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“Wonderful with a capital W”
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W Barcelona
Ranked #91 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Wonderful with a capital W”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is my first review on TA and this was my first experience staying at a W property after many friends and relatives recommended. Was very impressed to say the least. Although just a 2 night visit, this hotel benefits from a fantastic location with incredible views of the sea and coast line. I stayed on the 10th floor which was plenty high enough for the bueno vista!
Cocktail ingredients in the room was a nice touch (obviously at a cost) and the room layout was great with everything directed towards the floor to ceiling window and a good size also for cat swinging.
The staff really make this place special - they are all young and trendy with various stories of their backgrounds from around the world. In a single day I met staff from 7 different nationalities, all very friendly and extremely helpful. Food was superb and cocktails in the Eclipse bar were second to none. Speak to Carlos at Eclipse who is their resident award winning cocktail barman!
Highly recommend - will not disappoint.

Room Tip: High floor better for the view, beach facing probably best.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've been to W Bcn on december and it was just perfect: "Whatever Whenever", it's really what do you feel in that hotel. the service is perfect, the view amazing and the room is spacious and very comfortable. Eclipse Bar is the place to be in Barcelona. We didn't had the chance to access to the pool because it wasn't the good season but we'll do it again. We really enjoyed this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I've been to Barcelona a few times and have always dreamed about staying at the W. The location at the end of the beach is perfect, and the rooms all have fantastic views of this beautiful city.

We were in Spain for a wedding and decided to spend one night in Barcelona - lucky I was able to find a good deal for the W online, which was matched by the hotel itself through the SPG Price Guarantee service (definitely worth doing this and booking directly through Starwood - you'll also be able to collect SPG points).

Check-in was fast and friendly (thanks to our check-in assistant Junior) and we were provided with a room on the 14th floor with sea-views. The room itself was incredibly modern, with a sleek design and beautiful large windows. The bed was extremely comfortable and the toiletries were of a high quality.

We were able to utilise the gym facility which was very well appointed and spacious, and also had an early evening cocktail at the top-floor bar.

The next day we decided to have breakfast at the hotel. As per the usual Starwood experience, there was a plentiful selection to choose from, including fresh juices, meats, cheeses, pastries, eggs, etc. Staff were attentive and friendly at all times.

There's a great vibe at the W and it really does feel like a fun, glam place to stay. I absolutely love Barcelona and would have no hesitation in choosing this hotel again in the future - it would be fantastic to return in summer to make use of the outdoor pool and associated facilities.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WBarcelona, Hotel Manager at W Barcelona, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Slug00,

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is very nice to see that you spent a great stay with us although it was only for one night. I am sure Junior will be very happy when will read your review!

We do hope to welcoming you very soon again to W Barcelona, the Wet Deck facilities and beach facilities are already open!
Best regards,
Hotel Manager
W Barcelona
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The W Barcelona was one of the few hotels that I can say was close to the quality of a Four Seasons. We are are big FS fans, but were not disappointed by the W. The room was clean and spacious with the most amazing panoramic view of the Med. Food and drink throughout the hotel was excellent, from the quesadillas and sangria poolside to the snacks and absinthe drinks at the club at the top of the hotel. The staff was very accommodating to my wife's gluten allergy. My only critique is that the hotel is close to the beach but a long walk from Las Ramblas and the train station. Still, I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room-magnificent!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

This hotel is one of the best in Barcelona. Spacious rooms, with great views, we stayed at 20th floor. Restaurants, bar is fine and entrance is spacious. Hotel employees were also very friendly and helpfull.

Room Tip: Any room from the 15th floor up
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. This is largely due to it's historical and cultural importance as a city, it's great food, and it's vibrant atmosphere. While Starwood has created an impressive, sophisticated, and modern hotel/building I can't help feeling that it has missed all of those charming qualities I love about the city. The rooms are spacious and beautiful- the bathrooms are particularly well done. The lobby bar is hopping in the evenings and the service is top notch. Eclipse is raging most nights and affords incredible views of the sea and Barcelona twinkling beneath it. And that is maybe the problem, one feels distant and away from what makes this city spectacular.

Room Tip: Ocean views are breathtaking.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

i think this is one of the best hotels in the whole world, maybe number one, the room was amazing with special lights effects,the view of the city and the beach were awesome, and the staff very helpfull everybody smiling, also the location on the beach and close to the city center about 10 min walking, its very nice and i wish to have the time to visit the hotel again.

Room Tip: try to take the rooms between 10 floor and 20 floor in front of the sea (fabulous room) grade
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
#11 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#69 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#70 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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