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“Convenient but noisy” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Meridien Barcelona
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ramblas 111, 08002 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #71 of 516 hotels in Barcelona
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“Convenient but noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Le Meridien is very convenient for sightseeing since it is located midway on The Ramblas. The problem is since it is located downtown there is street noise that penetrates the rooms all night. They do not have soundproofing or noise preventing glazing to alleviate this problem. The staff was very helpful especially the concierge who helped with routing our sightseeing. Our sleep was so disturbed the first night that we requested a room change. They moved us to the top floor in the rear and it was quiet there. If you stay here it is best to request a room facing the rear even though the view out the window is not so pleasant.On the whole I would say there are other hotels in Barcelona that offer better accommodations for the money.

Room Tip: It is quieter in the rear
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GDS07, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear guest

I would like to thank you very much for sharing your experiences with us. Your feedback helps us to improve the service we deliver and therefore every single comment is worth a lot!

It is good that you addressed some negative points, as this helps us in order to understand the needs of our guests.

All our guest rooms do have double glazed windows we will check your original room to understand better what happen in orde rto fix it straigh away.

When you come back to Barcelona, I would be happy to get another chance to show you our improvements!

Kindest regards from Barcelona,

Gonçalo Duarte Silva
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed at the Le Meridien for two nights prior to our October cruise in the Western Mediterranean. Staff was very kind and helpful. Enjoyed the close location to Las Ramblas, the free glass of champagne at "sun setting" and the wonderful overhead shower - best I have ever had.

Room Tip: Off Las Ramblas so fairly quiet.
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  • Stayed October 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
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GDS07, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you very much for expressing your opinion and giving us thereby useful feedback! Yes Le Meridien barcelona is the perfect place to stay both on a pre and on a post Cruise. Not only because everything that counts in Barcelona is at walking distance from us but also due to those little surprises like you have mentioned!

Looking forward to welcome you back from Barcelona

Kindest regards from Barcelona,

Gonçalo Duarte Silva
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Le Meridien Barcelona after a 12 day Mediterranean cruise. Little did we know that our time there was going to be the highlight of our trip.

Le Meridien is located at the heart of Las Ramblas, making it ideal to access the best of what Barcelona has to offer. From the moment we stepped-in we experienced superb customer service and recognition as loyal SPG members. Our room was nicely decorated, well appointed and had a modern vibe as did the entire hotel. In fact, this property exudes modernism and class.

Above all, however, what made our stay so remarkable was the attentiveness of the staff, which made our time there unforgettable.

  • 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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GDS07, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you very much for expressing your opinion and giving us thereby useful feedback after your twelve days saling over the Mediterranean. Your positive comments encourage our team on SPG recogntion does real helps us to to go further and work harder in order to ensure a marvelous stay in our hotel!

It was a pleasure to have you at our hotel and if you ever feel like coming back to Barcelona, we would be honored to welcome you in our hotel once again.

Kindest regards from Barcelona,

Gonçalo Duarte Silva
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed 3 nights on an award stay. We were upgraded to a junior suite and because they know from my son who is a gold member that it was our anniversary, the sent us a delicious cake and beautiful flowers. The bed was very comfortable, the room was spotless clean and so was the bathroom. The staff of the hotel are extremely helpful. The location is fantastic. Almost on Las Ramblas and walking distance to the Passeig de Gracia and to many other interesting places.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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GDS07, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you very much for expressing your opinion and giving us thereby useful feedback! Your positive comments about our little surprises encourage our team to go further and work harder in order to ensure a marvelous stay in our hotel!

Since your positive experience is our motivation, we always strive to meet and exceed our guests´ expectations. What counts for us, is your satisfaction and the impression we left on you and if this is achieved we are more than pleased! We will forward your comments to the different departments, so that they also receive your feedback.

It was a pleasure to have you at our hotel and if you ever feel like coming back to Barcelona, we would be honored to welcome you in our hotel once again.

Kindest regards from Barcelona,

Gonçalo Duarte Silva
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Situated majestically overlooking the famous La Ramblas this Spanish icon has been a feature hotel in the city for many years and is maintaining its 5 star rating against a lot of new local competition - but only just!

The entrance situated on a busy side street making parking difficult therefore speedy attentive work by the door staff is essential. unfortunately on several occassions when arriving by taxi with items to transfer to the hotel there was no staff to be seen. the subsequent transfer to the hotel was terilous as the taxi had to park across the road from the entrance. STaff did appear after it was too late !

