Duquesa De Cardona Hotel - Barcelona  4 stars

Hotel Duquesa Cardona

Paseo Colon 12, Barcelona, Spain, 08002  show mapSave
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  • Terrace looking over the harbour - Rooms a little dark - Perfect for relaxing
  • Lovey furniture - Elegant bed - Free internet access
  • Staff were friendly - Housekeeping is very poor - Room was clean
  • Breakfast was excellent - Small pool - Clean bathroom
  • Location is perfect - Well decorated - Welcoming lobby


Dating back to the 16th century the Duquesa de Cardona was reopened in 2003. Lcated in Gothic Quarter this hotel makes up a part of Barcelona historic heritage. Elegant avant-garde architecture perfectly combines with ultramodern service and facilities which include 24-hour front desk and room service, Internet terminal, a car park and a garage. Also there is currency exchange, a safe, a lift and a cloakroom, laundry and dry cleaning, babysitting and concierge assistance. The key point of this property is a wonderful roof terrace with an excellent swimming pool and a splendid view of Paseo Maritimo and the sea. For business events the hotel offers a spacious meeting room with cutting edge equipment and exclusive design.

Number of rooms   44.

City Center Barcelona - 4000 ft
Airports El Prat De Llobregat (BCN) - 7.8 mi, Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) - 47.1 mi
Train Stations Estación de Francia - Rail Station - 2300 ft, FGC - Pl.Catalunya - 4600 ft
Underground stations Jaume I - 2000 ft, Drassanes - 2000 ft
Restaurants Sensi (cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Spanish) - 400 ft, Gilda by Belgious (cuisine: Mediterranean, Belgian) - 400 ft
Parks Aeri de Montserrat - 1900 ft, Montserrat Monastery - 1900 ft
Beaches La Playa de Sitges - 1500 ft, Barceloneta Beach - 2300 ft


The 44 guestrooms are dressed in neutral tones with dark-wooden furniture and leather bed-heads. They feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, high speed Internet access and bathrooms with tubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers and toiletries. Extra amenities are sea views and beds for children.

Dining options

Elegant dining room with 1850s design, period furniture, high ceilings and columns serves Catalan and international cuisine in a warm and cozy environment.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 16.20 per person per night. 

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  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Solarium
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child may stay at the price of EUR 48.15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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The 44 guestrooms are dressed in neutral tones with dark-wooden furniture and leather bed-heads. They feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, high speed Internet access and bathrooms with tubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers and toiletries. Extra amenities are sea views and beds for children.

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Hotel Duquesa Cardona Classic Room
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Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 240 sq. feet

These rooms are decorated on sand , calm and warm colours , taking care of our neoclassic style. The little details create a relaxing , peaceful and comfortable atmosphere after a busy day in Barcelona...

Twin or queen size bed, this is a quite room facing a typical street from the Gothic Area or our peaceful courtyard.

Room facilities
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    Hotel Duquesa Cardona Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet

    Views to the main avenue, Passeig Colom, with palme trees and the port on the higher floors

    Room facilities
      Junior Suite
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      Hotel Duquesa Cardona Junior Suite
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      Hotel Duquesa Cardona Junior Suite
      Hotel Duquesa Cardona Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 520 sq. feet

      Our Junior Suite has been created into the most intimate, modern and sophisticated style ...

      Spacious 48m² room on high level comfort, pleasant living room area, majestic sofa and fine chairs, king-size bed.

      Large windows overlooking a Gothic street or Passeig Colom . Unique pictures and engravings of collection on dominating,sandy and wooden colours . Ideal room for guests asking for space.

      Room facilities
        Triple Room
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        Room of 48 m²

        King size bed (2 m) + 1 single bed or 3 single beds, bedding comfort (extra comfort duve, quilted mattress cover).

