Old Dec 4, 15, 2:05 pm
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nicolas75
 
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Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center

Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?

Spire Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, very much so

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked best advance rate and received a club room with club access

How are the rooms?
Around 30sqm
Elegant corporate design.
Seating area with very comfortable Stressless armchair
Desk with usb charger
Massive Samsung smart television with good selection of national and international channels (you can watch movies in English on Spanish channels by changing the audio language). Same smaller smart television in the bedroom.
Large and elegant bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub. Fair Trade and The White Company amenities
Nespresso coffee machine and kettle
View over the city
Very quiet

How is the exec. lounge?
Simply one of the best Crowne Plaza club lounges!
Elegant design
Great staff
Dining area with excellent selection of cold/warm tapas and drinks
Breakfast area, with very good hot and cold breakfast
Seating area with massive curved Samsung television, books and magazines

What was good and what was bad?

Good:
- Very central and convenient location (Aerobus stop at Plaša Espanya is just 10 minutes walk to hotel; do not expect seats when back to the airport still). Bikes can be rented near Plaša Espanya. Metro and bus stop around the Plaša.
- Great Tickets tapas bar by Ferran Adria is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel
- Very nice club lounge
- Nice suite
- Friendly staff
- Great weather. Going to the beach in November is a real pleasure!
- I was received by the new Reception manager, who worked previously for the Ritz Carlton Arts Hotel: very professional and welcoming. I was proposed a very late check-out without asking until 6pm.
- Electric bicycles and cars can be rented at reception

Bad:
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes, excellent option in Barcelona

I was told by the Reception manager that the hotel has plan for renovation (including a rooftop pool in 2016)

Pictures of the hotel

Pictures of the city

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