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Review of Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #44 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A perfect hotel for a city break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

We had a fantastic stay in Barcelona for four nightS. The Duquesa certainly added to the enjoyment of the trip. From being presented with a glass of fizz on arrival to being shown to our room, the overall quality of the staff, service and the facilities shone through.
The rooms are beautifully decorated and appointed. The rooftop bar is an obvious winner with great service and outstanding views over the port.
The location of the hotel is perfect as well. It faces the port and all that the beach and harbour can offer. It also backs onto the Gothic Quarter and is only 400 yards from LAs Ramblas.

Heartily recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank raggyessex
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Raggyessex,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us, we are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay so much. We really appreciate your kind words about our facilities, location, terrace, views and, of course, staff! Certainly, most rooms have been renovated this year, in 2013, and for your comments we know the result has been very good. Thank you again for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you in your next visit to Barcelona.

Kind regards,

Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

my wife, daughter and i (from south africa) stayed at the hotel duquesa de cardona for 3 days prior to boarding a cruise ship to south america.
the hotel experience was wonderful from the moment we checked in--the very attractive lady on reception was very fluent in english and most helpfull in what to do during our stay in barcelona.
the hotel itself was immaculate and our room was enormous with two full bathrooms.
the only negative was that their lovely roof-top bar facility was being used by an advertising company to film a commercial so we were not allowed up there for two of the days which was a pity as the views over the marina are spectacular.
the locality of the hotel is perfect for access to the marina/port/beaches/las ramblas and hop-on hop-off busses.
barcelona is a fantastic city and we would like to return some day and would definately stay at the same hotel---highly recommended

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Patrick,

First of all, thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback about your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona. Our hotel is indeed very convenient for a cruise traveller because of our location, just a few minutes from all terminals. We are glad to see that our spacious family rooms were useful for your family and yourself. We take note about your comment about the terrace, if we occasionally have an event in the terrace, we always take care not to disturb our guests and to offer in the same terrace an area always available for the bar service. We truly appreciate your comments that allow us to improve every day. All the team of the Duquesa de Cardona wish you a Merry Christmas and we are looking forward to welcoming you again in a near future!

Best Regards,
Cristina Reus
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

I highly recommend this hotel. We had a wonderful two night stay. The room was classy, comfortable and very clean! The roof top deck provided a beautiful view. The staff members were all very pleasant!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank CNCJF
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear CNCJF,

Thank you for taking your time and sharing your high opinion with us. We are very glad to know that the hotel has fullfilled your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you next time for a longer holiday and you be able to enjoy our rooftop bar where, in addition of the panoramic views of the harbour, you can taste our speciality of winter salty & sweet crepes in winter and a delicious barbecue in summer!

Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The hotel was perfect for our short trip, it was centrally located and the rooms were clean and spacious. The views from the roof were nice but the pool a little small and more of a hot tub. The Gothic district was behind us so we explored the streets and shops but at night it can be a little unnerving as its a little eerie but overall it was safe and we felt at ease walking round. The staff were friendly and really helpful, overall I'd recommend this hotel.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear RobinSanassy,

Thank you very much for your fantastic review about the Duquesa de Cardona. We are glad to hear your positive comments about our staff service, location and room. Your feedback motivates us to continue striving in all that we do!
If you plan to come to Barcelona in the future, we will very glad to welcome you again.

Kind regards
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

The hotel is very well located, close to the marina area and a short walk to La Ramblas. Staff were friendly and helpful and whilst our stay was very short we were offered a free drink on the fabulous roof terrace with great views over the marina. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank acmiller
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Dear Acmiller,

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona with us. We are happy to know that it was excellent! We appreciate your kind words about the good location, the 'fabulous roof terrace with great views over the marina' and the staff service. We are glad that you enjoyed the welcome Catalan cava drink that we offer at our guests arrival, we always thought that could make a perfect start to your stay in Barcelona.
We hope we can welcome you soon for a longer stay and if you come in summer, enjoy our BBQ on the terrace!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Rolleston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

We chose this lovely hotel for its location, close to the port. The convenience of the location was the least of its many pluses.
The hotel is housed in a lovely aristocratic building on the sea- facing passeo de Colon , an elegant wide street running along the sea front.
The small, elegant reception area is beautifully furnished in well chosen antiques, and the welcoming staff as efficient and helpful as guests could wish for. You are speedily checked in and in your lovely , comfortable furnished room, which has a generous bathroom with both tub and shower.
The roof terrace is a delightful venue , with expansive views, comfortable seating, and friendly bar, perfect for afternoon drinks or evening cocktails.
The lovely , lofty dining room serves a splendid breakfast, with dishes cooked to order, in addition to an excellent buffet selection.
For a Barcelona city stay there can be few more perfect spots for those who prefer a hotel with character, and excellent standards of service.

Room Tip: The sea facing rooms have lovely views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Spysmum
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Dear Spysmum,

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay in the Duquesa de Cardona. We are very happy to read you valued all the unique features of our hotel: the respect for the history of the building that has been maintained, its ideal location right at the heart of the Gothic quarter and in front of the sea, the terrace bar with panoramic views of the harbour, decoration and facilities in rooms, breakfast, and the most important for us, too, our staff! We love to hear that! Once again, thank you very much in the name of the whole team of the Duquesa.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back very soon.

Yours faithfully,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Bardufoss, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Very pleasant! Quietly charming. Modestly classy. Good location for exploring the city. Great beds. Good breakfast. Extremely helpful staff. Next time we hope to have more time and better weather to enjoy the rooftop terrace.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LGBostwick
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Dear LGBostwick,

Thank you for taking your time and sharing your high opinion with us. We are very glad to know that you really enjoyed your stay at the Duquesa de Cardona. We are looking forward to welcome you next time for a longer holiday and you be able to enjoy our rooftop bar where, in addition of the panoramic views of the harbour, you can taste our speciality of winter salty & sweet crepes in winter and a delicious barbecue in summer!

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
#38 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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