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“Brilliant; location, room and breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Curious
Ranked #71 of 523 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant; location, room and breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We took a triple room for two nights and couldn't have been more pleased. We slept well in a clean room with cute balcony (I did need extra blankets delivered by housekeeping) and found it incredibly convenient for sightseeing and dining out. The breakfast was great and good timing (until 11). Soap and sachets of shampoo were provided but it's worth bringing your own toilettries. We also opted for the massages which were an hour of heaven and the relaxation one in particular was transformational!

Room Tip: There is a lift but even first floor didn't seem noisy to us.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you very much for writing these lovely review about Hotel Curious! We are so glad that you had such a great stay with us!

As you already pointed out, Hotel Curious is at the heart of Barcelona, so this is the perfect point for visiting the whole city by foot. Metro station is 3 minutes walk, so if you decide to visit a far venue, there's no problem to move through the city and be always very well connected with our hotel.

Once again, thank you so much and we hope to see you soon again at Hotel Curious!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Very close to the boqueria, las rambas, beaches, etc. staff was very friendly and breakfast is served until 11am, what I found great! Thea rooms are small and compact. - we did have some issues with the tv, also, they should offer more English speaking choices. We travelled with our 2 y old and they were great with her! Super friendly!!

The bed was a tiny bit on the uncomfortable side. - thin mattress.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about us!
Yes, we thought that when our guests are on holday, they don't want to wake up very early, so we offer our breakfast service from 8am until 11am every morning. Holidays are for relaxing and sleeping and resting a lot!
Regarding the TV, we are trying to add more channels on our TV in english.
According to the most of our guests, mattresses are very comfortable. We are very sorry that they did not please you.

Once again, thank you very much for choosing Hotel Curious.

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in double room with balcony that opened through the internal courtyard on the first floor (there's a different color theme for each floor, first floor is green). It was very nice and quiet at night. Room was on the small side but functional and comfortable. We didn't feel cramped at all, though we were travelling with 2 huge luggages! Bed was comfortable. Shower was great. Reception staff was super nice and helpful. You'd feel right at home here. Hotel location was A+++++ at the center of everything! Walking distance to Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia, Barri Gothic. Many great resaurants nearby. We'll definitely be back!

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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for such a great review about Hotel Curious!
Our hotel is a one star little hotel located at the heart of Barcelona and our main priority has always been our guests satisfaction: helping them to make the most of their time in Barcelona. We're very glad that you had a great time in our lovely city.

Once again, thank you very much for choosing Hotel Curious!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

As many before me: this hotel is about its location and the price. My room (looking to the back side) was a bit small but OK. It may be helpful if there were a few drawers. Breakfest is OK but is the same every morning. The staff at the desk - most helpfull.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for trusting Hotel Curious for your recent stay in Barcelona.
We are very looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Great location, friendly staff and very clean, if tiny, rooms. If you are looking for a budget accommodation with en suite bathroom, I'd highly recommend. Would be even better if guests were provided access to the rooftop terrace.

Room Tip: Requested a balcony room, received a note that they would try but no guarantees. In the end, I had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kim Z
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a short & very nice review on TripAdvisor about us. We're very glad that you liked Hotel Curious and very happy because you had a great time with us.

We have a rooftop terrace but according to the law, at this very moment we can't open it for guests use, but we are on negotiations. Nowadays it is full of machines of the aire conditioning system.

Once again, thank you very much for trusting Hotel Curious and we hope to see you soon again!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Sintra, Portugal
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Curious is extremely well located. The rooms are clean and very simple but have all you need, except good tv channels (3). Breakfast is quite good and staff is welcoming. Careful with the discounts available at the reception as some places may not accept them. Overall a well deserved 4.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank RitaXauXau
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a short but nice review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Regarding the establishments of the Curious Card, we will take up the matter. It is very important that it works properly in order to give an excellent service to you, our guests. That's the point. Thank you for your report.

Once again, thank you very much for trusting Hotel Curious and we hope to see you very soon!

Our best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Del Mar, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Hotel has a great location for sightseeing in Barcelona right off Via la Ramblas and easily accessible from airport via the airport bus. A no frills hotel very reasonably priced. Staff very friendly and included an excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank msdelmar
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your lovely review on TripAdvisor about us! We're so glad that you had an excellent stay with usand hope to see you soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Property: Hotel Curious
Address: C/ Carme, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#22 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Romantic 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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