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“Large rooms, great breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Alexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton
Ranked #136 of 524 Hotels in Barcelona
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London
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Large rooms, great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This was my first stay at this hotel, the lobby and breakfast areas look like they were recently refurbished, the bedrooma (mine was at the back of the building) was huge if not a little old-fashioned. The breakfast room is great, and the choice was also great, cold and hot items, and freshly sliced hams. Location is perfect.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I have stayed in quite a few hotels in Spain lately, however, I would have to say this is by far the best in terms of quality and service. Have no hesitation on staying again and throughly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

stayed here for 3 nights with my wife its modern ,clean, sharp and in a great spot. the rooms are nice, well appointed and very clean. breakfast was great plenty of choice and lots of coffee. ate in the restraunt found it exeptional value and first class food and menu. would recomend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank wakefieldmarsh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I normally give great reviews and I am a very easy going traveller too, but after going to this hotel I was quite disgusted. I bought a voucher on Living Social and was told that this place was awesome! It wasnt THAT cheap to be honest and I thought that the room would have been a lot better than it was! Although the credit to the front desk staff, they were extremely kind and helpful. We didnt complain as we were travelling around europe and we just couldnt be bothered. The breakfast was average, although it was included in the price. The bar was great, free wifi was great (Although slow), the location was incredible.

The bathroom as we entered it for the first time had bugs crawling out of the corner of the shower unit, the shower unit didnt have a handle either and was filled with limescale. We then asked for an iron and they brought us up an ironing board that had stains all over it and an iron that has seen better days!

I guess looking at other reviews it looks like I could have just had a bad room, or maybe its because we got this "deal" on living social that we were given the short straw and they gave us the worst room in the hotel. Either way, I doubt I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Juan Manuel T, Director General at Alexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear guest,

first and foremost I would like to thank you for your stay in the Hotel Alexandra.

I´m so sorry, for me it´s a surprise your review.. like you say, nobody write nothing like you about the rooms...it´s absolutely unusual and, of course, it´s not for the way you booked the hotel. we haven´t bad rooms.. I´m so sorry too for our iron, Sometimes we want to provide service quickly and we gave you a old iron.. not happen again..

At least our staff, our, location, our bar and our wifi was great..

I hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the next future... give us a chance to exceed your expectations

best regards
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

The hotel location is great, all the best restaurants and shopping is in the area. The service is terrible though. The rooms aren't cheap and I've never met staff so unwilling to help in any way.

Our room was super warm and were told that the "aircon" had been changed to be heating only a few days before. When we asked of we could store our bikes in the parking lot a conversation in Spanish ensued after which the guys at the desk established we should pay them 10 euros a night for storage directly, dodgy! A small thing but no free tea or coffee in the rooms. 5 euros for a couple teas, not cool.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Woosley00
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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

You can't beat the location of this hotel is this fascinating and thrilling city. The hotel staff is extremely courteous and helpful. However, the hotel is split into two sections- a "renovated" section and an "unrenovated" section. The renovated rooms, like the lobby and restaurant, are ultra modern, which in Barcelona seems to mean extremely dark- black actually, The hallways are painted completely black with dark carpeting and mirrors and the rooms are black, taupe, and minimalist. A very chic, masculine, business-type appeal, I guess. Not at all romantic and not at all appealing to me. HOWEVER, as it turns out- the "unrenovated" rooms are large, bright, charming with classic cherrywood paneling and marble bathrooms. The hallways are bright and elegant and though the bathrooms are a bit older overall these "unrenovated" rooms were FAR more appealing than the "updated" rooms. There are two triple rooms on the eighth floor that are very large and beautiful with a sitting area surrounded by full size windows overlooking the city. We loved the triple rooms. They cost only 10 euro more than the standard room and are well worth the added expense. There is not much of a restaurant in the hotel, but there is a bar that serves light snacks and the hotel is surrounded by excellent restaurants, bakeries and cafes which makes for an even more interesting experience. The location is unbeatable- excellent shopping, architecture, Gaudi's La Pedrera and so much more literally around the corner. Again, I would have been miserable in one of the dark "modern" rooms. But once we changed into an "older" room in a higher floor, the hotel was perfect.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Esther I
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stay here at least once a month, and never fail to have a great experience. the location is perfect for business, restaurants, shopping, etc. and the rooms are comfortable and very clean. The internet / wifi is always reliable too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Trebor68
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Property: Alexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton
Address: Calle Mallorca 251 | Barcelona, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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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 Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#54 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#83 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#94 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boasting innovative design and contemporary amenities, this historic boutique hotel is centrally located in the heart of Barcelona, between Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya streets, the best shopping, turistic and business area of the city. Boutique design hotel, casual-luxury, terrace-garden, outdoor swimming pool, private meeting rooms and high-level restoration: Solomillo Restaurant a gastronomic brasserie discovery to enjoy a simple and original formula: meat by weight and a Delicatessen Charcuterie with a lot of character, in a relaxed and special atmosphere. ... more   less 
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