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“Beautiful, Centrally-Located Hotel”
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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #17 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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“Beautiful, Centrally-Located Hotel”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed at the Alma for one night on our way back from Minorca in August 2012. The hotel is beautifully designed and the rooms are large and well-appointed. Everyone on staff was exceedingly helpful, from the bellhop to the front-desk staff. It was a short stay, but we had a lovely time - you can't beat the location. We would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This hotel is very modern and futuristic regarding the technology, i was a bit surprised. Very nice holiday spend with my big family (5 rooms). Staff were very helpful and friendly. Location can't get better for first time tourists to Barcelona as it is close from Rambla street.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Maureen Phillips
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Just spent 12 nights in the Alma Barcelona Hotel on a business trip and it was just fantastic. A perfect location for walking the city and surrounded by top notch Tapas bars. The lobby is sleek and spare. Quiet descends on you when you come through the front doors. After getting your finger print key at check in (they have chilled beverages and even champagne if you want it during the check in process), you can sit in the almost silent garden and have a light lunch or drink before going up to your room. I stayed in two different rooms over the course of my stay, and while the decor is a bit austere in style, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable, well laid out and had plenty of closet and drawer space. The bed and bedding were delicious and cool to come home to after the heat of an August day. My first room was on the top floor and faced the street. It was quiet but the windows did not open. My second faced over the courtyard, windows opened and it was also serenely quiet in what can be such a noisy city. The food at the hotel was excellent. The breakfast abundant and very, very well done. From fresh squeezed raspberry, mango or orange juice to cheeses, meats, all kinds of great yogurts and beautiful fruit. The hotel is spotless, the gym is really a small work out room with limited equipment and a warm and lovely lap pool is down there too. If you need a roomful of machines, this is not the place for you. There were many of us traveling on this job and the hotel did an amazing job of getting us all checked in early after our flights. I have to warn you that the service in the dining garden can be a bit slow. With that being said, I had breakfast sent up on many mornings and it showed up exactly at the time I asked for it. So beautiful hotel, great rooms, wonderful service and delicious food. I would most certainly stay here again and again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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St Albans
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Stayed here in July for 3 nights and had a very positive experience. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful, even providing a glass of Cava whilst we checked in! It is in a great location, round the corner from La Pedrera, Gaudis' apartment block and within walking distance of the Sagrada Familia and La Rambla. The outside bar is a lovely tranquil spot to relax after a days sightseeing. The staff gave us restaurant recommendations every evening which were good quality, without being overpriced. We didn't have breakfast as it was pricey, preferring to walk to one of the local cafes around the corner on Passeig de Gracia. The room was very comfortable and quiet, the free mini bar of soft drinks was a nice touch. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to the Alma, an oasis in a great city.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We found this hotel via Tripadvisor as we do quite a few city breaks and we like to find different places rather than the chain hotels which are the same wherever you are. The Alma is a beatifully designed hotel that is not too small but with a very personal service. We were there for three nights and were warmly welcomed and our room was available early so we were able to settle in before setting out into Barcelona. The room was beatifully appointed and spacious with quiet air conditioning and a large bathroom with bath and walk in shower and separate wc.
The hotel is ideally located for the main shopping areas and near enough but not too close to the Ramblas, Sagrada Famiglia etc.

The staff were extermely friendly and very helpful in their recommendations for restaurants and attractions. Pau on reception in particular gave us very good advice on getting about in Barcelona.

In a city centre hotel outside space is always welcome and the quiet garden area at the rear was ideal for relaxing and was also where we had dinner one night and breakfast each morning.

A must nowadays is Wi-Fi that works - the service in the Alma is excellent and extends to all areas and the rooms. It is also free which makes a pleasant change.

We would recommend this hotel every time for a Barcelona visit

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

the staff , service, quality of food and rooms were really outstanding. the location is so perfect being central to Los Ramblas and the main shopping roads . it also very near the beach (follow one long road to the marina) and to the Gaudi sights. The cathedral is on the same road as the hotel. Fantastic stay!

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london
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We had originally booked Hotel 1898 but cancelled due to a couple dodgy recent reviews and an uninspiring call with the hotel. Having walked past 1898 on the tourist trap that is Rambla and spent 3 nights at Alma it was a great decision.

As soon as we walked into Alma the doorman grabbed our bags and the receptionists welcomed us and offered drinks. Fingerprint detection on the doors was novel.

Rooms are spacious, light and airy. Slightly odd that there is no shower privacy - this is a hotel for couples really. TV is HD and wifi free.

Restaurant and bar recommendations were spot on. The staff are correctly snobby about sending their guests to tourist traps, preferring to send them to popular places close by that are high quality, well priced and frequented by locals.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alma Barcelona
Address: Mallorca 271, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#3 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#15 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Alma Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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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