We stayed at The Alma for four nights in early August on a City break. We chose the Hotel based on excellent Trip Adsviser reviews and were not disappointed.
When we arrived, the room was not ready but we sat with the Lady at Reception & had a couple of glasses of Cava while she pre-booked the attractions and restaurants we wanted to go to.
The Hotel is super modern with finger print entry to the rooms - no hassle with having to get the key card changed when it comes into contact with the phone! The decor & comfort were really exceptional & could not be faulted.
The staff were absolutely exceptional and always went the extra mile on suggestions, getting taxis, directions, etc.
The Hotel is located very close to the corner of Mallorca & Passeig De Gracia which is the luxury shopping Street. This to me is a far better location than The Ramblas (10 minutes walk) which is much brasher and noisier. Many of the bars, cafes & restaurants in this area seem to be frequented by locals with better variety and value than The Ramblas.
Diagonal Metro Station (with access to multiple lines) is 5 minutes walk away as is Place De La Catalunya in the other direction.
My only issue was the Hotel breakfast. This is not included in the room rate but charged at 25 Euros per head. I found his pretty insubstantial with better value to be had in many nearby cafes. In all fairness though, The Spanish are not big on breakfast which for most locals seems to be a coffee woith croissant or baguette.
The Alma is not inexpensive but the service, facilities & comfort are really worth the money and I would not hesitate to return.
- 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