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“Nice family hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Barcelona City
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Diagonal 201 | (entrada por calle Granada), 08018 Barcelona, Spain (Poblenou)   |  
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Oslo, Norway
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“Nice family hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spent 4 nights here with our three kids, and got two rooms with connecting doors. Nice rooms, delicate bathrooms and view to the Agbar tower. The hotel is situated near a metro station, and the mall Glories is a 5 minutes walk away, with restaurants and shopping facilities.

We only had one meal at the hotel, a room service dinner. The food was ok. We did not eat breakfast, as the restaurant was too crowded and noisy.

We booked the hotel because of the pool, and we were very disappointed when they told us that the pool was closed for the season - this was in the beginning of October. We found no information about season closure on the hotel's web site. Fortunately, the kids got a swim in the sea.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We booked 2 rooms and cannot fault anything about them.

The rooms were average size ideal for a max of 2 people.... I personally did not like the 'floor to ceiling' window (but thats me) .. others will differ.

We arrived after Midnight and were disappointed to find the Hotel bar was closed with neither food or drink available.

Checkin was late and night and staff were friendly and no problems.
House Cleaning staff were TOP CLASS (other hotels please take note) .. they worked without being obvious.
Big Thank You to Luggage Man .. very friendly (and TALL !!!), and to the girl behind the bar (sorry don't know her name .. but she wore glasses)
Girl on Check Out (12.00 - Thurs 25th) not very friendly when I queried the bill.

Would I stay here again or recommend the hotel to friends .. YES !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here in a superior suite with 2 children in August The staff were great and the room even better. The kids loved the games room. Plus points - room includes a nespresso machine and the hotel offers free wifi throughout the hotel. Breakfast, due to the number of people staying, was in the large basement conference room and felt like a cafeteria. location is slightly away from the main part of the city, but not too inconvenient and taxis not expensive.

Room Tip: splash out on a Superior Suite - the rooms are large and spacious
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Fine, typical Novotel style hotel. We 2 adults and 2 children (11,8) took a taxi from the airport to the hotel for 34 euros on a Sunday evening. The checkin was quick and friendly. The children got some playing cards and a dinosaur. Room was clean and a normal city hotel size. Our kids slept on the couch bed, that I wouldn't really recommend for older and/or heavier kids. Our bed however was very comfortable. We used the room service to order some pizzas, that weren't very good. Otherwise we didn't really have any complaints. The hotel is also in a good location, close to a mall and public transport.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in October and were very pleased with the hotel. Comfortable rooms, spotlessly clean, good facilities including wifi that was available in the bedrooms and not just in the foyer. Very pleasant and helpful staff, and a name check for Jordi on the front desk who went to great trouble to try to obtain tickets for a game at the Nou Camp (For this however I would recommend just getting the metro or the no. 7 bus to the stadium and buying them yourself at about half the agency price, as we did eventually).

We didn't eat in the hotel apart from a tortilla and a burger on our first night when we got in about 11pm (food excellent and well presented from the bar). We found that breakfast was a fraction of the price in local cafes, but that's always the case with hotel restaurants.

We will stay here when we go back to Barca.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a very busy hotel with groups and air crews. With all this going on the staff kept their cool and were more than happy to assist where and as required. Long waits the lifts. We had a suite which was spacious and worth spending the extra for. Tourist bus, hop on and off, stop is just across the road which makes it ideal for sightseers. Big shopping center across the road also makes for a great location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

room was really nice and very clean.. food was great.. breakfast and dinner..great attention to details..very friendly staff specially at the restaurant..appreciate the free wine and coffee after dinner..will definitely recommend to friends..will also stay again in same hotel given a chance to come back..thank you for the experience..excellent job!!

  • 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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Address: Avenida Diagonal 201 | (entrada por calle Granada), 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#44 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#66 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#100 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Barcelona City 4*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Novotel Barcelona City Hotel has 264 rooms (including 22 suites) and is located right in the heart of the city on Avenida Diagonal (one of the city's main streets), next to Plaza Glòries and 55 yards (50 m) from the Jean Nouvel Tower. The hotel features a Claravía restaurant, a bar, 6222 sq. ft (578 m2) of meeting rooms, an outdoor pool on the terrace with panoramic views of Barcelona and a fitness center. Easy access to the hotel via Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral. (The swimming pool is open only from 1st June to 20th September 2011) ... more   less 
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