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“Central Location - No frills Comfort” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal Grau
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/Ramelleres 27 | Raval, 08001 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #138 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
Doha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Central Location - No frills Comfort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel is ideal for one or two. Layout of the room is excellent including bathroom. Hotel is clean and recently renovated. Has lift and stairs are convenient. Very good value. No breakfast but next door to cafe. On pedestrian road connecting to Las Ramblas. Some street noise from nightlife but with windows and shutters closed, disturbance is minimal. Large safety deposit box and relatively large room. Staff is alert, polite and well informed. Plaza de Catalunya is 5 minute walk, at most. Caters to value attuned travellers.

Room Tip: Pick room facing pedestrian street. Good view of all that goes on.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in Hostal Grau during a recent trip to Barcelona. We visited this hotel a few years ago and returned primarily for the great customer service. The staff was outstanding during this visit too. We arrived early and the staff allowed us to register early and held our luggage while we visited local sights. We returned later in the day and were happy to find that our luggage was waiting for us in the room. The hotel was extensively remodeled since our first visit. The rooms are spartan (no phone, tv, or radio), much more modern than before, and its clear that being eco friendly was the primary goal. The location is ideal, close to metro, Las Ramblas, and grocery store nearby. Great base for a visit.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostalGrauBcn, Reception Team at Hostal Grau, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and you decided to come back. It's really nice to hear that our staff was able to help you at all times.
Yes indeed we have transformed our hotel into eco-friendly place and this is why we have decided to keep the design of rooms in a simple convention. Every opinion of each Guest is very important for us so we will definetely take your suggestiones into account when we will plan another changes in Hostal Grau!

Hope you will come back again!

Best Wishes,
Hostal Grau Team
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Clearlake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely large (Superior) room for a reasonable price, on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the little plaza out front. Everything was immaculate, with a very nice bathroom, hanging closet and safe. There was a desk and plenty of outlets for charging electronics.

Best part was the friendly, charming and helpful staff. And the Bar Centric, located directly under our room, where we went every morning for coffee and every evening for a nightcap. Also delightful people there.

The neighborhood was filled with little shops, bars, and restaurants. Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas are two blocks away. Great find.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostalGrauBcn, Reception Team at Hostal Grau, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for great feedback. It is very nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our staff made you feel welcome. We are glad that you also liked the design of our rooms: we are very proud of them. The main concept was to design them in they way they will be ecological and Guests could feel cozy at the same time.

Once again thank you for staying with and we hope you will visit us again!

Best Wishes,
Hostal Grau Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

someone really thought through the design and materials. it was extremely comfortable and bright, and feels a lot less like a hotel and a lot more like the kind of apartment an expat might rent out for a few months. our room had an absolutely massive bed.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostalGrauBcn, Front Desk at Hostal Grau, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you spent nice time in Barcelona. As we are small family-run place it is even more important to hear that you found everything well designed. We did it with support of our friends. We chose just natural and organic materials, for example the beds you mentioned are handmade!

Thank you for visitng us and we hope you will visit us soon again!

Best Wishes,
Hostal Grau Team
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Melbourne, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This little gem of a hotel fulfilled all our hopes for our long-awaited trip to barcelona. Ideally located to get to all the sites by foot or metro, it was clean, quiet and eco-conscious. The beds were fantastic, rivaling much higher end hotels. We got personal attention from the staff at this family run guest house, who even made cakes and cookies for a Halloween party complete with homemade decorations. They are soon to get their LEED certification, showing their commitment to a chemical free environment. Beyond that, Hostal Grau is dedicated to its clients knowledgeable about Barcelona, helpful and honest. Tip: book directly through the hotel for a better rate. Highly recommended

Room Tip: Ask for a triple. You get an extra couch/bed which is great to have for storage (minimal otherwise...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostalGrauBcn, Front Office Manager at Hostal Grau, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
Dear Paula,

Thank you very much for your great review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the small Halloween Event that we prepared. It's really nice that you mentioned that we are a "Green" Hotel. We really put our heart into this project. As you mentioned about our beds, they are fully handmade and also from eco materials. That's why they are so comfortable!

It's always a pleasure to hear from our Guests that we did a good job, it makes us work harder and harder.
Hope you will be able to visit us again!
Best Wishes,
Kinga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So glad we picked Hostal Grau! everything about it was lovely. Our first time in Barcelona and everyone at the hostal was very helpful. Rooms are fresh clean and spacious! Definitely enjoyed our honeymoon stay here. A little noise buzz at night due to the bar centric downstairs but we didn't mind.. cant beat them join them for a drink or 2 :) Exactly what we did!
Thank you Hostal Grau team!

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostalGrauBcn, Front Office Manager at Hostal Grau, responded to this review, November 4, 2014
Dear Jamiraquai,

Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and our staff was able to make you feel welcome.
Thank you for mentioning the rooms! We pay a lot of attention to their design and cleanliness.
It was a pleasure to host you and congratulations!

Hope you will come back on your anniversary!

Best Wishes,
Hostal Grau Team
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This hostal DOES NOT include breakfasts. The location is perfect: 5 walking minutes from Plaza Catalunya. This hostal is perfect for those looking nothing but a good bed and a good shower nothing else. It is so eco that black ants walk by in your room... I have been in other eco hotels with lots of more eco details than this one. There is no place to put your clothes but a small piece of furniture. no carpets... no TV, no radio or telefon, really simple. I didn't like the WIFI asking me every single time for my password...and neither the late cleaning of our room... We were three at the room and they would always put only two towels. Otherwise receptionists are very helpful and kind. Be aware not to bring anything valuable...otherwise is not a promise you will bring it back home... :o(

Room Tip: Not so much to say about the rooms they are all on the street side...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HostalGrauBcn, Front Office Manager at Hostal Grau, responded to this review, October 25, 2014
Dear Caminante56,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It’s great that you found some time to let us know where we can still improve. We always take every opinion of our Guests very seriously and listen to their suggestions.
Right now as you mentioned we do not serve breakfasts but soon we will arrange a space connected to our lounge for that. At the moment we are working on our healthy breakfast menu so you can send us your ideas via our facebook page!
We do not have any electronic devices in our rooms but it’s our purpose. We want it to be oasis to rest and find a piece of mind. That’s why we want to keep it simple. The only rooms with TV are SUITES (just 4 in the whole buiding).
We, of course discovered the ants problem in the room that you stayed and we would like to assure you that it is solved permanently. Please accept our apologies for that.
Regarding your comment about safety in our hotel we recall a situation when your belongins were found in the room after your check out and they were right away returned to you, so we hope in that matter everything was handled correctly.
Thank you again for your review and we hope that during your next visit everything will go just perfect!
Best Wishes,
Kinga
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Address: C/Ramelleres 27 | Raval, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Grau 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family eco-chic hotel located in the center of Barcelona, only 2min walking distance from Las Ramblas. We have a "green" philosophy and we are just about to Get the gold Leed Certifation(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System ). Decoration is fresh, mostly white with eco products and natural furniture. Our beds are organic and hand made beds "Naturalmat and Coco-mat". Reception opened 24hrs and freen internet access. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hosteria Grau Hotel Barcelona
Hostal Grau Barcelona, Catalonia

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