        Family Room
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        A Taylor Made solution for your family:

        - room junior suite, 48m2, one bed king size and a sofa bed (for 2 children under 12 years old), 2 bathrooms

        - 2 connecting rooms: one with queen size bed and another with twin beds, offer you more privacy

        - we offer free cot for our big rooms (babies until 2 years old) and extra bed (from 2 to 12 years old)

        Duquesa De Cardona LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Port of Barcelona
          400 ft
        • Smashed! Travel Cookingclass
          400 ft
        • Boqueria Market
          400 ft
        • 400 ft
        • Accio Escolta de Catalunya
          700 ft
        • Cruise Line Terminal
          1400 ft
        • El Rey de la Magia
          1700 ft
        • Agrupacio Excursionista Pedraforca
          1700 ft
        • Sinagoga Major, Associació Call de Barcelona
          1700 ft
        Popular areas
        • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
          1700 ft
        Places of interest
        • Santa Maria del Mar
          1400 ft
        • Plaça Reial
          1400 ft
        • 1400 ft
        • Plaza Sant Jaume Tourism Office
          1400 ft
        • Plaça Sant Jaume
          1400 ft
        • Ramblas
          1700 ft
        Convention centers
        • La Pipa Club
          1700 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Maremagnum
          1700 ft
        • Acuarios Oceanworld Aquarium
          1400 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • The Palau Güell
          1700 ft
        • Wax Museum
          1000 ft
        • Museum d' Història de Catalunya
          1400 ft
        • Museu d'Història de la Ciutat
          1700 ft
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • L'aquarium Barcelona
          700 ft
        • liceu
          1700 ft
        • Gran Teatre del Liceu
          1700 ft
        Underground stations
        • Drassanes
          1700 ft
        • Jaume I
          1700 ft
        • Moll de la Fusta
          400 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Rambla del Mar
          5100 ft
          Port Vell, Barcelona
        • Fundacion Francisco Godia
          1.0 mi
          Diputacion, 250, Barcelona
        • Casa Batllo
          1.2 mi
          Passeig de Gracia, 43, Barcelona
        • Museu del Modernisme Catala
          1.1 mi
          C/ Balmes 48, Barcelona
        • Passeig de Gracia
          1.2 mi
          Passeig de Gracia, Eixample, Barcelona

        Near the hotel

        • Hemp Museum Gallery Barcelona
          500 ft
          Ample 35, Barcelona
        • Basilica de la Mare de Deu de la Merce
          500 ft
          Placa Merce, 1, Barcelona
        • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
          1600 ft
          between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
        • Barcelona Aquarium
          1200 ft
          Moll d'Espanya, Port Vell, Barcelona
        • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona (miba)
          1300 ft
          Ciutat, 7, Barcelona
        • St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral (Eglesia de Santa Maria del Mar)
          1600 ft
          Placa Santa Maria 1, La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
        • City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat / Ayuntamiento)
          1500 ft
          Placa Sant Jaume 1, Barcelona

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Sensi

          79% likes this, based on 585 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Spanish
          Price Range: USD 26 - USD 41

          400 ft
          calle ample 26

          Phone: 932 9565 88

        • Gilda by Belgious

          73% likes this, based on 485 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Belgian
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 49

          400 ft
          Carrer Ample 38

          Phone: +34 933 103 492

        • La Duquesa

          64% likes this, based on 12 reviews

          100 ft
          Passeig Colom 12

          Phone: +34 932689090

        • Bar Celta

          72% likes this, based on 162 reviews
          Cuisine: Tapas, Spanish
          Price Range: USD 0 - USD 40

          200 ft
          Carrer de la Merce 16

          Phone: +34 933150006

        • Travel Bar Port

          61% likes this, based on 64 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Tapas, Hamburgers, English, Sandwiches, British

          100 ft
          Passeig de Colom, 11

          Phone: 932681246

        Getting there.

        The hotel is settled right on the seafront near Las Ramblas, Born quarter, Santa Mari¬a del Mar church and Picasso museum. The Liceu Opera House, the Palace of the Generalitat and the Cathedral are only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Barcelona International Airport is a 15-minute ride away.

