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Hotel Principal

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Junta de Comerc 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my boyfriend visited this hotel for 2 nights, The hotel is in a excellent location located just off La Rambla by Liceu metro station. When we arrived we were told we had been upgraded which was fantastic, the room was lovely overlooking the street at the front of the hotel with 2 balconies, it was clean and very... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two friends and I visited Barcelona for the half marathon and we were recommended this hotel by friends who had raced last year. It was spot on. Very close to everything, very clean, very quiet - exactly what was required. We didn't have breakfast so can't comment on it. Staff at reception weren't the friendliest but answered our questions. Unfortunately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Quit room, nice badroom,nice big bedroom.Good bed.The breakfast is good, nice hotelpeople. Very short to the ramblas. A special evening with dancing people. Very good restaurants in the neigberhood. Very good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Family trip (husband, grown up son and elderly father) to Barcelona. Location of hotel good; few streets away from La Ramblas. Road hotel is in not the prettiest. Arrived quite late in evening and check in quick and efficient. Public areas of hotel very clean and smart looking. All our rooms, although a little small, were fine ; very clean,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay. It wasn't the greatest hotel, but it was clean, the room was quite large and we had plenty of space to store our luggage. The staff were quite helpful and provided us with informative advice on our stay. It is in a good location and we walked to many main... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This hotel will rip you off if your not careful. When booking the hotel there was no option for breakfast so I presummed that they did not serve it. When checking in the receptionist told us where breakfast was served, what time and to just state our room number. We never had breakfast as we were not up on time... More 

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Crosby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

just back from a lovely 5 day break in Barcelona. Hotel situated just off La Rambla and rooms very clean and nice big bathroom. Hotel not the most modern, reception staff not overly friendly, but the breakfast was fine. We chose a balcony room overlooking the street, but we didnt use it to sit out on as to busy out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The rooms are extremely basic and do not justify the price. The overall cleanliness is good. The walls are paper thin so one can hear even footsteps outside. The staff at the reception is not at all friendly. Their standard answer for everything is 'NO' The hotel is near la Rambla which is where most of the tourists go but... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This hotel is down a side street off the Ramblas and we were very impressed. It was excellent value, we opted not to have breakfast in the hotel. Instead we went to a bar at the end of the street and then sat in a leafy square opposite to have croissants and tea and people watch. The room was spacious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The hotel is a very short walk from La Rambla, but don't let this deter you! Although you are a short walk from the very heart of Barcelona it's a quiet street and we had no problems with the area! This hotel was extremely good value for money and I was very impressed. Staff were friendly and polite. Would definitely... More 

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Address: Junta de Comerc 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Principal 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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Principal Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Principal Barcelona, Catalonia
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#139 Family Hotel in Barcelona

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