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Old October 7th, 2009, 08:03 PM
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Default Le Meridian Barcelona is it 5*?

Just booked Le Meridian Barcelona on Priceline and wondered if anyone has been able to check in early at this hotel,were they accomodating and if you were pleased with your stay there. I read mostly favorable reviews on TripAdvisor but then there were folks who really disliked it.We're there pre and post cruise,1day on each end. Just looking for input from cc. Tryed to search and got no results.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 11:44 PM
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It's been at least ten years since we stayed there, but we were very pleased.

The central location on the Ramblas is terrific. We were concerned that it would be very noisy, but the hotel has double windows to insure peace and quiet.

Lots of good coffee shops very near in case you don't want a large breakfast.

Hope you get a more recent review!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Thanks so much for your input, maybe someone else will put in their 2cents!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Thanks so much for your input, maybe someone else will put in their 2cents!
You might try looking at TripAdvisor. They have extensive
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We stayed there Dec. 07 and thought it was really nice (and they were renovating at the time )

The location can't be beat. Quiet and serene inside while "Las Ramblas is jumping on the outside". I loved the dimmers on all the lights in the room...... the bed was perhaps the best hotel bed I have ever slept on - and I have stayed in many 5* resorts (Bellagio, One and Only Ocean Club, Ritz Carltons etc etc....)

We stayed post cruise - so disembarked around 9:45ish and went straight to the hotel....where they checked us right in. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Thanks all. Is anyone from 11/08 NCL Gem sailing staying at Le Meridien? I have emailed them about 4days ago about early check in and a king rm request and no reply yet. Should I email again or call, or give it more time?Keep the input coming!!
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We stayed there pre- Brilliance of the Seas in late September. Great location - we took the airport bus for 5E and it let us off just a couple of blocks away.

I am a Gold Member of Starwood and they didn't offer the extras that I normally receive. In fact, we were given a smoking room when we had requested non-smoking. So had to go back to the front desk and start over. The front desk is not the most friendly or accomodating. I had also read a manager's note on TripAdvisor that they were offering a shuttle to the cruise ships, but when I asked I was offered a blank look and a taxi

Our room was small, no view and lots of noisy people in the hallways at night. So no, I wouldn't classify as 5*. It met our needs, but wouldn't have wanted to pay the rates quoted.
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Le Meridian - 3+ stars American standards. Stay at Hotel 1898 across the street for a real experience.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Well, glad its adequate but sorry to hear of the poor experiences. Maybe thats why they haven't returned my email. Since we did Priceline, we're stuck with our reservations. I did pay only $163 for the rm so hope its worth that much!!
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Well, glad its adequate but sorry to hear of the poor experiences. Maybe thats why they haven't returned my email. Since we did Priceline, we're stuck with our reservations. I did pay only $163 for the rm so hope its worth that much!!
That price would work for me - I think you're ok unless you can get a similar price across the street at the 1898.
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Default Also staying at Le Meridien

Hi ATT,

My wife and I are also staying at Le Meridien on Sat. Nov 7 before boarding the Gem on Sunday. I e-mailed yesterday after reading your post and received a reply this morning. Monica Garcia responded to me. Her address is Monica.Garcia@lemeridien.com maybe give that a try if you do not get a reply.

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Old October 21st, 2009, 07:00 PM
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Default Thanks for the email address

Mike
many thanks, I've already typed the email! I don't know why they haven't replied but I'm hoping for better luck now.
Have you joined the rollcall for our cruise? There is a meet and greet already at close to 40 people. Judy and Gary
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Sorry Mike see you on the roll call meet and greet. Judy
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Whoa, that is a very very good price. We paid alot more for our one night there.
We did not find any of the problems of the above poster. I will have to say the front desk was not overly friendly - but not rude either. More European reserved Our room was quiet- albeit no view. No problem with noisy hallway either.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Thanks everybody
Mike I did get a response from Monica. We were requesting an earlier check in, although she can't promise it I'm hoping that just the contact will put us in the front of the line.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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Default Stay across the street at Hotel 1898

1898 is beautiful, and we loved it!
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Old November 1st, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Default Aerobus near Le Meridien?

Lvg in less than a wk. Is LeMerdien near enough to the Aero bus stop (from airport) that I've read about on the boards. I think its near to Placa Cataluyna? Can we walk w/luggage - there are 4 of us, better to just take a taxi?
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I agree that is a great price, I am using airmiles but it is based on a room rate of $219USD per night. Is anyone else on Voyager staying at this hotel? We are staying there November 14 and November 22 for pre and post cruise one night stays so we get a chance to check out Barcelona.
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Lvg in less than a wk. Is LeMerdien near enough to the Aero bus stop (from airport) that I've read about on the boards. I think its near to Placa Cataluyna? Can we walk w/luggage - there are 4 of us, better to just take a taxi?
Very close to Placa Catalunya - within a couple short blocks. Would be easier to walk from Placa than take a taxi, the way the roads work and traffic. We usually taxi from the airport directly to the hotel, but this time may take the bus, depending on how much luggage we have.

BTW, we have stayed at this hotel 4 times already and have another stay coming next month - have never had any problems there. It's a great location, and the rooms are very nice. I love the quirky "experience" that they have there - the rainforest sounds in the elevator that change depending on time of day, and the evening ceremony in the lobby - it's fun. Excellent (but pricey) white sangria in the bar, and nice bartenders! The breakfast is expensive for what you get - better off eating down the street.

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Many thanks to all the responders, I knew we'd get the best input. We're looking forward to it. The $163 was thru the bidding feature of Priceline. I love a bargain!! I'll be sure to post some of my own observations when we return.
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