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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #46 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We only staied 3 nights & 4 days... too short to discover Barcelona! This base is a wondefull traditional place with a very good location : close to the Gothic area, metro facilities, beaches and cruise port (+ Olympic zone). A rooftop terass with unique view and delicious tapas. Would like to come back without the kids, in order to enjoy more and more.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2013

Dear Mr Charles,

Thank you for your excellent review and choosing hotel Duquesa de Cardona during your visit to Barcelona. We listen very carefully what our guests have to tell us, so it is also nice to hear that everything went well ( except your holidays were too short... )

We are very grateful for your time spent here

We wish you a nice weekend, and we hope to see you soon in our city and in our property

Kindest regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed 3 nights and the hotel was in a great location, very beautifully decorated, and has a rooftop terrace where you can swim in a small pool, order drinks and relax after a busy day of walking and sightseeing. Our hotel room did not have a view of the harbor, but we didn't mind, as that rooftop view is amazing. Centrally located with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. The breakfast (not included, but heavily discounted if you sign up for it at booking) is top quality. Excellent service, very helpful staff, exceptionally clean. Would recommend for couples or adults.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Melissa L
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2013

Dear Ms Melissa

Thank you very much for visiting our hotel, and for taking some minutes from your time to review our property.
We appreciate also your comments about our good location, our beautiful cocktail bar terrace with views over the port , and the quality of our breakfast, but we appreciate even more the fact of qualifyng our service as excellent, and our staff as helpful. That's the most difficult part to achieve, and we did it with you.

Next time you find yourself planning you a trip to Barcelona, please let us know and we will more than happy to welcome you again

With kind regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Great hotel, perfect location!

This was my 4th visit to Barcelona and by far my preferred hotel. The location is ideal, minutes away from the numerous eateries and bars of the Gothic quarter, 5 minutes walk to La Ramblas and easy access to the Cruise Port.

The hotel itself was modern and traditional, tastefully decorated and a warm feeling. The breakfast was great, plenty of selection and a brilliant Nespresso machine!

The Roof terrace is brilliant, and a great place to have a night cap before sinking into the most comfortable of beds!

Look forward to staying again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2013

Dear Mr Craig,

We are glad to hear that, from the 4 times you were in Barcelona, our hotel was the best! Thank you so much for choosing us, and for your kind comments.
Indeed, we are a hotel near the cruise terminals of Barcelona, but also walking distance to the main city center areas . That's one of the main reason why our clients choose us.
It's nice to hear you liked also the new decoration of our Classic rooms, remodelled on 2013

Since you are a regular in our city, we hope we can welcome you again in our little hotel. It will be a pleasure for us

Kind regards, and have a nice weekend

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Fabulous rooms, beautiful views from the roof terrace and the margueritas were fantastic too! Felt very luxurious and even though we were overlooking the port it was extremely quiet in the room. I would go back here again, and recommend it for couples. Only downside was no parking so the public car park cost a bit! Leave the car at one next time. Couldn't be more central, we had a fabulous time.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Dear Ms Lorraine
Thank you very much for taking your time to review our hotel.
We are glad to hear you found our hotel lovely and you liked our cocktails at the roof terrace bar !
Indeed, our rooms are very quiet, since our guest room windows and guest room balconies are insonorized with a double glass + a double glass . Thanks to our clients reviews in the past, we decided to make this improvement at the hotel, and we are happy to hear it worked very well. Keep listening, keep improving!
Indeed parking in the street in Barcelona is not an easy thing, as any other big city in Europe, but in front of our hotel there is a public parking with a very good location. In the future, if you come by car again and you want to save the cost of a private parking and leave the car for some days, in front of the beach "Bogatell" there is a free parking area ( avoid the blue parking areas from april to october, in summer you need to pay for them ).

Thank you again for your kind comments, and we hope we can welcome you again in the future!

Have a nice week!

Kindest regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Location is perfect!
Rooms are relatively small and depressing due to the color of the walls. Same depressing mood all over the hotel. A faint musty smell pervades everything. Terrace and breakfast very nice. The staff is polite and helpful.
Decent but overpriced hotel, like many things in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank violeta67
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DuquesadeCardona, Director General at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Violeta ,

Thank you very much for taking your time to give us feedback on your stay. I appreciate your comments since they make us aware of aspects we can still improve.
I am concerned about the issues you mention and we have taken immediate measures to correct them. We have recently renewed almost all the rooms in the hotel, and on a yearly basis we introduce new elements to keep them updated. The property was a noble house of the XVI century and we aim to maintain the magic of the old times but with a touch of fresh modern decor.

I hope to have the chance to welcome you back again in order to give you the impeccable experience you deserve.

Yours sincerely.

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We had a lovely stay at the hotel. What made our stay so good was the great location, good food, beautiful rooftop terrace and of course the very helpful and friendly staff. I would not hesitate to book this hotel again

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank kabrien
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Dear Guest;

Thank you for your excellent review regarding your stay with us, our good location, our roof terrace and the good service provided by our staff.

We listen very carefully our guests to make sure we fulfill their expectations, and these kind of comments encourage our team to keep listening and keep working on the right direction.

Thank you again for the time taken from you to write this review, and we hope to welcome you in our hotel and our city very soon

Have a nice week, and kindest regards

Sandra Martinez

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

A good friend had recommended this boutique hotel to us for our pre cruise visit. After a harrowing flight ordeal from Los Angeles, connecting through Heathrow, we arrived at this charming hotel and were welcomed by the front desk with a glass of champagne, and friendly service. It became the start of a delightful visit to Barcelona. The rooftop bar was our first stop, and it charmed us immediately with a great view of the harbor, again friendly service, and a way to unwind a very long day.
The rooms were quite large, as was the bathroom. Very comfortable, modern (considering the age of the building), and overall delightful.
The breakfast exceeded our expectations with lots of fresh fruit, baked goods, meats, and eggs cooked to order. All this in a gorgeous old setting.
The Front Desk, Ivan in particular, helped us find our way around, printed maps, suggested interesting walks - combined with a superb location, we definitely would come back to this wonderful boutique hotel. We'd highly recommend it whether for business or leisure, or even solo.

Room Tip: higher floors enjoyed a better view and were quiet
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Director Comercial at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Dear Ms Lucy

Thank you very much for your fantastic review, not only regarding our property and buffet breakfast, but also regarding our team. The fact that our guests talk so well about our staff is the best we can hear from a client. At the end, a hotel is people making people to feel home.
We are also glad to hear our hotel was recommended by a friend. These words encourage us to keep working, and improving every day to provide our guests memorable experiences.

Thank you for your time writing these lines, and we hope to welcome you in our hotel during your next trip to Barcelona.

Kindest regards

Sandra Martinez

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Address: Passeig Colom 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#11 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#41 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £106 - £313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive boutique historic hotel in front of the port of Barcelona, and just 3 minutes walk to Ramblas, Gothic quarter. Unbeatable location for visitors interested on the heart of the historic center and cruise passengers .On the sixth floor Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona offers an unforgetable view over the harbour of the city, with a plunge pool, asolarium and a all year open-air cocktail .The buffet breakfast restaurant on the ground floor is the former entrance of this palace of the 19th century , and introduce us to the fantastic history of this mediterranean city. ... more   less 
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