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Hotel DO
Ranked #4 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 17, 2013

This hotel has the best location for exploring Barcelona.

Pros:
- Staff are very helpful and friendly
- Molten Brown toiletries
- Location
- Firm beds
- Rooftop pool
- You can eat your breakfast while watching people go by on the plaza
- All the details in making your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible

Cons:
- We were first given a double superior room with only a small window. It felt claustrophobic. We asked if they had any other rooms available, and to our luck they had a balcony room overlooking the plaza. Great service by the staff in this situation, who solved this immediately. But I am puzzled that the rooms has the same rate, when the size and feeling of the rooms were so different.
- The day after we arrived, it seemed as if the floors were not cleaned. We had been to the beach the day before, and could still feel the sand.

All in all, we were very pleased with our stay, and will stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This hotel is in a great location, situated in the Gothic region of Barcelona, over looking the Placa Reial, adjacent to La Ramblas. It is walking distance to tourist area's, shops and restaurants
The staff are extremely helpful, no request is a problem and they make you feel very welcome and comfortable. It is a boutique hotel with approximately 15 well appointed rooms and comfortable beds. It is worth requesting a room over looking the Placa Reial, which is a popular tourist spot, skirted by restaurants where you can sit, relax, eat, drink and watch the world go by. The hotel has three restaurants and breakfast can be served on the roof terrace if you give staff notice the night before. The Placa Reial is always busy at night, however the rooms have double glazing on the windows, so can can shut out the noise at night and have a quite nights sleep. They also have a small complementary private spa for two people, which is available for booking. There is no gym, but you can get your exercise walking around the local area.
A taxi rank is 20M away from the hotel entrance on La Ramblas, so it's easy to get to other parts of the city. If you have never been to Barcelona before, this hotel is a great starting point.

Room Tip: Rooms over looking the Placa Reial have a great view. Good photo op.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I was there in August. I had a junior suite No.11. This room is on the corner of the building. I have to say that this holtel is almost perfect: great location, nice and clean room, staff is very helpful, breakfast are good. The pool is tiny but does the job. The only exception to this list is the noise. At night, it can be very noisy especially if you have a corner room then the noise comes from two sides. You need ear plugs if you want to sleep. Otherwise everything is fine.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

My daughter and I spent two nights in Hotel DO Placa Reial after a Mediterranian cruise and were absolutely delighted with this charming boutique hotel. The service was friendly, professional and very committed to seeing that we were happy. The restaurants were great and the rooms were plush and comfortable. Although we were in an area that never sleeps, we did. The noise of the square below did not penetrate our little cave and the beds were fabulous. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to my friends and I will certainly return there when I get back to Barcelona.
Linda Johnson

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here for the last 3 nights of our honeymoon & it was a fantastic end to our holiday.

The location is amazing, and though noisy with the windows open, we found that by closing both the shutters & the windows, the noise practically disappeared.

The staff were extremely friendly & the service was excellent - the fruit & little sweet treats left in your room throughout the day were most welcome, as was the unlimited mini-bar full of soft drinks.

The only meal we had at the hotel was breakfast & this was great quality.

The roof terrace offered a santuary in which to sip cava overlooking the Placa Reial either before or after a night & once again, the service here excelled.

I would highly recommend this hotel for a bit of indulgence in the heart of Barcelona.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Location is perfect, just off La Ramblas. Check in was easy and whilst the porter took our bags upstairs we were given a welcoming glass of Cava. The room was decorated to high standard and the huge bed has a choice of pillows. Bathroom had a bath and large walk in-shower. Our balcony overlooked the Placa Reial, and as other reviewers have pointed out suffers from noise, so take ear plugs. The rooftop pool is only a plunge pool but very welcoming on a hot afternoon after walking the streets of Barcelona. Only had breakfast but service was efficient and friendly. The menu is varied and anything I picked was nicely cooked and presented. I found all of the staff to be friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs as the Placa Reial is a mecca for late night party people.
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as our last stop before flying home to the US. I was looking for a treat, a place to celebrate out time in Spain and it delivered. The hotel is actually quite small. It is luxuriously decorated and furnished with lots of character. I did find check in a bit awkward as there is just one person at a small desk inside the door. She was quite busy answering questions and trying to check people in and out. I felt crowded with our luggage and kids as we waited. But, there were free drinks at check in and from then on the place was perfect. From our rooftop room we had a view of the rooftops and the plaza below. The breakfast was unbelievable. We even go our own personal business cards. I could go on and on. A dreamy place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel DO

Address: Placa Reial, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#63 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $296 - $745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel DO 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Barcelona, in one of the most historic squares in the city, the Hotel DO: Placa Reial is a unique gastronomic boutique hotel. Located in a historic building that dates from 1856 and was completely renovated in 2011, this 5-star hotel has a total of 18 luxury rooms, most of them with views over the Plaza Real.The Hotel DO: Placa Reial has a swimming pool, solarium, spa and a carefully selected gastronomic menu based on the concept of local produce and on the authenticity of what is local, presented in its three restaurants: La Cuina, La Terrassa and El Terrat.True to its surroundings, the Hotel DO: Placa Reial is close to the main tourist attractions in the centre of Barcelona such as the Ramblas, the Liceo, the Boqueria market, the Palacio de la Musica concert hall, the Cathedral, the Palau Guell, Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum and the Port of Barcelona, among others. ... more   less 
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