Our Post Cruise Stay at Hotel DO: Plaça Reial

our post cruise stay at hotel do in barcelona, spain

Hotel Do barcelona

As part of our 15 day Magical European vacation, we stayed 5 days post cruise at this wonderful boutique hotel. Hotel Do on Placa Reial in Barcelona, exceed all of our expectations. We are very picky travelers and normally travel in luxury. We always expect the best, and that is what we received from this 5 star hotel, nothing but the best! 

We reserved the Junior Suite and so glad we did! The bed was large and so comfortable. It had an amazing bathroom with Molton Brown products. The towels and robes were so plush and heavenly, I couldn’t wait to return to our room every night to take a nice hot bathe and slip on the plush robe.

Lets talk about the view, the hotel is located on beautiful Placa Reial. From our Balcony we can see others dinning, we can hear the locals playing music and drinking. Others might have been bothers by the night scene and day buzz, but we were happy to hear the sound of life from our balcony every day, it was glorious to be part of this culture.

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Let’s talk about the amazing Spanish cuisine. All of the food, desserts, Cava and wine I drink was heavenly! Cava wine is what the French consider champagne and the Italian consider Prosecco. Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine from the region of Catalonia. It is made from Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarello grapes. When visiting one simply doesn’t leave without having tapas. Tapas are normally small plates, eaten at a bar and accompanied with drinks. This is very popular in Spain. We need to talk about this Cafe Bombon, it is espresso coffee sweetened with condensed milk. Giovanni ordered this and I could see why his eyes were sparkling, it was delicious!

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Breakfast at the hotel

In case you are wondering if we did anything besides eat during our vacation, we did! The beautiful thing about Europe is that we never rent a car, and barely take a Taxi. We mostly travel by foot, this helps burn all of those extra calories. During our vacation we visited Montjuic Castle. Wonderful experience, you must ride up a hill in a funicular. The views were amazing. We also visit the Boqueria Market, one of Barcelonas most famous market. We walked the Ramblas, another one of Barcelona’s famous streets. 

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Barcelona, Spain was our last stop post cruise, and it was the perfect way to end our family summer vacation. Be sure to read about the rest of our 15 day Magical European vacation here.

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  • Jaleysa Daniels

    Posted 2018-08-02 6:14 am

    Everything looks so beautiful and that white dress is gorgeous on you?✨

  • Pam

    Posted 2018-08-02 10:03 am

    Very fun! Your pictures make me want to hop on a plane – looks like a great trip. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • WanderTruant (@WanderTruant)

    Posted 2018-08-02 10:17 am

    Your photos are wonderful. How did you enjoy your time in Spain?

  • julivaglobal

    Posted 2018-08-02 10:24 am

    This looks like such a nice and cozy place to stay.

  • Samantha

    Posted 2018-08-02 11:01 am

    I love Barcelona! I can’t wait to return. I will definitely look into the suggestions on the list… Including walking. Lol

  • Melissa

    Posted 2018-08-02 11:37 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! Barcelona is on both my husband’s and my bucket list.

  • Kimberly

    Posted 2018-08-02 12:08 pm

    Looks like a wonderful trip! Barcelona is on my bucket list!

  • spinn477

    Posted 2018-08-02 12:11 pm

    Thank you for such a great post, we have been talking about traveling to Barcelona for our next adventure!

  • Nikki

    Posted 2018-08-02 12:37 pm

    Looks like it was an amazing trip. Love, love all the pictures – they really do tell a story. Isn’t it funny that we sometimes focus on all the delicious foods we encounter – we do that also!

  • TripleAmommy

    Posted 2018-08-02 1:10 pm

    wow, such lovely pictures! And the food looks amazing!


    Posted 2018-08-02 3:01 pm

    This looks absolutley like five star luxury! This is a beautiful place! Love the views!

  • Rachel “Sleestack” Newlon

    Posted 2018-08-02 3:32 pm


  • Laura Geftman

    Posted 2018-08-02 4:54 pm

    Looks like such a beautiful place! And the food looks delish! I hope to go there someday soon! Thanks!

  • Arianny

    Posted 2018-08-02 5:04 pm

    Looks fantastic! I love Spain. Interesting that you stayed post the cruise. I’ve done 2 Mediterranean cruises and I stayed in Europe a night or 2 BEFORE the cruise.

  • Arriaga Adventures

    Posted 2018-08-02 5:28 pm

    Barcelona looks lovely! I definitely need to go to Spain!

  • Tiffany

    Posted 2018-08-02 6:15 pm

    Did someone says tapas?!? I looove tapas. On a ladies trip I visited my first tapas restaurant last year and fell in love with the whole concept. Also, snacks in the hotel room. Good lord, I am plump now; you’d have to roll me onto the plane to get home. :0D

  • Jocelyn

    Posted 2018-08-02 7:04 pm

    Wow! It all looks amazing! I want to stay for the building itself! I love old buildings like that, with all the character and details. Beautiful!

