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Rialto Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carrer de Ferran, 40-42, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))   |  
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Ranked #378 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
manchester
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Shocking”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The room 608 was smelly to the point of nausia. the drains stunk to high heaven
the lifts were aways full. so i enjoyed the exercise.
the staff are ignorant.

however. the hotel is in a great city and in an ideal location.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

This was a great choice in central Barcelona for the money - lots of dining, tourist & travel options nearby.
Our room overlooked a kind of internal courtyard which made it very quiet, we were not disturbed by either internal or external noise.
I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We only stayed one night before joining a cruise. Athough the location was excellent in the Gothic quarter, tbe hotel was way below par for a 3 star. Our room was depressingly small and dark and tbe bathroom very tired. We didn't eat or drink in the hotel, quite frankly we chose to spend as little time as possible in the hotel

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a good, basic hotel, very centrally placed. Ideal for tourists on a limited budget. Don't stay here if you're looking for high-end luxury! Very busy, but it does cope with large numbers of people effectively. The building is in an old part of Barcelona. Result: in wet weather the drains can smell very bad. When we complained about the smell in our room, we were moved immediately to another room which was fine. I left an important USB stick behind, which, at a price, was efficiently posted back to me when I emailed to ask the staff to search for it. If you have a problem, go to the senior member of staff on duty, be patient and polite and you will be rewarded.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel is tucked on a street which runs off the middle of La Ramblas, the location is amazing and I have been to Barcelona several times. The hotel is clean, modern in comparison to a lot of other hotels in the city and the staff are pleasant enough. We stayed in room 108 (I think) which was right above the doors of the hotel so this made it quite noisy, there also seemed to be building works going on very early in morning so didn't get a good sleep at the hotel. However, the location outways the noise so would recommend for anyone on a short stay wanting to take in all the beautiful sights of Barcelona.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed in rialto hotel in the middle of october, i was in room 217 which is right above the entrance overlooking the main street. The rialto hotel was the best choice i ever made in barcelona! It is a 3 min stroll away from La ramblas and a 12 min walk from the qatalunya square. The hotel is really clean and nice, its really enviromentel. The rooms are a tad small but you dont go to barcelona to stay in the hotel :) i really recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Room was tired, noisy and cramped. Bathroom was poor dark and dreary.reception had no interest in talking to u.breakfast was like a cattle mart waited for a cup and glass for15 mins, then the cup i got was one just picked from table and run under the tap -say girl do it.they didnt care about me or anyone absolute shocker.ruined the first day of my hols we had to book another hotel for remainder of hols , really dissapointed with travel agent tor recommending and booking it- stay away

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carrer de Ferran, 40-42, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #378 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rialto Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rialto is one of the most centrally located hotels in Barcelona and also one of the most popular thanks to its unbeatable location, close to las Ramblas, the port and the Boqueria market. Its privileged location in the tourist and commercial centre of Barcelona and its excellent value for money make it a safe bet to enjoy their visit to the city. The Hotel Rialto is located in the popular Gothic quarter of Barcelona, next to the Ramblas. From here you can reach in a few minutes walking landmarks of the city, such the market of la Boqueria, Plaza Catalunya, the Liceu or Cathedral in the oldest part of Barcelona. In the surrounding streets you will find, in addition, numerous bars and restaurants. The Rialto Hotel sits on a historic building in the Centre of Barcelona, which was the birthplace of the famous Barcelona artist Joan Miro. The hotel has 205 rooms with simple decor while functional, with wooden floors and modern bathrooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and heating, bathroom with shower or bathtub, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and amenities, telephone, safe (charges apply) and a flat-screen TV. ... more   less 
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Rialto Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
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