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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #39 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Very friendly helpful staff in this small hotel. Had breakfast one day out of the 4 days we stayed but found the dining room too cramped and everything self serve even tea & coffee from a vending machine, our room was a good size with a comfy bed and modern bathroom. The air con was very noisy and the decor very basic. Not what I expected from a four star hotel. Roof terrace was lovely and location fantastic. La Ramblas just around the corner but cafe's and Tapas bars were very expensive compared to those on the back streets which were much cheaper and better food.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Dear Guest;
Thank you very much for choosing hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona, and for taking the time to review our hotel.
Indeed, in our buffet breakfast we have a Nexpresso coffee machine with different options: Ristretto, Lungo, etc. After trying different ways and different brands of coffee in the past years, to fullfith the expectations of our guests , this one has been the better welcomed one . However, we thank you very much your constructive comments about it since this helps us to know what our clients need and what they do prefer.

Thank again, and we hope to welcome you in our hotel in a future visit to Barcelona.

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed at this lovely hotel in early October. We booked online and didn't really know what to expect. We couldn't have been any more pleased. It is located within walking distance of all the places of interest, Las Ramblas, the Port, the tourist buses, the beach and the Gothic Quarter.

The staff couldn't have been any more friendly and helpful. The roof terrace was perfect and the mojitos went down a treat. On the days when the weather turned chilly, the staff offered us blankets so that we could sit out on the terrace for longer. Breakfast was relaxed and always good and the room was serviced quickly and efficiently.

Would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for visiting hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona during your last visit to Barcelona. We are happy to hear you liked our location in the city, and the service from our staff.
Indeed our terrace on the sixth floor is ready to welcome our guests all year through, since the Mediterranean weather is very mild, and even in December or January, with heaters and a blanket, it is still very comfortable to be there and enjoy the fantastic views.

Thank you for your excellent review, and hopefully see you again!

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I love, love, love this boutique hotel! Its location is right across from the port, a few blocks from Las Ramblas and right around the corner from two cute little casual tapas bars: Boga and La Plata. In nice weather (and my stay was on October 24th), the hotel's rooftop terrace (with tiny pool) is open, serving lunch and drinks and offering a superb view.

The above alone would be enough for me to love the hotel but while checking out, the woman at the desk received a phone call from the housekeeping person who was cleaning my room. I had left a dress and a blazer behind in the wardrobe! The housekeeping person's quick action prevented me from sailing away--literally--without two of my favorite garments.

A terrific place with fabulous, service-oriented people!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Ms Judi;

Thank you very much for your fantastic review and for staying at the hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona. We are glad to hear we fullfithed your expectations, and felt comfortable in our property.

We would be very happy to welcome you again in our hotel in a future visit to Barcelona

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We would highly recommend this hotel as we loved the location with its marina views. Also near to Aquarium and La Ramblas. On arrival enjoyed complimentary drink then lunch on the roof terrace in the october sun while enjoying another glass!. The hotel concierge was very helpful as were all the staff. Lovely find, nice to get back to the hotel to relax (lovely comfortable big beds ) after the hustle of Barcelona. Only gripe is that the only bar was on the terrace that did not have any heaters.Near to the charasmatic lanes where the choice of eating authentic paella was in abundance and doing the city break ritual of 'people watching'.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest;

Thank you so much for your kind words about our hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona.
We appreciate your kind words about our staff, and we are happy you liked our welcome drink with cava in our roof terrace.
Regarding the heaters: in october we introduced 4 new heaters in our roof terrace, and blankets to keep enjoying our terrace cocktail bar also in winter. We are sorry if they were not there yet during your stay with us!

Thank you very much again, and we hope we welcome you again at Duquesa de Cardona hotel in Barcelona

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This hotel met all our expectation and more. The location was perfect. The staff at the hotel made you feel like you were part of their family and went out of their way for us to make our stay there very pleasurable. The view from the rooftop was the best ever. We will return for a longer stay in the near future.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you for your fantastic review, and for choosing Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona during your visit. We appreciate very much your kind words about our hotel and staff. We are very happy to hear you felt at home , and as a part of our family . These are indeed very nice words to hear

We hope next time you can stay longer with us, and enjoy again together the experience

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

My partner and I spent 4 nights at hotel duquesa de cardona and would highly recommend it. From the minute we arrived the staff were friendly and helpful giving us a map of the area and pointing out the good places to visit. The location was ideal for restaurants and la rambles was a 5 minute walk, as was the nearest metro and the beach is around a 15 minute walk. The staff were happy to call a taxi if we required one and said it would be around 10euros to the beach.

The room was very nice with great views of the narrow gothic quarter streets! We had a bath with shower in addition to a seperate power shower. The bed was very comfortable and the tv had a few English Channels. The rooftop bar and pool has excellent views of the port and does great food. Breakfast was also very good with a wide selection of hot and cold food. Overall for the price you pay for this hotel I believe it is excellent value!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank David L
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for choosing hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona during your stay in our city, and thank you for your fantastic review about our property. We will keep working on the same direction to make sure all guests have a fantastic experience with us.

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have just returned from a very enjoyable weekend in the Hotel Duquesa. My husband and two teenage daughters really lovely staying there as it was very comfortable and perfectly situated for Barcelona's old town. The rooms were spacious and interconnecting which was ideal for our family. We particularly enjoyed the roof terrrace and views across Barcelona's port. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our only criticism is that the breakfast facilities are not large enough for the size of the hotel. However, we will definitely return.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Ms Isy

Thank you so much for choosing hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona during your trip to our city. And of course, thank you also for taking your time to review our hotel.
We are glad you liked our connecting rooms, location, roof terrace and our team. We appreciate also your constructive comment about our breakfast room ( actually we are doing something about at this particular moment )

If you come back to Barcelona, we will be glad to see you again

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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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:
#6 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#35 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $85 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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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