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Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig de Gracia, 38-40 | Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I've been traveling regularly to Barcelona for about 25 years now so I've stayed in quite a few hotels in the city. Although it's expensive, I'd say the Mandarin Oriental is the best. The rooms are well thought out with attention to deal that other hotels could learn from. The lights are easy to use and there are reading lights by the bed as well as night lights. There is a special closet just for empty suitcases. The service is good, the restaurant recommendations from the concierge were excellent. The pool was in the basement and so a bit dark but was of a decent size. The location is convenient. We didn't try the hotel restaurants although these have had good reviews but the breakfast was good despite a long wait for cappucino most mornings. I'd love to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is the first time staying at a Mandarin Oriental hotel, which is why anytime I need a Five Star hotel it will be with the Mandarin Oriental chain. My wife and I were very impressed with the all of the staff, always there to help you and so knowledgable. Staff in restaurant were there for you if you even thought of something you needed. Dining was out of this world, as well as the decor in rooms and hotel. We stayed there 4 days and traveled north but altering our plans to go back and stay our last 2 days. We could mention names of special staff but would not because we'd leave someone out, what training by management. Beautiful hotel in a great shopping area in a great city.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great location, great service, great design. Just a shame that the double glazed windows don't seem to work. I stay in a boulevard side room and the window might as well have been open the noise was the same. Strange that a hotel that was quite recently built wouldn't use triple glazed window as the noise from the traffic is quite bad!

On another note Moments restaurant is fantastic. As are the concierge, every recommendation was perfect, just what we had asked for. All the staff were very friendly. Breakfast was also really good, really good Buffett and perfect cooked breakfast. I've stayed in a few MO hotels, Barcelona certainly has the best chefs and friendliest staff.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed for only 1 night in July, 2012.

I was pleased with this hotel choice. Of the several top-end options in Barcelona, the MO seems to be the clear winner if you want to be in the city (as opposed to being at or near the beach area.

The MO is situated right in the prime area on Passeig de Gracia, which is a huge asset. It is in the midst of all sorts of great shopping, restaurants and one fo the Gaudi houses. The location can't be beat.

The hotel is VERY contemporary, but well done (as compared, for e.g. a 'W', which generally feel cheap and Ikea-like to me). Out room was spacious and well appointed. Cocktail serviceright to the room was complimentary with our suite...a nice touch. The staff at the Concierge desk is very good. Suites also have butler service, which was quite helpful. We only ate breakfast at the hotel, and I have no complaints there.

the roof top pool deserves special mention. It is small, but designed in a very cool, contemporary, out-door space with very cool city views looking out beyond a gorgeous rooftop pool. Very nice spot.

My only complaint with the the MO is that the views to "the garden" are not all that desirable. Basically you are overlooking the outdoor space in the back of the hotel, which includes a somewhat unattractive collection of the backs of buildings. It's not terrible, but not a beautiful view to look at either.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This property is about location, location, location. There are building works now in November in the building next door, so ask when you check-in for a quiet room if that is of concern to you. The spa needs a refit in the pool area (or a good clean). Rooms to international standard and comfortable. Streetside rooms can be very noisy also at nighttime so ask for a garden room.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Never stayed in Mandarin in my life before!! and this was my first time!! i got upgraded when i do the check in!!! everything is super fine the only things was little disappointment is room #102 is on the Passeig de Gràcia, so there was some noise

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I was excited to stay at this hotel. Then I arrived. We were met by a strangely rude front desk - possibly the rudest I have ever encountered. The room looked (to me) like a W (at MO prices). I found the view from our terrace depressing. We had just come from the club floor at the Hotel Arts -- where I will happily stay the next time I am in lovely Barcelona. Note: their signature restaurant is open for a little more than 2/3 of the week.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Passeig de Gracia, 38-40 | Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#7 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#24 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#31 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is an elegant, contemporary hotel in the heart of the avant-garde city's celebrated Passeig de Gracia. Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, this 120-room hotel, offers exceptional services and facilities including an award-winning spa, innovative dining at BistrEau by Angel Leon and two Michelin-starred dining by Carme Ruscalleda, within an exquisite interior created by world renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. ... more   less 
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