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
"Exceptional hotel in perfect location."
Le Meridien is an excellent hotel in the perfect location close to everything. The staff and service was excellent. Attentive, helpful and informative. Superb restaurant with excellent breakfast buffet. Upon booking, I mentioned that we were celebrating our 25th anniversary and they suprised us with a bottle of champagne, fruit and a lovely card wishing us a happy anniversary. We were very pleasantly surprised. I would highly recommend this excellent hotel.
"Beautiful Hotel But Problem Not Handled Well"
I wanted to give this hotel a much higher rating as the staff was all very kind and the hotel itself was well-appointed. Starting with the good - the lobby and front desk staff were very polite and friendly. The restaurant was also good and the prices were reasonable. The hotel was very clean and the room were comfortable. I did run into a problem, however, with the air conditioner in my room. At around 12am, I started hearing water leak from the ceiling. I called the front desk and they sent someone up quickly. He cleaned up the mess and told me that the leak would stop and that it was due to the humidity level inside vs. outside. I was woken up again around 1:30 am to even more dripping - this time the water was leaking must faster. I called and asked to be moved to another room. It took about 30 minutes for someone to find me another room. When they did, they told me I had been upgraded - but in reality, I was given a room that had been recently renovated, but with a view of a wall and air conditioners. When I asked to be moved to a similar room, I was given a handicapped room that was right on Las Ramblas and quite noisy. Because I was too tired to move again, I accepted the room. The icing on the cake was that I had left a bottle of wine in my old room and when I asked about it the next day, they said they did not have the wine and did not offer to replace it. I was never contacted by a manager or offered an apology for having to move rooms. Like I said - a very nice hotel but they could have handled the situation must better.
"Perfect Location For First Time Travelers to Barcelona"
Our stay at Le Meridien got off to a rocky start due to jet lag, inability to speak Catalonian or Spanish, misunderstanding of Catalonian culture, and the sheer overwhelming and the exhausting atmosphere of the epicenter of tourists visiting Barcelona ). However, this location proved to be perfect for navigating the city with a little help from the wonderful and caring staff at Le Meridien. Alex, who runs the hotel, proved to be impeccable at performing his job of making us feel at home and welcome rather than alienated and overwhelmed by this magnificent yet tourist overrun city. He took time and went above and beyond his job description to personally meet with us and help us save this precious trip with our 3 teenagers from becoming a disaster. Without his recommendations for restaurants, site seeing, and interacting with locals we would have been left frustrated and confused and likely would not have ventured off La Ramblas. Yes La Ramblas is exciting and picturesque but not without pickpockets, hordes of cruise ship passengers, tacky T-shirt and "souvenir" shops, and overpriced tasteless microwaved "tapas" restaurants. A notable exception was Le Pop Cocktail Bar located in Le Meridien where we had a memorable long lunch with exquisite food and even better service provided by the manager ( so sorry I cannot recall his name but he was a lovely tall young man with a ready smile who spoke perfect English with a lovely accent ). He treated us like family and gave us a precious memory of that long lingering lunch in Barcelona with our children we will never forget. The hotel is safe, clean and quiet and feels luxurious in contrast to the noisy chaos of La Ramblas. I wish to thank Alex and the manager of Le Pop Cocktail Bar and Restaurant for their hard work and sincere heartfelt effort to make our stay in Barcelona comfortable and memorable. Their efforts meant a lot to weary travelers like ourselves. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Barcelona.
We stayed here for a few days before and after a cruise. The service was wonderful and the location is perfect for walking to attractions like the Gothic Quarter, Casa Batllo. Sagrada Familia, the market, etc. Free tickets to Palau Guelle were included with our room. The rooms are modern and spotless- one had a HUGE tub to soak in and the other had a MASSIVE shower. We arrived in the early morning both times and they held our luggage and called as soon as a room was available (well before the 3:00 check in both times). We will stay here again if we ever return to Barcelona!
"Good location and restaurant"
La Rambla is the heart of Barcelona and this hotel is right there. It cannot get any better. The check in process can be definitely made smoother. Luggage handling or lack of it another issue. Concierge desk is very helpful. The hotel has a very nice restaurant with good food and view of the La Rambla. Lack of pool is a bit disappointing. Overall, a pretty good experience.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM