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Le Meridien Barcelona
Ranked #123 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Port Hadlock, Washington
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“Great location but room is not typical Le Meridien/Starwood quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

We are SPG gold members and were so disappointed by our room. We arrived at 6pm and they had to keep checking if the room was even ready at that time. We arrived at our room on the 2nd floor (first concern - very low floor) and our hearts sank. The room was tiny and faced a brick wall with local apartments above it. We called the front desk to see if we could switch and the only other rooms were 2nd floor street (very noisy) or 4th floor right above our existing room, so we decided to stay put. The cleanliness was questionable - stains around the bathroom walls and on the backboard of the bed, sticky blow dryer.....The room (maybe all?) needs a thorough deep cleaning. I was pretty grossed out. If the location wasn't so amazing I would give it zero stars but I guess that's their hook. Location is perfectly situated to get to everything in Barcelona within a 10 minute walk. So if you're willing to overlook the fact that this is not your typical sparkling Starwood property, then I would recommend staying here for the location alone. If you want that luxurious feeling in your room offered by mostly all Starwood properties, do not stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights as part of a post-AMA Waterways Rhone cruise. I must say when the tour bus pulled up in the Las Ramblas area we were all (as in the bus load of passengers) a bit taken back at the crowds of people everywhere! As tour busses cannot pull up directly to the hotel, (it has to stop a couple blocks up in the city square) we had to circle the blocks a couple times to wait for a space to let off our bus load of passengers. It wasn't a good introduction to Barcelona (fortunately we had been before), but our our first impressions quickly faded when we arrived at the hotel. I point this out as a positive, so you don't freak out if you arrive late in the afternoon and see tons of people everywhere - you readily adapt to the flow once settled in. Las Ramblas is crowded of course, but the hotel entrance is conveniently located off a side street, and actually has a quaint and quiet neighborhood feel to it.

The hotel staff was wonderful and spoke fluent and very understandable English. Everyone we encountered, from the front desk, bell staff, restaurant, bar etc, was friendly, professional, and genuinely seemed to make sure you were well cared for. The front desk especially was top notch, answering my multiple questions over my stay, and provided maps, suggestions, and directions etc, always with a smile.

Our room was on the second floor, and although only a block from Las Ramblas (down a side street), it was amazingly quiet. I will say the elevators are tiny, however there is a beautiful red staircase (someone posted a photo of this already) that we used to walk up one floor to our 2nd floor room. The room had a long rack near the entrance, which was great for storing our luggage - really a great idea, and saved space too. A safe was in the closet area, as were two robes for our use while there. There is a mini-bar in the room as well, and the ice machine is just down the hall.

The bed was comfortable and the TV was wall mounted on the wall across from it. There was a comfortable wide chair for lounging, and another chair by the desk. The hotel has a couple levels of wifi access, but we were fine with the basic (free) internet for emails, and could even do FaceTime back to the States as well using it.

The bathroom was very large and modern, with large sliding opaque glass doors. The bath had a large tub/shower, with nice quality shampoo, lotion, and conditioners. Nice large towels too.

We had a nice buffet breakfast each day in the restaurant which was included with our vouchers. One day we sat in the overflow area of the adjacent bar, but did not have to wait more than a few moments for this to be setup.

We stopped by the bar a couple nights for a nightcap, and thought the prices were quite reasonable for an upscale hotel such as this. Didn't eat at the hotel for dinner, as there are many places close by. We had read and been told by others 'Don't eat on Las Ramblas', but there were a couple nice restaurants that were the exception; one being The Attic, which is just across and up the street (on Las Ramblas) . We really enjoyed our meal there.

The hotel staff gave us suggestions for other places as well, just off of Las Ramblas, and an easy walk. We had no problem with safety, although as anyone will tell you watch out for pickpockets anywhere in Barcelona, and don't leave items unattended.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a Westin hotel and as regular SPG members we booked this hoping for a standard as high as the Westin Valencia but were somewhat disappointed.
Rooms were well equipped but small and a little cramped for two people.The bathroom was inadequate with shower over bath which didn't work too well on the combination tap. The loo was in the bathroom which means if someone is using the bath one has to wait. No bidet. Lots of nice towels and facecloths.
The breakfast promised much and looked great but delivered less on flavour. The tea and coffee were tepid although service was very good and trying to please.
The room was quiet and cool which was a plus for being so close to the noisy Ramblas.
WiFi is free in the bedrooms which is good and not always a feature in Spain or France which it
should be.
All in all this hotel is a bit of a curates egg. Don't think I will be returning.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room on the 5th floor
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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LMHotel, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am very sorry to read that our contemporary hotel decor did not meet your expectations. In regards to the tea and coffee service, I will share your comments with our restaurant team to ensure it is always up to our high standards.

