I decided to go to Barcelona with my wife, as a present on her birthday. As this is our 6th time in Barcelona, I can say that we have some previous experience regarding the location of the hotel and some other hotels to compare it with.
I found this hotel on TripAdvisor and booked for 3 nights, finding a very good offer for the hotel and for the location itself. Speaking about that, the Pulitzer hotel is perfectly located right in the center of Barcelona, in Placa Catalunya. Of course, it's very easy to locate, as it stands in the back of Fnac (a large electronics store).
The staff was very welcoming, speaking English and of course Spanish. The hotel is very elegant, I guess renovated, cause the building is quite old. When you enter the hotel, you have the reception on your left, the open bar and a lot of couches on the right and the restaurant and a patio in front. I read about a patio on the roof, didn't use it. The bar is nice, had a cocktail and some wine there. Rather expensive comparing to a bar in Barcelona, but it was ok.
The room is very nice, the size is ok comparing it to some other hotel rooms in Barcelona and even in Europe. I don't know USA, but for Europe is ok. The furniture looks good, some of it gives me the impression that is just renovated, not new (can be only an impression though). You have TV, wifi internet, minibar, some snacks, safe box, heating, air conditioning. The bathroom is very clean and they provided all that one need (towels, shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving set, slippers and so on). Everything is very clean and the thing that they clean the room a little bit later than in other hotels was not a problem to me.
The only problem we had was with the heating. First night the air conditioning (that provided heating also) worked, but there was no heat, only ventilation. We spoke with the reception staff in the morning and they sent someone to take care of the problem. When we returned in the afternoon, everything was ok so that's nice of them. Well, let's say almost ok, cause there still was a weird noise sometimes, during the air conditioning functioning. It sounded like a crack and I guess it was something like the plastic in the pipes heating/cooling. But I guess it has to do with the law of physics and it didn't occur so often so we were able to get a good sleep. Another thing in the category of heating are the windows, rather weak-insulating, but this is a common aspect in Spanish windows.
And talking about the good night sleep, I appreciate the fact that they provide 2 kind of pillows, different sizes, which is good for those like me that prefer sleeping on a non-fluffy one. The fact that double bed means 2 beds placed one next to the other is not good. Double bed should be a big one which fits 2 persons, without the dividing line that 2 beds give. Either you have 2 beds with just one king size mattress, either one king size bed.
All that being said, I would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend and I would definitely return here. We ranked this one as the second best that we ever stayed in Spain (visited a lot of cities there) and the third overall.
PS: In choosing this hotel, the fact that the hotel's management is bothering replying to reviews was a plus.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona, Catalonia
- Pulitzer Hotel Barcelona