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Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Ranked #121 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed here at the start of July and was really disappointed.
It just didn't live up to 5* expectations, feeling more like a business hotel than anything else.

The worst thing was the air-con which was as good as non-existent. July temps were high and, despite having the air-con on most of the time, the only thing it seemed to achieve was the belching of warm air into the room. Awful. Despite complaining about this, nothing was ever rectified. Yes, they sent up a handyman, but it wasn't fixed. I barely slept for 3 nights due to the heat so I can't say that this is one for a relaxing stay. To be honest, I've stayed in hotels of a lower standard yet had a much higher level of comfort and service.

Finally, a small comment re check out. It would have been nice to have been asked how my stay had been. This would have been an opportunity for feedback. However instead I was met with the city tax bill by an unsmiling and disinterested gentleman.
I left with the impression that this is very much a tourist hotel with little interest in securing repeat custom.

Ultimately, for the price, there are far better options in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights last week. The first night without aircondtion, which at this time of the year in Barcelona can be quite frustrating. We had ordered a room with separate beds, but it could not be arranged. As a compensation we were "upgraded" to a smoking room with balcony. Not quite satisfactory! The location close to the beach is perfect, and the pool at the roof is a gem!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here last year for a few nights pre our cruise holiday. The hotel is in a great place, close to the beach and local tourist attractions. The hotel staff are excellent and were always willing to assist. The hotel rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped. The breakfast had plenty of choice and the restaurant was very good too. We would definitely stay here again if we were to visit Barcelona which will hopefully be some day soon

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank L1SA
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PULLMAN-BARCELONA, Quality & Attitude Manager at Pullman Barcelona Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share you experience during your stay at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper.
We are glad to know that your stay with us met all your expectations, regarding the location, your room, and the breakfast. Also, thank you for your comment about our staff, “excellent and always willing to help”. I will make sure they are made aware of your kind words.
We will be pleased to host you whenever you decide to come back to Barcelona.

Yours Sincerely

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is perfect hotel to bring together the relaxing and sightseeing trip- close to the beach and next to hop-on hop off bus stop. After the walking day it is possible to refresh in one of plenty restaurants with the view on the sea.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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PULLMAN-BARCELONA, Quality & Attitude Manager at Pullman Barcelona Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you very much for your comment. It’s always a great pleasure to read that one of our clients was satisfied with his stay. We are glad that our location was a perfect fit for you.
We hope you will choose us again should you come back to Barcelona.

Yours Sincerely

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

First lesson I learned was that you better have euros - cab drivers do not accept US dollars and having arrived on a Sunday with the banks closed this proved to be a real problem!
Much to see and the city tour buses are really good.Pick them up all over and get off and on where you want. We had passes for two days and really covered much of Barcelona. The hear phone monitors are really nice for keeping you informed as to where you are and what you are seeing.
Food is great - must try paella! Ask hotel personnel where they go and save a bunch over hotel restaurants.

Room Tip: Great location for beach and sight seeing tour buses
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank George K
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PULLMAN-BARCELONA, Quality & Attitude Manager at Pullman Barcelona Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Barcelona experience.
We are glad that your trip in Barcelona and your stay at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper were a great source of satisfaction.
We hope to see you among us again.

Yours Sincerely

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I just returned after four days at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper and can't wait to go back. The room was lovely (although the air con could be better during this heat wave) with Roger et Gallet amenities. Breakfast and lunch by the pool was tasty and the location is perfect if you want to spend time both at the beach and in the city. The best thing was however the service. Everyone was so helpful and smiling, and that is for me the most important sign of a luxury hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank JLi73
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PULLMAN-BARCELONA, Quality & Attitude Manager at Pullman Barcelona Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Madam,

Thanks for sharing your opinion about your stay at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper.
It is a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed so much your stay that you want to come back. Thank you for your kind remarks about the room & bathroom, the breakfast and our location. Regarding your very nice comment about our staff, I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff, as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.
We hope you will be able to come here again and we will be happy to host you should you come back.

Yours Sincerely

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This hotel was located a stonethrow from the beach and a nice part of the beach as well.

I only stayed here for one night for work, but everything I saw was very nice. There was a mix of people here with families and for business and the hotel catered for both.

No faults from me, I only rated 4 stars because I have stayed at more luxury hotels.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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PULLMAN-BARCELONA, Quality & Attitude Manager at Pullman Barcelona Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for reporting the opinion of your stay, knowing what our clients are thinking about the Pullman Barcelona Skipper is very important for us to improve the quality of service.
We are very glad to know that your short stay with us was a success for you, especially regarding our location.
I hope you will come back for a longer stay next time and we are looking forward to hosting you again.

Yours Sincerely

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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
#30 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#58 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#93 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $192 - $418 (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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