Best in Barcelona. Or even better.
Reviewed 18 September, 2021
Just freaking awesome.
We stayed here five nights in early September 2021. Right now, Seventy is the best hotel in Barcelona (officially) and the best I've been to (including Hyatt, Marriott, Pullman, Sofitel, mandarin oriental, etc.)
The hotel itself
It is just amazing. Incredibly stylish interiors, high ceilings, a bunch of small details make the experience unforgettable. Pleasant aromas in all rooms (even in the parking lot lifts !!!). Lovely spa with hammam, sauna, pools and rain showers. A very cozy rooftop heated pool, even after sunset, it is a pleasure to swim in it!
You want to photograph every angle, relaxation and work areas in the lobby, spiral staircases, bar, facade, patio, corridors, toilets, rooms, and pools in this hotel!
Gosh, how the aromas of soap and other liquids are selected!
Hardwood floors are rarely found in modern hotels, but they add a touch of coziness, which I like.
Oh yes, there are also six floors of underground parking in the Seventy, for quite reasonable money :)
Although inferior to the interior of the lobby, the room's interior still puts on the blades most of the hotel chains around the globe and all hotels in Barcelona. We lived in the "seventy room" (411). This is an average room. I recommend it with all my might. Wooden floor (my fetish), marble (or marbled?) tiles in the bathroom, Grohe and Hansgrohe plumbing (!), walk-in shower, huge (!) towels for all occasions (use if wet :)), a towel rail on which you can hang the clothes of a company of soldiers, pleasant lighting, premium cosmetics, a "valera" hairdryer and a hair curler. And a fantastic bench opposite the sink and mirror, which turned out to be very comfortable. An adorable welcome box from the hotel, with hand cream, tissues, toothbrushes and other pleasures. Oh, and soft thick toilet paper if that's important to you too
(And this is all about the toilet !!!!!)
Bed. 180x200 cm of restful sleep. A soft mattress, a nice blanket (but I like it heavier), a pillow menu for any sleeping style, and just snow-white linen!
A sixty-five (oh, come on, it would be hilarious to have seventy inches in seventy) inch TV right in front of the bed! You can do screen mirroring, but only from an android; if you have an iPhone or a Mac - it's a mess, you only have the option to share through HDMI. The HDMI-HDMI wire itself can be taken at the reception, but grab the type-c adapter from home.
Three Bluetooth speakers in the ceiling of your room! Two above the bed and one above the toilet. Damn, I'll miss this. (You can also use the TV as a Bluetooth speaker)
Fast air conditioning from Daikin. Quite, yet powerful :)
USB charging for each bedside table (by the way, why are bedside tables without drawers?), There are also switches and ordinary sockets. But usb's seems to be 1amp.
Beautiful vertical floor-to-ceiling windows are protruding outside the room, behind wooden shutter doors. If the wooden curtains are not enough for you, there is a toggle switch to lower the blackout blinds next to the bed.
Breakfast is ok. Yes, there are fresh juices. Yes, there are jamon, cheeses, cold cuts and pastries. But on the fifth day, we get tired of it. Everything is the same every day. And yet, there is no fish. You will not leave hungry, but you should not count on the Michelin level either.
And breakfast takes place either in a charming courtyard inside the hotel or inside, as you like. There are no queues or empty plates on the buffet.
Restaurant in the hotel
It is rather good. The prices are the same as in other restaurants, but fast, friendly and you don't have to go anywhere.
But the main jewel of this hotel is the staff members.
Holy crap! Spain, and indeed the whole of southern Europe, has never been famous for its service. But here! I don't know how you motivate your employees, but they are ready to come to the rescue at any time, in any circumstances. They will go beyond the rules and will do their best to make you happy. We felt like the most welcome guests at the Seventy house. We haven't heard refusals all five days, neither day nor night.
In the spa area, we were given bathrobes, towels and slippers, so that we should not go to the room to get our own. While we were sitting in the hammam, we were offered cold water, and the staff brought it directly to us!
They found us cocoa at breakfast, which the coffee machines did not have, and helped me find the desired taste of jam in the common grief.
We were allowed to sit at a table outside the restaurant area at lunch, simply because we liked it there better! And we were completely covered with the table that we had chosen. No questions!
And, of course, the guys at the reception played a unique role. Yes, now everyone is wearing masks, but they know how to smile with their eyes so that you immediately feel at home. I do not look like a Russian oligarch (fortunately or unfortunately), but despite this, I did not notice a single sidelong glance while we crocs'ing around the hotel. And here are some examples of reception hospitality:
1. We went to the beach and asked if there were beach towels. One of the staff immediately brought us two huge towels and a bag. They didn't fit into the bag, so he excused himself and brought two bags to put the towels. When we returned, he immediately took our bags of wet in again, and we went to the room with free hands
2. We were very interested in the rental (sharing) of various vehicles (bicycles, scooters, cars) and the opening hours of local attractions. The front desk googled everything for us! They found us comfortable trains, tickets, told us about different ways to get somewhere!
3. We were asked several times a day if we liked everything and if we needed anything
4. I also really liked the soap. And I wondered if I could buy one to take it home? Instead of telling me where I can buy something like that, they just gifted it to me!
5. We went to the outlet in a rented car, and did not want to park for money at the hotel, and the guys at the reception gave us a free hour of parking so that we could safely transfer all our purchases directly to the room.
I cannot single out any of the staff members because they were all sooo friendly and helpful. Everything was just exceptional.
And forgive me my impudence, but I will dilute the praise not even with minuses, but with the details that I would like to remark:
1. The water pressure is not the strongest. Difficulties while regulating temperature.
2. In the sink of my room (411), cold and hot water are reversed (and it is not confusion with colors, it is written on the separate taps, and cold means hot)
3. Cleaners turned off the heated towel rail every day. (The tumbler turns it on at the bottom end of the right pipe, it lights up when it is turned on)
5. Towels can be much fluffier
6. I want a more varied breakfast
7. Phone calls even within Spain from a room are expensive. Extremely.
8. One bottle of water per day for two in the room is not enough
9. This is the first time in 5-7 years when the hotel collected a deposit upon arrival :) (150 eur, but still...)