The W Barcelona stands alone, literally, like a giant sail at the edge of the sea.
The W has all the design flair you expect of the W brand, and with its location at at the end of Barcelona’s main beach offers views over the water and beach. The F&B outlets are highly recommended too.
Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the W design, then this one is for you.
This is another hotel that looks expensive at first glance, though the standard rooms at 39sqm are twice the size of some.
Be aware that the W is adjacent to a nudist beach. It was a bit of a shock to open my curtain in the morning, only to see a naked bloke walking around. Where does he keep his keys? So many questions one doesn’t wish to contemplate before the day’s first coffee…or ever.
If you like walking that’s a good thing, because the W is a bit away from things. But you can stroll along the beachfront and past the marina to get to the attractions. Give yourself half an hour to get into the old town.
If the W style does it for you, there’s not much else that comes close.
Metro – 1.7km
Beach – 50m
Marina Port Vell – 1km