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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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South Fremantle, Australia
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“very enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We loved our stay. The hotel is in a good spot, close to the harbor and the maritime museum. The beds were amazingly comfortable as were the pillows, just like home for me. Afternoon fruit was delicious - room service yum. The food was very tasty. The staff friendly with great service. I loved the bathroom with bath, wonderful for a nice lay in. We will be going back that's for sure.

Markets are across the road - easy walk to the hop on hop off bus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Gatos, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I stayed in the hotel last March. I was taking a shower, the floor was completely marble with no non stick strips, and no shower mat provided, and I slipped and smashed 6 of my teeth on the bath. I needed to find a dentist urgently and the staff had no idea where to even start looking. As it turned out I had to go to hospital badly bruised and shocked, and have had four surgeries since to rebuild my teeth and i have one more to go one year later!!!
No one from Management contacted at the time while I was injured waiting to get home, or since to see how I was doing although I made no demands whatsoever of them. A complete lack of care or interest in a client who was injured on their premises.

Obviously never again for me or my colleagues who stayed with me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The hotel is located on Placa Reial directly on the Rambla, you will not find a more central location if you want to explore the nightlife (cafés, restaurants, bars, night clubs just outside the door) and the cosy, narrow streets of the gothic quarter. Both the marina and Placa Catalunya can easily be reached by foot in 5-10 minutes.

The building is quite old, but was completely renovated with great respect to the original architecture. The result is a very comfortable, modern and stylish hotel, yet with a lot of the original, hand crafted details intact as an integrated part of the design. Our room was spacious with a great bath room, and with around 5 meters to the ceiling.

Staff was always very helpful and service minded, couldn't ask for anything more. Breakfast was a superb a la carte menu - very high quality, everything seemed to be home made.

The location is very central, and Placa Reial is a main place to meet up with friends before going out for dinner etc., so it can be quite noisy in the weekends. We already knew and saw it as a plus, but if you need complete silence at 10PM, I would at least try to get a room on the top floor.

We didn't find the time to try the spa, and weather wasn't suited for exploring the pool on the roof terrace, but we will definitely return to do so.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The service in this hotel is fantastic, no doubt thanks to the very professional and competent staff, who are always willing to help and speak good English. Nothing seems a problem to them.

Hotel itself: perfect location on La Rambla, very nice and comfortable rooms, especially super-comfy beds (rare in Spain!) and bathrooms. 5* amenities. Nice touches: free non-alcoholic drinks in the fridge, fruits and deserts, welcome drink.

So why not 5*? Well, my room was quite small, rarely borderline for a business trip, especially the bed/desk area. Almost like a monk's cell... And the window was into a tiny back court, full of beer cases. So closed drapes and no light the whole day. Bottom line: at 200+ euros, this was a drawback.

Still, definitely a gem in Barcelona

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I just spend 4 days in Do with my wife, celebrating my 70th birthday. The hotel is most probably the best hotel I have stayed in ever. And I have stayed in quite a few around the world. The location is perfect, the rooms are comfortable, the king size bathroom a pleasure, the building old and somehow gives a pleasant and warm feeling. You simply do not get this feeling in new, modern hotels. The service is outstanding, but the "kicker" is that the staff is family-friendly and not servant-friendly. Highly recommended.

  • 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Just got back from 4 days in Barcelona. Had an amazing stay at the Hotel Do. From the arrival right through to departure, the service was excellent. The small attention to the details created a real Wow factor; from the welcome drink on arrival, the Molton brown toiletries to the helpful recommendations with sites and restaurant bookings - we will definitely be back. Not to mention the location - very convenient.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 November 28, 2013

Wonderful hotel in the best location. Rooms are very nice and you sleep like an emperor. The breakfast is amazing, served al carte at your preference. Be sure to enjoy an aperitif in the bar. Will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel DO

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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#17 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#121 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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