Rated 3 out of 5 by vichi66 one problem
i had an issue with laundry not delivered on time and after 4 days i still have to ring the hotel every day - they said my suit has been couriered to me but no sign of it yet. They should have clarified same day delivery was not possible, especially given they had my reservation details, and knew i was leaving the day after, and when i asked to be 100% sure i was told it would be ready by 6pm. I hope i will get my suit back, but i think an hotel of this standard must have more efficient services. Also, the phone line to reception and other services never replied!
October 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by BennettWedding2013 Poor Customer Service
Great Hotel - looks the part but you can't help feel like if your not dressed like a million dollars they don't take you seriously.
We received no instruction on the use of the lifts and were never informed of the residents only cocktail bar so we missed out on using it.
Poor for a 5 star hotel.
Beds are VERY comfy and rooms are great.
No fuss was made of us despite us telling them it was our honeymoon which would have been nice.
Good hotel but personally its a little overrated. I wouldn't choose W again.
Also its a little far out from the main buzz of the city.
April 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alberto9 Dr.
The Hotel was excellent and the staff very friendly and attentive-especially Sara concierge at W hotel. She was exceptionally nice and treated me with high regard. She was helpful in arranging a transfer to other SPG hotel for myself and family. Sara should be given a raise and praised for her dedication to helping people. Please thank her as I had limited time and only had a few Euros to provide as a gesture. Gracias Sara- Margarita from Eclipse bar was sensational. She organized a nice little reception for my wife's birthday. She is great asset to the W hotel and knows how to treat her customers. All the house keeping and service people were so nice and they all deserve to know that they made me and my family feel special.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vic72881 Breathtaking views
We stayed at the W Barcelona for the grand finale of our honeymoon, and it was by far the best hotel experience that we've ever had! The front desk provided us the best welcome of all the hotels we stayed at in Europe during our honeymoon, they upgraded our room to an amazing corner suite, and when we entered there was champagne waiting for us and another small gift from the hotel. It was definitely an experience that we will never forget. Oh, did I mention the spectacular views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the room?!?
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by micktexas Huge hotel but small luxury feel
Simply the best large hotel imaginable. The staff makes this hotel so wonderful.
Bring some SPF, the Beach location and facilities are excellent.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DmitriK Best surprise ever!
This was our second stay in this hotel. We loved it the first time. Very modern and beautiful with great service. When we arrived the second time, we were informed that we had been upgraded to the best suite in the hotel - Extreme WOW Suite. This was a very very pleasant surprise for us and our kids. The suite, of course, was incredible but the best part of our experience with this hotel that we were treated so nicely by everyone at the hotel both times we were there - whether in this wonderful suite or staying in "regular" rooms. Plus the views in W Barcelona are great everywhere (and really breathtaking in that suite). Everyone at the hotel was so friendly and trying very hard to address all our requests and needs. This together with the great ambience of W Barcelona made our stay one of the best in our experience.
December 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marcel12 The room was too loud
We went last saturday to hotel W in Barcelona and we got room nr. 2404. The disco was on the 26 floor. We could hear the hard music untill 5.00 o'clock. The fact that the room had "ear plugs" means that the hotel knows houpw loudy this room is. Even with ear plugs we couldn't sleep. We were very tired in the morning. This is unacceptable.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by igrygl Style icon with lovely settings with direct beach access
Warm welcoming upon arrival with immediate SPG status recognition.
Had to wait a couple of minutes before the room got its final check. Bridging of waitning time with a compliment beverage (coffee or soft drink).
Upgrade on a corner suite which provides incomparable views on the city and beach.
The bed is just perfect.
Staff at WET restaurant is beyond being attentive. Food excellent too.
Exclipse bar on the 26th level with great variety of cocktails and great service.
Pool side service the other day was very slow. Maybe staff was overwhelmed with the amount of people as it was the 1st day with really good waether again.
Overall I really enjoyed my stay and would certainly recommend this place and would book again for myself.
May 4, 2013
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 baza73 Wow indeed!
