We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Absolutely fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel

Save Saved
You added Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza Espana 6-8, 08014 Barcelona, Spain   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #152 of 516 hotels in Barcelona
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in the Suite rooms on the 10th floor. Cannot fault this hotel or the service of the staff, namely, Linda who was very helpful, and we commend the staff for their excellent customer service. Most definitely return again.

Room Tip: Recommend the Suite Rooms on higher flloor (10th), excellent views, large, plenty of natural light...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel.
Yours sincerely,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

758 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    326
    253
    110
    41
    28
See reviews for
113
237
53
171
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (85)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Prangins, Switzerland
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I use to stay in Expo hotel near sants. Catalonia Plaza is just couple of 100 meters more faar from station but room are much bigger, internet much more stable, huge shoping center near by, "arena", metro and right on Placa de Espagna..

I like this hotel, it has an amaising terasse with pool, and a great bar and restaurant.
All i need basically in this part of barcelona.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 3 days beginning of December and 1 day in January on our way back to Australia. We absolutely loved the views from the hotel. We were pleasantly rewarded on the way back to an upgrade for being returning customers and were given a Suite at no extra cost.
The staff were friendly and courteous at all times and very informed as to what to see and do in Barcelona. Don't miss a visit to the shopping center across the road in the former bull fight ring and at night take the lift up to the top where you can get a 360 degree view of the city and choose any of the restaurants on the top. Also a visit to Montjuic is a must as well a day visit to Montserrat via a train which you can take just across the road from the hotel via an underground entry.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

A 4 star hotel with all the services you should expect from this category.
The location is not too central, plaza Espanya is where the exhibition fair is, but the metro station is just in front of the entrance door and it takes 3 stops to get to Plaza Catalunya.
It's perfect for business, rooms are quite big, it's very clean, there is a spa, a couple of bars, restaurants, everythinhg you may need. 50 meters away there's the Arena shopping mall and a tapas bar called TapaTapa that is pretty good for lunch. If you don't mind staying a little bit out of the center it's a good choice, overall.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

my wife and I stayed there because hotel is very near tourist area and aerobus stop. it only takes 20 mins to airport so that its' perfect for last minute shopping. all staff at reception are pleasant and speaking good English. Room is spacious and good enough for 2 people and 4 baggage. garden resturant for breakfast is big and comfortable. food was fresh and well served although not many choices. in all it's a very pleasant experience to stay. The only unexpected thing is safety box need extra charge. it's a bit odd as we think this should be a standard room service just like a pillow.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear guest,
We really appreciate the time taken to write your comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. We take into consideration your review to work in those aspects that need to be changed.
We apologize the inconveniences caused and we really hope that you decide to visit us again in the future, for giving us another chance to exceed your highest expectations.
Yours faithfully
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
North Germany
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

As expected, a large international hotel catering for tourists in the main.
The reception staff were friendly. The room was clean and had everything one requires. It was starting to show its age however, furniture a bit knocked about. The bed was comfortable however and it was very quiet, facing to the rear away from the square. Good to see you can actually open a window for some fresh air, not sealed in an air conditioned environment. Asked for a key to the safe, no extra cost.
The location is good, excellent public transport outside the door plus a shopping centre. Walking to the centre (Las Ramblas) only took half an hour along interesting and typical Barcelona streets.
I had breakfast in the hotel, I really can't recommend it. Maybe eating under a large tent in the central courtyard is fine in summer but it felt like a large warehouse in December - no atmosphere, very functional. The food was very average indeed, the cooked breakfast was invariably cold, the choice was very average with nothing other than the pastries to recommend. The pancakes were the most bland I've ever tasted! There are lots of restaurants and cafés nearby.
The hotel is fine if you're just looking for somewhere to stay for a night or two; for something more atmospheric and 'Catalan' I suggest you look elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear guest,
We really appreciate the time taken to write your comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. We take into consideration your review to work in those aspects that need to be changed.
We apologize the inconveniences caused and we really hope that you decide to visit us again in the future, for giving us another chance to exceed your highest expectations.
Yours faithfully
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at this hotel during the trade fair, the location was quite convenient for this purpose - at the middle between the city centre and the fair grounds. The rooms were quite spatious, they should be cleaner but this was still acceptable. The view from the room (Mont Juic with the museum bulding on the top of the hill) was breathtaking - unfortunatelly the square in front of the hote is extremely noisy so you cannot open your window at night. In summer time this has to be a nightmare as the air-condition was extremely noisy too.

Room Tip: you have to decide between "view" and "quiet"
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your positive comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. I would like to use this opportunity to say that we would like to welcome you again in the future.
Yours faithfully
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel

Address: Plaza Espana 6-8, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#87 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#98 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#102 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This imposing hotel is situated in Plaza Espana, next to the Fira de Barcelona facilities and Montjuic. Guests can enjoy excellent connections with every means of public transport. It has its own parking facilities and offers ideal accommodation for business trips or short breaks. The panoramic terrace and most of the rooms have unbeatable views. The gardened marquee, which is located in the central courtyard, creates an ideal atmosphere for cocktails and dinner parties. We also offer you our 20 meeting rooms, where you can organise business meetings, conventions and family celebrations. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Tingo, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, EasyToBook, BookingOdigeoWL, Otel, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Barcelona Plaza
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.