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.
"Nice Lobby, Roof top Bar, Efficiency Rooms"
The Renaissance is located centrally in the city so walking to restaurants, shops and attractions is easy. The lobby is nice, and there is a roof top bar, however, make sure to NOT get a room near the roof top as it is noisy with events almost every night. However, to be fair, the events are usually from 8 to 10, and if you are traveling then you are most likely outside the hotel anyway eating and drinking till midnight. The rooms are efficiency rooms, which means, do not plan on spending the day in the room, it is there for clean up, holding your suitcase and clothes, and for sleeping. The concierge, or negotiator as they are called, are very helpful. Have fun and enjoy Barcelona
"This is NOT a five star hotel"
We stayed at this hotel as part of my business trip to Becelona. We were really looking forward to staying in a 'luxury' hotel for our stay but what a disappointment: from the most unwelcome reception as the lady glared at my wife then said "the booking is for one person only" and even when I showed the email I received from the conference organiser saying that they had booked a room for us both, she just said that she'd have to check that on Monday (2 days later). We were so taken aback by this that we were literally speachless. There followed several other disappointments, from the small, dated, bedroom, the sinking mattress, the leaking aircon unit ("this often happens" we were told) and only one complimentary bottle of water for two people! We complained to the manager when checking out and did get a discount (from the very expensive rates!) but we will never stay at this hotel again.
its location was perfect for my trip, the reason I chose it. It is close to the train, not too far of a ride from the airport and also a taxi away from anything we visited. Upon arrival and check in one of the two rooms were available and we were told about an hour for the other. Having four on our party, the room was a little more than tight. The second room was not ready when we checked back in the hour, in fact it wasn't ready when I checked again after another hour. I questioned the desk clerk if in fact the room will ever be ready that day and she promised she would personally get back to me. She didn't get back to me however the manager Markus did call me and apologize for the delay. He sent the room keys along with a fresh fruit and juice tray up for to enjoy as a peace offering for our inconvenience. Other than that, the stay was pleasant and the staff was helpful and friendly. There was a nice breakfast in the lounge every morning as well. The rooftop was nice, not really much of view just city buildings.
"Poor Service, Poor Management "
Our room had an intense smell of mold. Neither the front desk nor management cared one bit. Even as a top-tier Marriott member, no difference was shown to an acceptable situation, no matter how hard we tried or how many people we spoke to. It is unfortunate that a world brand in a good location could be so poorly managed. Go elsewhere while in Barcelona.
"Centrally located - great base."
Well designed room, with all the amenities you would need for a short break. Breakfast was varied although not the best I have had, it was sufficient to start the day off. Dinner was provided on our last night, that was awesome! Staff were pleasant in the main, did see an incident of frustration as I stayed there with some Thai ladies who were not used to sharing a bed. Very few twin rooms in this hotel. Must come back to use the facilities lots to do in Barcelona and a weekend isn't enough time.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM