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Hotel DO
Ranked #8 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
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66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Probably the best hotel I have stayed in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

I just spend 4 days in Do with my wife, celebrating my 70th birthday. The hotel is most probably the best hotel I have stayed in ever. And I have stayed in quite a few around the world. The location is perfect, the rooms are comfortable, the king size bathroom a pleasure, the building old and somehow gives a pleasant and warm feeling. You simply do not get this feeling in new, modern hotels. The service is outstanding, but the "kicker" is that the staff is family-friendly and not servant-friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Just got back from 4 days in Barcelona. Had an amazing stay at the Hotel Do. From the arrival right through to departure, the service was excellent. The small attention to the details created a real Wow factor; from the welcome drink on arrival, the Molton brown toiletries to the helpful recommendations with sites and restaurant bookings - we will definitely be back. Not to mention the location - very convenient.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Wonderful hotel in the best location. Rooms are very nice and you sleep like an emperor. The breakfast is amazing, served al carte at your preference. Be sure to enjoy an aperitif in the bar. Will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weggis, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We arrived from a cruise and had chosen the DO: because of its ideal location on the Rambla in the historic centre, where the taxi delivered us a few steps from the hotel entry. The DO: occupies an old and carefully renovated building on the beautiful Placa Reial; the interior of the Hotel has a charmingly old fashioned look, but its amenities are all modern and up to date. After a friendly reception with a glass of Cava, we were accompanied to our room overlooking the square. With soundproof windows, free wlan, a very comfortable bed and a fully equipped bathroom (with tub and seperate shower), there were no details missing. In the evening we found it too cold to dine on the terrace or under the arcade of the square (although there is electric heating!), but we had a great gourmet dinner in the Cuina, a cosy restaurant in the romantic basement. There, a good breakfast is also served up to 11 a.m. We liked the DO: and certainly shall return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

What can I say - this was a surprise birthday trip from my boyfriend and he could not have picked a lovelier hotel. When we arrived my boyfriend accidentally smashed his finger in the door and the staff were so good - they immediately gave us two glasses of cava and a teeny tiny ice bucket so he could put his finger in it to stop the swelling. The room itself was gorgeous - comfy bed, lovely interior and awesome bathroom. The little touches each evening of treats being laid out for us in the room were great. The breakfast was delicious and we had the choice of having it in the restaurant or as breakfast in bed in the room. On the Saturday evening the manager of the hotel was getting married. However she took the time to come over to us (because we have a mutual friend) and wish us a great trip and a happy birthday, so so touching. On our last day in the afternoon there was a knock on the door and two members of staff brought in a beautiful cake and bottle of cava complimentary. I honestly was so impressed by the friendliness, generosity and charisma of all of the staff in this hotel I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else if and when I go back to Barcelona.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Chose this hotel after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and it was perfect.Placa Reial was a peaceful haven just steps away from the bustle of La Rambla.The hotel staff were efficient and pleasant,the room was clean and comfortable and the food was delicious.I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Truly a wonderful location. Walking distance to just about everywhere. Stunningly converted. Floor to high ceiling windows opening out onto balconies overlooking Placa Reial, a wonderful spot to indulge in the hotel's top quality tapas and wine. Service discreetly wonderful. Not sure if ever choose anywhere else in Barcelona again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel DO

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
#8 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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