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Hotel Bagues
Ranked #24 of 523 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Kildare, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Hotel Bagues to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic time. Our room was deluxe suite on the fifth floor with views of both La Rambla and the Church (it was a corner room). The room was immaculate and the bed extremely comfortable. As previous contributors have mentioned the sound proof was fantastic and completely blocked out the hustle and bustle of the street. The location of the hotel makes it ideal for sight seeing and its an added bonus to be right beside the Boqueria market!! We ate in the hotel restaurant (El Regulador) and found both the food and service to be excellent. Definitely try the taster menu, everything on it was delicious. The staff were exceptional and I can not praise them highly enough. I would recommend Hotel Bagues to anyone, you will be guaranteed a good time!

Room Tip: Corner room 503 is a deluxe suite with views of both La Rambla and the Church!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank dosho
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time to write about your experience in the Bagues hotel.

I would like to focus in our finest restaurante a place where you will find the best fresh products from la boqueria market, one of the most famous food markets in the world.

Also i would like to thank you for your comments about the staff, so happy to read this kind of feedback.

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Felipe Turell
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County Waterford, Ireland
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Having returned from a 5 night stay at the Hotel Bagues in Barcelona I would absolutely stay there again. The hotel is in an ideal location on La Rambla and is within walking distance of a lot of the sights such as the port, the market and Placa de Catalunya. The hotel is a wonderful size and the decor and layout is ideal.
Given we arrived on a mid morning flight into Barcelona our room was not ready when we arrived ( check in is 2pm - I knew this would be the case and had not expected it to be ready and did not mind) however the check in staff took all our bags and coats and did some paperwork with us so check in would be easier later on. Then we were free to explore and enjoy the area.

When we did check in our bags has been placed in our room and a staff member showed us how the TV, air conditioning worked and explained the hotel facilities etc. We had a room on the 4th floor with views over La Rambla and it was beautiful. The room was a good size (plenty of space to store the suitcases) with wonderful decor, beds were so comfortable and the bathroom was a good size too with a great shower and bath. Rooms are also turned down each night and they leave a little chocolate and a summary of the next days weather forecast for each guest, which is a lovely touch. The rooms are all sound proofed so once you close the windows you hear no noise from outside

There is a lovely terrace on the 7th floor with a small pool with wonderful views of the surrounding area and the church next door. Nice for a relaxing drink or cup of coffee. In the hotter summer months I believe it would be even nicer.
We also used the restaurant in the hotel twice for dinner and it was one of the nicest dinners I have even eaten. The staff were lovely and could not do enough for us, they explained each dish in detail, recommended dishes etc. The food was so tasty, (I had the ox and it was melt in the mouth) and cooked to perfection so the chef deserves great praise. I would urge anyone using the hotel to eat there if possible.

Overall I cannot praise all the hotel staff enough as they are they best I have ever encountered. They could not do enough for you and they recommended some lovely restaurants to try around the area and gave directions to places we wanted to go. I cannot wait to return to the Hotel Bagues and Barcelona.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank QuinEm
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Such a great review about every single detail of the Bagues hotel. That kind of reviews are very important for our potencial guests.

Thank you very much for taking time to write all the review and for the words about the staff.

As i say in another reply the difference with other luxury hotels is that we work as a team with a common goal.

Happy new year!!

Best regards,

Felipe Turell
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Hartford, CT
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Absolutely great place. We arrived in Barcelona after a cruise and then could not leave because of a storm back in the US and ended up staying for 4 days until we could get a flight. We found the hotel online. It is located in a great place on La Rambla next to the market. We could get everywhere by foot. The hotel staff was the best I have ever encountered in any hotel. They could not do enough for us. We asked for early check in arriving in the morning and had a room in 20 minutes. Their recommendations for anything we asked were always spot on and absolutely what we wanted. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Marc P
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your general opinion of the Bagues hotel and of course thank you for what you say about the staff. We work as a team not in a team, something difficult to find.

I would be pleased to have you again with us.

Thank you very much and happy new year!

Felipe Turell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

we stayed at the Hotel,Bagues for 3 nights. After arriving at 9am we were welcomed with coffees and apologies for the room not being available. The service during during our entire stay was awesome - nothing was too much trouble and small things were often offered as complimentary. Eg .when we needed to leave early on the last day were offered complimentary coffees for our wake up

The location is fantastic - in the middle of La Rambla, and close to most things. Rooms and decor were very attractive, and we enjoyed the calming atmosphere of the restaurant which faces into La Rambla. On the downside, the rooms are small and there is no desk for doing any work.

Congratulations to the management and staff - your service approach is fantastic. After 2 months holiday in luxury hotels this is our favourite!

Stayed November 2012
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting such a good review.

The most important feedback about the Bagues hotel is what you say regarding the staff because we have been working so hard to offer an amazing service and now we are getting it.

