Rated 5 out of 5 by RGallagher Only location to experience Barcelona
First time in Barcelona and could not have been more pleased with the location and staff. Next time we visit Barcelona this is the only hotel to stay at.
However, I was very disappointed in the attached restaurant for breakfast...service was slow and the tables and floor were not clean.
July 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by iluveurope Location Location Location
We were in town on vacation, so the review is focused mainly from that front.
The location of this hotel is absolutely fantastic. That coupled with the attentiveness of the staff, the modern decor, the paintings throughout the hotel makes this place an absolutely fantastic choice. As mentioned by others, the rooms are what I would classify as decent but compact. However, we weren't here to spend time in the room. All platinum amenities were accorded - points, free breakfast option (which was very good), free internet, green choice, etc. Upgrades were not available due to high occupancy, which I don't mind as its never guaranteed. We ate breakfast every morning and the spread was top notch. The wait staff too was very attentive and extremely pleasant.
The only not so good experience I would say was that the check in process was a bit of a disarray. We were given a room that was already occupied which was understandably slammed on our face (with expletives) when we tried to open the door. We were then given an alternate room which had smoke smell even though the hotel has a non smoking policy. This was then addressed by housekeeping spraying the room, a security sign off for fully opening the window and a maintenance person coming in to open the window. After a long trip to get there, this isn't something you look forward to. That said, the staff was very apologetic and did everything possible to take care of things quickly. Once past this, the rest of the stay was impeccable.
And I'd like to repeat again, you cannot beat the location of this hotel - on the La Rambla.... perfect.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JulesEr Great Location, Beautiful Hotel
This hotel is in the perfect location just off Las Ramblas; walking distance to everything! The staff was very nice and really took care of us on our Honeymoon. Would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Barcelona. We loved it and would definitely stay here again.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pegasus Fantastic location
This was a very comfortable and secure feeling hotel in a great location with delightful staff and a very good restaurant using local produce, but we found the music in the public areas, especially in the lifts, too loud. We would happily stay at Le Meridien again.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erika This hotel exceeded our expectations!
My husband and I spent 3 nights in Barcelona and were so pleased with the hotel. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and lovely! We would recommend this hotel to anyone and will certainly return if we find ourselves in Barcelona again!
June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nusho My favorite hote
I have stayed at this hotel three times and every time I am pleased with exceptional customer service. The location of this hotel is more than you can ask for if you are visiting for first second or third time.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fam1102 My Stay in Barcelona at the Le Meridien
There are some hotels in the Starwood Collection that rise above the expected and some that just don't make it my opinion. This was one of the great ones. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Barcelona, the hotel did so much to make the stay pleasant and memorable.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joeg30 My Stay
The STAFF at your hotel was SUPERB!!!! You helped us get around Barcelona and VERY pleasant doing so. It was the BEST stay I've ever had at a hotel. I recommend everyone to stay here. I must say THANK YOU for everything!!! You made Barcelona a special moment.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by andyman1970 Excellent option right on Las Ramblas
If you want to see all of Barcelona from a centralized location, this is your hotel. Service is top notch, and kudos to Marius who ensured a quick (and early) check-in as well as some fantastic recommendations for meals. Looking forward to my next stay here.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mborzillo Great location and service
I had a great experience at this hotel. It was very busy when I checked in, but the staff was quick at getting me into my room.
They also sent a hand written note and a bottle of champagne to my friend's room for his birthday without any of us asking.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TorontoDoc Great home base for exploring Barcelona
We stayed at Le Meridien Barcelona as a home base for family touring of Barcelona urban attractions in June 2014. We stayed in a Prestige Suite on the 5th floor. We had our 5-month old daughter with us, and we were somewhat concerned that street noise from the Ramblas would be a problem that might interrupt her sleep. As it turned out, while the sitting room was overlooking the Ramblas and slightly noisy despite closing the windows, the bedroom faced over a quiet side-street and was perfect for sleeping. We all slept very well!
Overall, we really enjoyed staying at this hotel. Plusses, in our view, included:
1. Great location for touring the city (right on the ramblas, very close to a metro stop and a big grocery store)
2. Comfortable rooms, recent renovation of rooms and common areas. Chic hotel design.
3. Great buffet breakfast and dinner fare at Cent Onze restaurant, overlooking the Ramblas
4. Excellent service from staff, including Gold Key concierge. The concierge expertly helped us make all our bookings for tours, saving us a lot of time and effort.
The only minus, we would say, was that the concierge desk was often very busy with tourists trying to make bookings for attractions. Heavier staffing during peak periods would have been helpful.
