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Hotel DO
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Placa Reial, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))   |  
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Ranked #7 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Rome, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
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“Kidnapped to Barca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

My wife decided that we should celebrate my birthday in Barcelona, we had great memories of the city in the early '80s when we were part of a motorcycle racing team competing in the "24 Horas De Montjuich" Much has changed and particularly the Rambla has been cleaned up, and is not quite as much fun as it was. Anyway,the Hotel Do was a real find, modern 'designer' interior in a classical building on the (now) beautiful placa DoReial. The reception and other staff were particularly smiley, helpful and efficient, and our mood was much lifted by the immediate appearance of a cold beer and flute of Cava while we completed formalities. Our room (21) was truly gorgeous, looking onto the square, with a balcony, a four poster bed and enough fluffy white pillows to get lost in.Housekeeping was to a very high standard and the bathroom was properly luxurious. Breakfasts were attentively served and of good quality, only a little marred by the gloomy and under-lit basement restaurant. The hotel has outdoor terraces on the square which are probably fantastic in spring/summer, but this was January.
The final and huge plus point of the 'Do' is it's position, just off the lower Rambla within easy walking distance of most sights and the metro, and with literally thousands of bars and restaurants within staggering range. Although it was quite expensive and only just within acceptable value for money, we loved it.

Room Tip: 2nd floor, facing the square are the ones, sunny in the mornings, not too noisy at night.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Without a doubt the best boutique hotel and location in Barcelona. This was our first trip to the city and this location was perfect for exploring the city on foot. The staff took a personal interest in making sure our trip was perfect. The room with balcony overlooking the Placa Reial was beautiful: very clean well appointed, luxurious towels and sheets. The little touches were appreciated: unlimited nonalcoholic drinks in the mini bar, fresh fruit and sweets daily. The beakfast was special: homemade croissants, hot cooked to order eggs, great espresso. We will be back soon.

  • Stayed January 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had a lovely weekend staying here. The service and staff were helpful and friendly. The room was so spacious and had very high ceilings! Our room looked over the Placa Reial which was pretty - and the windows were so fantastic that we didn't hear a thing until we went out onto the balcony. The bed has to be one of the most comfy ones we've ever slept in and the bathroom was plush with Molton Brown toiletries in abundance. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to other travellers.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Went for a long weekend to this lovely hotel. Perfect location and very close to las ramblas in Barcelona, ideal to explore the city. Very friendly and helpful staff, very clean and nicely fitted rooms and perfect service. A wonderful roof terrace to overlook la plaza real. Amazing weekend!!

  • Stayed January 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was at Hotel DO Placa Reial last year; we got a nice room and it was really great. There was everything we need, the staff was very kind and helpful, breakfast was very good. If I go back to Barcelona I would definitely stay again in this Hotel. Highly recommended

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

we stayed for 5 nights, i don’t know where to start from. we are very seasoned 5 stars hotel travelers and this hotel was our first experience in boutique hotel concept. we loved every in the hotel and our extremely enjoyed our stay.

1- The service was amazing and as being a boutique hotel they pay attention to guests request.
2- Perfect location, walking distance from all the main areas.
3- The rooms were decorated in a very artistic way, we literary loved the bathroom and the amenities.
4- they served us every day with strawberry dipped chocolate and cookies or chocolates.
5- the breakfast was tasty and the mini bar along with the Wi-Fi was free which is very important nowadays, most of hotels their internet charges are expensive and I believe internet should be provided for free in all hotels.

What really attracted us when we checked-in is that they printed customized business cards for us with our names on and the hotel details. I really liked the idea and it showed they really pay attention to the small details.

Room Tip: we had two rooms, one double and one superior double room on the 2nd floor on the south side which w...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Can't recommend this place enough. One of the best - probably THE best - hotelexperiences I have ever had. Everything was just perfect. Our room was so ridiculously beautiful with large windows and views on the square but perfectly soundproof. The bed... I miss it already. A la carte breakfast, also to be ordered in the room at no extra costs. Free minibar. Twice daily luxury sweets. The Milton Brown amenities. We felt so spoiled.... Have I told about the beautiful designinteriour throughout (the stairs are a must see, triple wow). Perfect hospitality you won't find in a big 5 star hotel. The only reason why I would not recommend is because I am afraid this place will be fully booked the next time we visit Barcelona.

  • Stayed January 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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Address: Placa Reial, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#7 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#78 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel DO 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Barcelona, in one of the most historic squares in the city, the Hotel DO: Placa Reial is a unique gastronomic boutique hotel. Located in a historic building that dates from 1856 and was completely renovated in 2011, this 5-star hotel has a total of 18 luxury rooms, most of them with views over the Plaza Real.The Hotel DO: Placa Reial has a swimming pool, solarium, spa and a carefully selected gastronomic menu based on the concept of local produce and on the authenticity of what is local, presented in its three restaurants: La Cuina, La Terrassa and El Terrat.True to its surroundings, the Hotel DO: Placa Reial is close to the main tourist attractions in the centre of Barcelona such as the Ramblas, the Liceo, the Boqueria market, the Palacio de la Musica concert hall, the Cathedral, the Palau Guell, Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum and the Port of Barcelona, among others. ... more   less 
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