Having returned from a 5 night stay at the Hotel Bagues in Barcelona I would absolutely stay there again. The hotel is in an ideal location on La Rambla and is within walking distance of a lot of the sights such as the port, the market and Placa de Catalunya. The hotel is a wonderful size and the decor and layout is ideal.
Given we arrived on a mid morning flight into Barcelona our room was not ready when we arrived ( check in is 2pm - I knew this would be the case and had not expected it to be ready and did not mind) however the check in staff took all our bags and coats and did some paperwork with us so check in would be easier later on. Then we were free to explore and enjoy the area.
When we did check in our bags has been placed in our room and a staff member showed us how the TV, air conditioning worked and explained the hotel facilities etc. We had a room on the 4th floor with views over La Rambla and it was beautiful. The room was a good size (plenty of space to store the suitcases) with wonderful decor, beds were so comfortable and the bathroom was a good size too with a great shower and bath. Rooms are also turned down each night and they leave a little chocolate and a summary of the next days weather forecast for each guest, which is a lovely touch. The rooms are all sound proofed so once you close the windows you hear no noise from outside
There is a lovely terrace on the 7th floor with a small pool with wonderful views of the surrounding area and the church next door. Nice for a relaxing drink or cup of coffee. In the hotter summer months I believe it would be even nicer.
We also used the restaurant in the hotel twice for dinner and it was one of the nicest dinners I have even eaten. The staff were lovely and could not do enough for us, they explained each dish in detail, recommended dishes etc. The food was so tasty, (I had the ox and it was melt in the mouth) and cooked to perfection so the chef deserves great praise. I would urge anyone using the hotel to eat there if possible.
Overall I cannot praise all the hotel staff enough as they are they best I have ever encountered. They could not do enough for you and they recommended some lovely restaurants to try around the area and gave directions to places we wanted to go. I cannot wait to return to the Hotel Bagues and Barcelona.