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Renaissance Barcelona Hotel

5.0 of 5 Pau Claris 122, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

I enjoyed every day of my stay at the Renaissance Barcelona. Staff is super helpful, rooms are big and comfy, featuring excellent bathroom and amnesties. Since I am a gold member, I am entitled to a free continental breakfast, which actually costs €22. Breakfast had excellent choice of fresh fruits, healthy goods, yummy cheese, variety of Spanish jamon, and drinks.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very clean hotel. My only downside was that the bathroom sink didn't drain because the stopper was stuck. The language barrier didn't help because we asked housekeeping to fix it and she brought us a hairdryer. 🙈 the bar area was great and the concierge was helpful along with the Mac computers and printer in the lobby... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lillian, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel and for leaving a review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were especially impressed by the level of service from the team and in particular from our Navigators, who encourage our guests to experience something unique... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is great but that's all. Almost every gaget is out of order (the fridge, the safe box and the kattle, so we need to change all of them). The elevator doesn't recognize the room key properly, even worse is that nobody feels sorry for all of these inconviniences!! In addition they don't clean the floor when making up the... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. We were saddened to learn that we did not fully meet your expectations. We would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience. Should you be willing to discuss this further, I would kindly ask... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
27 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a week in the hotel for a business meeting and vacation. The meeting facilities were comfortable and well equipped. The on-site breakfast was standard fare for a Marriott property. The lobby lounge was a highlight as were the staff in general. I was given a room with a large balcony overlooking the city. The hotel looks a bit... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel and great to hear you have enjoyed your meeting and vacation here at the hotel. We are glad that you were happy with our hotel for your business needs and appreciate your positive comments regarding our... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel staff is very friendly, helpful, and speaks English. I stayed for more than 10 days. Bar has good choice of drinks and nice comfortable atmosphere. Plenty of choice in breakfast. Shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. About four blocks from La Padrera. I recommend this hotel for vacation with family or solo and for business trips.

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for giving us such a great feedback following on from your recent stay with us at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. We are pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and were particularly impressed by our convenient central location and the level of service of our ambassadors. We are delighted to hear... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service at this hotel is great, especially at the Navigators desk and the bar. Staff is multilingual. The location is perfect as well, only a few minutes from La Rambla, metro and the cathedral. The terrace on the 8th floor gives you a great view, too bad that there is not a bar up there (maybe because of low... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steven, Thank you very much for your feedback following your recent stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our Navigators (Concierge) were able to assist you in discovering Barcelona. It is always a pleasure and a great motivation for all of our team to receive such... More 

Naples, Florida
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358 reviews 358 reviews
59 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the valet that unloads your 5 month travel bags and takes them and hurries them to be hung in your room to the Front desk who graciously find you a perfect room at 10:30. In the morning so you can sleep after a 12 hour international flight. To the bellman who patiently and quietly delivered our lat Night burger,... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. We appreciate your comments and we are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. We do hope... More 

Avon, Connecticut, United States
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217 reviews 217 reviews
37 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Right in the middle of Barcelona with easy access to the metro, a great market, restaurants, and sights. Iris and the rest of the front desk staff were warm and accommodating and also greeted us with a smile when we walked through the lobby. No, the hotel does not have a Club Room (Lounge), but are trying to compensate... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel and for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read you were especially impressed by our central location that makes easy to get to all main attractions as well as many hidden gems. It is great to... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Terressa is the terrace on the 8th floor with great views of the city. It has a bar (check hours) and lounging seats. We took a bottle of wine and enjoyed the atmosphere on three or four evenings. The location is roughly in the middle of everything which makes it easy walking distance to most everything. Has a great... More 

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review from your recent stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your positive comments regarding our staff and location. Great to read you and your couple were able to enjoy the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guillermo and Andrei are the best bartender, very friendly they advice us good clubs, restaurants they made our stay special with very good cocktails!!! Gracias chicos!!!!😉 Hopefully I'll see you soon!! Adios!!!!!!

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Cristina E, PR & Communications Coordinator at Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for reviewing the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that overall you would rate the experience as 5 out 5 and thank you for highlighting Guillermo and Andrei personally who were delighted to be recognized. We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we do hope to... More 

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Address: Pau Claris 122, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Barcelona Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 211
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Also Known As:
Ac Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona
Renaissance Barcelona Hotel Catalonia
Hotel Style:
#57 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#60 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#68 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#81 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona

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