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Proximity to main sightseeing places. Ability to enjoy walk around and along La Ramblas. Close to grocery bazaar (good option for delicious low-cost dinner: selection of cheese + several slices of prosciutto + freshly backed bread in nearby bakery + bottle of good table wine). Shopping lover will appreciate boutiques along La Ramblas and L'Corte Ingles Department Store across from Catalunya Sq. Offered breakfast was not bad (quality and value). Laptops in rooms and free internet access. Proximity to LaRamblas has negative side: too noisy late into night. Rooms are bit small for family with 2 kids. Beds have metal cases and make horrible noise when anyone turns around at night. In the bathroom we had just a shower with no proper tub; thus when taking shower water would be all around the floor. Bathrooms lack hooks, thus one ends up leaving all the change clother on the toilet seat.
Very cclean room No kettle in room. No hot water for shower on the last day.
Modern, relaxed hotel, easy access to the Ramblas and other tourist attractions.
The location was ideal for access to the metro (within 50m), restaurants, bars and tourists sites. None, everything as expected.
Garden, location rooms and cafeteria are not clean enogh
The location was fantastic.
the location and the free wi-fi computers in the rooms were super.
We liked the convience of the location and the style of the hotel. We had two single beds instead of a double.Corridors were a bit too dark.
The room was comfortable, clean and not what I imagined having read previous reviews, the staff on reception were very helpful and the location was perfect. The residents bar did not appear to be staffed at any point during our stay and the service during breakfast was less than helpful, however these are minor points and would not stop me recommending the hotel.
The location of the hotel was second to none. There were signs for a Bar but couldn't find one.
Cleaning - exceptionelle !!! I was with my 9 month child, (stressed about cleaning) - and it was perfect for me !!! I liked to have the option: with or without breakfast because we wanted to have it in downtown... and thanks for the tea and coffee from the room, free of charge .... Special thanks to City taxi because they come back to the hotel and returned my wife handy lost in the taxi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nothing special to mention...
Location is great, near all touristic attractions No complaints
we loved it being just off the pl catalunya, we loved how quiet the hotel bedrooms were, we liked the size of rooms, beds and bathroom, it felt very spacious. we had a lovely little balcony out to a quiet back street-not all rooms have these.we had a great time and will be back to the catalonia ramblas. the spa didn't offer very much in the way of treatments, so we didn't use it as planned.
restuarant Pelai coud be more attrativ with priceoffer in the evening and more visibel to guest from the street-it is too quiet.
staff were most helpful and the location was very central
Every thing about Barcelona Nothing all ok
The room was plenty of space for my family. The location is very strategic to do tourism in Barcelona city. The loby is very small and he room service is not full of options.
Location is great, near all touristic attractions.The staff was very friendly Cleaning of the bathroom . The spa facilities were somewhat disappointing... Cold water in the spa-pool and not very clean.
The location is amazing and the rooms are very clean and stylish. we could not check in until 3pm eventhough I asked for early check in. They did however take our luggage. I did not like the bed spread it was really uncomfortable and scratchy.
Very large and quiet room We ask for a non smoking room but according to the smell it was not
the location is excellent. no iron provided. kinda of difficult for business traveller. also the hotel seems dated.
The staff was very very rude and none professional It actually put us off from the start The hotel is well located and deserves better employees All over Saturday was great The reception from desk employee
location very central, pool area a nice relaxing feature front desk staff not very knowledgable about the area, events, etc. Having to move mid-stay du to a flood in the room above us was an inconvenience.
Excellent location just off Placa Catalunya, around the corner from Las Ramblas. Quite expensive.
Service was good. Breakfast delicious. The douche worked badly, it was very noisy. And doors worked not good, as after taking a shower, there were water on the flour everywhere.
Excellent location and very friendly personnel. Spacious suite rooms. We stayed at two rooms. In one of them, the air conditioner did not work properly. We reported the problem, but it was never fixed.
Excellent City centre position
Friendly stuff, nice room and bathroom. No indoor pool, top floor room rather noisy at night due to rooftop machinary.
excellent location The Hotel needs to be updated, slightly over rated.
The location of the hotel is great First of all the check in time is too late and the condition of the rooms is poor. It is not a 4 stars hotel mutch more like a 3 stars hotel.
Location, breakfast In improved number there was no promised dressing gown and slippers
good location overprice, poor room facilities, room was cleansed poorly
I liked the design of the room, its comfort and all the facilities they had in it, breakfast, information pack and maps of most visited attractions in Barcelona and around it hand out during check-in. Also, the location of the hotel itself as it is situated in Las Ramblas.
