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Renaissance Barcelona Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pau Claris 122, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona) (Eixample)
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Ranked #62 of 519 hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great hotel in an excellent location. The rooms had good amenities (good views, updated bathroom, comfortable bed), were clean, and very spacious by European standards. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant, and was able to offer great advice about the neighbourhood and the sights around Barcelona. There is a lovely terrace, which turns into an outdoor... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights ,got a bus from the airport dropped us just a cross the road,the staff were very helpful ,the room was spotlessly clean,the breakfast was plenty to choose from and everything was fresh would stay there again

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the worst hotels I have stayed.. The service is pathetic, the rooms are dingy with crappy views. The breakfast was very average, I wonder how the hotel has been getting such good reviews.. In a nutshell, it is a 2 star hotel with 6 star prices. I would stay in Crown plaza fira anyday, which is... More

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Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback. One of our most important tasks is to learn directly from our guests about their experience while with us. Our priority is to provide the highest quality of friendly and courteous service and ensure a consistent standard of excellence. We are sorry to hear that you... More

west orange, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Modern hotel with helpful staff. Hotel is centrally located. As Marriott Platinum Elite the staff included an upgrade and breakfast. Nice terrace on 8th floor. This was a good choice to spend some extra days after leaving cruise ship.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a group of seven - multigenerational family members ranging in age of 7-74 staying here for a total of five nights post-cruise. The hotel worked great. It was conveniently located - 5 -15 minute walk to Casa Mila (2 blocks), Block of Discord, Las Ramblas (5 blocks), Picasso Museum, Chocolate Museum, Palau de la Musica Catalana. A bit... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really felt like a queen at this hotel. We were well taken care of from the moment we walked in. The staff was friendly to us and we felt very welcome. Their bar area was very enjoyable. Drinks were well made and they served us olives that were to die for! Breakfast was well done also. Much variety. However, the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 star hotel should not only be luxury and all shiny, but also the staff should be polite and friendly and this was definitely not the case. I was expecting a visit in Barcelona and wanted to go and check some hotels first before the visitors book a room. The lady at the reception first ignored me for a while,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of Marriott and my family and I decided to stay in this hotel at the tail end of our holiday for one night: highly recommended. Pros: - superb rooms. Very clean, spacious and stylish. - delicious buffet breakfast - friendly and helpful staff at door of hotel - they were able to provide us with two... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3rd stay at the Renaissance Barcelona and each time I'm more pleased with the location. Easy walkiing distance to a variety of restaurants; helpful conceirge. Very comfortable rooms. A great choice for pre or post cruisers.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Renaissance Barcelona was ideal for us post cruise to rest up for one night and to be able to explore some of the central sights by foot. Two of the classical Gaudi buildings are just mere minutes away and we even walked to the land mark Sagrada Familia in 15-20 minutes. Pau Claris was one of the quieter streets... More

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Address: Pau Claris 122, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Barcelona Hotel 5*
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Also Known As:
Ac Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona
Renaissance Barcelona Hotel Catalonia

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The Renaissance Barcelona Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and just steps away from Paseo de Gracia shopping district and Plaza Cataluña. The hotel is also just minutes away from famous cultural and historical sites such as Las Ramblas and Sagrada Familia, but also surrounded by many little hidden treasured away from the main stream tourist attractions.This ultimate full-service lifestyle hotel offers 211 contemporary guestrooms. The hotel features 7 meeting rooms with almost 500 m2 ideal for corporate meeting and social gathering, and also the outside venue “La Terrassa”, available for private functions. ... more   less 
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