The clue is in the name - and they get it just right. A stylish and simple place to stay. Don't expect five star chic but the hotel meets the need for basic accommodation with just that little bit more. Our room faced onto the wide street that runs between the Zoo annex and the park. It was clean, comfortable with good wardrobe space and a small but well-appointed bathroom with an excellent shower.
The air-conditioning was a bit hit and miss - given the 22 - 24 degree nighttime temperatures, it might have become an issue for a stay longer than our four nights. We tried one night with just the shutters across the window but it was too noisy (it is a busy road). So we slept with the window shut.
The bottles of water in the well-stocked reception fridge and the good coffee were a great help. You can also get breakfast (9 euros) in the main reception round the corner from the Zoo annexe. The staff were very helpful and cheerful.
We are already planning to stay again - this kind of hotel in this interesting and attractive part of town is a big win for us. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Born district and looking out over the Ciutadella Park, this hotel has everything you desire: an unbeatable location and the chic&basic style. A classic building with an interior design with industrial inspiration; a hotel with an urban character opposite a park full of trees and grass and fresh air, chic&basic Zoo as a hotel full of contrasts and enchantment. In the "helpyourself" area you can relax reading a magazine and having a coffe, tea or just water at any time of the day for free. Behind the facade of a classic building, in the heart of the Born district and right opposite the Barcelona Ciutadella Park, you will find the chic&basic Zoo hotel. Enjoy a privileged location, with a unique ambience, in the contemporary centre of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chic & Basic Zoo Barcelona, Catalonia