Just returned from Barcelona, Costa Brava and Venice. This hotel was by far our favourite.
Best quality was the welcoming atmosphere, from being greeted with a Cava, to the free non-alcholic mini bar in the room, to the sumptuous and delicious breakfast. Re the latter, you can order anything off the fabulous menu as your breakfast, free of charge. It was not a place that nickled and dimed.
And you were a special guest, always greeted and they always knew who you were.
We were in 34 overlooking the Placa as requested. We would have preferred the room one floor down with the balcony but that was taken. There was no noise issue whatsoever and the Placa is incredibly lively to all hours.
The bed was fabulous. The A.C delightfully cold. There was a ton of space to put away and hang up your clothes. We were there for 4 days.
The bathroom is enormous and so functional - double sinks, separate toilet area, stand alone shower, great tub, great water pressure.
The room is not big - I think ours was a superior or the second category - but because of the use of space, you never felt uncomfortable or that is was small.
The Placa itself is beautiful, a rare old Spanish style you don't find elsewhere with two lamplights by Gaudi.
One con is location in the sense it is off the somewhat shoddy La Ramblas and not in the elegant Eixample but I suppose then it would be twice the price and the Placa itself is elegant. On the other hand, you are very central,
Also, the concierge staff could be bit more experienced. We were told to get off at Placa Espanya for the airport bus and I think Catalunya might have been better but I am not sure They also sent us to a restaurant that was not great and we ended up walking out.
But they do try very hard and are always at your disposal.
Altogether a highlight of the trip. Luxury at a high but not unreasonable price in comparison to others.
- 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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- Hotel DO Barcelona, Catalonia