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Andante
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Drassanes, 23-25 | Raval, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was a wonderful find. The location is exactly what we wanted - near everything by foot or Metro yet not on a noisy street. This boutique hotel is modern, attractive and, most importantly, clean! The front desk staff could not have been more helpful. No matter whom we asked or how often, we were answered in wonderfully good English and with a smile. The room was a decent size and the bed comfortable. The only less than perfect aspect I can mention is that there were a few amenities that I, probably as an American, was accustomed to having: a clock, pad of paper and pencil, hair conditioner (the liquid body wash and shampoo were one and the same.). These, however, were not reasons to be less than thrilled with our choice. A definite thumbs up!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,

We appreciate the time that you took to post your comments. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your experience with us and the city.
Reffering to the amenities, We consider seriously your comments for future improvements in the services of our rooms.
Please don't hesitate to contact us again in case you come back to the city.

Best regards,

Andante Hotel Barcelona
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is just 3 blocks from the Ramblas and the crowds and noise. A perfect location with Metro stops nearby. The airport bus(A1 or A2) is a short 15 minute walk making this an easy connection. The place is very clean, modern and our room was large by European standards plus offered a nice large modern shower. The front desk staff were remarkable! They were eager to make suggestions, bring out a map, and help any way they can. This is the place to stay in Barcelona.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,

First of all, we would like to thank you to share with other fellow users of TripAdvisor your experience in Andante Hotel.
Our main goal is to help our guests to enjoy his stay in the city and we will transmit your comments to our entire team who always appreciate words of praise.
As you comment, We are strategically located, which makes us the perfect hotel to start off the adventure in the city.

We would love to welcome you in the future. Please, don't hesitate to contact us for the next time you visit the city.

Best regards,

Andante Hotel Barcelona
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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stylish hotel, good location, friendly staff
Check in was very quick and professional, the reception ladies were very helpful and friendly, the room was clean and the breakfast was very good and also there the staff was very nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,

We appreciate the time that you took to post your comments. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Comments like yours, help us to continue improving and we really want to thank you for these nice words

Please don't hesitate to contact us again next time you visit the city.

Best regards,

Andante Hotel Barcelona
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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived from the Port of Barcelona after our 12 days cruise. The taxi cost us only 10 Euros. When we arrived the staff was warm and friendly, even when it was not yet check in time, our room was ready 5 minutes after check in. Hoorah!! Our room was a good size, had a modern, clean and fresh feel when you walked into the room. We had three beds that were comfortable. The bathroom was modern and super clean. You can hear the people talking on the room next to us but we were exhausted at night so it really didn't matter.

The pool on the roof was small but with a beautiful view. There are so many things to do and enjoy in Barcelona that there is not really time for the pool anyway and even when it was 90 degrees the temperature the water was cold. But that is what Europeans are used to and we didn't go to Barcelona to be on the pooll! PLUS the view is really to die for. Regardless if you are going to use the pool or not just to take a picture up there, you must go there. Its amazing.

We left the luggage and went walking to Las Ramblas that is only two blocks away and we walked up and down the strip visiting the Market (El Mercado), exciting place full of people, food, spices, salami and Jamones....very nice walk! Kept going until the end of it and then back. Ate at LA PATAGONIA affordable and exquisite Paella and Sangria. After that we went back to the hotel for a quick change and then back out to Las Ramblas again, then to La Barcelonetta for some Gellatto, then again Tapas y Sangria!

Walked again back to the hotel. By the way, every door is accessible with the room key and I loved that. This made us feel so secure! If you are not a guest of the hotel there is no way you can roam inside.

The front desk was always extremely professional and well trained, very welcoming. We speak Spanish perfectly so we didn't try their English but when is Spain do like the Spanish and at least you should try to communicate with them in their language.

I loved everything about this hotel and I recommend it 100%. I will definitely go back to Barcelona and this will be the place where we will stay!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,

We are very pleased to hear that you would definitely stay with us again. Comments like yours, help us to continue improving and we really want to thank you for these nice words.

Your comments about our location, service, security system and quality, are the best reward and encouragement to continue making our guests' stay an unforgettable experience. We will transmit your comments to our entire team who always appreciate words of praise.

As you comment, Barcelona is an amazing city plenty of activities to do and our strategic location makes us the perfect hotel to start off the adventure in the city.

