We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fab stay at this great hotel!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Aranea

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Aranea to your Saves list
Hotel Aranea
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Consell de Cent, 444 | esquina Nàpols., 08013 Barcelona, Spain   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #277 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fab stay at this great hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for two nights during a city break back in March and loved it. Beds were comfy, there were a few things broken in the bathroom but it did not affect our stay. There was more than plenty of choice at breakfast each morning and all staff were incredibly helpful! We loved the fact that it was 10 mins walk from the Sagrada Familia too! Would definately recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments about our hotel. All these help us to improve our services and premises.

We are glad that your stay was so enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon. You can visit our official website and find out the best deals to return to Barcelona.

Sincerely,
Jose A. Pamies - Director HOTEL ARANEA -
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

495 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    95
    243
    107
    28
    22
See reviews for
48
236
21
19
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Budapest, Hungary
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I spent 4 nights in Hotel Aranea*** in March 2013 with a friend, sharing a double-bedded room. We booked this accomodation only 1 week before the trip and we felt really lucky to get very reasonable price for this room (even though wanted separate beds but it was not an issue then as the bed was big enough). Cost of these 4 nights in a 3*** hotel was the same as a lower profile hostel. Room was clean, comfortable, not noisy (good noise screening by the windows & curtains), equipped with minibar, TV, locker, extra blankets. Air conditioning worked well.
Reception staff is nice and helpful, spoke very good English.
Hotel location is excellent: close to the city centre but far enough from the noisy Rambla. At least 3 metro stations are in a 3 mins walking distance. La Sagrada Familia is just a couple of blocks away.
We haven't tried breakfast in the hotel as several cafes are around: one is even better than the other. :-)
I cannot rate hotel services or the swimming pool (only on average) as we did not use any special facilities/hotel services.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your pleasant experience visiting our city and staying in our hotel.

We appreciate your kind comments and we hope to welcome you again in our hotel.

In our official webpage you can find the best deals to reserve and a lot of attractions for visiting Barcelona again.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies - Director HOTEL ARANEA -
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed in this hotel from 5th to 8th April 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. First of all the location of the hotel is excellent you are only 10 minutes walk away from the Sagrada Familia and several metro stations are closeby as well. You will need to take about a 15-20 minute walk to the centre itself but there are a few little tapas restaurants and bars near to the hotel and they are much cheaper than going into the city centre itself. As for the hotel itself, the room was spotlessly clean and the reception and staff in the restaurant are all very friendly and helpful. We had booked the bed and breakfast option and were really pleased with the choice of food available, you could have the continental style breakfast, hot breakfast (scrambled egg, toast and bacon) or just cereal, yoghurt, fruit or muffins. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Room 501 is a good choice
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about our hotel.

We are glad that your stay was so enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon. You can visit our official website and find out the best deals to return to Barcelona.

Sincerely,
Jose A. Pamies - Director HOTEL ARANEA -
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Sussex, UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at the hotel Aranea. Quite simply the hotel is probably one of the best and most comfortable I have stayed in, in the 20 Yeats I've been traveling.

LOCATION
The hotel is in a brilliant location a short walk from everywhere and good connections for the metro and sightseeing

BEDROOM
I stayed in room 601, clean bright and spacious, kingsize bed very comfortable great to have a stocked minibar at the usual hotel prices, large spotless bathroom . The maid service is first rate, can't fault it.

BREAKFAST
We had breakfast included in the room rate, the selection for breakfast was awesome, a huge selection if pastries, melon &pineapple, yoghurt, cheese, Spanish and italian salami, toast and preserves. A coffee machine provided 8 different choices of coffee and hot chocolate , the hot selection was fresh scrambled or fried eggs with bacon, the two waitresses were very pleasant and efficient every morning service with a smile and an "Ola"

Wifi us available throughout the hotel and you must pop onto the roof terrace to get one hell if a view of the surrounding steward and city.

Everyone we came into contact with at the hotel during our stay were friendly and helpful at every occasion ,

When you arrive at BCN look for the Aerobus connection into the city centre for €5:90 every 20 minutes and takes 25 minutes each way.

  • Stayed March 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about our hotel. We are glad that your stay was so enjoyable. The information that you are sharing with other travellers is very interesting and important.

We hope to welcome you again very soon. You can visit our official website and find out the best deals to return to Barcelona.

