4.5
Very Good 1641 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 1641 Reviews
Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came early so the hotel offered us snacks and coffee at the bar.
Rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. We loved the details they put a robe and slippers for my son.
The concierge team were amazing they recommended lovely places and restaurants.
The breakfast was average but we had Lebanese food for dinner and it was delicious.
Location was amazing everything was with in walking distance.
Highly recommended hotel.

A destination hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mandarin Oriental is everything you could want in a luxury hotel. Our room was perfect, the staff gracious, extra services handled professionally, and the location wonderful. You feel privileged as you walk up the ramp to the entrance. The restaurant was beautiful both in its design and in it’s cuisine. The breakfast was lavish with local and international products; you can order from the buffet which includes items off the a la carte menu. Don’t miss the Banker’s Bar. I give it my highest recommendations.

Great rooftop bar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the rooftop bar at the mandarin oriental whilst in Barcelona. The setting is beautiful and the service is great. The cocktails were above average. Great place for pre-drinks. The view isn’t fantastic but the atmosphere makes up for it.

Best hotel in Barcelona
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located at Passeig de Gracia the Mandarin Oriental offers a luxury escape in the midst of the turbulent and busy heart of Barcelona.

The service is superb. The rooms are cool and stylish and functional.

Exceptional Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most fantastic hotel. The staff are welcoming and efficient, the suites are beautiful, the breakfast is amazing and overall stay was exceptional. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality and wonderful stay!