Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelpro77 Great property
A wonderful stylish hotel, on the beach that has created its own position in Barcelona.
Great terrace with a super selection of Beach restaurants, coupled with their own created cool and most pleasant atmosphere, gets you acclimated into the "W" way of life very quickly.
This is where the beautiful people hang out.
Superb, great looking staff - nothing is too much trouble and everyone is happy to be of service.
Stylish, super-comfortable rooms with great views
September 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heath74 Great location for beach, not as good for city center
The rooms were great. I had a suite that connected to a room with two doubles. Our three young kids had the double room. Very spacious. Room service was great. Only complaint was the pool. We took down purple towels from our terrace and were accosted when we tried to take them back up. And, we received a call 10 seconds after we walked in the door to come pick up the "pool" towels.. Bizarre. It's about a 15 minute walk into city, so not as easy with young kids.
June 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Xavier75 Room service food was so so
Great venue, amazing view, good design, overall good service ... But please, the quality of the food for the room service is really not in line with the ambitions and positioning of the hotel. It was really not good, the caesar salad was not a true one and the chicken was oevrcooked and of,poor quality, the benedict eggs were a disgrace ... It should be easy to improve here, especially for that price ! But overall, the stay was glamourous and we enjoyed it.
September 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SleeplessinVellaHotel Aural Overload
If you want to be constantly bombarded by intrusive ambient "trancey" music every waking moment of your day, then this is the hotel for you. Turned up loud enough so you cannot hold a normal conversation, the music is everywhere, and even in your room. Aided by a concrete atrium, the sound reflects upwards into the open balconies where your room is, so you can (try to) go to sleep with it ever present. Relaxing and restful, it ain't. Food wasn't bad though.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benny1976 Great hotel, great view
The W hotel is a cool hotel with a fun vibe and very friendly helpful staff. A trip up to the Eclipse bar at the top of the hotel is a must and whatever you do, do not miss out on the delicious breakfast full of healthy and not-so-healthy options. Tucked away at the end of a promenade, it is a bit of a trek to the nearest station and the main part of the city but that only reinforces its exclusive image
February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RamonM Once again...
a great week at W Barcelona. I come here 2 or 3 times a year. For a weekend or week, and i think it's the best place in town. Maybe a bit out of the centre, but it gives you the chance to totally relax and get your rest. Great staff and great comfort.
The only thing i miss during winter time is a pool inside... ;-)
March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Agent007 Beach and view
The location for the beach is superb. Facilities excellent (gym, spa etc.). Service excellent. Views over the port/sea/beach magnificent. This is a stylish, modern hotel with comfortable, spacious rooms (the same goes for the beds!). The beach area in Barcelona is home to many great restaurants and bars. For the fitness oriented, you can run along the path next to the beach for about as long as you feel like. Otherwise the hotel gym is excellent.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sykesa99 Outstanding!
I've been once before and enjoyed it enough to come back, but this time the upgrade to a corner suite was well worth it.
Woke up on Saturday morning, tripped the curtains and sunshine and sea burst into the room.
It's so relaxed, the hotel is so enjoyable, the food great, the spanish people are naturally friendly and this comes through in the staff and Barcelona is just a great city.
I've been to a lot of W's, inc Miami and this is right up there.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJNNYC A Taste of Barcelona
This property is majestic in both is setting and availablity to the city. Most of the staff are quite friendly, though some do show the "attitude" of some of the destinations properties. May have been a language thing. Everything you can ask for is there. Food, relaxation, and comfort. There does seem to be a slight septic issue, maybe because of the location and conference space could use a refresh and better lighting. All in all, a great hotel.
October 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Disspointed is it aService oriented W
A beautiful Hotel and fabulous rooms. Not the cheapest but happy to have paid for the special hotel. but happy to have paid for the special hotel.
Service lacks in pretty much all the F&B outlets.
Salt : booked a Table in person, and requested a particular table. This was booked, only for us to have been told later that sorry its booked for a larger group. It so happened that the large group never turned up
Waitress for friendly and polite, but had no knowledge of the Menu , as simple question , what ice cream do you have did not have an answer. Unsurprisingly she did not know anything on red wines, although only 3 red wines were on the Menu.
The Beach bar, again, after half hour our jug of Sangria had not arrived, and we had to cancel. only a hand full of guests were present.
The Bar is beautiful and should generate maximum revenue, alas, with only few table full in the afternoon
And 4 people behind the bar, chatting and 5 waiters, our drinks hadn’t arrived for half an hour.
