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Catalonia Born

4.0 of 5 Rec Comtal 16-18, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Catalonia Princesa Hotel )
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pablo on reception was welcoming and friendly, and was more than happy to assist us with sightseeing, providing us with maps and tips on transport and places to go. All staff were pleasant to us and helpful. We were given our breakfasts for free for our entire stay due to any disturbances that may have occurred to us due to... More 

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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a nice hotel, in a great location and very good value for money. We stayed for 2 nights and their was refurbishments happening in the reception and bar area which was not a great first impression. The bar appeared closed on both nights. The breakfast was great but the staff were not particularly attentive or friendly to us. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned from a four night stay with my friend. All staff very welcoming and also happy to be of assistance. Great room, spacious and clean. Fab roof top terrace with pool. This hotel is in a great location with lots to offer. We would definitely stay here again.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel! Abit worn out,but still good for the price, its pretty luxurious from part to part.good tv.good bed.very good roomservice.toilets are very nice.only big minus comes from the noisy hallways cos lack of carpets so it echoes alot. I stayed 3-4 times here,so id say its worth of visit,due to the location and price and comforts.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you look for a hotel with good access to south of Barcelona, a clean one, this would be your best choice. In this hotel a calm room means calm, not even one tiny noise from out side. Bed and bathroom is clean and tidy. Staff are very friendly, polite and helpful. In the neighborhood you can buy fruits and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I came for our honeymoon, and it was perfect. Clean, good size rooms, great shower and hair dryer, lovely service. Right next to Arc de Triumph, great shopping and eats. Elsa & Fred directly across the street is great for food/drinks. Highly recommend!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great Location. situated in old town just beside Arc de triumph. Metro is stone throw distance. Rooms are cozy well mentained. Surrounded by nice food joints and tapas bars. Picasso museum and other cathedrals are also walking distance. Gaudi Art museum and La Rambla is 10 minutes in metro. Barcelona beach is Euro 7 by cab. Receptionist speaks basic english.... More 

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Nice, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We spent 3 nights in this hotel in June 2014 and very extremly happy. It is in the center in a adorable part of the town center. The room was neat, clean, quite. Staff was friendly and the breakfast had great value, good choice and the BF buffet open till 11 am, There is a little sundeck with a little... More 

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Arlington, VA
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26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I knew I wanted to stay in the Born neighborhood after visiting Barcelona several times on holiday and finding myself in Born late night. We changed the reservation at the last minute to add extra nights and the hotel accommodated the change with no issues. The front desk staff was friendly and spoke very good English. We had room 902... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed here at the end of October 2014 prior to boarding our cruise ship. It's a wonderful hotel in the heart of Barcelona. It has everything you need. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The free wifi and full breakfast was truly appreciated. Service was swift and polite. The rooftop pool and lounge is an added bonus. The hotel is... More 

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Address: Rec Comtal 16-18, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Catalonia Princesa Hotel )
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera , Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Born 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Catalonia Born Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Catalonia Princesa
Catalonia Princesa Barcelona
Catalonia Born Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#99 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#161 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona

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The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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