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“Beautiful hotel with spectacular views from rooftop terrrace”

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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #47 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Bruges, Belgium
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69 reviews
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“Beautiful hotel with spectacular views from rooftop terrrace”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

This is an old palace, but with very moder, beautifully decorated rooms. The rooftop terrace sports a bar with spectacular views. Don't get fooled by the pictures of the "swimming pool", it is a just an oversized jacuzzi. If you really want a rooftop pool, go to the nearby Grand Hotel Central - though that hotel lacks the charm of Duquesa de Cardona and is more expensive. The location is perfect, within walking distance from the (Olympic) harbour, the beach, the Barri Gotic, the Ramblas. The only negative point in my view: the absence of a health club, but then again, if you want to work out, the beach is very close with a perfect promenade for an ideallic run. A very, very nice hotel indeed.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 11 December 2013
Dear Mr.Mathias,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at the Duquesa de Cardona.
We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay at this former noble house of the Dukes of Cardona. Thank you for your nice comments regarding the decoration, rooftop terrace and location, For your next visit, we can recommend you a very near health club, and of course running along the sea promenade! only ten minutes walking from the hotel.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

The hotel is very nicely located - on the harbour and within easy reach of the Barri Gothic, Barceloneta and Las Ramblas/Raval. Staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly, especially when helping us hire bikes on the second day which I would thoroughly recommend for exploring the city beyond the centre. Room was very clean and well appointed, and the rooftop terrace was a nice feature, although a bit chilly for November nightcaps. Couldn't have asked for more.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear Tom M,

Thank you for your review about your stay with us. We appreciate your kind words about the location, stall and terrace (we have some heaters and blankets for the cold weather, even in winter we want our guest to enjoy the bar service and panoramic views of the harbour!).
Certainly, exploring the city with a bicycle is a fantastic idea! We always can help you our with the reservations. Thank you for your recommendations.
We hope to welcome you in a near future.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Myself and my family only got to stay here for one night At the end of end of our holiday, would love to have stayed longer. Will definitely return. The staff were so helpful. Thanks for a lovely finish to our holiday.

  • Stayed November 2013
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear Cyncon1,

Not much to add after you statement ‘One of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed in’. We cannot thank you enough for posting your nice feedback about your stay with us.
We are looking forward to welcome your family and yourself again very soon for a longer stay.

Kind regads,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Spent 3 nights visiting Barcelona with my husband.
Top service,good location, close to the opera,beach, seafood restaurants
Excellent breakfast
Comfortable beds. Nice top terrace.
We Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear Lisedal,

We appreciate your time taken to write this review about your stay with us. We thank your for your kind words regarding location, berakfast, beds, terrace and ‘top service’. Comments like yours make us feel proud to belong to the great team of the Duquesa de Cardona and your encourage us to keep working to maintain and improve the excellence in service.
We are looking forward to welcome you very soon again.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Great location and quaint hotel with nice amenities.
We opted for a nicer and larger room considering our next 9 days would be spent in a small room aboard a cruise line. :)
The only thing I found odd was the lack of a bell boy. This wasn't a deal killer but after 14 hours of travel to get to the hotel, it would have been nice for someone to assist with our luggage both at the curb and to our room. Other than this, the hotel and it's location is astounding.
It is across the street from the ocean. From the front of the hotel, few obstructions prevent you from seeing the ocean. Our room was in the back of the hotel and the two small decks overlooked an alley. A very nice alley mind you. Filled with shops, bars and restaurants. We enjoyed watching and interacting with the people down below!
I can't imagine not finding what you may need within a 2 block radius. It's accessible to some of the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife within Barcelona.
When your ready to shut it all out and go to sleep, the hotel is very quiet and the doors to the deck were double doors. No outside sound.

The king size bed and linens were well above average quality. No Sofitel but better than most.

We had two separate bathrooms. Nice touch. A living room that sat in the same room as the bedroom. The furniture could use some light mending but nothing that warrants immediacy.

Checkout was simple and they even held our bags for 5 hours while we toured the city prior to our cruise.

If this review was helpful, please give me a thumbs up!!! Thanks.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear FuninPlaya,

Thank you very much for choosing hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona. We felt very happy to know that for you ‘the hotel and location is astounding’. We are certainly in the heart of the Gothic quarter, an area very lively with traditional bars and shops. As you mention, all the rooms are soundproof, but with triple-glazed windows! I would like to apologize for the inconvenience regarding your cases, we always offer the service to assist you with our luggage both at the curb and to your room and store them for the needed time, I wonder what it might have happened to fail at this occasion.
Indeed, our hotel is very convenient for cruise passengers, since we are near the terminals Moll Adossat (Adossat Quay ) and A,B,C and D Terminals. At the same time, our hotel is 3 minutes walking distance to the Ramblas.
We hope to welcome you again in our city and in our hotel soon.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Cumbria
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

The Duquesa de Cardona is a beautiful small boutique hotel right next to the harbour . We stayed here in November .
On our arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the receptionist Ivan , who spoke perfect English . After checking in he told us our room would not be ready for half an hour ,but for us not to worry because that would give him time to give us an idea where to go on our short stay in Barcelona , which I have to say his advice was excellent . Almost forgot on our arrival we were also greeted with a glass off Cava ( great way to start our stay ) .
Our room was a deluxe double looking over the harbour , great views albeit over a busy road out side . We thought the noise from the road would be a problem , but it wasn't the room had double double glazing so we heard nothing . The bed was very comfortable with a choice of three different types of pillow the bathroom was a good size as was the whole room .
The hotel is a great place to base yourself to explore Barcelona .
I cannot say enough about the staff at this hotel .... from our checkin with Ivan to any needs or information we needed the staff were 5 star class . Well done Duquesa de Cardona for help making our stay so good . We will be back

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Mr.Andrew R,

We truly appreciate the wonderful comments you had about your stay. We strive to make our guests stay with us as enjoyable as possible and we feel very glad that we were able to do so in your case. We are looking forward to welcome you again in a near future!

Best Regards,
Cristina Reus
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

The hotel is perfectly located in the Gothic Quarter overlooking the Marina and within a short stroll of la Rambla. Starting at the top, it has a very nice rooftop bar, which also has a plunge pool tucked away in a corner. The bedrooms were all very nice, my mother, who is a wheelchair user, was in the disability adapted one on the first floor and found it very easy to use and very comfortable.... Breakfast was served in a light and airy room with a good selection at the buffet.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and we are already thinking of a return visit to this amazing city and gem of a hotel

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear 1MisterRee,

Thank you for taking your time to write this review and sharing your high opinion with us. We are very glad to kwow that your mother and you had a great stay with us. We appreciate your words regarding our facilities, location, views and, of course, our staff!
Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon in our home in Barcelona.

Yours faithfully,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Property: Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
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
#40 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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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