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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #38 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Very nice, stylishly decorated hotel. Everything feels new, clean and in top condition. Staff are welcoming and provide a great level of service. The bedroom and bathroom were spacious and very comfortable with slippers, robes and decent toiletries provided. Complimentary chocs on the bed daily and choice of room fragrances were a nice touch. We were provided with a map on arrival (which we used a lot) and a handy card with the hotel details and handy phrases.

The soundproofing in the rooms is good and we slept well. You could not hear other guests in the hotel. We were on the 3rd floor and there are lively bars / restaurants in the street underneath but again there is no disturbance in the room.

The rooftop is a lovely place for a couple of drinks/snacks and the views of the port are spectacular. There is a small pool (more like a plunge pool) and some loungers for cool down and relax. The location of the hotel was better than we expected being right on the edge of the lovely gothic quarter and within walking distance of the Barceloneta beach area, both of these places we spent most of our time at. The hotel is very convenient to all other sights, las Ramblas etc, we were able to walk everywhere.

The hotel was very good value and I would not hesitate to stay here again if in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear Kittkey,

Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback about your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona, your compliments are much appreciated! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you give such a high value to every detail that we planned for you.
Certainly, as you mention, all are very well soundproofed with triple glazing windows to ensure a restful sleep. The location is also ideal, we are very near to Las Ramblas, right in the Gothic quarter and with panoramic and unique views of the harbour of Barcelona.
All the team of the Duquesa de Cardona are looking forward to welcoming you again in a very near future!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Me and my boyfriend recently stayed here for 3 nights. We were very pleased with the service at the front reception and our room. The room was a nice size and it was nice to see a bath with a seperate shower! The location of the hotel was brilliant, with a 10-15 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to las ramblas. The big shopping centre overlooking the harbour, maremagnum, was only a 5 minute walk away aswell. We especially loved the hotel rooftop, however the pool was very small! The food and drink on the rooftop was overpriced and not a lot of choice!

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here but would recommend to eat out at different restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Dear Laura,

Thank you for the nice words on your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you between us for your romantic getaway in Barcelona! We always appreciate your comments in order to improve our standards.
We are looking forward to welcome you again very soon.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona for 4 nights after finishing a cruise in Aug 2014. It was our first time in Barcelona which we really enjoyed.

First the good news. Great hotel and great location and great city. I won't repeat all the positives that most people have written in other reviews.

We really only have one complaint and it was the bar. We travel a lot and one of the things we like to do is wind up with day with a glass of wine in the hotel bar. The bar at Hotel Duquesa is a rooftop bar on the 6th floor facing out over the harbor and ocean. The view is great. However, we didn't enjoy it all. The owners of the hotel have a very marketable asset in the bar with the view and so they have decided to regularly reserve a large portion of it to private parties and corporate functions. The end result was that when you went to the bar as a hotel guest you were in the minority and were treated like a second class citizen. In our opinion, it wasn't comfortable for the hotel guests.

The bottom line is we won't go back to Hotel Duquesa. Barcelona is a great city with lots of hotel options. We will find another hotel next time.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear Mr.Mike,

First of all, thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback about your experience with us. Our hotel is indeed very convenient for a cruise traveller because of our location, just a few minutes from all terminals and within walking distance of the city's main attractions, right in the Gothic quarter. We are glad to know that you agree with all the positives that most people have written in previous reviews. We take note about your comment about the terrace service. When we occasionally have an event in the terrace, its our priority to take care not to disturb our guests and therefore we always reserve an area exclusively for our guests so you can enjoy our bar/restaurant service. It is obvious that we have failed our standards in this occasion and we have taken inmediate measures to prevent its repetition. I offer my most sincere apologies for not having fulfilled your expectations, the well being of our guests is our main concern and we will do anything possible to improve our standards.
We wish you could give us the opportunity to welcome you in the future.

Best Regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Such an amazing 6 day stay here. Service is fantastic from the minute you walk in to the minute you leave. We had such a great trip and we were very impressed. Thank you! We will be back :) - Paulina and Stan

  • Stayed: August 2014
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear Paulina,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay in the Duquesa de Cardona Hotel! Thanks so much for your kind words!
Please, do come and visit us again very soon, all the team is looking forward to welcome you again soon.

Best regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Very comfortable hotel, room was great, harbour view with a balcony., well appointed and good sie rooms, Coffee & Tea, mini bar, water daily, pillow choices, even air freshener fragrance choices. Great bathroom good sie, bath with daily replenishment's of bath salt, big fluffy towels..just that added luxury after a day on the beach or touring. Staff could not have been more helpful, located a Segway tour & walked us to the location. Found a beautician in the area, booked us into a local Latin Show & showed us directions. Roof top is great for a drink, snack or BBQ dinner, magnificent views & just the place to catch the sun go down... The pool..mmm more of a large spa or plunge pool, but that was fine we were not expecting a pool at all. Great location, walking distance to La Rumba & transport. Beach a few minutes walk. Great night views from our room.. If you have not booked a view and balcony I highly recommend you pay a bit extra, well worth it...HIGHLY recommend this hotel..We Will Be Back.

Room Tip: Habour view with a balcony
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear SBCB1959,

Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback about your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona, your compliment is much appreciated!!
All the team of the hotel is looking forward to welcoming you again in a very near future.

Best regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

Comfortably sophisticated with an excellent location. Very friendly and helpful staff providing good but not overbearing service. Very good quality of furnishings. Had a problem with a smelly bathroom but they were very prompt to try to resolve this even though it was late at night. Breakfasts excellent and superb views from the roof terrace. The pool isn't really viable for swimming but might suit young children. Short walk to nearest Metro from which you can access all you need to, but easy to walk to interesting sights as well. Surrounded by plenty of excellent small restaurants just a few streets away. If you want to see the main tourist sites but be able to escape them too then this is a very good choice. The only disadvantage is that as with any town hotel you are unlikely to get a balcony or view of anything other than a building. This did not spoil our enjoyment however.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear Wi58,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Duquesa de Cardona with other travellers in Tripadvisor. To receive reviews like yours is a source of joy and pride for us, your compliment is much appreciated!!
As you remark, our hotel has a great location, right in the Gothic quarter and our terrace and many rooms overlooks the harbour, with splendid and unique views.
Our hotel has different types and categories of rooms. You stayed in a classic room, but we also offer other categories of different size and view, I refer to superior categories such as Privilege and Deluxe rooms. Harbour view can be guaranteed if you book it directly to the hotel.

We are looking forward to welcoming you for your next visit to Barcelona.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Reading the reviews I hoped all would be good. Well we were not disappointed. The front desk staff were warm, welcoming, and helpful. Jorgi went above and beyond to assist with anything during our stay ( I'd add that most dining establishments were not this warm and friendly ). The rooftop pool/bar deck was perfection and a bonus with everything else the hotel has to offer. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear Paullo38,

Thank you very much for your fantastic review about the Duquesa de Cardona. We are glad to hear your positive comments about our staff and the rooftop terrace. 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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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:
#6 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#34 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £84 - £307 (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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