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“Relais and Chateaux Quality”
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Hotel DO
Ranked #5 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
toronto, ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Relais and Chateaux Quality”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

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.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Wow! I knew that I had chosen someplace special from all the other reviews, but Hotel DO really exceeded my expectations. It is well designed, well located and the staff is truly excellent. They were friendly and accommodating and made a point to make my visit feel special. Everyone that I encountered was a true professional. A special note to Dayana who was especially kind and welcoming. I look forward to returning to Barcelona and will only stay at Hotel DO. Fantastic restaurant, too!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

The hotel was so clean and comfortable. Nothing was too much to ask from the staff. It is situated on a busy plaza with excellent eating places and lively entertainment. Our room was very comfortable, with a complementary non alcoholic mini bar, a balcony enabling us to look out over the plaza, treats left in our room once or twice each day, and in the evenings someone came in and had closed the shutters and mats by the bed. The breakfasts were delicious - staff were always incredibly helpful.

The location is also great - in a lively plaza, which opens out onto the middle of Las Ramblas. There are loads of mini streets and alleys leading off the plaza which are also well worth exploring.

Many people had complained about the noise - our room overlooked the entrance to the plaza, we were aware of a murmuring from the plaza, however it was not a loud enough noise to disturb us.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for an anniversary without the kids. The hotel was a perfect location for exploring las ramblas and Barri gotic. The room was everything we'd want for a city break, clean with a good shower with lots of Molton brown bits and pieces to keep mrs happy.
We used the roof terrace on a nice day to sunbathe and use the pool, and again for an evening drink. Breakfast was brilliant and we kept over lots of pastries for lunch to mean we had more money for evening tapas! :)
Great experience and would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

This hotel was the amazing and located perfectly in the heart of Barcelona! We had a room that was beautifully decorated and had a balcony that overlooked the plaza with fountain. Perfect for relaxing and people watching. The friendly staff, special touches (mid day & evening snacks) and awesome breakfasts put it over the top. Five stars in our opinion!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We can't recommend this hotel enough. Whatever you're after from a luxury stay in Barcelona this hotel delivers! Our room was immaculate, well designed and very comfortable. Great design and finishes, view over the plaza, complimentary (non alcoholic) mini bar, great bed - we were very very happy. The staff are the highlight though - hugely helpful and always on hand.
Andrew & Greta, Sydney

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The hotel is excellent in everyway but the service is to be commended. Staff at the front are very helpful. Albert was willing to help us with everything. The location is perfect. Breakfast is fantastic. We can order anything on the breakfast menu. The restaurant is superb. We stayed 2 nights and had a great time. Thank you.

Room Tip: No problem with noises from square below.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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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
#5 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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