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“A wonderful stay - highly recommended” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel DO
Ranked #8 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A wonderful stay - highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and can only say positive things about our time there. We were welcomed with a friendly glass of Cava and were checked in and bags taken to our room while we relaxed.

We stayed in a standard double so nothing extra but the service and small touches included made us feel like VIPs! The staff were very friendly and extremely attentive, they were very personal and sincere. The hotel room itself was on the small size but had everything we could want and considering its fantastic location we could not fault the facilities.

We ate at the hotel one of the evenings, had room service and breakfast in our room, all the food was superb, the service was great and nothing was ever too much trouble.

The hotels location was ideal, Placa Reial is a very pretty, lively square which gives you a sense of being in the thick of it but still able to escape to a tranquil haven without having to trek across the city. It was at times noisy but not to the point of keeping us a wake or disturbing us, we enjoyed the sound of the city and could always close the balcony door, draw the curtains and drift off in the most comfortable bed.

The hotel had some wonderful personal touches which made it feel like a true boutique hotel, the fact that there are only 18 rooms means that the service is tailored to individual requirements whilst still being able to provide many of the services you would expect in a much larger 5* hotel.

Our only regret was not being able to stay longer, we will recommend this hotel to everyone we know who plans to go to Barcelona.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Booked a 3 night stay (14-17 Feb 2014) as a suprise for my husbands birthday and I wasn't disappointed. We were made to feel really welcome by all staff, they even knew it was my husbands birthday when I had not mentioned it. Our room on the top floor had a small terrace with a private dip pool which would be lovely when the weather was warmer and even in February it was nice to sit outside. Breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice and the daily little treats in the room were a nice touch. Would perhaps of liked tea bags in the rooms as well as the coffee machine but I have no doubt that had I asked they would of appeared without a problem. Location is ideally suited for a weekend break with plenty to do within walking distance and also further afield using the Metro. I would certainly stay again if I visit Barcelona in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Hotel DO pampered us. The high ceilinged junior suite on the corner overlooking Placa Reial right off the Ramblas and just a short walk from Colon and Ramblas de Mer in one direction and Berri Gotic in the other made this a perfect anchor for a few days's visit to Barcelona. The helpful staff provided local wisdom and arranged restaurant reservations and transport without any problems.
And the restaurant at the hotel is among the finest in Barcelona. Can hardly wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Very nice hotel, booked for Valentine's Week-end (14 Feb 2014) perfect Staff with very personalized service. Hotel has just 18 rooms,we were in room 335 which has a shower and a bath but no view on the Placa Reial ( which may be good according to the noise). The hotel is 20 meters away from the Rambla and surrounded by nice restaurants. Hotel has a roof pool for the summer and a privative Sauna free of charge. The mini bar is also free of charge and many other personnalized attentions make your stay perfect!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

We spent 4 luxurious nights at Hotel Do at the Plaza Reial in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. Our stay could not have been better. The hotel is small, so the staff came to know us and greeted us with big smiles each time we returned. Concierge was helpful and recommendations always on target. A delectable treat (truffles or cookies or other sweets) or fruit awaited us in our room each time we returned. The bed was huge, mattress firm, pillows soft (you have 5 choices of pillow), sheets white and soft, towels huge and fluffy. Every detail has been carefully chosen, down to the tiny clothespin paper clips in the desk drawer. Drinks (non-alcoholic) in the mini-bar are free. The restaurant is pricey but the food is delicious and, again, very carefully prepared. Many of the Gaudi sights (a key reason to go to Barcelona) and other attractions are within walking distance, and the gothic quarter is fun and lively day and night. A fabulous place to stay in a fabulous city.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We were welcomed on arrival with a glass of cava, while we were checked in and bags taken to our room. Our room (47) s the only one on the top floor of the hotel and had it's own terrace and plunge pool, not particularly useful in February, but on hotter days would be great after walking miles through the streets of Barcelona.
Our mini bar was free throughout (soft drinks) and we had special treats left in our room every day, chocolate dipped strawberries, little chocolate cakes and everything in the room we could possibly need from Molton Brown products to a Loewe TV and Nespresso machine.
We had tapas on the terrace twice, service was great and food delicious, we decided definitely the best location for dinner to watch the world go by.
Huge breakfast selection, all fresh and delicious.
Lovely people, lovely place, we will definitely be going back!

Room Tip: Room 47 has outdoor terrace and plunge pool, but is more expensive.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed several nights and highly recommend. The suite had views over the Placa which was fantastic for 'people watching'. Food in the hotel restaurants was good and breakfast was served in La Cuina del DO and dinner was superb there too although spoiled by sloppy service at dinner (twice) with the waitress spilling the food and doing very little to clean it up saying that the cleaner would fix it later - I cleaned it up myself even though I didn't make the mess. Very good reception staff. We enjoyed La Terrassa del DO very much and the warm tapas dish 'chicken and chips' was delicious as was the Catalan creme brûlée and the service excellent with attentive friendly waiters. Comfortable bed and bathroom with a 'wow' factor. Placa is noisy at night but if the bedroom balcony doors are closed it is not a problem and they do this for you when you go out to dinner. I would stay again when in Barcelona as its one of the best but I would hesitate about dining in La Cuina again having been disappointed twice.

Room Tip: Room with balcony overlooking the Placa.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel DO
Address: Placa Reial, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#63 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel DO 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Barcelona, in one of the most historic squares in the city, the Hotel DO: Placa Reial is a unique gastronomic boutique hotel. Located in a historic building that dates from 1856 and was completely renovated in 2011, this 5-star hotel has a total of 18 luxury rooms, most of them with views over the Plaza Real.The Hotel DO: Placa Reial has a swimming pool, solarium, spa and a carefully selected gastronomic menu based on the concept of local produce and on the authenticity of what is local, presented in its three restaurants: La Cuina, La Terrassa and El Terrat.True to its surroundings, the Hotel DO: Placa Reial is close to the main tourist attractions in the centre of Barcelona such as the Ramblas, the Liceo, the Boqueria market, the Palacio de la Musica concert hall, the Cathedral, the Palau Guell, Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum and the Port of Barcelona, among others. ... more   less 
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