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Pension Francia

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading some of the other reviews I was a bit concerned about my boyfriend having booked this hotel for our week stay. This is budget and was almost half the price of anything we had seen with an ensuite in this location. The highlight is the location, it is pretty much perfect in lovely El Borne. The building doesn't... More 

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Tetouan, Morocco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a reservation in this hotel, and after checking in at 1:00 AM, we were so shocked by what we found comparing to the deceiving pictures we saw on the net. The worst part of this experience is the bathroom. Anyway, we left after two hours at 3:00 AM where we had to find an other hotel !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The best place to stay in Barcelona..! Location is excellent: 5 min to metro station Barceloneta, very close to the beach, Old City, Rambla... The hotel is situated  near Estacio França, the street is very good lighted, quiet, safe, with a lot of cafes and bars around. The room was big, clean, with private shower, balcony, big TV... well, totally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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