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Circa 1905
Provenza 286, 08008 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)   |  
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Special Mallorca Room
Ranked #13 of 292 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The very best B@B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The owners have made this one floor B&B into a decorator's paradise where every detail has been thought out carefully right down to the beautiful tile floors and the Beaux Arts furniture.

The rooms were comfortable, the amenities from L'Occitane, the generous breakfasts delicious, the staff gracious and helpful, the prices reasonable, and the neighborhood safe. It is right down the street from Gaudi's Casa Mila and Las Ramblas for a good start to one's exploration of Barcelona.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Small boutique hotel 50 meters from Casa Mila in the center of Barcelone. Modern-old interior. Good breafast. Friendly staff. We are to take room with terrace, every day have a breakfast there. Very close to Sagrada Familia, not lost the way to there because hotel the same road. Recommend to all.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

What a wonderful place to call home for a whirlwind trip to Barcelona. perfectly situated, close to the sightseeing bus drop off point, wonderful restaurants and if a spot of retail therapy is needed, then it becomes a game of spot the designer shop, as there are to many to mention. Circa was easy to find, safe and a pleasure to stay in. plenty of hot water clean and confortable beds and a light airy room were the order of the day, and as if that wasn`t enough we had a wonderful balcony, in which to gather or thoughts and plan the day ahead. breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day, with fresh coffee, cheeses, a seletion of meats and more to keep you going through the day. I can`t praise this place highly enough, with the owner and staff going out of their way to keep everyone happy. the free endless supply of bottled water, and nespresso machine was a lovely touch, and was certainly welcome after a day in the sun.

Room Tip: mallorca room number 8 was right at the end, had a terrace and was light and airy
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We loved everything about this B&B. We were there last week for our Honeymoon and would highly recommend it to anyone. The room was lovely and the staff were so helpful. Our room had a terrace that overlooked a kinda garden themed restaurant. We were going to miss breakfast the day before so the nice guy offered a to go picnic breakfast that would be waiting for us that morning. It was the small details that will have us coming back again and again.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed with a friend in one of the 'Mallorca' rooms. Roon 8 was quiet,spacious,comfortable and spotlessly clean with a lovely flower filled terrace to sit out on and enjoy the Spanish sun. Perfectly located in a safe area. The owner and her staff were friendly and helpful. Ingrid on reception and the young housekeeper were a delight. An excellent choiceto eat for breakfast. The nespresso machine and fridge full of bottles of water for guests to help themselves was very welcome. When I return to Barcelona I would not stay anywhere else other then Circa :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Mallorca room. The room is located on the corner of the building with a nice terrace. Th ceilings have to be over 20 feet high, with matching doors.

Good: Comfortable soft bed. Large room. Clean, despite the paint. Nice shower. Central location. Breakfast on the terrace was nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Not So Good: Noise. The coffee station is next to the room. The breakfast area is at the end of the hall. The other guests can be heard stomping around, talking, and banging doors. The front entry door sounds like a gunshot every time a guest enters or leaves without controlling the close. I am a light sleeper, so the noise might not bother other people.

Comments: The entrance is one level above the ground floor, with an elevator starting after 14 steps up. The security entrance has a raised threshold, similar to a doorway in a ship. These could make entry difficult for people in wheel chairs.

Strange: paint in bathroom is yellow, with black "highlights". I'm not sure what they were going for, but they got the "I just brushed up against the walls and floor after working on my car" look. Note that the walls are actually clean, they were just cleverly concealed to look dirty.

I would not recommend this B&B to light sleepers. If you can sleep through anything, this is a really nice place.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed here for one night in July and would not hesitate to stay again. Wonderful apartment with beautifully decorated rooms and common areas, lovely breakfast and truly hospitable and ever smiling staff. Oh, and a great location too ! An absolute gem in a beautiful city !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: Provenza 286, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 292 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1905 is a small Bed & Breakfast located on the first floor of a modernist building in the historic quarter of "Eixample", close to Paseo de Gracia and La Pedrera of Gaudi. The nine rooms of the house have been recovered by the owner and architect mixing old and new, tradition and comfort to offer guests a cozy and refined atmosphere where feel at home. Each room has been individually furnished, all have private bathrooms, and many have a balcony or terrace. Circa 1905 offers breakfast with fresh, seasonal products and a coffecorner available to guests all day. Free WiFi, safebox, toiletries, 24 hour reception and luggage storage service. ... more   less 
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