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“Blown Away By This Hotel! A Total Gem Seconds From The Beach In Barcelona”

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Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Ranked #119 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We loved every minute of our week long stay in the Pullman Skipper! It had it all and the staff were truly amazing. They were at all times friendly and attentive and so relaxed, not an inch of snootiness to be seen at all like in some 5 star hotels! The room was large and spacious, had a huge bathroom with a bath and separate shower. The breakfast was to die for, one of the most impressive I have seen in any hotel. Did I mention the fabulous rooftop pool and sun bathing deck with panoramic views of the Barcelona coast line and the city? We spent a lot of time up here and the staff looked after our every need. If you do go to the rooftop deck make sure you try the burger as like everyone has said previously it’s yummy yummy! The music on the rooftop deck added to the overall chilled out feel and anytime we wanted to go to the beach instead that was only seconds from the hotel. Not only that but there were a number of restaurants that we had food in right on the beach literally less than 5 minutes from the hotel (Carpe Diem Lounge Club, Shôko, Barcelona Ice Bar).

I wish I could say everything was perfect but there were a few tiny things we were disappointed with….. we do love to gym a little bit when away on long trips but this was not really possible at the Pullman Skipper. I would have called what they had a fitness room rather than a gym with a few small bits of equipment and we were disappointed about this. The other thing was the WiFi in our room, it was in one word TERRIBLE! The signal was weak all the time and the system they used where you had to log back in every time via the browser was very annoying. I suppose I could have lived with it if the signal was good but in only one place was the signal strong and that was at the door to the room and I did not want to sit there on the flooor to browse the web. At the provided desk it was almost impossible to get a signal both on my Android phone and on my partners iPad. Speaking of a weak WiFi signal the rooftop deck had a bad WiFi signal as well. Lots of people had iPads and iPhones etc. on the rooftop deck as it’s nice to be able to browse when chilling out but again the signal was so weak more often than not it was a chore to try and even connect.

Aside from the few gripes I had above I would highly recommend this hotel to family and friends who were travelling to Barcelona and wanted a nice place to stay close to the beach.

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Nothing to complain about with this stay.
Great hotel as it is walking distance to the old town where you will find the best restaurants and night life. The hotel offers two pools and a great lounge and breakfast.
The gym is small but good enough.
The rooms are amazing with all the perks you would expect in a 5 star stay.
The walk across the beach is a non issue, we chose to stay at the hotel as the 2 pool atmospheres we meet your needs whatever they are.
Worth the extra dollars.

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

You just simply can't go wrong with Pullman hotels. We stayed at Pullmans in different parts of the world and it has always been nothing but excellent and great value for money. We arrived to Barcelona after spending few days in Venice, in rather average hotel for what it was priced and we have been really happy to stay in Pullman.
Pullman Barcelona Skipper is located in the Olympic harbour just few seconds walk from the beach. The rooms are modern and clean with sea and swimming pool view. There are two excellent pools in that hotel, but one of the roof top is really worth visiting. It has a bar and absolutely stunning views..
The staff is very helpful and speaks excellent english. Another big plus of that hotel is very good breakfast with considerable variety of different foods to fit everyones taste.
The only two little down sites to me personally are very slow lifts and not strong enough air-conditioning if you are used to standards like in Middle East. However, I would not consider this a big minus for the hotel, as those things vary across the regions.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

Located on Port Olympic near some nice beaches, my wife and I stayed here 3 nights and really liked this hotel. The room was comfortable and breakfast went on till late, a great help for late risers like us. Free wi-fi in the room was a good bonus!

Some of the reception staff deserve a very special mention, especially Luis, who was fantastic. After we had got pickpocketed at Passeig de Gracia metro station at 11pm, and somehow found our way back to the hotel, Luis was superb - he helped us to no end in canceling credit cards, sending a maintenance guy to break open the baggage lock at midnight (as the keys of this lock went with the wallet), etc. In short, he tried doing whatever he could to help make us more comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

i've been to barcelona a few times, and decided to stay here upon the great reviews on this site and for the location near the beach. two nights in, me and my friends decide to goto the bars behind the Pullman and on the beach( about 2 blocks away ). on the way out of the hotel, we get accosted by 4 men passing out flyers. about 10 minutes later, we realize our wallets are gone! after returning to the front of the hotel and chasing them into the park, we notify the hotel staff who basically shrug and say it happens around here.

i expect better service and minimally, some staff ensuring thugs are not loitering outside the entrance.

good:
- nice amenities( roger and gallet )
- tasty breakfast
- rooftop pool
- near beach bars

bad:
- GOT ROBBED OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR.
- internet is pretty dodgy. basically they give you a 7 day pass for free, but it ends up expiring after a day anyways.
- pool is packed
- a bit far from the city center
- dodgy area outside

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

My daughter and I visited Barcelona in early July and spent 5 nights at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel. We were very comfortable in a well appointed room. We had a room on the 4th floor which directly faced the sea (pity that there is a large building between the Skipper and the sea). Excellent breakfast in a most pleasant setting to start the day. 2 swimming pools available to guests. Easy access to and from the hotel by taxi, on the tourist open bus route and walking distance to the beach front with lots of super restuarants to chose from for dinner. If you would like to stay in a modern hotel just away from the inner city hubbub, this hotel is an excellent choice you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Avinguda Litoral 10, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#21 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#89 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#100 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $166 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pullman Barcelona Skipper 5*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barcelona, Port Olímpic, only 50 metres from the beach.An ideal location next to the beach and an excellent starting point, no matter what your reason for visiting Barcelona.Our prime location features fast connections to the airport and the main roads leading into the city. Taxis, the underground metro, buses and trams are just a few meters away from the hotel... plus a relaxing stroll alongside Barcelona's beautiful beaches will bring you to the world-famous Rambles. A 20-minute walk in the opposite direction will lead you to the new Diagonal Mar district with its famous Barcelona Forum Convention Centre, the flagship of the new Barcelona.All rooms are touched with contemporary design and are fully furnished and fitted to provide optimal comfort. The hotel's extensive common areas are filled with natural Mediterranean light and offer a luxurious view of our private interior garden.Our personalised service and commitment thrives on meeting your needs so that you can make the most of your stay in Barcelona.Pullman Barcelona Skipper is the ideal hotel that combines business and leisure, creating a product that can offer you the best in services and technology to ensure success, combined with premium recreation and comfort. ... more   less 
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Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel Barcelona
Ab Skipper Barcelona
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