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“Central, Comfortable, Clean and Cool” 5 of 5 stars
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Catalonia Catedral
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ dels Arcs, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Central, Comfortable, Clean and Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

I stayed here for one night for work and was very pleased with everything - my room was huge, clean, and stylish. Breakfast was plentiful with lots of choice, and staff went out of their way to be helpful. It was also located in a really nice part of the old town and was extremely well-placed for getting around the city. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Catalonia Catedral was a great place to start our stay in Spain. The hotel is less than a five-minute walk from where the airport bus ends at Plaza Catalunia. From there, it's a one-minute walk to the Catedral.
The hotel just opened last fall, and it's done in a very modern style. We stayed in a junior suite, and, by European standards, it was large. The bathroom was huge, clean, and luxurious, with granite tile extending up the walls. Variety of lights to create whatever type of ambience you want. Free Wifi. large flatscreen TV.
Staff were very friendly as they helped me figure out how to get from place to place.
Only two downsides: first, during the day, we could hear the music of a store located under the hotel. This might not be true for all the rooms, especially those up higher, but we were just one floor-level up from the street.
Second, on my first night, jetlagged, I just wanted to order room service, but they seemed to be out of a lot of things. I settled on a pizza, and it came 'crispy'. Recommendation: eat out.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Yesterday we came back from Barcelona - spending there 2 days - in order to visit and feel the atmosphere of this lovely city. Catalonia Catedral 4* was OK for a base to stay. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Our stay at the Catelonia Catedral was a very good experience.
The hotel, perfectly situated in the most attractive part of old city, is a good starting point for visiting the many attractions of Barcelona, as well as touristic excursions in Catalonia.
The rooms are spacious, confortable and well kept.
We mostly appreciated the serviability and competence of the staff, especiually of the front desk.
We had a wonderful 35th weddding anniversary in Barcelona.
Kohava and Izhak Jerushalmi - Tel Aviv Israel

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2009

The hotel Catedral is brand new and everything about it is a pleasure: the rooms are beautifully decorated in black and white although not overly large. It is very stylish and modern. The comfortable beds come with so many pillows that we put most of them in the cupboard. There is a big desk, a minibar, coffee maker and even decorative pottery on the shelf. Internet is free. The bathroom is big with thick soft towels. Could not possibly be better than that.
There is a small reception on the bottom floor and then you take the lift to the first floor where the lobby is situated and from there you take the elevators to the rooms. A bit strange but nice because it gives a feeling of privacy. The hotel is made up of 4 old buildings that have been connected and so there is a small nicely decorated courtyard in the middle.
The breakfast room was nice although service would have been better. If you like cake and pastry for breakfast you are going to enjoy it. There is also a wide choice of fresh juices, fruit pieces and the eternal spanish "jamon". If you like healthy breakfasts, you might have a problem.
And last but not least: location!!!! The hotel is situated on a pedestrian street that is just a few meters away from the cathedral in the old city (barrio gotic). Since there are no cars it is very quiet and peaceful both in the lobby and in the rooms. (Please note though that no cars will be able to let you off at the entrance). When looking for "action" you just step into the sreet: to your left is the cathedral square with restaurants, bars and coffee places (when we visited the was a huge christmas market covering most of the square).
If you turn right you get right into one of the nicest shopping streets (although there are many more places to shop). The historic area and the Ramblas are 3 minutes away.
In whichever direction you choose to go (and whatever time of day or night) you will be surrounded by people, both tourists and locals. Great as long as you remember that is is a must to keep an eye on your purse and bags -pick pocketing seems to be a great sport in Spain.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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tel aviv
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2009

the stuff
the location
the breakfast
the rooms
all first class.
a peaceful quiet lovely hotel.
ran, israel

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

Would thoroughly recommend. Very helpful staff. Perfectly situated hotel in the Barri Gotica area...right near to the Gothic cathedral..plenty of shops, restaurants and bars nearby to keep you occupied. Lovely modern room, very clean. Breakfast was good, plenty for everyone, staff are very helpful. Would like to go back to this hotel again, soon.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C/ dels Arcs, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Barri Gòtic
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#33 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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