We decided to stay at the Hotel Bagues on our recent visit to Barcelona and I have to say, we were not disappointed.
The Hotel is placed very centrally in the main thoroughfare - Las Ramblas and from the outside looks very elegant and picturesque.
The staff; The door man was very welcoming and the reception staff could not have been more helpful if they had tried. Bell-hop; very informative and gave us a brief history on the hotel en route to our room and once there walked us around explaining how everything worked.
The room; In truth it was slightly smaller than I expected but being a boutique hotel, this was probably my fault for having slightly skewed expectations this all said, the room was decorated very nicely (albeit a bit dark) and was very comfortable and more than adequate. The en-suite was also decorated to a very high standard having a nice deep bath/shower but again, just a little on the dark side. The bed, we found to be very comfortable but if you are any taller than my Wife and I (both 5' 10") you may end up having your feet overhanging the end of the bed. The only downside that we found was not really to do with the hotel, well. other than the location. Right next door there is a church and we found out that they quite like to ring their bells, a lot! Whilst the room is well sound proofed after a while, especially on Sunday morning) the constant dinging manages to break the sound proofing down. This said, if you like churches (and it is a beautiful church) this could be plus side. Finally; we found the mini bar to be well stocked and reasonable.
Restaurant; Whilst we didn't eat a full meal in the restaurant we did have a round of oysters which the hotel have as their speciality. I guess oysters are oysters but the staff were very polite and helpful, as were all staff (including cleaners) that we encountered during our stay. Looking at the menu (which we didn't try) it looked very extravagant but not overly priced and the restaurant always seemed to be full and quite often with locals which in my book is always a good thing.
In summary - a nice 5* boutique hotel, ideally placed for roaming around Barcelona with wonderful staff. A little pricey but would I go back? - I think I would, which I guess is the acid test.
I hope you find this to be helpful.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bagues Barcelona, Catalonia