BOUTIQUE LUXURY HOTEL
In the heart of Barcelona with its unbeatable location in the Gothic Quarter, near the Born neighborhood, just a few minutes walk to La Rambla and to the other direction the beach.
Our luxury hotel is in a superb location for the traveller who wants to discover the city.
It enjoys Mediterranean sun on the extensive solarium terrace. Here you can enjoy a magnificent, panoramic view of the harbour from cruise terminals to the Barceloneta Quarter and even the Olympic harbour. Our fine gastronomic selection and a professional cocktail bar (La Terrassa del Duquesa) and Olienta Restaurant will make your stay with us an unforgettable experience for all your senses. There is no doubt that it has managed to create a unique atmosphere of warmth, comfort and distinction.
In addition, it has elegant spaces to celebrate any particular event or business both inside and outside. To top off the customer experience, the Duquesa de Cardona Hotel also has a panoramic terrace with restaurant and cocktail, probably equipped with one of the best views near Barceloneta.
THE HISTORY OF THE 19 TH CENTURY PALACE OF BARCELONA
This historic building, dating from the XVI century, was home to nobility and a refuge for kings. The property, located on Passeig Colom 12 in front of the Port Vell of Barcelona, was in the Cardona family’s hands. Other important families like the Gualbes, the Montcadas or the Queralts also built their residences in this prestigious avenue.
The lineage of the Cardona is part of the living history of Catalonia: its majestic castle that we can still visit 90 km from Barcelona, was one of the most powerful fortresses during the Middle Ages and until 1714.
The present construction was finished in 1850, when the original building was enlarged in an eclectic style under a neoclassic inspiration.
Its most noble face was the one that could be opened from Mercé Street - our breakfast restaurant today -, and not the one facing the port; However, due to the sea wall disappearance in 1888, the Passeig Colom face became the most visible and emblematic one.
On 2003 it got converted into a high-class luxury hotel, preserving the building´s original spirit in the restaurant and public areas, while blending this style with an avant-garde décor in the 63 guest-rooms and meeting rooms.