Where to start? The room was fantastic, great views and impressive size. The public areas were well maintained and as expected. The wow however comes from the staff. Anything we requested was delivered, quickly and with a smile. Karina at Bliss arranged a surprise visit for my wife from my very vague (and in English) emailed requests, including services from other areas of the hotel. Wave, Eclipse, Bliss and Bravo 24 all performed above expectations to make a magical short vist. We will return as soon as we can fit another break into work comitments.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inttraveler Birthday celebration
I was immediately recognized as a SPG member and upgraded to a fabulous room which had a great view of the beach. I was so impressed I forgot all about the gym and went running on the boardwalk. The view was so magnificent before I knew it I was past the casino. I've stayed at W hotels before therefore know what to expect. Another positive I emailed the hotel letting them know about my special stay and asked for suggestions in return they sent an email with numerous suggestions. Upon arrival the concierge (young lady curly long hair) was excellent.
November 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KELA I love W Barcelona.
the hotel decoration is modern and alive, the food tasty, the staff has good will but some are not professional enough. The views from our suite were great, but we had problems to handle the lights...
December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatyAbu AMAZING !
Everything at W Barcelona is WOW, from the amazing staff, Claudia Acosta was extremely helpful and kind, she helped us have the honeymoon of our dreams.
From the warm welcome, to the chocolates and champagne upon arrival to the amazing room view, we had the best honeymoon ever. The room was so cozy, the breakfast was to die for (so much to choose from), our dinner at Bravo was delicious! I would definitely come back to W Barcelona, for the best times ever.
Thanks to all the amazing staff at W Barcelona!
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Emilie777 disappointing hotel
i was disappointed with my stay : you wait at least half an hour for check in and check out, the room is average and not confortable if you travel with a baby. very limited sun beds at the swiming pool for such a big hotel, beach beds not confortable. Custormers/crowd in the hotel is ordinary. Spa prices are exagerated for quality of treatement. On the positive, restaurants are really good, staff very welcoming and helpful but sometime very slow, gym is amazing. i cannot recommand this hotel for business travelers, neither for family
August 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cbe28 Weird and wonderful
The hotel is in a great location for the beach area of Barcelona. The bed is one of the most comfortable hotel beds and the restaurant is very good for breakfast and dinner.
Strangely the approach to reception is non descript and we could have been arriving at an office block. There were many things in the room that needed fixing (TV, remote, light and bath room door) so we left a list at check out after having the TV fixed.The bathroom is a strange glass design that feels dated and clumsy.
The W is showing its age and there was a renovation commenced in the lobby. There were stains on our carpet and wall. A needle was in the carpet.
Make your decision on location. Overall the good outweighs things that could be fixed with a bit more TLC and maintenance at the Hotel.
October 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Huntermathena Beautiful property, disappointing staff
I visited this property and while it was one of the most beautiful locations I've ever been to as a platinum member, The overall experience was less than desirable. There were constantly kids jumping in the pool (it was more of a play area and not an adult orientated area, the restaurants didn't have enough menus and we were turned away because of that which was bizarre. I said something to the staff and later management who just shrugged it off. It seems to be a culture thing there where this is acceptable.
October 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by stu21 not 5 star service
Disappointed with check in, had to queue for 15 minutes, room not ready until 4pm then only one room was ready, the other was forgot about, had to queue again for another 10 mins.
To make matters worse, renovations started on the second day of our stay in the bar / reception area, the noise was annoying! We were only informed by email 2 days before arriving that the work was to commence during our stay.
This hotel is oversubscribed and cannot cope with full occupancy, what a shame it spoils otherwise a fantastic hotel.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoTPE79 What every W should be
This W has the best spot on the beach so it offers panoramic view if you are in the right now. We stayed at a fabulous room and the sea view was spectacular. The bliss spa and the eclipse bar was below our expectation, but again we stay during the week so there was't too much traffic (music was great). The pool is indeed quite small so I would imagine on weekends it can get quite crowded, which might be a disappointment for those who pay a very high premium for this property.
Staffs are great; they could be slow in some occasions but it is understandable during check out rush hours. The hotel is far from tube station, but there is a handy bus (line 17) stop in the back of the hotel that takes you to city center. Buy the 10-trip card to save, or take taxi.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcey EXTRAORDINARY HOTEL- THE PLACE TO BE
I am generally a "W" fan. I have always enjoyed their quality and comfort of the rooms they have for their clients. However, when we walked into our room at this "W", it basically swept us off our feet and took our breaths away. The views are stunning and tremendously beautiful for a typical room. The location of the hotel is also superb. It sits right on the beach; close to many restaurants and a nice walkable distance to fine neighborhoods.
I highly recommend this hotel to everyone! The "W" is the best way to enjoy Barcelona.
