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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #18 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Barcelona and stayed in the Alma for the first three nights. The hotel is really lovely, its modern and spacious and the location couldn't be better, just off the Passeig de Gracia, so there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance.

The best thing about the hotel has to be the staff who are wonderful. From the cava at check in to their tips on the best places to eat and visit, they really go out of their way to make your stay perfect.

The rooms at the Alma are very large and spacious with amazingly comfortable beds and a large walk in shower.

The hotel itself is very clean and has a very pleasant feel. Most evenings we would return to the bar after dinner as the cocktails and desserts are amazing! I highly recommend the chocolate fondant!

Overall I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again if I visit Barcelona again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I spent three nights here with the aim of watching the Grand Prix, spending time on the beach, visiting cathedrals, enjoying some nice meals and generally meandering about. If you want to do a bit of everything in Barcelona this is a great location and the front desk couldn't be more helpful. They aren't just helpful but make you feel comfortable asking for help and advice and seem to set the right tone with a wide variety of guests. Great place.

Room Tip: I would ask about getting a room with lots of sunlight - Ours was nice but a little dark. Courtyard...
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3  Thank Alan J
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

I discovered this hotel on tripadvisor, which is always the first place I look to find places which add tremendously to our travel experiences. The Alma was perfect for us! The staff could not have been nicer...their manner was always friendly and helpful but never too much so that you sensed a certain artificiality. The location is excellent...easy access to a metro line that goes to all the major sites yet in a neighborhood which is gorgeous and just enough removed from the crowds. While we were there it rained but we could walk to the Gaudi houses and some wonderful restaurants. I loved the contemporary clean lines of our room...we were in a suite and couldn't believe how large it was ! We stayed three nights and could not have been more satisfied !

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank RIDGENewYork
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in May 2013, and could not have enjoyed our stay more. Although the hotel is in the northern part of L'Eixample, it's in a good location right off of Passeig de Gracia. Walking is easy to do in Barcelona, but if you're tired/need to go longer distances, the metro is very convenient. The place is very modern and stylish, from the sign on the door right down to very detail in the rooms.

We stayed in a Grand Deluxe room, which was extremely large by European standards (a king size bed that seems small in that room). Shower and bathroom were very nice. The bathroom area is pretty much wide open to the room, though, so you could be disturbed if your spouse or partner wanted to shower while you slept. It's a very quiet place overall...our room opened into the courtyard, which I'm guessing was (much) quieter than the rooms facing the street.

We didn't have any meals at the hotel (too many other good options in the neighborhood), but had a drink in the lovely, tree-filled courtyard.

Beyond all that, the staff here was AMAZING. They helped make reservations (with great recommendations), got us tickets for museums and other attractions in advance, and generally made life easy for us...all while seeming to really enjoy their jobs. Some of the best service I have ever seen.

Overall, this was a great experience: wonderful, large room, excellent location, and unparalleled service...all at a pretty reasonable price in my opinion.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the courtyard are very quiet, and from our room on the 5th floor we could see the roof...
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3  Thank smorris291
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is a lovely hotel in a great location! Do not hesitate to stay here if you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful, modern, and friendly place. We had a room that overlooked a central courtyard and views of a Gaudi-designed building. Very romantic!

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2  Thank goldlie
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We actually stayed here February 2012, over a year ago, but I forgot to add this to the review. But this hotel has been one of my favourite stays in Europe. Not only is it modern, and for a 5 star hotel, is great value in a European city. But the detail is so simple, elegant and modern. The bathroom is very spacious, and the best thing - your finger holds the key to your door! Yes, that's right, modern technology that only allows you to enter the room if you have the right fingerprint! Would definitely stay here again, as the location is fantastic! You've got the Gaudi apartment around the corner, the shops along the boulevard. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank bel80
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

My husband and I stayed 4 nights at Alma. What a fantastic hotel. Everyone was extremely helpful, anything we needed was taken care of. The location is central to just about anything and if you're not walking there, cabs are easy to get from the hotel.
I took advantage of the steam and dry saunas as we walked quite a bit and I found it was a great way to unwind before getting ready for dinner. There isn't much to the gym, a treadmill and a stationary bike but the spa was well stocked with towels and robes and extremely clean.
We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel as it seemed a little expensive and there are loads of great pastry shops within a few block radius so we grabbed coffee and a pastry locally.
The rooms are amazing. Plenty of space and loads of storage. Minimalist and clean but with every comfort you could imagine. The bed was so comfortable.
I would definitely stay here again and I would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 5th floor facing the courtyard and it was very quiet.
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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £179 - £311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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