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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We spent two nights in the Deluxe Terrace room on 1st floor overlooking the hotel's private garden. It was our first visit to Barcelona and we came to celebrate our wedding aniversary and see the City. We decided to stay at the Mandarin because it was newly opened and we stayed at other Mandarin hotels in Europe and Asia and liked the level of serice and quality of hotels.

We would like to share the following observations:
Overall impression - very positive, this is a new property with a feeling of a boutique hotel with very good and attentive service, good restaurants and spa. the hotel is in the centre of Barcelona luxury shopping district and not far from its main tourist attractions. Therefore it is somewhat far from the beach attractions of Barcelona however the Mimosa Garden restaurant, the rooftop pool, the spa, and the Blanc and Moments restaurants more than compensate lack of the seaside view and atmosphere. We went to the W Hotel for lunch and althought the seaside location is v attractive we were dissapointed with the food in the main restaurant and the feel of a mega Las Vegas hotel in the lobby. We were happy to return to the Mandarin after having our lunch the the W Hotel and settle in the great Mimosa Garden restaurant.

Rooms - cool modern style however relative small. We recommend a room with the terrace facing garden or larger as rooms without terrace must feel as being v small.

Restaurants - we spent a lot of time in the Mimosa Garden restaurant which has a Mediterranean felling and good food and wine. We were somewhat dissappointed with food at Moments which at the same time has excellent ambience and is great for a romantic dinner. Blanc has good breakfast and consistent main menu althought we would prefer Mimosa during warm weather

Spa - we have only toured the spa but found it very impressive. at the same time the menu is more expensive than in top London or Paris hotels which we find unjustified. the spa pool is very small.

Roof top pool - it was closed to our surprise with a notice that it is opening in May. We liked the view and envy guests who will have opportunity to enjoy this area since May.

Service - the staff is very young and the hotel new hence we recommend not taking everything for granted e.g. we booked a dinner at Moments one week before arrival only to find that there was not reservation made (however the restaurant gave us a table when we insisted we made the booking via the concierge); breakfast service was somewhat slow, we were bugged with 2 prompts/calls from the reception re our credit card details following arrival only to find that the reception noted incorrect cc expiry date, we could not open the door in the public bathroom and had to call maintenance to assist. However when we complained the management was extremely helpful and polite and we found a bottle of complimentary champagne when we returned to the room. Hence overall all was up to Mandarin standards.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Konstancin
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We spent 3 nights in a boulevard room on the 7th floor that was quiet, comfortable and stylish. Breakfast at Blanc was included otherwise it is about 29 euro. The staff really tried to make us feel at home and were glad to help us in any way. The mixologist at the Bankers bar were very skilled and helpful. The roof top pool is closed in the winter and as I recall opens in May.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

We had 3 days/2 nights at the Manadrin in Barcelona. The service and staff were outstanding throughout - we arrived late morning and were provided with coffee/pastries while are room was made ready. Spa including the steam room was wonderful - on our last day, after visiting the Cathedral, we utilised the Spa ahead of leaving for the airport (our bags were retrieved from the concierge and brought to us in the Spa). We were also delighted by the glasses of Cava on arrival... and departure. Our room was lovely with all the facilities you would expect although my partner was disappointed she didn't get chocolates on the second night! Finally, the new restaurant/drinks courtyard - opened the week- was a lovely place to unwind before enjoying Barcelona in the evening.

Overall we had a brilliant time from start to finish and would strongly recommend. One small current issue to note (& not the Mandarin's fault) is the building work next door - we had a room at the back and the noise started at 8am.

Stayed: April 2012
2  Thank kcbgerbil
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We actually live in Barcelona now. Staying in a hotel is by choice to relax (we have a big house up in Tibidabo). We stayed once as a romantic wend just my husband and myself (I am pregnant now),the 2nd time with our 2 kids as well (14+3y.o). Both times we had exactly what we were looking for - relax, even with kids! Hotel is just excellent!Everything is perfect BUT especially the people! I would like to thank everybody who works there and makes it special and adds a nice touch! People actually remember our names and the names of our kids! We had cookies sent to our room and ducks for our younger son to have in the tub and his name (LUKE) made out of letters in the shower! We loved it and so did our kids! Room service is SUPER! I've traveled a lot and stayed in really nice places and would like to say that the room service food is usually at best ok. Probably, most of you will agree. Here, the selection is nice and the quality is great! The breakfast is very nice with a proper selection of everything (including dim sum),lots of fruits,etc, of course! Great location, needless to say! Still, for us what made it special were the people. Thank you again and we will be back again many times and we recommend to our friends and business partners of my husband!!!

Room Tip: Not all the rooms have bathtubs. If it is important for you (for me it is vital), make sure you ask for one.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank tatiana71Moscow
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

I spent 3 nights at the hotel during my recent trip to Barcelona. Great location, good food and real top class design. Breakfast at the Blanc was a pleasurable experience. Very elegant and clever design, making use of skylight during the day and cozy lighting at night. Their steam room at the basement has lounge chair and showers inside. Real cool. On the flip side, service at the breakfast was not very attentive the first day and showers inside the room didn't drain properly. I had a room facing the busy street of Passieg de Gracia, so it's a bit noisy. But overall, a great hotel. One of my top choices in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Pickyfellow
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