10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"This is a very posh hotel, extremely well done, v courteous staff and fabulous rooms. The bathroom had the best shower I have ever been in and all bvlgari toiletries. Yes it does have a rather funny location but its only 2 minute walk to the subway and a straight train from there goes to the center of town (total journey time is 20 minutes). The breakfast is quite pricey but absolutely gorgeous spread - full english breakfast plus mounds of excellent cheeses, nuts, salads and cold cuts with all kinds of fresh juices, so well worth it. Only drawback, for a five star, this hotel doesnt have a pool or a gym. They do have an agreement with a fitness center behind the property, but charge guests 12 euros for its use? I thought this was a basic feature of a five star. Didnt bother us too much as we spent our time out in the city. Overall, we would definitely go back."
- Travel date: 17th July 2007
Remote but luxurious
"Wonderful hotel for a conference. I stayed there for a banking conference in February and am finally getting around to writing a review. Staff is great, property is lovely and luxurious. However, it is a long train ride to downtown, probably about 30 minutes. You are close to the hard to find station. If you can get a great price and don't mind a bit of a trip to go downtown each time, this would be an excellent choice. Barcelona is a great city."
- Travel date: 4th June 2007
Great Hotel, Great Value (on a weekend), Bit Far Out!
"We found this hotel to be great value for money on a weekend and it is a true 5 star experience. The rooms are modern, very comfy and very stylish indeed. Breakfast is an expensive extra, so we choose to head into Barcelona on a morning and eat breakfast there, so can not comment on food. The only problem is location... it is very near the aiport and has a very regular free shuttle bus service (contact the hotel direct prior to departure for details) but it is quite a way outside of central Barcelona. That said the metro station is just across the street, is great value, runs from 5am till 2am each day and it only takes 20 to 25 mins to get to most central tourist spots. You will pay twice as much (on a weekend) for a central hotel which is only half as good! If you don't mind the metro and want a 5 star hotel that is a bargain... stay here!"
- Travel date: 21st May 2007
Best hotel I ve ever stayed in
"I am not a connaisseur of hotels at all but have stayed in quite a few and i thought this place was excellent. Me and my boyfriend loved the deluxe room, with a great shower, views over Barcelona, plasma t.v and automatic curtains. The room service was great, with robes and slippers left by our bed every night. The staff are extremly helpful. the breakfast was pricey at about Â£15 each per day but it was totally worth it as there was a great array on offer and it filled us up till dinner time so no need for money on lunch. (just an ice cream or snack) It was aggreed that the location was not the best , but this did not matter the metro was so cheap and easy to use and its only about 20 mins from the centre. It was actually nice to get away from the busy streets and retire at this great hotel, not without a drink at thier very plush bar first!"
- Travel date: 14th May 2007
Great hotel in the middle of nowhere
"Stayed here for a long weekend and was very impressed by the hotel, modern, fun and great rooms sizes although it does have a bit of a conference centre feel to it. Had a room on one of the top floors which offered the most spectacular views. The restaurant on the roof is excellent and well worth a visit. Only set back is that it is 25 mins cab drive from the centre and there is nothing to see in the immediate area."
- Travel date: 13th May 2007
good hotel, not so good location
"hesperia tower is a 5 star hotel in a 100mr high tower. all very modern and stylish, you can see that it must have been designed by some famous architect . There is a famous restaurant on top of it . I did not eat there but heard enthusiastic comments about food and the spectacular view. The hotel has some odd features like elevators that one controls from touchscreens placed on each floor. You select your destination and get in, there are actually no push buttons inside the lift. Rooms are spacious and comfortable - as stylish as the rest of the hotel and as odd. The entrance door opens ion a first area all steel and glass where you find lavatories and various glass doors opening respectively on the toilet, on a jacuzzi shower with water massage etc. , a cabinet and also the beautiful room. The only problem of this hotel is that it is not really in barcelona, but more on the outskirts, and it takes 15-20 minutes approx. by cab to get to the city center."
- Travel date: 9th May 2007
Great hotel but 30 mins by metro from centre
"The hotel itself is great, we booked a 'deluxe' room not realising that this meant we would have a huge suite with lounge, dressing room, two toilets (how many hotel rooms have 2 toilets?!), a huge hydro bath tub and a fantastic shower. There was a plasma tv in the lounge and the bedroom. We felt thoroughly spoilt. We were on the 25th floor and the floor to ceiling windows were great. We were a little disappointed with Room Service - it was very slow - 40 minutes for a bottle of cava (and that was after we chased). We used Room Service 4 times and the average wait was 30-40 minutes. The big downside of this hotel is the location. It is very convenient for the metro (literally 3 minutes from the hotel in the car park opposite) but once you're on the metro you are talking a 30 minute (many stops) journey into Plaza Catalunya. There isn't much else around the hotel, just a micro mart next door (a sort of pc world crossed with currys and hmv) but no restaurants or bars. If you're willing to cope with the long journey into the centre then it's a great hotel."
