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“Amazing hotel and location” 5 of 5 stars
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W Barcelona
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain (La Barceloneta)   |  
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Ballymahon, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing hotel and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed here on our honeymoon during our Cruise around the Mediterranean.

Amazing rooms and service. Views are breathtaking and the weather is good too!

A great place to stay for tourists and business alike

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I love this hotel! It has wonderful views and the entire staff was so helpful. I came to Barcelona from the United States by myself and was intimidated and scared when I arrived because I do not speak Spanish very well. Oriol in particular who works at the Whatever Whenever desk was helpful and patient with me. I appreciated the fact that he speaks English so well and he gave me marvelous directions and advice on how to navigate the city. I will be recommending the Hotel W to all my friends and family.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Went there with my family, booked the faboulus room. I come with high expectation over the hotel and they did deliver my expectation.

They give me the sea side room and its gorgeous. The room is very cool and modern.

The staff is very helpful and give recommendation on what to do and EAT in Barcelona. Its good.

One other thing i notice is, the scent they use in the alley to the room, smells nice, give calm impression. Love it.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stayed at the W Barcelona November 2012. Before arriving, I had mentioned that this trip was to celebrate my birthday, and the W pulled out all stops to make sure they did everything they could to ensure it was my best one yet. We were upgraded to an amazing suite with views of both the water and the city. Each staff member, from check-in to check-out, was more than friendly and extremely helpful to cater to our every need. The room itself was very clean and the beds were more comfortable than my own at home!

Note that I travel on a weekly basis for work, so essentially I live in hotels. I have never been treated better nor had a more pleasurable experience at an SPG property than here at the W Barcelona. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area to look into staying at this property. It is located central enough to restaurants/nightlife/sightseeing, with being far removed from the grungy/tourist-filled la rambla street.

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

We visited this hotel on the 17th nov for 3 nights, we booked a fabulous room which boasted "fabulous" views! Our 1st room was located on the 5th floor but view wasn't great so we asked to be moved, our 2nd room was on the 17th floor and much better!
Breakfast was very disappointing the only real complaint we had, it was very over priced at €30pp there wasn't much selection and the hot food which you had to order from the waiter was slow and very average!
I had a mother to be massage which was expensive but very good! (155 euros) there wasn't much of a spa other than the treatment rooms,(sauna and steam) my husband used the gym which was free and well equipped!
Bars were nice and staff very good!
Overall nice hotel and would stay again! Location slightly out of town but taxis outside hotel so not a big problem!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

There are excellent hotel, but this one is excellent and with a wonderful style !
From your check in until the check out, you will simply feel to be in a very comfortable mood.
Standard rooms are large, view(s) from your room is just excellent even if you are on the first levels.
The experience is great to have as either for the dinner or the after work drinks you can chill out or if you prefer to have more dynamic things their offer in terms of bars / restaurant is great.
Staff is always nice, listening to you and provide you efficient results.
I definitely recommend this hotel !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Singapore, Singapore
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at the W Barcelona. Nice and quiet location with full sea and beach view, although not right in the city centre but very nearby. We had a rental car so quite convenient. Overall lobby is quite hip and stylish, especially the good looking service staff who are very attentive. Breakfast is also quite good with nice beach view from the cafe. But the room is a bit of a let down in the design and layout, especially the toilet. Not quite the W standard that we would expect, especially for a newer W hotel. One thing that amazed me is that the window is layered with dust and seem that it hasn't been cleaned for a long time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WBarcelona, Hotel Manager at W Barcelona, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear H118,

Thank you for writing at www.tripadvisor.com concerning your stay at W Barcelona in October.

I was delighted to see that in general you liked the location of the hotel and its services.

I have neverthless taken good note about your comments concerning the cleanliness of the hotel windows and I would like to inform you that all hotel windows, from top to bottom are continuously cleaned, and for sure something was obviously amiss during the dates of your stay, and I sincerely apologize for that. On the other hand, we have been very surprised that our rooms design let you down, as this is not the usual feedback we receive from our guests.

We hope to welcome you back very soon.
Yours sincerely,
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about W Barcelona

Address: Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > La Barceloneta
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
#6 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#9 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#36 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#45 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#88 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — W Barcelona 5*
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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