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It couldn’t have been better. I was upgraded to a Dream Suite worth ~$1,660 as a Hilton Diamond member.
Now, I want to show you the Dream Suite and review the hotel more in-depth.
The Dream Suite at the Alexandra Doubletree Barcelona
Here’s the view upon walking in:
There was a huge soaking tub behind the bed in the main room.
We checked-in around 7:30am. The sun wasn’t up yet, so if the pictures look a little dark, that’s why.
There were plenty of seats, including a couch, desk, and extra chair. And there was an alcove lined with pillows overlooking La Rambla.
The room was very clean, with lots of booklets and info about the area set out.
There were several beautiful details in the room, including the molding on the ceiling and the original Modernist mosaic tiles in the floor.
Aside from the tub, there was also a walk-in shower with a sliding door and as far as I am concerned, the very best shower head. It rains delicate but powerful droplets of water.
They didn’t skimp on the toiletries, either. There was the usual shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. But also a dental kit, shaving kit, shoe mitt, mouthwash, and various soaps and extras.
And, there was a little balcony overlooking Mallorca Street (it was a corner room). There was a chair and table out there, and a nice view of the streets below.
It’s the biggest room in the hotel.
It was Room 216. On the “Hilton HHonors Floor.”
Oh! And before I forget, here’s the minbar, bottled water, art books, and coffee station with Nespresso coffee:
We kinda tore into it like monsters. Oops.
All-in-all, an incredible, beautiful room.
Here’s the scoop
Even though it’s a great room it’s not for everyone.
Ours was on the 2nd floor, and it’s a corner room. That means it’s situated close to not one street, but two.
Barcelona is a proper city, so you can hear busses, people, sirens, etc. from every window.
If you are a light sleeper, you might politely decline this upgrade if you think it’ll be a problem. I live in New York and am used to insane amounts of “ambient” city noise. But I can see this being really irritating for some peeps. If you need quiet in the evenings/early morning ask for a higher floor.
It’s also obviously made for couples. I mean, the bathtub is in the middle of the room. So unless you want to take a bath in front of your friends… know what I mean?
Same for the bathroom/shower. The shower is not in its own enclosed room, and there is no door to the bathroom area. So if you need a private bathroom, this room isn’t right for you. I’m not sure how the bathrooms in the other rooms are, but it’s something to consider.
For me and Jay, it was fantastic. But you may find yourself wishing it was a few floors higher and a little more private, especially if you’re traveling with friends or acquaintances. And not to mention, there’s only 1 bed in a King room.
But when we walked in, we both gasped. It isn’t a huge room, but it’s obviously very special.
We both loved all the little details.
You know I love a good hotel breakfast. As a Hilton Diamond elite member, breakfast was included for free – one of the perks I love most about the HHonors program.
Admittedly, we grew a bit tired of the same cold cuts and spread every day, but it was perfectly fine for us. All the basics were covered. And it was nice to drink some coffee and eat something before setting out each day.
The space is bright and clean with modern, updated furniture. And it was never packed. I loved that. At some hotels, breakfast can be a real stampede. But it was very quiet, almost meditative, here.
There were also some hot foods each day including eggs, sauteed veggies, ham, and tomatoes.
The staff did a great job of supplying fresh coffee and rotating out the food as people came and went.
Considering this would’ve cost 20 Euro for 2, we saved ~$130 on breakfast during our 6-night stay.
With that in mind, it was a fantastic value – and an easy way to save money on a meal each day. For that, I was very grateful.
I loved the Dream Suite. The curtains, the seating areas, the night stands, the quality of the furniture, and all of the little extras spread throughout the room. It just feels like they add extra attention to detail here.
Not to mention the amazing location. The hotel itself was modern, well-kept, and extremely well-managed.
The internet was fast, and the room was beyond all my expectations. Especially considering I booked the lowest room rate and got the 4th night free with my Citi Prestige card.
Not only that, but the staff were all amazing, from desk agents to restaurant servers.
Overall a lovely, lovely visit. The Alexandra Barcelona, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel was a wonderful place to retreat to between rounds of exploring the gorgeous, historic city of Barcelona.
And, as my first time checking into a Hilton hotel as a Diamond member, I could NOT have asked for a better experience or hotel. Still smiling just thinking about it.
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