Duquesa Suites Barcelona
Why We Love This Hotel
- This modern all-apartment hotel is housed in a grand 18th-century building
- The property is a short walk from bustling Port Vell and the city's atmospheric Gothic Quarter "packed with historical treasures" (Lonely Planet)
- There's a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool
- Apartments come with kitchenettes and some have sea-view balconies
The attractions of Port Vell, Barcelona's historic waterfront district, are just a short stroll from Duquesa Suites Barcelona, which offers modern apartments in a historic setting. Located off a tree-lined square, the hotel occupies a stately 18th-century building with an ornate stone façade, a 5-minute walk from the Gothic Quarter and Santa Maria del Mar basilica, "the most beautiful example of early Catalan Gothic architecture" (Fodor’s).
The Picasso Museum, Maremagnum shopping centre and La Rambla, the city's iconic pedestrianised thoroughfare, are all within a 10-minute walk, while Barceloneta with its beach and "old-fashioned fishing quarter" (Lonely Planet) is 15 minutes' walk past the elegant marina. La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's "incomplete masterpiece" (Frommer’s) takes about 15 minutes to reach by car.
Duquesa Suites Barcelona's contemporary interiors are decorated in blue tones and hung with maritime-themed paintings and photographs. Guests can take in views of the sea and the port from the hotel's decked roof terrace, which features an outdoor pool and a sunbathing area.
A soft neutral colour palette, parquet floors and minimalist furnishings characterise Duquesa Suites Barcelona's apartments, which come with TVs, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, plus sitting areas and kitchenettes. Higher-tariff apartments add sofabeds and balconies with sea views; some have separate living rooms.