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“A unique opportunity to stay in a work of art”
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Hotel Bagues
Ranked #27 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The hotel is centrally located in La Rambla and, from the first moment we stepped from the cab to the time we left, we were treated with the utmost charm and courtesy. The hotel has been finished to a unique and incredibly high standard and the rooms are as luxurious as I've seen anywhere. The icing on the cake is the roof top terrace where you can sunbathe, order a drink, or cool off in the pool. The room we stayed in overlooked an open central atrium so daylight was a little limited, but, on the plus side, there was no street noise, which is a rarity on La Rambla! I have no hesitation in recommending Hotel Bagues - it is a credit to its owners, its designers, and its management and staff.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for post such a good opinion of the hotel Bagués.

We are working very hard to provide a unique experience in the heart of Barcelona
What you wrote in this feedback make us proud of the work we have been doing since we opened a year ago.

Finally offer you the possibility to contact me directly to arrange whatever you may need in your next visit to our hotel.

Best regards,

Felipe Turell

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We spent two nights at Hotel Bagues in early August 2011. We booked a basic room through SLH and were upgraded to a slightly larger queen room as SLH members. Our room, corner room on the third floor, overlooked Las Ramblas and the side street with the church. It was an excellent location and we enjoyed standing on the small balcony for some pictures and people watching. The noise was not a problem at all. We lowered the shades and curtains at night and slept soundly.

Hotel staff was excellent and the rooftop pool was a nice treat and usually quiet. The towels at the rooftop pool are great. We ordered some drinks while by the pool in the late afternoon and received wonderful service.

Our room was comfortable, modern, neat, and chic. We especially liked the modern touches, yet the historic setting. We also had the hotel breakfast both mornings and really enjoyed it. Breakfast had a nice assortment and very fresh fruit.

Overall, we loved our two night stay at Hotel Bagues. It was the perfect end to our two week Europe trip. This is the third Small Luxury Hotel we've stayed in and would recommend Bagues to others and would book another SLH for future vacations.

Room Tip: Become a SLH member and receive a free room upgrade (if available).
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2011

Dear Guest,

First of all thank you very much for your review about our hotel.

We are very happy to read your experience with us was great and you really enjoyed.

I hope to have you at hotel Bagués soon.

Kind regards,

Felipe Turell

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My sister and I stayed here for 1 night in July 2011 it was brilliant, it is such a beautiful hotel with attention to detail and the service was fantastic they offered us complementary cocktails water bottle and delicious cherries which was all so good. The twin room we stayed in had a little balcony and a view of La Rambla which was really great and there was no noise issue, the bathroom is amazing the door is glass so not good if you like your privacy but it was really stunning and had a nice bath. The design of the rooms and foyer areas is gorgeous it was all so lovely I would definitely stay here again but for longer next time.

Room Tip: ask for room up high with La Rambla view
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2011

Dear Guest,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for posting such a good feedback about us.

If finally you come to stay longer in Barcelona just let me know and i will take personally care of your experience at our charming hotel Bagués.

Best regards,

Felipe Turell

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We stayed at Hotel Bagues for 3 nights and chose one of the "Jewel" suites to splash out on for a treat to experience something special to finish off our hectic 2 week holiday with a bit of R&R and luxury in the heart of Barcelona. The room and facilities more than matched our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed the luxury of having our own terrace with an outdoor jacuzzi bath. We were in room 603 and I must admit the other suites on that floor did seem to have more spacious terraces with sun beds etc and I don't know if that means our room was slightly less in price, I don't think so but it is worth bearing in mind when booking. We do have a few grumbles but must admit they are minor and really only about the housekeeping side of things. The fan in the bathroom wasn't working and although there was a flower vase in the bathroom, there were no flowers. We had special towels for using outside (we noticed these were also on the roof for using in the pool) delivered on the first evening (about 8 ish) after we had already used the tub and not again during our stay? We had mats for either side of the bed and the weather forecast for the next day delivered on the second evening but not on any other night and although there were glasses and tumblers in the cupboard for use with the mini bar on the first night they were not automatically replaced and we had to ring down and ask for them. To us, the treat of staying in a 5* hotel is to have impeccable service, attention to detail and little touches that you do not normally expect in cheaper hotels so it was shame that we experienced these minor lapses.

