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“Great hotel, excellent location” 5 of 5 stars
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Catalonia Catedral
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ dels Arcs, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))   |  
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Ranked #21 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wigan, England
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great hotel, excellent location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed during August over the bank holiday and was very impressed with the hotel overall and the location. It's right across from the cathedral in a very central location and, the best thing about it for me, it had a roof top pool which was great for cooling off after a long days sightseeing. Rooms are a reasonable size for a city centre hotel and very clean and quiet, especially considering you're right in the centre of the city with great access to all attractions, transport, restaurants and the beach. Very friendly staff, helpful and efficient. Would recommend as a smart modern hotel in a very central location

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R. Rafel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a really good hotel, and one of the best we've stayed in.

Location is excellent. Short walk to Las Ramblas and the cathedral. The nearest metro is close.

The room was immaculately clean, well-serviced, and quiet. No problems with noise whatsoever. Decor was smart and modern.

Staff were friendly and very helpful. We left in quite a rush and I forgot my keys for home. I sent them an email on arrival home and they returned my keys within two days and at no cost.

Excellent and I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R.Rafel
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stayed during December when the area in front of the Cathedral is bursting with Christmas Market life, and we loved this. The markets are busy but good fun and there are some great restaurants and bars right on the square. The staff gave us a warm welcome and we were escorted to our room. We were offered maps, travel advice and a welcome glass of Cava. Upon entering the room we did find it to be smaller than we expected but as the staff we so warm we didn't want to complain. Really good shower and plenty of towels but no robes which I always assume will be included. We had a drink at the bar (took 10 mins to get served because the lone waitress was serving food as well) but she was most apologetic and friendly so we didn't mind. Great selection of gin and vodka for cocktails but they are on the expensive side. Found the mini-bar to be much better value. Breakfast was delicious. Upon checking out we realised we could have upgraded for a very reasonable amount and we wished they had advised us of that option at check-in as we definitely would have handed over our cash. Overall a gem, you won't believe how amazing the location is until you stay there. The decor is clean, edgy and fun. A great place to stay and I would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R. Rafel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Stayed at Catalonia Catedral for two nights in December 2013. From the moment you walk in through the front doors, you realise you step into a tranquil oasis. Friendly, efficient, helpful staff. Rooms immaculate - I did not stay for consecutive nights and was given the same room upon my return. Pool area fantastic, decent breakfast - (book at reception EUR12 as opposed to EUR19 online). Hotel located 100m from cathedral in Gottic area. Easy transport access - Placa Catalonia - walk down Las Ramblas, turn right and almost there. X-mas market in square in front of hotel - awesome. STAY HERE if you want to have a fantastic place to explore Barcelona. Thank you again to all the hotel staff. I shall be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R. Rafel
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Israel
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Cannot have enough praises for this hotel. A modern, tastefully furnished and decorated hotel, in the center of the Gottic quarter in Barcelona - 100 meters from the Catedral and 100 meters from Passeig De Garcia - its main shopping street.
Add to that a very friendly staff and the ever helpful and resourceful concierges - Victor and Adrian and you are truely set.
Every tourist attraction in central Barcelona is within a short walking distance, lots of wonderful restaurants and shops in the area. Highly recommended. Will re-visit for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R. Rafel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were on short vacation in Barcelona, mid of November 2013.
The location was just perfect. 200 ft away from the city Cathedral. The rooms are big enough to contain two parents and 5 yo child. Nice, clean, very well maintained hotel.
The staff was friendly helped promptly with every request we had.

Room Tip: Take a high floor. Breakfast is a little expensive, while food quality was average
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R. Rafel
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Dublin
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8 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

this hotel is great. it is right in a nicer end of the city centre in Barcelona in the Catedral area. it is walking distance to literally everything you would want at any given time when visiting barcelona.

we stayed for 2 nights, upgraded from the sister hotel Catalonia Avinyo as there was some emergency works going on at the time.

The pool area is great - if not a bit "owned" by the rich people staying in the top floor penthouses/suites, as it is right outside their rooms.

the staff are nice and friendly, and the hotel layout is quite modern and unique with glass lifts and multi-level floors.

The location is the main selling point though - unlike it's sister hotel, this is nicer in decor (i believe it is 4 star and Avinyo is 3) it is not situated in a dimly lit laneway - it's out onto a main shopping square right beside the Placa de Catalunya - which is very handy for connections in and out of the city as well as bars/restaurants and other amenities.

There was no noise at night either - which is strange in Barcelona,.

overall - it's worth the money, and i would consider staying here again on future visits to this city.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dircatedral, Director General at Catalonia Catedral, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully,
R. Rafel
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Address: C/ dels Arcs, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#20 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#21 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#23 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Catedral 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
enovated modernist building, Catalonia Catedral Hotel is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.The hotel is by the Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume and the unavoidable Portal de l’Àngel. After a day of shopping, cultural visits or just walk down city enjoys a drink in the lobby bar or the international cuisine in the warm Restaurant or just rest of the bustle of the downtown without leaving it. ... more   less 
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