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“great location, lay your head after sightseeing” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pelayo
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pelai 9 | piso 1º-1ª, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #336 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Antrim, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great location, lay your head after sightseeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Look up to see the sign ( as on the photo going from Plaza de Catalunya ). The hotel is upstairs, and entrance may be not visible at first sight. Very nice place to lay your head. Just hotel, a safe place to come back for night, don't expect other facilities. We stayed three nights with kids. It met our expectance. Definitely good value for money. And you are in the centre of Barcelona, very close to tube and airport bus from Plaza de Catalunya.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights on our trip around Europe and we loved it! The location is the best, just next to la rambla and bus and train stops. There is food and shopping and markets all around the hotel and everything is in close walking distance. The room was very basic, the shower was over the bath and water sprayed everywhere but that was ok! The bed was really comfortable and the room had a nice and big windows that opened up to give a great view of the street. It was a great place to stay with such a short time to see Barcelona as it was so close to everything.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

Just come back today after staying at the Pelayo for 4 nights. It is a fantastic location, only a 60 second walk from The Ramblas, bus stops and tube stop. The hotel was clean and private and the staff in receptio helpful. The continental breakfast seemed to be a little less than i expected ( a vending machine doing free coffees and individually wrapped pastries) however, i think given the price and the location you just cant grumble and there is a Starbucks & Subway next door if you really need something more substantial. I was quite worried about pickpockets etc because i'd read somany negative things bu you really dont have to worry,i dont think its that bad. We noticed quitea few beggars but a strong "No" and keep walking, they soon get the message. Make sure you use the "Bus Turistic" . Its 22 Euros a day or 29 Euros for 2 days. The Pelayo will be able to get you a discount for the 2 day ticket. The Sagrada Familia is well worth look but take my word for it, dont pay to go inside and look as there isnt anything to see except workmen and builders bums. All in all we loved Barcelona but our 4 day stay could have been compacted into 3, there isnt much to do unless you love galleries and art

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Milano
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2009

Pelayo is like a big a apartment in a wonderful zone of Barcelona. Rooms are really small, but they have all you need for that price. Perfect if you are alone...

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

comfortable, refurbished rooms.
clean.
good breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

The hotel is in an excellent location, within walking distance to Las Ramblas, but far enough away from the maddening crowd. It is right around the corner from a ticket agency for day tours/bus tours. The lobby was small but the front desk clerk was friendly, answered questions, and was generally helpful. The room was large by European standards with a well appointed bathroom. There was also a t.v. and small refrigerator.

I would definitely recommend the hotel for the price. By no means luxury but nice for the price!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007

Yes, this Hotel is a good location. However, the front desk could not even locate their own Hotel on a city map. The rooms are old, noise from the street is loud, and on top of everything they charged our credit card for the room twice. Overpriced and not worth it.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Pelai 9 | piso 1º-1ª, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #336 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Pelayo 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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