We stayed at Aparthotel Gutenberg for two nights from Fri 19th October until Sun 21st October,before our transatlantic cruise to Miami.I had choosen this hotel because it seemed value for money and its superb location and I must say we were very impressed with everything about it.
When you first approach it,it does seem quite shabby from the outside but once you step through the door you will be pleasantly surprised at the hotels boutique interior,it was welcoming and cosy,the staff on reception are very friendly and cant do enough to help you,our room wasnt ready when we arrived at one,so we went for a "Menu of the day" in the attached restaurant ,it was only 12 euros for starter,main ,pudd,beverage of your choice (alcoholic or non alcoholic) and coffee it was a welcome,tasty meal,very good value.
At two our room was ready and we went up in a tiny lift to a quite spacious but basic apartment,it even had a small balcony and included basic toiletries.
We had booked bed and breakfast,and this was also served in the attached restaurant,it is buffet style,not amazing but more than adequate the highlight for us was that you were served proper coffee that didnt come out of a machine hooray.
As we had large suitcases for our pending cruise we opted to leave these downstairs in a special luggage room behind reception which is kept locked they give you special tags so you just show these when you want to pick your cases up.
This hotel is in an excellant position,very close to Las Ramblas,Port and shopping centre,Hop on hop off bus pick up points and just round the corner to Drassanes metro station.For cruisers a taxi from the hotel to ship costs between 15 and 25 euros depending on how many passengers and cases.
All in all we had a lovely stay at this hotel and would most definately stay again,the staff are the friendliest we have ever encountered in Spain.
On a last note the Aparthotel Gutenberg and Hotel Gutenberg are one and the same.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- chic&basic Ramblas is inspired by the Barcelona of the 1960s. In chic&basic Ramblas, the same as in that age, the playful and the creative are strongly united. With a photographic exposition on the doors of the 85 rooms, the passageways overflowing with colour and history, a green Seat 600 in the lobby and a restaurant with bar and terrace, the c&b Ramblas is an entire experience that will delight you.chic&basic Ramblas has all the services that make chic&basic the perfect place to enjoy your stay in the centre of Barcelona. Reception 24 hours, locked room for luggage, bar and restaurant, parking, free WiFi and a PC with free internet access in the lobby. Also, if you want to move about the city at your own pace, bicycles are available to rent. Once you try them, you won’t want to use any other transport in Barcelona.You can also enjoy our chic&basic tour, a two hour walk through Ciutat Vella in which we will mix history with some curiosities, as well as gastronomic and nightlife suggestions. Enjoy it on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays at 10:00am. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chic & Basic Ramblas Barcelona, Catalonia