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“LOVED, LOVED, LOVED everything about Hotel Curious!!!”
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Hotel Curious
Ranked #74 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Shoreview, Minnesota
1 review
“LOVED, LOVED, LOVED everything about Hotel Curious!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2010

My friend and I stayed at Hotel Curious for 4 days, prior to setting sail on our Mediterranean cruise. We loved the nice, open modern lobby and the friendly gent, Mateo when he welcomed us after arriving via taxi from the airport. We were pleasantly surprised when we opened the door to our quaint, tidy, clean room...then to go out on the balcony and see the view!! WOW! It was very quiet and we slept well. The breakfast was great with lots of variety. Very close to Las Ramblas- the 'main drag'! The two of us women always felt safe. The staff...Gwen, Carmen, Mateo and Alejandro were very pleasant and always willing to help us with directions and anything we needed. We loved everything about Hotel Curious and will always have wonderful memories of how kind and helpful the staff was to us American tourists. Upon returning home to MN, I contacted my travel agent to tell her how wonderful this place was and to definitely refer her other clients to this awesome hotel!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

Just back from Barcelona where we stayed in Hotel Curious. Have to say it was really a great hotel.From our arrival to departure we were looked after so well. Nothing a problem for the great staff. I forgot my eu plug and they were able to supply mewith one. Staff so helpful explaining where to visit, best tour operators to use,anything you needed to know!Room was lovely, with balcony overlooking the street. Great shower, rooms cleaned everyday. Will definitely be going back and recommending this hotel to all friends and family. One felt very safe there,door locked at all times, you just had to ring bell.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Curitiba, PR
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

Great location, just one or two minutes walking from Las Ramblas. Great deal! Breakfast is included in the price and it's not a big buffet, but it's really good! The fruits are really good and very sweet.
Room is simple, but very comfortable. However, a mini frigobar in the room would be great.
Wifi is also included on the price and worked well.
Staff is very friendly. A nice employee gave us a lot of tips when we arrived. I would definitely recommend to my friends.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Artur29, Director Hotel Curious at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, November 5, 2010
Thanks for the comment, we appreciate your opinion.

The Breakfast Buffet consists of quality and necessary food to start the day.
We appreciate your suggestion about incorporating a small fridge in the room.

We hope to see you soon or your friends at the Hotel Curious.

Best Regards
Artur Artigas
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2010

Location Location Location can walk to most sites,friendly and helpful staff nothing was a problem for them, good breakfast which is included in the price, wifi in rooms worked well and little details had been well thought out,can recommend Bar Mirinda,and Lobo turn left up alley Carrer Den Xucla 2 mins from hotel.
This is an up and coming area so get there before its spoilt!
Yes would stay there again

Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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De Haan, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2010

friendly staff,good breakfast,clean modern simple rooms en bathroom.
100m from Ramblas,
do not hesitate, just book

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2010

Do not be fooled by the one-star! - Barcelona's best kept secret place to stay. (The one-star is to keep prices down).

My stay at Hotel Curious was phenomenal. I admit that I was anxious about the one-star status, booking online (from Canada). After reading the MANY positive reviews and comments, we decided to book. Mateo was very helpful in coordinating a room for us, and was diligent in sending email communication back and forth.

We went to La Merce 2010 (Barcelona's biggest celebration) - so it was very busy. A room was found for us (there are only 30-some rooms). The rooms are BEAUTIFUL, with high ceilings, and an entire wall mural. I found the room size fine, although small, there is a very clever usage of space. There was a balcony, and functional temperature control. DTV has several foreign language channels. It has been recently renovated. Clean, comfortable, and cozy.

The location is amazing. Right on Las Ramblas, and 2 blocks from the Liceu metro stop (everything is accessible). No problems with food or entertainment. 1 block from La Boqueria market.

Service is the best. There is an INCLUDED continental breakfast, with cereals, yogurt, breads, fresh fruits.... Meats including sausage, spanish ham, cheeses, warm hard-boiled eggs. Beverages all sorts.

The staff are knowledgeable, and give excellent suggestions for trips, and touring. Their English is very strong, and very helpful. They will help you with calling, and allow you to print off your boarding passes for free. WIFI is free.

Summary: Absolutely the best kept secret place to stay in Barcelona, for multiple reasons:
Affordability - best price for quality stay, including breakfast.
Location - on Las Ramblas near metro stop.
Service - knowledgeable staff, and very approachable.
Quality - excellent renovations, (looks more like a 3-4 star).
Downsides - nil really. I thought the rooms were cozy, and large enough.

Yen, from Canada. (I usually NEVER fill these things out). - I also stayed at another 3-star hotel prior to Hotel Curious - 2 blocks away, and this was a far better find!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2010

This hotel couldn't have been in a better location, right in the centre
The decor in the room was great too. We had a little balcony in our room that we could see the quite and nice Carme St.
The hotel is very modern and trendy but not in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. Our room was large and spotlessly clean.
Breakfast was nice: some fruits, cereal, pastries cheese, etc. served from 8am to 11am.
Service people have been very, very friendly
We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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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:
#14 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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