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“Perfect Gem in Barcelona”
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Hotel DO
Ranked #6 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Room Tip: The Plaça is bustling with people at all hours, so you need to know that the noise level is medium...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had three rooms. The hotel design is quirky trendy and up market. Warm welcome, well stocked and free mini bar, cool rooms. A nice place to stay. May have been fact it was World Cup finals night, but it was a bit noisy in spite of curtains, double glazing and shutters. Very central. Roof top breakfast terrace is good. Food on terrace in square or gourmet basement . Really good local vermouth as welcome drink. Nice place

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank John W
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here .
We had chosen the hotel for its location and we're not disappointed .
The room was well furnished with everything you could need and the shower was a huge space .
We enjoyed the breakfast but service was slow .

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank cloghychica
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a large comfortable room with a view of the plaza, which is right off Las Ramblas and centrally located. The staff is very helpful and the ground level restaurant has a good, affordable menu and is a great spot for people watching. The minibar is included in the room rate and there are treats brought to your room in the afternoon. The hotel is noisy at night (not sure what was happening but it sounded like furniture moving in the middle of the night).

Room Tip: We loved having a view of the plaza.
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1  Thank JuliaJ49
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed from 5 - 8 July after a cruise. We booked a double superior room which was located in the front of the hotel with two windows facing the Reial plaza, which was a nice view. There was some noise at night but nothing out of the ordinary for a hotel in the city center. The room/hotel was very clean; the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked very well during some very hot days. The hotel location is good for attractions, and a taxi stand is about 50 feet away on Las Ramblas. It was an excellent stay and we'll book here again if/when we return to Barcelona.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ted047
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great hotel in a wonderful location very central to the port, Las Rambla, lots of excellent restaurants and bars. We only had drinks in the outside terrace, a perfect place to people watch in the shade. Would certainly consider staying on our return visit to Barcelona.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank plugster10
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hotel Do Reial is an absolute gem of a hotel. The rooms are great, the staff are professional, friendly helpful and courteous. The breakfast is superb, and the rooftop deck is a real bonus. If you are looking for a boutique hotel just off la Ramblas where all the tourist action is and to be close to the very funky historical quarter, this is the place to stay. Not cheap, but worth it. Received excellent dinner recommendations: Pla and winders were among the highlights. The only minor downside to the hotel is that since you are so close tot he action and on Paca real, it can be a bout noisy late into the evening/early morning. Windows are good , but in case there is something special being celebrated, you may want to bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
Price Range: $281 - $505 (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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