4.5
Very Good 1671 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 1671 Reviews
Amazing hotel in Barcelona
Reviewed 15 hours ago

My daughter and I stayed for three nights and couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The room was perfectly appointed, on par with luxury standards of the Mandarin brand. Location is in a fun shopping district. Staff was superb. Daily breakfast had a myriad of options- my favorites were the fresh squeezed strawberry and mango juices. We used the indoor pool and steam room at the spa - divine. Overall, A+ and would stay again!!

Eloquence, Superb Service and an Awesome Location
Reviewed 7 days ago

First, the staff at this location is superb and I’m sending a special shout out to Louis. Louis took care of us every morning with service, laughter and things to do in Barcelona. Second, special thanks to Daniel at the Concierge Desk who booked us the best excursions ever. The food here is excellent in particular the breakfast offerings and the fresh coffee are unbeatable. Lastly the hotel is located in the heart of Barcelona within walking distance of shops and coffee shops. Our room was modern with all the latest features and finishes. When we return to Barcelona, we will definitely make reservations at the Mandarin.

Service, Service and Service in an stunning hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Primed in the best location in Barcelona, the MO will not disappoint. We were upgraded to a deluxe suite and it was stunning, with large windows over the main street. The hotel is perfectly situated for venturing to all the sites, restaurants and various parts of the city. You can walk just about anywhere, and there plenty of cabs should you want. Breakfast is one of the best in any hotel we've every stayed, and the pool and gym is world-class. Makes you happy to come back each night...

All that said, the thing that separates this hotel from almost any we've stayed is the quality and sincerity of the service. Special thanks to Pablo our ever-present butler (not like a St. Regis butler that says hi on check-in and they disappears like Houdini), to Gabriel in concierge. Nice people that went out of their way to help and ask if you needed help. This quality of employee extends to the check-in staff, the valets and the dining venues. No request was too big, and there was a genuineness that seemed real. Aman service at MO prices...would definitely come back. Thank you MO Barcelona!

Barking dogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with very friendly front desk staff and concierge. However, I am amazed that a hotel such as the Mandarin would allow dogs, we had one barking for over an hour, yet the front desk could not do anything about it....I guess the guest left the dog alone !
The bar service was deplorable ignoring our table. We actually had a sweet male trainee from France but he disappeared leaving our table to a very unfriendly waiter.

Amazing service.perfect staffs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been three months since I last checked in, but to my surprise, my name can be called from the doorman to the front desk
This is the corporate culture of mandarin Oriental, which makes guests feel at home
The location is just the best.the staff was incredible friendly and professional. they just to try make you stay the best way possible