4.5
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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

Best of Barcelona
free2sail

We recently had an amazing stay at The Mandarin in Barcelona. The location was perfect, easily accessible to everything by foot or a quick taxi ride. The property was super with very large, luxurious rooms but what really stood out was the service of the staff. I cannot say enough about the concierges (David and Ferran) and just about everyone we encountered. The breakfast was incredible and we dined one evening at Moments which was also a highlight of our trip.

Excellent
renzod649

Not many more words needed. Everything was simply just perfect. Amazing location, right in the centre of Barcelona, really nice room, professional yet friendly staff, great breakfast, outstanding experience. First time at a MO property, will repeat in the future doubtlessly

Excellent Luxury Hotel with a Caring Staff
Matt T

We are really grateful for having stayed at the Mandarin Oriental as the property is amazing, but the service from their staff really made are stay. We started our trip realizing that we had misplaced a backpack on our trip from the airport to their property and they immediately went to work to try to locate the bag. Aside from this attentiveness, everyone that we encountered was very welcoming and going out of their way to make us feel at home during our stay. The property itself is beautiful and the rooftop pool/bar has some incredible views of all of Barcelona. We definitely will stay here again.