If this is your first, or fifth, visit to beautiful Barcelona, then you cannot go wrong with the Hotel Bagues. I stayed here recently for my second visit to Barcelona, my wife's first, and we wished we could have stayed much longer!
The rooms, bed, and daybed were very comfortable, we spelt great every night. The rooms were also large by Europeans standards - including the closets and bathroom. The hotel itself was very modern and sexy on the inside: the colors, the lighting, etc. It was perfect for my wife and me, perfect for couples - maybe not so much for families with young children? The hotel was beautiful on the outside as well, I could not tell you how old that building was but it was just beautiful.
There was a small balcony on our room which you could step out onto to overlook the rush of La Rambla. However, when you closed the balcony window, they must have really sound-proofed the rooms, because you could not hear the hustle and bustle of the streets anymore. You could not hear the rooms next to you either, something that cannot be said for many other hotels. Prior to staying at the Hotel Bagues, we stayed at another hotel in Madrid, which was not sound-proofed and where you could hear the street noise even with the windows closed.
Also, location, location, location. The Hotel Bagues was right on La Rambla, perfect for a "let's put our shoes back on and go get some xocolate and xurros" run. Not a far walk to the sea/La Rambla del Mar, to the Plaza de Catalunya, or to the very cool and hip neighborhood of El Born. And for when you want to get further away from La Rambla, close by to the Metro stops. When we got tired of taxis and something was too far to walk, I asked the friendly staff for Metro instructions. They were more than helpful, and gave us perfect directions on where to transfer, etc. to get to our destination. The staff never appeared put off by my questions, but rather were very welcoming and professional.
The front desk management and staff, overall, were very kind and courteous. In fact, they went above and beyond, in my opinion, to offer my wife and I the most pleasant stay possible. Prior to departing the States to Spain, I had purchased some tickets to a Barcelona football match, and when I encountered some problems printing them from the La Caixa machines, the front desk manager Ms. Saaikan made a phonecall for us, and also sent a kind young man by the name of Aritz with my wife and I to help us with our problem with the La Caixa machine.
The staff all seemed to speak English very well, though my wife and I preferred to speak Spanish with them instead.
We used their computer/internet/printer on multiple occasions (free), which was very convenient. We only wish we could have spent more time on the rooftop balcony of the hotel, which has an amazing view of the city, especially at night. We went in November, and so the balcony hours were a bit shorter and the daylight much less than in the spring or summer months, and so if you are going during those months their rooftop balcony (with bar, tables, and a small pool) would be a great idea for you.
Clean, comfortable, convenient, and "cool" is how my wife and I would describe the Hotel Bagues.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bagues Barcelona, Catalonia