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NH Podium 3.5

Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Modern hotel restored from a beautiful 19th century building
  • Central location -- walking distance to sights and public transportation
  • Pretty rooftop terrace with city views and terraza bar
  • Modern rooms with wood floors, flat-screen TVs, and minibars
  • Mediterranean cuisine at Corella restaurant
  • Comfortable lounge with extensive wine list
  • Daily breakfast buffet (standard for the NH chain)


  • Fees for in-room Wi-Fi
  • Street noise might be heard from front-facing rooms
  • Small fitness center has limited equipment (no treadmill)
  • Outdoor pool is on the small side

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The NH Podium is housed in a lovely 19th-century building that blends seamlessly with its charming surroundings in the city's Eixample district. Inside, it has been thoroughly modernized, with 145 spacious rooms and suites that offer the contemporary furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and stocked minibars that are standard for the NH brand. The rooftop terrace is a major highlight, with potted plants, chic furniture, and a terraza bar that make for a pretty setting to take in the city views. Its outdoor pool, however, is a bit on the small side. Dining options include Mediterranean cuisine at the Corella restaurant and a daily breakfast buffet, though there are less expensive alternatives in the surrounding area.

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A great spot in the charming Eixample district, close to tourist attractions and public transportation

The NH Podium offers a convenient location in the city's Eixample district, which is known for its modernist landmarks and trendy bars. Popular attractions are within walking distance, such as the stunning Palau Música Catalana modernist concert hall that is open daily for tours and the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella that is one of the city's main parks. There are plenty of cafes and small supermarkets around the hotel, and El Born (about a 10-minute walk away) is a bustling area filled with restaurants and nightlife spots. To explore the rest of the city, visitors can walk to the nearby Arc de Triomf metro station, which also has a light rail link to the main Barcelona Sants station.

Eixample is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Casa Milá building and Sagrada Família church that were both designed by Antoni Gaudí. In addition to its eccentric architecture, this district is known for a vibrant nightlife scene, with many popular bars and clubs found here, especially in the gay section (which is popularly known as Gayxample).

  • 20-minute drive or 42-minute ride via public transportation from Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
  • 8-minute walk, 3-minute drive, or 7-minute bus ride to the stunning Palau Música Catalana concert hall built in 1908
  • 9-minute walk, 3-minute drive, or 7-minute bus ride to the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella city park
  • 15-minute walk, 7-minute drive, or 10-minute subway ride to the Barri Gótic (Gothic Quarter) for medieval architecture
  • 6-minute drive or 13-minute subway ride to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 7-minute drive or 10-minute subway ride to Placa Espanya public square and transportation hub
  • 7-minute drive or 11-minute subway ride to Antoni Gaudí's famously eye-catching Sagrada Família church
  • 8-minute drive or 13-minute subway ride to Town Hall
  • 10-minute drive or 16-minute subway ride to Columbus Monument
  • 10-minute drive or 19-minute subway ride to Barceloneta Beach
  • 12-minute drive or 27-minute subway ride to the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC)

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Bailen, 4-6, Barcelona, Province of Barcelona 08010, Spain


3 (493) 265-0202

Room Types

  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room