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“Absolutely Incredible!”
Review of W Barcelona

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W Barcelona
Ranked #115 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Daniela V. and the rest of the staff at the W Barcelona were absolutely amazing. I have never received such incredible service and encountered such a nice hotel staff. Daniela is the kindest and most helpful hotel staff member I have ever encountered, at any hotel, ever. She made us feel like we were at home. Thanks Daniela! The hotel itself was absolutely immaculate. Views of the beach were absolutely breathtaking. Although we fell in love with the city of Barcelona, our room was so comfortable, we had a hard time leaving. By far, the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in. The shower was on a whole other level. It was having your own private spa in a hotel room. We cannot wait to visit the W Barcelona again!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The views from the room as are fantastic, either seaviews of city views or a combination.
Service is excellent and the restaurants on offer have a wide range of fresh food, meat and fish alike.
It is in a remote part of the harbour and not the most accessible hotel in town, so do plan for a significant taxi budget.
The rooms are very modern which may not be to everyone's taste, but they are hyper-clean and quite.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here for a spring weekend, it was the most perfect hotel experience ever! The beds are beyond gorgeous ( I still close my eyes and recall memory of lying in those heavenly beds - a feeling of sublime calm whenever I need a moment of peace and sanctuary!!!!). The room was stylish and had the most amazing views acroos the harbour and portside.
The staff were all very friendly. We were travelling with a child, he slipped up on the pool and had a tiny cut, loads of tears etc....three waiters came running, scooped him up, made a lovely fuss of him, cossetted him in blankets, gave him icecream and generally spoilt him rotten. Our son now thinks of Barcelona as the place where adults are really kind to children (!!!!) The toiletries are gorgeous. It was a good location for getting into the tourist spots, and a quiet zone after a busy day sightseeing. There are not lots of eateries within walking distance, so it is best to eat before you return in the evening, unless you are a moderate walker.
Perfect for romantic couples! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here for the weekend at the end of November 2012. The Hotel itself is out of town, but is great. The room was great. Dinner in Bravo was excellent although expensive. The Bar/club on the top does not really get going till around midnight, but before hand drinks and the view are good.

Staff were generally friendly, however at breakfast when busy, they need to learn how to deal with people a little better, as the comments come across rather rude.

Would recommend this hotel, more a couple rather than a family one.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great views, great service, great design, great beds, great shower, and great vacation staying at this hotel. Be aware however that it is located a bit far from the main Barcelona attractions, necessitating cab rides. Cabs however are reasonable so it was not a problem at all.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank EJMS10
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We arrived at W Barcelona with high expectations. The staff at the reception was friendly and welcoming however not knowledgleable at all about the rate we booked- the new years party at the nightclub eclipse was included in our rate, which was negated by the clerk ( later clarified without apologize). The room layout is not suitable for more than one person- the bathroom is literally in the middle of the room, toilet and shower doors are almost transparant. Maybe this matches an exhibitionist's expectations but not two friends' who are willing to pay 300 euros for a shared room per night... Breakfast buffet was good, however service very poor. At check out the staff showed its typical 'w' face: no 'thank you' no questioning if we liked our stay- no wonder, my credit card had already been charged upon check in. Nice to see but never again. Rather consider Olha, Omm, Me or Mandarin Oriental...!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Just back from a couple of nights to celebrate new year.

Hotel very slick, dark lighting, light installations and a nice level of service.

Breakfast was a little Manic, mainly because everyone turned up 20 mins before end of service, but staff helpful and food simple but good.

Room nice, floor to ceiling windows and a nice view, everything you need for a few days away.

Hotel a little way from the main center, however taxi rank outside meant this was not a problem.

Music in bar and nightclub good for New Years - interesting to know what it's like in the summer.

Ate in Bravo 24 - lovely food.

Will stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Queenie38
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WBarcelona, Hotel Manager at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Dear Queenie38,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write abour your recent stay at W Barcelona during New Year´s Eve. All our best wishes for this new year 2013. We are pleased to know that you had a great experience with us and you enjoyed your visit.

When you come back to Barcelona, I would be glad to personally take care of your reservation. Hopefully in summer. You will see how lively the hotel is is summer with the beach in front of the hotel with its sunbeds, the beach club and the Wet Deck. You can get in touch with me via e-mail through our Executive Office at elisabeth.vilardell@whotels.com

I am looking forward to your next visit and it will be my pleasure to be in contact with you personally.
Yours sincerely,
Hotel Manager
W Barcelona

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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
#16 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#70 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#86 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $216 - $1,049 (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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