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Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Ranked #18 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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86 reviews
76 hotel reviews
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“Location,location,location”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

We stayed one night at this hotel.the room was booked through American Express Platinum.
The location:fabulous.It is located on the street with all the best shopping.
Service:this is the weakest of the hotel's assets. The check-in was ok,but there was not an upgrade available. The bell service was extremely slow. The service in the restaurant was extremely lax.
The room: immaculate and stark contemporary. It took me awhile to figure out how to open the shades and work the shower,but it was pretty nice once I discovered how everything worked and where to find things in the room.
The price:probably very expensive for Barcelona,but I would stay here again because it is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location.

  • Stayed September 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2011

The hotel is wonderfully situated on Barcelona's leading street for shopping and close to city center and most sites. It opened two years ago and is in a converted bank building that has been completely remodeled by one of the country's leading designers. Every inch is beautifully and sleekly designed; however, even the deluxe terrace room is a bit small. We chose the hotel because we heard it had the best concierge desk in the city. We are not good about planning vacations, so we make heavy use of concierge services. With the guidance of the concierge team we had six perfect days and nights on our first trip to BCN. Because we booked through AmEx Platinum, breakfast at Blac each morning was included. It was a great was to start the day (but I might have felt otherwise if I'd been paying an additional 38 euros per person). The complimentary afternoon tea was also nice (but would have disappointed at the usual price). As mentioned in other reviews, there still seems to be an attempt to charge business travelers for wi-fi, but not casual tourist users. There are some other quirky policies like this (eg, a 4 euro supplement for a skewer with 4 strawberries at tea), which make you wonder about hotel management. The rooms seemed quite fully priced for the market, so one wonders about other nibbling. Beware of the charge for cocktails on the roof (Two vodka and grapefruit juice clocked in at 50 euros, setting a new personal high for per drink charges). The fitness center is included without a supplemental charge and the steam room are quite nice, even though the gym is small and barely has what you need for a workout. Even though it is not a perfect hotel, it stll manages to produce a near perfect experience of Barcelona. We will return.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2011

This hotel is amazing! The rooms are so beautiful and modern, the staff is so friendly, and the design of the hotel is to die for. Not recommendable for children though. This is more of a business or high end travel hotel. I really loved it!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Virginia, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Two adults and one child stayed in a lovely room set up with a Queen sized bed and a small single for the tot. A large decorated cookie was waiting for the little one when we arrived in the room.

Yes, the rooms are not huge but they are immaculate and include lovely amenities such as luxurious bath and spa products, slippers, robes, I-pod charger, shoe bags and turn down service in the evening. The concierge was extremely helpful in assisting us with dinner reservations in a good restaurant overlooking the water. The rooftop pool has an amazing view of the city at night.

Very centrally located and near upscale shops and Los Ramblas, you can walk to many restaurants and shops within twenty minutes.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

In a word, amazing. The Mandarin Oriental is a stunning hotel, beautifully decorated. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Its location is what I would describe as the Fifth avenue of Barcelona, Tiffanys and Manolo Blahnik either side of the hotel and all the usual designer stores a stones throw away.
I believe you get what you pay for and the Mandarin Oriental is no exception.
We had welcome drinks and tapas in the Bankers Bar one night which were tasty and, like everything about this hotel, beautifully presented.
We had room service one of the nights of our stay and although the late night room service menu is limited enough (it was after 12 when we ordered) the food was excellent.
We didn't get to the spa which is disappointing but there was too much to do outside the hotel. We did go up to the roof top terrace which has stunning views of the city, what a great place to watch the sun go down and enjoy a glass of cava.
The location of the hotel is excellent. The tour buses stop right outside and across the road from the hotel. The Casa Batllo is to the right a short walk up the road and Las Ramblas approximately a 10 minute walk. It really is a great location.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel in a heartbeat

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, California
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed at the Madarin Oriental in Barcelona to be in the "pulse" of the city, and because we heard it was a great hotel. The reputation of the Oriental has always been a plus for us. This property has been open for approx. 2 years, its a converted bank building. I looked at three different rooms before deciding on the final room, believe me I am not fussy. The first room felt like it was underground, on the first floor, 2nd room had no tub, just shower, and the third room was smaller than the other two. The service is slow, the rooms are very contemporary, but not functional. No shower door in bathroom, lousy lighting in the rooms, and just not what we expected from this property. Went to the Arts and asked them to show us a room of our comparable rate. What a beautiful property. I would stay there next time for sure, and take cabs to the city center. We had lunch at the Arts on the patio overlooking the water, and wonderful food and service. We were also showed the Presidential Suite....Wow....

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank skinanny
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Scarsdale
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Yes, the rooms are on the small side, but they are modern and beautiful, and the hotel is very well situated (lovely part of town) and elegant. Breakfast was included with our room, and it was bountiful. We were very pleased with our stay and would recommend this hotel without hesitation.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Address: Passeig de Gracia, 38-40 | Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#20 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is an elegant, contemporary hotel in the heart of the avant-garde city's celebrated Passeig de Gracia. Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, this 120-room hotel, offers exceptional services and facilities including an award-winning spa, innovative dining at BistrEau by Angel Leon and two Michelin-starred dining by Carme Ruscalleda, within an exquisite interior created by world renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. ... more   less 
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