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“An Amazingly Beautiful Hotel”
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Hotel Pulitzer
Ranked #97 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Taipei, Taiwan
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
“An Amazingly Beautiful Hotel”
Reviewed February 7, 2010

Upon entering the hotel we were stunned by its design. It has a beautiful lobby, integrated with a bar with nice atmosphere. The designer daringly chose high-contrast white and black as the theme colors of the room. The room is furbished with cleverly designed furniture, including a hidden closet, hidden sliding door to a beautiful bathroom, wide, square bed. This is a hotel you will not forget once you see it.

The hotel is located right next to one of the most beautiful plaza in Barcelona, with easy access to metro and buses. It was pleasant walking in the neighborhood.

We were traveling with a baby and the hotel considerately placed a baby bed in the room, with a stuffed bear. Our baby loved the bear, so I asked the staff how much it costs if I'd like to take it home. To my surprise the bear was offered to us for free. This kind of detail does matter for customers.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 17, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about your stay.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to visit us again.
Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

Stayed in hotel for a few nights. Decor is very modern - a lot of white and 'form over function'. Not for you if you don't like very modern hotels with not a lot of character (but if you do the sister hotel Regina next door would be a better choice - on the face of it had a warmer, somewhat more traditional feel, having siad that the Pulitzer is what it is - it is a modern design botique hotel - so nothing is on a grand scale). Staff friendly and helpful, hotel very clean, beds very comfy, rooms well stocked. Best feature is location right beside Placa Catalunya - centre point for tourist office, bus operators, metro, airport shuttles etc. Have access to hotel next door for internet use etc. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant so can't comment.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 17, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you very much for your comments. I am nowadays managing Hotel Regina and Hotel Pulitzer so please do not hesitate to contact either if you would like Pulitzer or Regina in your next visit to Barcelona.
Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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Keasbey, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

I stayed at Hotel Pulitzer in January 2010. It wasn't the cheapest hotel, but after a lot of debate and research, this is the one I decided to go with -- many thanks to the members of Trip Advisor!

Location: It was a wonderful choice. The hotel is so centrally located - in the heart of Placa Catalunya that you can walk to just about anywhere without an issue! La Rambla is right across Placa Catalunya -- so you're super close but not actually on it. The hop on & off bus stops are right across the hotel. Plenty of places to eat -- though they tell you to avoid eating on la rambla. If you walk about 10-15 mins, you're at Columbus Monument/the sea!! I loved staying here. Metro was conveniently located though I never once had to use it.

Service: The service was excellent. The staff is kind, helpful and always cheery. Was able to answer any and all questions promptly. The room was always cleaned and tidy and replenished as needed on a daily basis.

Room: I had a room on the 4th floor with a balcony overlooking the main street Pulitzer is located on. If I looked to my right, I could see Placa Catalunya. The bed was super comfortable; the room size is perfect for one person. There is a flat screen TV in the room, free Wi-Fi, a safe that was perfect to hold my passport and netbook. There was a huge closet with drawers, in addition, a separate armoire/chest. It was more for documents and such. A mini fridge fully stocked, robes and slippers - which are always a nice touch.

The bathroom had sliding doors, which I loved, it also had a "man" and "woman" container, which included essentials from tooth brush, razor, combs, and personal items - I thought that was new and nice; haven't seen it in the states anywhere.

The lights had three different modes in the room so you could dim it, keep only one light on or turn it all off right from your bed.

Overall: I just loved the hotel, was made to feel very comfortable. The hotel did have a bar/restaurant but never ate there so can't comment on it. I think if you are looking to stay in a great location without the noise and are willing to pay approximately $120 USD a night (I went low season), then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 17, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

I would like to thank you for your positive comments about your stay.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to visit Barcelona again.
Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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California
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

Chose the Hotel Pulitzer after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. We got in at 9am and the hotel had a room ready! The location was perfect. At first we thought the room was rather small, but after settling in, we found the accommodations were great (hardwood floors were great....but wished the lady upstairs could have removed her heels in the morning!). The bed & pillows were comfy...the shower was super (no tub to climb over...a plus)...and it was nice having a desk area to use the laptop. The hotel was super close to EVERYTHING...and there was a small market across the street to get aqua con gas! We loved the breakfast in the morning (and the wonderful service from the morning staff!) and the hotel sitting area & bar were very relaxing. The front desk staff couldn't have been more helpful! They were great and we will return!! WONDERFUL vacation!! (although I have now had my fill of CNN!!)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 17, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you very much for your comments posted. I would like to mention that we will start changing and including a tub to climb over in the new showers after reading comments like yours, we will start shortly.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to visit us again.

Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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London
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Reviewed January 30, 2010

Modern - minimalist style, but not too boutique-ish.
Service i found to be typically Spanish (or Catalan) - reasonably professional but not remarkable.
Basic rooms tend to be on the slightly smaller side (think long and narrow), but tastefully furnished.
Location is excellent, right in el triangle where the rambla and the eixample and university neighbourhoods meet at the big square.
There is also a lovely open air roof terrace bar with decent views of the city. perfect spot for a cocktail before a night out

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 1, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

I really appreciatte your comments about your stay and I would be interested in knowing more information about our service if you would like to contact me.
Please do not hesitate to do it also if you would like to visit Barcelona again.

Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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Evanston, IL
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

The staff of this small, botique hotel are extremely helpful. The rooms are well appointed and come with many amenities. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, although some may wish for a bit more space. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 1, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you very much for your opinion posted in Tripadvisor. We all really appreciatte it.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to visit us again.
Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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Cork
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

We're just back from a weekend break in Barcelona. The Pulitzer made our stay very special. The taxi driver from the airport had many positive comments when he heard where we were staying (taxi was e30 and took 30mins from airport). He wasn't mistaken. All of the previous complementary reviews were correct. The following points outline why I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel...
1. Location. As said numerous times before, very central. Just off Placa de Catalunya where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, bus tours start here etc. Close to Las Ramblas also. The street is very quiet and safe.
2. Staff. The staff from receptionists to waiters etc were all very accommodating and helpful. Not 'in your face' but couldn't fault them. Efficient calling taxis, advising restaurants, giving directions etc.
3. Decor. Found the hotel to be very tastefully decorated- chic, low lighting, candles, big pictures and mirrors etc. Rooms are long and narrow- probably bigger than I had expected from the photos. Extremely comfortable 6ft bed with lovely Egyptian cotton bed clothes. We enjoyed relaxing in the evenings in the lobby after dinner. Great chilled out contemporary atmosphere while still maintaining a cosy feel.
4. Food. I had booked the 'Romantic Package' which was great value- for an extra e20 we had breakfast on one morning included as well as a bottle of cava on arrival. Breakfast was very good- fresh fruit, cereals, juices, cheese, omlettes etc.

We paid an additional e60 for a late check out- 6pm, worth the extra expense due to a late flight.
Overall I was delighted with my hotel choice. Would definitely stay here again and wouldn't hesitate in recommending to a friend!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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jmsanchez, General Manager at Hotel Pulitzer, responded to this review, February 1, 2010
Dear Madam/Sir,

I would like just to thank you for all your comments posted.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to visit the Pulitzer again.
Best regards
Jose Mª Sanchez-Harguindey
General Manager
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Property: Hotel Pulitzer
Address: Calle Bergara 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#72 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#105 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pulitzer 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pulitzer is a 4 stars Boutique Hotel full of light and with a cool and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located in the heart of Barcelona, just few meters walk form Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the famous Passeig de Gracia, it is an ideal base for exploring the city. Guests can choose from 91 stylishly decorated rooms, including a unique Suite with a 30sqm terrace. The Pulitzer is a real happening place: the rooftop terrace offers the perfect spot for chilling out while enjoying the best live music, its restaurant serves up locally sourced dishes in the slow food tradition and its lobby bar is a vibrant place where locals and visitors meet. The Pulitzer takes sustainability and health very seriously: in 2015 it became a Biosphere certified hotel as well as a Healthia certified hotel. Pet-friendly hotel (check conditions on our website). ... more   less 
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