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Hotel Principal

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Junta de Comerc 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #206 of 517 hotels in Barcelona
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed there 4 nights and the hotel looks and feels very nice. The location was also great. It was quite easy getting everything we needed to have a good stay. We were very close to all the main tourist attractions and it was very easy if we wanted to grab a bite of food or get... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rating this hotel 5 stars not based on a 5 star hotel, but based on exceeding expectations. Basic hotel but friendly staff, clean rooms great location and free wifi. Defiantly served our needs for a reasonable priced hotel for a couple days. Would stay there again and would recommend.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

17 of us stayed here in June for 3 nights prior to our cruise. The hotel is located 2 short blocks from Las Ramblas, but is very quiet at night. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Some of the rooms were larger than others. We had a very large room for the 3 nights, but had a smaller one the night... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week with my boyfriend. The staff were very friendly and efficient with excellent English. The lobby and stairs are quite grand and make an impressive first impression. True, it doesn't live up to the grandeur of it's entryway but it is only a 3 star hotel. Our room was relatively spacious with more than enough storage... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff were very accommodating, spoke good English and were always happy to help. The hotel room was perfectly clean and spacious, nice bathroom too, and the air-con worked great for when the air was hot and humid. The location is ideal, it's essentially a few minutes just off La Rambla, and about half way down it, so you're... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked this Hotel, the location was brilliant just what we were looking for, it was right in the centre of town, close to the metro and the main bus terminal, the rooms were basic and clean, the maids came in everyday and we always had fresh clean towels, the shower was ok but we both found that it was... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in June. The rooms have good size and bathrooms are clean and big for Europe. Our view wasn't the best but we were only there mostly at night just to sleep so we didn't care. We had to pay for the room safe, I think it was 3 euro per night. The room was always clean and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and booked a better room. It was big and clean. We had a narrow but long balcony to the street. Negative was that there were no chairs on the balcony and they could not give us any (we took the ones in the room, but they were very bulky to take in and out everyday).... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The location was ideal, being quiet but with many attractions within walking distance. Our room was a good size and the beds were comfortable. Having a room safe was useful. The room was always well cleaned, and an attempt was made each day to remake the beds with the same amount of bedding we'd either added or removed. We appreciated... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Hotel Principal during a short break to Barcelona. The location is ideal, a short walk away from La Ramblas, but near enough away to be quiet at night. Excellent breakfast and maid service (made our room look immaculate for us to arrive back to each day!) Our only criticism is we would have... More

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Address: Junta de Comerc 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Principal 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
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#105 Family Hotel in Barcelona
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Hotel Principal is situated in the centre of Barcelona’s Old Town, just 200 metres from Las Ramblas. It features a rooftop terrace, 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi access throughout. The Principal offers simple, attractive décor throughout and rooms are spacious. Each has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel serves a daily, buffet breakfast. There are several bars, cafés and restaurants within walking distance of the Principal. Guests can make use of computers with internet access, available in the hotel reception. Staff at the tour desk can provide information on Barcelona’s tourist attractions and arrange car rental. The Principal is 10 minutes’ walk from Barcelona Cathedral and the city’s Gothic Quarter. The Old Port is around 700 metres from the hotel, whilst Liceu Metro is a 5-minute walk awa ... more   less 
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