Rated 5 out of 5 by Oliver34 This hotel is a great experience
Nice an Friendly People. A Great Gym and Spa
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by drewcashmoney Great
All we expected and more!
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RafKam I almost never left the hotel
Stayed here twice, last time being with a group of friends. We rarely ventured outside the hotel because it was so great.
SPG recognition is great, both times having had an upgrade to a massive corner suite with unbelievable views. Beware: all twin rooms are in the lower block (up to floor 6, I believe) and therefore can have very limited views, so if at all possible opt for a double bed. The room is very nice and quite plain, lots of neutral colours, so I guess it won't date too quickly.
Service was always fantastic, from check-in until after my stay when I had to query my bill with guest services. Staff is keen to help and proactive.
The swimming pool area is fantastic, but there is quite a rush for the top spots. The one disappointment is that the swimming pool is far too small for the size of this property. And both times I went there in mid-season so high season must get chaotic.
The location is a bit away from all the action, but it's one of the few hotels in Barcelona that is right on the beach. I would not necessarily recommend this hotel if this is your first trip to Barcelona and you want to see all the sights, as it does feel like you are staying in a different city. However, if you're just looking to relax, but still have all the restaurants and nightlife that it has to offer, this is definitely a good pick!
Breakfast at Wave was very good, but we had dinner at Bravo24 and the service was very poor and the food mediocre for the very high price we paid. The pool bar has standard burgers and tapas but got boring after 2-3 days. A nice surprise were the tapas at Eclipse, which were very tasty.
Eclipse seemed a bit of a flop as it never quite got going, which is a shame as the place itself is nice. The pool bar proved to be a great option for early evening drinks as it was very relaxing with couches and cabanas.
Gym was one of the best I've seen in a hotel, very spacious, great beach views and modern equipment.
April 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by GRMO Great hotel and location but not the great experiance I was expecting
I loved the hotel, the location is fabulous, the atmosphere is glamour’s and the staff are pretty smooth.
On the downside, the check-in queue was long and slow, the check-out queue was even longer and slower, the room was on a low floor with a poor view, the common areas can look a bit grubby, the wait for a table at breakfast was long, the service at poolside was sketchy.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlfBendik Overall the best hotel in Barcelona!
I have stayed at Hotel W in Barcelona many many times. W has by far the best location in Barcelona. It is situated on the beach, and is only 15 minutes walk from the Barri Cothic. The hotel offers so many different options for eating and drinks that you actually do not have to leave the hotel, even if you stay a whole week. W Barcelona improves constantly which makes it a delight to get back to.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mac003 Great atmosphere, views, ambiance
This hotel has a great atmosphere, views are awesome and generally a cool ambiance with lots of beautiful people enjoying themselves and being catered to by a very attentive and friendly staff. I can't wait to book my next trip.
June 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GRMO Second stay was better but a better view costs a lot more!
Went back for a longer stay in a Fabulous room, the only difference from the Wonderful room was the view and the price.
Check-in and check-out still long and slow, no queuing for breakfast this time but the service at poolside was still sketchy.
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Phg256 Not bad but very expensive
Hotel is very expensive. My biggest issue was that the pool area including the deck and bar was was closed on Sun night for some type of party. I spoke to the manager and he was very apologetic but told me it is closed every Sunday for this party. When you pay a small fortune to stay at a hotel you expect to have use of all their facilities all the time. It was not mentioned to me when I booked the rooms that the pool wold close at six o'clock on Sunday when my children were hot and wanted to swim. At least offer a reduced rate for the inconvenience.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by andikotta Amazing Hotel
We had a great time in this amazing hotel. Fantastic rooms, facilities and super friendly and helpful staff.
Looking forward to my next trip. Many thanks again to Marta from "Whenever & Whatever" for great support in all upcoming questions, as well as to Maribel for the nice daily pre breakfast conversation.
July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Katti24 Overpriced hotel
In the rate for a wonderful room, you can´t even get wifi for free in the room.
One little bottle of water per day is for free, otherwise you need to pay for it.
Breakfast is absolutely not worth it´s price. The buffé is small and not offering enough variety of food. The fruit however, was amazing.
The bathroom/toilett are very open, so you need to be very comfortable around the person you sharing the room with.
Then higher you get in the hotel, then more you will be disturbed of the nice from the nightclub.
The view is however breathtaking.
Nice personal who tried to fix your requests at once.
The room was very big and comfortable otherwise.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikejuly a very busy hotel
have been to this hotel many times before.
july. 30 mins in line for checkin.
- your room isn't ready, sir. Will be at 3pm. We will call you once it is available. What's your #?
3:30pm, no call. another 30 mins in line. Got the worst room in the hotel not as I requested.
second day manager called to ask if everything was ok - I complained and he quickly fixed the problem with the room and I was swimming instead of waiting :)
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by danielbcn wonderful
A wonderful experience. Fantastic hotel in Barcelona
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norwayguest Excellent
Everything was excellent...
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RickSJ Great place to stay!
Vacationed here for five nights (used SPG points, and as Lifetime Platinum benefit, a five night suite upgrade reward - high-floor full ocean and partial city view - very nice room). The hotel staff service exceeded my expectations, excellent service from the bellmen, front desk, concierge, maid, and room service. Great breakfast buffet (also a platinum benefit), again with excellent service from the staff. I actually enjoyed the 20 min. walk along the beach esplanade to get to downtown. When in Barcelona, I'll be coming back here!
