This is our third time at the hotel and we did recommend family stay at the hotel last year which they did. The location of the hotel is excellent being up the top end of La Ramblas - a few minutes walk to the red bus city tours, shops and a short taxi trip to the cruise terminals.
I must say this trip we were disappointed with the hotel room itself, seems like they had done another refurb and our room was very clinical, in fact it was like a hospital room. The walls and ceiling were all white, the bed linen all white - the only colour in the room came from two black chairs. The room needed some colour to be warm and welcoming - even a few cushions on the bed and a rug over the end of the bed in colour (even in black to continue the black theme) or a print on the wall. It was very sterile and not welcoming or relaxing at all.
The room overlooked La Rambla and had a little balcony – great for people watching and double glazed doors so no noise which was great. The bathroom was good, a large round spa bath that was put to use with a big rainshower over it.
The staff were pleasant as always, and a lovely breakfast area and free wifi, along with a great sunroof terrace, but I think we would try another Barcelona hotel next time, just to get away from the hospital fee of the room.