Location is excellent.
Perfect location, extremely clean rooms and public areas, delicious breakfast buffet, amazing staff and very comfortable beds. Occasional road noise
clean room . the hotel has a great location. we had to pay for a connection for electric.
Reception staff were very helpful, the men especially, the first one we met on arrival was not very good !, everyone else was very good, cleanliness was excellent, would definitely stay again next time we visit Barcelona. On 2 Reception staff on arrival were not very efficient and tried to charge me for the deposit I had already paid.
location is perfect the rooms are small but comfortable enough
The location could not have been better. The staff was quite helpful and spoke English very well. The hotel was expensive. The location accounted for much of this, but at these prices, the hotel should have been even nicer.
location and cleanliness of the room
Excellent service and very kind and helpful staff. Tasty styling, nice beds and quite room. The room was a bit dark for people of our age.
The location was excellent, the service was great. The room was large enough to live in comfortably for our two week stay, and well designed. The restaurants were both excellent, and the rooftop pool deck was a perfect place to practice yoga in the morning with a gorgeous city view.
Nice hotel. Clean and not far from the center. poor wi fi signal in the rooms.
Breakfast was great. Location was great, near placa universitat. Room was clean and big enough for two people. I would use this hotel again.
Helpful, friendly staff. Comfortable bed. central location Room facing the street very noisy, but transferred us to another, much quieter room on request.
Great locattion of the hotel ,ideal for sightseeing(close to Plaza de Catalugna)Nice breakfast Although I did ask for a quiet rooms, we got the rooms overlooking the main avenue. No double glazing so very noisy.Also the daily cleaning of the room was quite basic. One door of the cupboard came out of the sliding door and although I did mention it to the reception, it wasn't repaired until we left.
The location was central. The hotel is still under the construction. It should not be open to the public yet. There is a smell of cement and paint throughtout the hotel. Some of the corridors are not carpeted, just the basic cement is on display. The staff are obviously very new to their jobs and it took us ( a group of 9) an hour to be checked in. There is no pool or sun deck as described - this again is currently being built. The room I was allocated first, was overlooking the construction of the pool and there was a jack hammer going constantly so I was moved to a room in the front of the hotel which was slightly better but still beside a very busy and noisy main road. This hotel even when finished will not in my opinion warrant 4 star status. The rooms are small and cramped and its location (beside a main road) really lets it down.
Check-in time took a long time............and air con did not work.
too noisy. the windows were not good
Room was recently renovated and was large by European standards. Room was extremely noisy due to the busy location and the fact that the finishing around the window was not completed. There was gap around the window for air and noise to flow through.
Excellent service. Great location Construction is still going on. There're no room safes and no pool
location was good and it was clean and friendly
Location was very good. Near to shops and other places such as the Ramblas. Staff were efficient and the general ambience of the hotel was good. Rooms were clean if a little "spartan" ! Our room was on the 9th floor and overlooked the roof top of an adjacent building. Unfortunately all the air conditioning units were positioned facing our only window so if you wanted the window open there was a horrible smell of food ....
The hotel was perfect. Rooms were of a high standard and felt fresh.The locationcould not have been better. 2 mins from the Ramblas but far enough away not to be bothered by the crowds. Many locations are easily walkable and there is a great Metro station right outside. On arrival despite pointing out to the person on reception that we had booked a junior suite we were still palmed of with a standard room and had to return to reception with all our luggage etc and wait until we were given our correct room. On leaving we were chased down the street by the doorman claiming that we had not handed in our key despite handing it to one of the people on reception and saying goodbye. Very embarrasing to be dragged back to the hotel in public and then told "it's ok it's sorted" Put a bit of a damper on the end of the holiday.
We had the junior suite which was excellant. It was nice to have some luxury Staff were very helpfull and polite and offered clear and well represented views about where to visit in the city.
Central Location for Shopping
location excellent.helpful staff.very well looked after
The hotel is in the centre of Barcelona,close to shops,historical sites and excellent transport systems.
The facilities were beautiful and clean. The staff was friendly. The hotel was located in a central location. No face cloths, but i guess that is a European thing.
location and how pleasant the staff was
Location Very uncomfortable beds. Overpriced room service options.
Nice classical building. Comfortable rooms. Lousy free internet connection. No gym nor swimming pool.
The modern design of the hotel in general, and its location. The strange design of its toilet, it wasn't comfortable at all.
