4.5
Very Good 1654 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Prime location
  • Colossal rain showers
  • Highly approachable and knowledge concierge staff
  • Bird’s eye views of Barcelona from the rooftop splash pool
  • Numerous open-air spaces, a rarity within city hotels
  • Signature ginger-infused “Banker’s Martini” in the lower level Banker’s Bar

What To Know

  • Hotel opened in late 2009
  • Reservations for the Two Michelin-starred Moments need to be made weeks in advance
  • WiFi costs an additional $20 per day
  • Not all rooms have bathtubs
  • Rooftop pool is only a knee-deep splash pool but lined with plenty of lounge chairs
  • Outdoor Mimosa Garden and rooftop pool open seasonally
  • Gym is small by Mandarin Oriental standards

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

A mid-19th century bank reinvented as a luxury hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona pushes the envelope on style and design in the heart of Barcelona’s main street, the Passeig de Gràcia. Blending minimalism, modernism, and elegance, the hotel reveals the bold vision of designer Patricia Urquiola, who elevates Barcelona’s “edgy and arty” factor to yet another level.

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The common areas have bags of swagger, from the entrance – a catwalk-style bridge across the open space of a glass-enclosed atrium – to the duo of lap and splash pools (one in the basement, one on the roof) and the original safe deposit boxes adorning the walls of the Banker’s Bar, a nod to the building’s past.

Co-headlining Barcelona’s citywide foodie revolution, Two Michelin-starred restaurant Moments is one of the hottest tables in town, often stealing the limelight from the hotel’s more casual restaurant, BistrEau.

Outside on Passeig de Gràcia lie great boutiques, ethnic restaurants, and iconic sights. Unlike the establishments on ultra-touristy Las Ramblas, these are boutiques, tascas, and vinotecas patronized by locals, where Catalan and Spanish are, refreshingly, heard more often than English. Not that it’s a bad location for tourists – two of Antoni Gaudí’s most globally revered works, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, stand in plain view from the hotel entrance. Indeed, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona offers that rare surreality of having the best of the city at your doorstep. In addition to being style conscious and design-driven, it’s evident that the masterminds behind this hotel were all about “location, location, location”. Thankfully, they’ve come up with something to suit everyone.

How to Get There

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Passeig De Gracia, 38-40
Barcelona, 08007 Spain

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1654 Reviews
Best hotel in Barcelona
Reviewed 5 days ago

The location of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is the best. Moments restaurant is spetacular, a true experience momment ! The interior design of Patricia Urquiola is amazing. The hotel services are very gentle and efficient

The Absolute Best !
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd stay at this lovely establishment. The staff goes far beyond all and any expectations to make your stay perfect. They greet you personally, the staff is amazing, the hotel is just beautiful, the rooms are quiet and so very soothing - the beds are heavenly. The spa is top rate - with a steam room. I can not say enough about this establishment and this staff. Unfortunately we did not have time to enjoy the Michelin restaurant for dinner, but we did enjoy Blanc for breakfast. The breakfast buffet is so beautiful and offers anything you can possibly imagine, all beautifully presented. Two stays and we haven't found a flaw yet - I'm pretty sure there isn't one.

The best!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Several times we have been in Barcelona, but for the first time we stayed at the Mandarin. In a few words: this hotel is fantastic! Its staff is extremely well trained, very professional and at the same time friendly. They do know how to give you that extra "you're welcome" feeling.The hotel offers you all the luxury you can expect from a place like this.Breakfast at Blanc and dinner at Moments are experiences you do not easily forget. So good they are.

très bon rapport qualité prix
Reviewed 2 months ago

Very well located , confortable (especially beds are excellent) great isolationGreat room service rather quickDespite it's size , ambiance is intimate Mandarine rooms have nice appreciable terrace Price is correct regarding service and comfort

Almost M.O.
Reviewed 2 months ago

I stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas many times before it changed brands. It always felt like a second home. I have also stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo - an exquisite experience.

I can't provide the same raves for the M.O. in Barcelona. When I checked in, I was not provided an upgrade per my arrangement with the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) program. I was also told at check-in that the FHR benefit of an 85 euro discount would not be honored for the spa service I had pre-booked. After I conveyed that I would call Amex, I received a call in my room about 30 minutes after checking in that an upgrade was available. I spent two nights in the first room, which was lovely and suited me just fine. However, both mornings there was hammering and banging above my room. After the second morning I called and commented on the noise. The front desk called back to convey that the noise would continue throughout my stay and that a suite could be provided to me.

A burger I had at the restaurant was full of gristle and the bar was closed for an extended period for an evening without an alternative. I paid way too much at the spa for services to get the discount. (The manicure/pedicure I had was relaxing in the moment, but the polish lasted only four days.). The breakfast buffet was lovely, however, and the location is unmatched.

Based on my previous experience with M.O., I would suggest that this location it not up to M.O. standards. If you've never stayed at another M.O. you may find this hotel to be just fine. But compared to the previous M.O. in Las Vegas and the queen-of-an-experience in Tokyo, I would suggest that frequent M.O. customers will find it to be lacking.