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Novotel Barcelona City
Ranked #158 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Clean, modern, good location”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a good, clean and economical hotel in central Barcelona. As long as you dont mind a walk, you can get to the cathedral in 15mins, and to Las Ramblas in about 30 minutes.

Close by you have some great value authentic restaurants where you wont get ripped off. If you stay here you must try Recasens (see my review on this) and the 100 year old icecream shop Granissats, both of which are within walking distance. In fact this is one of the things that make this hotel location so good.

I'd avoid eating in the tourist area around Las Ramblas - where yuou can expect to pay complete rip off prices (e.g. 8 euros for a beer; or 55 euros for 4 slices of pizza with 4 drinks).

We were there for a birthday celebration and they immediately changed our room to give us a tower view on the 18th floor. Truly spectacular (photo uploaded).

One reason for choosing this hotel was the availability of family rooms where a fold down sofa bed was in the room, ready made.

The only downside was that the pool was closed. We visited in March and the temperature was 21 degrees C / low 70's F and it would have been great to dip into the spectacular rooftop pool. The staff said that is ios closed in winter because it is not heated. This should be on their website (kids were disappointed). However the pool bar area on the rooftop will be spectacular in summer, though note the pool is very small.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the tower on the 18th floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

The location is probably the best thing.
It is a 20-30min ride from the airport in traffic and you'll when you are there when you see a hotdog tower to the right and Carrefour grocery ro the left.
Its very near the metro as well, which can take to and from everywhere from point Gracies.
The room has free wifi for instant upload of the amazing pictures from city tour walk around Sagrada Familia to Park Guell and everywhere.
The rooms are comfortable enough, welcoming you with a generous 1L of mineral water for a tiring day. And the toilets are very nice as well.
I enjoyed my stay in Barcelona thanks to Novotel

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

5 friends spent 2 weeks and travelled a little bit around spain, Barcelona was our last stop on the trip and we managed to get this hotel reasonably cheap from a booking.com.

only two nights, but a great hotel! there was 5 of us so they gave us joining rooms, there was loads of space, (before we unpacked) it was clean and tidy with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the city.

Roof top pool, gym and bar - great place to kick start the night out.
The hotel was a tube ride away from the city centre, only after 11pm was transport a (minor) issue.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Brilliant place for hotel, location within two minutes of metro station and tram stop which in turn take 10-15 minutes to get into the very centre of Barcelona, next to big Glories shopping centre too with lots of food places. The rooms are very clean and tidy, nice bathrooms and the view from the hotel over Barcelona (especially from the rooftop where there are chairs to sit at) is outstanding. Shame the pool wasn't open but there was a decent gym upstairs and ncie bar to sit in. Didn't have the breakfast deal as thought it was very expensive when there were plenty of places nearby for cheaper. Overall very good, if back in Barcelona will definitely consider it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Hotel was very clean and offers a lot of activities.
Price is also ok. I had a Great view over Barcelona from my room. The bathroom is very big.
Direct over the Street you have a Shopping Centre with a Food corner where you find all you Need.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Novotel Barcelona City was awesome in terms of the cleanliness and location. The metro station, bus stop, Barcelone tourist bus pick up point, and Glories the big mall are all 5 mins walk from here.
Though the meal spread isnt too large, the quality of food is pretty good. The breakfast spread is decent as well.
What I particularly like is that they have a small chidren's playroom with xbox ... its a delight for parents who need to keep their kids occupied :)
There is a nice bar and the business centre is equipped with Macs and printers all to be used for free.
They have a gym and spa(hamaam) at the rooftop and you are right next to a landmark
The only drawback however is that it is blocked on both sides by buildings as tall hence the view from the room is nothing great.

Room Tip: I was on the 9th floor but the higher you are the better it is ... you might be able to get an unres...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I came to Barcelona for a weekend trip to see my favourite football side, F.C. Barcelona, and chose the Novotel due to it's high profile and service. Upon arrival to the hotel, it was clear to see that i'd made the right choice. The staff were comfortable in speaking English, helped me with my match tickets and gave clear directions to places whenever we went out. The facilities of the room were just as good, a large bed, excellent bathroom facilities and house keeping was to the highest standard. I'd like to express my gratitude to all the staff at Novotel Barcelona for making my stay truly memorable. If ever i return to Barcelona someday, i would happily stay at your wonderful hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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