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“Not quite the 5* that the hotel claims” 4 of 5 stars
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Hesperia Tower
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gran Via, 144 | Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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“Not quite the 5* that the hotel claims”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

On the face of it, the Hesperia Tower is a modern 5* hotel with contemporary decor. Located near to the Fira de Barcelona, it is an excellent location if attending a conference or exhibition. Overall, the stay was very good. The beds were very comfortable and the quality of housekeeping extremely high, especially bearing in mind the large amount of unfriendly surfaces that the housekeepers were expected to maintain. It was also nice that the bathroom and wardrobe areas were in a separate lobby area with the bedroom past another door meaning the rooms were very quiet and not interrupted by noise from guests in the corridor. The iPod dock was also a nice addition. However, there were a few disappointing aspects that prevented a full 5* rating:

1. The rooms have way too any mirrors which made the room difficult to navigate and several times I hit a mirror expecting there to be a space. This was particularly so around the wardrobe area. I would consider this dangerous, especially if you are travelling with young children.
2. There were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room so you couldn't make an early morning hot refreshment to get you going.
3. The TV channels were almost completely Spanish which limited viewing for international guests. A 5* hotel should have a much wider range of international channels apart from the usual rolling news channels.
4. The idiotic lifts. In an attempt to maximise efficiency, you indicate the floor you want outside the lift and then the most appropriate lift arrives, but it means if you change you mind you have to call another lift rather than get in the one that you previously called and select a new floor. Plenty of guests were complaining how long it took for a lift to arrive, especially because the only stairs are external emergency stairs.

We only ate breakfast in the hotel, which was the usual international buffet, but it was tasty, very well presented and the staff always pleasant and efficient.

It's a nice hotel and has a lot to be positive about, but the few downsides prevented it getting a 5* rating.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Been to Hesperia tower a few times during my business travels to Barcelona. Stanrard business type hotel with nice rooms, one thing that requires mentioning is (possibly) the best breakfast offer I ever seen.
Location: good, taxi stop just 15 metres outside, 10-15mins drive from the airport, not so close to city centre
Staff: welcoming, quick during check out
Rooms: in good shape, clean, very quiet, slept very well
Restaurant & bar : did not go to one on top of hotel, used a standard one (cannot remember floo number) and was happy with what I got
Gym & pool: did not use
Other: have to get used to strange elevator operating system

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

One of he better hotels in Barcelona should you look for a location for a large meeting or conference. However close to a metroline, i would prefer to stay closer to the city center for a leisure visit. The rooms are perfect, clean. Food is excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great, unusual design, excellent service and excellent food.

I was there for a business meeting and didn't get to enjoy the spa but the guest rooms, meeting rooms, lobby/bar area and restaurants on the roof and 4th floor were all excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

What a beautiful hotel in the southern part of Barcelona.
Interior of hotel is very stylish, lobby is impressive & room incl. bathroom are equally impressive, nice materials have been used. A thing that I Iliked a lot was when entering the room for the first time you'll be surprised to enter it by the bathroom first before reaching the room itself. Bathroom is top of the bill, black marble is being used combined with four walls of only mirrors!!
Unless size of hotel, it's no problem to use one of the four elevators that are available in the hotel,covering some 30 floors. Due to an intelligent system which is choosing which elevator will bring you in the quickest way to your floor, you never have to wait too long to get to your floor.
Breakfast is of great quality , only fresh food is being served.
Although hotel is not in centre of Barcelona, metrostation is only a 5 minute walk away, metro brings you straight to Placa de Catalunya in the heart of Barcelona in 20 minutes. Airport is just a15 minute drive away (appr. 20 euro) from hotel
Unfortunately no coffee making facilities in room.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

had a top Journey, excellent room, clean and Big. top Service. 15 Minutes by Metro from the Hotel to Barcelona Center. 20 Minutes to Camp Nou, 25 to Espanyol Stadium. The Hotel has 4 Restaurants, Highlight is the Evo Reataurant On the 29th floor.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 12, 2014

We combined business and pleasure. I arrived for three days for an international seminar and extended it for pleasure. The welcome was very friendly but still professional. The room was clean and had the comfort we expected, we slept very well. The location was optimal: 15' from airport (by taxi), 20' walk to the seminar and 20' by metro (line 1) to plaza Catalunya. Breakfast was fantastic: fresh and a wide choice. Free wifi was also appreciated.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Gran Via, 144 | Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#26 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#43 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#72 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#82 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#142 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hesperia Tower 5*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inaugurated in 2006, the Hesperia Tower hotel has 280 luxurious and attractively furnished air conditioned rooms with fully equipped bathrooms to offer its guests. With rooms ranging from well-organized standard spaces through to the elegant presidential suite, guests are sure to find the exact accommodation they require. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Hesperia Tower Barcelona, Catalonia
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