Renaissance Barcelona Hotel is located few minutes away from the historical and tourist center of the city: Paseo de Gracia, Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, La Boqueria, the Gothic neighbourhood, the Gran Teatro del Liceu, the Palau de la Música, the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral of Sagrada Familia.
Part of Marriott chain, this hotel is centrally located, a street away from Passeig de Gracia. Underground station at 2 minutes walk. 10, maybe 15 minutes walk to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Plenty of shops and restaurants all around. A small food shop right across the street. Breakfast good, could be better though. I didn't like the omelette (seemed artificial) and the coffee. The selection of tapas was very good and tasty. Room with comfortable bed, iron and iron table, safe deposit box, water boiler, tea, coffee, complimentary bottle of (still) water (1/day), flat screen satellite TV, free wi-fi. In the bathroom - no slippers and no bathrobe. Overall, a good hotel. Recommend it.
"Good location "
The hotel is located right next to train/metro stop. Very easy to get there by public transport from the airport. Train ticket 4.1€ and taxi is 29€ plus luggage fees around 35€. Got nothing to complain about the hotel. Great location, located next to the shopping street and some famous sightseeing spot. There's a good seafood restaurant around as well with long queue. Will try the cotton house next door next time :)
"very comfortable hotel in heart of elegant Eixample neighborhood"
Barcelona is one of the world's great cities and the Renaissance is a very good fit. Not a five star, but a solid 4, well located one block off the grand Passeig de Gracia, a 15 minute walk to Las Ramblas and the magnificent Boqueria market and another 15 down to the beach. Very close to classic Gaudi architecture. Reception was extremely accommodating, taking into account our Marriott Gold Elite status. Check-in was smooth and quick.The room size is fine by most European standards. Surprisingly, though,the bathroom is huge with a shower in the tub. The housekeeping staff was on top of everything, outstanding whenever we requested something (that probably should have already been in the room, come to think of it). The buffet breakfast featured a large selection of Spanish and English dishes, satisfying enough that some days we skipped lunch. The gym is compact but serviceable. We had about 30 television channels including 5 in English. On the eighth floor, not far from our room, there is a lovely terrace with a splendid view (and heaters) and a bar open to all. Nice spot to stop for a drink. You can't go wrong here. The Renaissance is a short walk to some world class hotels that might be grander choices, but if you don't need all that and 4 stars is enough, then price wise this is a pretty good value. Especially if you're collecting Marriott Rewards points.
"Friendly staff make this a 5 star destination"
We celebrated our 20 year anniversary at this hotel this month. The location of the hotel is perfect, the food was excellent, the rooms were clean and modern, but what made this hotel really shine, was the staff. During our stay, we found them to be so friendly, helpful and engaging. We would not only stay here again, but would highly recommend this hotel to our friends and family.
"Very bad closet room and place."
Bad start cramp 3 people max elevator. Dark damp ugly and close hallways. Very small ugly and uncomfortable room. Super small keep your elbows tuck shower with a rubber plug for the sink style tub. Just in case guests were expecting a soak tub, use the plug. It includes an ugly looking kitchenette style coffee maker inside the closet with the safe and under the hanging clothes. No service at all at the advertised 10 AM to 1AM open bar at the no services open terrace. The 24 euro per person for their breakfasts is insulting at best. Super noise street all night. We will not use Renaissance ever again. We will leave as soon as we can.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM