We stayed at the W Barcelona for three nights and we are glad we chose the W. The hotel is very stylish and modern and is situated beautifully right on the beach. The view from the rooms is nothing less than spectacular.
We booked breakfast at the hotel, which was very good. Right below the W, there are a few small restaurants right at the beach, which seemed to be quite popular. A perfect opportunity for those, who prefer a less hectic way of spending the evening. For those, who are interested in doing sightseeing/shopping etc. the hotel is also a great choice. Although is is not "downtown", a taxi to Plaza de Catalunya (which is as downtown as it gets) is just 10 Euros. The harbour is within walking distance.
Downtown Barcelona is beautiful, but also very crowded and very "tourist-orientated". It is almost impossible to just look at a restaurants menu and quietly decide, whether you want to choose this restaurant for dinner. The moment you just come somewhat close to the place, some "tourist-catcher" runs up to you, sticks a menu in your face and tells you one million reasons why just just absolutely need to eat right there. At the mentioned restaurants below the W, there was no such behavior, which we were very thankful for.
The room we had was great (Thank you, Valentina). 19th floor, beautiful view of Barcelona. The room was clean, spacious and very stylish. The only thing that I need to mention is, that the mattresses are typical Spanish mattresses, which means that they are very soft. I prefer something different, but that is NOT a flaw from the hotel but a matter of my personal preference.
With too little time on our hands we never got to test the gym,the spa or the Eclipse (bar on the 26th floor), so I cannot say anything about them.
The service overall was great, whenever there was a small problem, it was taken care of right away.
I had a wonderful time at the W Barcelona. So if you are looking for a hotel in Barcelona that offers great service, modern and beautiful styling/architecture and a perfect location, I recommend that you choose the W.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DIVE INTO THE CURRENT Step inside. See for yourself. Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular stay. Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk. Check into one of our 473 fabulous guest rooms & suites boasting panoramic views over the Mediterranean and city of Barcelona. Mix it up and dine in style at Michelin-star rated chef Carlos Abellan's BRAVO24. Get glamorous on our 26th floor hotspot, at ECLIPSE rooftop bar, or make your way down to our signature Living Room to find WAVE & the W LOUNGE for a cocktail (or two). Take a dip at our WET pool surrounded by sun terraces, cabanas and enjoy the only beachfront access at any hotel in the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
- W Barcelona Catalonia