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Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Ranked #122 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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“fantastic hotel; fantastic location”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

this is the perfect choice for a stay in Barcelona; by the beach yet a short ride into the centre of barcelona.the staff are friendly and can give lots of advice on where to go and what to see. our room was clean, modern, big comfortable bed and really quiet for a good nights sleep.the breakfast is fantastic fresh fruit, cheese and cold meats, as well as cooked breakfast with sausage eggs and bacon in a bright sunny room looking out over the deck and outdoor pool. Theres a great pool on the roof with fantastic views over the sea...
just around the corner you can catch the open top tour bus for a great ride around all the main attractions, make sure you visit the parc guell to see the amazing gaudi creations. its a great place to have a picnic and take in fantastic views of the city.
there are so many tapas bars and restaurants to visit and dont miss the food market off the ramblas. there are so many brilliant sights to see, i cannot wait to go back We would definitely recommend the hotel and the city as a must see city break.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

came with a friend for the weekend and it was fantastic. they even left her a bottle of champagne on the house for her birthday. we were given a smoking room at first and it smelt of cigarettes, neither of us smoke so we asked to change rooms, that was done with out hassle.
friendly staff, good location next to all the clubs and the beach is just round the corner.
pool on the terraces was lovely.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed with my Brother for three night mini-break. Good hotel, geared towards business travellers however this does not impact heavily on hotel service levels, which are good. As most other reviewers have said before, the location is great for the Olympic Port and Beach and its 25 minutes walk to the start of Las Ramblas. Rooms are nicely furnished, no Music Dock which I missed. Breakfast is fine...stick with continental as they still don't so sausage or bacon very well. Best thing: The staff are excellent. Worst thing: Noisy if you get a room overlooking the main Avenue Litoral. Would go back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed here in September 2012, very clean, great choice at breakfast, ideally located for the beach, 15 - 20 minute walk to the city. You can easily get sightseeing bus from a two minute walk for the green line. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel. The receptionist was very helpful as were all of the staff.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay at the Pullman, it's virtually located on the beach with plenty of great restaurants within a 5 min walk. While it's not right on the centre there is a metro station near by.

Breakfast is served until late which is handy if you've had a late night/ early morning in the clubs and casino which are right on the doorstep.

There's a great pool terrace with fantastic views of the beach.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Pleasant check in experience. Quick, efficient, and helpful.

The room we stayed in was a somewhat larger European size room. Bed was comfortable, soft and firm pillows. Internet was reasonably fast (2.5 Mbps) - access was provided for each device. The room was welcomingly warm ( cold the week we stayed). Nice benefit was that the window opened fully. The shower was a good size, water pressure was okay. Double sink which we liked.

The breakfast buffet was good to very good. Decent selection of fruits, meats, breads, and cereals. My wife thought it was too pork centric.

The "gym" really isn't worth mentioning. Either bring your TRX bands or just assume you won't be working out. The beach offers an excellent run.

The restaurant was decent - food and service were good.

Area is light on services, lots of restaurants along water. Quality can be spotty so be sure to check Trip Advisor before you eat. :)

The Metro is about a 5 min walk away and a 7-8 Euro taxi ride to city.

Safe travels.

Room Tip: Upper floor, beach side, was quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Amazing experience from start to finish. The rooms are spotless and large. The two swimming pools are great, it is rare to find such large swimming pools in the centre of barcelona this was a real plus for me. Breakfast was so nice, loads of choice. The location was brilliant, right next to beach as well as being really close to the classier night clubs and restaurants on the beach front. Definitely the best place I have stayed in Barcelona so far, will be back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pullman Barcelona Skipper
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
#92 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#100 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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