        Duquesa De Cardona Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Duquesa De Cardona

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 332 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          Everything about our stay at Duquesa de Cardona was wonderful and we cannot praise the courtiness, expertise and kindness of the staff enough. The location was better than we ever dreamed...with a stunning view of the sea and at the heart of city. Even better, the noise level was never an issue as one would expect for a location that is so convienent to everything. The room was cozy and classy and the bed very comfortable. We will not hesitate to choose this hotel on our next trip to Barcelona.

          There was not a single thing we did not like about Duquesa de Cardona.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The roof terrace is a great bonus. I think food and drink should be available throughout the day and until late at night.

          I think breakfast should be included in the price of the hotel room and not an extra cost.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Position of the Hotel, and friendlines of all the staff.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Dont bother doing anything ele in barcelona for price it is wort double!

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Really lovely hotel with very nice staff. Would recommend this hotel no problem. We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable.

          Noisy - this was not the hotel's fault - its just life in Barcelona.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The location is very attractive, opposite the Marina, the entrance is light and spacious and the Reception friendly and efficient. The bedroom is also well designed, especially the bathroom. The provision of bathrobes and slippers is appreciated. The short walk along the shoreline to Las Ramblas makes a pleasant approach.

          The bedroom faced another building across a narrow alleyway, a sea view would be marvellous but obviously it cannot be arranged for all bedrooms! One of the reasons for making the booking was because the Hotel had its own restaurant, however when we sat down to dine it transpired that there were no hot dishes. Even the lunch menu involved a series of tinned fish done in various ways. Consequently we abandoned the hotel restaurant and went out to eat. I suspect that occupancy does not warrant running a working kitchen but this is not the image projected in the advertising. I like the hotel and will stay again but some thinking needs to be done about the catering.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Fantastic location. Our very quiet 5th floor room faced the harbor and provided a great view of the area. The hotel is close to many great Seafood, traditional and tapas restaurants. Walking distance to La Rambla street. Staff we extremely helpful with directions to restaurants and sightseeing venues.

          Only wish would have been an earlier room cleanup.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The room was spacious clean and well equiped.

          The room was a bit noisy. Breakfast was a bit basic for the quality of the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location, price, view from balcony room at front (room 42). There was nothing we didn't like. We would stay again and would be happy to recommend. The hotel provided everything but soap, (and thats not an issue as most people have their own). Key point is the bed was great and after all thats why we are there!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The hotel was extremely comfortable and elegant and the staff were friendly and very polite. The bedrooms were clean and the upgrade to a harbour view was well worth it. Very good position for exploring town, the port area and the beach. Would definitely go there again.

          Breakfast was expensive so we ate out after the first morning.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We loved this hotel as it is centrally located, beautifully appointed rooms (spacious too) and friendly hotel staff. Highly recommend this hotel!

          Only thing I would ask of the Hotel is to remind the guest about the cost of the breakfast. Although there are lots of breakfast items, we were in a hurry and we just grabbed a coffee and pastry which ended up costing about 40 euro. Very expensive coffee and pastry :-( Had we known how much it cost, we would have either skipped it or go down much earlier so that we can enjoy all they had to offer.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The hotel is perfectly placed away from the main area of la rambla. There are some good restuarants and tapas bars within walking distance. The hotel itself is clean and the staff welcoming. The terrace is lovely for relaxing with a glass of cava.

          Our room was at back of hotel and very noisy at two in morning. For some this would be a real problem.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Excellent help at the front desk. Answered all of our questions and assisted however we needed. Very nice style and rooms were nice sized. Had a really charming bar and restaurant on the top floor which we visited for a pitcher of sangria on several occassions!

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Excellent position close to the sea and city

          None of the request I made upon reservation were met

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Great concierge!!! Great Front desk, Clean rooms!! Beautifull design! Nice breakfast!! Especially people working there are great! Great service! Really nice Hotel!

          • Average rating
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