We would love to welcome you in the future. Please, don't hesitate to contact us for the next time you visit the city.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, I'd like to thank the staff of the hotel for making our stay so comfortable, it was much appreciated. As one of our stops on our honeymoon, we didn't know what to expect when we entered the hotel as it is located in a very urban area. We entered our room and not only was it cosy but clean; one night the staff left us a bottle of champagne congratulating us on our nuptials! The location itself is quite central, however a scenic walk to La Rambla is the closest with the coast line to your right or inner Barça to your left once your get there.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,

Give us grate know that you enjoyed your stay and we are very grateful you to take your time sharing your experience in TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the bottle of champagne. Our main goal is to make enjoy our guests of his experience in the Hotel.

We would love to welcome you in the future. Please, don't hesitate to contact us for the next time you visit the city.


Best regards,

Andante Hotel Barcelona
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dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Loved this hotel. Staff uber helpful and welcoming. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Best of all they could accomodate our family of 2 adults and 3 kids with a 2 bedroom family room. Location as really central, just 3 minutes walk from Las ramblas. The only slight draw back was that road between the hotel and Las ramblas was a little uncomfortable for my kids in the evenings. Will definetly be staying here again when we next return to Barcelona.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,

We appreciate the time that you took to post your comments. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your experience with us and the city.

Referring to the location, Andante Hotel is located in the center of Barcelona, close to major tourist attractions and shopping area. It is important for us to let you know that is a very safe area.

Please don't hesitate to contact us next time you and your family visit the city.

Best regards,

Andante Hotel Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We arrived a few days late to check in, due to having to postpone our holiday. We had phoned ahead to warn them this would be the case, but I think there had been a bit of a language barrier as it had been presumed we had cancelled. However, the Andante staff truly showed excellent service in going out of their way to make sure we were accommodated and were very apologetic, we ended up getting a room probably better than we would have had in the first place. So my advice would be, if making changes just make sure you are clear!

The room itself was fab, spacious, light and clean despite having to be prepared for us quickly, the shower was powerful and the beds large enough to accommodate the whole of my 6'8" boyfriend, and incredibly sumptuous and comfortable!

As for accusations that the pool is small and with little space; of course it's smaller than a usual pool, it's a ROOFTOP POOL! The views are amazing, worth the price in itself, and it's a nice touch the pool being saltwater rather than overpowering chlorine, perfect for a quick dip after tanning and reading rather than a long swim. But it's size is clearly advertised so people shouldn't complain.

The card system I did not find an issue and appreciated te extra safety measures. The breakfast also had a great range and was good quality.

The location was ideal, felt like you were in real barcelona, yet close to major tourist sites. Don't be put off by what you read about El Raval, we are a young couple and always felt safe, just be sensible and don't take any valuables out and hide money under clothing.

All in all, this is an amazing hotel with lovely modern decor, helpful friendly staff with great facilities and rooms - in an interesting location, highly recommended, thanks Andante!

We will return to this hotel at any opportunity, whenever we're next in Barcelona! Which, reflecting on how beautiful the city is, won't be long!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andante-Hotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Andante, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear client,


First of all, we would like to let you know that we are really sorry about the misunderstanding at your arrival and the inconveniences it could cause. Fortunately, we could solved it quickly due to our main goal is to offer the best services to our clients.
We appreciate your comments about the quality, service, staff and the rooms in general. We will transmit your comments to our entire team who always appreciate words of praise
We are very pleased to hear that you would definitely stay with us again. Comments like yours, help us to continue improving and we really want to thank you for these nice words


Best regards,


Andante Hotel Barcelona
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Address: Drassanes, 23-25 | Raval, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#33 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#86 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Andante 3*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The building is located in the Raval Quarter, in the Ciutat Vella district. It is superbly located on the Av. Drassanes, 23-25, which is in the old city center, right in the heart of Barcelona, a few minutes walk from Las Ramblas, Port Vell, the cruise terminals at the port, the Maremagnum leisure area and the Paral.Lel theatre district. Andante Hotel is a 3* establishment, practical, modern and inexpensive, with 134 rooms over 10 floors, with different types available: Doubles, Triples, Family, Singles, with a Balcony, with Panoramic Views and for the disabled. All rooms are exterior rooms. The hotel provides an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, Internet corner 24h, luggage storage room, late check-out room, reception 24h and gym. It also offers buffet breakfast with "show cooking". It has a large terrace and a self-service microwave and vending machines for drinks, snacks and sandwiches. ... more   less 
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