Thank you and we hope to have you with us soon.

Best regards,

Felipe Turell
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Forney, Texas
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68 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Positives: 1) Great Staff! Truly exceptional as they were very accommodating and always eager to help. 2) Perfect location if you are a tourist with many of Barcelona's best sites within walking distance . . . also a great food market is nearby as well as plenty of restaurants.
3) The bedroom was well appointed and the beds itself was comfortable even though it was obviously two bed put together

Neutral: 1) The noise. While it is on Ramblas, the noise from the street is minimal. However, evidently the hotel is over the subway and periodically one can hear it as well as feel a small shake. I'm sure most would not notice the latter much or even if they did, it would not be that bothersome.

Negative: 1) The rooms are too small for my liking. The staff was kind of enough to offer us two others, but they were only marginally bigger than the one we had and none could comfortable fit the 3 suitcases we had with us. 2) The bathroom was also too small and the design a bit awkward (I kept stepping on the damn door stopper!) and 3) The doorman: Even though I showed the hotel my train reservation--they even arranged for our driver--he evidently told the driver to send us to the wrong station . . . luckily we had enough time to get to the right one . . . but we could have missed our all night train which would have been a major problem.

Overall I would say this was still a very nice hotel and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Moochiebpaul
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback because it helps a lot to improve the experience of our guests.

Talking about the size i can not say to much, there are guests who find that the sizes are good and other who din't think in that way so i guess is related with the destination where you are coming from and what you use to find in your country, we can not do too much.

Regarding the doorman is the first time that there is a complain about him but of course i will speak with him to refresh the information he already should know.

By the way thank you very much for the good comments they help to keep our good work in the same way.

Warmest regards,

Felipe Turell
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A great hotel, great location, quite expensive but worth it in my opinion,helpful staff, would recommend. We went there for a short mid week break and it delivered everything that we wanted, 10 minutes walk to the harbour and 5 minutes to the main attractions.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank 769Matt1967
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are very happy to see that even thinking the Bagués is a expensive hotel it is good value and worth the effort.

We work very hard in providing a great service because we are in a 5* boutique hotel focus in get the best experience for you.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Felipe Turell
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The hotel is in a really good spot, really quiet despite being right on Ramblas, near the extremely charming gothic quarter, close to amazing restaurants and we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go- this time. We will stay here again as it has everything that you could want in a hotel of this type and price - lovely rooms with great bathrooms, wonderful staff and having a drink on the roof in the pool was something else at the end of a long day of being out and about. I had the best and the worst mojito ever there- make sure they have limes, not just lime juice, before you order. The fitness centre is a bit Spartan and it was closed when I wanted to use it. They were offering a deal on breakfast- we didnt take them up on it. It was a fairly regular type of offering, and we did enjoy it once. We preferred to hit the street and eat in the smaller local menu restaurants. Ask the staff to recommend restaurants- we tried to find places ourselves, with limited success, but the two they recommended were stunning.

Room Tip: The more you spend the higher the floor- the view up high over the city is amazing
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank bretthartmann
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you very much for posting your opinion about your stay.

We are really happy that you enjoy a good mojito up in the terrace but sad for the bad one. Barcelona has 9 months of good weather but the terrace remain open for the whole year so make sure you visit it to see how great are the views from there.

Regarding the gym it is open from 7am until 10 pm so please let me know what happend and i will see what can we do.

Thank you again for your comments and best regards,

Felipe Turell
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Property: Hotel Bagues
Address: La Rambla, 105, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > La Rambla
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#33 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#111 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Bagues 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a 5-star hotel located on Barcelona's famous Les Rambles, in the heart of the city's Gothic Quarter.Right in the middle of Barcelona's largest cultural and shopping areas, close to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, the Cathedral and the emblematic Boqueria market-museum occupies the building that was the historic palace of El Regulador. It also houses the Masriera museum and function room, a permanent showcase for pieces by this most international Art Nouveau jeweller: Masriera.The hotel has 31 luxury rooms, most with views of Les Rambles or the famous Carme Street, each displaying an exclusive piece of Masriera jewellery.Don't miss the opportunity to stay at Barcelona's new jewel!Services31 guest rooms: 3 single rooms, 21 Superior (14 double and 7 twin), 4 Deluxe and 3 Jewel SuiteRestaurant - Bistrot El Regulador Cocktail bar El ReguladorTerrace with outdoor swimming pool and solarium with views of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and Raval districtBreakfast buffet24-hour room service and mini-barBusiness Center Wi-Fi in all areasFunction rooms and spaces for events: poolside terraceswimming poolGym and saunaBagués-Masriera museumLaundry and ironing serviceSafe in receptionParking nearby (a charge applies)Small dogs allowed (except in bars and restaurants) ... more   less 
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