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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Am a Platnium guest and I will give you the good, the bad and the ugly for which you can then decide if you concur.

Good:
Amazing views, super chic and trendy, beachfront access, nice breakfast buffet, continental room service exceeds US standards as far as what is included, sexy bellman, pool area, room lighting and automatic drapes were impressive.

Bad:
Value in relation to service considering high price for everything, RUDE/ARROGANT front desk staff, you will get better service at a 4 points and their service does not come close to the W South Beach or say the Westin Palace in Madrid, eclipse club is nothing stellar and overhyped, you have to login to their internet each time which is quite annoying.

The Ugly:
Hotel back office operations are subpar - over $6500 US was authorized on my cc for a $2258 bill due to "system issues" and staff who were clueless, they do not ever admit to or fix without Starwood intervention, Luisa, the Front Desk Manager tried to find excuses for every reason to justify their mistake misrepresenting facts, hotel general manager never responded to complaint made which is truly reflective of the arrogance, Watched as their W Insider mgr "Pepe" argued with a customer, they did not recongize Platnium benefits,
Insuffient beach staff, took us 36 minutes to get food and beverage. So while some areas rank high, critical areas are so poor that the hotel is average at best overall.

Best recommendation:
Starwood: Overhaul management team at hotel, the trends in the review match my experience.
Future Guests: Pay with points or cash otherwise consider yourself warned OR stay at another hotel and VISIT the W to see it vs. staying at it. This hotel is known to have issues and although trained by W staff at South Beach does not reflect anything close to that hotels level of service.

*If you are American the Euro conversion just magnifies why you should NOT stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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WBarcelona, Personal Assistant to General Manager at W Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear Jason334,

Thank you so much for sharing with us your recent experience with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. I know that our Director of Rooms and our Hotel Manager have already been in contact with you in order to solve the points you have mentioned on your review. I appreciate you bringing it to our attention. I know we can't change the past but we can certainly make a difference on a future visit with us. Please reach out to me directly when you plan on returning. I would love to make sure you have a much better experience from start to finish. You can contact me at elisabeth.vilardell@whotels.com

Sincerely yours,

Elisabeth Vilardell
Personal Assistant to General Manager

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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Located right at Barcelonita beach the W definitely is the hot spot in Barcelona.I love the spacious guest rooms with full blown view of the sea. The friendliest staff great food and almost every night with great events at wet deck and on the rooftop. My preferred hotel in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Socotr
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I recently stayed at the W with my family and I have to say that the hotel definitely met our expectations. Particularly good for us was the pool area where we enjoyed great views over the beach front while relaxing in the glorious Barcelona sunshine. The service we received was excellent - really friendly and personal, particularly from the ever-smiling Kasia, who went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. The food options are pretty basic but delicious all the same. The only negative point is that the pool could be a bit bigger. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank blh1983
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

What a great place to stay in Barcelona! We had a wonderful check in experience with Cristina. She was very apologetic as she thought we had waited in line too long, we were only there maybe 5-10 minutes. We had a beautiful view of the beach and pool area. Very, very quiet and the room was amazing! Would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone.

Room Tip: Our room was on the fifth floor and the view was absolutely amazing
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We upgraded when prompted via email after initial booking to a fabulous room and we fortunate to get a view over Barcelona. Stunning room. What struck us most is the concept behind W hotels - totally unstuffy, young happy staff and nothing is too much trouble, just ask anything. We did just this, so had great advice on where to go, what to see. Really loved this vibrant hotel, right on the beach, can't wait to return.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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