Reception was speedy and pleasant and the Junior Suite booked served by a separate lift from the main two (an apreciated feature) was well proportioned but certainly very Junior. An unpleasant aspect of the en-suite bathroom was no separate shower and the use oif a plastic curtain to cover the bath when having a shower in it. The last time I saw one of these used was in Alfed Hitchcocks film Psycho and we all know what happened to the person in that ! Quite an investment has been made in refurbishing the room and not to provide a separate shower or at least glass doors to avoid splashing from the bath was penny -pinching.

Above average Hotel Restauant reasonably priced with good varied menu and well presented and cooked food and wine and good service.. Their is also a pleasant coffee shop in the foyer selling a range of food and excellent coffee at competitive prices with comfortable seating and selection of multi-lingual reading matter to wile away the time.

An overall pleasant visit spoilt by inattentive front of house staff( not reception) and a decidedly unhelpful and rude concierge. Feelthat a litle TLC wopuld help the overall atmosphere which had slightly tired feel about it. but definately worth a visit and I would go again if staying in Barcelona despite the vast array of choice,

Room Tip: Choose 6th Floor and above and ask for a room facing Las Ramblas but with an open window can be nois...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GDS07, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you very much for expressing your opinion and giving us thereby useful detailed feedback! Your positive comments encourage our team to go further and work harder in order to ensure a marvelous stay in our hotel!

Since your positive experience is our motivation, we always strive to meet and exceed our guests´ expectations. What counts for us, is your satisfaction and the impression we left on you and if this is achieved we are more than pleased! We will forward your comments to the different departments, so that they also receive your feedback.

It was a pleasure to have you back at our hotel and please let me know on your next visit so I can personaly say hello.

Kindest regards from Barcelona,

Gonçalo Duarte Silva
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for five nights in early Nkvember 2012. The hotel was incredibly well run and clean. The room was sharply furnished and the bathroom was the best we had on our trip. The location was superb. Close to the Ramblas, Bari Gotic, and a short walk to the Passeig de Gracia. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great gym. Would definitely recommend Le Meridien. BTW the tours conducted by Context was a highlight of our trip to lovely Barcelona.

  • 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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GDS07, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you very much for sharing your experiences with us. Your positive feedback helps us to keep the service moemtum and therefore every single comment is worth a lot!

Our gym as you mention it is very well appoitend that can be complemented with a nice treatment in our Explore Spa Studio on the 6th floor.

Looking forward to welcome you back.

Kindest regards from Barcelona,

Gonçalo Duarte Silva
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We spent 6 nights on an award stay. As Golds, we got a room on the SPG floor, but we did not get a view of La Ramblas. The rooms are very nice--bed was comfortable, shower was very nice. On this trip, we stayed at the Trafalgar Hotel in London and we much preferred the Le Meridien. The hotel comped us a bottle of Cava and some chocolate covered strawberries since we were celebrating our anniversary. One morning, the hotel forgot to call us for our wake-up call. That afternoon, they comped us another bottle of Cava and chocolate covered strawberries to apologize for the inconvenience. We thought that was a nice gesture and we appreciate that they were proactive about the situation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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: Ramblas 111, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#26 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#47 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#50 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#54 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Barcelona 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new perspective shines in the heart of Barcelona Due to its prime location in Las Ramblas the hotel becomes the hub for the city's exploration. Just steps away from the main attraction it remains today as the ideal choice for travelers looking for a cultural, culinary and local sense of place experience. The 231 rooms and suites will offer revitalizing nights sleep before exploring Barcelona's cultural and gastronomic heritage. A special mention deserve the Suites and Explore Spa studio, after being renovated by renowned designer Isabel Lopez, with a truly contemporary local spirit, Catalan designed furniture, local art pieces, smart use of spaces and recycled materials. The sun deck at Explore Spa Studio encourages guest to discover a new perspective of the city with views from the gothic quarter to the Montjuic mountain where the Olympic games were hosted in 1992. The 111 steps that separate the hotel from the Boqueria Market, the most prestigious traditional Spanish market in the city, give name to the Cent111Onze restaurant. Guest wake up to an inspiring breakfast for affluent travelers and local bon vivants. As the day passes Cent111Onze surprises with a new perspective on traditional and sustainable market cuisine for lunch and dinner with unique views over Las Ramblas. ... more   less 
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