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“Very good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alma Barcelona

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Alma Barcelona
Ranked #17 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Very good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

I was there for a 3 nights stay. The hotel is brand new, opened in May and is made of 72 rooms. It is ideally located, very close to Paseo de Gracia, a beautiful avenue with a lot of stores.
The staff is extremely helpful and nice from the check in to the check out.
I tried the delux room, and is a very nice 40sqm room, with free wi-fi, free minibar (without alcoholic drinks), very nice bathroom with great roman shower.
The mattress is one of the most comfortable I slept on, while the pillows were all extremely soft and thin, that wasn't good for my neck.
There is a door-window in the room that you can open. The view was on an internal courtyard.
The wardrobe was just perfect and very spacious.
The only thing I didn't like was the breakfast, because if you ask the room service you can only get the standard continental breakfast.
I also tried the restaurant for dinner and the food was always very fine and very well cooked, although you don't have big choice in the menu. The service was very good at any time and the room service works 24h. The staff always fast, nice and helpful.
Overall I had a very good stay and it's an hotel I would definitely recommend. But if I have to compare it to another 5* like the Hotel Me, which is not far from the Alma, I would say it is probably a step below as far as food is concerned, particularly the breakfast.
The Spa was still under construction, so I couldn't try it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

Very nice and large room, well equipped. Staff was extremely professional and efficient, yet friendly and without attitude. high quality food at very reasonable prices. Quiet and relaxing. The only downside was that the pool was under repair, and that no one told me upon booking and also the unreliable wifi.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

Hotel is in a great location, nice area next to the high end luxury shops. Internal design is minimalist but still warm.

Service as per other reviews is very friendly and helpful.

Cool thing about the rooms is the fingerprint door keys, very James Bond.

Prices are extremely reasonable for food and drink.

Only negative is the pool was not finished when we were there. Also no real restaurant just an area where you can have breakfast and lunch, not sure about dinner.

Overall: Great hotel, friendly staff, outdoor space, good location.

  • Stayed November 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Once again I wish I could leave 4 1/2 stars but this time I will err on the side of 5. There are many positives for this hotel which we have just returned from, the priciple one being the wonderfully quite sleep we got in what is a hotel based in a big city. So peaceful in fact that we had to set the alarm clock. For us this is the most important factor of any hotel. It is exceptionally clean, staff are extremely friendly and helpful, food and drink excellent. But the hotel is very dark with subdued lighting which is not to everyones taste - black and grey are used fairly extensively in the decor. The location is very good indeed and is in part of the city where we felt very safe. Restaurants and bars are in abundance and of a high quality also. All in all a most enjoyable stay. (I must admit to getting a bit excited about the FREE minibar until I found it was soft drinks only - should have assumed that really).

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

The hotel is beautiful and the room spacious. Location is great. Most impressive is the quality of service that made our stay a most pleasant one.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Alma Barcelona

Property: Alma Barcelona
Address: Mallorca 271, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#3 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#15 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): $364 - $572
Hotel Class:5 star — Alma Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AlmaBarcelona hotel is housed in an elegant building which dates back to the start of the 20th Century. Located right in the heart of Barcelona, just a few metres from the famous Passeig de Gràcia. With its proximity to the Batlló house, La Pedrera, Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona Cathedral, Palau de la Música, L'Auditori and numerous other popular tourist attractions, the AlmaBarcelona has one of the best locations in the city. Its 72 rooms are separated into classical and modernist accommodation, providing an interior unlike any other. ... more   less 
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