  • Gail Valtier

    Posted 2018-08-02 7:34 pm

    Wow, looks like a wonderful place! Love the modern bathroom (and everything else!)

  • elaineebest

    Posted 2018-08-02 8:05 pm

    Barcelona is on my bucket list! The food photos you took are to die for! Glad you had a fantastic vacation. 🙂

  • amayszingblogs

    Posted 2018-08-02 9:39 pm

    The hotel looks Luxurious. the food and place is Awesome. How I wish I have an opportunity to visit Barcelona Spain.

  • Chetan

    Posted 2018-08-02 9:49 pm

    Barcelona Spain – wow ….
    You have good collection of photos and information

  • Catherine

    Posted 2018-08-02 9:59 pm

    I remember those juices at the Boqueria market! I’d love to go back to Barcelona. It’s a gorgeous city.

  • Chai

    Posted 2018-08-02 9:59 pm

    Barcelona is one of the most beautiful places in the world with rich culture. Nice!

  • Janine

    Posted 2018-08-02 10:23 pm

    That bed looks so incredibly comfortable. And the food! YUM!

  • Stacey Billingsley

    Posted 2018-08-02 11:30 pm

    Barcelona looks so beautiful! Your hotel looks awesome, too! What a great trip!

  • shortsaler

    Posted 2018-08-03 12:44 am

    Looks like an amazing trip and the FOOD! WOW!

  • Stephanie

    Posted 2018-08-03 1:34 am

    Ahhh Spain! A place I have always wanted to visit. Now I want to go even more.

  • Jeferson Beluso

    Posted 2018-08-03 5:45 am

    Barcelona is so charming .. .. An old world rich in culture and history…. A modern destination……

  • Tonya Nicole Denmark

    Posted 2018-08-03 6:58 am

    That coffee alone makes me want to go! Gorgeous pictures!!

  • Europe Finance blog

    Posted 2018-08-03 6:59 am

    The food looks tasty! Great experience!!

  • letsgettripsy

    Posted 2018-08-03 10:26 am

    Sounds/looks nice, food looks delicious!!

  • Kirstie

    Posted 2018-08-03 11:09 am

    WOW! What an amazing trip all around!

  • Katie

    Posted 2018-08-03 12:09 pm

    Sounds like a heavenly stay!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-03 3:55 pm

      Hotel Do in Barcelona is amazing.

  • Crafty For Home

    Posted 2018-08-03 12:57 pm

    Fun travel and memorable! Lots of pigeons there!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-03 3:45 pm

      Yes Barcelona has so many pigeons.

  • Jenny Morrison

    Posted 2018-08-03 4:08 pm

    What a lovely hotel, and such beautiful views! The food looks amazing too!

  • Ada Raven (@singinveganchic)

    Posted 2018-08-03 5:28 pm

    Wow, everything looks FANTASTIC! Omg, I would so love to stay here <3

  • Christa Anne

    Posted 2018-08-03 6:58 pm

    Barcelona is on my list and this looks like a great place to stay.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:58 am

      Barcelona is magical, we hope you visit soon.

  • T. M. Brown

    Posted 2018-08-03 8:22 pm

    All that food looks fabulous!! What an exciting and memorable trip!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:59 am

      Thank you so much, our Barcelona trip was magical.

  • Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Posted 2018-08-04 1:36 am

    Oh my goodness, your adventure really look magical. 🙂 How I wish I could visit that place too.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:58 am

      Hotel DO in Barcelona was amazing, we hope you visit soon.

  • Coleccion De Fotografia

    Posted 2018-08-04 3:16 am

    Wow, your 15 day “Magical European” vacation looked not only magical but also fun filled! And looking at one photo, I can see 1 Euro for a fruit cup. Seems fairly reasonable!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:57 am

      Isn’t that incredible? In the US a fruit cup can cost you $5 easily. Our trip was amazing, thanks for reading.

  • Perennial Aging

    Posted 2018-08-04 10:30 am

    Wow, what an amazing vacation – I so want to visit Spain soon! And that food is to die for.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:55 am

      Spain is amazing, we hope you do visit soon.

  • Perennial Aging

    Posted 2018-08-04 11:14 am

    Love this post and I want to go now so bad! And the food looks amazing.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:56 am

      Hope you visit Barcelona soon!

  • Lorna

    Posted 2018-08-04 12:03 pm

    I love boutique hotels! Hubs and I went to Barcelona (and Bruges) on our honeymoon, and I’d literally go back in a second.

