This is a great hotel in a great building at a great location. I would come back any time.
The only problem I found is the internet availability.
The free connection has the same password as the pay one (displayed in a sign at the front
When you connect to the pay one it does not mention at all that there is a charge for that network!
So when I checked out I was told that there was an internet charge on my bill. I complained and was told they would take it off, but then I saw a $15 charge on my credit card.
The two networks should have different passwords and they should clearly indicate when you have reached the pay one!
If you want to shop at Gucci and Chanel all day you are in the right area. There are many good restaurants within walking distance. It is a short walk or you can also take the bus/metro to las Ramblas or Sagrada Familia. Most of the front desk
staff were very friendly and helpful except one who simply expected me to know how to get around.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
There are many places to dine in the area. There is a very good restaurant right next door called Costa de Gallega (I think that is how you spell it).