Room service for breakfast, was worst! We ordered just Omelets and scrambled eggs and bot were too over done. When we told the waiter we were sent a fruit plate, but essentially the fruit cost us 80 euro's.... So although it’s a fab fab hotel the food and beverage Director or lack of needs urgent attention.
Reception was also not very helpful, we requested they help us book at the Italian restaurant Mamarosa, near the hotel, we were told no tables were available before 10-30 pm. At 9-00pm when we walked to the restaurant, it was virtually empty. Had Great food here.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAG16 Barcelona with my son!
My son and I celebrated my Bday in Barcelona. This was his first trip to Europe.....we had a wonderful moment at the W....it was a moment that I will treasure as he is leaving for college next year! We loved the location and the staff was very gracious and helpful!
We considered other hotels in the city center but this was the best place for us...the beauty of the ocean combined with a fabulous design of the W..it's was a perfect stay! Thank you.
November 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bradly81 Beautiful hotel.
It was pretty impressive that I could see the whole beautiful shape of W barcelona from the small window of airplane during landing.
However, getting to hotel was not that impressive alternating a bus, train and bus.
I also got upgraded to a nice room with spectacular view though.
Room seemed a tad aged as expected and gym looked nice, so did the pool.
And I think I agree on that this one has the most gorgeous exterior among all of w hotels.
By the way, there was one moment, where I felt odd with one staff's attitude so that I ended up to a complaint. I'm still sick to my stomach just thinking about that.
And more surprisingly, I haven't got any apology email or something like that from the hotel manager or Spg.
Once again, flawless hardware, poor software that most of W hotels tends to have inside.
Except that one big flaw, It was a good stay.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill612 A great vacation in Barcelona at the W Hotel
I want to compliment the management and staff of the hotel for giving my family and I a wonderful stay during June, 2012 at the W Hotel in Barcelona. The concierge staff was so very helpful with tours, concerts and just answering questions about how things worked in Barcelona. The hotel staff were all so professional. The facility is a gem. A wonderul mix of secluded resort atmosphere located 5 minutes from the city. Well done! I'm coming back.
June 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by incognito great hotel, yet some things to improve
love the W in Barcelona. Really nice location and design of the lobby/restaurant and rooms
couple of things that could be improved
- takes a while to figure out how to switch on and off the different lighting groups in the room. just feels complex and overdsigned
- I was working quite a bit in my room and through the (fast) WIFI signal downloading a nubmer of big (75MB) keynote files. Somehow the hotel system automatically deactivated my IP address on my macbook due to the high MB downloads. It took about an hour of late night IT dept calling to figure out the issue, which once it was found was resolved. Just think it is strange that a hotel has a max MB download level. Given the status of the hotel, my SPG level and room rate that is charged. And if this happens, why does the hotel not notify me so that I'm not left figuring this out myself .
March 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bix72 A fab hotel but...
We had an amazing weekend at the hotel, so much so, we didn't leave other than to venture into town on Saturday morning as the weather wasn't great. As you can imagine, you get what you pay for in life and the W is no expection to that rule. We spent over 850 euros on food and drink over 3 days... I requested some ice and slices of lime to be sent to my room. I was horrifed to be charged 3 euros for the lime! Given the amount we spent on food and drink and given that the hotel gave free apples Im disgusted that they felt justified to charge me 3 euros. I know it sounds petty, but it is totally unacceptable on the hotels part to charge for this and no real justifcatication was given. Also, we had to ask for our room to be cleaned on the second day and it was only tided and not cleaned. Dirty glasses were not removed or replensihed with clean ones.
July 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Petra1978 Bathroom :-(
We enjoyed our stay,but what we didnt like about our room was: we were missing the privacy in the bathroom( just glass door separating it from the sleeping area).it was not possible to use the bathroom without letting everybody in the room know and show..:-( and also the beds-are so soft,that you have a feeling of sleeping in the hammock..not comfortable and you have your back in the pain after the night..otherwise we were satisfied..
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iamboku Amazing Platinum recognition
Beautiful hotel right on the beach. Guillemo found an upgraded room for us and went out of his way to make sure our stay was Amazing. I have never received such recognition for being platinum. On top of that, the location of this hotel could not be better. We could just walk down the boardwalk and enjoy the beach, food, etc. We are already planning our return to Barcelona and this W hotel.
GUILLEMO"S BOSS, please give him a raise!!!!