    Those dinner photos are beautiful, but my favorite is the coffee.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:53 am

      We would also return in a heart beat, we love Spain!

  • Monica

    Posted 2018-08-04 12:19 pm

    I studied abroad in Madrid and loved everything about it. Barcelona is on my to do list. The food and the culture is one of my favorites.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:53 am

      Barcelona stole our heart too!

  • Hannah Kliza

    Posted 2018-08-04 2:14 pm

    I love and miss Spain, I think it’s time to go back 🙂 Really enjoyed your post took me back to some great memories.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:52 am

      Isn’t Barcelona an amazing city?

  • John Mulindi

    Posted 2018-08-04 2:16 pm

    From, the photos, you really enjoyed the stay there, and the Hotel looks amazingly great!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:52 am

      Hotel Do in Barcelona was a great choice, we did have a great time.

  • Heidi

    Posted 2018-08-04 6:39 pm

    Such a beautiful hotel and place!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:51 am

      Hotel Do is beautiful and very centrally located.

  • Missy

    Posted 2018-08-04 9:31 pm

    I love visiting places and attending their markets to see what foods are new to me to try. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:50 am

      Barcelona is an amazing city, so much to see and do!

  • Backpacking Series

    Posted 2018-08-05 4:10 am

    Its amazing how pick wonderful destinations! Loved the pictures!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:51 am

      Thank you for reading, Barcelona is beautiful.

  • Kamapala Chukwuka (@kami_chukwuka)

    Posted 2018-08-05 5:44 am

    Barcelonia looks lovely. And it seems you had a really good time. Lovely pictures

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:49 am

      Barcelona is amazing, and Hotel Do is a great Post cruise option.

  • Yes Missy

    Posted 2018-08-05 10:48 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Barcelona. Your hotel looked amazing! Love all your photos from your trip!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 11:02 am

      We hope you visit soon, Barcelona is amazing!

  • Everything On A Plate

    Posted 2018-08-05 11:45 am

    You all look so happy ❤️ beautiful photos and a lovely post!

  • Adaezeboltbethel

    Posted 2018-08-06 1:42 am

    The hotel looks luxurious, the food look royal and you look like a queen in her robe. Thanks for sharing Evelyn.

  • ansh997x

    Posted 2018-08-06 2:04 am

    Looks like you have the perfect luxury vacation. The markets look really vibrant.

  • Niki

    Posted 2018-08-06 9:18 am

    It looks like you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona! I need to check this hotel out next time I visit this city.

  • Nathan Tran

    Posted 2018-08-06 9:20 am

    It is such a nice trip to Barcelona! I love the luxury hotel with exceptional dishes that you shared in this blog! Thanks for posting!

  • tanyasweightlossconfessions

    Posted 2018-08-06 9:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Loved them. I hope to make it to Barcelona soon and you sparked my enthusiasm!

  • TheKitchenDoc

    Posted 2018-08-06 10:51 am

    The hotel looks so pretty and the food scrumptious

  • Meygan

    Posted 2018-08-06 11:57 am

    I had so much fun in Barcelona and it looks like you did, too! Such great weather, food, wine, and people!

  • Kat

    Posted 2018-08-06 2:34 pm

    This looks like such a great vacation!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-06 5:01 pm

      Thank you, it was amazing!

  • wordsofntemid

    Posted 2018-08-07 5:39 am

    Aaaahhhhhhh… I really rrrreeeaaallllyyyyy look forward to the day I’ll step in Barcelona! It will be lit.

  • Evelyn Hernandez

    Posted 2018-08-07 9:31 am
  • Valerie Durias

    Posted 2018-08-09 12:40 am

    This hotel looks really classy! I love the pictures you take, as always. They give me a glimpse of the traveling that you’ve been doing!

  • itsPavan

    Posted 2018-08-09 9:20 am

    Wow! The pictures are amazing! Very well done =D. I love the food pictures the most *drool* 🙂

  • Grace Esedeke

    Posted 2018-08-10 3:34 am

    This is amazingggg!!! Plenty Food and meat.. I could drown myself in those. I love your pictures and you have a beautiful family too.

  • Linda

    Posted 2018-08-10 4:48 am

    Wow Barca looks so amazing! Heading here soon and will revert to your post!

  • Amanda

    Posted 2018-08-23 7:19 pm

    This looks like an amazing hotel stay after a 15 day cruise!! How wonderful! I love all of your pictures; they make me want to go to Spain, tomorrow!!

  • melissasfavoritemakeup

    Posted 2018-08-23 7:57 pm

    This is amazing! All that food looks so, so good!!!

  • Sarah Kasulke

    Posted 2018-08-23 11:07 pm

    Everything about that hotel is gorgeous!! Barcelona is so beautiful. Love that white dress!

