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Hotel Gran Derby
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loreto 28, 08029 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #122 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Paris, France
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Choose your room carefully”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I'm rating Very Good because Average would be quite unfair. The room was indeed very nice, clean, stylish, clean and comfortable, with a great bathroom, except that on the first floor with a small window overlooking a dark inner courtyard, I felt like being in a cave rather that a sunny day in Barcelona. As the colors and materials are dark (slate, dark wood, dark fabrics), the room, though spacious, ended up quite depressing. Breakfast room is also in the basement, with no window, but breakfast was good, well presented with a lot of choice. The staff was helpful and offered to change my room for the last night. Other concerns is the heating system ( not possible to adjust room temperature in the room and it was over heated) and the very bad free internet access: it looks like it's intentionally bad so you get the paying premium service.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with daylight: higher floor, outside view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
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Cher client,

Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires.


Sans aucun doute, notre facteur de différenciation est notre personnel qui se concentre sur le client.

En espérant vous accueillir de nouveau très prochainement sur votre visite à Barcelone.

Cordialment

Carlos Ariza
Front Desk Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A block and a half off the Avinguda Diagonal on a quiet side street, this little gem has included parking across the street next to its sister Derby hotel. We were greeted (in fine English) and quickly checked into our rooms. Did I say rooms? Each junior suite was on two floors - a large living/sitting room below and bedroom(s) and bath upstairs. Very comfortable beds with actual pillows. Modern, sparkling clean sinks, tub, showers with abundant hot water. The breakfast included all the usual cold buffet stuff, plus omelets, sausage and bacon to order.
We will return here without hesitation next time in Barcelona.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your kind words about our hotel and our staff. It is very rewarding to know that you had a great experience with us. We hope we can host you back soon in Gran Derby, your place in Barcelona.

Best regards.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just came back after 6 nights in room 441. Room was fine, although the WiFi was very unreliable. But I can see it is being commented below. Staff was very helpful and polite, and gave us great restaurant recommendations. The swimming pool picture is not telling the truth, it is taken from a very positive angle! And after 2PM is was in the shade. Also the picture does not reveal that the pool is small and less than 1 m deep. So I would not go there for the pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciated the time you spent posting you opinion in TripAdvisor; your words help us to improve what we can do better and reinforce what we are doing well. We would also like to thank you your nice words about our staff, we will convey them your opinion.

We are aware that at this time of the year, mid fall, the swimming pool is in the shade after 14:30 but on spring and summer, like it is natural, it has more direct sun hours and becomes one of our best facilities.

We hope we can welcome you back soon.

Best regards.
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We chose this hotel for its location near to but not in the centre of the city. It is close to the Diagonal and fabulous shopping. It also stood out as a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Group. It is apartment-like and our room on the fifth floor looked out onto the windows of many apartments and down to the hotel swimming pool, a little like the Hitchcock movie Rear Window. Interesting decor of wood panel laminate which runs onto the floors too. Black and brown theme through brown marble bathroom and black leather couch. Quiet Aircon was a bonus. Super friendly staff but esp liked the Epsom bar across the street where you can charge drinks to you room and the lovely manager Tania who mixes great cocktails. She'll even recommend a wonderful restaurant for authentic local food at very reasonable prices.

Room Tip: We had plenty of space and quiet in room 543
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear guest, thank you very much for your kind words.

We really appreciate your commentaries of our room details
and our facilities.
And we will work hard to improve daily to make guests feel like home.
Yours sincerely.
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Porsgrunn, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Representing really good value for money, great hotel in a quiet location about 10 mins taxi ride from La Ramblas. This is good is you prefer to be able to escape the frenzy of the town for a little while. The rooms are clean, the staff are friendly and there is a small roof terrace with pool if you want it. There are a couple of good local bars right beside the hotel. So really, enjoy the city but then come back and chill out quietly with good tapas and a drink at the end of the day.

Room Tip: There is a bus option - out of the hotel and 50 yards to the right - on the main road which is cheap...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear guest,

We are really glad to read that you had such a pleasant stay with us. We would also like to thank you for your time and dedication to write your review; to know our guest's opinions give us a great tool to improve our services.

We are looking forward to host you back soon.

Best regards.
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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Overall hotel is good value for money BUT it is not impressive like other SLH I stayed before.
I was expecting at least down duvet and pillow for SLH chain
Breakfast choice is quite limited and food is just edible but nothing great.

Room is however, very spacious with leather comfy sofa (sofa is more comfortable than the bed itself)

staffs are very helpful, although no kettle in the room and I have habit of drinking warm water. They did give me a jar of hot water (with pot that normally used for tea - so the water is not crystal clear). House keeping forgot to refill the soap, but as soon as I mentioned to receptionist, they take care of it in two minutes!

There is tapas next door - which mainly visited by local and tastes good. Location wise, 5 minutes walk to Ave Diagonal where you can catch red & blue turistic bus. Taxi always available in front of hotel. Pharmacy 3 minutes walk.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear guest,

We want to thank you for your detailed review; our guests’ opinions give us a great opportunity to learn about our customer’s needs and concerns and also to reinforce what we’re doing well.

We would also like to thank you for your kind words about our staff, our service and also for your good overall evaluation of our hotel. We will keep on doing our best effort to improve our service and facilities.

We are looking forward to welcome you back soon.

Best regards.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay in Gran Derby Suites. Nice hotel very helpful staff specially at reception/concierge. Negative part is we were on ground floor and we're talking in room at night time and receptionist called and asked to keep low or he'll call police cause there's no other option. We were shocked because that's not a way to threatened guests or tourists. Rest everything good.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Gran Derby, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

First at all thank you very much for the time you spend written your comments about our hotel.


In case you will come back to Barcelona, please do not heasite to contact with me.

Best regards

Carlos Ariza
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Address: Loreto 28, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#60 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#84 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#98 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#112 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Gran Derby 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four-star (luxe) hotel located next to Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal, one of Barcelona's commercial and business districts, and just a 20-minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia and the city centre.Located in a building with an English-style façade is a cosy boutique hotel with 43 guest rooms on an almost completely pedestrian street.Because of the peace and tranquillity of its location, its connection with the rest of the city and the internal distribution of its guest rooms, the Hotel Gran Derby is one of the best options for accommodation in Barcelona, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.Services43 guest rooms: Standard rooms, Junior Suite Duplex and DeluxeEpsom Scotch BarEpsom Restaurant for groupsThe Times coffee shopBreakfast buffetRoom serviceWi-Fi in all areasGran Derby function room and the terrace-swimming pool area for eventsGym and saunaOutdoor swimming pool and solariumLaundry and ironing serviceParkingSmall dogs allowed ... more   less 
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