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“Beautiful!”
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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #17 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed at this hotel with my family. It is a beautiful hotel in a really central location. It's really close to 2 of the main attractions in Barcelona, the Gaudi houses, and not too far away from La Rambla. The hotel staff were fantastic and very knowledgeable about the surrounding restaurants and always recommended a new gem every day. Well worth the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed in Barcelona for 3 nights and I reserved this hotel without reviewed first. It was opened almost 2 years, so it is practicly new. All I can say I was really surprised.
-Great Staff
-Excellent service
-Outstanding food
-Spacious and Clean Rooms
-Perfect Location
-Hi-tech,
etc, etc....
What else can you ask? Really looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

For a perfect trip to Barcelona....you can't beat the Alma. Walking into the lobby after several international flights.....it was as relaxing and welcoming as could be. From the incredible contemporary decor....to the perfect service and best location in the city....it made my first visit to Barcelona truly memorable. In the vein of a 2012 take on Philipe Starck...albiet warmer and friendlier....(and if you like that sort of club lit feel)...then this place is for you. Why doesn't every hotel have a fingerprint (keyless ) room entry system. That alone tells you that have gone to extra mile and thought of everything.
We booked the executive room and it is worth the exta money for a nice seating area and wonderful bigger bathroom. (we thought the prices were reasonable for a hotel of this caliber)
Not everything is perfect. Lay your clothes out for the evening during the day as the room lighting could be better. And the rooms on the back side of the hotel will be much quieter than the street side (although it really wasn't an issue on the 5th floor)
The front desk staff was went out of their way to say hello and make sure we were having a great stay. Ditto for the bartenders in the cozy back bar.
Breakfast is expensive but there are so many options in the neighborhood, its not really an issue. The gym (how about a few pieces of equipment in the empty room) and spa in the basement are a bit strange but there is a wonderful gym just 2 blocks away that the front desk reccommended. Really.....so much is walking distance, from the Gaudi buildings to fantastic shopping, we walked almost everywhere. A can't reccommend this hotel highly enough. Thank you Alma B.

Room Tip: Worth the splurge for the executive room although all are very roomy!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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South of London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Outstanding service, the staff did go out of their way to ensure we had a perfect stay.
Take the time to visit the Parque Guell, and buy tickets for the cathederal from the bank ATM and save a 3 hour wait.
We look forward to the next visit.
Thank you

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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tommy rasmussen
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

"An establishment with its own personal character, the Alma Barcelona is ideally located to provide peace and tranquility whilst still being in the heart of this cosmopolitan Catalan city.
The elegant atmosphere of this hotel ensures a feeling of luxury that is both subtle and yet refined."

This is how the hotel defines them selves on the website - but it could not be more far from the truth.

We were staying in barcelona 3 night - business / relaxing time - and wanted luxury and a quite hotel close to the city - we arrived thursday around noon - one room was ready the other not - had to wait 2h for my room.

we went to restaurant to get something to eat - staff was not very elegant or luxury minds - more why are you bothering us - go away.

after lunch we went to the spa - small but ok - i drank a bottle of water - the empty bottle was still there 2 days after !

i finally got my room - nice room - when opening the window there was a lot of noise from the building next door - construction workers - very stressful - had to closed window - was there all day - not very luxury or 5 stars like.

had a meeting saturday in restaurant at lunch - shortly after we sad down, 20 - 30 people came in a had some sort of mass lunch - very noisy and not very ensuring the feeling of luxury - the waiter ignored us most of the time - again.


we will off course never return to this place - and cannot recommend it to anyone.

- only good thing about it was cleaning of the room - very 5 star and luxury style -and also the no_key_concept - very 5 star luxury.

- other than that - at this rate it is far from "ensures a feeling of luxury that is both subtle and yet refined." - noisy - arrogant waiters - no luxury over the service - an not very subtle and refined - very bad, for us !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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almahotels, Director Comercial at Alma Barcelona, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Sr,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences at the AlmaBarcelona Hotel.
It is only through your valuable comments that we are able to continuously improve on service.

I completely agree with your observations and I apologize profusely for not meeting our usual high standards and your expectations.

I assure you that I will do everything possible to quickly and efficiently solve the issues you have raised.

I sincerely appreciate your collaboration and invite you to get in contact with me to discuss these matters further.

Yours Faithfully,

Consol Garcia

Sales& Marketing Manager
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at Alma Barcelona for 5 nights . Had such a great time. Rooms were clean, spacious and very comfortable. The best thing about this hotel is the staff. They were so friendly and helpful giving directions, making recommendations and so attentive when attending to us.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank SID&AKAY
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Midland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Alma for 6 nights. From the moment of our arrival the staff was friendly and professional. We were escorted personally to our room and all our questions were answered about the room, the spa, and restaurant.
We used the spa almost everyday. There is no cardio equipment but Pilates mat, weights and bands. The sauna and steam rooms are awesome. Great pool too!

The hotel is well located. We walked everywhere- The Borne, Barri Gothic, port area, Plaza Catalunya.

The beds were so comfortable. The only negative was the lighting in the rooms and in the lobby area. Also the price for breakfast was SO expensive! Tasty but expensive! We found other places to eat breakfast.

We love this hotel. The staff is superb! We will return to Barcelona and will stay here again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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