I'm writing this review while still at the hotel. This is an incredible place, as great as the other Trip Advisors claim. Its modern design is clean, crisp, and yet exudes an incredible warmth too. Starting from the lovely welcome at check-in, to the James-Bondian fingerprint key system, to the beautiful lobby, to the large room with high ceilings, a large, super-comfortable king-sized bed with a duvet like a cloud and large, comfortable pillows, HD TV, AC, free wifi, a free mini-bar which is restocked daily with waters, juices and sodas. Really nice, large bathroom too. A nice spa with pool, steam room and sauna. The furnishings are lovely, with simple clean lines and the whole hotel is very, very clean. The best part though is that the staff goes out of their way to be charming and helpful. Our room overlooks the courtyard in the back where you can have breakfast or afternoon drinks or dinner, or just hang out. This is a VERY quiet hotel, yet near most of the main tourist areas. We walked about 15 minutes to the Sagrada Familia. The Casa Barllo is about a 10 minute walk. The metro (subway) is close so you can get to other neighborhoods like the Gothic quarter or the Ramblas easily without having to actually stay in those busy areas. The neighborhood around this hotel is a bit like the Champs Elysee in Paris -- fancy, bustling, but not crazy. We did not hear any noise at all while in the hotel. We've traveled all over the world and stayed in nice hotels -- this hotel is one of the best we've been at. Not extra-fancy, nor snooty, but very welcoming.The hotel price is comparable to other nice hotels around the city, but I really can't imagine that any other hotel is this great for the price, location, design, comfort and fantastic staff. I would stay here again anytime and HIGHLY recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AlmaBarcelona hotel is housed in an elegant building which dates back to the start of the 20th Century. Located right in the heart of Barcelona, just a few metres from the famous Passeig de Gràcia. With its proximity to the Batlló house, La Pedrera, Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona Cathedral, Palau de la Música, L'Auditori and numerous other popular tourist attractions, the AlmaBarcelona has one of the best locations in the city. Its 72 rooms are separated into classical and modernist accommodation, providing an interior unlike any other. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alma Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
- Alma Barcelona Catalonia