Even so, overall, we would highly recommend the Bagues for your stay in Barcelona. Most importantly the sound proofing was fantastic and we enjoyed peaceful nights which is vital on la Ramblas! The staff were extremely helpful, polite and welcoming and a credit to the hotel. The roof top bar and pool area was very stylish and the barman particularly friendly and helpful. Breakfast was generous and varied and we didn't need to eat again until the evening!

Room Tip: Choose 601 or 602 when booking a jewel suite if you want a bigger terrace.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for you opinion about our hotel Bagués.

First of all i would like to apologize about the small grumbles you had during your stay, we have already discuss about them and everything will be perfect for your next visit to the hotel Bagues.

About the room 603, the matter is not about the rates you paid, we have 3 different shapes in our penthouses and they are very similar each other.

Thank you very much and we hope to see you again.

Best regards,

Felipe Turell

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Reviewed 9 September 2011

the location of bagues is excellent - bang on la rambla, next to a fabulous fruit/food market which is bustling. All stores are within walking distance. we even walked to the beach, picasso museum, cathedral, el born area etc from here.
the hotel itself is small with maybe 20-30 rooms but the staff do an excellent job and bend over backwards to fulfill your every need and desire. They offered me 1 hour of free wifi, concierge gave excellent recommendations for restaurants, bars that were spot on.
The italian doorman, Mario was our guide to the best places to eat and drink. The concierge helped me book train tickets.
breakfast is served down in the only restaurant and is pretty good. room service is very quick - i ordered some coffee and it arrived in less than 2 minutes. Rooms are a bit small but you dont hear any noise from the outside.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2011

Dear Guest,

This is a great feedback about our hotel and we really appreciate it.

Mario and the rest of the staff are very professional as you said and they are trying to be helpful to get the best from your stay.

Thank you very much again and regards from the hotel Bagués.

Felipe Turell

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Reviewed 2 September 2011

Stayed for a few days for a romantic break and absolutely loved the hotel! My boyfriend is usually fussy but even he had no complaints! The staff were wonderful and genuinely friendly and rooms were gorgeous. The roof pool was perfect for cooling down and as other reviews stated, the rooms are amazingly soundproofed! Will definately be back

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2011

Dear Guest,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for such a good review.

We are really happy to read you had a very nice experience with us.

Finally i would like to offer you the possibility to contact me directly for future reservations at hotel Bagués.

Warmest regards,

Felipe Turell

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Reviewed 31 August 2011

I spent a long weekend here as a suprise birthday treat. The location and views from my room were excellent. Although it is situated on the very busy Las Ramblas, the room proved to be very well soundproofed.
The hotel and room decor were very baroque and unique. The rooftop bar offers a great panorama of Barcelona's skyline. Special mention must go to the staff who where friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel has a nice intimate atmosphere, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Bagues, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting your good review about our hotel Bagues.

We are very glad to read your experience with us was as you expected and the staff provided you with a high standard service.

Every single member from our team is working very hard to take the hotel Bagués to the top of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona.

Thank you very much and hope to see you again.

Best regards,

Felipe Turell

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Address: La Rambla, 105, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > La Rambla
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#33 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#111 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £145 - £314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Bagues 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a 5-star hotel located on Barcelona's famous Les Rambles, in the heart of the city's Gothic Quarter.Right in the middle of Barcelona's largest cultural and shopping areas, close to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, the Cathedral and the emblematic Boqueria market-museum occupies the building that was the historic palace of El Regulador. It also houses the Masriera museum and function room, a permanent showcase for pieces by this most international Art Nouveau jeweller: Masriera.The hotel has 31 luxury rooms, most with views of Les Rambles or the famous Carme Street, each displaying an exclusive piece of Masriera jewellery.Don't miss the opportunity to stay at Barcelona's new jewel!Services31 guest rooms: 3 single rooms, 21 Superior (14 double and 7 twin), 4 Deluxe and 3 Jewel SuiteRestaurant - Bistrot El Regulador Cocktail bar El ReguladorTerrace with outdoor swimming pool and solarium with views of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and Raval districtBreakfast buffet24-hour room service and mini-barBusiness Center Wi-Fi in all areasFunction rooms and spaces for events: poolside terraceswimming poolGym and saunaBagués-Masriera museumLaundry and ironing serviceSafe in receptionParking nearby (a charge applies)Small dogs allowed (except in bars and restaurants) ... more   less 
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