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“Charming no-frills gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Curious
Ranked #78 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
NYC
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Charming no-frills gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Located on one of the many narrow streets right off Las Ramblas, this hotel has a great location and the customer service was exceptional. Matteo went above and beyond to accommodate our last minute changes ( due to Vueling strike) at no extra cost. The rooms are fairly small but thats too be expected in Europe, however the bathrooms were pleasantly spacious and stacked up with all a weary traveler needs. The bed was really 2 singles put together- so dont expect too much closeness while sleeping, since they would separate. We spend 3 nights in Barcelona in this hotel- with continental bfast included! Would def recommend staying here for the value, service and the location!!

Room Tip: While extremely convenient and close to major touristic attractions *the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank msx2006
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor!

Our main priority is that al our guests have a pleasant stay in Barcelona, and we try our best daily to reach their expectations.

Once again, thank you very much!

Hope to see you soon at Hotel Curious!

All the best,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights recently, with my Mum and my neice and we all loved it! We had a fabulous triple room on the fourth floor, which had a super little balcony, from where we could look down towards La Ramblas. Yes, you're that close to the very heart of this wonderful city. Yet, we found the hotel to be very quiet, no street noise or other guests noise too.
The room had three comfy, good sized beds and a lovely modern bathroom and while there is not an excess of wardrobes we found it all perfectly adequate.
The breakfast "continental" i've ever had and you could easily fill up for the day. My tip-make yourself a serrano ham and cheese toastie in the panini press-superb!
The staff are all AMAZING! All super efficient and so friendly.
Any negatives? None whatsoever!!!!
Treat yourself and stay here.

Room Tip: Fourth floor is fab.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julie K
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

WOW! Thank you very much for your great review on TripAdvisor about Hotel Curious!
We are immensely glad that you had a great stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you very soon again!!

All the best from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Perfect hotel for a short trip: located in the very center of Barcelona, small but very clean rooms, very helpful reception, free WiFi. I guess that the best rooms are on the 4th floor - with a small balcony. My colleague got a room 303 on the 3rd floor and the window there faced a wall!! only in 50 cm away. So just ask for a better room!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tata_natalie
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvsor! As you point out, we have two types of single rooms: one with balcony facing the backyard and another one with a window. Normally we try to give our guests the one where they are going to be better, but sometimes we run out of these ones and we have to give the smaller one.

However, although small, they are pretty nice: they also have everything for a pleasant and great stay in Barcelona city center.

Thank you very much! We hope to see you soon again!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a great spot to stay in the heart of Barcelona. Staff very friendly, breakfast is nice, fresh and continually refurbished. Barcelona itself is a fabulous city and the hotel provides you with great hints of places to see for an enjoyable holiday. Would have no hesitation in recommending Hotel Curious

Room Tip: Weekend is difficult to get a good nights sleep - had a twin room facing a street apart from the wee...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bvn17
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

WOW, thank you very much for your review!
We are very glad to read that you had a great stay here with us!
We hope to see you soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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NJ
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Hotel Curious is by no means a luxury hotel - it's actually very simple and boutique like but the staff, location and rooms are AMAZING. We stood here 1 night pre cruise and it was a great choice. The room was spotless which is always a plus. You are steps away from the center of everything and the gentlemen at the front desk is extremely informative -- it's a nice touch that there's a beer dispenser in the lobby as well :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shareen M
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor and look forward to welcoming you any time you wish. We'd love to be your home in Barcelona!

Best regards from the Curious Team,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Scarborough, ME
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We did not enjoy our room at the Hotel Curious. It was without many of the comforts of home. There was one folding chair, a miniscule bathroom and TV, and a balcony that faced a dirty ally.
Yes, thankfully we were in Barcelona and spent very little time in the room, but the waking time we spent there was uncomfortable.
The included breakfast was good and the staff were great.
The location, was is one block from Las Ramblas another great selling point. But if you want a place to relax after a great day, in a great city and before dinner find another hotel.

Room Tip: Stay elsewhere
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Maine2664
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are so sad to read that you did not enjoy your room at Hotel Curious.

We regret we didn't meet your expectations. We are a non-pretencious small hotel of one star at the heart of the city. The most of our guests find our hotel very comfortable and our rooms with a very adequate size (you can see it in almost all reviews), and we even have a good quality-price relation. Last year we were awarded by TripAdvisor and chosen to be included in their "Bargain Hotels" Category.

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with another couple for three nights...wow! This place is so incredibly handy to Las Ramblas and within 5 minute walk of the airport and tourist buses. The rooms were what we expected, but they were spotless and everything worked, no stains, no broken tiles or anything that you usually find. The free wifi was good enough to FaceTime the uk and worked well, the tv was good, and the breakfasts were fantastic, everything you could want, I think we took an hour over breakfast! The staff were all incredibly helpful and smiled, from the cleaner to the manager, I really liked this place, I would highly recommend this hotel, don't think about it, just book it! You won't be sorry!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you so much for your lovely review. You are so kind! We all at Hotel Curious celebrate that you had such a great stay with us. This is the most important for us and that's what we work every day for.

Your opinion is very important for us. Thank you once again for taking the time to write some lines about our work. A big thank you!

Looking forward to welcoming you soon any other time you come to visit Barcelona,

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:
#15 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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