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Duquesa de Cardona

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"Friendly portside hotel in converted aristos townhouse, with good rooftop terrace and plungepool"

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“Duquesa de Cardona”

Polished and elegant hotel in a 16th century nobleman's house, sympathetically decorated in wood, stone and soft natural colours. Catalan dishes are served in the arcaded restaurant and there's a fabulous teak-decked rooftop terrace with pool. Staff are… Read more...

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For those who likes opera, just to inform you the next 17th October the restaurant of this hotel will have, for their guests, a tenor, a soprano and a pianist and a very nice meal, all together with O sole mio, La traviata, Granada, etc

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That sounds very cool! I saw a small opera group perform in a restaurant in Rome last year - they were phenomenal! They sang two or three different arias between each course!

Duquesa de Cardona

The Duquesa de Cardona is a converted aristocratic townhouse close to the port on the edge of the Gothic quarter (barrio gotic). It is this proximity to the beaches as well as the heart of the old city that makes the Duquesa so popular, as well as its intimate size: at just 44 rooms, the hotel has an intimacy lacking in the big port hotels.

On the first floor are a series of sitting rooms, again in an understated, classic, interior design style, while the roof sports a great terrace with a small 4m plungepool, potted geraniums and wonderful port views. Unlike many Barcelona roofpools, this one is relatively quiet, and with much more inspiring views.

<B>The rooms</b>

Downstairs, the former entrance hall has retained its vaulted ceilings and has been turned into the hotel restaurant, with antiqued fresco panels to give it some feeling of its former grandeur. Ochre walls and black and white tiled flooring reinforce the palazzo feel. Upstairs, concessions have been made to modernity. It would have been nice to find tall, solid wooden bedroom doors - instead they are of some moulded man-made material, with chunky keycard readers instead of the expected tassled keys. All but one junior suite are of a similar, standard size - perfectly adequate and, at least for those at the front, light. Light cafe latte walls and color woodcuts and prints, beige carpet, sisal rugs and pretty fabrics all show evidence of taste. Deluxe rooms are those on the 4th and 5th floors with seaviews. However, this side is on a busy portside road, so you may prefer the quieter, if darker, rooms at the back.

<B>Verdict</B>Family friendly and well positioned, away from the madding crowd.

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Located in the gothic quarter of Barcelona and in front of the marina, close to the Ramblas, in a historic building of the mid 19th century. The hotel has been remodelled to adapt the advanced technology to the flavour, tradition and hospitality which makes it an example of the personalised service every customer deserves.

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