  • Kam Balitaan

    Posted 2018-08-24 1:11 am

    OMG the food!!! I love the food in Barcelona. I can’t wait to be back just to have some tapas and sangria. We also did walk a lot and just used the bus most of the time. How I wish we can stay longer next time.

  • Arnab Majumdar

    Posted 2018-08-24 3:02 am

    The hotel looks luxurious. Barca looks lovely, would love to visit someday

  • kumamonjeng

    Posted 2018-08-24 3:33 am

    I am going Bacelona end of the year and I would really love to visit the Boqueria market. I like to see the variety of ham selling there and I guess this is the best way to learn about their lifestyle.

  • Natalia

    Posted 2018-08-25 2:31 am

    Spain has been on my bucketlist for a long time. Barcelona seems to be a wonderful city to visit. Hotel do looks like a very cosy and elegant venue. I’d be definitely tempted by the photos of food which you included in this post. Hope to visit that place one day. 🙂

  • Mom Life Optimized

    Posted 2018-08-25 2:45 am

    How amazing!!! Thanks for all this info so I can be sure to try the same thing someday!!

  • Heather Tomoyasu (@USJapanFam)

    Posted 2018-08-25 8:35 am

    Looks like a great hotel, and that food looks ahhhh-may-zing!!! My husband just suggested Spain for our 10 year anniversary trip, I’ve been but not to Barcelona so that was my demand LOL! I have a lot of research to do, but this post kicked it off – thanks!!

  • GladysNava

    Posted 2018-08-25 10:30 pm

    It looks you really enjoying there. I want visit Bacelona someday and thanks for sharing about this. Stunning photos! <3

  • lavandamichelle

    Posted 2018-08-26 11:54 am

    What a wonderful post! This place looks amazing. I’d love to stay here. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Shabby Chic Boho (@terrishutterbug)

    Posted 2018-08-26 1:03 pm

    I love staying in places like this where there’s always something to see and do. I can see many reasons why I need to add this place to my bucket list.

  • toastycritic

    Posted 2018-08-27 3:30 pm

    Looks like you had such an amazing time while you were there. Spain is definitely on my bucket list of places to go. And I would love to see all of it but Barcelona is definitely high on my list. The food you had while there looks fabulous.

  • dearmummyblog

    Posted 2018-09-10 7:25 am

    You lucky things! We’ve always wanted to visit Barcelona. We like the finer things in life too!

  • Christie Moeller

    Posted 2018-09-10 11:02 am

    WOW this look incredible. You packed it all in! I could use that coffee right now!

  • Jasmine – LoveLifeLaughMotherhood

    Posted 2018-09-10 11:11 am

    wow, this hotel is gorgeous! what a beautiful place to stay, and looks like you had a wonderful visit there!

  • Joanna

    Posted 2018-09-10 1:14 pm

    Barcelona is a wonderful city and it looks like you chose a perfect hotel. I have actually had dinner at one of the restaurants in Placa Reial and I remember the beautiful view of the square. Looks like you had a lot of fun trying out the food in Boqueria.


    Posted 2018-09-10 3:51 pm

    Wow this hotel looks amazing. I love the photos

  • AlwaysCarryOn.com

    Posted 2018-09-12 3:10 am

    As a self-confessed “picky traveller”, I’m sure you wouldn’t approve of some of the places I’ve stayed ? this hotel looks lush; though a little out of my price packet unfortunately ? x

  • incalexandra

    Posted 2018-09-19 8:52 pm

    I was in Spain this time last year – oh this brought back such wonderful memories!! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing, and for your beautiful photos.

  • lisaalamode1

    Posted 2018-09-19 9:04 pm

    Looks so fun!! And you looked fab.

  • Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl)

    Posted 2018-09-20 7:20 am

    The hotel looks fantastic! I would really love stay there and recharge.The food looks great and Barcelona is great city to visit

  • Preet

    Posted 2018-09-20 7:56 am

    Wow, such a detailed post that would be so helpful to plan a great trip to Spain. Loving the pictures so much.

  • Mrs. D

    Posted 2018-09-20 7:43 pm

    wow, looks like you guys had a blast. Nice presentation of the hotel. Oh, my goodness! Look at those platters. Thanks for sharing!

  • Caroline Brandt

    Posted 2018-09-20 9:33 pm

    Carl and I have been dying to go to Barcelona! When we do we will definitely be staying here. Looked amazing and the food as well, wow! -Tonya Morris

  • Sam

    Posted 2018-09-20 10:33 pm

    This sounds like an excellent hotel. The food sounds yummy & it seems like you had a lot of places to explore. Sounds like you had a great time!


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