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“Beyond expectation!”
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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #17 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Just spent five wonderful nights at this lovely hotel. Everything is almost perfect. Staffs are extremely helpful. The gentleman at the front desk whom did my check-in (i sincerely appologise for forgetting his name) spent a lot of times explaining about the city and where to hunt for great food. Location of the hotel is good not in the busy La Lambla area. It is very easy to go around as tourist - very near hop-on hop-off stop, 2 mins walk to metro, taxi (some taxi may not know the hotel but it is on the main street that all taxi know regardless) or even walk to many sites. There are many good restaurants not far from hotel (even 2 stars Michelin one which was so good!). The only draw back is not to have cardio equipment in the gym. If you want clean, modern, spacious, quiet and great service in good location, this is the hotel!

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This hotel is wonderful.

Respect it and treat it well.

Staff are friendly, unobtrusive and helpful.

Hotels as good as this should be wrapped up in cotton wool and given a cuddle of an evening.

Perfect.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This charming hotel is so discreet that taxis do not know it! Yet it is very well located and you feel so comfortable in its modern and minimalistic design. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are spacious. Breakfast is a buffet : variety is fair, essentials are there in particular the awesome Alma chocolate paste. The only negative point is that our rooms (101 and 102) were noisy maybe it is the case of all rooms on the street side.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
3  Thank Tanmouss
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My family of four stayed here for 3 nights in late June this year. We booked two rooms and when we checked into the rooms that were just opposite the lifts, we were worried that the corridor might be noisy but we were pleasantly surprised that it was peacefully quiet throught the day and night.

A great boutique hotel with contemporary minimalistic decor, this hotel is a perfect location right in the heart of Barcelona with good walking distance to Passeig de Gracia where all the shops, restaurants, cafes were. We walked so much that we found Casa Mila, Casa Batlo, La Rambla on our first day.

Two unique features about Alma Barcelona are the finger-print keys and the free room minibar. The rooms were spacious which we appreciated especially with the long benchtop to put our luggage and everything else so that the room floor would not looked so cluttered. Comfortable clean beds with clean bathrooms. Nice verandah overlooking the courtyard.

The Front Office staff were very helpful and courteous and they doubled up as Concierge staff as well. They were great in helping us locate places and kind enough to print out maps for us to bring along to the taxi driver. We were extremely grateful that they allowed us to leave our luggage at the hotel (after heaps of shopping in Barcelona !) while we went on our cruise. When we came back after a week, they were nice enough to help us load our 10-12 pieces of luggage onto the car transport.

Take note of the Italian resturant just opposite the hotel. Great pasta. We enjoyed it so much that we went back there for two dinner nights. Will definitely go back to Alma Barcelona.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Amazing hotel, in heart of the city, perfect location. Great rooms and hotel ambience (except for the gym). But easily the best part of the hotel is the front desk who double as concierge, they were INCREDIBLY helpful sometimes spending upwards of 40 mins helping me to plan the day, find the right sights, food, bars and directions. I had one take my iPad map my entire day with the map feature adding notes- simply AMAZING!!! They gave the best recommendations, made my trip to Barcelona that much more memorable. Heart filled thank you to the staff!!!

Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

An absolutely fabulous hotel in a great district of Barcelona, close to lots of the sights and within easy walking distance to other areas. In fact, we walked all the way from Barceloneta back to the Alma one day which didn't take too long. The thing that stood out he most was the absolutely first rate service which all of the staff provided; nothing was too much trouble, whether it be booking restaurants secure last minute reservations, or recommending restaurants and places of interest to visit. Some aspects of the hotel don't necessarily match up to other five star establishments, e.g. the spa, however, this really didn't matter given the fantastic and friendly service, the position of the hotel and the comfort of the rooms. Awesome city hotel. Recommend highly.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Brand new hotel. Rooms are furnished in "minimalist design" stryle but use of wood + exquisite taste of the design makes it a perfect place to stay. Splendid breakfast buffet. Staff friendly and helpful. Would recommend booking a room with a view on the patio (as I did) rather than on the street. It's not a cheap place but definitely worth the money.
Only concern: the fitness room is barely equipped and really not up-to-par with the rest of the hotel. Staff told me improvements were planned soon.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Alma Barcelona

Address: Mallorca 271, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#3 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $254 - $1,087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Alma Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AlmaBarcelona hotel is housed in an elegant building which dates back to the start of the 20th Century. Located right in the heart of Barcelona, just a few metres from the famous Passeig de Gràcia. With its proximity to the Batlló house, La Pedrera, Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona Cathedral, Palau de la Música, L'Auditori and numerous other popular tourist attractions, the AlmaBarcelona has one of the best locations in the city. Its 72 rooms are separated into classical and modernist accommodation, providing an interior unlike any other. ... more   less 
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