It’s fair to say that l have been dreaming about this hotel ever since l got a chance to visit it on my last trip to Barcelona. The hotel is fantastic, gorgeous, and right on the beach. I can’t think of a thing that l did not like. I find myself wanting to visit Barcelona again, just to stay there. I will show you the reasons why l think it would be an awesome place to spend a few days. My birthday is coming up next month. Perhaps that might be enough of an incentive to make it happen :-). After all, we moved to Spain so we could discover more of the country, and this could be the gateway travel to Catalunya. *I have no affiliation with W Barcelona*
I am mostly going to let the pictures do the talking. These were taken with the cell phone, so they are not as great as l would have liked. I’m sure you can guess which place in the hotel would be my absolute favorite once you’ve seen them. :-)
Bar at W Barcelona Hotel:
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The whole bar area is dimly lit, allowing for intimacy. Makes it quite romantic. The space is quite large, but it doesn’t feel empty even when it’s not crowded. You can tell it was well thought out and designed. In the afternoons, there is a live DJ. Hey, if you ever run out things to say, you could always just listen to the music, or dance. There is also the Eclipse bar which is on the 26th floor that is open in the early evenings and stays open till l think 1 or 2 am for the party people (young ‘uns) . The best part is that it is open to the public as well, and it is free entry. We saw a very mixed crowd in there, from young to older people. Seems like a fun gathering place after work. Very smart on their part.
The Rooms at W Barcelona Hotel:
We got to see the “Extreme Wow” suite. A very expensive suite that goes for €10,000 a night! in high season. I tend to have expensive tastes, but l would never pay that much for a room, honestly. It was gorgeous. It had a total of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and measured almost 3200 Square feet. That is only 100 square feet less than our old house in Houston! It had a 360 degree view of the city and the sea, floor to ceiling windows, Bang and Olufsen TV’s, even it’s own telescope. It was designed by an architect by the name of Ricardo Bofill. You could fit like 10 people in easily, and you wouldn’t even run into each other. The closet was humongous!. I guess if you’re an oil sheik of something, that amount would be peanuts to you.
They have several levels of rooms, including the regular “Wow” suite, the “Marvelous Suite”, the “Spectacular”, the “Fabulous” and more. The least expensive ones are the “Cozy” rooms, which clocks in at a “mere” 420 square feet. And that is where you would find us :-)!
The hallways are dimly lit, and l think on purpose too. You automatically find yourself whispering so as not to disturb anyone.
Gym T W Barcelona hotel:
There is a gym in the hotel, and it’s open 24 hours. This would be one of Federico’s favorite part of the hotel. Me?..not so much :-) . It does have an awesome view though as it faces the beach. How cool is that?
Bliss Spa at the Hotel W Barcelona:
This would definitely be my favorite place. In fact, l could live here on a permanent basis :-). Everything was so clean, and new. I could see myself getting the whole works. Manicure, pedicure, massage, facial, everything.
Food at W Barceloneta Hotel:
We ate at the Salt Burger restaurant which is on the bottom floor of the W hotel, on the beach side. The burgers were extremely delicious. The portions were American sized, meaning huge. They were not cheap, but l definitely think they were worth it. The drinks were also fantastic, and the staff, super friendly.
Views from the W Hotel Barcelona:
I have saved the best for last. The views are amazing! The beach stretches all the way from the W, located in Barceloneta, all the way to Barcelona. I could picture myself walking all the way, or better yet, a nice bicycle ride along the beach, breathing the wonderful sea air.
Now, can you understand why l want to stay there? Imagine, if l can get just 98 more of you to join us, each would only have to pay €100 a piece and we could stay at the Extreme Wow suite! for one night!!! Are you in? I am guessing we will be staying here in the off, off season, as opposed to the peak of summer when my birthday is, and yes.. in the Cozy room still! I know the W Barcelona hotel is part of the Starwood group, and that they have several locations across the world. I am sure if l saw the other ones, l would want to experience them too :-). They look fab!!!
What do you think of the W Barcelona hotel? Have you stayed at this or one of their other hotels? Does it sound like a place you would like to stay in? or a you more of a Motel 6, AirBnB etc. kind of person? Most important, would you pay €10,000 a night for a hotel suite even if you had the money?