August 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Villena Far from a 5 star
In a place far from everything, not fully built, is the W Barcelona. If you come by car, no one is waiting for you so you go by yourself to the parking, and then exit after 5 steps carrying your suitcases. Arriving to the reception desk, despite the fact you made reservation 4 weeks ago, you are located at the 1st floor, with a view on the kitchen and the dirty towels. No bathroom. Wash basin in the room, shower only separated by a glass... Music all day long. Linen not changed daily despite the card you put on your bed..
April 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by blaauw step it up
staff need to step it up
what ever when=don't care
July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tattoo666 W Barcelona
We had an Overall Great stay . The Check in was as usual a nightmare our bags were lost but later located.there were Way Too many families with Kids Not usual for a W an Extra Kids Pool Child solve The Midday mayhem The Pool is Too small for such a large Hotel , all that being Said ,The breakfast staff were exzellent also The Staff at The Pool ,this Hotel Needs a Little Fine Tuning but Overall a Great say See You all again soon.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rotj Great way to do Barcelona
My wife and I stayed at the W in early July. This was our first trip to Barcelona. The W was as you would expect. Very cool hotel with an awesome pool area, cool rooms with a great view of the ocean and city. The hotel location is ideal, where you are right near the beach scene and a quick cab to the city center. I would absolutely recomend and stay at the W on my next visit to Barcelona.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoandJu Luxury on the beach
Went for a short break in March and W stands for wow in our book. We loved the ambiance and decor, room layout is unusual but suited us and we were really impressed by the designers ingenuity in both bedrooms and public areas. Although not a beach hotel in the traditional sense, we thought an indoor pool would be on offer as well as the spa and great gym. Other than that a perfect spot. The walk to shops etc. was fine and showed us the vibrant nature of Barcelona
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yammy The best place in town and a must for a trip to Barcelona
This is a very nice hotel, nice location, right on the beach.
I really enjoyed this hotel. Modern, customer dedicated and very nice location.
The hotel is on the beach, but close to everything in the city. A 10 minutes walk from city center, 15 minutes is walking along the beach.
I use the limo service provided by the hotel and it was an excellent "plus", pick-up on time from Barcelona Airport, smooth drive and front desk informed about our arrival.
Very professional and dedicate staff.
February 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by vsetton Excellent
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. the staff was perfect throughout , from check in to check out.
i would definitely recommend !
location was exactly what we were looking for, close to the city but even closer to the beach!
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ebaz Great Hotel in Good location
The room was great - very comfortable, nice, clean and great views of the water. Only odd part is that bathroom is sort of in middle of room and not much privacy. The location of the hotel is probably best over the summer since it is on the beach. For the traveler who wants to spend time in the city, it is a good walk to the city. The W should offer shuttle service every hour during the day to make it a little easier. The Concierge service was very helpful prior to and during my stay.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pablo64 Cool and trendy hotel
Fantastic hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. The "W" has to be the coolest and funkiest hotel in Barcelona.
We very much enjoyed our stay, the restaurants, bars and other facilities allow you to not have to venture too far if you have already experienced all the other fantastic sights of the city.
The one and only criticism is the bathroom layout. The large shower area opening onto the bedroom is fine, however the WC being open via a glass door to the bedroom is not cool ?
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jzl24 Excellent location
I had a 2 night stay at the W Barcelona mid jaunary. The location was incredible andthe design of the hotel was truely unique and worthy of the W brand. The Wave restaurant has excellent breakfast and dinner that i would highly recommend. The staff was also extremely helpful, especially George at reception, a life long Barcelonian that gave us a long list of superb dinning and shopping recommendations that made our first to Barcelona an unforgettable experience.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geoffgang I felt quite spoilt
W Barcelona offers modern luxury in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel. The staff are very attentive, friendly and obliging, especially at the wet bar. The poolside experience is so special. The selection and quality of the food and drink available is excellent. The location is perfect for a relaxing break and also ideal for exploring the city. I will definitely be back and am already looking at other W hotels.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JudithM Beautiful hotel, location and staff.
Had a great stay from start to finish, beautiful room, lovely views. Wish pool was a bit bigger. Wasn't ready to leave.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by f01261 Lack of respect for the Customer
I get the impression that Customers are only viewed as walking wallets. In addition to paying a premium rate for a room you have to pay extra for;
Water (€4) per bottle
Internet (€9 per 24 hours)
Swimming pool (€20 per person) and
Breakfast (not sure how much that was, receptionist said "about €30" suggesting that even they were embarrassed about the price
I'm a frequent traveller and expect better and would be happy to have paid a little more upfront for a feeling of being valued and pampered during my stay.
After an 8 hour journey all we wanted was a slick check-in and to get to our room as quickly....but we are hit with a bewildering array of information about UNICEF, opting not to have our room cleaned daily and priority entrance to a nightclub(?)
Room itself was fabulous with a great view, but that was the only redeeming feature I'm afraid.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bart2014 This W was fantastic
Agnes was great on check in. Made sure the cot we requested was delivered as promised. Natasha was a great concierge who shared her knowledge and saved us time and effort. This W is the best I have visited. Staff was great, attention to detail like no other. Views were great. Rooms were spacious. The gym was very well equipped. The pass to the Eclipse was graciously accepted when we went to the club. This is my first review for W hotels and I'm a Platinum spg member so I have stayed in my fair share of spg properties. We will definitely be back.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kan007 Luxury redefined
Excellent location and staff went out of their way to make the stay extremely enjoyable.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lisa1470 Loved our stay
Everything was perfect. We checked in early and were able to use the beach before we got our rooms. Got a call when they were ready, and luggage was already in place. Service was friendly and helpful, and the entire hotel was beautiful.
July 19, 2014