This hotel is slap bang in the centre of the action on passeig de gracia which is full of luxury shops. It's also a short walk from las rambles. The metro stop is just around the corner which has a train to the airport every half an hour which takes 30 minutes.
We had a room at the front which had a small balcony over passeig de gracia which was great and actually surprisingly quiet! The rooms are not huge but big enough. The bathroom was big but has one of those annoying glass doors that doesn't separate you 100% from the bedroom.
We booked breakfast at an additional cost which was expensive but it included a cooked breakfast as well as the Buffett. Next time I probably wouldn't bother and would Just grab a coffee and croissant from one of the cafes next door.
Good bar tip is that the Torres wine bar is a couple of doors up - great selection of wine and brandy!