Rated 5 out of 5 by PaFo W Hospitality
Stayed at the hotel for the first time and was really impressed. The building is one of its kind and the location is fantastic; next to the sea and 15 mins walk from the center of Barcelona. Ideal for people who enjoy long walks/ runs on the beach and amazing cocktails at the bar! Clubby atmosphere and friendly staff; they call you by your name, as if you have been there before and always introduce themselves, and they would immediately become your friends; now this is personal service. My room on the 3rd floor was great, with sea view that I enjoyed from the sofa, next to the floor-to-ceiling window. Shower was spacy and although I don't like the glass walls surrounding the toilet, it felt private enough. Overall an excellent hotel!
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Will be back in the future!
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KVATX True to the W Brand
I stayed for only one night in October, so I wasn't able to soak in the entire experience. Highlights are:
- The hotel building - internal and external - is extremely impressive and holds true to the W Brand in both look and feel and sophisticated vibe.
- I recommend this property for those who want to be pampered and near the beach. However, if you want to be in the heart of Barcelona, this is not your best pick. It took about 30 minutes to walk to the nearest metro station - which I don't believe takes you directly to Las Ramblas or Placa de Cataluyna.
- My room had a great view of the ocean - I loved how the bed faced the window so I could wake up to the ocean in the morning!
- I checked out the WET bar, which was nice, but service was a bit slow.
- Great for couples - very romantic, swanky ambiance.
October 15, 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 4 out of 5 by Blue29 Barcelona's Best
The junior suite we were in was great in size, views & chic furniture but...
They could not provide 2 twin beds for my daughter and I, only a super king size bed.
Being partial to several cups of tea during the day, the do not provide complimentary tea/coffee in your room. They charge E4.50 per tea bag!
The plain red corridors (floor, walls & ceiling) with piped pop music were more like walking into a seedy night club than a luxury hotel.
But the views....... were truly amazing.
April 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BobbyD2012 This hotel did not meet my expectations
I was disappointed in this hotel for several reasons. First of all, our room was not ready at 3PM as promised. We had to wait several additional hours. Second, the concierge made a mistake with our dinner reservations for New Year's Eve and we ending up having to eat room service in our hotel room because there were no other reservations available. Lastly, although the rooms are beautiful, the bathroom/sink area is very impractical--there is no room to unpack your toiletries.
January 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DamianZurich Stay at W-Hotel Barcelona
Very nice hotel in a very unique spot in Barcelona, very friendly staff, good food (Bravo24, breakfast) and great drinks in the eclipse bar. However, the room was not as clean as i would expect of a hotel in this price segment. In addition, a party took place in the night and it was very loud in our room as the room in the 4th floor was close to the lobby. Therefore, make sure you don't get a room in the first 6 floors. In addition, it is a pity that the pool is that small.
July 30, 2013
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 NTA1970 This hotel has all what any traveler need
All employes are always happy and very helpful. Their spirit is amazing !
March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jay1216 Just book this hotel if in barcelona!!
Firstly I just loved the location and view from my room. Facilities and amemities were good compare to other 5 star hotels. Even though the pool area was kind of small in size but it was convinient to access to the beach area. I also liked the view from the eclipse bar at the top. Moreover all the staff were friendly and helpful.
The only thing is poor wifi connectivity at the lobby area that I could never get connected. But overall it was definitely worth to stay
August 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tghk perfect weekend getaway
Very helpful and friendly staff - always smiling and always offering their best assitsance to everyone on the trip! GOOD WORK. we travel all around andnever felt home away from home and so cozy in a 5 star hotel -
March 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mito07 Short Trip to BCN
Me wife and me travel at least once a year to Barcelona. And the W Hotel Is a very good place to be. The rooms have a fantastic view on the city/ocean. Also the sundeck is great.
Unfortunately during our last stay my preferred plus
membership was not recognized. I asked for free in-room wifi: not possible without Gold Membership!
I "lost" this status at the beginning of this year and was downgraded to preferred plus Membership.
So I ask myself why being a member?
April 2, 2013
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 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 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 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 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 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 5 out of 5 by Jim1886 This hotel has a superb location
I was very impressed with the staff, who were capable of working on their own initiative.
A minor difficulty that I had with my safe was sorted out within 5 minutes of reporting it.
March 7, 2014
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 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 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 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 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