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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #47 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Good hotel in a great location”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable pre-Christmas long weekend with my wife and friends at the Duquesa de Cardona. Its situation, overlooking the port and very close to the old part of the city, is excellent and makes it very easy to get to many interesting parts of the city on foot. The bedrooms were a good size, comfortable and had well functioning modern bathrooms. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. A great breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Enporter,

I cannot thank you enough for your nice review. I am very pleased that your friends, wife and yourself chose our hotel for your pre-Christmas long weekend with us and that it was ‘very enjoyable’. We appreciate your lovely comments on the hotel, and particularly our rooms, newly renovated with great care for best comfort, and of course your kind words about our staff! Our team do strive to exceed all our guests expectations and to read that we have succeeded is just fantastic.
Certainly, the hotel is a perfect base to explore the city, located just at the hearth of the city, facing the harbour.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in a near future.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in Hotel Duquesa De Cardona in early January. It was not peak season, and Barcelona was all the better for this. The Hotel is a converted old "palace" or grand residence - lovely place. It is in a great location - facing Port Vell, right in the Gotic area, very close to Le Born, Barceloneta and the beaches, and most attractions (the best attractions in Barcelona are in fact these historic areas, with narrow streets, and endless surprises).

We booked a room for 4 people, which was very well prepared. The room also had 2 full bathrooms, with baths and showers in each.

The hotel has a lovely upper deck area overlooking the Port: even though it was winter and chilly, we still visited this area, and enjoyed the views one evening.

The reception and staff were very helpful, and the Hotel also had nice touches such as a welcome gift (cava), and little chocolates daily.

As a boutique hotel, it does not have a "kids club" or similar; but we have never used such facilities anyway (even when younger, our children objected to being stuck in "kids clubs"). If you are looking for a resort hotel, then this is not the place - however nor would you be wanting to go to Barcelona. If you want a great boutique hotel in a top location in old Barcelona, then this is ideal.

Overall this is a lovely hotel for both couples and families, and very well located.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Macbeth63,

Thank you very much for your fantastic and detailed review about the Duquesa de Cardona. We are very glad to hear your positive comments about our staff service, history, location and especially our family rooms. Your sentence ‘overall this is a lovely hotel for both couples and families, and very well located’ defines us well. Thank you. Your feedback motivates us to continue striving in all that we do to succeed our guest expectations!
If you plan to come to Barcelona in the future, we will very glad to welcome you again.

Kind regards
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

My partner and I found this hotel via tripadvisor. We were delighted with our stay and the staff had a big part to play. A gentleman named Ivan and the other staff whom we dealt with were all very pleasant and helpful. The map of Barcelona, which we were given, was carefully explained to us and was very useful on our trip in finding great spots in and around Barcelona. The hotel room itself was spacious and the bed was comfortable. A hotel bonus is the open air bar on the top floor with a great view of the harbour. Unfortunately, the time of year in which we visited (November 2013) prevented us from utilizing this area enough as it was cold in the evenings. Nevertheless, our stay here was relaxing and enjoyable. The location is great! Close enough to the harbour, the inside cobbled streets with a range of little quirky shops and a few small bars, and yet still close enough to the hustle and bustle of the Las Ramblas strip.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Hemp2014,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona with other travellers in Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that your were treated so well by our staff, actually I am very proud to belong to this fantastic team! To receive reviews like yours is a source of joy and pride for us.
As you remark, our hotel has a great location, right in the Gothic quarter and in front of the harbour, with splendid and unique views of it. Our rooftop bar is open all year round and, although it is colder in winter, it disposes of heaters and blankets to warm you up. We hope that you can also visit us in summer, from May to October our guest can enjoy of barbecue soirees and the best cocktails in the city!!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A lovely hotel - great position looking over Port Vell. Real charm, lovely decor, good size room (classic) and friendly helpfull staff (particuarly the male concierge who helped us with lots of bookings and information about the city).

Would definitately stay there again - perfectly placed for Ramblas, Old Town and access to the subway (forget cabs use the tube).

Definitely worth the money - very reasonable but book through the hotel as you get a better rate.

The cleaning staff/housekeeping were lovely and polite and friendly - unusual!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked this hotel for our pre stay in barcelona for 2 nights before our NCL cruise. The hotel was just the best, the staff we all very nice and so helpful in every way. We were travelling with 3 children and even they loved it. The location was perfect, close enough to walk to any where interesting and not too close to hear too much. If you like the better things in life you need to stay at this hotel. It put the cruise in second place for this holiday, we should of stayed at the hotel instead.

Robin

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great location with a view across the port. A stroll into the old town and to the Ramblas. Easy transfer to our cruise ship - which we could see from our window. The terrace upstairs was amazing. The staff couldn't do enough for us. A great start to our holiday.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear RSue R,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and share your experiences with other travellers. We are delighted to know that your stay at the Duquesa de Cardona has been so pleasant and we highly appreciate your compliments on location, services and of course, staff! I am so proud to belong to this great team!

We hope that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stayed with my family and all of us enjoyed our stay. Clean, good view and romantics. For new couple, they definitely will fully utilize the room set up especially for the transperance bathroom. For muslim travellers, you can easily find the Halal restaurant about 100m on the right of the hotel. Metro is a little bit far (about 10minutes walking distance) but it is ok for us as the weather is cold and fresh. La Rambla just 10-15 minutes walking distance).
I am surprice when open the hotel bill envelope where they enclose inside with a bar of Anatller chocolate. Make sure you ask for more chocolate bar during check out because it is very tasty.
Highly thanks for the helpful and friendly reception staffs.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Azharbob,

We cannot thank you enough for your nice review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with your family and yourself in our hotel and everything was in perfect order.
We appreciate your lovely comments on the hotel, and particularly our family bedrooms, newly renovated with great care for best comfort, and of course your kind words about our staff! Our team do strive to exceed all our guests expectations and to read that we have succeeded is just fantastic.
Certainly, the hotel is a perfect base to explore the city, located just at the hearth of the city, facing the harbour, and only minutes walking from the main sights of the city.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in a near future!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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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
#41 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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