We've received a 5 star service, stayed 1st - 4th December 2017. Very friendly staff, looking after you, calling to find out if everything is fine, etc. I loved to find some small presents on the bed each time on return to the room and was very pleased to get a bottle of champagne into the room as a present from hotel for my Birthday. The design of the room we stayed in was fantastic, all cleaned and refurbished. Breakfast is overpriced but you can get very tasty food in the restaurant next door. The view from the top roof is fantastic. The hotel is 20 min to the beach and the same walking time to the center of Barcelona.
Wonderful staff which were very helpful. Love the rooftop terrace bar and patio (not required to purchase anything). Great view of the harbor. It is in a very good location if you are catching a cruise. f But that is not the only reason to stay here. Feels safe. Rooms are wonderful, comfortable, clean and modern conveniences mixed with old world charms . So happy we chose this one. Lots of restaurants and tapas places nearby.
We stayed at the Duquesa de Cardona last week and absolutely loved it! It was our first trip to Barcelona and it was our anniversary. There was a chilled bottle of cava waiting in our room at check-in (nice touch). Our room was well appointed, had a little balcony over looking a side street and was nice and quiet at night. The staff was excellent - we were there during the Catalan demonstrations and if I had not asked the front desk about train tickets to Madrid (Tuesday was a general strike), I would have booked on-line and never got my money back.
The roof-top bar is a great place for a late afternoon or late night drink---wonderful views of the sea and the city. I only had breakfast in the dining room once, but it was very good. The location in the Gothic or Medieval district is perfect - a short walk to great restaurants and bars.
Hopefully we can go back soon and stay there again.
We booked a 'design' room, which was quite spacious, modern, and clean. The bed was excellent. No bath, but a big rain shower. The breakfast buffet offered a proper selection of fresh food. There's a rooftop bar and swimming pool, and also a bar downstairs that's open at night during the winter months, when the rooftop bar closes at six.
I stay at hotels like mandarin oriental or ritz carlton and would say this is just a step below that quality but for the price value give it 5 stars. Great location. Nice amenities including wifi, food bar and decent breakfast. Traveling with family of four and room fits. Second floor water street view is quiet. No complaints at all.