Overall, we wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting central Barcelona who wants a comfortable, convenient home base for touring the city.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NicolasRO Great hotel in the prefect location
This is an example of a hotel that will always meet your expectations: friendly and profession staff, great and clean facilities, the perfect shower & bed , and a great location. Within 5-10 minutes walking distance to the top places to visit.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hectorp Stylish hotel and great service
I just wanna say that I liked almost everything in Le Meridien Barcelona - from stylish rooms to hotel service. But ask for a room with a view. I stayed in a great room but with a view to a large wall being under construction or so.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vac2013 This hotel met all our needs and more!
This hotel met all our needs and more.
The hotel was located convenient to our needs,we wanted to be able to walk around the city, limiting cab rides as there were 7 adults. The hotel was very clean and the staff was exceptional.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharmann Loved the Location
Great location; wonderful breakfast; large room and bathroom; friendly staff. Only suggestion is that the bed was too low and soft. Need to replace the beds.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nikita Best location in Barcelona
No gym, no pool, no SPG lounge, not the best beds,troubles with wi-fi, couldn't split 500 euros at reception. 500 pts, upgrade and free Internet only for platinums BUT great location, very good bathrooms.
December 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheTravelGenie A Beautiful Hotel in a Beautiful City
Well appointed rooms and excellent service compliment the adjacency to great restaurants, shopping, art and architecture. The most famous street in Barcelona "La Rambla" is mere steps from the front door.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlexaS Great , central location
Le Meridien Barcelona, was a home away from home for our extended stay in Barcelona.
Hotel staff were always welcoming and eager to help, in particular Salvador who ensured we had a memorable stay.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill4bkn Holiday stay
Wonderful accommodations and staff.
The only problem was the noise from the ramble in the middle of the night. We wanted to face the ramble but didn't realize the loud partying throughout the evening
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by andy252 Front desk woman rude, rescued by manager
We arrived in Barcelona on an early flight from JFK. I had called the Platinum Concierge desk informing them of this and that I'd like to request an early check-in. All was well till we arrived tired, dirty and told by the very rude girl at the desk that early check-in was only a request and not guaranteed. Yes, of course, I knew that, but that gave her NO permission to be rude and condescending to us. I gave her my credit card and she flatly said, "I don't need that now - we are full and I cannot give you a room." I knew they were not " full" as the Platinum desk said that property was around 80% occupancy that night, and I also checked upon landing, and there were plenty of rooms available for the previous night - empty rooms. About the time I was ready to strangle a front desk worker, in walks Salvador Batlle, a manager of the hotel. He clearly overheard from the back what was transpiring at the front desk. He immediately stepped forward and took over what was turning into an ugly situation. In less than three minutes, he took my credit card, checked us in and had given us the Platinum upgrade to a wonderful room. So, I thank you, Mr. Batlle; you saved the day, and please release the rude, rude girl on whom you intervened.
Everything was perfect after that almost lost check-in Room was great, service was perfect and location could not have been better. I personally gave Mr. Batlle a thank you note upon leaving. I look forward to staying here next January, and would not even consider another SPG property in Barcelona.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BSN4060 Good location
Your hotel is very comfortable and close to the many attractions in Barcelona. The room and bath were very comfortable and clean and the staff was most courteous. The concierges were most helpful.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Great Location
Satyed here 4 nights in May 2013 and would recommened hotel for central location and the staff in all areas were very helpful. The hotel was secure and food good & plentyful for buffet breakfast.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by David6205 This hotel is very welcoming and comfortable
Hotel shows quiet class. Not showy but very helpful staff. Only issue was internet connection at the 24-hour restart, but all turned out well, and staff tried very hard to solve the issue.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoctorScott Great Pick
The le Meridien in Barcalona is a great hotel in a great city with a great localtion. Salvador at the front desk went above and beyond to help us have a perfect stay. I hope to go back.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JP32 Fabulous hotel in the heart of the action!
Right on the busy Las Ramblas tourist area with many beautiful sites within a short walk. Take time to get off the main path and explore the cafes, courtyards and hidden gems of Spain.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whiteshark1 Excellent
Excellent hotel well located on the Ramblas,though very quiet. Staff friendly and professional.rooms very spacious ,comfortable and clean. Very nice beds and very nice bathroom.
August 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GlobeTrotter786 GlobeTrotter786
Lover our stay here! Got upgraded to an excellent room with lavish bathrooms and a great view. Great location right on La Rambla and great breakfast too. Highly recommended.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by alacoffee Great location
Le Meridien is centrally located facilitating an easy walk to many of the amazing sites in Barcelona. The concierges provided expert assistance for our travel needs.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irish This hotel has GREAT features.
Your properrty has great rooms, and our room faced the LaRomda street and was just great.
The staff was always right there to help in what ever way that was needed.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nourib1 Location
Le Merdien Barcelona is very centrally located in the heart of town, within walking distance to most attractions; Old Port, New Port, Tourist Attractions....etc
January 2, 2014