Sincerely,
Jose A. Pamies - Director HOTEL ARANEA -
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barcelona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The location of the hotel was perfect for what we wanted..near the cathedral. Not convenient to Las Ramblas. Clean hotel, beds are very hard. Front desk spoke English and was very helpful. We were able to walk to some good local restaurants for tapas and paella that the hotel recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments about our hotel.
All of them help us to improve our services every day.
You can also find out about the best rates on our official website.

Yours faithfully,

Jose A Pamies. Director- HOTEL ARANEA -
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bridlington
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed at this Hotel in mid March. The location of the hotel is just outside the center of Barcelona in a residential area, only 10 minutes walk to la Sagrada Familia and 20 to 25 minutes walk to the city center. There are three metro stations very close by. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the sheets and the towels were changed every day. The staff are friendly and helpful. The one thing that did let this Hotel down was the mattress on the bed (room 301) which was extremely hard and lumpy, making it difficult to get a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Mr Graham,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience during your visit to our Hotel.

Your opinions are important to us, to constantly improve our facilities and services.

The mattress in room 301 has already been renewed. We regret that it may have seemed hard and lumpy for you . If you had told us during your stay, we would have changed it before.

We appreciate your congratulations for the service and cleanliness and look forward to seeing you again in our hotel again in the future.

We invite you to visit our website where you can find deals and valuable information about the hotel and the city

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies Director Hotel Aranea
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Petaling Jaya
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Was here for consecutive 8 nights last week. First highlight is that the front office staff are all very friendly, courteous and helpful.

There is no iron/ironing board, no kettle, no coffee making facility in the room. There is a vending machine at the lobby and a small cup of cappuccino (~150ml) cost EUR1. There is no room service, and you can only get coffee after the restaurant is open at 7am. No they won't send to the room, its self-service. I just don't understand why the hotel can't supply a kettle in the room. This is one super irritating experience I had.

The location is OK, 20 minutes walk (8 blocks) to Passeig de Gracia. There 2 supermarkets around both sides of the hotel. There is also a very good patisserie called Joan's on the right side when you walk out from the hotel. This is a definite must go place. Have breakfast here instead of at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel was a disappointment, only a few choices and in general is of el cheapo and low quality except for the bacon which is quite good in taste. The bread and pastries are really bad, everyday!

The restaurant opposite the hotel has quite good kebabs, but open only later of the day.

The bed is of low quality, makes "springy" noise when you move. You can hear footstep of other people walking by your room, open their room door, turn on tap. Overall OK place to stay if the price is right for you, just skip the breakfast at the hotel. There is a 50/50 chance I may return to this hotel, if the rate is right.

Try to flag down a taxi at the roadside, or call the taxi company yourself.
DO NOT ask the hotel to call a taxi for you to the airport. Mine took me on a further route, with fare of EUR45.55! to Terminal One. On the trip from airport to hotel was only EUR31.50, both around the same time at 7am. This is a rip off.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Mr Song,

Thank you very much for your time and interest in sharing your opinions and experiences about our services and facilities.

We're glad you enjoyed the hotel, our 3-star facilities, very competitive rates and especially of our central location in the days in which our city received one of the most important World Conference on Mobile.

Rest assured that all your comments are important to us so we can improve our services every day.

Although we would like to tell you that your observation about the hotel and taxis is wrong. We do not control the fees and the services of taxis. Simply call a cab if the client requests it. If you think you have been scammed, your bill should have asked the driver, and having made ​​the claim pertaining to the cab company. We regret that may have seemed a scam taxi service, so you have every right to complain.
Unfortunately this happens often here and other major cities with visitors. And are facts which make a very negative image of the city.

Sincerely,
Josep A Pamies - Director Hotel Aranea
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Aranea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Aranea

Address: Consell de Cent, 444 | esquina Nàpols., 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#143 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aranea 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small and cozy hotel located right in the middle of Eixample, just a short walk away from Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia. The perfect place if you are visiting Barcelona for pleasure or business The Hotel Aranea have a nice restaurant specialized in Mediterranean cuisine, a business centre with internet connection, two meeting room up to 25 persons each one, TV room and solarium terrace on the top of the building. Parking on requestThe 84 light rooms are equipped with air conditioning, full bathroom with hairdryer, TV with international channels, safe deposit box, minibar, exterior telephone line and wire less internet connection. The meeting rooms “Girona” and “Ático”, are totally sound proofed. They both have natural light, audiovisual equipment and high speed internet connection. They are the perfect place for your business meetings. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, EasyToBook and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Aranea reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Apsis Aranea
Apsis Aranea Barcelona
Hotel Aranea Barcelona, Catalonia

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Aranea, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.