July 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Globetrotter59 The hotel is in a great location but has shortcomings
The rooms are very minimalist but adequate in terms of comfort. The supposed initial upgrade was a room that needed plumbing repairs and had a foul smell. The next upgraded room was large and had a great view. Staff member at check in was vague and disinterested and platinum membership was not recognised or mentioned initially. Dinner in Salt was so bad that we were not charged and the second night in other hotel restaurant resulted in food poisoning..we didn't try Bravo for obvious reasons. I would not stay at this hotel again.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeatherC Breathtaking at Frist Sight
Hotel was beautiful in a pristine location. Complete ambience of beachy relaxation. My biggest qualm really was the lack of Platinum recognition I felt I received. They had me as gold in the system and I had to literally go look up my SPG number so they could validate the fact I was platinum, after nearly a year of being platinum this seemed ridiculous. I did not realize this until I was already placed in a room. The room was upgraded but after learning they did not recognize me as platinum I was likely not upgraded to the level of room I should have been. Staff was courteous and accomodating with the exception of some of the Salt Beach staff which needed to be shown how to smile. The spa left much to be desired with the eception of the pedicure station, wonderful!
August 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Salazio No poolrules what so ever
If you want to spend a day by the pool you need to go up 7am and sit in the chair the hole day. If you just go a way for lunch in 30 min some other guests just has moved your stuff (or just throw it away)
There are no poolstaff that are in charge and control the area. It is like a war zone, kids are jumping in the pool at splash a lot, they are throwing balls to each other and you maybe hit by a frisbee.
If you want to use SWEAT be prepared that it is 30 degree Celsius inside the gym. Maybe that's why it is called SWEAT.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeoDublin Memorable Experience
Wasn´t our first time to stay at the W Barcelona, we had great time once again. what can i say, it´s a hotel where you find yourself and discover real relaxation specially in its Fabulous rooms. a bed looking over the beach and all Barcelona is in the background. I highly recommend this hotel for everyone.
It´s a very special spot, more like a must see attraction when visiting Barcelona.
As a hotelier I would improve the Whatever, Whenever respond to the phone first and to the enquirers.
Jairo was pleasant host . great job.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FredMiranda Fancy
Amazing Hotel. The whole facility is awesome. Very good staff!
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by olivschmunich Very good stay
Really enjoyed our long weekend in Barcelona. Hotel staff was very nice, drinks in the Lobby Bar took a while - but we were not in a hurry :). Perfect room on the 11th floor with fantastic view over the beach and city.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeP Incredible
The W Barcelona never disappoints!! After having stayed at the W brand in America, W Barcelona shines through! Gone are the days when we looked to the Americans for an example of service! The W Barcelona really shows the rest how it should be done! If you want an amazing trip, this is your hotel!
December 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cathy Needs improvement -
We stayed for 2 nights (25/5/13-27/5/13) in a fabulous room.
Problems we experienced:
We had to wait over 30 min in a queue to check in and again to check out.
On the Sunday night, there was a party on the wet deck which kept us awake most of the night.
On the Sunday morning we had breakfast delivered to our room, it arrived ice cold.
On the Monday morning we were rushed through breakfast and couldn't have a hot breakfast because the kitchen was closed for a private function (Bravo restaurant)
Positives about the hotel:
The room was clean and the view was beautiful.
My overall impression is that external visitors to the hotel are more important that than the hotel guests comfort.
This hotel charges 5 star prices and does not deliver 5 star service.
Would not stay again
May 28, 2013
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 Willyfog "W"onderful weekend
I have been a few times at W Barcelona and each time it gets better! It's certainly one of the nicest and most exciting destinations from Starwood so I greatly recommend it. We got invited to the WET Deck Summer opening party and it was amazing! Great music and atmosphere, lots of friendly and cool people, certainly a fun way to kick off the summer.
The staff was exceptional. Great Platinum recognition. Even though the hotel was quite full this weekend, they managed to upgrade me to a fantastic cool corner suite. Also enjoyed the usual Platinum perks with complimentary breakfast, internet and access to the fantastic spa and gym. In particular, Borja Cuevas from the Welcome Office and Claudia from W Insider made sure we had a great stay.
Look forward to my next visit this August!
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fpalhsno Great hotel!!!
Great location. The hotel staff was wonderful. The room was great. I would recommend this hotel to anybody that is visiting Barcelona.
December 17, 2013