- Travel date: 5th May 2007
"We stayed at the Hesperia Tower for 4 nights at the beginning of July. It is a wonderful hotel. The architecture is modern and incredible. The rooms and the public rooms are all designed to an exceptionally high modern standard. The staff are all friendly, helpful and professional. The staff knew us by name and they always greeted us and found us taxis etc with the utmost of courtesy. The hotel is far out of the centre of Barcelona, but it is only 10 minutes in a taxi (â¬15) or 25 minutes on the subway (â¬1.25 single trip). There is also a free shuttle bus service to and from the airport provided by the hotel. We went to the hotel restauarant EVO, on the 27th floor. An absolute experience for anyone into their food. Expensive but worth every penny to experience Santi Santamaria's menu. The rooms in the hotel have electronic blinds, massage shower, towelling robes, slippers, bulgari toiletries, plasma tv, but the only faults I can find is no ironing board or iron or a complimentary coffee and tea facility. These are replaced with the rather expensive laundry service and the room service menu. However, these are minor complaints in the grand scheme of things. An on site spa and gym is available but there is a cost to this. We looked around and it did look spectacular. If I was to offer the management some constructive criticism it would be for them to provide the iron and ironing board, complimentary tea and coffee in the rooms. Let the guests use the pool and gym for nothing ( I am sure they could come up with some corporate deal with the metropolitan spa next door) and also for the shuttle service to take guests into the centre of Barcelona. Providing these extras would make this hotel truley spectacular. We would definately return when we go back to Barcelona."
- Travel date: 7th July 2006
Fantastic Hotel, Strange Location
"My wife and I stayed for long weekend at the Hesperia Tower. We had a room on the 9th floor with far-reaching views. The hotel is new so the rooms are very modern with everything you would expect including a great walk-in massage shower. The linen and pillows were wonderful and the mini-bar fully stocked - Also had nice quiet air-con. The piped music between your room and the lift could do with being lost however. All the staff were very attentive and friendly. The hotel is about half way between the airport and the city centre just off a dual carriageway and beside a large hospital. Strange location. I suspect they are waiting on the corporate crowd to find the venue for conferences etc.... It was a bit rich to call the hotel 5 star when we were there as It was evident some of the facilities are still being built (including the rooftop restaurant) Cabs cost between 15 and 20 euros and take 20-30 mins to the City Centre. If you walk out the hotel and across the hospital car park there is a metro station - We bought 6 trips for less than 5 euros and the train was quicker to get to town. As we got a great last minute deal I cannot grumble as we were paying less than average for an above average hotel - albeit halfway out of town. Would definetley consider a re-visit - certainly if I was arranging a conference for work."
- Travel date: 2nd May 2006
Lovely hotel in a curious location
"We had a very comfortable 3 night stay here and I recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a bargain. Opening rates start around Â£120 excluding breakfast. Our spacious room on the 7th floor was full of light from the huge ceiling to floor window. Curtains were operated by a switch of a button. We had a very comfortable bed dressed in fine linens and all the trimmings you'd expect from a 5* hotel. Our room was wonderfully quiet. The colour scheme was a neutral palette with plum, lime and orange accents, all very tasteful and relaxing,with dark wood furniture and much emphasis on texture and shapes. The bathroom featured a dressing area,wardrobe and safe as well as 2 wash hand basins,a superb massage shower,excellent lighting, bath robes and an abundance of towels, hot water and toiletry products. This unusual open plan design had been carefully thought out and we think it was very successful although the vast amount of mirrors can trick the eye. Breakfast was served in the newly opened " Bouquet" restauarant at a cost of about 22 euros each plus tax. The best way to describe it is as bountiful with everything fresh and of the highest quality. I particuarly liked the fresh fruits that were available each morning, including, lychees, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, oranges, 3 types of mango and pineapple. The pastries and cooked dishes were also excellent and for those who desire it cava is served as well as fruit juices. Also available were breads,yoghurts, cooked meats, dried fruits and nuts,cheeses and a special diet for those who required it. It was very good value for money but we sometimes found the choice of background music rather less than relaxing. The down side of this hotel is it's location which is best described as unattractive and curious and a long way from the centre of Barcelona. Taxis costs between 10 and 17 euros with a typical journey time of 20 -25 minutes. It sits next to a new large hospital development, opposite the old hospital,in a sort of traffic island close to a municipal housing development. I am at a loss to understand why it was built here but I have asked several questions of the management so I will add on the answers at a later point. Taxi drivers didn't know where we were staying and it became quite a trial getting home. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the airport, about 15 mins away. I am going to suggest that leisure guests need a shuttle bus into town too. It appears that this area is under development,the hotel publicity says in the newly developed business area so maybe in time that is what it will become. It does market itself primarily as a business hotel with an adjoining conference centre and spa due to open in the summer. Staff were wonderful and falling over themselves to look after us as there were very few guests in residence."
- Travel date: 17th March 2006
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