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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig Colom 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very well located, close to the marina area and a short walk to La Ramblas. Staff were friendly and helpful and whilst our stay was very short we were offered a free drink on the fabulous roof terrace with great views over the marina. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 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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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Acmiller,

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona with us. We are happy to know that it was excellent! We appreciate your kind words about the good location, the 'fabulous roof terrace with great views over the marina' and the staff service. We are glad that you enjoyed the welcome Catalan cava drink that we offer at our guests arrival, we always thought that could make a perfect start to your stay in Barcelona.
We hope we can welcome you soon for a longer stay and if you come in summer, enjoy our BBQ on the terrace!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rolleston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We chose this lovely hotel for its location, close to the port. The convenience of the location was the least of its many pluses.
The hotel is housed in a lovely aristocratic building on the sea- facing passeo de Colon , an elegant wide street running along the sea front.
The small, elegant reception area is beautifully furnished in well chosen antiques, and the welcoming staff as efficient and helpful as guests could wish for. You are speedily checked in and in your lovely , comfortable furnished room, which has a generous bathroom with both tub and shower.
The roof terrace is a delightful venue , with expansive views, comfortable seating, and friendly bar, perfect for afternoon drinks or evening cocktails.
The lovely , lofty dining room serves a splendid breakfast, with dishes cooked to order, in addition to an excellent buffet selection.
For a Barcelona city stay there can be few more perfect spots for those who prefer a hotel with character, and excellent standards of service.

Room Tip: The sea facing rooms have lovely views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear Spysmum,

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay in the Duquesa de Cardona. We are very happy to read you valued all the unique features of our hotel: the respect for the history of the building that has been maintained, its ideal location right at the heart of the Gothic quarter and in front of the sea, the terrace bar with panoramic views of the harbour, decoration and facilities in rooms, breakfast, and the most important for us, too, our staff! We love to hear that! Once again, thank you very much in the name of the whole team of the Duquesa.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back very soon.

Yours faithfully,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Bardufoss, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Very pleasant! Quietly charming. Modestly classy. Good location for exploring the city. Great beds. Good breakfast. Extremely helpful staff. Next time we hope to have more time and better weather to enjoy the rooftop terrace.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear LGBostwick,

Thank you for taking your time and sharing your high opinion with us. We are very glad to know that you really enjoyed your stay at the Duquesa de Cardona. We are looking forward to welcome you next time for a longer holiday and you be able to enjoy our rooftop bar where, in addition of the panoramic views of the harbour, you can taste our speciality of winter salty & sweet crepes in winter and a delicious barbecue in summer!

Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

we really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. the staff are incredible friendly and helpful and the rooms are just right. good choice of room furnishings enough to make you feel special while not over the top. will definitely go back.

Room Tip: look over the port
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear Manwering,

Thank you for sharing with us your high opinion about your stay in the Duquesa de Cardona.
We are very pleased to know that we fulfilled your expectations and recommend us to other visitors.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in your next trip to Barcelona!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
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Bruges, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is an old palace, but with very moder, beautifully decorated rooms. The rooftop terrace sports a bar with spectacular views. Don't get fooled by the pictures of the "swimming pool", it is a just an oversized jacuzzi. If you really want a rooftop pool, go to the nearby Grand Hotel Central - though that hotel lacks the charm of Duquesa de Cardona and is more expensive. The location is perfect, within walking distance from the (Olympic) harbour, the beach, the Barri Gotic, the Ramblas. The only negative point in my view: the absence of a health club, but then again, if you want to work out, the beach is very close with a perfect promenade for an ideallic run. A very, very nice hotel indeed.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear Mr.Mathias,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at the Duquesa de Cardona.
We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay at this former noble house of the Dukes of Cardona. Thank you for your nice comments regarding the decoration, rooftop terrace and location, For your next visit, we can recommend you a very near health club, and of course running along the sea promenade! only ten minutes walking from the hotel.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The hotel is very nicely located - on the harbour and within easy reach of the Barri Gothic, Barceloneta and Las Ramblas/Raval. Staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly, especially when helping us hire bikes on the second day which I would thoroughly recommend for exploring the city beyond the centre. Room was very clean and well appointed, and the rooftop terrace was a nice feature, although a bit chilly for November nightcaps. Couldn't have asked for more.

Room Tip: Would ask for anything with a harbour view on 4/5th floors.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Tom M,

Thank you for your review about your stay with us. We appreciate your kind words about the location, stall and terrace (we have some heaters and blankets for the cold weather, even in winter we want our guest to enjoy the bar service and panoramic views of the harbour!).
Certainly, exploring the city with a bicycle is a fantastic idea! We always can help you our with the reservations. Thank you for your recommendations.
We hope to welcome you in a near future.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my family only got to stay here for one night At the end of end of our holiday, would love to have stayed longer. Will definitely return. The staff were so helpful. Thanks for a lovely finish to our holiday.

  • Stayed November 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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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Cyncon1,

Not much to add after you statement ‘One of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed in’. We cannot thank you enough for posting your nice feedback about your stay with us.
We are looking forward to welcome your family and yourself again very soon for a longer stay.

Kind regads,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Address: Passeig Colom 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#12 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#20 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive boutique historic hotel in front of the port of Barcelona, and just 3 minutes walk to Ramblas, Gothic quarter. Unbeatable location for visitors interested on the heart of the historic center and cruise passengers .On the sixth floor Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona offers an unforgetable view over the harbour of the city, with a plunge pool, asolarium and a all year open-air cocktail .The buffet breakfast restaurant on the ground floor is the former entrance of this palace of the 19th century , and introduce us to the fantastic history of this mediterranean city. ... more   less 
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Duquesa De Cardona Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Duquesa De Cardona Barcelona, Catalonia

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