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“Location is great - everything else is awful!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gabriel la Rambla

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Gabriel la Rambla
Ranked #271 of 325 Barcelona B&B and Inns
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Location is great - everything else is awful!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

The location is great and everything else is horrible. Free wifi is misleading as it can only be connected while standing near the front door of the flat. We are English girls staying in one room - the buildings security had a resentment for girls coming in at 2am (in town for a festival!) and made it very difficult for us to return late at night. Security blocks the stairs and at some points let themselves into our flat to follow us. Not ideal. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

At first they asked to send a copy of the two sides of the credit card and a copy of the batch certificate, which as far as I know is dangerous and is not legal. When I refused to provide them with copies of the documents, they canceled my reservation because of allegedly not valid credit card. Then I asked to bill me for the advance payment, to confirm their intention to stay in, I promised to do so, but have not been billed. The hotel rooms at out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I guess the owners have more than one property and this revue is for apartment number 3 located in on the 2nd floor in a modern apartment block close to the Cheers Irish Bar just off the bottom of Las Ramblas.
We spent 4 nights Fri-Tues in this apartment we stayed in the new bedroom that was formerly the living room. This new bedroom does not have a wardrobe or any hanging space but from talking to the other guests staying, the other bedrooms do have good storage for clothes. The apartment was very clean with good facilities and excellent location however breakfast items were a little limited. The only real negative that spoilt my stay is that our bed was a steel framed fold up type and squeaked and pranged like a old piano when I sat, layed or moved on it. We would stay here again on our own or with friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Stafford67
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Where to start...
First we arrived at the location we booked (on hotels.com). No one was present and there was simply a phone number taped to the door. We didnt have a phone that worked internationally so after pleading with the bartender at the irish pub next door we were able to get a hold of who i assume was gabriel. The bartender said we were the 5th group that day to encounter the same problem and when gabriel arrived, he had some harsh words for him.

After walking 10 or so blocks from the original address (and about 2 hours after our original arrival) we were finally checking in. When he asked for 135 € instead of the 90 € we had booked, i refused and he began YELLING at me about taxes and service charges. He tried to have me put my credit card info into another booking web site, which i refused to do as hotels.com already had this info. He began to yell again and only after i told him to cancel our entire reservation did he start acting like a decent human being.

To make things worse, he told us that on our 3rd day he would move us to a bigger room. Sounds good right? Come that third day, we transfered rooms as promised and took a nap. Our nap was interrupted by his mother who said she needed to move us again for some reason. She moved us across the hall and while we were unloading, she got a phone call and decided we had to move AGAIN! she took us back upstairs and put us in a room much smaller than (and next door to) our original room. When we got up the next morning, our original room remained vacant.

After all of this, the little things didnt seem as important, but here is a list of other complaints:

The "complimentary breakfast" was oj and stale bread

The shower barely trickled water

Beds were abnormaly uncomfortable

Listed as "non-smoking" but people were smoking constantly

Things that didnt bother us but should also be noted:
6 floors and no elevator
No tv

Make sure to read the fine print before booking!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Drewd20
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London
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Don’t get fascinated by the prices. This b&b does not worth a penny. Barcelona is such a nice and beatiful town and dont let this b&b ruin your holidays.
Search for another place and enjoy the town.
The only good thing abt this place is the fact that is clean and it provides security 24/7.
Not reccomended!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Chris A
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Herning, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We lived in Carrer Santa Monica - right beside La Rambla and walk distance to Placa Reial and the statue of Colombus. And a nice balcony to the backyard, so the room was very quiet. A nice apartment when travelling with children :-)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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2 Thank TGH245
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We all 4 friends (all gals) wanted to have 3 days trip in barcelona so we were not looking for some expensive accomodation . We wanted a place which should be centrally located. And thats the place.

It is very easy to find from the drassens metro station and few seconds away from La Ramblas.
The location was perfect for us. Also, there was breakfast (milk,juice, biscuits ) included and also the kitchen facility could be used.

Well the lady which we met at the aprtment did not speak english, but we managed with the sign -language :D

It was also clean and location wise is also safe for us.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Simi p
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Additional Information about Gabriel la Rambla

Property: Gabriel la Rambla
Address: Carrer Ample 24, 3a-1a | Carrer Ample 24, 3a-1a, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #271 of 325 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Gabriel La Rambla Hotel Barcelona
Gabriel La Rambla Barcelona, Catalonia

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