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Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Ranked #4 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Stayed here for a couple nights before leaving for our Disney Cruise.

We chose this hotel because it was close to the cruise ship port and was in perfect proximity to the old streets and tourist attractions of Barcelona.

From the airport, it was about a half an hour taxi ride which cost us about 35 Euro. I speak a little bit of Spannish so was able to figure out the cab driver was explaining that he could only drive so far before we would have to walk to our hotel. The hotel is located in an older part of Barcelona where the streets are essentially inaccessible by vehicle. Thankfully, from the street it was only about a 200 meter walk to the hotel. Just to be sure, we pulled it up on our iphones and used GPS to guide us.... that was probably overkill. We felt very safe and it is a very youthful area.

The reception was fantastic. Champagne and a warm welcome. We were shown to our room and given an explanation for where everything was and how things worked.

We were starving and were in no mood for an adventure so we had dinner at the hotel. We found the menu somewhat limited and was geared more towards a 'fine dining' experience. We otherwise ate at the local cafe's and restaurants which were a short walk away and considerably cheaper. We highly recommend the restaurant "Milk" for breakfast.

The rooms were excellent. There was some noise outside and this was expected for an older building. It didn't bother either of us. Spain lost the game that night so that probably helped keep the noise down.

I didn't see a fitness centre; however, there is a small roof top pool if you wanted a swim.

Staff were very friendly, professional and spoke perfect English. It was also our experience that every shop/restaurant we went to that English was also spoken.

If we come back, we'll definitely be staying here again. Too bad it was for such a short time! There was so much to see and so little time.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for sharing with us and with our future guests, your excellent comments about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

As General Manager of the hotel, I am very glad to know that your stay with us was great and that all the staff was very friendly and professional. I hope you have more time to visit all the rest of the interesting places from Barcelona next time and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you again!

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Orange, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights - wow, what a brilliant hotel.
All we could say about the Mercer is you MUST stay here when in Barcelona.
From the moment you walk through the front doors and are greeted by the Concierge you know you are staying somewhere special - because you are treated as special.
The rooms are brilliant, beautifully designed, beautifully finished, great attention to detail.
Located within the Gothic section and on the ancient streets you have access to great shopping and the history of Barcelona is on your door step.
The staff are brilliant at the Mercer, the bed is sooooo comfortable-as are the pillows.
We can't wait to go back to Barcelona and stay at the Mercer.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Sir,

I want to personally thank you for your enthusiastic comments about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

As General Maneger of the hotel, I am glad to hear that you can't wait to go back to Barcelona and stay with us. Thank you again and I hope to welcoming you back soon.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Norcross, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Truly a perfect stay! Upon arrival we were greeted by the excellent staff at the Mercer Hotel. The service began even before we stepped inside the hotel. Our sightseeing was planned within minutes and we were escorted to the beautiful deluxe and junior suite rooms we booked for our stay. We were amazed by the stylish design of the hotel and the rooms were both so luxurious. Part of the hotel is built into the side of an ancient roman tower which makes it so unique and is so fitting for the beautiful Gothic Quarter. The furnishings and linens were more than five star and the roof top pool made us want to just stay at the hotel and forget the sightseeing! No questions asked...just stay at the Mercer Hotel..you will thank me. Is there a rating better than excellent??

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of the Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

As General Maneger of the hotel, I am proud to know that your stay with us was brilliant. For all of us, the most important is provide our guests with a memorable stay and I am glad to know that succeeded with you.

Thank you again! and I hope to welcoming you back soon.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Sydney
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We had two nights here at this beautiful hotel following our cruise. We did have a bit of trouble with the taxi to the hotel as the driver was not familiar with it & spoke no english at all. He did find it & then was kind enough to not charge the usual amount for our bags.
Check-in was great with the glass of prosecco in the garden & the paperwork brought out to us there to sign etc.
The moment we entered our room ( deluxe 203) we loved it - everything has been well planned & no detail left out: amazing furniture, bed, toiletries, robes, slippers in little cotton bags etc etc. We loved the design of the room with the vanity/basin in the room - great shower & toilet completely separate. We realise some others have commented on this style of bathroom & have not liked it but we loved it. Of course you would not choose this type of room if you were not travelling with your spouse!
Service was amazing as everyone has previously stated - charming & friendly.
We found the location great as we could walk around this gorgeous old part & also walk to the beach etc.
The terrace on the roof was very nice & we had a drink up there which was good, however the night we arrived we were very tired & decided to have something to eat there instead of going out - it was then we discovered that the prices were a bit steep - 22euros each for bread with a small amount of roast beef & a handful of potato crisps - I am gluten intolerant & so could only eat the couple of slices of meat & the chips - we live & learn! We also found that the breakfast was very expensive - 35euros . I had seen on the website that you could order separate dishes( not on there any more) - so we were able to have a delicious omelette for 10euros - all in the beautiful courtyard garden with roman wall & arch & lovely flowers.
We also had free bottled water & soft drinks in our room - we did however miss our cup of tea in our room as there are no provisions for this - that would have just added to the perfection of this hotel.Overall we really loved our stay & would return should we ever come back to Barcelona.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Madam,

