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Claris Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pau Claris 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #93 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2007

The location is perfect for walking around the center of the city. BCN is quite walk-able and this is a great jumping off point. The room was a bit too modern for my taste -- I like modern rooms, but not when they are unwelcoming. The bathroom had nice fixtures. Not sure it was the best value for the money, but there was nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2007

Yes I do agree that it is not a 5 star, but the location and staff are great. The room was very big and clean. I must say that this is one of my favorite hotels ever. Its also very quiet.

  • Liked — Staff, Room, Location
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Venice
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2007

I stayed at the Claris right before Christmas. We booked a junior suite and the room was big and nice. Hotel is beautiful and warm, staff is friendly and professional. The location is worderful, close to Passeig De Gracia and the main sites of the city.
Negative items: HOTEL IS VERY NOISY!!! You can hear people talking in the rooms close to yours, and housekeepers usually scream in the corridors.
Heat didn't work and nobody could fix it; after our request the concierge bring us an old portable radiator.
Bar is expensive, but in line for a deluxe hotel.

  • Stayed December 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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kent
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2006

My husband and I stayed in the Claris in April this year, to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
The hotel is perfectly situated to explore Barcelona on foot, and a two minuite walk to the nearest tourbus stop.
Our room was more than adequate for our needs, with a lovely bathroom with excellant shower. A particularly nice touch was complimentary aromatherapy bath oil delivered to our room on the first night.
The downside of the room was that the double bed was actually two singles joined together, not particularly romantic!
While it was a bonus to have a rooftop pool, the view was rather disappointing.
We found all staff to be courtious, helpful and friendly but the hotel lacked that certain something expected from a 5 star rating.
Think 4 star when booking and will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — loccation
  • Disliked — expensive bar prices
  • Tips/Secrets — ask for a room away from lift as noisy
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Zealand - Barcelona - Brasil
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2006

Got to tell you all, be very carefull with 5 Star Hotels in Barcelona.

This Claris Hotel in calle Pau Claris is far way from what a 5 Star supose to be.

The envioroment is good but the services and the quality of the rooms....

Our toilet was out of work for 2 days, and nobody could make things work.

I could keep on writing here a huge list of things, but I write just to let you all know:

"For some of Barcelona Hotels to see the 5 stars look at the Sky"

  • Stayed October 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2006

I was in despair when confronted by all the hotels available in Barcelona. Then I noticed the Claris and read that the owner has a collection of antiquities that he features in the hotel. I felt this set the Claris apart from the others and booked it. Right from the beginning I felt that I had made the right choice. I e-mailed the hotel before we left to request a quiet non-smoking room and they assured me this could be done. When we arrived our room wasn't quite ready, so we were shown into the very nice bar and offered free champagne, olives and crisps--an excellent way to start our weekend. There were wonderful fountains and sculptures in the open courtyard that could be seen from the glass elevators as we ascended to our floor. The room was beautifully decorated in various woods, it was just the right size, it overlooked the back so it was quiet and it was very comfortable. After sightseeing for a few hours, we returned to have a bath before dinner and someone was knocking on the door to offer a selection of bath salts and oils! I chose lavender and had a lovely bath with flowers floating in it. We went to the hotel's restaurant, East 47, which was offering a special mushroom tasting menu, which we selected. It proved to be one of the most memorable meals we'd ever had--every dish was exquisite and the service could not have been better. Our waiter helped us choose a very unusual bottle of local white wine which was delicious and went with all the dishes. Breakfast was massive, well presented and also very delicious with a wide variety of food to suit every taste. The location is excellent--close to the amazing Gaudi buildings, yet also not too far to walk to the Gothic district. Taxis are always available. All the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, even going so far as to check us onto our flight and print out our boarding passes on the day we left. I can't think of a better place to stay and highly recommend this to everyone. By the way, there was a decent pool on the roof, but it was too cold to use it in November--a good reason to go back in warmer weather! Try this place and you'll not be sorry. It made our trip really special (especially the little museum of antiquities which you shouldn't miss).

  • Liked — the ambiance
  • Disliked — there was a bit of noise from the neighbouring room, but it didn't go on all night
  • Tips/Secrets — make a reservation to eat in the restaurant on your first night. The staff will recommend different restaurants for other nights.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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California
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2006

My husband and I checked into the Hilton Hotel, a recommendation of a friend, but quickly checked out because of old-fashioned decor and its distance from all of the fun things to do in Barcelona. We got on the internet and reviewed our notes, quickly called the Claris and were lucky to find availability at a very good rate for our 8 day stay.
We are experienced travelers and enjoy staying in 4 and 5 star resorts wherever we go. From our first phone call to check-out, we were treated like VIP'S by Ricardo and his staff. We found the Claris to be a charming boutique hotel only a few blocks from the Ramblis. It is convenient to exciting areas, very friendly and quiet. The suites are like little apartments but with no kitchen, and we preferred the floor plan that was all on one floor because it felt more spacious, rather than the floor plan where the sitting area was a loft.
We were thrilled with the help and recommendations given to us by Victoria, their Guest Relations Person. We had some of the very best meals we have ever had thanks to her suggestions (we don't like fish or meat...so eating in Spain was a bit of a challenge for us). We HIGHLY recommend the Ming Dynasty for delicious Chinese, Bembi for perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented Indian and the magnificently appointed Thai Gardens. I must add that the breakfasts at the Claris were extremely satisfying and pleasantly served.
We also enjoyed "hanging out" at the Magestic Hotel (down the street) for its piano bar and roof-top refreshments and view. It is a bit pricey, but it gave us the lounge experience that the Claris was lacking.
We look forward to returning to the Claris!

  • Liked — location, cleanliness, spaciousness of room, friendliness of staff
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Pau Claris 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#53 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#64 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#79 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#83 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Claris Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel in the centre of Barcelona is ideal for a few days of relaxation or work. Boasting comfort and high-quality service, the hotel enjoys the best location for discovering Barcelona and taking advantage of all the tourist and leisure activities the city has to offer ... more   less 
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Hotel Claris Barcelona
Claris Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia

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