September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Singatravel A place to remembre
This hotel is the best hotel in Barcelona. The location is a bit out from the city centre so taxi is required to go to the main shopping areas (not more than 10 min with taxi) but it is located on the beach so it has its own unique features. Staying at the W Barcelona in the summer season must be spectacular! The service is very good - Asian standard. That should say a lot for a hotel in Europe where service levels usually are lower.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pro12 Jackie is a great example of perfect Service
The service is the best here. Stayed at the hotel and checked out Eclipse a few times. Jackie in particular was very attentive. Each time we were there, she went above and beyond - providing us with menus when we were hungry, recommending dishes, drinks and constantly checking on us without being intrusive. Will definitely return.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClayP1974 The Best W I have ever stayed at.
From the moment I arrived this was an awesome experience. I have stayed at W's in the US including Hollywood and Scottsdale, but none come close to the service, style, room and location of the W Barcelona. Xavier with the Insider team had everything arranged for my stay and treated me like a true VIP. I have never been treated better as a Platinum than here. This was a great experience beginning to end. Thanks for a great stay!
June 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mavis Wow factor
Although we come to this hotel every year, some times more than once, we have found this hotel now need some maintenance, especially in the rooms. We had booked four rooms, one which should not have been used due to the shower leaking out onto the carpet (which some of the carpet had been replaced) so must have known, and the toilet door didn't close.Really bad.!! Also the plug to the sink was broken along with our room also.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by swannie1 Great location, awful bathrooms, some staff lack good people skills
The bathrooms are ridiculous, there should be an actual room that you can close off from the main bedroom. The staff in general were very friendly but certainly not the Whatever Whenever staff and absolutely not the 2 girls that stand by the door out to the pool area who are frankly just rude! Having to request a turn down service in the evening in a 5 star hotel is crazy, cleanliness of the room could have been better.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing, awesome,...
There are not enough words to describe the W Hotel in Barcelona. My stay was perfect. The hotel and room are really beautiful. The view is amazing. The personal/service met all my requirements for a 5* hotel. They were so helpful and smiling. I miss only an interior swimming pool... And also It's pity that we have to pay 20EUR for one hour to enjoy the sauna/Turkish bath and jaccuzi...
Otherwise, everything was perfect.
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicolo28 exeptional but not much clean
is one of teh best hotel in bcn , but can not afford to leave the rooms dirty .. im platinum travel and i m very attached to starwood but here in w bcn i have lot pic tha show the dirt under bedroom and in the moquette ..the wonderful hotel of the city not permitting this incident... for apologize we offerd me a creakfast but room remained dirty -.- sorry for my word but i think is necessary for obtain a perfect level
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobaustin Surprisingly great location!
When we first booked this hotel we were warned that it's beach location was great but you'll have to take taxis everywhere you want to go. But we loved walking on the beach, and we loved walking down the boardwalk to eat at places like Can Majo in Barcelonetta, and we loved walking to the El Born area for shopping and more eating/drinking.
We will definitely be back to Barcelona and we're definitely staying here!
October 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TKE1947 The hotel is an icon and our stay there was as memorable as the hotel itself
This hotel is stunning to look at. The location is great. The staff, rooms and facilities all live up to the high standards set by the architecture. The views from the rooms were stunning. The restaurants we ate at were great. We loved the "living room" concept in the main lobby where you could go and access free wifi. If we are ever fortunate enough to return to Barcelona, this is where we will want to stay.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizzyNY Barcelona's best resort
I have been in the Travel industry for 20+ years and consider myself a seasoned Traveler. I aboslutely loved the W Barcelona!!! The staff was incredible, they could not be more accomodating. We had a fantastic time celebrating a friend's milestone birthday. The W staff made this holiday exceptional. Hotel is beautiful. Beach was great. Fun by the pool. It was a European dream. Planning to go back next year!!
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cina10 Great location and view.
Great location and view. Relaxing and diverse atmosphere vs. other hotels in Barcelona. Breakfast super.
Need just to improve the cleaning service which is, as per my experience, not at the level of a such a level of hotel: lack of change of supplies in the room (cotton pads, shoes polish, etc), floors not properly cleaned up.
Annoying smell of fried food in the corridor of 5th floor, any time of the day.
November 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iamboku We really love this hotel
Have stayed twice and already booking again. Great location! Great employees! Every single person, from the people who greet you at the door to waiters to the whatever guys ALL are friendly and helpful. Our rooms have been fantastic with amazing views of the beach/city/ocean.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KIRROYALE77 GREAT COUPLE OF DAYS
This is our 3rd stay in the w Barcelona and it hasn't failed to impress again. Having previously stayed at the hotel in the winter months it was nice to visit in September and be able to take advantage of the pool, the pool bar and the very comfortable sun loungers. Our fabulous room was spacious and with amazing views of the sea and coastline. We will definitely be returning for a 4th visit next year!!
September 16, 2013