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Hotel Curious
Ranked #69 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Hotel Curious is an amazing centrally located hotel , close enough to Las Ramblas to be convenient , but not too close. Yes it is a simple hotel room , but the important things get a big tick. Great bed , super clean , simple clean bathroom , quiet position and brilliant , helpful and importantly happy staff. It is next door to one of the best fresh food markets in Europe , and you can easily use the two streets back rule and find top food , groovy bars and artisans in their workshops making clothes and jewellry. Just turn left from the hotel and wander you will find real people living their real lives

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many many thanks for your nice review on TripAdvisor about us, and about Barcelona!
It is easy and clear to see that you enjoyed very much your stay in our city, and we are very proud for that! Barcelona has a magical and special charm and we like that our guests love it and take the most of their stay here with us.

We look forward to welcoming you any time you want to come back to the city!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Helston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

OK, to be fair, I'll get the good stuff out of the way - the hotel was clean and the free breakfast good value.

Now the bad. I know hotels near Las Ramblas are well known for being small but this room was quite oppressive. It's as if when designing the hotel they measured a bed and 2 bags then gave you the smallest amount of room possible to move around the room. The same in the bathroom - the door would only JUST get past the shower (which meant the door was constantly in the way if open). Would be interested to know the euros charged per square foot.

Anyway could live with that but had a query regarding payment (e-mail from hotel not clear regarding pre-payment) and was dealt with by the most aggressive hotel staff member I've ever seen. Ranting and raving about 'not had a problem in 4 years,' produced a file of customers' bills to demonstrate his point and then mock-bowed. All done with raised voice. Completely spoiled our stay at the hotel.

Anyway, there are plenty of hotels in Barcelona, STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE! If they're all full, DON'T BOTHER GOING

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your review and the gesture of sharing our experience with other travellers on TripAdvisor.

Hotel Curious is a small familiar boutique one-star hotel at the heart of Barcelona and it is something that we have never tried to hide, we were never pretentious. It is pointed our in our website as well as in all our social networks.

We are aware that it is impossible to be loved by everyone, but we are specially sad about your words. We hope that you give us another chance and let us show you that our guests satisfaction in our small hotel has always been our main priority and we guess that this is why our service is so much appreciated, valued and prized.

Our best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Director Hotel Curious
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The right price, the right location (a short block off the Ramblas) ...an excellent breakfast, and with the window closed - quiet in a noisy city. my husband would have liked an extra shelf for his toiletries and better reading lights. i was happy just the way it was - except for the elevator which was so tiny, i walked up six flights to avoid riding in it. I'd book here again, if we are lucky enough to return to Barcelona.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor! We all are very happy to hear that you had a great stay at Hotel Curious.

We take good note aout the shelves and about the reading lights. We consider your suggestions. Thank you very much. With our guests comments we can improve our services. Your satisfaction is a priority for us.

Thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Edinburgh
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88 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a short break to Barcelona. Really cannot fault the hotel at all - location is excelent, rooms are clean, shower and bathroom - exactly what you need, rooms aren't too small either. Breakfast is fine too - self service buffet as you'd expect on the continent. Woudn't hestiate to recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wanabe_traveler
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

WOW! Thank you very much for your great review on TripAdvisor. We celebrate that you had such a nice stay with us!

From all Hotel Curious staff, many thanks, and we really hope to welcoming you soon!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Consett, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just got back from 3 nights here, clean and excellent location, friendly staff and would highly recommend.
Minutes away from Las Ramblas and easy to find from the bus and metro stations. Staff more than happy to help and to make suggestions where to eat and drink. Maids thoroughly cleaned rooms every day and replaced bedding and towels each day. Breakfast was a simple buffet style affair, well stocked and served till 11. Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank natttttalie
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your sweet review on TripAdvisor about our place. Happy to read that you enjoyed our Hotel, our breakfast and our staff.

As you mention, we clean the hotel daily, change towels, serve breakfast from 8 until 11am (there's no need to wake up very early if you are on holidays!). We would like to add that we offer free WIFI and breakfast in all rates.

From all members of Hotel Curious team, we would like to thank you so much, and look forward to welcoming you soon again at Hotel Curious!

Kind regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Edinburgh, UK
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100 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Very nice modern hotel in a great location just off la rambla, ideal for making the most of Barcelona's nightlife. Was a little worried when i saw the "one star" rating on the wall outside, but the friendly welcome, decent sized room which was newly decorated, new bathroom and small terrace were much better than one star! Only downsides were thin walls and breakfast was only so-so (eg fresh orange juice was extra and there was no-one to ask for this).

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Thank willgo79
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

We want to thank for your nice review on TripAdvisor. It is so nice to know that everything regarding your saty in Barcelona was so great, as well as regarding our place. Ours is a small, friendly and familiar boutique hotel with no luxuries but very comfy for a short stay in Barcelona city center, that's why our hotel is just one star. Thank you for the five stars! :)

Thank you very much! We are very looking forward to welcoming you any other time soon!

Our best regards from Barcelona!

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Granbury, Texas
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great little hotel in convenient location. Rooms small but clean. Front desk very friendly and accommodating. Will store luggage if you get there before check-in and helped with taxi to port. Enjoyed included breakfast!!! We were looking for somewhere reasonable for one night before a cruise and were very pleased with everything.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TriciaTravelin
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review about Hotel Curious on TripAdvisor! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona so much. So glad that you liked our little otel Curious. We take real care of every single guest, and I think this is very important wen you travel aboad. We want you to feel like home in our city!

Thank you very much!
We are so looking forward to welcoming you any other time!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Property: Hotel Curious
Address: C/ Carme, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#93 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Curious 1*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This chic, good-value hotel is just 50 m from central Barcelona's Las Ramblas and the Boqueria Market. All rooms are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The stylish rooms at Hotel Curious feature large photos of Barcelona's major attractions and monuments. The modern bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer. The Curious has a dining room where guests can enjoy a varied buffet breakfast. Room service is available and there is also a bar. There is a tour desk and guests can hire a car or bicycles at the hotel. Massage treatments are also available. The central location makes exploring the city very easy. You can reach the beach in 10 minutes by taking the number 59 bus on Las Ramblas. Ciutat Vella is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, tapas and food. ... more   less 
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