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Reviewed October 17, 2011

As many others have stated, the location of this hotel is prime. Easy access by foot, metro or taxi (taxi stand on the corner, just steps away) to all parts of the city. Easy walk to Placa Catalunya, La Boqueria, Barri Gotico, Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. Easy metro to Sagrada Familia, Placa Espanya and Montjuic. And it sits on one of the prettiest tree-lined boulevards in Eixample The hotel is clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful, all of whom spoke english well enough.

However, I would suggest that, if amenities and being pampered are important to you, you should probably look elsewhere (and be prepared to pay much more). We got the "Praktik WOW" upgrade, which got us a superior room with a nice balcony view of the Rambla Catalunya, which was lovely. The room was about the size of a standard, budget hotel room in the U.S. The bed was large (U.S. "king size") and comfortable enough (if a tad bit firm) and there was just adequate space for hanging and storing clothes, suitcases, etc.

Overall, we were quite pleased with our stay at Praktik Rambla and would recommend it to visitors that don't require the amenities. For example, if you get up early and want that first cup of coffeee right away, your best bet is to make the short (one-and-one-half block) hike to Starbucks for your morning Joe. The cafe next door (where you go for the inclusive breakfast, which we did not opt for) didn't open until after 9am while we were there.

We knew before going that there would be little to no amenities and that was fine by us. We chose the hotel for its location and its value. We knew we would not be spending much time in the hotel so didn't see the point in paying for all the extras.

Room Tip: Get the "Praktik WOW" upgrade. Judging from the size of the superior room, the standard room must be quite small. However, note that having a balcony view of the Rambla Catalunya is subject to availability at check-in. It is not guaranteed with the reservation.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

Dear Guest

I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Praktik Rambla Hotel.

The amenities we offer are one of the best in the Market: H2O+, which are done with algae and are completely natural, we offer always the best posible to all our guests.

I am also happy to know that you enjoyed our WOW rooms, which are bigger than the standard rooms and with exterior views

We look forward seeing you back in the hotel.

REgards

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

This hotel has a fantastic location, minutes from the subway, Catalunya Square and the beginning of Las Ramblas. The staff were great, we had an "issue" with our AC unit (we had not idea how the remote worked) and the front desk came up right away and walked us through the features. Rooms were large (we had double standard) and unbelievably clean, each evening it was as if we had a brand new room. The bathroom shower was huge as was the closet space, which includes a free safe. The thing that stood out was the style of the hotel and the rooms, which were very artsy yet comfortable at the same time. I would definitely stay here again. The only reason I did not give this a 5 is that there is not a restaurant or bar within the hotel itself, though they did offer juice from 3-5 each afternoon.

Room Tip: Double standard rooms are considerably larger than the standard room and worth the extra (and not substantial) price increase. Also, rooms facing the rear courtyard are much quieter than the ones in front which are above a busy street.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2011

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for a great review. We are happy that for your stay in Barcelona you chose our hotel and you liked it. We would be glad to welcome you back some time.
Best regards

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

The Praktik Rambla is in a great location near Catalunya Square, just a few blocks from the beginning of Las Ramblas. Our room was modern, clean and functional. Our only compalints were the room was very small and there was no view. Bed was large and comfortable. The shower was great (I have a "thing" about showers.) Hotel staff was courteous and attentive. They also spoke excellent English. We stayed in room 108.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2011

Dear guest,
Thank you for your time writing this review. We appreciate you chose Praktik Rambla for your stay in Barcelona and that you liked it.As for the room, everytime we try to give to our guest the best room available, but it depends on the availability. We hope on your next stay you will be fully satisfied.

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Sitting in my room at the Praktik Rambla enjoying the comfort and street scene, I feel truly relaxed. This is my 4th stay here in 2 years. It was nice to arrive and have Olivia recognize me as a past guest even before we identified ourselves. She is truly amazing and any hotel or business would be lucky to have her. I have seen her switch between Spanish, English, Italian and some French seamlessly. The entire staff from Alex, the director, to every person at the front desk is helpful and accommodating. We were a tour staying in three rooms on this trip and all were comfortable. While the “Superior” .rooms are nicest, the standard rooms are very comfortable and economical when you consider you are in the heart of La Rambla. Trip Advisor tells me over 1500 people from around the world have read my first review of Praktik Rambla. As expected, this stay was just as nice.

Dining in Barcelona is always good. Whether a simple stop for tapas or an enjoyable meal, it seems like almost everything is good. For the best Gin and Tonic on the planet, try the Hendricks Gin and Fever Tree tonic over sliced cucumber next door at Piscolabis. You will spend a great deal of time upon returning home trying to locate a source for Fever Tree because all other tonics will never be as good!

Thanks for reading and I hope you try Praktik Rambla because it is a hidden jewel and a wonderful place to stay. The nicest rooms are 203, 303, etc on the street side and on the back side, 210 is amazing. That being said, all the rooms are nice and comfortable. Feel free to message me or let me know this was helpful!

Room Tip: The exterior doors and shutters allow you to decide how much of the street scene (if any) you want to enjoy. For real solitude, try a room on the back side.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2011

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for an amazing review. We are really happy you liked it here and you choose Praktik Rambla for each of your stays. For us the best reward is to see the guests feel comfortable and enjoy the moments spent here. We’ ll be happy to have you back soon. Greetings and all the best from the hotel staff.

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Reviewed October 11, 2011

Great room - clean and light-filled. Staff friendly and helpful. Quiet (facing rear courtyard). Complained aircon barely coped with 30 degree C, only to discover second split system behind screen above wardrobe. Perfect central position. Easy walk to harbour and yet just outside mega-busy area.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2011

Dear guest,
Thank you for staying with us during your vacations in Barcelona. We are glad to hear you like your stay here accommodated in our hotel. Best regards

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