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“Highlight of our Barcelona trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #44 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highlight of our Barcelona trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

A good friend had recommended this boutique hotel to us for our pre cruise visit. After a harrowing flight ordeal from Los Angeles, connecting through Heathrow, we arrived at this charming hotel and were welcomed by the front desk with a glass of champagne, and friendly service. It became the start of a delightful visit to Barcelona. The rooftop bar was our first stop, and it charmed us immediately with a great view of the harbor, again friendly service, and a way to unwind a very long day.
The rooms were quite large, as was the bathroom. Very comfortable, modern (considering the age of the building), and overall delightful.
The breakfast exceeded our expectations with lots of fresh fruit, baked goods, meats, and eggs cooked to order. All this in a gorgeous old setting.
The Front Desk, Ivan in particular, helped us find our way around, printed maps, suggested interesting walks - combined with a superb location, we definitely would come back to this wonderful boutique hotel. We'd highly recommend it whether for business or leisure, or even solo.

Room Tip: higher floors enjoyed a better view and were quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lucy49034
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Ms Lucy

Thank you very much for your fantastic review, not only regarding our property and buffet breakfast, but also regarding our team. The fact that our guests talk so well about our staff is the best we can hear from a client. At the end, a hotel is people making people to feel home.
We are also glad to hear our hotel was recommended by a friend. These words encourage us to keep working, and improving every day to provide our guests memorable experiences.

Thank you for your time writing these lines, and we hope to welcome you in our hotel during your next trip to Barcelona.

Kindest regards

Sandra Martinez
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

The location was perfect, the staff were fantastic and after a long day sight seeing relaxing by the pool was a real joy;-)

The only down side were the cowboy electric cycle outlet along the street that tried to charge £2000 to our credit card after we left Barcelona....best avoided.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Twarren74
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your last stay in Barcelona. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and specially, that you found a great staff is working with us. At the end, a good hotel should always be people who feels people to be at home.

We are surprised about what you wrote regarding the overcharge of electric cycles outside the hotel . We hope it's all sorted out now.

If you come back to Barcelona, we would be very pleased to be the ones welcoming you back.

Bests regards, and enjoy a lovely weekend,
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Fantastic location, very friendly helpful staff and found the rooftop terrace a real bonus. Would definitely stay here again. Had 2 rooms, a delux double and a Junior Suite both facing the marina so on the basis of these rooms the hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are glad to hear you had a great experience in our hotel. We thank you very much the fact of choosing this property in between all the great offer of hotels in Barcelona. We work very hard to mantain and improve our standards, and that's probably the most of our job here: the great experience of our guests.

Hoping to see you soon and welcome you again in our hotel

Kind regards,
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a great hotel if you're in a group or with family. We had a family room that had two bathrooms which really saved us. The website makes it look a little bit more high end than it actually is but overall it's great. Fantastic location to be able to walk basically everywhere from. No complaints and good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CTMAC2013
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are glad to hear we were a nice option in Barcelona for you and your family. We know how important it is to feel comfortable when you travel with children , and staff works hard to make it easier to our guests.

Thank you for choosing our hotel in Barcelona, and we hope we can welcome your family again in the future

Kindest regards,
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Overall excellent stay in a great location! I wanted to be near to the water but close enough to walk to some sites and this hotel was perfect for that. The rooftop bar was quite peaceful in the evening for a drink and dessert with lovely views of the sea! Only caveat are the rooms in the rear face a street/pub/ bar? ....and were a bit noisy on some nights.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DrDGood
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Having tried the rooftop bar on a previous visit to Barcelona we decided to book in and stay here. We were very pleased with both the hotel, its accommodation and the staff. Nothing was too much trouble right from the start with an excellent welcome and the staff making all efforts to get our room ready early as our flight had to be an early morning one, which they did very successfully.
the whole experience was wonderful including the rooftop bar and restaurant which we had not tried before but found the food and service excellent again. Would happily recommend this hotel to anyone and we will be coming back again as soon as we can.

Room Tip: We did not have a balcony but feel this was good as it meant the noise levels from the road etc. wer...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank david_trafford1
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Hotel ticked all the boxes for us - fantastic location, very friendly and helpful staff (except the breakfast lady who seemed a little hassled most mornings!) and really clean rooms. Only slight reservation we would have is that the window in our room was tiny, so there wasn't a huge amount of natural light. However, the roof terrace is gorgeous with a lovely view and Estrella on tap :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joanna B
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Property: Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Address: Passeig Colom 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#11 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive boutique historic hotel in front of the port of Barcelona, and just 3 minutes walk to Ramblas, Gothic quarter. Unbeatable location for visitors interested on the heart of the historic center and cruise passengers .On the sixth floor Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona offers an unforgetable view over the harbour of the city, with a plunge pool, asolarium and a all year open-air cocktail .The buffet breakfast restaurant on the ground floor is the former entrance of this palace of the 19th century , and introduce us to the fantastic history of this mediterranean city. ... more   less 
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