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“Very good value city hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Catalonia Portal de l'Angel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Portal de l'Angel 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #56 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good value city hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for three nights in May with my daughters. It is an oasis of calm in a busy city with a lovely courtyard area with a swimming pool. An ideal space in which to relax, after walking and sightseeing in Barcelona. We didn't have breakfast in the hotel because the market off of The Ramblas is a must for breakfast grazing with fresh fruit and pastries! The hotel is in a good location for the Gothic part of the city and the Ramblas. The Metro is near by and easy to use. My only slight problem was I didn't ask for non-smoking rooms and my single room, although the perfect size for one, did smell of smoke. All in all, a good hotel that I would recommend.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed for 3 days in Barcelona from 23 - 25 May 2014.

We got the airport bus into Barcelona and the hotel is easy to find from the main stop in the square. It is about a 5 minute walk from the stop to the hotel.

The hotel is in a good location to see the sights and a good base for a city break. The rooms are large for city hotel standards, we did upgrade to a slightly larger one but it was worth it.

All in all it is a brilliant hotel for a base to sight see.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
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Durban, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were booked in for four nights, flying in from South Africa for a short holiday. On arrival we were told that my credit card company had rejected the confirmation that the hotel had requested earlier that day. The card company and the hotel tried to contact me but I was on a 10hr flight at that time. As a result the hotel gave our room away, and now they were fully booked, at a time when it was really difficult to find accommodation.

The credit card company clearly had made a mistake, however the reception staff was unbelievable. They organised us another hotel for one night and then brought us back for the remaining 3 nights although it was clear that they had to shuffle around a lot of rooms to make this possible, They paid for the taxi there and back again, and when we returned they added 3 days of breakfast for 2 at no additional charge "for our inconvenience". And it wasn't even their fault!!!

Thanks to the reception staff of Quentin, Lana and Bru, who made a special effort to help us, we had a fantastic stay in Barcelona.

PS: You can't beat the location of this place!!

Room Tip: Our room had double glazing but a small amount on street noise still penetrates, however we enjoyed...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great hotel for a city break. Rooms are spacious and modern with all mod cons. Buffet breakfast had a good variety to suit all tastes and was available until 12 noon. Bar staff very helpful and friendly. Pool a lovely, unexpected bonus right in the midst of the shopping streets! Terrace is a great spot to rendezvous with friends over a glass of cava or two. Perfect location to catch open top tourist buses at the top of the road in the square, and also very handy for Las Ramblas.Couldn't ask for more!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the shops at the front give a good feel of being in the vibrant city,but not noisy...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

location was superb..whether walking, taking the metro or bus. Loved this hotel, its friendly bartender, loving breakfast and outdoor breakfast room our room was wonderful and our stay could not have been more perfect. Barcelona was fabulous and staying at the Catalonia Portal de l'Angel was perfect in every way.

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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Having never been to Barcelona before, we were blessed to have found this lovely hotel in the best of locations, the Catalonia Portal de l'Angel. On a main shopping walk just a block from La Rambla and maybe three to the old medieval section, this hotel's location offered excellent convenience and a peaceful courtyard with a pool and sunning area if the bustle of the street became too much. The hotel itself is beautiful with a very airy and sunny breakfast area that offered delicious food if you were interested. If not it's just around the corner to a pastry shop and expresso. The rooms are also very appropriate for this class of hotel. We had a balcony that overlooked the courtyard and greatly enjoyed our evening wine there. Do be aware though, that even if your room is non-smoking, the terraces are open to smokers. Both my husband and I were very happy with Catalonia Portal de l'Angel and thought it a good value for it's location, beauty, and peacefulness. I also must include that the lobby desk people Sergi, Monica, and Carlos were charming, patient and very helpful. The best to you all. Joan and Bill

Room Tip: Ask for courtyard rooms for a quieter rooom.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at this central hotel and would definitely come back. Great location. Close to sights and shopping. Could ditch shopping phobic husband in tranquil garden with his book and shop to hearts content at end of day! Rooms ok. Keen reader so not too keen on dull black lampshades which gave out very little light. Would take own kindle light in future. Hotel room clean. Our room had a balcony with table. People smoking on next door balcony a bit irritating as smoke smell hitting us full on. Surely they can smoke in garden or go out on street? General hotel clean too and staff helpful and polite. Outside area spotless. Watched one very diligent member of staff sweep area and not one leaf left on ground! Breakfast - good selection to cater for all tastes. Again, staff very good and attentive. Overall, delighted with our choice of hotel. Would strongly recommend and contributed to a great stay in a lovely city.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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CataloniaPortalAngel, Gerente at Catalonia Portal de l'Angel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much to chossing our hotel and of course for your extremely kind review.
We are pleased to know you enjoyed the hotel and our service.
We look forward to seeing you again very soon in Barcelona.
Best regards from all the staff.

Dolores Hurtado
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
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Address: Avenida Portal de l'Angel 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#50 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#77 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalonia Portal de l'Angel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a 19th-century building, the Catalonia Portal de l'Angel (formerly Catalonia Albinoni) is set between Plaza de Catalunya and Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. It features an outdoor swimming pool on the grounds and has free Wi-Fi.The hotel's comfortable bedrooms all feature private bathrooms, air conditioning and satellite TV. The Albinoni maintains much of its original design. The hotel restaurant, El Jardí de l'Angel serves a range of Catalan dishes and guests can dine on the pool-side terrace. The famous Las Ramblas is less than 220 yards away, while Passeig de Gràcia and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló can be reached in around 10 minutes, by foot. Barcelona Cathedral is just over 110 yards from the hotel. The Catalonia has easy access to public transportation and is just a 5-minute walk from Catalunya Metro and Train Station, as well as several bus services. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Catalonia Portal De l`Angel Hotel Barcelona
Catalonia Albinoni Hotel Barcelona
Catalonia Albinoni Barcelona
Hotel Catalonia Albinoni
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