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Hotel Curious
Ranked #78 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Very modern.”
Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Great modern hotel situated just off la ramblas. Don't be put off by the 1 star rating, whoever is giving out the classifications was clearly drunk when assessing hotel curious! i have stayed in worse 4 star hotels both in terms of amenities and service.

The rooms are comfortable, clean and the free wifi was very handy. It was about a 250m walk to Leice metro station.
The staff were excellent and helpful when we had a small medical emergency and I was grateful for their help.
Breakfast was good although there were a number of dirty uncleared tables when we ate.

I would happily return here.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Peter,

Many thanks for your review! All our guests' opinions are extremely important for us. They all make us improve our daily work. We will take note about what you pointed out and will try to improve our service.

Once again, many thanks and we hope to see you very soon again in Barcelona!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I arrived at Hotel Curious, located literally just off the middle of the rambles, and were immediately greeted with English and a friendly staff. We checked in and were given a map with all the must-see locations marked for us. Although there is an elevator, we were unaware of this at the time so we carried our luggage up 3 flights to our room (take the elevator!!!). The location was perfection - we were staying in barcelona for 3 days and from Hotel Curious we were able to walk absolutely anywhere in the city we wanted to. Breakfast was not huge but big enough with some meats, cheeses, breads, pastries, and more. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
The only reason why I give this 4, not 5, stars is because we found the room to be a little dry and the bed not too comfortable. Because of this, it resulted in some stuffy restless nights that we could have done without. But in our opinion, this was very minor compared to the lovely experience we had in Barcelona especially considering the price and rating of the room. Overall, If we return to Barcelona we will definitely stay at Hotel Curious again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor! We celebrate that you and your boyfriend had such a good time in Barcelona city, which is amazing!

All the best from Spain,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Barcelona
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We enjoyed the great Service, very friendly staff, the very nice room and thevgood breakfast Buffet. We would like to emphasize that children are also very welcome. Thank you for 3great days in Barcelona!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Wow, thank you very much for your lovely review! Thank you also for sharing it with other travellers, your opinion is very important for us!

Glad you had a wonderful stay in Barcelona.

Best regards and hope to see you soon again,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Have to agree with all the positive reviews I read before travelling to Barcelona. Hotel Curious couldn't be in a better location...right off the Ramblas, but very quiet. Like others, we arrived quite early and were surprised to be able to get the room right away. Mateo is a wonderful source of information, very welcoming and friendly. Hard to believe it's a one-star rating...terrific place in a glorious city!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very grateful for your wonderful review! Our guests' satisfaction is our main priority, that's why we want to be their home in Barcelona city center. Tourist information, 24h guest care, breakfast included, free WIFI and... at the heart of Barcelona!

Looking forward to welcoming you again soon,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Better late than never to review! We stayed in Hotel Curious for one night in January and we loved it! It was the first time that we have ever stayed in a one star hotel - with free wi-fi too - and we have to say that it outshone some of the 4 star hotels that we have been in! The hotel is in the excellent location, just off La Rambla and although the room was on the small side it was very clean and we had a lovely little balcony which overlooked the street – loved it! The bathroom was also very modern and clean and I took time to relax in the bath with a glass of wine in hand and the French doors open listening to the great atmosphere from the street below – bliss! Breakfast was included and offered a variety of cereal, cheese, ham, yoghurts and delicious breads & pastries set you up for the day. The staff were fantastic, extremely helpful and pleasant and we would most definitely recommend Hotel Curious to friends and would stay again if we return to Barcelona!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you VERY much! We feel really happy to read that you enjoyed very much your stay at Hotel Curious, as you well said, a little one star hotel in Barcelona city center. We offer no luxries but if you come to Barcelona for a short period, we believe ours is a great option: free wifi, free breakfast until 11am with fresh and quality ingredients, 24h front desk service and... at the very heart of Barcelona! No transport is needed, you can reach everywhere by foot!

Once again, thank you very much!

We look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It has been a few months since my daughter and I adventured to Barcelona, but the fond memories of our stay at Hotel Curious linger. Our flight arrived very early in the morning and we found ourselves walking from the Plaza Catalunya to the hotel just for orientation expecting that we'd only be able to drop our bags and then return later in the day for our room. They were so kind and accommodating, checking on the availability of a room at that early hour and then welcoming us to check in early at no charge. Everything was just perfect. Our ferry to Mallorca didn't leave until the following evening so we left our bags with the hotel staff and felt confident that they were secure in their care. Just a great place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor with other travellers! We are deeply thankful and happy to read that you had a great experience with us! Our guests' satisfaction is the most important for us! That's what we work very hard for!

Once again, thank you very much!

We look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Hurray for Hotel Curious!!!! a little 1 star hotel in Barcelona with a 5 star service: "VALUE and LOCATION" **Spacious, efficient, and clean rooms **Free WIFI **Excellent breakfast with a variety of breads, cereals, ham, cheese, juices, coffee, and boiled eggs. And best of all Caryn, Mateo, Albert, and the rest of the nice folks at Hotel Curious. My husband became ill and their help and support was most appreciated. We like the Hotel Curious so much that we are planning to return next year to complete the rest of our planned vacation. See you later Caryn, Mateo and all the nice folks at Hotel Curious.

Room Tip: Room 101 with balcony to the front on Carme street
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

WOW, thank you very much! We are very happy to read your experience with us and celebrate that you liked Barcelona and also our little one star Hotel Curious. It has been a pleasure to have you with us! We wish your husband is fine!

We hope to welcome you soon again in Barcelona!

Best regards from all the Curious team,

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:
#10 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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