best part of the hotel (noted in multiple other reviews) - centrally located on Las Rambla, walking distance to Gothic quarter, waterfront, Plaza Catalunya, 5 min walk to 2 metro stations (getting you to Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Pg. Gracia - upscale shopping/dining, Montjuic, etc). Numerous dining possibilities within walking distance.
this is a BUSY city hotel, caters to cruise ship tour passengers (think loud, north americans travelling in herds) and flight crews (think impatient, annoyed guests at checkout). If you are looking for a peaceful lobby this is NOT it. However, the hotel is clean and modern, and the location can't be beat (see above).
Kind and trying their best, but clearly overworked, inexperienced (many trainees) therefore there is no attention to detail and often, details are forgotten. Constantly a line for the concierge, other times, simply none at the desk. Wake up call was late. Bags were misplaced and delivered erroneously. Rooms will NOT be available until official 3 pm check in (very busy). Our concerns were fairly and professionally addressed by the manager Walter, so he deserves credit for that and for honestly describing the demands placed on the hotel.
clean, modern. However, stark and not luxurious or "warm/cozy." Bathrooms are very modern and clean, showers are great with excellent pressure. Noise not an issue off of Rambla, which stays bustling until 1-2 am! Poor quality linens considering a 5 star rating.
eat across the street at the modern italian and chinese restaurants, and around the corner at Bar Lobo (modern tapas).
compare the price to Hotel 1898 which is across the street and quieter, more upscale with great rooftop pool and bar.
Also consider a few days at the W hotel by the marina to experience the beach culture (Barceloneta neighborhood), we checked out this place which was pretty amazing (pool, beach access) but also has a trendy "seen and be seen" kind of place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly positioned for discovering the rich artistic heritage represented by Barcelona's museums, music and architecture, Le Meridien Barcelona is a five star hotel located on the city's most famous street, Las Ramblas. With examples of Gaudi's architecture, the Liceo opera house, MACBA and the Gothic Quarter, all main attractions within walking distance, guests can immerse themselves in local culture. Throughout the hotel art and architectural detailing catch the eye. In the central lobby is Le Meridien's HUB, a perfect place to rendezvous with friends and family. Furnished with contemporary designer pieces and decorated with specially curated art installations. The Hub is a great place to meet and offers a stimulating and fascinating environment. Each of the 231 rooms and suites combines comfortable living with art and design elements, including original works by contemporary local artists. Sublimely comfortable Le Meridien furnishings and multiple entertainment options ensure a relaxed stay. The Longitude 02º 10' Bar in the HUB is the place to enjoy a delicious Illy coffee, fresh cakes or a glass of wine or cava. Alternatively, CentOnze Restaurant offers great views of Las Ramblas along with the gastronomic creations of Chef Eugeni Cortes who reinterprets local cuisine using fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby Boqueria Market. Le Pop Cocktail Bar stimulates your senses with an exciting blend of cocktails, music and vintage savoir vivre with a modern twist. Located on the sixth floor of the hotel, the Explore Spa Studio is a blissful oasis of relaxation offering treatments and therapies based on renowned French Cinq Mondes beauty products. Open to both guests and members of the public who, in consultation with a beauty therapist, can choose from a range of offerings designed to aid skin rejuvenation and promote personal wellbeing. ... more less
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