I found this hotel here on Trip Advisor. I had never been to Spain before and really knew nothing about Barcelona or where to stay. We were traveling with 4 kids, so we always need three rooms. I generally try to find nice but not luxury hotels so we don't spend a fortune on our accommodations. All I need is a clean room, bathroom and comfortable bed! (preferably white bedding!) I was delighted when we drove up to the Plaça Reial and were dropped off at Hotel DO. We were welcomed by two lovely people at the small front desk and I was immediately relieved. They offered to have us sit and enjoy a complimentary beverage while they finished preparing two of our three rooms. We ended up eating out on the Plaça, people watching and eating delicious tapas. After we were taken to our rooms, and all were just delightful. The rooms were of course clean, beautifully decorated in a Picasso, Restoration Hardware style decor. Big white fluffy beds, (yay!) lovely bathrooms, and chic atmosphere all confirmed that we had made a wise choice. It surpassed my expectations.
Every morning I would call for a cafe latte and within minutes, literally, someone was delivering it to our room. The guest services were incredible. They took extra care out on the patio to serve us attentively even while the restaurant was full. They knew we were guests and we could order anything we wanted even after the menu's posted times. ;) The front desk was always friendly and attentive. They were at our disposal and printed maps, made suggestions, recommendations and were enthusiastic about helping us. The front desk was delightful. Also, there is a small rooftop pool, and a bar where we loved to go for delicious mojitos before we set off for our evening out in Barcelona.
I can say that the hotel exceeded my expectations, and if I ever went back to Barcelona would stay there again without hesitation. Thank you to the Hotel DO for making our time in Barcelona just lovely.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel DO Barcelona, Catalonia