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“Better than expected” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel 54 Barceloneta
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig Joan de Borbo, 54, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Barceloneta)   |  
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Ranked #353 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Better than expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

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

Room Tip: Corner rear facing rooms looked biggest and probably the quietest
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I stayed here for work and was pleasantly surprised by the trendy, chilled out vibes.

The public areas are pretty small but perfectly formed - great attention to detail. The bar is small- doubles up as the breakfast area in the morning.

Breakfast is nice - I just grabbed a few take out bits and took it to the beach.

Rooms are small but again nice and trendy. Wifi it strong throughout the hotel.

Receptionist and bar staff were all really pleasant.

We used the main area for a meeting during the afternoon and they were perfectly accommodating.

This part of the city is nice - I'd return in my own time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

The staff are really helpful at the Hotel 54. There is a manned bar until 0000 every night which makes great cocktails and tapas. You can take this either in the lobby, on the patio or on the roof terrace.

The room itself an internet ready TV for YouTube-ing at your leisure. The free WiFi is also a great asset. The bathroom has a great shower although when cleaned our towels were only replaced once over our three night stay.

The checkout time of 1200 also gives you a bit more room for the turn-around.

Barceloneta is a fantastic area and the hotel has great bus links just outside. The 64&39 will take you round to the other side of the marina, and the 59 will take you up Las Rablas and to the Plaça Cataluñya. Hotel 54 is also a 3 minute walk from the beach and there are a plethora of decent bars and restaurants at your door step. I would thoroughly recommend buying the "Hola BCN" transport cards which give you unlimited public transport throughout the city.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

It´s a nice hotel, localized very close to the beach but it´s within at least 20-min-walking distance from the Ramblas and Plaça de Catalunya, so consider this hotel only for summer.
The interior is kinda futuristic and functional, the air conditioning is really faint and quiet (but efficient) thus it´s impossible to catch a cold =)
There´s a rooftop with a nice view of the Port and Barceloneta.

Room Tip: close to the beach but it´s within at least 20-min-walking distance from the Ramblas and Plaça de Ca...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We recently spent a total of six nights at Hotel 54 - at the beginning and end of our trip to Spain. As others have mentioned, the hotel enjoys an unbeatable location. Everything is within easy walking distance of the hotel including famous sites, excellent restaurants and the sea.

That said, there were a couple of negatives that made for a less than enjoyable stay.
First of all, the noise was the worst we have ever experienced in any hotel and that includes hotels in Europe, Asia and North America. The walls between the rooms have no sound insulation and others' lives are yours to share... Also, there are many hard surfaces, so sound just bounces off everything. Some nights we were awakened three or four times by people slamming doors, dragging wheelie bags down the hall, and talking - sometimes at three or four in the morning.

Our room faced the marina, and was very clean. The bathroom was OK but the original shower head had been replaced by a sort of hand-held unit which meant crouching in the corner to take a proper shower. The soap was the size of a communion wafer and one of our bath towels actually had a hole in the middle of it.

As for the breakfast, it was unimaginative and very basic compared to what we were offered in other hotels we stayed at on this trip. In a country that is famous for wonderful food, this breakfast buffet offers processed meats and cheeses, wrapped croissants, watery scrambled eggs, cold baked beans and tinned peaches and pineapple. Even the orange juice is made from crystals. Some mornings we just had coffee. Certainly, nothing was worth paying an extra supplement for, which sadly we did.

Would we return to this hotel? Probably not, unless management addresses some of the obvious problems.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed 6 nights at Hotel 54 and I would thoroughly recommend to the moderate traveller whrer you will get grat service, excellent locatio and modern facilities. This is the BEST neighbourhood to locate yourself fro a stay in Barcleona. It is home to the waterfront distrcts, the Barcelonetta Mercato and an amazing range of traditional tapas bars and quite funky bars and restaurants. I could live in this barri!

Room Tip: Don't worry abot breakfast- there is so many optins at the doorstep
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in an excellant position near the breach and also to the rambla , the stuff is extremlly friendly and nice , the view is nice for the front room which i didnt stay in , nice modern clean room for the cost . But the only issue is that walls are really thin so u will actually live with your neighbour noise espicually if there is a baby or deeply in love couples like i did

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Address: Passeig Joan de Borbo, 54, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barceloneta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #353 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel 54 Barceloneta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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