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Hotel Curious
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Carrer Carme, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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“Perfect location, liked the room too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The right price, the right location (a short block off the Ramblas) ...an excellent breakfast, and with the window closed - quiet in a noisy city. my husband would have liked an extra shelf for his toiletries and better reading lights. i was happy just the way it was - except for the elevator which was so tiny, i walked up six flights to avoid riding in it. I'd book here again, if we are lucky enough to return to Barcelona.

Room Tip: we liked ours - overlooking the street on the 6th floor - it was spacious and fun to look out the wi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor! We all are very happy to hear that you had a great stay at Hotel Curious.

We take good note aout the shelves and about the reading lights. We consider your suggestions. Thank you very much. With our guests comments we can improve our services. Your satisfaction is a priority for us.

Thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a short break to Barcelona. Really cannot fault the hotel at all - location is excelent, rooms are clean, shower and bathroom - exactly what you need, rooms aren't too small either. Breakfast is fine too - self service buffet as you'd expect on the continent. Woudn't hestiate to recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

WOW! Thank you very much for your great review on TripAdvisor. We celebrate that you had such a nice stay with us!

From all Hotel Curious staff, many thanks, and we really hope to welcoming you soon!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just got back from 3 nights here, clean and excellent location, friendly staff and would highly recommend.
Minutes away from Las Ramblas and easy to find from the bus and metro stations. Staff more than happy to help and to make suggestions where to eat and drink. Maids thoroughly cleaned rooms every day and replaced bedding and towels each day. Breakfast was a simple buffet style affair, well stocked and served till 11. Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your sweet review on TripAdvisor about our place. Happy to read that you enjoyed our Hotel, our breakfast and our staff.

As you mention, we clean the hotel daily, change towels, serve breakfast from 8 until 11am (there's no need to wake up very early if you are on holidays!). We would like to add that we offer free WIFI and breakfast in all rates.

From all members of Hotel Curious team, we would like to thank you so much, and look forward to welcoming you soon again at Hotel Curious!

Kind regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Very nice modern hotel in a great location just off la rambla, ideal for making the most of Barcelona's nightlife. Was a little worried when i saw the "one star" rating on the wall outside, but the friendly welcome, decent sized room which was newly decorated, new bathroom and small terrace were much better than one star! Only downsides were thin walls and breakfast was only so-so (eg fresh orange juice was extra and there was no-one to ask for this).

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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

We want to thank for your nice review on TripAdvisor. It is so nice to know that everything regarding your saty in Barcelona was so great, as well as regarding our place. Ours is a small, friendly and familiar boutique hotel with no luxuries but very comfy for a short stay in Barcelona city center, that's why our hotel is just one star. Thank you for the five stars! :)

Thank you very much! We are very looking forward to welcoming you any other time soon!

Our best regards from Barcelona!

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great little hotel in convenient location. Rooms small but clean. Front desk very friendly and accommodating. Will store luggage if you get there before check-in and helped with taxi to port. Enjoyed included breakfast!!! We were looking for somewhere reasonable for one night before a cruise and were very pleased with everything.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review about Hotel Curious on TripAdvisor! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona so much. So glad that you liked our little otel Curious. We take real care of every single guest, and I think this is very important wen you travel aboad. We want you to feel like home in our city!

Thank you very much!
We are so looking forward to welcoming you any other time!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Location: Awesome location on Las Ramblas. Took the Aerobus from the airport, had to lug my luggage for 15 minutes but I didn't get lost (thanks to the compass in my smartphone.) The Liceu subway station and Mercat de la Boqueria are just right around the corner. Solo female travellers should be a little cautious at night on Las Ramblas though.

Rooms: Comfortable and clean albeit a bit small (single room). As for amenities it's standard for a 2-star, with elevators but no phone no fridge no minibar no coffee maker. However a pleasant surprise is the inclusion of an audio connector, which means u could hook up your iPod to the speaker in the room if you have brought a 3.5mm cable. Quality of finishing in the room and the bathroom feels nice and well-built.

Service: Friendly staff with good recommendations.

Food: Breakfast was good enough. Nothing to write home about but doesn't disappoint.

The only quib is that they keep the door locked when no one's at the front desk, which i acknowledge it's for security purpose, but once I had to wait more than 5 mins for someone to open the door.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We celebrate that you had a great stay with us!

We take note about your suggestions. Thank you so much. Only with our guests comments we can improve our services. Your satisfaction is our main priority. We would like to add that all our rooms have telephone, they are on the night table. There's fridge, safe and coffee maker on the first floor for all our guests that want to use it.

Thank you so much!
We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We also stayed here two nights pre-cruise/one night post in October. Hotel was exactly as described by other Tripsters. Small and unpretentious. Simple styling, comfortable bed and pillows. Fold-up shelves for your suitcases.Our room didn't have kleenex type-tissues but we never asked for them because we had some. AC works great! Room on street side was remarkably quiet. Plenty of hot water. TV had few English channels but really...why would you care? You're in Catalunya! Wi-Fi and nicely done continental breakfast included. Small elevator if you need it. We chatted with 3 different staffers and they all gave us great advice on nearby restaurants, toothpick tapas, and worthwhile touristy sights. The map they provided got us everywhere w/no problems. The Hotel Curious card offered nearby discounts and each eatery they recommended was tasty - from Bohemian to formal. Las Ramblas is a 3 minute walk away and you're there! They printed our boarding passes for us and helped us attach the cruise tags to our luggage. Called us a cab and off we went. Look, no fountains, or chrome and glass here if you have to have that sort of thing. Instead, Hotel Curious offers a great bargain in a great location with a great staff. We will stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your nice review on TripAdvisor about us!

As you said, Hotel Curious is a small one-star rating hotel at the heart of Barcelona. Our aim is making the most of our guests stay in our city, so our priorities are clean, silence, kindness and a great location! We are always willing to help our guests. They can say.

We are so glad that you had a great stay with us at Hotel Curious and we look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Address: C/ Carrer Carme, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#24 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#61 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Curious 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Curious is your new Hotel in Barcelona city center. A completely new and comfortable hotel in the center of Barcelona where you can live an experience both outside and inside the hotel. You will see that the walls of the rooms are decorated with large pictures of places and monuments of Barcelona. Its design is inspired by the four elements: Water, Earth, Fire and Air. A cheap, unique and familiar hotel at once.Our rooms are fully equipped: WI-FI, Air-conditioning, flat screen TV satellite, radio... Reached on foot from downtown Barcelona very near Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, the Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, the Port, the Mercat de la Boqueria and many other sights and tourist attractions, also thanks to the wide availability of public transport, with which you can move easily from the center of Barcelona to all parts of the city. Hotel Curious will make you discover the most interesting and innovative sites of Barcelona. ... more   less 
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