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“Good service, helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Medium City
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nicaragua 47, 08029 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #216 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good service, helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011 via mobile

Did not have much expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. Location close to Metro, easy to get around. Room cleaning wasn't the best, but was good enough. Room was pretty clean to begin with, so no complaints. Reception and other staff were very friendly and helpful. Never had breakfast there, so cannot comment on it.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

We have booked this hotel 2 days in advance due to its availability via booking.com in spite of its below of average rating. So we arrived with no expectations but were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and the neighborhood. This is quite small 4 stars hotel located in quiet place in the center near the Sants Estacio metro station L3 - Green line, which we used daily to get to the major Barcelona's attractions. We did not buy the Barcelona tourist cards, instead we bought T10 ticket in the airport for about 8 euro for 10 rides and it was good for transfer from airport to hotel and for traveling by Barcelona's public transport. We did not take hotels breakfasts, instead we enjoyed the Carrefour supermarket which is just around the corner and is great! Every evening we surfed the web and decided for the next day route as well as spoke to children via Skype - the hotel provides free WiFi Internet access. We stayed in the hotel for 4 nights and payed 410 euro - quite good value for money. Overall, we are very happy with our Barcelona journey.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

EXpensive - pretentious and COLD. Hotel charge 15 Euro to park the car and 15 Euro for WiFi Access. Didnt bother to ask how much breakfast was - Im guessing 15 Euro!
Room and bed was cold. TV only had Spanish channels. Carpet was disgusting, wallpaper ripped and the receptionists answer - complain to the manager, I only work here. What a wanker.Dont bother - I found a better hotel the next day.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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RobertoCordano, Revenue Manager at Hotel Medium City, responded to this review, April 1, 2011
Dear Mr. Derrickb,

We are very sorry for the bad experience you had in the Hotel CityPark Nicaragua, just a few weeks before the change of management. Now the hotel is managed by medium hoteles and has a new name: Hotel Medium City.
At the moment we are fully renovating the hotel: carpet will be substituted with parquet, new modern wallpapers will be placed and everybody will early note a new look in rooms and common areas. Anyway even now the hotel has a better value for money than in the past: WIFI is totally free and the breakfast has a lower special rate.
If you give us a “second” opportunity you will find a different, almost new, hotel and we will do our best to make you change your opinion.
Thanks for your opinion and best regards.
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

Stayed at this hotel following cancelled flight. Around 50 passengers arrived at the same time and check in was completely disorganised. The hotel had accepted the booking from the airline however was ill equiped to manage the number that arrived. check-in was a shambles with only one member of staff working to allocate rooms and copy passports etc. Restaurant apparently closed at 10.30pm however at 10.15 we were told that they were closed as it was 'quite late' and they "didnt have enough food anyway". The hotel then arrange to have take-away delivered which didnt arrive until almost midnight. No heating in rooms ment that I slept with the supplied bedding (cotton sheets with 1 light fleece blanket) but also had to add a second blanket I had packed to use during my flight. Only 1 mirror in the room which was in the bathroom made it very difficult for two people to get ready at the same time. Advice that was offered from reception regarding transfer time from the hotel to the bus station at rush hour was also less than useless, a supposed 20 minute journey took almost an hour. Overall I was pleased that I hadnt paid to stay at this hotel as I would have been looking for a refund.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Finland
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4 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Very small rooms. The rooms have not been renovated since it was built ... carpet was the most disgusting I have ever seen. Very nice staff, however, who complained and said that all rooms were in the same state. Poor breakfast with undrinkable coffee. Cheapest bread, cheese, ham etc.. Scrambled eggs made of mix.
Internet 9 Euro / h!
Four stars ... where they bought them?!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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birmingham, UK
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

We were stranded by the ash cloud and needed an overnight in Barcelona. We found this hotel online and the price was good, only €75 for each double room. The staff were great and the hotel was, as promised, very near the Estacio Barcelona Sants.

Unfortunately, the rooms were very dim. There were bedside lamps and one lamp on the desk but no overhead lights at all. I like a dim room but this was too dark for me!

As well, the bed was as hard as a rock and I could feel coils in places.

One final downside is that the hotel is situated near a little park area and our rooms faced it; dog walkers use the park, lots of them, and there is a lot of barking from early till late. When the dogs stop, the drunks start.

I wouldn't stay here again. Nor would I recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Valencia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

I would never use this hotel or the group again. Having reserved and paid two weeks in advance, when arriving at 9 pm on the 31st December, wishing to spend New Years Eve in the center of Barcelona with our family, we were told the room had been double booked. We were not the only people, we found out there were another 4 couples Whose contract had not been honored. We were offered alternative accommodation at the airport but we had just arrived from the airport. Clearly if We wish to stay in the area of the airport that is where we would have stayed. We eventually occupied one single room. No apologies, no regrets and we only received the difference in price between double and single room after 2 months.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nicaragua 47, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#127 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Medium City 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The medium city hotel is conveniently close to the Sants station and the Fira Area. Comfortable and functional rooms to enjoy a rest after an intense day of business or sightseeing in the city. It has a bar, restaurant with terrace and meeting rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hlg City Park Barcelona
Hlg City Park Hotel
Hotel Medium City Barcelona, Catalonia

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