Eurostars BCN Design5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed here one night on our way to Ibiza from Dubai. The staff were warm and friendly.. We were kindly given an upgrade to a suite ,which was HUGE and appreciated. The breakfast was good too.. Would stay again when in the city
Now don't be put off by previous comments regards to the loo being kinda open plan albeit there is a door besides this is for couples that no doubt are coming for a romantic getaway so are probably used to each other by now. The rooms are stunningly modern as we had a bath in the centre of the room. Decor was lovely and modern. The balcony was accessible for a smoke, air con and coffee tea supplied with a kettle. Breakfast was the usual European croissants, toast, eggs and an array of meats and cheeses I'd give it 8/10 for breakfast Shame the outside terrace closed at 21:00hrs as the hotel has to respect their neighbours Situation was great across the road from hop on/ off bus. A 3 min walk from La Rambla also a vast amount of slinky restaurants and Tapas bars Summary ...... all the staff we very friendly and courteous therefore we'd give it 8.5/10 and we'd certainly stay there again
I had a 6 night reservation, but moved out after one night. I was amazed that the two bathroom "sinks" (consisting of very small cylindrical vessels) were completely open to the bedroom. In addition to the obvious lack of privacy, the size of the sinks meant that, after use, the tile floor was covered with water, which made things very slippery and messy. The shower and toilet, although each having a glass door, were also open to the sink "area" further reducing privacy. I asked for extra towels and got none. After staying for 30 minutes, I requested another room and was told they were all like that. The hotel obviously sacrificed function, and exalted form. And this was my fault, since I was seduced by the appearance of the hotel from the photos on the website, and failed to read the "fine print" of the reviews. I had asked the staff to recommend 3 hotels in the area with separate bathrooms, but got no recommendations. So, I had to spend the morning after my arrival searching for other hotels, and visiting 4 of them within 1.5 km to make sure they had a separate bathroom with a door. Incredibly, some didn't, so this is apparently a thing in Barcelona. I wound up in a lovely Catalonia hotel down in the Cathedral area, but had to pay top, top dollar for the last minute booking. BUT it was a true 5-star hotel WITH A SEPARATE BATHROOM AND A DOOR! (did I mention the lack of a separate bathroom with door at the Eurostars BCN Design?)
This hotel has a great location. Across the Passeig de Gracia from the Mandarin Oriental, close to shops, restaurants, Metro stations of two different lines, and less than a block from at least three iconic architectural jewels. Our room #410 was big, had very good climate control, a good (relatively firm) King size bed, an ample balcony with a table and two chairs (great for smokers), a minibar, a safe, and it was quiet, facing the rear of the hotel, away from traffic. The staff was unfailingly friendly, and offered good advice on restaurants, routes, things to do, etc. Why, then, the "Average" rating? The room layout includes bathroom facilities that are poorly conceived; in effect, the layout brings the bathing, toilet, and other such facilities into the room itself. The toilet stall (see photos) is adjacent to the entry door, and has a frosted glass door that is so close to the commode that doing your "paperwork" will result in knocking your head against said stall door, which has no latch, and will thus probably be pushed open. (A large person, especially, will have a major problem with this.) But, as it is now, the toilet stall is difficult to extend out, because the generously-sized shower, which is already in a deep corner, behind a wall column, would be pushed even farther back by extending the toilet stall out. To shave or brush your teeth, you have your choice of twin round lavatories that have bowls that are less than 12" in diameter, and the water pipe (spigot) that delivers your water juts out over to the center of each bowl (see photos). It is impossible to shave or brush your teeth, etc. without splashing some water onto the polished marble tiled floor, and the pipe, of course is inconveniently in the way. Furthermore, there is no shelving provided on which to place your toiletries, only a very small, low table whose top is largely taken up by a rectangular tray containing the complimentary toiletries provided by the hotel. The small table also contains one medium size towel, presumably to be shared, if there are two guests occupying the room. Additionally, there is little space provided to put one's stuff. As one travels, and leaves and enters the room, one bears cameras, maps, etc., which are normally placed on a desktop together with wallets, coins and other pocket contents, and other items, such as jewelry or cosmetic carriers, water bottles, etc. The one desk in room 410 had half of its surface area taken up by coffee service trays and equipment, and by a lamp, and hotel-provided guidebooks and other literature. Therefore, little space to put your "stuff." It would have been a simple matter to extend the surface of this desk to the sidewall of the closet (see photos). The closet itself is satisfactory, as it provides two racks with clothes hangers, but there is not a single drawer in the room to put folded clothing items. It bears mentioning that there was a bedside table on either side of the bed that could be used to put a book, magazines, eyeglasses, water, etc., but little else. And, if you happen to watch more than a little television, be forewarned that the TV set in room 410 is a 28" model, and no English programming is available. The bottom line is that at least room 410 was designed by someone who was more concerned with splashy style than with the needs of the room guests. (We were also able to look into room #412, which was very similar to 410, while it was being readied for new occupants; it had a standalone old-fashioned bathtub smack in the center of the area between the bed and the toilet. I should point out that I tend to favor Eurostars hotels, a brand of the Spanish Meliá chain. Wife and I have stayed at their hotels in Berlin and Naples, and liked them very much. But they have another four hotels in Barcelona besides this one, and, if I had to do it over, I would look into those and avoid booking this one.
This is not a five stars hotel!!! Maximum three ...for real. The location it's good, central...nothing to say. But if we speak about the rooms ...a mess!! And the breakfast ...it's better to eat anywhere else but not in this hotel. Very disappointed.
