Spoken languages in the hotel:
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan
The excellent location in the city centre
The helpful and attentive staff
The unique view from the roof terrace over the harbor
The spacious rooms
Good to know
The hotel does not have its own car park and the parking situation in Barcelona is difficult. It is better to travel by taxi or public transport
Some rooms face a busy road, the windows are very well insulated but noise-sensitive people should request a room facing the courtyard or on the upper floors
WLAN in lobby
For a fee
WLAN in lobby
For a fee
internet cable in rooms
For a fee
24 hour internet access
in all rooms
entire hotel incl. lobby
breakfast served on terrace, sea views, old town views
Free of charge
restaurant La Duquesa
24 hour reception
24 hour room service
tour and excursion bookings
sewing / ironing service
Free of charge
late Check out
Passeig Colom, 12
district / neighborhood Barrio Gotico
medium fine sand
Free of charge
8 km (AP7)
0.8 km (Estació de França)
12 km (Barcelona)
public transport stop
0.4 km (Metro Drassanes , Jaume 1)
trade fair center
5 km (CCCB)
0.5 km (Born, Gotic)
40 km (Montseny)
0.1 km (Port Vell)
0.3 km (Gotic)
1 km (Barceloneta)
winter sports resort
The 40 rooms of the hotel are embedded in the structure of a former city palace. With a blended decor of avant-garde furniture and modern technology, the rooms offer maximum comfort in cosy surroundings. The hotel has a generally welcoming atmosphere and boasts fantastic views from the rooftop pool and cocktail bar which looks out over the harbor and the Gothic Quarter. Rounding out the four-star services are the hotel´s excellent restaurant and helpful staff.
4-star hotel: Spacious rooms, rooftop pool and attentive service
The 40 rooms and facilities of Hotel Duquesa de Cardona more than meet the requirements of being named a 4-star establishment. Swathed in soft colors, the spacious rooms set in historic surroundings offer all conceivable amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, TV and coffee and tea service. The restaurant, set in the imposing old stables of the palace, offers quality food in a unique atmosphere. Food and cocktails are served beside the pool on the roof terrace with fantastic views of the harbor. The friendly staff and the perfect location in the center of Barcelona are further advantages of the hotel.
Boutique Hotel: Comfort, elegance and comfort
The Hotel Duquesa de Cardona has all of the components of a boutique hotel - comfort, elegance, comfort and personal service. 40 elegantly decorated rooms in warm colors are nestled in the historic architecture of a former city palace. The cosy and stylish decor creates an inviting ambience while being set among modern comforts. Further, the attentive staff are always ready to accommodate and meet guests´ wishes. In the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, emphasis is placed on presenting guests with the comfortable feeling of being at home.
Historic Hotel: An impressive palace with deep history
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona is located in a historical palace dating from the 16th Century. The building was once the residence of nobleman, such as the powerful Dukes of Cardona and any kings who came for a stay in Barcelona. In the 19th Century, the palace was extended and finally rebuilt in 2003 as a hotel. The imposing original architecture with high ceilings and arches has been retained. A tasteful combination of the palace´s old structure with avant-garde touches blended with the latest technology ensure a pleasant stay within these historic palace walls.
Food & Drink: A rich breakfast buffet, local cuisine, and a cocktail bar with panoramic views
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona offers a daily continental breakfast buffet with plenty of choice of cereals, juices, fresh fruits, croissants and pastries, as well as on-demand hot dishes and egg dishes. Regional cuisine such as tapas and grill dishes are also served in the hotel´s restaurant, La Duquesa. The high ceilings and arches of the former stables of the palace combined with avant-garde furniture create the restaurant´s harmonious blend of history and modernity. The hotel’s sun terrace on the sixth floor offers a unique view of the harbor. Here, the hotel´s bar, La Terrassa del Duquesa, serves snacks such as crepes, sandwiches and pizza as well as a wide selection of wines and cocktails. More restaurant options can be found in the immediate vicinity of the hotel by walking to the old town and harbor areas.
Sports & Leisure: A rooftop pool, beach and historic old town
The hotel’s swimming pool with solarium on the roof terrace on the sixth floor offers a beautiful view of the harbor and the city. The terrace bar serves cocktails and snacks. Within walking distance of the hotel await the numerous sights of Barcelona, including the Gothic Quarter with its narrow streets, the Ramblas, the Boqueria Market, the church Santa Maria del Mar, the Born district with many tapas bars, the Picasso Museum and the beach. The Hotel Duquesa de Cardona also organises guided tours in Barcelona and excursions to local attractions such as the monastery of Montserrat or the cities of Girona and Figueres. Shopping trips to Designer Outlet La Roca Village are also offered.
Location: In the heart of Barcelona, just a few minutes walk to the Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter
The Hotel Duquesa de Cardona is located in a very special position overlooking the old harbor in the center of Barcelona. Barcelona airport is 12 kilometres away and public transport such as buses and subways stop are nearby. Many attractions of Barcelona are also within walking distance, such as the promenade of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, the beach and the aquarium. The famous Sagrada Familia is located 2.5 kilometres away. Shop seven days a week just 500 metres from the hotel at the shopping center Maremagnum. Many good restaurants in the old town or the harbor are also within walking distance.
Beyond Vacation: Elegant ambience for exclusive meetings
The elegant ambience combined with modern technology make the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona also an excellent place for meetings. A sunny meeting room for up to 30 people, with the latest event technology and catering services, provides the ideal conditions for successful business meetings and conferences.
Frequently asked questions
Wi-Fi is available in all rooms for a fee.
The following pools are available onsite: outdoor pool and rooftop pool
The hotel has the following restaurants: La Duquesa