Its a great hotel with a fantastic location. Check in was easy. As my flight left late inteh evening and the hotel was clearly not fully occupied, I requested a late check out. Current check out time is 12:00. However, when requesting the staff at reception if this woudl be possible, I found myself in a position where the cost has to be negotiated, rather than the staff trying to accommodate me. This is a real pity, as it left me with the impression taht the hotel was desperate to squeeze some extra cash from me. needless to say, i checked out at 12. Although I am a repeat guest at the Olivia Plaza hotel I will in all likelihood not return to this hotel as there are a number of excellent hotels of the same standard nearby. Hopefully they will be in a better position to accommodate their guests in such instances.
Nice hotel with excellent design. Perfect location in the city center. Kind personal. Clean rooms. Quiet atmosphere. Want to come back again. Shower,wc and sink were strange located. Breakfast could be better.
Central location, cleanliness Not sure about the practicality of the room design, particularly the wash/shower/toilet layout and construction. The shower itself was excellent. Room doors noisy when closing automatically.
Location poor service...no toiletries...no response to 3 requests to reception.....bar closed at 12...unable to get a drink delivered to our room
The location, the terrace, the staff. The room was small, with little storage space for clothes.
the extra-ordinary decoration we would prefer to be able to open our window -which faced the corridor-
We had a wonderful stay. Helpful and freindly staff , great room. Hard to beat this wonderful location. We will definately be back and will recommend this hotel to anyboby. Great value for money.
The room was not too big, but modern in style, and the service good. The location of the hotel is suberb 326 EUR for one night is too expensive, and the breakfast was not even included.
The rooms were very modern and comfortable. The receptionists and bell boys were extremely pleasant and helpful. The location was superb - close to the Metro, restaurants, shopping, sights. I made use of the mini-bar the first night. On the second night, the red wine was filled with tap water and recapped. The front desk did not seem surprised by this.
The hotel was located in the heart of the city; steps away from the Cathedral; easy walking distance to La Rambla, transportation, Palau Musica, Picasso museum. Staff was attentive, informative, and gave great recommendations for restaurants and how to get around. The hotel provided a free Sunday AM walking tour of the Gothic Quarter! a
Location, room decor, room size. Expensive breakfast :)
Location was walking distance to many sites and central to Barcelona. Rooms are clean and beds comfortable. Staff helpful. Checkin and out were a breeze. Everyone was professional and warm. No complaints.
excellent location, very central but quite.
If you're looking for a central location as your jumping off point for Barcelona adventures, Barcelona Catedral is an excellent choice. Newly renovated, the hotel is very well appointed and has all the amenities you'd expect from an inner-city hotel. Roofdeck infinity pool is gorgeous and the setting is really fun, basically overlooking rooftops and balconies. Staff was very accommodating and went out of their way to provide service. Food in the restaurant (we only had breakfast) was good, local and fresh. Located right next to the Catedral. Not much to dislike, really. A bit hard to find if you don't know where it is. Also, pigeons tend to fly up to the pool and bathe in it a bit, but the staff was on top of cleaning the edges of the pool so it really isn't much of an issue. I had hoped the hotel bar / lounge area, which was really cool, would have a bit of nightlife, but it was dead most of the time.
Staff was very kind and helpful, Location was excellent
Perfect location, right in the centre of old town and a few steps from cathedral. Great price for lovely 4 star hotel. large rooms, very comfortable and modern, quiet street though right in centre, fantastic breakfast, lovely rooftop patio and pool. All around amazing hotel to stay at as vacationer or for business. nothing at all.
Hotel is a great value for what it offers. The rooms are clean, modern and comfortable. Rooms had smooth, clean wooden floors and are equipped with modern ammenities. The hotel is located in the Barri Gotic which is a central area to many shopping centers, reastaurants, and focal tourist points. The staff was extremely helpful. It is a short walk to Las Ramblas from the hotel. The hotel is practically next to the Catedral. (a must see). The hotel bed are big however they are not too comfortable. I experienced a lot of tossing and turning each night. Hotel also states that they offer sound proof rooms but the rooms are not completely sound proof. We were still able to hear the people in the room next to us laughing and talking, as well as the noises from the front street.
The hotel is very central to the historic quarter. The walking tour of the old city provided free of charge on the Sunday morning was excellent.
Position and convenience is excellent The Bar area was a bit clinical and not conducive as a relaxation area
The hotel is located within walking distance (or a brief cab ride) of nearly everything you could desire in Barcelona. The room was comfortable and clean, and the staff is courteous and very helpful. Above all, the hotel is delightfully quiet--easy to to get a good night's rest.
The location is very close to the centre of the city. The access to the hotel by car is not so easy (cannot be done by GPS navigation). The way to the parking garage is a little bit laborious. The breakfast was not included in the room rate. WLAN was not working, only LAN with the cable.
