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Renaissance Barcelona Hotel
Ranked #188 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great location, near shopping, restaurants and attractions. Staff was very helpful in recommending restaurants and things to do. Lighting in room was low and our request for an additional desk lamp to do work at desk was quickly provided. Comfortable bed.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The location of this hotel is great. We took a shuttle from the Airport to Plaça de Catalunya hoping to take a taxi from there to the hotel; however the taxi driver told us that we could walk. We didn't have much luggage so we walked to the hotel; it took us 15-20 minutes.
This hotel is clean and modern and the rooms have parquet flooring, the marbled bathroom is beautiful with Bvlgari amenities. The bed was really comfortable and the selection of TV channel was adequate.
We had two rooms and felt totally comfortable throughout our stay; in room amenities included tea and coffee making facilities as well as a mini refrigerator. This is really convenient when travelling with children because it is quite nice to have the choice of relaxing with a hot or cold beverage without having to deal with room service all the time.
The proximity of the hotel made it tempting for us to walk to main attractions; Passeig de Gràcia is around the corner. We walked to Las Ramblas, the port, and the beach and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather and atmosphere. We also managed to fit in a two day bus tour.
The only negativity was that housekeeping sometimes didn't replace amenities correctly between the two rooms. An attempt to order room service once also turned out to be a bit of a challenge because the person we spoke to didn't speak very good English, therefore there was a lot of going back and forth to complete our order. There is a roof top bar with a view of the city; however every time we went up there, it was empty.
Overall, this is a great hotel and location for families, couples or single travellers.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good location, close to Las Ramblas, shopping, restaurants, etc.

Rooms are on the small side and functional, without offering anything special (disappointing for an upscale product). Bedding is comfortable, albeit small. TV channel selection is mediocre and badly organized. Wi-Fi is quite pricey and terribly inconsistent (did not work correctly three nights out of four!!!). Staff seem incapable of fixing the issue, which is unacceptable for a paying service. Cleanliness of the room is very average, with some areas of the room (e.g. toilet phone, lamp shades, etc.) never cleaned. Returned one evening to the room, to find that the door to the room had not been closed properly by Housekeeping staff. We were relieved that nothing was missing...

Breakfast was also a disappointment with a poor selection and veeeeeeery unmotivated staff. The bar on the ground floor is not too bad.

Overall, a poor experience which is a far cry from other Renaissance hotels. It almost felt like staying in a hotel where there were no managers to supervise staff or walk the property to control cleanliness, etc.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed here one night for business. The hotel is coveniently located in the downtown area. The rooms are small, but nicely appointed with modern style features.

The breakfast buffett was good, and i did not have any other meals at the hotel. The staff was friendly, and most spoke better english thn my Spanish...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed there for 4 nights. Although I had a good corporate rate, I still got a room upgrade when i complained about the noisy regular room I was in. I got moved to the executive floor with an executive suite. The concierge was also very helpful, gave me lots of good recommendations

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed 12/31/12. We used an e-certificate. The taxi fare from the airport was 35E. We received an upgrade which was very nice. We stayed in room #319. The room was very clean and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. The room looked like the photos on the website. There was a safe, fridge, and robes in the room. There were several English TV channels. We were also given breakfast with our room which was very good. There were several items to choose from the buffet. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful with directions. Two of Gaudi's houses and Plaza Catalunya (top of Las Ramblas) were very close. Sagrada Familia was also within walking distance. There was a metro close by also. There is a T10 metro pass that is 10E for 10 rides which can be shared. The Passeig de Gracia area was very nice for shopping. My husband used the gym. The terrace was closed - it was being repaired. The hotel has recently been renovated. We had a great stay and would recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Good location in the middle of the city in walking distance to shopping and restuarants. Basic decor for an upscale hotel, but the bedding was oustanding! The staff was very helpful and the breakfast buffet was fine.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Renaissance Barcelona Hotel

Address: Pau Claris, 122, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#69 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#77 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#129 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $233 - $685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Barcelona Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Renaissance Barcelona Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and just steps away from Paseo de Gracia shopping district and Plaza Cataluña. The hotel is also just minutes away from famous cultural and historical sites such as Las Ramblas and Sagrada Familia, but also surrounded by many little hidden treasured away from the main stream tourist attractions.This ultimate full-service lifestyle hotel offers 211 contemporary guestrooms. The hotel features 7 meeting rooms with almost 500 m2 ideal for corporate meeting and social gathering, and also the outside venue “La Terrassa” with breathtaking views over Barcelona ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ac Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona
Renaissance Barcelona Hotel Catalonia

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