I want to personally thank you for your excellent review of the Mercer Hotel Barcelona.

As General Maneger of the hotel, I want to tell you that the feedback of our guests is very important for me, is the only way that I know to improve. After that, now I can tell you that last week we had a meeting with all the Breakfast Staff to communicate all the last comments and I believe that we find the solution.

Thank you again!

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Great location in the Gothic Quarter... it is a charming area, and walking distance from several attractions. (Note: it's a bit difficult to find the first time and your cab driver may drop you off a bit further from the hotel - but follow the map that the hotel will send you and the cab can drop you right outside the front door). The hotel is a built in a beautiful historic building and they have merged the old and new very well.
My only disappointment was the size of the rooms. We had booked a "superior room"... it was TINY. The bathroom was not a separate room... instead the basin was part of the bedroom. There was an enclosed WC area, and the shower area had a glass partition. Not what I had in mind, for the kind of money we shelled out. It is definitely not the kind of room for sharing with anyone except your significant other.
That said, the service was fantastic. The staff was warm and friendly... always greeting us with a smile, eager to help us with any requests, etc. The concierge even managed to get us a table at Tickets, which is usually booked-out months in advance.
So overall, our 3-day stay was enjoyable. Not sure I would pick this hotel again, if we were staying for a longer duration though.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Madam,

Thank you for share with us your comments about our hotel.

As the General Manager of the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, I take note of your comment about the size of your room and I apologize for the inconvenience that has been able to cause but I want to tell you that the room is not small, the smallest superior room have 28m²/301.39ft² and we have only one, the others superior rooms continues with 32m²/344.45ft² and 35m²/376.74ft², sizes that in others hotels in Europe could be junior suites.

After that, I take note about the excellents comments from our staff members and I assure you that they will be comunicated to all the staff.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

What a great hotel.
Amongst the narrow streets of the old part of Barca, it's in easy walking distance of many of the key sights and close enough to a metro to get you to all the others!
The staff are lovely - friendly, welcoming and happy to help. Room was fabulous - spacious, clean and quiet. Great cocktails in the bar or on the roof, very friendly service in their Tapas restaurant next door. And even a bottle of bubbly on my wife's birthday.
Would stay again without a doubt.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for sharing with us your excellent comments about the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, they encourage us to improve.

As the General Manager of the hotel, I am proud to hear that you would stay again with us without a doubt. Many thanks!

I hope to welcoming you back again soon.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Just got back from our short break from Barcelona, stayed at Mercer Hotel for 3 nights. This is the best 5 * hotel we ever stayed. It's so beautiful, a historic building with a modern touch. Location of the hotel is walking distance to all major attractions. The services in all areas are excellent, we booked the Switched Off Barcelona and Gourmet experience packages, it was well organised and we enjoyed every single minute of it! All staff are very cheerful, helpful and professional. Our room is clean, big and quite, come with a private terrace. Truly 5* hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesc H, Director General at Mercer Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,

First of all I want to tell you that as the General Manager of the hotel I feel very flattered when I read reviews like yours. Thank you so much!

After that, I want to tell it that we appreciate a lot all the comments of our guests because they encourage us to improve. Many thank again!

I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Francesc Holgado
General Manager
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Property: Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Address: Calle dels Lledo 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#3 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Mercer Hotel Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This architectural marvel is located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic quarter on mythic Calle Lledó, just a short distance from the Plaza de Sant Jaume. It not only represents the splendour of the old Julia Augusta Flaventina Paterna Colony, in what was then the Roman city of Barcino, but is also an archaeological gem that combines past and present, the monumental and the latest design. Now travellers can enjoy the greatest hotel comforts in the heart of old Barcelona, with exclusive views of the dome of the church of Santa María del Mar, the basilica of San Just i Pastor, and the Cathedral. ... more   less 
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