Stunnig view of the sea, the beach and the city..
The second W Hotel established in Europe is the one of Barcelona: W Barcelona opened its doors in October 2009 and one can say that it has already reached the reputation of its famous predecessors of the Starwood Group… Called the Sail, this building designed by the Master Ricardo Bofill is ideally located on the beach, on the entry of the port, in the district of Barceloneta.
Located on the beachfront in the Barceloneta area of Barcelona, W Hotel is, since its opening, the new icon of the city. Could you imagine a kind a sail, set on the sea at the entrance to the Port of Barcelona? A great design from catalan architect Ricardo Bofill known for other projects in Barcelona like the Diagonal Mar renovation, the Olympic Village apartments or more lately the magistral Terminal 1 at Barcelona airport. W Barcelona, popularly known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) is part of the Starwood hotels group, that is to say that we are here talking about a luxury and highend hotel. The favourite hotel of the F1 pilots..With 473 guest rooms, including 67 suites, with endless sea and city views "W" is the favourite hotel of the F1 pilots during the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Spain.If you like F1 your better book there during the 3 days show..
Rated 8.6 by Booking, 4.4/5 by Google "W" is not only the favourite hotel of F1 pilots by also one of our recommended hotels by the sea in Barcelona.People enjoy luxuriously comfortable slip into this urban oasis by the beach and its unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea.You are in the Barceloneta district, that is to say at walking distance of the historic city center, points of interest, shops and best restaurants. You went to stay around? Enjoy 3 hotel restaurants: Bravo24 by Michelin-star chef Carles Abellán, Wave or Salt restaurants. And 3 hotel bars : Eclipse, W lounge and Wet Bar for a fresh tropical cocktail by the pool.We recommend also Pez Vela restaurant by Tragaluz group.. Easy to find it's just on the beach at the entrance of W. Find more restaurants in the Barceloneta on our Where to eat guide.
W hotel Barcelona adress:
Placa de la Rosa dels Vents,
1 - Final Passeig de Joan de Borbo
Barcelona 08039 Spain
This hotel isn't quite up to the standard of a 5-star. While it's nice enough, there's something really missing to make it great. I found a used tissue in the bin of my room, and had to walk through the lobby and bar to get to the pool - not very convenient. The service was okay but not great and the tea I ordered came in a nice teapot...which was more than half empty and didn't even fill a single cup. The location is way too secluded from the rest of the city, and they try to be trendy but just don't quite get it right - the cocktail hour music in the lobby bar was so loud there was no chance of having a conversation. Unfortunately I won't be returning here.
I was disappointed in my stay at the W Barcelona Hotel. I had expected the customer service to be up to the standards of Marriott International, but to my surprise I was denied entry to the rooftop bar for being underdressed. Even though I was wearing business attire, the other patrons had much more casual attire - jeans, shorts, etc. Additionally, my shower was not functioning properly - the knob was broken and when I could get it to work, the water was way too hot.
We visited this place mainly for one of the Wet Deck Summer Series events that run throughout summer. The location was perfect - effortlessly cool (although a lot of effort surely goes into it!) and it had a very VIP vibe. We stayed in a “Fabulous Room” with an incredible sea view. The Wet Deck Summer Series experience was amazing, with incredible music all night. The service from the VIP tables was top quality. The minimum spend for a table of 4 people was €500, but even for 2 of us it was worth it. We had food and cocktails at the Noxe bar and restaurant at the hotel (which had just opened that weekend, I think) and it had exclusive feel with great views of Barcelona as it was situated on the top floor. Having stayed at a few places like this, I would say this one's my favorite.
As an Elite member of Marriott, we booked a wonderful room with an ocean view and a King bed. However, when we arrived we were given two full beds instead. Our room was on the second floor and situated atop a lounge or restaurant. Unfortunately, it is now past 1am and the loud music playing has prevented us from getting any rest. When we asked for a different room we were told the hotel was fully booked, yet we had reserved ours in advance. This is why we securely planned ahead!
very knowledgeable and willing to help with anything...definitely would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Barcelona
I was delighted by my stay - everything was great! The location was ideal, right next to the beach - so it was difficult to find fault. There was a small issue which was taken care of without any issues. The service was good, in particular Gabriel - he really stands out as a Marriott representative and is very knowledgeable and always willing to help out. I would definitely suggest this place to anyone coming to Barcelona.
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