There's a great choice of 4 Star Ramblas Hotels combining excellent location and comfortable accommodation on Barcelona's most celebrated avenue.
The other hotels are all much more modern and functional and generally more reasonably-priced.
these the other establishment that grabs my attention is Hotel
Montecarlo mainly because it is housed in an older more classic building
and regular Barcelonas readers will be familiar with my
preferences in this respect.
As usual I've organised this selection starting at Plaça de Catalunya and working down to the Port and all are located in the top La Rambla de Canaletes and La Rambla dels Estudis section except the Eurostars Ramblas which is near the bottom on La Rambla de Santa Mònica.
My personal view is that if you really want to be in the centre of Barcelona life during your stay in the city, any of these hotels would be perfect, but if you're looking for something a little more peaceful perhaps you should consider accommodation in the Barri Gòtic itself.
La Rambla, 128, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
The Rivoli Rambla is another magnificently located hotel at La Rambla, 128 right at the top of La Rambla very close to Plaça Catalunya.
It looks pretty good to me but my own personal choice would be one of the older more historic 4 Star Ramblas Hotels further down.
The Rivoli Rambla does, however, have a beautiful interior courtyard and a terrace where you can have a coffee or take lunch while enjoy the view over the Gothic Quarter from the urban gardens which date back to the Romantic era.
The Restaurant Le Brut serves a wide selection of Mediterranean and international cuisine and after dinner, you can head to the piano bar for a cocktail and live music.
La Rambla, 124, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
Hotel Montecarlo is just a couple of doors down from the Rivoli at La Rambla, 124 so you're still on the lovely section of La Rambla known as La Rambla de Canaletes, which takes its name from the famous drinking fountain, La Font de Canaletes, where, legend has it, if you drink the water you'll always return to Barcelona.
Definitely in the heart of the city, the Montecarlo makes quite a big deal about its double-glazing so I'm pretty sure you'll get a good night's sleep in this lovely 1910 building.
There's a dining room and a bar but no restaurant, which given the central location and the proximity of excellent eateries isn't too much of a problem.
The roof terrace gives great views of La Rambla which is a big plus but if I could choose I'd probably I'd prefer to stay a little further down.
La Rambla, 117, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
A little further down Rambla de Canaletes at La Rambla, 117 on the opposite side of the road, the Royal Ramblas looks very pleasant.
It's a functional modern hotel but the location is slightly better - the closer you get to the centre of La Rambla, the more authentic the atmosphere.
Many of the rooms have views of this section of La Rambla as does the lounge area, so you definitely get the feeling that you're staying on one of the world's famous streets.
The Hotel Royal has an Internet Area and guests have Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and meals are served in the excellent La Poma restaurant.
La Rambla, 109, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
My choice amongst the 4 Star Ramblas Hotels would definitely be Hotel 1898 magnificently located at La Rambla, 109.
The building housed a religious seminary until 1881 when architect Josep Oriol Mestres converted it into the home of Antonio López i Lópex, the Marquis of Comillas, one of Barcelona's most powerful industrialists.
In 1929, the building was converted in the headquarters of the Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas and in 2005 constructors Nuñez i Navarro turned into a luxury hotel.
Hotel 1898's name commemorates the year in which Spain lost its colonial possession in Cuba and the Phillipines, by the way.
This luxury hotel is a little more expensive than the other 4 Star Ramblas hotels, but I think the difference is worth it, because this building definitely forms part of the history of Barcelona's most famous street.
La Rambla, 22-24, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
The Eurostars Ramblas is extremely reasonably-priced and is located in a very modern 5-storey building at La Rambla, 22-24 right at the bottom of La Rambla.
This section, known as La Rambla de Santa Mònica, is much quieter than the central section and loses out on the typical Ramblas atmosphere.
However, you're very close to the Columbus monument and the port and there are some good bars and restaurants down Carrer Ample in the neighbourhood known as La Mercè.
The hotel itself is ultra-modern and thematically decorated around the theme of 'La Rambla throughout the ages'.
It's a little too modern for my liking but I suppose the price makes up for that.
What's more you're only a minute's walk from the hustle and bustle so if your looking for peace and quiet, Eurostars Ramblas could be the best of both worlds.
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