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Mercer Hotel Barcelona
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dels Lledo 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)   |  
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Paris, France
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Absolutely perfect. Really a winner. Elegant. Great location. Great staff. Innovative comfortable. Spotless.
As a hotel owner I know this business : they nailed it. Bravo ! Couldn't recommend more highly.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Francesc H, Gerente at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Mr. James B,

We want to express our heartfelt thanks you for your feedback.

We have no words.

MANY THANKS!!!

Best Regards

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This sleek, new and modern hotel is carved out of the remains of a centuries old structure. Glass fronted, loft style ceiling height, open bathroom and shower, light switches that are sensor controlled, Loewe toiletries, a huge bed and very very luxurious bed linen. Add to this the friendly Spanish staff and there is little more one could ask for bang in the heart of this eclectic city.

The hotel is situated on a very narrow street, barely wide enough for 1 car. It is surrounded by shops, restaurants, museums, and a short walk from the harbour and it is easy to find something to suit the tourist, the adventurer, or the local haunts seeker.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Francesc H, Gerente at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Ms. Kalaghe,

Is a pleasure confirm that our guests leave our hotel pleased for the service received.

Thank you very much for your comments,

Best Regards

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We just returned from staying 3 nights at this small luxury hotel. It was a pleasure from the moment we wallked in the door until we left. The hotel is built into the old walls of the Gothic quarter and the architect combined new and old in a stunning way. Ths overall ambience is extraordinary and we loved the feel of the hotel. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was quite spacious, a shame we could not use the balcony due to the weather. The staff could not have been more accomodating from the the tour they gave us when we arrived to a cup of coffee while we were checking out quite early in the morning. I loved the old streets around the hotel, and in truth it is easy to walk to almost anywhere from this location. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Bravo to the team there who are working hard to make this a very special place!

Room Tip: a junior suite with a balcony is a nice choice, particularly in good weather.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Mr. LJW47

I am delighted to read your review of our hotel and our team, we strive every day to be better and read your feedback helps us to know that we are on the right direction.

Thank you very much for your comments,

Best regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have just completed a 4 day stay in Barcelona and were so pleased we chose this fabulous new hotel after hours of research. From the moment we arrived until we left, our experience at the Mercer was first class. We stayed in a Junior Suite and were thrilled to have our own gorgeous outdoor deck/garden area. Everything in the room was lovely (king size bed, bathroom and decor). The staff were so friendly, informative and professional, much more than staying at any of the larger chains. After exploring other areas of Barcelona, we were so glad we choose the Gothic Quater for great shopping (boutiques and one off shops) as well as the great dining options/tapas bars all within walking distance. We were very happy with the dining at the Mercer, including the breakfast and bar.
Thank you to all the wonderful staff at the Mercer for making the end of our European trip most memorable. We will certainly return and recommend this hotel to all of our Australian friends and family.

Room Tip: Room 108, Junior Suite has a large outdoor deck with seats and greenery- and also very private at th...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Francesc H, Gerente at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
The Mercer Hotel Barcelona team and myself, we thank him for all your comments.

Comments like yours are the ones that help us to continue improving every day.

Thank you very much

Best Regards

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

A great 5 star experience in the middle of the Gothic quarter in the old town of Barcelona. The original Roman walls of the ancient city are actually part of the building and are visible inside. We did not eat dinner at the restaurant as there are numerous excellent places nearby that we wanted to try instead. Breakfast was of a very high standard. If you go, do not miss the rooftop terrace and the excellent tapas bar that is also part of the hotel.

The room (junior suite) was spacious enough, had a modern, minimalist interior of a very high standard. It is difficult to mention anything we did not like in fact - perhaps the lights and lamps in the room could be better arranged, but this is purely subjective. Also, this is a typical place for couples or families with older children, if you have small kids, I would look elsewhere.

At last but not at least : the staff was extremely helpful and genuinely very nice (barmen, waitresses, receptionists, everyone).

Thanks for a great weekend and keep up the good work!

Room Tip: Rooms with a view to the inner courtyard should all be great.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Francesc H, Gerente at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear travel80000,

Thank you so much for sharing with us your memorable experience in our hotel.

It has been our pleasure to make your stay memorable.

Best regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My Wife and I stayed for three nights as part of our joint 40th Birthday celebrations.
I have traveled extensively for business including all the Hawaiian Islands and in many 5 Stars including Four Seasons.

Without Doubt this is the best hotel experience I have every had out of Hundreds of stays.

The location is perfect for exploring Gothic quarter and has a lovely Tapas bar the Bootleg next door where locals eat, always a good sign.

The architecture with Fresco's being restored as we stayed is awe inspiring mix of old and ultra modern.There is a awesome roof terrace with pool and the hotel with only 28 rooms feels intimate.

The staff are the friendliest I have encountered anywhere always willing to help and genuinely friendly day and night.

The food was wonderful amazing breakfasts in a unique courtyard and a great Tapas Bar as well as lovely dinners are available .

Highly recommend to couple looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay in Barcelona, we will be back !

Room Tip: Ask for the Tower rooms 107 207 307 as these date to 1st century Roman Tower hotel is built on...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Francesc H, Gerente at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Mr. Cyril,

It is a true pleasure to receive your comments which will be shared with all my staff.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you back within the near future.

Kings regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed thee nights at this hotel and loved it! Beautiful old building very tastefully restored with original roman stone walls blended with modern architecture. Rooms were beautiful as was the rooftop terrace and small pool. The breakfast was 10/10 and the dinner and choice if wines were excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive and just aimed to please with any request. The hotels location is fantastic - right in the middle of the gothic quarter near lots of little tapas bars and quaint shops.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Francesc H, Gerente at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Mr. CbrDublin_Ireland,

We are truly honored with your comments and we thank you for sharing them.

Hope to welcome you back very soon!

Kind regards,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
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Address: Dels Lledo 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Barri Gòtic
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#2 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#2 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mercer Hotel Barcelona 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This architectural marvel is located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter on mythic Calle Lledò, just a short distance from the Plaza de Sant Jaume. It not only represents the splendour of the old Julia Augusta Flaventina Paterna Colony, in what was then the Roman city of Barcino, but is also an archaeological gem that combines past and present, the monumental and the latest design. Now travellers can enjoy the greatest hotel comforts in the heart of old Barcelona, with exclusive views of the dome of the church of Santa María del Mar, the basilica of San Just i Pastor, and the cathedral. ... more   less 
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