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“Great location for Zoo, Aquarium, Barcelonetta and city attractions” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Novotel Barcelona City
Ranked #158 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location for Zoo, Aquarium, Barcelonetta and city attractions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We used this hotel for a family weekend break in Barcelona post cruise. The hotel itself is very nice and the room accommodated our family of four - great swimming pool and gym on the rooftop which our two children loved (although the pool was a little cold the view (and lounging area) is spectacular. Also wii in lobby which was very useful at check in as it kept our children entertained.
Reception staff were extremely helpful concerning things like local transport links. Another great bonus was that we were able to print off our flight boarding passes ourselves - with absolutely no hassle! This saved us a lot of time at the airport.

We also very much apprecaiteed being allowed to use the pool and terrace after our check out on the day we were due to fly home. A real bonus for our five and nine year old children! The hotel is located opposite a great shopping complex complete with lots of popular food outlets and favourite stores (providing a cheaper breakfast for families than the one at the hotel which is very pricey).

The tram stops right outside the hotel and if you follow to the end of the line (10 mins) it drops you right outside the zoo and park (A really great family day out - we loved the dolphin show). Also you can walk in about ten minutes from this same stop to the Aquarium (another super day out - our kids loved the sharks) and the 2.5km Barcelonetta beach area which is just fantastic for sunbathing, play areas, out door gym areas, restaurants etc. There is a great tube station close to the hotel which we used to go into the city. Taxi rank at hotel too.

I think that some rooms might have views of the Cathedral. We had a gorgeous view of a gerkin shaped building which was lit up at night - which we loved! We will definitely stay in this hotel again (budget permitting!)

Room Tip: Ask for one with a few of the Cathedral or the gerkin building which is beautifully lit up at night
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The hotel is close to the airport about 20-30mins by taxi, but the taxi was about 35 euro so I would advise getting the train because that was so much cheaper at 3.60 each. We arrived about an hour before check-in time and were told we had to wait, this wasn't ideal after a flight! The hotel was very nice and modern, the swimming pool on the 19th floor was nice but extremely windy. The breakfast at 18euros each was expensive so we didn't eat at the hotel but its also difficult to find somewhere to eat even at the shopping centre because the food wasn't great. The beach is a 20 minute walk. The sagrada familia is also 20 minute walk and then you can walk from there to la pedrera and to barcelona cathedral from there to la rambla. But if you dont enjoy walking then the metro glories is a few minute walk next to la torre agbar that you can see from the hotel. It's also cheap 26 euros for a two day travel card for two people. Parc guell is very worth the visit to see Antonio Gaudi's fascinating architecture.

Room Tip: Rooms from 14th floor up have amazing views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

We nearly always stay at Novotels when doing city breaks. You know what you are getting and they never disappoint. On arrival, check in was quick and easy, very helpful staff. Our room was on 12th floor so had quite a good view over Barcelona city. Usual room size with flat screen TV. Bathroom had hairdryer and toiletries. Breakfast was fine, lots of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, cheese, ham, bread and pastries. There was also bacon egg and sausage if you wanted. Although the hotel is slightly out of the centre I would definitely recommend staying here. The area is safe, large shopping mall across the road with a Carrefor supermarket, C and A, H and M, Zara etc plus a few restaurants. The tram stop is just outside the hotel and the Glories metro station 2 minutes walk. Fast and easy access (2 or 3 stops to city centre). Would recommend you buy a T10 ticket from the machines at the Metro station for about 9 Euros. This enables you to have 10 journeys on the Metro or tram. Would we stay here again - yes we would.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed at the Novotel, pre-cruise in August. The superior suite was excellent with a great bathroom and also a 1/2 bath. The room was one of the few in Barcelona that could accomodate our family of 4. Location isn't within walking distance of Las Ramblas but there is a tram right out front and taxi's are plentiful in Barcelona. There is a mall right across the street which was handy and had plenty of restaurants. We had the breakfast included as it was a pretty good deal in our internet price, however I would not get the breakfast if you had to pay full price. The room was clean and the front desk personnel were excellent. Not inexpensive, at least not by our standards, but I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Clean, modern, well located, terrific roofdeck with lounge and swimming pool overlooking the ocean and with great city views, including Sagrada Familia and the nearby Torre Agbar. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Novotel Barcelona City
Address: Avenida Diagonal 201 | (entrada por calle Granada), 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#51 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#77 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#114 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#116 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Barcelona City 4*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Novotel Barcelona City Hotel has 264 rooms (including 22 suites) and is located right in the heart of the city on Avenida Diagonal (one of the city's main streets), next to Plaza Glòries and 55 yards (50 m) from the Jean Nouvel Tower. The hotel features a Claravía restaurant, a bar, 6222 sq. ft (578 m2) of meeting rooms, an outdoor pool on the terrace with panoramic views of Barcelona and a fitness center. Easy access to the hotel via Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral. (The swimming pool is open only from 1st June to 20th September 2011) ... more   less 
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