I have chosen this hotel many times for my visits to Barcelona. The staff is excellent and it feels like home. this visit I was very impressed with some of the breakfast upgrades.Comment of L. Jacqueline , United States the 2014-08-19
"Great and Friendly Central Hotel"
My wife and I stayed in La Meridian for a week in early May. The hotel is very central so it is easy to access lots of the main tourist sites within a short walk. Metro station and bus stops are also very close. The best feature of the hotel are the staff. They are friendly and efficient. I particularly want to thank Eduardo for his help in booking tickets to Sagrada Familia. Staff went over and above in giving help and information. The rooms are very comfortable and despite it's central location, on Las Ramblas, nice and quiet. Great hotel for a city break, but probably not for those on a tight budget.
We arrived at this hotel to meet up with a larger group after staying at a boutique hotel in the quieter Gracia District for our first night in Barcelona. The hotel room had a king sized bed and an updated bathroom that felt spacious although quite dark. The bed was comfortable and the space very clean. The bathroom had only one sink so the space was limited for a 5 day stay. The 5th floor view was into adjacent buildings so this was uninspiring & surrounding street is bustling with people at all times. The hotel is very large and feels like it is run in a very corporate fashion. The bar was very small as were other shared spaces. This was not very conducive to meeting up with a larger group. There didn't seem to be any space to come together. Even the 6th floor spa rooftop space with plunge pool was very tiny. The spa itself seemed to be "currently unavailable" most times I checked during our stay. The morning breakfast area was great. Food selection was varied and there was always something delicious to start the day off with. Seating was never a problem either. Concierge staff was helpful and helped us plan a tour visiting Montjuic by subway, funicular and gondola which was quite enjoyable and easy to do right outside the doors of the hotel. Overall our stay was pleasant but the area is very busy and frenetic. Barcelona is a very easy city to navigate and I think if I return again I would stay in a quieter and less expensive, less touristy area.
"iN THE HEART OF LA RAMBLA"
Great hotel in the energy centre of Barcelona. We had a suite to begin with and it was dark and dismal, was thrilled to move to another hotel room which had been newly renovated and was far superior to their suites. If going, request a new room and don't margin down for a standard room! Facilities are bare bones but a lovely breakfast in the mornings, you could die waiting for a drink but so many other options around that there's no need to wait. The gym was excellent but their 'rooftop' arrangement leaves much to be desired! four lounge chairs...forget and hit the beach!
"Pre Cruise Stay"
Good hotel in a prime location, check in was quick and we also got our room earlier, the room was a standard room which was not the largest but adequate. We had dinner in the restaurant which was ok, breakfast was a buffet with a good selection, all staff were very excellent. Check out was also very smooth and quick. Would recommend the Le Meridien for anyone looking for a central location hotel.
"Wonderful Hotel, Great location & Excellent Staff!"
I have always loved Barcelona & I love it even more because of the Le Meridian Barcelona! From the moment we checked in -- it was AMAZING! I can't thank the staff ( especially the Assistant Font Office Manager& Duty Manage) enough for truly going ABOVE AND BEYOND for me and for my family. My room on the second floor, overlooking La Ramblas, was beautiful and spacious --which is not always the case. The location is central to so many things and the staff as I mentioned--was always ready to help & make suggestions. Le Pop was also a terrific bar with lovely drinks and fun people watching!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM