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Review of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

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Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Ranked #16 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Guernsey
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“True 5 star Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

The building oozes luxury even as you enter it. The entrance foyer is stylish and you certainly know you are entering a high end hotel. On being greeted by the reception staff, and offered an ice-tea even as we checked in, we were offered a substantial upgrade from our room to a much larger suite.
The reception staff escorted us to our suite, which was simply amazing. It felt brand new - that's because it basically was - in the new building. It was also so large that it had a separate guest cloakroom/toilet as well as a large sitting/dining area, massive outdoor seating area with table and loungers, and the bedroom itself with large walk-in wardrobe and fantastic bathroom.

Everything was impeccably clean and just worked. The room was perfect and exactly what you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. Although you did have to pay additional for wi-fi, it was extremely fast (100Mbps download and around 60Mbps upload speeds!) so it felt a small price to pay for good quality internet. Other features of the room included 2 large and modern samsung TV's, a modern iPhone dock with lightning connector, I think the TV's even had AppleTV connected to them in case you wanted to stream movies to them! Overall, extremely impressive.

The hotel restaurant - Blanc - was nice and light and airy, very comfortable. We had lunch there were the fish we had (Haddock, I think?) was amazing, absolutely perfectly cooked. For dinner we decided to go and explore the city - the Concierge recommended us somewhere to eat, which also turned out to be fantastic. Would highly recommend the concierge service.

Overall, I would not hesitate to visit again or suggest to a friend. This is what 5 star should be.

Room Tip: New building rooms were very spacious and modern.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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401 reviews
125 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Mandarin, the chain that originally came from Hong Kong and manage these days to take over the best locations with the most luxurious style worldwide, is a branch that will always amaze you. You can count on them, to have a stylish experience - But It is, however, mostly (in most cities, or most dates) unaffordable or climbs to immoral prices per night. Honestly, when the prices here get to 1000$ a night I wouldn't go thats for sure, but when you do luckily manage to find a room in a reasonable price (we found one at the beginning of January), this hotel is BEAUTIFUL and promises the ideal romantic weekend, its a sensual experience, full of style and comfort, relaxing and intriguing atmosphere. The location is great, the pool and spa are wonderful, you feel its new. I miss the smell of it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Justin A
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Piraeus, Greece
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Very well positioned in the center of the city without the commotion and traffic.Exclusive design ,very polite staff and a spot for breakfast that is really amazing.Spacious rooms.Very well organized.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kiros_greece
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New York City, New York
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139 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

It would be difficult to find a better hotel in Barcelona. The location is perfect as you are on a popular avenue for shopping and cafes. It's a short walk to many of the most famous areas and attractions in the city.
What will impress you the most is the staff. From check-in to Housekeeping to the Concierge staff, they couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. The Concierge staff was most excellent. Francisco was knowledgable and friendly and the amazing Carlos gave us the best suggestions. It's easy to see why this is the busiest desk in the hotel. They take care of everything!
The rooms are modern, beautiful and well-maintained. This is a fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weston, Florida
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74 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This beautiful, contemporary, Asian themed hotel is located in the heart of it all. Walking distance to some Gaudi sights, the best shopping and restaurants! The hotel has a fantastic breakfast buffet with omelets, cheeses, fruits and fantastic bread and sweet tables. A must!!!
The swimming pool is small but cozy and the lounge chairs are very comfortable.

Room Tip: Try to face the front of the building to watch the street action..
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Service was excellent, as one would expect from Mandarin properties. Rooms were small, but not atypical for Europe. Everything was very modern both inside and outside of the room. Location is good for the city center, situated among the high-end shops (Tiffany's, Brioni, Manolo Blahnik, etc). I prefer the seaside hotels, but if one is going to stay within the city, then this is likely the best option. Simona in the Banker's Bar was a true pleasure, filled with great suggestions for dining and activities. The concierge service, in general, was top-notch as we did not have a single bad suggestion on our 7-day trip. I was not overly impressed with the restaurants: Blanc is great for breakfast, but lacks ambiance for evening. Terrat is the rooftop bar / restaurant, and it has only a sushi menu (I was tired of having only sushi every time I took in the pool). Banker's Bar is nice, but the foot traffic going through there is very light.

Room Tip: I would avoid the rooms that overlook the main boulevard as there is a lot of construction at the mo...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sdrs1999
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new york
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

It starts with the service the minute you walk in the guys at the door are friendly, accommodating, caring, and smart. Alberto is the man. There was some construction in front of the hotel when we arrived so you could not pull up to the front of the doors but the guys at the door wee on this like white on rice. Our luggage was grabbed we were escorted up the very cool walk way and taken right to the desk. Our room was not ready but we were taken care of never the less, I was a little bummed we did not get upgraded but the room we had was perfect plenty of space and a great bath room with a giant shower and huge soaking tub. The concierges were fantastic, great recommendations for restaurants and sites. We wanted to see a jazz show that was being held on a Saturday evening on top of the Guadi building up the block there was some confusion and the concierge purchased tickets for a different venue. Upon realizing this we came back to the hotel and not only did the concierge correct the error but paid for the concert we wanted to stay. Breakfast was awesome kudos to Mikala (sp?) a waitress in the breakfast venue she was a great server and super accommodating.. My wife hit the spa and loved it. The location s is perfect If you are going to Barcelona and are going to stay in a luxury hotel this is the place, look no further. I'd love to go back

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stevieNewYork
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Additional Information about Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Property: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Address: Passeig de Gracia, 38-40 | Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#20 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is an elegant, contemporary hotel in the heart of the avant-garde city's celebrated Passeig de Gracia. Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, this 120-room hotel, offers exceptional services and facilities including an award-winning spa, innovative dining at BistrEau by Angel Leon and two Michelin-starred dining by Carme Ruscalleda, within an exquisite interior created by world renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. ... more   less 
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