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Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton {ESP}

Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton {ESP}

Old Jan 19, 14, 9:33 pm
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Arrow Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton {ESP}

Alexandra Barcelona, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Link to hotel's own website
Calle Mallorca, 251, Barcelona, 08008, Spain
TEL: 34-93-4677166 / FAX: 34-93-4880258
Email: [email protected]
Managing Director: Eduard Pertegaz
HHonors Reward Category:7

Location: Google Maps
3 blocks S. of Avinguda Diagonal, between Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de GrÓcia
6 blocks NNW of Plaša de Catalunya
2 blocks SSE of Diagonal metro station (for L3 Line)
3 blocks from Provenša metro station on Carrer de Balmes (lines ESC, L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, S55)
2 blocks NW of Passeig de GrÓcia light rail / tram
Bus stop outside hotel (#H10, #20)
Hop On - Hop Off bus stops at La Pedrera (1 block)

Room has safe, flat screen TV, minibar, etc.

2 blocks from Casa Batllˇ (s. on Passeig de GrÓcia)

(No reports or information yet, so here's a start - searching for barcelona will reveal this one.)

Link to "the other folks" trip reports (Trip Advisor)

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Old Feb 1, 14, 11:58 pm
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Wow this property is seriously overpriced as a Category 7. 60,000 points works for a 130 euro room works out to like .26 cents per point. A horrible redemption.
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Old Feb 2, 14, 11:01 am
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I booked this hotel for April on a cash and points rate of 20k pts + 65 Euro, which I thought was pretty good.
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Old Feb 2, 14, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Wow this property is seriously overpriced as a Category 7. 60,000 points works for a 130 euro room works out to like .26 cents per point. A horrible redemption.
Hotel room rates aren't city bus tickets. Prices change all the time. Anybody can find a date with some rates giving lower CPM than others.
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Old Feb 2, 14, 7:08 pm
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I wonder if this hotel will give Diamonds breakfast? The location seems good, so might be worth a try.
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Old Feb 2, 14, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by PHLisa View Post
I booked this hotel for April on a cash and points rate of 20k pts + 65 Euro, which I thought was pretty good.
I agree that's a nice deal. Not offered on my dates.

Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
Hotel room rates aren't city bus tickets. Prices change all the time. Anybody can find a date with some rates giving lower CPM than others.
Thanks for the incredibly insightful comment. Do you have some basis for suggesting this hotel deserves a Cat 7 rating? Because that's what you're saying.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 5:46 pm
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I'm deciding between this and the Renaissance Barcelona (a few blocks over in Passeig de Gracia). Either one will be a cash booking. This will be for two of four nights in Barcelona - the other two nights will be at the W. This hotel appears a little cheaper and newer and more contemporary than the Renaissance. Both get good reviews on Expedia/TripAdvisor.
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Old Feb 9, 14, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
I'm deciding between this and the Renaissance Barcelona (a few blocks over in Passeig de Gracia). Either one will be a cash booking. This will be for two of four nights in Barcelona - the other two nights will be at the W. This hotel appears a little cheaper and newer and more contemporary than the Renaissance. Both get good reviews on Expedia/TripAdvisor.
Hi,

If you are speaking of the Renaissance in Pau Claris/Consejo de Ciento, it was also refurbished a short time ago.
Before joining Marriott and Hilton, the Renaissance(Diplomatic) was a sensibly better hotel than the Doubletree(Alexandra) and I guess it is still like this.
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Old Feb 9, 14, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by Football Fan View Post
I wonder if this hotel will give Diamonds breakfast? The location seems good, so might be worth a try.
Hi Football Fan,

I cannot see how they could not.

I have not stayed in this property but I stayed twice last year at the Doubletree Emporda(Girona) that also has joined Hilton recently, and a nice breakfast was offered + generous upgrade.
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I wonder if this hotel will give Diamonds breakfast? The location seems good, so might be worth a try.
As per previous reply, the free breakfast for Diamond guest and 2nd person in room is a published benefit, and I have never had to query this or ask to receive it, at any Doubletree -- anywhere.
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Old Feb 9, 14, 6:01 am
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I stayed here before it became a Doubletree. It was a very pleasant and well located hotel.
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I was hoping to stay here in June with my husband & 2 boys, but they refused to allow 4 in a room. What is the point of having a sofa bed in the Jr Ste but refusing to allow 2 children to sleep on it?
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hey all - just wondering if the room would be fit for 3 adults? (if there's space for a roll =away). i now have a booking at the exec twin in the Hilton (near camp nou) but alexandra has a much better location and price.
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Old Jun 4, 14, 5:06 pm
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Will be staying here for 4 nights mid june, booked 40k points per night. Will provide review shortly after.

Anyone suggest I should send out an email in regards to upgrade rooms or wait until check in?
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Old Jun 4, 14, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Justtony View Post
Will be staying here for 4 nights mid june, booked 40k points per night. Will provide review shortly after.

Anyone suggest I should send out an email in regards to upgrade rooms or wait until check in?
I stayed one night back in March. Nice hotel, great location. As a Gold I was upgraded to a corner deluxe king. I had an early flight in the morning so I didn't get to try the breakfast, but they did pack me a lunch to go.

40K per night seems high. What is the daily rate? When I stayed it was only 125 euro.
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