I quite liked the hotel, my wife didn't. It was mid priced at approximately £600 for 5 nights but on arrival we paid to upgrade as the Deluxe Room we booked was rather small so we paid an additional 25 Euros a night for a balcony.
First the good points:
The location is excellent if you want to be in the hub of transport links and La Ramblas.
The room, despite being in the centre of the city was very quiet.
The king sized bed was very comfortable.
The air conditioning worked a treat.
The female Receptionists were first class, without exception amongst the best I've come across.
There was a safe and efficient fridge
Despite what others have said, I thought the breakfast spread was good with excellent coffee despite being out of a machine, several juices (varying quality) and water, Banana milk shakes some days, scrambled egg, unappetising fatty continental bacon, Frittata, cold meats and cheeses, rolls, croissants, yogurts, fresh fruit etc.
There is a Deutsche Bank a few minutes walk away next to Hard Rock Cafe to draw out cash from an ATM - I didn't like the look of the ATM machines nearer to the hotel.
There is a supermarket next door for stocking up on wine, snacks etc at a reasonable price
Transport links Hop On Hop Off/ Airport bus are literally around the corner
What wasn't so good:
The room was on the small side
The washbasin was in the room and the shower/toilet didn't really give privacy.
Our shower head wasn't working properly but in fairness, they mended it.
The dining area for breakfast is like a school canteen.
The courtyard where you can eat breakfast had no tables and chairs so you ended up hunched over breakfast that was both uncomfortable and not pleasant for eating.
It was chic over comfort and I didn't feel there was anywhere in the hotel you could just chill
Trying to be ever so trendy, each bedroom has a copy of the Declaration of Human Rights!
We spent two days on the official Hop On Hop Off bus and it was excellent value. We also enjoyed some squares a few moments off La Ramblas for drinks in the evening. There are some reasonable restaurants nearby. The port is about a 30 minutes stroll down La Ramblas.
There were lots of positive points about the hotel but if we returned to Barcelona, we would go for something more traditional and comfortable but I can see how it appeals to many people.
Go for a room with a balcony. Standard and basic deluxe rooms are on the small side.
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