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Chic & Basic Zoo

Passeig Picasso, 22 | Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #110 of 293 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here last week for three nights and wanted somewhere to stay that was central but fairly priced. The Zoo hotel was great. E-mail communication from staff was helpful and speedy- I enquired about transport to the hotel from the airport and was sent a comprehensive list of info. On arrival we checked in at the... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The reception is 100 yards round the corner next to the sister hotel, which wasn't a problem for me but if for any reason you feel more comfortable with help close by it could be. Breakfast (9 euro) is also served in that other venue, a buffet-style one, good quality. There were cheaper breakfast options locally of course but the... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Very impressed following a four night stay. We paid the extra to get a better room with a balcony and it was definitely worth it. The rooms are on the slightly smaller side for two people and having the extra space on the balcony was worth it. Plus a great place to enjoy coffee in the morning and wine late... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you like Dungeons this will be a great hotel to stay in! However, we found it to be very dark and prison like in room 18. There were also quite a lot of water dripping down from the ceiling in the bathroom (apparantly not to worry as that is from the aircon on the floor above!). For the price... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just what you need, a comfy bed at the end of a long day, great coffee and water when you need it! The bedroom/bathroom was very clean, there was air con/heat, great wi-fi connection, the many bottles of water there whenever you needed them was great. We didn't have to buy water once which made things easy for us. Fantastic... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Staff were great and very helpful. No issue, getting a bucket of ice for wine at late hours, from reception/breakfast room, which was around the next block from the rooms, (5mins) but so not an issue! Room was great, AC a little weak, so earplugs or a good amount of alcohol would be recommended if you are a light sleeper... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

As previous reviews have mentioned, we stayed in November so your experience could differ wildly from ours as the place seemed to be overall quite quiet. The rooms are indeed basic and ours was very small but it was very clean and comfortable. My only gripe on the room front was the lack of a decent window - it did... More

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Lund, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed here for over one week. For the low season price, a extra large room is about 45 euro a night. I think for the room we stayed it's worth the price. The room we stayed was very large and equipped with a bathtub. The whole hotel was quite new and absolutely very clean. And it's fantastic that the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed here in November so our experience may differ from peak holiday times. This hotel does exactly what it says on the tin. Yes it is basic, the room contained beds, a wardrobe, a desk, a bench, and a small TV. But it is incredibly clean, modern and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was modern and had a fantastic shower.... More

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Address: Passeig Picasso, 22 | Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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In the heart of the Born district and looking out over the Ciutadella Park, this hotel has everything you desire: an unbeatable location and the chic&basic style. A classic building with an interior design with industrial inspiration; a hotel with an urban character opposite a park full of trees and grass and fresh air, chic&basic Zoo as a hotel full of contrasts and enchantment. In the "helpyourself" area you can relax reading a magazine and having a coffe, tea or just water at any time of the day for free. Behind the facade of a classic building, in the heart of the Born district and right opposite the Barcelona Ciutadella Park, you will find the chic&basic Zoo hotel. Enjoy a privileged location, with a unique ambience, in the contemporary centre of the city. ... more   less 
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