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Pension Francia

2.0 of 5 Calle Rera Palau 4, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'll keep this pretty short and not so sweet ... The location of this hotel is great, a 10-15 wander from Las Ramblas and less than 10 minutes to the popular Barceloneta beach. However it is let down by being a decaying hotel that is in need of a serious refurb! The stairs (yes, there's no lift) are falling to... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This pension was typically very clean and in an excellent position but showed signs of wear and tear, it was disappointing to note that one towel had a number of wear holes, indicating it was very old and should have been tossed out long ago. Main issue was no elevator and we were given rooms on the fifth floor I... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were assigned to a small and no-window, no closet, no-air con room which is not on the list of their official webpage. Facilities and service are bad. Even the hostel's location is good, highly NOT recommend you to make a reservation. 很糟糕的經驗! 我們被故意分配到與訂房類型完全不符的小暗房,窗戶沒有不說,連個吊衣置物都沒有、空氣充滿噁心霉味。經過抗議威脅與官網不符後,本來說客滿的房間竟然就跑出一間了! 還發生一些服務欠佳經歷,懶得多說。雖然區位好,完全不推薦。

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed here for one night before boarding our cruise at the beginning of September. The rooms are small but very clean, and the staff are friendly and helpful (within the constraints of limited English). Unfortunately, the Pension Francia is located in the top 3 floors of a 6-storey building. That means that it is a 3 floor climb just... More 

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Itala, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I booked my last night in Barcelona here because I was leaving early the next morning and just needed a place to sleep. The location is excellent. The hotel is easy walking distance to bars, sights, and restaurants. The building is old, but well kept and clean. My single room had a sink in it, which was nice, and the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Went here with my mother as she is getting to a certain age now we wanted a nice comfortable room where we could chill out if needed. this was the complete opposite first it is a hike just to the reception being on the 3rd floor yes the 3rd then were told our room was another 3 floors up imagine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The location is wonderful, everything is within 25-30 minutes of walk. Although a bit noisy because of the bar outside. Pension was very clean. They gave clean towels and bedding every 2 days. The staff was kind and polite. My only disappointment was the lack of a refrigerator.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Very good location, public rooms like toilet, bathroom, etc were kept very clean at all the times. The man at the reception was very friendly and helpful :) Only bad thing about that place was that it seemed like the walls were made out of cardboard - you hear everything what's going on under your window or behind your door.... More 

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Address: Calle Rera Palau 4, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pension Francia 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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