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“Great hotel, could to with better housekeeping” 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 (Barceloneta)   |  
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Ranked #59 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Paris, France
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“Great hotel, could to with better housekeeping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed at W Barcelona once, a few months ago, and are now regular visitors. We like the unique location, allowing you to stay by the pool or get to the beach in no time. The quality of service, also, is second to none. The suites have an amazing view and the Bravo restaurant is definitely worth a try. Are there any downsides? Yes. The first one is the cleanliness of the rooms, which is pretty average: housekeeping seems to work in a rush every morning... and it shoes. Also, the hotel is designed for the younger hip crown. Most of them don't really have manners and think they've got more money than anybody else. The pool can sometimes be the scene of an amusing "my watch is bigger than yours" competition. Just ignore that and only focus on the view.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

My and family I stayed here for four nights. We really enjoyed the modern rooms and amenities. The hotel pool, views, and beach access are perfect. The hotel was very busy and a hotspot for locals and travelers. Although we were one of a few families we felt welcome and the staff was very accommodating.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 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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Elisabeth38187497, Hotel Manager at W Barcelona, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear WhiteRabbit73,

Thank you for staying at W Barcelona with your family and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

Kindest regards,

Hotel Manager
W Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed here for 2 nights following a cruise and were blown away by the service. As a Platinum SPG member we were treated like VIPS at check in & upgraded to a suite with an amazing view. Probably more designed for the younger hip crowd but we were very pleased with our stay. Xavier at the insiders desk was a true professional! Thanks W Barcelona- we will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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Elisabeth38187497, Hotel Manager at W Barcelona, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Khaden,

Thank you very much for sharing such a nice experience with us! I am very happy to see that you had a wonderful time in Barcelona, and what a lovely comments about Xavier, our W Insider! I am sure he will be very happy when he will read your review.

Should your travels bring you back to Barcelona from Florence, Alabama, we would be most happy to welcome you back. Please do let us know about your plans and Xavi and all the team at W Barcelona will be waiting for you again.

Warmest regards,

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W Barcelona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed there for one night. Hotel and location are beautiful, it says that the hotel is pet friendly. However, after we ate at the restaurant inside the hotel, we wanted to go on the terrace outside and got refused because of the dog. We got refused inside as well. They told us to leave our dog in the room... So pretty much, dont stay there a week or your dog will be in the room all wek:

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

What a special place! This hotel is super cool, modern, yet the staff are so friendly you don't think you are in a large facility...no snooty staff. We commend Rubin Van Der Veen for his superior service during our stay. He helped make several reservations and arrangements when we thought not possible. He is such a treasure and the hotel is lucky to have him. All pool staff, front desk, restaurant, and room attendants provided excellent service. The Bliss Spa is not to be missed either.

Room Tip: Make spa appointments early as they fill up fast.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

from the moment you arrive, you feel you are somewhere special

the bar area is hip and happening
the pool area is chilled with a good vibe
the rooms have the most amazing duvet's and setting overlooking the sea
the service is spanish and you unwind

SPA is very good - would recommend it

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Fantastic looking hotel and wonderful rooms ( that's part of what the W stands for ) but at a price. We got a deal and still paid £300 per room per night so not for anyone on a budget. Ours was a family holiday and Mum's birthday so worth the extra.
Bed sheets were the best I've ever slept in.

Try and get a room between floors 8 and 18. Any lower and the views are obscured by a large additional block at the front of the hotel; any higher and you hear the disco until 3:00 am plus the views might be spectacular but you don't actually see anything. People are like ants and the buildings blur into one mass.

Great private facilities on the beach and the cool sea breeze takes 10 degrees off the temperature. It was 30+ when we went. The beach has lots of topless ladies and some nude men !!

El Colon and Las Ramblas are a 40 minute walk at a reasonable pace. Lovely walk through the Olympic area with lots of bars and restaurants. Taxi takes 6-7 minutes and costs €7.

Room Tip: Port and sea on one side with good views of ships and planes landing at the airport in the distance...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about W Barcelona

Address: Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > 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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#7 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#44 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#65 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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