There are so many choices when it comes to choosing a hotel and some times it could be overwhelming. Eurostars ? pause .... I have to say it was a cool spot to stay in, the staff was very helpful and the lady's at the front desk took time to explain and even offered some suggestions on Drinking, Dinning and Dancing lol "in that order!" Me and the wife caught a taxi from the train station (Barcelona-Sants) and it was less than 10 euros for the trip, i have to say i am a tipper, i know i was told not to tip but no one turned the money down when offered, they actually were surprised and thankful. Rolling up to the hotel was a little different tho, it was like we drove onto the sidewalk and people just moved out of the way. It was a little late about 6pm so we didn't see a bellhop, the hotels main entrance is not the lobby, you have the option of two elevators or the steps to reach the main lobby about 2 or 3 flights up. "Eurostars. ?" I have to say it was a cool hotel, loved the decor and the modern Miami feel, location was perfect for the price, right across the street from Mandarin Oriental and a long list of major attractions all within 2 to 20 minutes walking distance from the hotel. If shopping is your thing then this is your spot, all of the high end shops were to your left and right, all you have to do is walk out of the hotel and you can see them. There are plenty of food options available and I feel that the restaurants were all moderately priced and had good food. I never had to wonder if I was in the correct location because there is a nike store right next to the hotels entrance lol. The room was a standard room located on the same level as the lobby, hosting a nice sitting area with large floor to ceiling windows looking out onto what looks like this summer will be a deck or patio for entertaining. Good sun light was coming threw during the day and at night the hotel was a hip spot, I was not expecting people to be at the bar and eating at the restaurant in the hotel but it was entertaining. We did not take part in any of the social activities at the hotel and went out every chance we had. “24!” hour room service which I did try one late night after the club, “Pizza!" was the choice and sorry to say the middle wasn't done enough for me so I ate the outside....no biggy I shouldn't have been eating that late anyway. The room is how you see it, open bathing area, there are doors in front of both shower and toilet but i wouldn't pick this hotel if i had a family in the room. No face towels folks just hand and bath towels, toiletries were of a Ibiza brand which was replenished everyday and they came in and cleaned also everyday. Me and the wife were not in the hotel much, we spent most of our time out doors exploring Barcelona, if you have a smart phone you can show any taxi driver a location on your phone and they take you there. This is the best way for me because my Spanish is very limited and for those who don't trust people you can track everything on your phone as you drive around the city, for phone service overseas we use AT&T, it was only 10$ per 24 hours for unlimited everything! SO I keep my phone on and checked on Trip Advisor for good spots anytime I was in a different part of the city, the hop on hop of bus tour is right in front of hotel also adding another plus to this hotels location. I had no issues with this hotel, the bed was comfy and sheets were clean, the tv was small and very few English Channels if any but i wouldn't give a hotel a bad review because of that, don't know if it is a five start hotel but it is a very nice hotel and in its own category which makes it ok for me. I would stay at this hotel again if asked unless i could afford the Hotel across the street the Mandarin Oriental lol. peace. check me out at M3aerialmediaworks.com
I've spent three nights at the Eurostars BCN Design. The hotel is ideally located on Passeig de Gracia, just at the subway stop. The entrance is tiny and I passed in front of it a couple of times before noticing it. It's just a small corridor that leads to lifts that will bring you on the first floor where the lobby is located. The room is nice and modern. The bathroom is on one corner, not in a separate room. There were a shower and two sinks. All modern, but the area around the sink is not really convenient. There is no tray to place your toiletries. The room is overall very nice. If you take a room facing Passeig de Gracia, you'll have a small balcony and a nice view, but the window is small and the room is overall a bit dark. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is not included in the room price and costs 16,50€ extra. But the buffet is really very nice : all sorts of breads with sweet or salty stuff to eat with (including iberico delicatesses like serrano, lomo, chorizo), fresh fruits, all sorts of pastries, eggs your style, excellent coffee, cereal and more... It really was a pleasure to start my day with this breakfast. So, with excellent locations, nice rooms and outstanding breakfast, I would totally recommend the hotel.
On the positives, the staff were lovely. The location was great. The shower was awesome! And the black out blinds and double glazing blocked out all light and sound so it was lovely and peaceful. On the negatives, we had gone away for a romantic weekend, had booked a double but got two single beds pushed together with separate duvets. Oh, and there was no where to put the soap (sounds silly but was very annoying after a while) Would recommend if you want a comfortable well located base to explore Barcelona. Wouldn't recommend if you want an indulgent treat.
visited on vacation, family with a teenage daughter.Although the position of the hotel is ideal for exploring the city(very close to the center) the room had some disadvanteges..a big basin in the middle was occupeing much space for no reason..wc with see through door not absolutely closing with no ventilator..aircondition not enough for the space of the room. The staff tried its best but the design cannot change..
This hotel is in a great location 10 to 15 minutes walk from La Rambles, Gotic Quarter and Placa de Catalyna. Room is gorgeous with great design and bath abs power shower in the room. We didn't have a view of the street but still it was pretty view from our room. Housekeeping was excellent as were lovely girls on reception and one particular waiter which was there each morning for breakfast. Overall we had a fantastic stay and If we were to return I wouldn't go past this hotel it's so convenient.
- Walking distance to Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
Located in Downtown Barcelona, Eurostars BCN Design is adjacent to Casa Batllo and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Casa Mila. This 65-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a conference center. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Placa de Catalunya are also within a short walk.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
The 65 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.
At Eurostars BCN Design, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Self parking is offered for EUR 25 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 669 reviews