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Hotel Principal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Junta de Comerc 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #268 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Very good hotel, clean rooms and perfect location. A quiet street near La Rambla, lots of good restaurants and bars nearby. Breakfast was ok en the people are friendly and helpful. And a nice view from the terras on the roof

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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in neighbourhood of the ramblas. And metro licieu. Not far to harbor port vell and place Catalunya. Boqueria market is around the corner. In the middle of el raval. Everyday clean towels.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 nights here and were very happy with the accommodation. The room was clean and very spacious. The only issue we had was with noise, unfortunately the rooms are not well soundproofed and you can hear conversation from the corridors and adjacent rooms ( we felt this was a minor issue and it didn't interrupt our sleep but light sleepers may disagree). Staff were all very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We (married couple in sixties) Just had a weekend in Barcelona with a few thousand others didn't know it was a Spanish bank holiday, we arrived 9-00pm Friday night, our room pre-booked the hotel porter was very helpful (spoke very good English) he gave us some advice and wished us a happy stay which was very nice (it was the bit of advice about the pickpockets that bothered me, anyway we didn't see any, but would we recognise them if we did, oh for goodness sake stop worrying about it, just be aware, as you have to be in any major city in the world and stay safe and be alert) what a fantastic place Barcelona is, we did the tour on a bus, you can buy a ticket which will let you get on and off where you like and see all the sites you really need two days or more, unfortunately we didn't manage to go and see the Gaudi Cathedral, well we did from the outside as we passed on the bus but there was a massive queue so we gave it a miss, the hotel was well placed for the Rambles and there are plenty of eating places about,
The Hotel was adequate, clean, rooms made up every day its only somewhere to sleep and have a shower, we had breakfast out so cant comment on them, there were drinks machines hot and cold

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Came for a 2 night city break - amazing location just steps away from La Rambla and very near a metro station too. Staff were friendly and helpful. Clean and simple rooms, everything you need. Would stay again if i was on another short trip in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night - terrific location, clean and spacious room and good facilities like free wifi wherever you are in the hotel.

Bathroom was very clean with fresh towels and shower gel / shampoo etc and the shower was great!

Would definately stay at the hotel again when next in Barcelona.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Fantastic location, excellent staff and reasonable rates. The buffet breakfasts are very good with a wide enough selection to satisfy everyone. The rooms are clean and well kept. On this stay we pushed the boat out a bit and had the penthouse room, which is on the roof with its on private terrace, lovely.
This has been the second time we’d used this hotel and we’d certainly use it again.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Principal

Address: Junta de Comerc 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#169 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Principal 3*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Principal is situated in the centre of Barcelona’s Old Town, just 200 metres from Las Ramblas. It features a rooftop terrace, 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi access throughout. The Principal offers simple, attractive décor throughout and rooms are spacious. Each has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel serves a daily, buffet breakfast. There are several bars, cafés and restaurants within walking distance of the Principal. Guests can make use of computers with internet access, available in the hotel reception. Staff at the tour desk can provide information on Barcelona’s tourist attractions and arrange car rental. The Principal is 10 minutes’ walk from Barcelona Cathedral and the city’s Gothic Quarter. The Old Port is around 700 metres from the hotel, whilst Liceu Metro is a 5-minute walk awa ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Principal Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Principal Barcelona, Catalonia

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