Just returned from 9 days in Barca.This was our 5th visit and we decided to stay in Barceloneta for a change but surprisingly they are few hotels to choose from in this area. I only looked at the reviews for Hotel 54 after I had booked and was fairly apprehensive to say the least. However the only downside was probably the inside sound proofing and the poor wardrobe/storage space. Our room - 205 - was on the corner at the back and although initially disappointed at the lack of a view it was more than made up by the complete lack of traffic noise at night, The front rooms although having a lovely view of the port overlook a very busy pavement and road.
The bed was big and comfortable and sheets changed almost daily. Room cleaned every day and towels always changed on request. Quirky bathroom with glass walls. Could do with a blind on the bathroom window though as at night street light shines in. Room itself pretty basic with minimal hanging space and very small shelves but no drawers. Wall mounted TV, free safe and WiFi access. Very efficient air conditioning. Could hear people coming and going in corridor and furniture being moved above and below.
The reception bar area was smart and well kept but the breakfast buffet squeezed into a corner. We only had breakfast here on 1 day . Was only 9 euro but not great and better going to one of the nearby cafes. There is apparently upgrading work going on at the moment so this may account for lack of breakfast space. Bar and reception staff lovely and always helpful.
Best thing about this place is the location - 2 minute walk to the lovely beach, buses right outside for 10 minute ride into the city and easy walking distance to the Born district.
it would be nice for this hotel to have a bit of life injected into it as bar area and outside space was nearly always empty and the surrounding places were buzzing.
*** Generally I would rate this hotel as Good and not Average but cant do this on the above rating system
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Barcelona
- 54 Barceloneta Hotel
- Hotel 54 Barceloneta Barcelona, Catalonia