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“Quiet Section of Barcelona” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Derby
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loreto 21, 08029 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #274 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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“Quiet Section of Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Hotel is in a good location to pick up the Hop On Hop Off bus. One of the first bus stops in the morning, so it is easy to get a good seat. It is not in a busy section of the city. People at the desk were very helpful- gave good directions and recommended a number of nearby restaurants - from coffee shops to an excellent seafood restaurant that we enjoyed. Room was a nice size and quiet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Derby, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice review! We are so glad that you liked our place. We do our best to make all our guests to feel like home here in Barcelona, so far away from home.

We hope to welcoming you very soon again, any time you wish

Javier Moreno
Front Desk Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here on a five-night business trip. Did not have much chance as a very late and last-minute booker. However, the room was pleasant and nice, the staff very friendly and th e cleaning was good. Had made a good deal, so price/value quotation was very good. Can recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Derby, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your nice review! We are so glad that you liked our place. We do our best to make all our guests to feel like home here in Barcelona, so far away from home.

Once again, thank you very much! We hope to welcoming you very soon again, any time you wish!

Javier Moreno
Front Desk Manager
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We only stayed for one night and did not have a breakfast in the hotel. The rooms are small, but clean and the bathroom was quite nice. They also have a lot of stuff in the mini-bar. The reception staff was very helpful in giving out directions. They also have in-side parking right next to the hotel and they let us to keep the car there even after check-in.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Derby, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you very much for your nice review!
Im really surprise you say about the breakfast, we serve breakfast buffet every day from 7.00 til 10.30 in the restaurant
And also we have the coffe shop door by door with the hotel , were you can enjoy of our excelents breakfast at your size.
We are so glad that you liked our place. We do our best to make all our guests to feel like home here in Barcelona, so far away from home.

Once again, thank you very much! We hope to welcoming you very soon again, any time you wish

Javier Moreno
Front Desk manger
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

In some countries, I'm not sure Hotel Derby would quite live up to its four stars, but all things considered, my friend and I found it to be a pleasant stay for our four nights in Barcelona.

Overall - it's clean and safe, beds were comfortable, and although it's not right in the centre, we got around just fine. The building is modern and the receptionists were friendly and helpful. Our twin room on the 5th floor was cool and relatively spacious. There was the added perk of a very small pool and sun deck you can use at the sister hotel across the street, and there were little things like a turn down service.

The biggest downside was as other have mentioned, the walls are pretty thin! In the mornings, we could hear what I presume was the cleaning staff moving around beds, closing drawers etc. Also, the wifi was a bit dodgy. There were also little things like our shower made an irritating screeching noise whenever we used it and a couple of (admittedly discreet) gentleman's clubs are in the area... but maybe that's just what Barcelona is like because it felt like a very safe area!

A note on transport - If you're coming in from the airport without much luggage, you can take the train to Barcelona Sants Station and walk about 15 minutes from there. I would probably hop in a taxi if you've got a heavier load. And, if it's already dark when you arrive, I'd suggest taking a taxi. There were some interesting characters on the main road from the station (i.e. a lot of people digging through bins) and as two girls, my friend and I discovered that the best metro to use at night was Hospital Clinic.

Overall: I'm not sure how much it would have ended up costing us per night, as we booked through a British Airways deal, but based one what I estimate we paid, I think it was a really good deal and for the right price, I'd happily recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Derby, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review!
We are so glad that you liked our place. We do our best to make all our guests to feel like home here in Barcelona, so far away from home.

Javier Moreno
Front Desk Manager
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Hotel is pretty good and very good located (only 30 waling minutes away from City center).Reaaly efficient the cleaning room service that comes few times a day to check and eventually remake up..never seen anywhere else!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Derby, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Derby ater staying with us, your feedback is just so important for us. i am glad you have enjoyed every single details of your stay and thanks again for recomending us.

Looking forward to welcome you back soon, please feel free to contact us direct us direct in order to organise all the details.


Javier Moreno
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Tampere, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel itself looks coolish and location is "not bad". But when you actually get to know to it, you will see why it's not worth those 4 stars.

1. walls and floors are made of paper, since you can hear basically everything around you. We woke up 3 nights in a row at 7.50 cause cleaning staff was so noisy moving beds and chairs. Also you could hear from upstairs whenever anyone was walking in a room with his shoes on. And in toilet its like a window was opened and all the chitchat kept coming into your room.

And you could hear EVERYTHING from the outside - there is a club and bunch of cafes out so you can hear people coming and going around 5am.. I mean we came back to hotel around 12am, and when your on holiday you expect to get some sleep..

2. we travel a lot and seen this and that at the receiption.. But hassling with passports, names and info at check in was just embarrassing for a 4 START hotel crew. Not to mention there was 1 a total dick (man), all cocky and full of himself. I mean we just came from Amsterdam that night and after 4 nights in 4 start hotel in Amsterdam this was just hilarious.

3. shower room ceiling was moving up and down whenever you opened the toilet door.

4. needs renovating

5. air conditioner didn't work like it supposed to work

6. on 4th day started to smell like smoke and before that you could smell that people smoke in the hotel.. I mean for a 4 start european hotel this is not how you get people to come back again..

Comparing to 2-3 star hotel this was exactly a 2-3 star hotel. Old and basic.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director de Recepción at Hotel Derby, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Guest
Sorry to read that your stay was not up to their expectations.
In reviewing possible incidents during their stay in our database found not reflected any comment or observation. I would like to stress that it is very important to us that our guests comment on Receiving any discomfort with the aim of providing a solution in time. We will endeavor to make your stay

I would like to give some explanation to the points that you relieve:

The noise issue is usually not so significant all days, maybe you take the worse days. If that bothers the street noise, noise from neighboring rooms, or any other discomfort please do not hesitate for a second to call reception. A part of being at your disposal 24 hours, we are happy to provide any solution to let you enjoy 100% of your stay.

I note your comments about the bathroom of her room. and take the opportunity to tell you that we are in the process of reforming some hotel bathrooms.

In refference at the checkin is mandatory for the police to register all people and ask for the passports to any person staying at the hotel.

I hope to have the opportunity to give the welcome again. Do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next stay in Barcelona, I will be happy to welcome

Javier Moreno
Front Desk Manager
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Address: Loreto 21, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#119 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#156 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Derby 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four-star hotel located next to Barcelona's Diagonal commercial and business area and just 10 minutes away from the Sants AVE station.Because of the peace and tranquillity of its location, its connection with the rest of the city and the internal distribution of its guest rooms, Hotel Derby is one of the best options for accommodation in Barcelona, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.Located on an almost completely pedestrian street, Hotel Derby has 115 guest rooms, 3 function rooms and the Epsom Restaurant for groups.Services115 guest rooms: 17 single rooms, 92 double rooms and 6 junior suite roomsEpsom Scotch BarEpsom Restaurant for groupsThe Times coffee shopBreakfast buffet24-hour room service and mini-barBusiness centreWi-Fi in all areasFunction rooms and spaces for eventsLaundry and ironing serviceSmall dogs allowed ... more   less 
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