Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hotel Palace GL, Barcelona, Spain

Location: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, L'Eixample, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Description: El Palace Hotel Barcelona has 125 rooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. They are all decorated with the elegant, renowned style of our own brand of classic luxury. El Palace combine the charm of old world luxury with re-done rooms, very friendly staff, right in the middle of Barcelona.

Review:  El Palace is home to Barcelona's most exclusive halls, available to all those looking for an exceptional, unique setting in the heart of the city. El Palace guarantees your celebration will exceed all expectations, held in a setting designed to ensure the success of every event. The hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing. This beautiful old hotel is very focused on good service and there was always a member of staff to cater for every reqirement.

Breakfast is served in a heated garden room and is the best buffet breakfast from Spain. The breakfast is 30 euros but all visitors receive a 50 euros voucher for the restaurants. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive, the hotel is very comfortable and spacious with beautiful decor, and an air of efficient calm pervades. 

Rooms - The management really should close some of them and use for storage or stock rooms. I was on the second floor and had to change it just minutes after I arrived. In the fifth floor I didn’t notice anything. If you keep your noisy room for all the days, your value of this hotel will be 1/5, instead the 4/5 it can achieve.

Staff – so friendly and pleasure in general, but some of them need training in the luxury service, like the man who took my bags up and receiving no tip (not deserved) slammed the door and frowning when he saw me in the lobby. So rude.

Restaurants – one Michelin star Caellis is brilliant. Don't lose the opportunity to taste this delicious restaurant. The second restaurant is simply part of an open living room, not very suggestive. Not feel like going.  Breakfast is served in a lovely setting, the food offered is ok but not worth the money.

Gym – Really poor. One of the the worst areas in the hotel. 3 machines and one of them out of service.

Proffessional service
Unique rooms
Excellent food

Boring place
Old bathrooms
Fitness Center

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ascott Mayfair, Mayfair, London

Location: 49 Hill Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, Londra W1J 5NB, 10 minutes walk of Oxford Street

Description: Experience luxury and ultimate service while residing in Mayfair, London's most exclusive district. Surrounded by museums, stylish restaurants and grand theatres, you can relax and enjoy the sophistication of these boutique accommodations while on business travel or a weekend retreat. The 1920s Art Deco building combines all the comforts and amenities of home with an extensive range of facilities and personalised services. Enjoy the best of London while indulging in the spacious comfort of a luxury London serviced apartment.

Rooms are designed and furnished to reflect the sophistication of the Art Deco period, the apartment sizes range from studio's residences to expansive three bedroom suites. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, personal entertainment system and optional separate living area.

Experience the exceptional services you desire and the benefits of exclusive luxury accommodation in London. Breakfast leisurely in The Terrace while viewing the gardens and unwind with cocktails at The Club Lounge. You can relax in the comfort and security of your own private apartment.

Guests travelling on business can make use of well-equipped board room for organising important business meetings. Guests can relieve their stress at the well-equipped gymnasium and later hop into the swimming pool for relaxation.

Good value for money
Friendly staff
Nice location

Average breakfast

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