Palauet Living Barcelona is one of those places. Good lord, I literally dropped my bags and ran around my two bedroom flat like a little kid. More like Richie Rich. This place is off-the-charts good and is definitely in the Top Five of my favorite hotels, ever. It’s set up in a classic old town house, with about 5-6 apartments, but it is run as a hotel. You feel like you’re having a hedge fund vacation, with amazing details, with perfect restoration of the original details, mixed with a high tech amenities like a multi-million dollar apartment. Whole-house audio, check. Chromatic therapy, check. Huge bathtubs and rain shower, check. Automated lighting schemes, check. B&O televisions and stereo, check. Automated Japanese carwash toilet, double check.
You have your own Experience Manager, mine was the exceptional beauty and friendliness of Nuriya, who took care of everything throughout my week-long stay. Everyone else was amazingly helpful and treated me like I was a family member….like a rockstar family member. The location is good as it gets, right in the middle of where you want to be, but also amazingly quiet.
In addition to the huge sitting room, dining room and private terrace, your flat comes with a fully-stocked (and I mean fully stocked) kitchen, with dinner and fine china to host a huge party. It is Barcelona’s best kept secret. I stayed there over the Christmas holidays and the whole apartment experience was really the way to do it. I couldn’t wait to go back to “my” apartment.
The sunset view by from the rooftop of El Pauluet
Last visited December 2012
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