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“Great location and excellent staff”
Review of Alma Barcelona

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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #19 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for three nights last week as a bit of birthday treat and overall it can only be described as a wonderful experience. As soon as we arrived our luggage was whisked away to our room and as we were booking in we had chilled drinks offered, our receptionist was a font of knowledge who seem to genuinely enjoy helping us. The rooms are big enough, the layout is not exactly my taste but my wife thought the whole open plan look was wonderful. The bed was very comfortable the furniture very modern and smart, of course another soft chair wouldn’t have gone amiss. All throughout our stay the staff were courteous, smart, helpful and they really did seem to care how much we enjoyed our trip. The location is about 10 mins walk from Plaça de Catalunya which must be one of the nicest roundabouts in the world. Which leads into the old area of Barcelona with wonderful architecture and great pubs and restaurants, you will be spoiled for choice. Honestly I am a new fan of Barcelona which means we will return as soon as possible and when we return we will be staying at the Alma again.

Room Tip: We had a few small problems with the wi-fi, when you are given the logon/passowrd ensure you have a...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Frank O
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed three nights in July 2014 to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The staff were amazing, friendly and so helpful. They recommended and booked fantastic restaurants for us and even gave us a complimentary bottle of wine for our special occasion.

All the receptionist staff and concierge were really kind and remember us each day - you felt you had personal treatment at alll times. Our room was ready earlier than planned and we were greated with a welcome drink which was very nice.

The hotel facilities were clean, tidy and inviting. The bed and pillows were so comfortable after a day sightseeing. Cannot fault anything at all. Hotel ot to be missed.

We will definitely return soon.!!!

Room Tip: Asked for a quiet room away from Street and they didnt disappoint. We were in a corner room overlook...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

At over $500 a night, the suite was great... but we could not get basic service each day. For some unknown reason, they would remove 1 day old bars of soap, so even when we asked for an extra, we were back down to one the next day, and every day. 2 sinks and a shower and a bath require more than a single bar of soap. Each day we would need to talk housekeeping (my wife is a native spanish speaker) and it made no difference. Extra towels, whatever, it was never consistent. They also recommended the Cheriff restaurant, amongst the worst we have every been to, it was awful. Speaking to the front desk made only temporary differences. Do yourself a favor, and get a different better hotel.

Room Tip: get a different hotel
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Paul_Woods_Algenol
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights weeks ago. it was a blast! We were first welcomed by the cheerful faces of the staff and the welcome drinks! We arrived much earlier than our expected arrival time, but the room was ready when we checked in. The staff was excellent, frendly and attentive to details. The room was spacious. Our room was on the 6th floor facing the courtyard. It was so quiet and defintely helped for a deep sleep. The complimentary mini bar was a bonus. The location was just perfect. Its only a 2 min walk from the hotel to the nearest metro station (Diagonal) and you could find all luxury brands you want downstairs along Passage de Gracia. We just simply love this chic hotel. Will definitely recommend to our family and friends!

Room Tip: you may consider to request a room with both bathtub and shower as some of them only have either one...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank misscharis
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at the Alma for 2 days and it was wonderful. The staff was excellent, they made numerous reservations, recommended restaurants and activities that made our stay in Barcelona perfect. The rooms were spacious, had a complimentary mini bar and windows that opened to a beautiful courtyard.

We loved this hotel and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: room 306 and 307 were large with a windows that opened to the balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Brad C
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This hotel is prentensius, overpriced and badly managed.
On our entry to the much advertised garden terrace we were turned around, saying it was reserved for a private party, but were advised to go to the roof terrace. Once there we could not get a proper chair because it was ' reserved' so much for 5 stars

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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11  Thank Arni W
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almahotels, Director Comercial at Alma Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Dear Mr. Arni W,

I am sorry you did not have the chance to enjoy our terraces on the day of the FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup Semifinal.

It is certainly true that the different open spaces at our establishment, both the Restaurante del Jardín del Alma and the hotel’s two roof terraces, with their 360º views of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and the sea, are proving highly popular with our clients.

This is why it is advisable to make a prior reservation to make sure of getting a table in either of these areas.

Should you return to Barcelona in the future I will be delighted to meet you and handle any reservations you might need.

Yours truly

Consol Garcia
Sales & Marketing Manager

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

This hotel was perfect.
Rooms perfect, bed so comfortable. Great shower and bathroom amenities.
Food was very good. I have breakfast and lunch in the hotel. Breakfast was perfect
Staff were brilliant.
Great rooftop bar and deck. They make the largest gin and tonics ever

Room Tip: I had a room on the 6th floor (room 605). It was was really quiet and well appointed
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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4  Thank LPTripalicious
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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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $249 - $402 (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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