Location Size of the junior suite Not being informed that the public areas were all closed for renovation - not a big deal for us but I could see how others would be annoyed.
Very attractive throughout and huge room
The freindly atmosphere and good service limited dining facility choice
Location of the hotel is excellent Employees collaborators Recommend to live in Close to everything Nothing
the location of this hotel is the best in Barcelona.
quite efficient and the location overpriced
The location was fantastic.Everything you needed in the room was available like the iron and a kettle for free coffee & tea.Nice touch for the complimentary voucher for 2 cups of illy coffee in the reception. There was a nice lady on the reception (don't know her name ) which seemed the head department, was really too helpful & she spoke with a lovely smile all the time. It took me like an extra hour for checking in. I asked for a room with an ventilator in the bathroom, but was told it's possible only in suits !!
location the rooms and interior of the hotel were not as expected
Location on La Rambla. The surprising additional charge for my 8 year-old son.
The very comfortable and beautiful foyer. The decor in bedrooms was too modern. i.e. bed too big causing little space, bath too high and deep with no hand-rail to haul oneself out! Not many shelves in bathroom or in bedroom itself. No hooks for towels/clothes to hang in bathroom. Could easily hear traffic and TV in next room but understand that sound-proofing is in progress.
Junior Suite great view Sheets are not new, lobby is small, tolet broke down in 4 days - all that in a Junior Suite. Standard room very small.
Very good location. It's just a few blocks away from the centre. The room is modern and they even have a balcony. The hotel staff aren't helpful at all. very very very bad attitude.
Breakfast was excellent
Rooms are well equiped, beds comfortable,clean hotel in the middle of one of the best shopping areas in Barcelona, convenient to several metro lines. The desk staff was less friendly than in many other hotels but competent.
The extortionate jump in room price on last night of our stay!!! Quality of breakfast was poor. Staff spoke very poor/no English.
A great location within steps to the main walking section of the city air conditioning was poor. We went with another couple and they had the same issue...the air conditioning did not work properly
nothing the "romantic" room had two separate beds instead of a king-size one, one bathrobe per two, we had to ask for shampoo; they left one sweet per two; walls are so thin, we were hearing about all indigestion problems of our nextdoors. St.V.'s was absolutely ruined.
good value, helpful staff Air condtitioning weak on 9th floor
Nice hotel, good breakfast selection. They do not have a changing facility after check out (which is very useful if your flight is at a later time)
Friendly Staff, room size and hotel location all excellent
nice spacious rooms, view was ok, airco was fine, beds were good and the nespresso in the hallway very nice! And the location is perfect in the centre of the nicer part of Barcelona just 5 min walk from casa Batlo and the subway, only 10 min walk to plaza Catalunya.
This hotel is very functional for touring Barcelona. The location could not have been better. Extremely good for shopping and very close to good places to eat. Also very close to public transport. The room was a good size. We did not have a double bed but the beds were comfortable, the bedding very clean. The bathroom with the double basins was spacious and clean. We ate breakfast once. The variety was good and fresh. We had a room at the back facing a very large courtyard so it was very quiet. We had been told that hotels in Barcelona facing the streets can be noisy at night. The lobby furniture could be revamped but apart from this , would recommend this hotel
Excellent breakfast and prime location
Staff was helpful. This hotel is over priced based on the quality of the hotel.
The location The breakfast was too expensive.
The staff was really helpful. The room was large and clean. The bathroom was large and clean. The air conditioner didn't go on cool enough.
The Hotel could not have been placed better for accessibility to all of the activities and services in and around Barcelona
that was my first time in barcelona, i was amazed by the location, you can say it is inside the action. the room size and cleanliness was ok to me and my wife. the room isolation is bad so that you will hear all the moves from the surrounding rooms specially in the morning when you the housekeeping will start cleaning up the room and that was not a great deal to beacause most of the day i was outside in the city.
Very close to everything, great value for the rooms, internet access and printing, very clean, Highly reccommend this hotel
central location, very nice lobby Tiny room on a courtyard with no natural light, housekeeping extremly noisy, bed broken, cockroaches in the room, staff unfriendly speaking very basic english, internet wifi very slow. Very bad value for money... Chambre minuscule donnant sur une cour sans lumiere naturelle, tres tres bruyant, lit casse, cafard dans la chambre, personel parlant tres peu anglais et peu aimable, internet tres lent. En bref tres mauvais rapport qualite prix...
The room was small but had all the comfort. The option to have breakfast was very convenient, especially the price/quality was very good. The location of the hotel was excellent.
