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“Stylish hotel with breathtaking view!”
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W Barcelona
Ranked #95 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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“Stylish hotel with breathtaking view!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a standard room and a junior suite in this hotel. Even I was for a business trip in Barcelona, I really enjoyed the sea breeze over the weekend and during the breakfast. For the breakfast, you have two choices and can switch. Afternoon walk on the beach is very relaxing. Perfect and reliable concierge "Xavier" made my day over my whole stay. Service during dinner is a bit slow and the restaurant is a bit pricey.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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White Plains, New York
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I have never stayed in a W Hotel that wasn't great and this is no exception. From the second we walked in, we were wowed at how beautiful the hotel is. Then, they gave us a free upgrade to a suite overlooking the city. The room was beautiful, it of course had the famous bed which could not be more comfortable. The location is a little tough for travelling into Barcelona, unless you want to walk a mile and a half to a metro, you need to take a taxi. It is right next to a beach however, which was very nice and clean.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Hotel is on excellent location, rooms are beautiful, modern.
Service in the hotel should be better especially at the reception, where is permeant chaos! Hotel definitely has some problem with magnetic keys, in my 5 days stay I needed to change 4 times key!! Five star hotel shouldn't allow this kind of things.
Swimming pool and service on the swimming pool are outstanding compare with slow and chaotic at the other area of hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the W for one night before getting onto a cruise. Given the short stay, we didn't anticipate being able to do a lot of "tourist" activities, so the fact that the W isn't in the heart of the city wasn't a problem for us. However, it is right on the Barcelonetta, so you have beautiful views of the ocean and the city from there.

We found the property to be very pretty and very well-maintained. We stayed in a "Cool Corner Suite" (gotta love their room names). The room was very nice with beautiful views. One word of warning, though...if there is an event going on either at the pool or at the business next door, you will hear their music. There was rather loud music going on while we were there and we could hear it until about 2am. It didn't ruin our stay, but it did make us wish that the room were a big higher up. Not a deal-breaker by any means, just be aware of it.

We had both dinner and breakfast at the W's restaurant. Food and service were both excellent--the breakfast buffet in particular was outstanding.

I would recommend the W for the type of stay we did...might be a bit far out of town if you're planning to stay in Barcelona for a while and want to tour a lot of the sights.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I loved staying here but not convenient to the main city in terms of being a tourist. I feel like this hotel is better suited for someone who has been to Barcelona a few times before but wants something on the beach.

staff was friendly although one of the concierges kind of grunted at us when giving directions to the restaurant that he had given us reservations to. He said to walk to the right but what he didn't say was that it was about 1km down the road to the right.

The Bliss Spa gave me a polish change and were definitely up to the standards of the Bliss Spas that I have been to previously.

The pool was crowded.

Costs about 7-15euro cab ride to get anywhere from here...

Beautiful view from my room.

Stayed June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Even the most basic rooms are spacious and feel luxe A little far from the centre of town but it was an easy walk along the beach. I need to go back in summer to make the most of the terrace and pool area.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The W Barcelona hotel boasts a great location and truly commands attention. However, I felt that the staff was not exceptional, and I left the property quite unimpressed. First, there are not enough lifts to accommodate the amount of people staying in the hotel, and therefore, the lift lines are quite long. Secondly, although we had a spacious corner room with incredible views, the bathroom left much to be desired. The smallish sink is actually in the bedroom, with zero counterspace, and the toilet and shower are in the actual bathroom, but there is no partition between the toilet and the shower. This means that if you need to use the toilet, you have to walk through the wet shower floor to reach the toilet. In addition to that, the toilet and entire bathroom get wet from the shower. It's akin to being on a cruise ship with a cramped bathroom. Whoever designed the floor plan clearly did not think things through at all. I was thoroughly disappointed with the bathroom accommodations.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: W Barcelona
Address: Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barceloneta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#9 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#12 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#70 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#72 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — W Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 473
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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