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Hotel DO
Ranked #6 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
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London
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“Wonderful small feel in a fantastic location....”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel - we had the terraced room with personal plunge pool. The bed was as comfortable as my own and I LOVE MY BED. The bed linen is better than mine.... where do you get it from????
The staff were wonderful too, could stay here forever. Location second to none.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Location was absolutely a winner!!! Located above a square full of restaurants and activity. Right off the main LaRambla made for convenient access to everything we wished to do...restaurants, shopping, tours. we felt very exclusive even in the midst of a bustling city. with only 18 rooms, you receive individual attention beyond believe. the room was wonderful. huge sliding doors led to a veranda with a personal plunge pool!! we enjoyed the breakfast in the restaurant and evening coffee on the terrace. both exceeded expectations. my husband and I had just disembarked a 10 day cruise and wanted both personal space and the abillity to take advantage of our short stay, this hotel allowed us to enjoy both.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

If what you are expecting is a conventional and formal five star service, this is not it. However, if you a enjoy a quirkier atmosphere in a boutique hotel, with a more personal and intimate touch, in a more bohemian part of town, in a more individualistic setting, the hotel Do is absolutely perfect.
It is off Las Ramblas, the car can deliver you a few paces from the entrance, as the hotel is situated in the Placa Reial where there is no access to cars. The service is a little informal and though not technically perfect, the staff are friendly, prompt and willing. And mercifully -the thing that most annoys in more formal places -the constant intrusion by staff to fill mini bar, to tidy up, etc.... Is absent from the Do. The staff can be called when needed and appear promptly otherwise. The Spa -given its small size, needs to be booked and is for the use of individual guests who reserved it, it is heaven, having the little steam and sauna all to one self. Not sure about the rest of the rooms, but ours El Terrat, was the only rooms on that floor, which made it even more private and wonderful. The hotel is billed as a gastronomic hotel, we usually had breakfast which was excellent, the orange juice was fresh, the bread freshly baked, and once we had a wonderful dinner. I would definitely return to the Do and recommend it to friends who would enjoy the same atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Its location is second to none .Our room overlooked the square which always had some activity going on. The double glazed windows still allowed us to have a wonderful nights sleep on the most comfortable of beds. Everything about the room was wonderful from the fine linen, plush towels, molten brown toiletries to the fruit or chocolates left each night. The staff were great and very attentive and friendly. We only eat breakfast there and always outside which great and I have never enjoyed breakfast so much. we walked everywhere from here. Loved it and will return

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Having travelled all over Europe staying in "boutique" hotels, I have to say this is one of the best. Fantastic location on the square, superb staff, great food and very, very comfortable rooms. Sitting outside, watching the people on the square and having a great breakfast is one of my favourite memories of Barcelona. The fine dining restaurant -unfortunately in the basement- serves excellent food on par with any of the Michelin restaurants. The rooms (and beds) are so comfortable that I didn't want to get up! The service is great - staff are extremely helpful, know you by name and are very professional. Last but not least, Ruth the manager is probably the best reception manager I have encountered in all my travels in Europe. Thank you again for great stay(s).

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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SF Bay Area
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

A half block in off La Ramblas sits this little gem of a hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights, post cruise. It was a quick 10-15 minute taxi ride from the pier to the hotel. It is situated on the outer edge of the Barri Gotic, an easy walk up to Placa de Catalunya, a block away from the Liceu metro station. We took the metro down to Barcelonetta for an excellent paella dinner one night, and a taxi back at night cost 15 euros.

There has been mention of concern about noise at the Hotel DO. We stayed in room 25, not overlooking the square, no balcony, but an excellent king-size bed. There was some noise (not enough to disturb sleep, but noticeable) the first night because we left the bathroom door open, and apparently that room's windows are not sound proofed. Closing the bathroom door was the answer, perfectly quiet.

We ate dinner at La Cuina del DO our last night in Barcelona. The meal was an exotic journey for our taste buds, delicious and beautiful food! Service throughout the hotel was top notch.

The last time we were in Barcelona we stayed at the Arts hotel, which was overpriced, a lousy location, and the service deplorable. Hotel DO Placa Reial is a superb boutique hotel. I will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#63 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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