Hotel Regina, Barcelona

Kimkim team favorite · 4.5 (13 reviews) · Comfort
"Family-friendly hotel with a relaxed vibe and prime location in the heart of Barcelona."

Overview

Hotel Regina is at the energetic confluence of the Gothic Quarter, Eixample, and El Raval neighborhoods. Less than a block from La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia, and Plaça de Catalunya, you can nearly walk to every site in the city center. Rest your feet at the end of the day in the hotel's spacious and cozy lobby with bookshelves, sofas, and a bar, or check out the rooftop terrace next door (in Regina's sister property).

Kimkim's Take

Yenyi
Yenyi Fu kimkim staff
Based on kimkim staff visit, May 2024 (Learn more)
Pros
  • The hotel is within walking distance of numerous sites, including La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia, and Plaça de Catalunya, so you won't need to rely on taxis or public transportation to enjoy the city.
  • Though recently renovated (2024), you'll stay in a historic building with a serene and calming atmosphere (over 100 years old).
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet filled with local goods, homemade cakes and pastries, and outdoor seating.
  • The large lobby lounge is the perfect spot to relax, complete with a bar, bookshelves, and cozy seating.
  • Guests can enjoy the rooftop terrace at the hotel's sister property next door, one of the best in the city and a local favorite.
  • An on-site restaurant, serving traditional dishes can be access through a secret passage from the lobby lounge. 
  • Recent renovations in 2024 brought a fresh new look to common areas and rooms

Additional Notes From Yenyi

The vibe is relaxed, homey, cozy, and even slightly rustic as if you're at your own house but with all the perks and amenities of a hotel. My favorite spots are the enormous library lounge and the outdoor breakfast nook. I visited at breakfast time, and they're not kidding when they claim to have a "home-cooked" spread. 

Authenticity

Walking into Hotel Regina feels like an instant reprieve from bustling Barcelona. When the hotel turned 100 years old in 2017, it underwent an entire renovation. Today, the decor maintains the building's history while offering a serene vibe, greeting guests with a large lounge filled with mid-century furnishings, large sofas, bookshelves, and colorful art. The property also hosts award-winning creative events to promote local literature and music.

Location

Set on a slightly less busy side street, Hotel Regina Barcelona is steps away from some of the city's most popular sites, including Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia, and La Rambla. The hotel has a prime location at the confluence of three popular neighborhoods: the Gothic Quarter, El Raval, and Eixample. You can easily explore Barcelona on foot, but you'll also have public transportation at your door.

Rooms & Bathrooms

All rooms are fresh and bright with light-wooden tones to maintain a calming atmosphere.  Some rooms have balconies, while others have large windows overlooking the bustling streets.  There are a number of family rooms with a sofa bed and a pull out trundle for kids.  All the bathrooms are clean and modern and come with comfy robes.  

While situated in the middle of the city, the rooms are peaceful and quiet with double windows to keep out the street noise.

Amenities

If you'd like to relax on a rooftop terrace, you can use the one next door at the hotel's sister property (one of the best-rated rooftops in Barcelona). The hotel is wheelchair-friendly, with elevators accessing the upper floors. While the hotel doesn't have on-site parking or a gym, it has partnerships with local parking and fitness centers, just ask when you check in. 

Family-Friendliness

The hotel is very family-friendly. Children of all ages can stay at the Hotel Regina. You can get larger rooms that accommodate up to four people, and interconnecting rooms are also available. You can even borrow board games and puzzles to keep the kids entertained.

Other Highlights

In the spacious lobby lounge, you'll find a bar serving everything from local wine to creative cocktails. From here, you can order platters of jamón Ibérico, pan con tomate, and wine to enjoy in your room. The breakfast is also a highlight, with homemade cakes, an abundant variety in its buffet, and outdoor seating in an inner courtyard. 

 

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +34 93 301 32 32
Hotel address icon Bergara 2-4
Free wifi

Traveler Reviews

13 total ratings, 11 with reviews
4.5
Feature ratings
Authenticity & Character
4.4
Location
4.9
Staff
5.0
Cleanliness & Comfort
4.9
K
Ken K.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on May 20, 2024
Hotel Regina was very well located, clean, comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. Read more

Hotel Regina was very well located, clean, comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Felt a little too comfortable to be European! (There was air conditioning.....)
Location
One block from a square that led to the Gothic Quarter, Shopping, Gaudi house.....
Staff
Helpful with suggestions of restaurants, directions, where to find things etc.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in May 2024
C
Cathy S.
Dunedin, FL | Reviewed on May 05, 2024
Very expensive for a bare bones "superior" room
Breakfast was very good
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Very expensive for a bare bones "superior" room
Breakfast was very good

Authenticity & Character
Hang a picture; Make the room feel warm with some color
Location
Staff
Friwndly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Stayed in April 2024
George
George L.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024
We had a family room, so there were four twin beds in the room. With all the beds set up, it was not very big, but still very functional. The room is tasteful, modern, and comfortable. There is no empty fridge as it has a lot of drinks in it already. Coffee and snacks cost money. Restaurant and Bar in the hotel, La Esquina, was actually quite nice for a meal or a nightcap. You get 15% off as a hotel guest. Yes, there was construction when we were there, but it didn't really affect us... Read more

We had a family room, so there were four twin beds in the room. With all the beds set up, it was not very big, but still very functional. The room is tasteful, modern, and comfortable.

There is no empty fridge as it has a lot of drinks in it already. Coffee and snacks cost money.

Restaurant and Bar in the hotel, La Esquina, was actually quite nice for a meal or a nightcap. You get 15% off as a hotel guest.

Yes, there was construction when we were there, but it didn't really affect us negatively. Extra noise and dust were not noticeable.

There is housekeeping everyday to clean the room and replenish towels. Staff is very friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Wonderful balcony with views of all the other old buildings. You are turned in from La Rambla and Plaza de Catalunya so you get none of the throngs of people or noise, but all the convenience.
Location
Right next to Plaza de Catalunya. Minutes walking to Passeig de Gracia, El Raval, Sant Antoni, and La Rambla. Close to Metro. Across the street from a 24hours market.
Staff
Everyone was super friendly. English was fine.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything is clean and modern. Housekeeping comes everyday.
Stayed in April 2024
Jenni
Jenni J.
Ladera Ranch, CA | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023
Breakfast was amazing and service was topknotch! Read more

Breakfast was amazing and service was topknotch!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in October 2023
Lesley
Lesley S.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2023

Excellent location. However, this hotel did not come up to the same standard as the others. Perhaps it was due to being in a big city, but while the room was large the furniture was very sparse, and there was no cupboard space. The lobby staff were very friendly and helpful, but the ambiance left something to be desired.

Stayed in October 2023
G
Gene C.
North Bethesda, MD | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023
Excellent location. lots of space Read more

Excellent location. lots of space

Authenticity & Character
Location
right near El Rambla
Staff
all staff at receptionist were great
Cleanliness & Comfort
all clean
Stayed in September 2023
Lisa
Lisa C.
Carlsbad, CA | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023
Outstanding location, walking distance to many city sights. Love the historic architecture and modern decor. The breakfast included with our room was the best; many delicious choices including hot foods. Friendly and accommodating staff. Highly recommend! Read more

Outstanding location, walking distance to many city sights. Love the historic architecture and modern decor. The breakfast included with our room was the best; many delicious choices including hot foods. Friendly and accommodating staff. Highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
Historic and charming
Location
Walking distance to many sights
Staff
Friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and modern
Stayed in September 2023
Shaw
Shaw H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2023
Decent location, good staff. The pricing of things as it’s in Barcelona is quite higher that other areas of Spain. Read more

Decent location, good staff. The pricing of things as it’s in Barcelona is quite higher that other areas of Spain.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in July 2023
Susan
Susan M.
Boardman, OR | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023
Great location for walking to all places of interest as well as access to the Metro…Staff were wonderful and happy to answer and and all questions… very familiar with great restaurants Read more

Great location for walking to all places of interest as well as access to the Metro…Staff were wonderful and happy to answer and and all questions… very familiar with great restaurants

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in March 2023
Kim
Kim R.
Keller, TX | Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022
This was towards the last part of our stay. It's a beautiful hotel in downtown Barcelona. It's a great hotel and is super busy. They have a great bar and room service and if you need anything such as groceries are right across the street. The room was a little hot so having the balcony door opened helped. What I learned is that when the AC is on in a hotel it's on for everyone. So when it's turned off and it's winter the heat is on. You can't regulate your own room. This is on all... Read more

This was towards the last part of our stay. It's a beautiful hotel in downtown Barcelona. It's a great hotel and is super busy. They have a great bar and room service and if you need anything such as groceries are right across the street. The room was a little hot so having the balcony door opened helped. What I learned is that when the AC is on in a hotel it's on for everyone. So when it's turned off and it's winter the heat is on. You can't regulate your own room. This is on all the hotels I stayed in. With that said, then you have a window open. If the noise of outside doesn't bother you then you are fine. I can sleep like that and most people can. This hotel had a great and friendly staff. You can go outside and get anything you need. Everyone is super friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Such a cool and historic hotel.
Location
Close to everything. Reminded us of New York.
Staff
They were super welcoming. Received a note and some fruit upon our arrival. The room service was delicious.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and beds were comfy!
Stayed in November 2022

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +34 93 301 32 32
Hotel address icon Bergara 2-4
Free wifi