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“Great boutique hotel in a great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel DO Placa Reial
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Placa Reial, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)   |  
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Great boutique hotel in a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Positives: great location, great service, lovely comfortable beds, molton brown toiletries and a modern tastefully decorated room, free soft drinks in mini bar, Very helpful staff - good restaurant recommendations. Negatives: room wasnt ready till 4pm which was quite a long time to wait considering we arrived at 10.30am! & not as much choice in the breakfast.
As you can see the positives far outweigh the negatives. Its a lovely hotel in a great location & the nothing is too much trouble for the staff - true customer service!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

stayed there for business; best service i had in a long time; friendly and helpful. beautiful hotel, well designed. room was great, clean and comfortable, new and although not big - specious enough. location is also excellent, on ramblas facing a beautiful square, walking distance form the port. highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I just spent a week at Hotel do Placa Reial. Very small hotel (5 or 6 rooms on each floor) in a great location just off Las Ramblas. Cute, small bar on the main floor with a good selection of wine and cocktails. Very helpful staff. My room (on the 3rd floor) looked over the Placa Reial - very pretty. Great bed, big closets, and very nice bathroom (separate tub and shower). Only reason the hotel doesn't get 5 stars from me is because it can be noisy. Late at night there are loud revelers in the Placa stumbling their way home. If you are a sound sleeper, the hotel is perfect. If not, bring earplugs.

The restaurant in the lower level of the hotel is great. Fantastic food and presentation. Not cheap, but worth it.

Would I stay here again? Definitely.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 February 27, 2013

We were were so happy to have this well-located refuge in a busy city. Our room was large, extremely quiet and comfortable, with a great bed, plenty of room for storing things, and a lovely view of the Placa. We liked that the toilet could be shut off from the rest of the bathroom, and, in a town where so many people smoke, the lovely room spray was most welcome. Breakfasts were unbelievably delicious and generous and fortified us for long, art- and architecture-filled days. (Art lovers shouldn't miss the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, as well as, of course, the works of Gaudi and his contemporaries.) As others have mentioned, the welcome beer/Cava at reception was gratefully accepted, and the before- and after-dinner snacks were special treats. Despite reading everything provided, we never did master the complicated lighting system, and, except when one of us inadvertently turned on lights in the middle of the night, we found the room generally dark at night though very sleek. This was somewhat offset by two comfortable chairs under a reading lamp and a bright desk lamp, but we needed our flashlight to see in the closet. While the receptionists were extremely personable, none were able to translate our interests into exciting, walkable restaurant recommendations. (The hotel's restaurant, La Terasse, was recommended and a disappointment as we hoped for a traditional paella and got only rice and some not-so-tasty lobster for quite a lot of $$). We did bump into two restaurants that might have been interesting had they not been closed for Christmas Eve, the last night of our stay, but we now know they are there.

Room Tip: Room 32, even though next to the elevator, was completely quiet.
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  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here this month. We stayed for 4 days and could easily have spent two weeks with Hotel Do Placa Reial as our base as it is a good central location to walk to many attractions and has easy access to buses, taxi's and metro.
The staff were warm and friendly and put us at our ease from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble. On one occasion I couldn't get the safe open. I phoned reception from my room and within 10 minutes it was repaired.
We had a lovely spacious room with balcony looking out onto the square with a lovely en suite bathroom, separate shower, large bath and toilet. Our room had a huge bed and I had the best nights sleep I have had in months. There was also a free non-alcoholic mini bar in the room. Extra touches such as a couple of tangerines or strawberries dipped in chocolate and a weather forecast for the following day were left in our room which made us feel spoilt.
We had no idea what to expect from the restaurant and chose the tasting menu. It was the best meal we had during our stay. Each course was a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds and we were very happy to shake the chef's hand and thank him in person after our meal.
We enjoyed a visit to a jam session at Jamboree Jazz Club just a few steps from the hotel and next to that is a venue for Flamenco dancing.
Thank you Hotel Do Placa Reial, we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed February 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 February 25, 2013

Great boutique hotel with excellent location in Barcelona. We were coming from Marrakech (stayed at the Riad Monceau hotel which was pure gem) and on our way back to UK ;the stop we made at this lovely boutique was a good surprise.
Our room was overlooking the Placa Reial and was spacious and beautiful. Staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
All in all a great experience even though our stay was very short. Will definitely return and spent couple days there if given the chance.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 February 24, 2013

Everything about our five nights at this hotel was perfect. Room, facilities, food and especially staff was top notch. The location is perfect for exploring the sights, the shops and the port side. The extra little touches (fresh fruit to the room, complimentary mini bar and excellent breakfast) made our stay extra special. We will be back!!

  • Stayed February 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 > El Barri Gòtic
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#83 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel DO Placa Reial 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Barcelona, in one of the most historic squares in the city, the Hotel DO: Plaça 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: Plaça 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: Plaça Reial is close to the main tourist attractions in the centre of Barcelona such as the Ramblas, the Liceo, the Boquería market, the Palacio de la Música concert hall, the Cathedral, the Palau Güell, Santa María del Mar, the Picasso Museum and the Port of Barcelona, among others. ... more   less 
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