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Hotel Praktik Rambla
Ranked #67 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Beautiful, centrally located hotel”
Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful staff. Beautiful rooms. Easy to get to from BCN.

Please note that the rooms are a tad small. If you travel with alot of luggage you may it challenging to store your stuff AND be able to walk around in the room.

Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and for recommending us.
Next time you visit us, you might try one of our superior rooms, they are much larger than double standard rooms.

Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!
Best regards
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We enjoyed a superior room with a balcony to the beautiful Rambla de Catalunya for 3 nights in April. Comparison shopping/pricing and TripAdvisor reviews brought us here (first time to Barcelona). We very much enjoyed our stay, and the city, and overall, the hotel, but had some issues that would cause me to consider other choices next time.

Big Positives: the location is unbeatable. Beautiful street, convenient to everything! The king sized bed was extremely comfortable (a bit firm, as most European beds seem to be). Good linens. The room was spacious. The large tiled shower was great. The building itself retains some charming old-world features. The front desk folks were pleasant and efficient. As mentioned, the price was good value.

Some very minor negatives: the design concept touches were superficially striking, but on second inspection, had some execution issues that were a bit cheap and poorly thought through. The lighting, in particular, was harsh and unappealing--the room at night was a bit of a fluorescent mess. There was no task/area lighting in the entry/closet area at all. The open shelving was workable, but a few drawers, somewhere, would be very welcome. The "hardscape" of the room's walls, ceiling floor and public areas meant that noises traveled: luckily, fellow guests were considerate, but overall the hotel was very resonant, and might be a problem for light sleepers. No tissues provided--shelf/counter space in the bathroom a bit undersized. Again, all of these are minor quibbles, but together (especially the lighting) lowered the comfort and appeal of the space.

More significant issue: unfortunately, the bathroom area manifested a persistant mildew smell, verging on a mildly sewage-like odor. With the (loud) fan running, and the door to the bedroom area closed, it was possible to greatly lessen and almost ignore this. Note that the interior wall of the tiled shower-only bathroom carve-out, while high and completely private, did not extent to/join the high ceiling. The unpleasant smell seemed to wax and wane over our visit, as well.

I had seen a few posts mentioning this sort of problem, and had frankly decided that the posters were oversensitive cranks, or mistaken, or most likely were describing a transient issue that wouldn't be present when we visited. I don't know if this their experience was the same (perhaps worse), but I will add our experience to the reports here and leave it to the reader to make his/her own decisions.

We did not insist on being moved, so I can't fault the desk/management for failing to respond. We arrived in travel exhausted mode, and by the next day had "settled in" to what was overall a quite comfortable room. The issue did not ruin our visit or the hotel, but it did take a 4.0 experience down to a 3 for us.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Essex, England
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Just returned from a three night stay to celebrate a friend's birthday. Hotel was fantastic, building was absolutely beautiful, great room, great shower, great location and great staff. The hotel has no bar or restaurant but is very close to both and the staff were happy for you to purchase food and drinks and enjoy them on the lovely outside roof terrace, even providing a corkscrew and glasses and offering ice!! The location was brilliant and within 5-10 minutes walking distance of the main square (where you get the bus for the airport) but just far enough away to be quite and away from the main tourist area. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for such a nice review! We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Praktik Rambla.
Thank you very much for recommending us and we are looking forward to seeing you in a near future!

Best regards from Barcelona!
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I travelled to Barcelona last October. Tried hard to find a hotel at the center of the town, with less than 150euros/night. Booked at Praktik Rambla. Nice hotel, large rooms. Mine reminded me of NY style, especially the bathroom. Breakfast is served at the coffee shop just next to the hotel. That's Praktik, but i did not enjoy it much. You can certainly have your coffee in a must more cozy place and for less money. Overall, it is a well preserved hotel with personality, located on the road las Ramblas. I think it would be nice to include a mini bar with basic stuff like water and soda. Thumbs up.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Marianna_BCN
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your kind review about Praktik Rambla.
We are really glad to know that you liked the Hotel and the room. We regret about the breakfast. We know that some people would like to have a minibar in the room but we don’t provide this service so we can keep the lowest rate in the area. But we do sell water at the Front desk.
We would liek to take the opportunity to point out that Praktik Rambla is on Rambla de Catalunya, not the famous Ramblas, so we can avoid any misunderstanding.

Thank you again and best regards from Barcelona!
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Gorredijk, Friesland, Netherlands
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Very good design hotel. Central in de city of Barcelona. Good beds and spacious rooms.
Pity that breakfast is not more extensive, but it was enough.
The staff was very friendly and helpful

Room Tip: The rooms facing the street are noisy than the rooms at the back
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Harm B
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for leaving your comment about your stay. We are glad to know that you liked Praktik Rambla and its peculiar design.
We hope to welcome you again in your next visit to Barcelona.

Greetings from Barcelona
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bishop auckland
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Just returned from a great 3 night stay in Barca. 3 couples with a standard double room each.
We all liked but had some reservations about the hotel. More positives than negatives.
Positives: the outside terrace is a great place to meet, relax & enjoy a drink (bring your own or buy from bar next door)
Location is fantastic two blocks from placa catalunya
Attractive design and boutique character in keeping with Barca.
Good value for money for a city centre hotel
Friendly, efficient & very helpful reception staff.
Negatives:
Though trendy, our rooms were small, with limited natural light, no outlook and occasionally one room had a foisty smell. Not suitable if you want to spend time in the room.
Struggled to get the AC to work properly.
No fridge - forgot that bottled water could be bought at reception until you wake thirsty.

These negatives only had a minor impact on our stay in May but will become more pronounced as the weather gets hotter.

Overall we had a great trip & enjoyed the hotel, particularly the terrace and location. convenient for cheap Aerobus from airport. Didn't take breakfast vouchers for next door's restaurant, but called for one snack which was poor, as was service, But loads of choice for breakfast elsewhere.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time to leave your review about Praktik Rambla. We are glad to know that you liked the Hotel and enjoyed your stay despite your negative points.
The A/C works fine but we understand that it might be a bit difficult to set it properly. Anyway the front desk staff is always willing to assist guests for anything they need.

We look forward to welcoming you again.
Kind regards
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Property: Hotel Praktik Rambla
Address: Rambla de Catalunya 27, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#55 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#126 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Praktik Rambla 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Praktik Rambla embodies a new boutique hotel concept, an excellent combination of exquisite design, chic comfort, authentic local architecture and the best possible location, all at a low price. A unique place, square in the middle of the Example district, where you will find everything you're looking for in Barcelona, at a modest cost. ... more   less 
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