We have spent several vacations at the Condes and have not had many issues with it. The price is always reasonable and the location could not be any better even at a higher price. I love having the laminate floors as it seems so much cleaner than carpet. The beds are comfy and the bathrooms are pretty luxurious.
This last stay was the first time that I had stayed on the "older" side. The opposite side was closed for renovations, I think. I was a little disappointed as the opposite side has a great rooftop view of Sagrada Familia. Oh well, there will be next time!
Was very surprised when I asked the men working at the front desk where Cartier was from there and they had no clue. Just in case you are looking for Cartier, it is right across Passeig de Gracia almost directly in front of the Condes.
We shall return!