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“It would be a miss not to even take a picture of it.”
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W Barcelona
Ranked #126 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

We stayed in a WOW Room Category in the 19th floor.

Not many words left for an experience like this. This hotel is a piece of art lying at the beach of Barceloneta. Perfect rooms. Exquisite Views. Do not miss to visit Bliss Spa!

The only drawback would be that it is not close to any of the sights except for the Barceloneta. During summer time, you are right next to the most cool place for strolls and romantic beach views. The rest are far from the Hotel but if you are keen on using means of transport...you may do so!

Nice time.
p.a.

Room Tip: Aks for a room located to the 10th and up floors.
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  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

Just stayed here one night pre-cruise, so this is not a comprehensive review. However, we think that the location is exceptional, right on the beach but with easy access to the city. Google Maps and, even the hotel's web site, don't do justice to its fabulous location. We had a room initially in the lower 'extension', but because of the music from a private pool party on the Sunday evening, the hotel upgraded us without any hesitation to another room - a 'Wonderful' Room - in the main building and on the opposite side to the pool. Both rooms seemed the same to me - 'upgrade' seems to be a euphemism for 'swap'! That was our only issue, and that was dealt with very professionally. Lunch in the downstairs restaurant was exceptional, high quality ingredients prepared by a Spanish chef with flair - heading for the Michelin star! Breakfast was slightly disappointing for the price - nothing hot, unless ordered and at an extra charge per item. Overall, the minor points were greatly outweighed by the fabulous location.

Room Tip: High/Low - Beach/Port - it's your decision
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Fantastic view over Barcelona, rooms are great, service not really at the level of the hotel

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank Mancio74
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wquality, Director of Quality at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2011

Dear Mancio74,

Thank you for posting a review. I am sorry the service was not to your expectations, if you would like to share the details of the service received, do no hesitate to contact me at yamil.errasti@whotels.com.

Our customers feedback is really our only way to improve, thank you for sharing your experience.

Director of Quality

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Reviewed June 25, 2011

went there with a good friend of mine for 4 nights weekend in barcelona.

very good hotel. GO THERE!!

staff very very helpfull and friendly.
very chic hotel. very young (most of the staff is young).
lovely and clean rooms.
made good clubbing recommendations (go to Opium Mar..very nice place)

2 faults:
1. the bathroom has glass doors and walls....so you hear and see alot...so you can only go with a good friend...or spouse.
2.they didnt call our room for a wakeup call we asked....ON THE MORNING OF THE FLIGHT!...luckely we had our own alarm clock...this could have been a serious problem.

besides that, everything was perfect (also the eclipse bar was very nice...if you want a calm clubbing night - to rest the night after the opium mar:)).

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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wquality, Director of Quality at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2011

Dear elavie

Please accept my apologies for not delivering your wake-up call, be sure your review has been shared with our Whatever/Whenever team and that I will investigate further.

I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay, thank you for sharing your experience with us and the travel community.

Warm wishes,

Director of Quality

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Reviewed June 25, 2011

Don't wait until you are celebrating 50 years, so now!! The hotel, staff, location , food and weather - all Perfect!! We couldn't have chosen a better place to visit - a wonderful city to explore and all with a great beach to enjoy. Five Stars are not enough for our experience!!

Room Tip: Make sure your room faces the beach!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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wquality, Director of Quality at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2011

Dear tobycosta,

Happy 50 anniversary! Thank you for choosing W Barcelona for such an important moment for you, I hope we welcome you back for the 51st anniversary!

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Reviewed June 25, 2011

After reading mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, we didn't know what to expect. We arrived with our 4 1/2 year old and was really impressed. Gorgeous hotel, positioned right on the beach, with a beautiful pool and beach chairs for use on the beach. Our view from our room was spectacular (definitely try to get rooms toward the higher levels- 5 and above). The service was excellent and the breakfast and food by the pool were very good. Prices are on the pricey side but you are at the W and with the hotel, views, pool, and beach to us it was worth it!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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wquality, Director of Quality at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2011

Dear Mperls,

Thank you very much for the great review! We have been working really hard to offer the highest level of W service so it´s great to see we are in the right track!

Thank you for staying with us,

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Reviewed June 24, 2011

Stayed at the W with my family at the end of our cruise for two days to unwind before heading back. The check in process/ desks were crowded lacked coordination. Checked in early and left the bags with the bellman to return at 3 for the normal check in time. Rooms were not ready and they had no idea when they would be ready. I complained it was no way to treat a Gold member customer, still the staff was clueless. Finally got to my room but there was mold in the shower stall and the bathroom mirror has started to peel at the bottom. The view from the room was nice, but you can't live in a view. The wait staff at the pool was
friendly, but the prices for food and drink were high even for a W. great and prompt room service and the waiters were fine at the Wave restaurant but the food was just so so.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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wquality, Director of Quality at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2011

Dear MikeRSF,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. This is truly valuable especially coming from one of our SPG Gold members.

Please accept my humble apologies for the condition of your room and for not meeting your expectations with the quality of our food. I have already shared your review with our Director of Style and Executive Chef.

I do hope you enjoyed your stay and that we have the chance to recover your trust if a future trip brings you back to our city.

Warm wishes,

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Additional Information about W Barcelona

Address: Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barceloneta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#9 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#95 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $285 - $841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — W Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 473
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DIVE INTO THE CURRENT Step inside. See for yourself. Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular stay. Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk. Check into one of our 473 fabulous guest rooms & suites boasting panoramic views over the Mediterranean and city of Barcelona. Mix it up and dine in style at Michelin-star rated chef Carlos Abellan's BRAVO24. Get glamorous on our 26th floor hotspot, at ECLIPSE rooftop bar, or make your way down to our signature Living Room to find WAVE & the W LOUNGE for a cocktail (or two). Take a dip at our WET pool surrounded by sun terraces, cabanas and enjoy the only beachfront access at any hotel in the city. ... more   less 
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