Duquesa de Cardona

Barcelona, Spain


The Essentials

  • pool, beachside, restaurant, free wifi, fitness studio
  • Hotel Type: Beach, Romantic, Luxury, Boutique, 4 star
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 64
  • Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock
  • 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


Passeig Colom, 12
08002 Barcelona
Catalonia, Spain

    Hotel description

    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.


        wireless LAN
        • free of charge
        • WLAN in rooms
        • WLAN in lobby
        air conditioning
          non-smoking building
          • entire hotel incl. lobby
            laundry service
              tanning bed
              • Free of charge
                      • 24 hour reception
                      room service
                        • Free of charge
                        airport shuttle
                          • breakfast served in room
                          bicycle rental
                            outdoor pool
                            • open seasonally
                            rooftop pool
                              fitness studio
                                  Massage services
                                    wellbeing massage
                                    • full body massage
                                    • foot reflex zone massage

                                    Frequently asked questions

                                    There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

                                    The following pools are available onsite: outdoor pool and rooftop pool

                                    The hotel has 64 rooms in total.

                                    Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

                                    The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example child care

                                    Discover the beautiful surroundings even easier by bike? In the hotel "Duquesa de Cardona" this is no problem, the hotel offers its guests a bike rental.

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