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Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interior is a bit dated and location is not very good for the city centre but standards are high and food were good. Obviously, very good if you come to see Barcelona playing at home. There is a huge shopping centre nearby so even if you come on business you may find time to do some shopping. Also, it drive... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have never had a hotel more thoroughly cleaned than I did at this hotel. The entire staff was lovely and the room small but very comfortable. While it is billed as a five star hotel (and perhaps it was in the sixties) it is probably more along the lines of a 3.5. The furniture is worn and the decor... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The location is good and the lobby is ample, but I was expecting more of this 5 star hotel. I had a small bedroom considering the high price charged. No complimentary drinks in bedroom, breakfast costs 27 euros. Small bathroom. Overall, pretty disappointing.

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Shenyang
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Coming from Asia, the size of the Hotel and the size of the Room are not what we're used from a 5-Star Hotel :-) But anyway the location is very good, not too far from Airport, close to two big shopping malls and directly located on the Road Train a easy start to go Downtown, Starbucks,some nice restaurants and Bars... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Have just come home from a fantastic stay here. We were given a room on the 15th floor with great views of camp nou. Room was lovely and had everything you needed for a short stay. Bed was massive and had fluffy towels and robes fully stocked toiletries and a mini bar. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast... More 

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Blanca_Sarrias, Departamento de Calidad at Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, responded to this review

Distinguished Travelers, I would like to thank you for your great review and for giving us the chance to be at your service in Barcelona. We feel so lucky and privileged that you will definitely stay with us again and that you had a fantastic stay. Your words mean a lot to us as they allow us to verify the... More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Nice hotel, clean and tidy, rooms where fine, only the pool was shut which was a shame, gym is fairly basic but enable a decent workout. Hotel seems to be having an external refurb at the moment, but that did affect my stay. I would stay again, nice friendly atmosphere.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

I traveled to Barcelona on a business trip and stayed in Princesa Sofia for just over a week. I have stayed in many star hotels around the world and there is nothing special about this hotel, except for the breakfast spread which was fab. Rooms and bathroom are small for a star hotel. Staff is pretty good and helpful. Some... More 

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Blanca_Sarrias, Departamento de Calidad at Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, responded to this review

Distinguished Travelers, Thank you for being so nice to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor, as well as, for giving us the privilege to be at your service in Barcelona. We fully appreciate your concerns and please know we do take reviews very seriously. Let me tell you, that your comments have been addressed to those involved in order... More 

San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were on a family-business trip. The hotel is situated in a position that is extremely difficult to get to if you plan to drive - leave it to the taxi people. The location is surrounded by walking distance to restaurants and shops. The room is tiny. Bathroom is tiny. Nothing special for 300 Eu/night. The breakfast buffet is the... More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Been here for a week 3years ago.. Just transferring my comment here.. One of the best hotel I've ever been in Spain.. Design was great inside And out..It has everything you need..Food was delicious And had variety of choices..room was big And very comfortable.. From bedsheet to pillow..👍🏻 very clean... View from room was great too.. You can see the... More 

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Blanca_Sarrias, Departamento de Calidad at Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, responded to this review

Distinguished Travelers, And we had an incredible week having you as guest! We could not thank you enough for your lovely compliments and for how privileged we feel for being your favorite hotel in Spain. Thank you thousand times for sharing, and please feel free to contact us should you desire any assistance. We are already counting the days down... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my 2 sons stayed at the Princesa Sofia for 4 nights as we were watching an FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou for a birthday treat. The staff were very attentive - particularly Tiago on the front desk who, with the other staff, made our stay a memorable one. Great breakfast (again, attentive staff) and very comfortable room.... More 

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Blanca_Sarrias, Departamento de Calidad at Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, responded to this review

Distinguished Travelers, Reading that your stay with us was a lovely one makes us blush, since we loved to be at your service in Barcelona. I see that you have met our lovely colleague Tiago. He is so charismatic and we are so proud having him in our team. I will make sure that he receives your recognition. Indeed, we... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The first 5* hotel in the city, this emblematic luxury retreat forms part of the history of Barcelona and bristles with tales around national and international royalty and important figures from the world of politics, culture and entertainment who have been amongst its guests. Perfectly located on the famous Avinguda Diagonal - in the noble financial district of the city - it is only a 5 minute walk away from Camp Nou football stadium, home of the legendary FC Barcelona, and a mere 12km from the airport. Its 500 timelessly elegant rooms are all exterior-facing and offer - from the 9th floor up - magnificent panoramic views of the Catalan capital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia

Address: Plaza Pio XII 4, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Les Corts
Price Range: $1,635 - $1,915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia 5*
Number of rooms: 500
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Also Known As:
Barcelona Princesa Sofia
Princess Sofia Barcelona
Princess Sofia Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#60 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#70 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#80 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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“Try to get a room in the top floors and not facing the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles Red_Chinese, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“top floors - request a quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles Andyg020, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay on 16th floor to access 'The Club' also for the wonderful view of the city.”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineH162, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for a room on the club room”
 of 5 bubbles fairhurst1, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Staying higher up would probably ease up on the noise but I really didn´t have a problem in my room.”
 of 5 bubbles FoxDylan, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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