Initially a privately commissioned home, Casa Fuster is a grand early 20th century building that was lovingly restored and transformed into a hotel in 2004.
Casa Fuster sits on Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s most expensive street. The hotel’s impressive façade dominates the avenue from its corner spot, its Art Nouveau interiors entirely at home on a street which is itself packed with superb examples of modernist architecture.
With 105 rooms spread over five floors, Casa Fuster is a large hotel that nevertheless oozes originality and character. From the imposing marble columns of the lobby to the beautiful city views from the swimming pool on the rooftop terrace, it feels luxurious yet quirky, a vibe reflected in its most famous asset; Café Vienés.
Every Thursday, the hotel’s café/bar becomes a dinner Jazz Club, featuring top performers – including some famous names in the past – and superb food. Designed to evoke early 20th century Barcelona, the room itself is all columns and archways, deep colours and curvaceous lines, and the atmosphere is decidedly sultry.
If much of the hotel does feel like a film set, perhaps that’s because it was… Woody Allen chose Casa Fuster as one of the locations for his Oscar-winning film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, and he and his Jazz band played on several occasions in Café Vienės.
The hotel’s Galaxó restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in relatively formal but stylish surroundings with captivating views of the Passeig de Gràcia.
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Hotel Casa Fuster Information
- Location: Barceolona, 25 minutes from Barcelona International Airport
- Accommodation: 75 Rooms and 21 Suites.
- Facilities: Restaurants, bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, meeting rooms.
- Activities: Shop at the Eixample District to find the best national and international brands, all radiating from the main avenue of Passeig de Gràcia, visit Palau Guell, Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, buildings by Antoni Gaudí, Picasso Museum or take a walk in the Gothic Quartier, or at the Parc Guell.
- Weather: Barcelona is great off-season and is a lovely city even in winter months of January and February as long as the possibility of rain is low. During these months the city is not too cold averaging between 9-10°C with sunny and blue skies. Given the high humidity, 19-23°C is considered comfortable weather, which is normally the temperature between April and June and between late September to November.
- Children: Welcome.