Sincerely,

Elisa Barral
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Barce
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Check in .. Room 521 , a kind of prison , no view , walls . Changed to 508 . Rambla view . Nice . Now roomservice : no menu etc to be found . After calling frontdesk , we get the minibarlist...... Again calling , someone come and looks under the matras for a list...finally the roomservice menu . We order a bottle of veuve cliquot ... They do not have a bottle . Have to settle for Mum . No apoligies . One star is to much.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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LMHotel, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Johan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. I will go over all your comments with the involved teams to see what could have happened. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of.

Sincerely,

Elisa Barral
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Sugar Land Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

The staff always had smiles on their faces and were eager to help us. They got us into our room early which helped us in our time adjustment. The rooms were very good with a night light system that came on when you got out of bed. The breakfast buffet was superb and had a cook who would do omelets or fried eggs on the spot. The location is right off La Ramblas and near many attractions.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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LMHotel, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you took advantage of our show cooking at breakfast.

Sincerely,

Elisa Barral
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Loudon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed at Le Meridian Barcelona before starting our cruise. The hotel is located in the middle of the action on Las Ramblas, so it is an easy walk to the water or many restaurants or sights. Our room on the 5th floor was excellent. Try to avoid lowest floors, as it may be noisy outside. Even before we arrived, e-mails to Monica Garcia in guest relations were handled much to our satisfaction. There is plenty to do in Barcelona and lucky for the guests, Ricardo, the expert concierge, goes out of his way to assist you in planning your day. In fact, everyone at the hotel was quite friendly and helpful. Try the breakfast buffet, it is well worth the money. Le Meridian will be our stop when we return to Barcelona.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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LMHotel, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the lovely comments! Monica and Ricardo will be pleased to see that they made the difference!

Hopefully we will be welcoming you back soon!

Sincerely,

Elisa Barral
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our second visit to Le Meridien Barcelona this year, and while my previous experience and review here on tripadvisor was one with mixed feeling, this time they had it all right!
Upon checkin around 5PM, the manager greeted us, and told us they had a suite for us waiting (complimentary platinum upgrade) but it was not yet cleaned, so they offered us another room for the time being to relax in.
After we went out in Barcelona for a couple of hours, we came back around 8.30PM and the manager approached us again saying that they had a very nice, out of the SPG program, suite waiting for us. This particular suite is advertised as a Mediterranean suite on their website. Upon entering the suite, we were immediately impressed by how new it was and the FABULOUS terras with loungers, table for 6, some fat boys and an outdoor shower, all bathing in privacy. The room itself has a nice, warm color scheme and the bathroom had a nice big soaking tub and a seperate rain shower. We absolutely loved this suite! My fiancee told me it was in fact the nicest hotel suite she ever stayed in.
Another to thing I need to complement the hotel on, was their breakfast in the morning. While our first experience a couple of months ago was a bit hectic, this time, the staff was really friendly and took the time to make us feel welcome. The offering in the breakfast buffet is all you could wish for, up to Le Meridien standards.

In short, we enjoyed our stay very much and would be happy to return here.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a renovated room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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LMHotel, General Manager at Le Meridien Barcelona, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Sven,

Oh, I am so glad that we were able to regain your trust in our hotel. I agree with you that our Mediterranean Suites are true jewels in the heart of Barcelona.


Sincerely,

Elisa Barral
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Property: Le Meridien Barcelona
Address: Ramblas 111, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#45 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#56 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#64 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#91 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 231
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly positioned for discovering the rich artistic heritage represented by Barcelona's museums, music and architecture, Le Meridien Barcelona is a five star hotel located on the city's most famous street, Las Ramblas. With examples of Gaudi's architecture, the Liceo opera house, MACBA and the Gothic Quarter, all main attractions within walking distance, guests can immerse themselves in local culture. Throughout the hotel art and architectural detailing catch the eye. In the central lobby is Le Meridien's HUB, a perfect place to rendezvous with friends and family. Furnished with contemporary designer pieces and decorated with specially curated art installations. The Hub is a great place to meet and offers a stimulating and fascinating environment. Each of the 231 rooms and suites combines comfortable living with art and design elements, including original works by contemporary local artists. Sublimely comfortable Le Meridien furnishings and multiple entertainment options ensure a relaxed stay. The Longitude 02º 10' Bar in the HUB is the place to enjoy a delicious Illy coffee, fresh cakes or a glass of wine or cava. Alternatively, CentOnze Restaurant offers great views of Las Ramblas along with the gastronomic creations of Chef Eugeni Cortes who reinterprets local cuisine using fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby Boqueria Market. Le Pop Cocktail Bar stimulates your senses with an exciting blend of cocktails, music and vintage savoir vivre with a modern twist. Located on the sixth floor of the hotel, the Explore Spa Studio is a blissful oasis of relaxation offering treatments and therapies based on renowned French Cinq Mondes beauty products. Open to both guests and members of the public who, in consultation with a beauty therapist, can choose from a range of offerings designed to aid skin rejuvenation and promote personal wellbeing. ... more   less 
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