Beautiful hotel with amazing views and steps to the sand. Close to the nightclubs and restaurants on the beach. Our room faced the city and the marina. Very open with lots of windows and light. Very spacious. We had a standard deluxe room. (I think they may all be corner rooms.) It was like a mini-suite with a sitting area, high-tech electronics and a huge bathroom with luxurious amenities.
The negatives: The beds were uncomfortable. I found this extremely disappointing. It felt like laying on cardboard and I usually like a firm mattress. It was also awfully warm and stuffy. Even after the engineer was sent up to fix the a/c, it did not cool down enough for us to sleep comfortably. I'm not sure if it's a cultural thing. We're Americans and we found most European accommodations to be a touch too warm. Perhaps that's the case. Housekeeping was banging around for an hour or so in the room next door so that was quite annoying. We might have checked-in too early so they must have been cleaning. Also, the bathtub was a bit too tall. I bummed my knee trying to climb in (I'm 5'4").
The positives: The service was impeccable. You don't have to lift a finger - literally. I don't think we touched one door, one elevator button....I surely thought we'd get spoonfed at any moment. We were given refreshments as we waited to check-in. The staff was professional and polished.
I know I ranted a bit earlier but the service really made up for it. I love knowing that I can ask for whatever and no matter what it is, it is always acknowledged with a smile and a genuine willingness to assist. What can I say, I'm a sucker for great service. It's not easy to do with demanding clients. Well-done.
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- The pristine Hotel Arts Barcelona guides guests through relaxation through a myriad of luxurious accommodations. Surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of Barcelona, the landscape will leave you in awe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arts Hotel Barcelona
- Arts Barcelona Hotel
- Best Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Arts Barcelona Catalonia