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“The "Perfect" Barcelona Hotel”
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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #17 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The "Perfect" Barcelona Hotel”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

All the class of a 5 * Plus luxury Hotel with a modern contemporary arty feel and subtle lighting throughout to enhance relaxation. The Hotel is fantastically located in 5th Avenue surrounded by high end shops and within easy reach of all the city’s main attractions, metro stops etc without being amidst the hustle and bustle. Sacrada Familia is within walking distance for the reasonably fit, Try to pre book Tickets if possible. Approx. 10 euro cab ride to Port Olympic for Bars, Clubs & Beach etc. Approx. 25 min from the Airport
All the Hotel staff were superb, unlike other experiences of previous staff of hotels of the same rating, they were unpretentious yet extremely professional and attentive with excellent customer service skills. We were made to feel extremely welcome from the moment we arrived even though it was 1am they treated us as special guests until the second we left, should Pablo the evening concierge or Marcos the day concierge be on duty while you are there you will have no trouble finding what you need as they have the experience & knowledge of Barcelona to tailor make recommendations for the perfect places to suit your situation. Place your trust in their recommendations and you won’t go far wrong.
Lovely Cafés, bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance, we particularly liked Café Emma for Breakfast and just through the alley opposite the hotel is a French bar located in a cella (Les Gens Que J’aime) which has a lovely cosy relaxed feel and is open until 3am. Perfect for that late wind down drink. The area had a safe feel about it.
We stayed in room 605/607 with friends which was on the top floor. Fingerprint door entry or old fashioned key if required. overlooking the gardens and a view of Gaudis Casa Mila in the distance. Great oversize shower, Large Tv etc… The Bed & bedding was all of high quality and combined with the window shutters that block out all the light & sound you could end up spending most of your stay sleeping.
The Spa is small but functional, Indoor Pool, Steam room & sauna. Complimentary robes and slippers provided for guests and the lift takes you directly. Nice to relax after seeing the sights.
We would definitely seek to stay in this Hotel again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Just returned from a 5 night stay at the Alma and have to say it's even better than the reviews we read. Everything from our welcome to the checkout was top class, the "front of house" service stood out particularly. All aspects of the room were very comfortable and the bar service very friendly. We didn't actually eat at the hotel as too many other attractions in the city, but will do next time we stay at the Alma. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Alma Barcelona is a lovely hotel in a great location within this beautiful city. Located just a block from the Casa Mila and just off the Passeig de Gracia with a fantastic range of Designer stores leading down to the Placa Catalunya with Las Ramblas and the Gothic quarter beyond.
The hotel staff were attentive without being 'fussy' and helpful with any questions or requests. From the ease of checking-in (with the time taken to provide the city map and highlight places of interest in relation to the location of the hotel) to the ease of checking out, this was a really relaxing stay.
The bedrooms are beautifully decorated in a modern minimalist style. Our room on the fifth floor looked out towards the towers of the Casa Mila and over the Hotel garden. The garden is a green oasis of calm with plenty of comfy sofas and chairs and despite the hotel being on a busy street, the traffic noise could not be heard. And after a busy day pounding the streets, it was great to be able to relax in the garden before returning to the city for tapas or dinner. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the bedrooms but there are so many coffee shops close by that it wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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saltaire
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

we stayed in a Junior Suite at the Alma for one night on 4/20 and loved the hotel, service, our room, and the location. After our overnight flight we asked if we could check into our room early, 9 am, and since it was available they accommodated us. Very pleasant customer service on check in and out. I also left a backpack behind at check out and they called me right away. The hotel, as other reviews have indicated, is fairly new with a clean modern look. we would definitely stay there again. they offer a wonderful breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a wonderful hotel. In spite being in the heart of the city the Alma is calm and relaxed. The staff are extremely attentive and the rooms are beautifully furnished. I cannot recommend this hotel too highly.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Curzay-sur-Vonne, France
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Alma Barcelona Hotel was unique, modern and fashioned, but so it was not my favourite type. I like something much more classy, noble and royal-like. My husband chose the hotel, so anyway I respected his choice. My room was cozy, comfortable with great view, especially at sunrise and sunset moment. The staffs were helpful and pleasant. They guided me a lot about shopping centres, famous landscape and must-visit places. Breakfast here was ok, but I suggested you to go out. There were many fabulous restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Staying here as I write this. Could not be more pleased. Started at check in where they sit you down with a glass of water or cava just because. In the few minutes it took, and after our hostess gave us. Map with points of interest to match our preferences we turned around and our gas had already been taken to our room. Don't worry about losing your key. It's done by fingerprint scanner. No key.
The room was spacious and warm with hardwood floors and lots of closet space. Shower has a rain shower head and tub has a sliding window to the bedroom. Toilet is in a separate room. Bathrobe, slippers, courtyard view (but soundproofing is ideal).
Haven't tried the spa yet. Wifi is included.
Location is a quiet street but just 1/2 a block from de Gracia. What a find!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#3 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#14 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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