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W Barcelona

W Barcelona

W Barcelona

W Barcelona

W Barcelona

W Barcelona

Address Plaça de la Rosa del Vents 1; 08039 Barcelona
at the end of Passeig Joan de Borbó
Neighbourhood Barceloneta | See on map
Metro Barceloneta [L4] then bus or taxi
Telephone +34 93 295 2800
Website http://www.w-barcelona.com/
Price From EUR 250

There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding the construction of Ricardo Bofill’s sailshaped building: too tall, too big, too close to the sea. The result, however, is spectacular. The W Barcelona was the first W in Western Europe, and arguably the most stunning of them all.

It’s big, with nearly 500 rooms, and features all the signature W services like the Bliss Spa, SWEAT gym, and Whatever/Whenever concierge service, as well as a couple of added standout elements: Unparalleled views of the city, a dazzling WET pool deck with direct beach access (popular to some great Sunday DJ parties) and the top floor Eclipse bar, unfortunately enclosed but with killer views.

The signature BRAVO24 restaurant is run by Carles Abellán and with several other dining options both poolside and on the beach promenade, you won’t be going hungry or thirsty. The service isn’t as refined as at Hotel Arts but the resort feeling makes this a worthy contender (and a winner among Starwood loyalists).