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Holiday Inn Express
Ranked #282 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Kiev, Ukraine
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30 reviews
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“Good stop gap”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Typical Holiday Inn express, good rooms with brf is basically what you expect. A bit far from the city center but subway station is in two blocks. It's also not far from the beach about 10-15 min. walk. Worth for money

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

- when you arrive to Barcelona airport you can reach the hotel in 2 different ways:

Option1 ( light luggage only!!!) : it will cost you around 10 euros per person. You will have to take the Aerobus from the airport to plaza de catalunya then you take the metro from their to urquinaona station and you change the line of metro and you take it to llacuna station toward La Pau
(the hotel is located at 400 meters from llacuna metro station)
- option 2: You take a taxi directly from the airport to the hotel. It i
Will cost you if you do not bargain 35 euros according to the taxi meter however you can bargain by telling the taxi driver tgat you will pay only 30...( it worked for me :) )
- we arrived around 16:00 from lyon france and nobody was there to help us with the luggage
- the receptionist ( a yound lady, i forgot her name but she is not jennifer) was frowning and unwelcoming in a way i felt that i am inder police investigation when she asked for my passport
- however jennifer and the other boys on the reception were much more helpful and welcoming
- the breakfast is self service. No big variety but fine for a 3 star hotel
- there is a vending machine in the lobby where you cAn Buy water or chocolate ... I personally bought my things from a small shop just next to llacuna metro station
- very very expensive internet rate 12 euros per day
- overall experience was average because we wanted something closer to the city center and la rambla

  • Stayed November 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stayed 2 nights before a cruise and were not disappointed at all.The location was good as it was near the beach and also the metro system which made it easy to get to most places without too much trouble.Rooms were comfortable and quiet (we asked for a room at the rear of the hotel on the top floor)
Breakfast was the best we have experienced at a Holiday Inn Express anywhere.
We did the tour at the Barcelona football stadium and even though we are not football fanatics was excellent.You get to go through the tunnel that leads onto the pitch which was the highlight.
You do not need to book online before you go.The cost is 23 euros or 17 euros for seniors and well worth it.
Taxi from the airport 35 to 40 euros and takes about 25 minutes which seemed quite a lot but worth it for a door to door service with three bags plus hand baggage.
Good pizza restaurant is Mama Mia just a short stroll from the hotel which was friendly and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Quiet rooms are at the back of the hotel on the 6th floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This was the most disappointig hotel!. Ii has dirty carpets and bedding is not appropriate, the bathrooms are not cleaned properly.The pictures on internet are very deceiving. I complained to the Head office and they promised to refund one day but i never received it,

Room Tip: If you visit Marakesh, Moroco, Holiday inn is the best!. It is like a five star.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Its ok for just a few nights but no more. Its an Express, so its basic but if you are on a city break - you are not going to be in the room much anyway. Rooms were adequate for this type of break and very clean as is the whole hotel. It is out of the city but access around by tube is very easy and cheap. Nearest station only 5 minutes away. Breakfast is continental and is ok but nothing to shout about. Come out of the hotel turn left for a range of bars and shops which also lead down to the stunning beach which is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

staff: goods, not very friendly
Hotel: good position, 2 minutes walk to near metro station
No food or room service( very bad for relaxing, breakfast very croweded, realy not holiday inn hotel)
Parking: very costy
Air condition very bad and not working.
Toilets: strange desine of toilets flush.

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

It is a clean and nice hotel but you should walk about 20 minutes to seaside which is one of the best of barca.
Staffs were freindly .
Back room has no view and front the street.
Overall you should visit barca .
It is really a beautiful city.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Holiday Inn Express
Address: C/Pallars 203, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#204 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express 3*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@opened in May 2008.A privileged location within the new architectural project 'Barcelona 22@' with easy access makes the hotel an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers.The Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@ is located at few minutes away from the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), Forum Area and the beach of 'Mar Bella'. The Sagrada Familia, the Barceloneta area, Plaza Catalunya, las Ramblas and all the major modernist Gaudi's buildings such as La Pedrera & Casa Batlló are located just at few metro stops away and the Barcelona`s stadium 'Camp Nou' is located 6 km away.Our 186 bedrooms offer a refreshing modern decor, tea & coffee making facilities free of charge, internet access (WIFI in all rooms as well as public areas), flat screen TV with satellite and pay TV available. We offer a delicious complimentary continental buffet breakfast to all our guests!! We are looking forward to welcome you to the 'Hotel Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@'. ... more   less 
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