We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A nice work in progress”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Renaissance Barcelona Hotel
Ranked #186 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2012

I had a one night stay whilst in transit from ship to airport.
There was restoration in progress - a lot of was however completed (May 2012).
The check in was fast and efficient, also very friendly. The 'Navigator' concierge system is very good and helpful.
Centrally located, with no problem to walk any where. Gaudi's new cathedral is 15mins slow walk down the road.
Hotel restaurant was closed during my stay - being renovated.
The bar served room service menu and a selection of tapas style dishes - all a little on the expensive side.
Breakfast (24 euros for the full buffet) was a standard buffet - with a good selection of local produce.
All in all a nice hotel. One night stay was 224 euros - cheaper rates can be obtained.

Room Tip: Try for asn 8th floor room, close to the lovely outside terrace bar and great views over the house t...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank GeorgeExRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,390)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,110 - 1,114 of 1,390 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2012

Stayed here on recent trip to Barcelona and booked simply as opening offer was too good to miss & probably could not afford it next time. Hotel was very easy to find from aerobus stop at Plaza Cataluyna via Pau Claris street. There is a big R - Renaissance visible from afar .Checkin was very quick and allocated room on high floor as requested, room 1009 on 10th & top floor !!!!

Lovely new room, good sized and great bed, all clean & new & crisp fresh linens. Nice "Gaudi" effect mosaic wallpaper on walls & plenty of storage space. 2 free mineral waters in fridge was a nice touch. Excellent flatscreen tv with BBC1 & 2, ITV London , what a treat instead of the usual BBCWorld news station. Bathroom was sparkling new with loads of soaps, salts & mouthwash etc. but compact.

The hotel is in a great location near Girona metro stop & Passeig de Gracia ( lots of work at station entrance) Breakfast was not included in the rate so ate at the cafe directly opposite the hotel plus there are plenty of places to eat nearby too. Breakfast was an extra 25 euro and probably was not going to be worth it so avoided the extra cost. The outside terrace on the 8th floor was nice & under used , it was quite on both occasions I went to look out over the city, great views. 2 free to use Apple computers in the plush lobby was good to have.

However building work still seems to be going on as at both sides of the building there are chutes & skips with trash. There was also a lot of airline crew (Air Transat & Lufthansa) staying so there must be plenty of room hence the opening offers. Hopefully once the hotel is open properly and up & running & all the staff fully trained it should be a super hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank UncleDom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2012

We (two couples) stayed a week in May 2012 in two double rooms on the top floor. The lobby & rooms are newly renovated and have an excellent modern vibe. The location was unbeatable; a block off Pg Gracia where we enjoyed daily walks "home" past the gorgeously stunning Casa Batllo. Convenient for walking to La Ramblas, Gothic District, and Pg Gracia. Would definitely stay here again and fully recommend. Try the mojitos and room service! My only wish would be free wifi in the rooms, but there were 2 Mac computers available for public use with unlimited printing provided.

  • Stayed: May 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank MSP_one
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Rooms are nicely decorated and well laid out, but a little small. The bathroom was clean and up to date. Hotel was having multiple problems with the elevators while we were there which wasn't very comforting.
Location is really good. Walking distance to most areas and near lots of restaurants.
Hotel bar was excellent. Made a great Cosmo and Manhattan if you are looking for a cocktail while in Barcelona!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank MaryHogan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Loved my stay at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. great location. oh, and RLife was a great experience. (Me encantó mi estancia en el Hotel Renaissance Barcelona. excelente ubicación. ah, y RLife fue una gran experiencia.)

The hotel is located in a a nice area and a few minutes from Passeig de Gracia, which is a must visit strip of shops and Barcelona landmarks including the acclaimed Casa Batllo Gaudi. The hotel was also walking distance to the train station and metro rail. FYI, if you traveling within the city purchase a 10-trip metro card you will get more bang for your buck.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank La701
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Barcelona
Eixample
Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel
#1 of 10 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
1,641 reviews
El Raval
Le Meridien Barcelona
Le Meridien Barcelona
#112 of 517 in Barcelona
2,574 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Les Corts
Hilton Barcelona
Hilton Barcelona
#171 of 517 in Barcelona
1,974 reviews
Eixample
Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Eixample
Hotel Claris
Hotel Claris
#62 of 517 in Barcelona
1,961 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Renaissance Barcelona Hotel? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Renaissance Barcelona Hotel

Address: Pau Claris, 122, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#69 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#77 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#130 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: ₹ 11,020 - ₹ 25,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Barcelona Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Renaissance Barcelona Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and just steps away from Paseo de Gracia shopping district and Plaza Cataluña. The hotel is also just minutes away from famous cultural and historical sites such as Las Ramblas and Sagrada Familia, but also surrounded by many little hidden treasured away from the main stream tourist attractions.This ultimate full-service lifestyle hotel offers 211 contemporary guestrooms. The hotel features 7 meeting rooms with almost 500 m2 ideal for corporate meeting and social gathering, and also the outside venue “La Terrassa” with breathtaking views over Barcelona ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Prestigia, HotelQuickly, Marriott, TripOnline SA and Ctrip TA so you can book your Renaissance Barcelona Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ac Diplomatic Hotel Barcelona

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing