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W Barcelona
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Los Angeles, California
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“Breathtaking view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Arrived early morning and after about an hour wait, we got into our room much earlier than check-in time. Our view was unbelievable! Floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of ocean and city. We couldn't stop looking out at the view!! Room was very comfortable. Loved the lounge seating along the window and large shower. Only complaint was the bathroom stall didn't feel private. Concierge very helpful. There is a bus just down the driveway from the hotel that you can catch to Las Ramblas. Enjoyed breakfast and lunch food at bar. Nice beachfront restaurants below the hotel. Loved Mamarosas, especially their pizza. Went to beach area reserved for hotel guests and service was excellent. Would only stay at this hotel when visiting Barcelona!!

Room Tip: Request high floor room that overlooks hotel pool and beach area!
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  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Me and my wife picked this hotel as a luxury birthday break. It was a perfect choice. The hotel is only two or three years old and you can see it as everything is super clean and spotless.
The pools are fantastic, the restaurants served excellent food with great views.
Although the W Hotel is at the end of the beach we found the location very good.
An excellent five star boutique hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

On arrival, the hotel lived up to the description as listed, was totally impressed with all aspects of the service, complimentary mint flavoured water & apples on arrival in reception, very attentative staff, pleasant & willing,
So much to say - take it as an out of this world experience............................
Loved Barcelona

Room Tip: No need, all come with sea view, beds devine, rooms full of gadgets..........
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  • Stayed November 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I really enjoy my stays at this W. I have stayed at a few W's around the world and this in my opinion is the best by quite a margin. It is everything the brand aspires to, sophisticated, urban, unlike say the W in San Diego which is just noisy.


Great staff, very good choice of restaurants available. Breakfast is very good but the wave restaurant is too small for the hotel, so there are queues or they ask you to eat elsewhere in the hotel.

Location is perfect as far as I am concerned, you can be in the city is 5-10 minutes by taxi or can walk there, or jump on the cable car thing. Barcelona is fantastic and I think in comparison to the other higher end hotels in the city, the W is really good value for money.

The rooms are clean, I had a cool corner suite and it was stunning. Fantastic views of both the city and the sean

Little niggles in the suite, include, no coffee or tea, complicated lights and electrical system. I found turning on the tv fairly complicated once it was off, I had to remove my room key and reset the system to get it back on. Don't even want to talk about the lights.

Room Tip: Higher is better and pointing away from the city is quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

W Barcelona is the best.
It's studied to detail,
staff is great, casual, but very professional,
kitcken very tasty,
rooms are a paradise, but with color-therapy!!!
enjoy the pool and the sun.
do not miss the spa!!
during the aperitif I would have preferred music like Lunare project
I hope to return soon

Room Tip: higher floors have better view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The staff are very very attentive, whether you are checking in, asking numerous questions of the concierge , room service and waiting staff, they are polite, helpful and charming. The room has a gorgeous view of the beach, sea and town in the distance. Early morning tea ordered via room service is prompt. if you are technically minded you will have no problem but for those NOT technically minded the lighting is a challenge, there are switches for everything including opening and closing the curtains - we have yet to master the room temperature - it took us a while to find the correct switch for the light in that alcove by which time we decided to just switch the air con off when we really wanted to warm the room slightly. The breakfast choice is amazing and should suit everyone. Free newspapers, Internet and apples in reception area. Beautiful, beautiful hotel.

Room Tip: Higher than the 14 th floor and an even numbered room for the BEST view. Smoking permitted on 6th f...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 November 5, 2012

This is a great hotel - very W - with smart, comfortable, well-appointed rooms. There is a smart bar and a rooftop bar/club. Expect great, friendly service and good drinks and food. Quite expensive for the location, but by Port Olympic for livlier weekend / summertime.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#30 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#45 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#86 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — W Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 473
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DIVE INTO THE CURRENT Step inside. See for yourself. Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular stay. Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk. Check into one of our 473 fabulous guest rooms & suites boasting panoramic views over the Mediterranean and city of Barcelona. Mix it up and dine in style at Michelin-star rated chef Carlos Abellan's BRAVO24. Get glamorous on our 26th floor hotspot, at ECLIPSE rooftop bar, or make your way down to our signature Living Room to find WAVE & the W LOUNGE for a cocktail (or two). Take a dip at our WET pool surrounded by sun terraces, cabanas and enjoy the only beachfront access at any hotel in the city. ... more   less 
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