The helpfulness of the Reception Desk staff. Room quality very poor. Changed after 1 night. 2nd room, 410, better but well below 4 star rating claimed by hotel. Why no coffee facities in roms?
Location, silence. Replace the bathroom door for more privacy.
Everything! it was great. it will be better when the remodeling is completed and there are two elevators. Breakfast was my favorite! Staff was excellent as well!
Excellent location, just 5 minutes from the top of La Ramblas, fairly queit location but everything very accessible. The hotel had only just opened and the staff were very helpful. Free use of pc in room was a bonus. As with any hotel there are always teething troubles, we didn't have hot water for a couple of days but this was fixed and we were offered another room to shower in. Breakfast starts at 7.30 weekdays however when we arrived at 7.30 the restaurant was still in darkness and the staff weren't in. In fairness the receptionist gave us some pastries to take with us on our day trip. We booked a family room which was one good size room with bunk beds for the children, no privacy for the adults though.
The hotel was ok bathroom had mold on the ceiling! not nice for a 4 star hotel,
Very central. Great location within walking distance to city centre. Quiet area for families. Staff helpful, room very nice and comfortable. Would highly recommend this hotel and would return as a couple also. Nothing!
Location Bed, needed replacing. Housekeeping could have done with some better touches re bathroom items especially as hotel was 5 star rated.
no swimming pool
We found the location of the hotel to be excellent. The accomodation was was comfortable and quiet. The upgrade we had was very good aswe were given a jacuzzi in our room. The bathroom was spacious with a walkin shower. We found some of the interior decor in our room (211) to be little poor. The wood surround on the jacuzzi was coming off. The bathroom ceiling had holes in it. The balcony railing felt insecure.
This hotel fell out of a glossy magazine; amazing room; ultra-modern decor; best shower of my life King sized bed was actually 2 x singles that wandered away from eachother in the night
I loved the look as soon as I walked in. Loved the laptop and high speed internet. Excellent placement of electrical outlets which is a surprisingly rare find.
Location is best. Hotel is pretty upscale. Aesthetic. Pleasing to the eye. My credit card was charged before i checked in. Made the resrvation in euros. Was charged in dollars at a rate of 5% higher than what I would have gotten on my credit card plus commission.Was asked to sign a cr card slip that said I was offered a choice of currencies chose dollars and my choice was final.
AIt's a gay hotel but 'hetero friendly' me and my wife stayed with a group of friends and didn't feel anything strange. Friendly staff, great location, nice rooms and good value for money. One of the reasons to chose it was the spa, but it cant be called a spa. 1 Sauna, 1 steam bath and teh pool and jakuzzi were not functional, some dirty stagnant water in the pool and we didn't use the spa after first trial. Also the minibar was nnot filled regularly and the room was not cleaned properly.
I liked the location and modern style of the hotel. It is in easy walking reach of the centre of town and the roof terrace with its swimming pool gives excellent views of Barcelona The wireless internet connection in my room was non existent which was very frustrating and the two computer in the reception area always had a several people waiting to use them
Nicely and newly renovated rooms. Very modern and well-appointed. Received a larger room than expected. Lack of availability of house-keeping after 8pm and lack of support by hotel-staff in accommodating basic house-keeping requests (no pillowcases on bed and nobody available to address issue).
good location, nice staff a little too expensive for a *** hotel; no mini fridge in the room
Great Location, Staff Very Well Informed and Helpful. Great Place to stay, however you can get better and more upmarket accommodation at the same rate around the same area (e.g.Pulitzer, Olivia Plaza and Raphael Casanova). Axel has a more intimate atmosphere though. Cheap Toiletries. Little noisy - Light wooden doors not sealed and halls not carpeted - can be disturbing when people come back from a night out ... you can hear all conversations and the elevator bell in your room.
The room was beautiful and the staff helpful and friendly. The location was central and all sorts of transportation are within walking distance. We were lucky to get an upgrade to a room at the front of the hotel which have beautiful stain glass design balconies. We stayed when it was a little cooler in the evenings. The bathroom design is open and therefore when you finish showering you get cold a little quicker than you would in a closed off shower area. However this is for such a short duration it should not deter you from this great hotel. I would without a doubt love to come back here!
The kindness of the staff and the central location of Hotel Alex
The room was lovely, very comfortable, Nice touches such as a complimentary free gillette razor, lovely pool, sauna, ideal for gay area, full of hot men Breakfast was over priced for what it was and some stuff had oh so much attitude!
Good location in the middle of the eclectic pulse of Barcelona, a matter-of-fact, most of city's buzz is right in the hotel lobby bar. Design trying to hard, instead could use a good hard cleaning.