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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #46 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Lovely hotel on a fantastic location, with very helpful staff. The rooftop bar and terrasse is very nice , especially in this time of the year, and has a wonderful view on the marina. Only the swimming pool was a bit disapointing, because it is very small . Overall we had a great stay in Barcelona, and we will book here again next time .

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was our first trip to Barcelona. The hotel is in a great location, close to Les Rambles and a ton of great, unique restaurants as well as sights to see. We had two adjoining rooms, one room faced the active street/port and the other faced the quiet courtyard. They were both surprisingly very quiet (the one facing the street had a small balcony that had two glass doors which were spaced about 12" apart which helped with noise control.) The staff were courteous and very helpful in arranging the many things we needed: recommendations to restaurants; information about how to get to Montjuic and around Barcelona; arranging a private service driver to pick us up from the airport when we arrived and a taxi to take us to the airport when we departed. The hotel beds were very comfortable, good showers/bathrooms, spacious for European standards.; the room facing the street/port was somewhat bigger than the one facing the courtyard. The pool on the terrace is a plunge pool and very small. My 9 year old enjoyed it nonetheless. The view from the terrace was awesome, especially at night. Enjoy it if you decide to book!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Staff, accommodation and everything else are fine, but they have extremely loud chumba chumba music on the roof terrace - if you open the windows you'll go deaf in 20 minutes, but fortunately the airco works.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Last week, spent 3 nights here. We had a harbor view room on the 4th floor, which was very nice. This hotel is across the street from the Lobster Sculpture in an older building that has been extensively rehabbed. Our room was very clean, bathroom was updated, large & nice, breakfast was a generous buffet with eggs to be ordered, front desk people helpful and friendly, wifi is free, and location superb for walking to sites in Gotic or El Born. The terrace bar on the 6th floor offers a relaxing place for a drink and nice view at the end of a day of walking/sightseeing. Would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

The first impression is said to be the one that sticks. When we arrived from the taxi the outside of the hotel appeared to be low key but as soon as we passed through the glass front doors we were in another world, all helped by the friendly and warm welcome by Alex on the front desk.

Our room in the new part of the hotel was large with attractive decor and with excellent sound insulation to the external window from the street below. There was a large and comfy bed. The air con was very efficient and very quiet in operation and certainly welcome in the Barcelona heat.

Breakfast menu was excellent with as much as you could eat from a wide variety of options.

But the best bit was the roof terrace with its bar and eating area and a fantastic views over the harbour. A great place to relax and eat with most attentive staff who took an interest in their guests.

Good location within a gentle stroll to the bottom end of the Ramblas and right next to the Barri Gothic.

The only complaint? The outdoor swimming pool on the roof was a bit too small to enjoy.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The hotel in incredible central and close to all major attractions and really in the hub of things. There are plenty of great tapas restaurants within a few hundred meters. The rooftop bar is an absolute pleasure with incredible views over the harbor. Breakfast has a large selection with excellent quality produce. The rooms are spacey and well furnished.

On the negative side. The service is really bad. Grumpy staff and disinterested waiters. You really need to go in with a patient mindset so I would only recommend it for holiday makers that are relaxed and don't really care.

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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear Paulina,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about your stay with us. I am very pleased that your overall experience was so positive and we appreciate your nice words about the breakfast (with local excellent products), the rooms (that have been very recently renovated) and the location. Certainly, the hotel is a perfect base to explore the city, located right at the historic quarter, facing the harbour and with unique views.
I also would like to thank you for your comments on the aspects we have to improve, actually they got me very upset and I have taken immediate measures in order to correct them. New employees have started this week to reinforce the service during the peak season and, although they have been trained, obviously we have to work much harder in this respect. We offer cocktails and bar service all day and barbecue in the evenings and the terrace is the best setting of the city to enjoy our local high quality food. Views, candle lights, lounge music...create a magic atmosphere that you cannot miss it!! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a very near future, if so, please contact me directly.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

A beautiful hotel and location.excellent views from our room and very we'll situated for La Rambla and the Puerto. The staff in the hotel were very good and helpful. We will definitely go back to this hotel as it was faultless.

Room Tip: The harbour view rooms are excellent and have great views.
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Additional Information about 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
#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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