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Barcelona Center Hotel

4.0 of 5 Calle Balmes, 103-105 | Esquina Mallorca, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes the location is good and the staff helpful, but this was not a great stay. The sound proofing in my room was not good and I had to sleep with ear plugs, Barcelona is not a quiet city. The real issue was that the WiFi was totally unusable in my room and for a 4* hotel this is just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, just a 2 minute walk from the top end of la rambla. If you are getting the train in from the airport get off at Passeig de Gracia station and the hotel is a 5 min walk away. Diagonal metro stop is also only a 5 min walk with good links to all of the key areas and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this hotel Xmas 2014. It is situated about 20 minutes walk from the centre and shops. The reception staff were a little unfriendly but polite. The bedroom was very hot indeed and we were told that the air conditioning was only available during the summer. To cool the room we had to leave the window open all night,... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel with pollite staff and good rooms! Liked the jacuzzi on the rooftop,and the seating area.Just a short stroll from the Rambla,and lots of nice eating places in the neighborhood. Really nice bakery just up the road, had lunch there few times. Will stay there again if again in Barcelona.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

the internet is good, stuff is helpful, a bit far from downtown, but still in a walking distance. I asked for seperate beds, they still gave us double bed. Location is quite and safe, good for families with the kids.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Best part of the hotel is the location, very close to placa catalunya and other tourist attractions. The room we stayed at was on the fifth floor and was clean and modern, however the room was dark and the view was of a brick wall. Beds were incredibly comfy! Staff were helpful and breakfast had a good selection but was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Location of this hotel is fantastic and you are literally in walking distance of everything. The hotel itself is very nice and the room we were given was spacious, clean and the bathroom surprisingly luxurious! HOWEVER what we were not aware of is that it is located above the metro line and that every time a train passed underneath the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is the first time I have been asked to pay for the room fee in full when check-in. A strange rule and very unpleasant experience. The hotel provides minimum service. Nothing provided in the room, not even a bottle of water. So, no coffee or tea bags, no hot water boiler. Slippers only available if you ask. If you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Modern and comfortable hotel. Room was spacious, modern and very clean. Staff was young and helpful. Only the bar tender had a bad day early on the second day of our staying but nothing serious. Perfect spot to visit Barcelona downtown. Rambla, Gaudi, Barceloneta, Paseo da Gracia, mercat de la boqueria and much more, all in walking distance. Sometime long... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you want a supermodern, fancy hotel with all the bells and whistles, this one may not be for you. But if you are looking for a hotel that is reasonably priced, extremely comfortable, superbly located, and has extremely friendly, multi-lingual, and helpful staff, and is set up in the way of pre-war luxury hotels, then, like us, you will... More 

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Address: Calle Balmes, 103-105 | Esquina Mallorca, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Center Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Center
Barcelona Center Hotel Catalonia
Hotel Style:
#104 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#109 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#148 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona

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