Ratings based on 425 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kissimmee, Fl

very nice stay

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Great location, close to FC Barcelona, and very nice stay. Great service and impecable facilities
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 17, 2017
We were able to check in very early. The staff was excellent and helpful. Lots of extra special touches to the room, (robes, wine glasses, bottle opener) that made our overnight even more enjoyable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

A lovely hotel with great views of the city.

Posted Sep 10, 2017
Pros: It was right next to my congress centre.
Cons: I was promised a VIP rating via Expedia but I didn't receive the promised upgrade and late checking out by the hotel. Tours did not pick up from hotel
Location: It would have been nice to have some shops either inside or outside the hotel because the nearest one required a very long walk or a few metro stops.
A very busy hotel with friendly restaurant and porter staff. The reception staff were more formal and unwilling to offer the added bonuses promised by the travel agent like room upgrade and late check out. The rooms were relaxing and spacious with excellent facilities and views. There were no shops available in the hotel or nearby to buy bottles of water for the day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 12, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Tanya, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. We are truly sorry that your experience did not meet with your expectations; please allow us to express our sincerest apologies. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We will look into the details of what happened during your visit and will use it for further improvement. However, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our rooms and the stunning views of Barcelona. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for choosing Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I and we look forward to provide you with more lasting memories and welcoming you back on your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards, Guest Services
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Corner Suite

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Suite and amenities were superb, typical Fairmont. The hotel is actually on the outskirts of town per se so we needed the metro every day to get around. No big issue, something to be aware of though.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 12, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. We are delighted to hear that you experienced a difference with us and that you enjoyed our signature corner suite and amenities. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for choosing Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I and we look forward to provide you with more lasting memories and welcoming you back on your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards, Guest Services
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bermuda

Lovely stay (with a glitch or two)

Posted Aug 20, 2017
Pros: Beautiful and interesting grounds. Short walk to Camp Neu. Beautiful pool area. Nice outdoor Terrace restaurant. Room well appointed.
Cons: Logistics around cleaning rooms and checking guests in.
Location: Camp Neu, University, Beautiful pool and park-like setting.
Beautiful grounds and great interior space - really worth exploring. A respite on the edge of the city. We arrived quite early - we had just come off a cruise ship - and the hotel is kind to let you leave your luggage and spend the morning in their beautiful lobby. That was great. They were aware we were checking in that day. Our room was not ready at check-in, and looking around, a lot of other peoples' rooms weren't ready either. This felt disorganized and somewhat panicked on their part; in fact they offered us free breakfast the next day. Once we arrived at our room (which was modern, well appointed, and with a great view), we relaxed on the beds but did not latch the door. Over the course of an hour, three cleaning ladies came by, opened the door, walked in, and said "oh - excuse me" and walked out. Three times. Apparently there was a list of rooms to be cleaned - but it didn't get updated. Again, a bit disorganized. The breakfast certainly made up for it - but I can't imagine this is how the Fairmont wants to operate (and I suspect they don't usually - not sure what was going on).
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear TravelingJewel , Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. We are delighted to hear that you experienced a difference with us and that you enjoyed our beautiful terrace restaurant and our renovated rooms. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Regarding the room event, we will pass on your comments to the housekeeping team to ensure further improvement. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for choosing Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I and we look forward to provide you with more lasting memories and welcoming you back on your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards, Guest Services
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a fairmont experience!!

Posted Aug 20, 2017
Pros: Outdoor pool.
Cons: Everything- the rooms were horrible. Old. Worse than a holiday inn. Customer service was terrible.
Location: It's only close to the Barcelona stadium. Everything else is pretty far. At least 10 metro stops to get to the centre of the city.
Beware when you book rooms with them. It's expensive but they put you up in old rooms almost 30 years old with threadbare carpets and extremely small bathrooms. Their version of queen bed is a North American double bed. Overall their staff was unhelpful. Extremely poor customer service. It was by far the worst experience I have ever had at a Fairmont property and I have stayed in a lot of them. So I know the difference in the quality of customer service and property. Don't stay here. A waste of your money. You can opt for better hotels at the same rate with better rooms and better customer service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 22, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona. We are truly sorry that your experience did not meet with your expectations; please allow us to express our sincerest apologies. Our front office and reservation staff is carefully trained to provide nothing but excellent service. Therefore it is disappointing to hear that we caused you any inconveniences. As you may know, we are currently undergoing a large refurbishment project that will modernize all of the rooms and large parts of the hotel by the end of the year. We are confident this project will ensure that our standards meet the highest expectations. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Best regards, Guest Services
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Nice hotel close to Camp Nou.

Posted Aug 17, 2017
As a 5* hotel, some aspects were disappointing. The carpet in the lobby was not fitted properly causing me to trip a couple of times. Also the carpet in the room was thread bare, worn and faded plus the hand basin was cracked. Very very expensive as a small bottle of water and a glass of coke by the pool cost €10
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Mo, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona. We are truly sorry that your experience did not meet with your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. As you may know, we are currently undergoing a large refurbishment project that will modernize all of the rooms and large parts of the hotel by the end of the year. We are confident this project will ensure that our standards meet the highest expectations. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, feel free to contact me directly and we would be delighted organize your next visit. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Best regards, Guest Services
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from pleasanton CA

Unsure to totally satisfied

Posted Aug 6, 2017
My original assigned room had some issues, it was rectified instantly with a very nice upgrade. When book a room there, ensure to get a renovated room. The customer service is unquestionably Fairmont, very welcoming & personable (Miki)
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. We are delighted to hear that you experienced a difference with us and that you enjoyed our hotel’s 5 star service. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for choosing Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I and we look forward to provide you with more lasting memories and welcoming you back on your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards, Guest Services
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lovely hotel but isolated

Posted Aug 4, 2017
Gorgeous hotel. Very comfortable rooms. Two different pool areas - one for families and one child free. Two restaurants on site with nice food but limited menus. Breakfast buffet is fantastic, but priced bw €21-28 pp. Only major downside I'd say is the location - it's a long way from Barcelona old-town and the main tourist areas. Easy train trip in though - takes approx 20 mins. For me, I'd be happy to sacrifice the generous rooms and lovely facilities for proximity to key tourist areas next time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. We are delighted to hear that you experienced a difference with us and that you enjoyed our hotel’s 5 star service. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for choosing Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I and we look forward to provide you with more lasting memories and welcoming you back on your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards, Guest Services
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from a

Very nice and elegant hotel

Posted Jul 16, 2017 on CheapTickets
Best customer service in Europe Very nice hotel Excellent location very kids friendly
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2017 by Guest Services, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous , Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I. I am delighted to hear that you experienced a difference with us and that you enjoyed our kid friendly amenities and convenient location. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for choosing Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I and we look forward to provide you with more lasting memories and welcoming you back on your next visit to Barcelona. Best regards, Guest Services