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Novotel Barcelona City
Ranked #160 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We booked a room to sleep 4 and expected to pay much more than we did for a 4 star hotel in the heart of a big European city in the peak of summer (July). I've stayed in many Novotels and this one is definitely a step above most - the lobby is very trendy and colourful, staff are really helpful and the rooms and big with great views over the city. The highlight of the hotel has to be the rooftop pool - the kids would happily have spent their entire Barcelona holiday in the pool if they'd been able to.
We didn't eat at the hotel - didn't need to with many cafes and restaurants across the road. There's a tube station almost on the door step and the hop-on, hop-off bus (highly recommended) has a stop just across the road. So location is just brilliant. Best bit of all is the large Zara shop in the mall - Barcelona has the cheapest Zara in the world according to our taxi driver and I think he might be right.
Overall this was a great hotel and we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: One side of the building has a better view than the other side so ask for one of the 'good view...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Try to get even numbered rooms, this side of the hotel you can see Sagrada Família, Montjuic and the sea... Just take care if you have accor cards, for 2 times they forgot to credit my points even after I asked confirmation.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I had my car tyre knifed while at the lights - this happen so they can steal car after informing you and you get out. -desperate i got to novotel who went out of their way especially david on front desk who was excellant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed as a family from August 6th-9th as part of a city break in Barcelona, and chose the Novotel as a modern hotel with the rooftop pool & bar being important.

When we arrived we received a big welcome from the staff at the LeClub Accor desk and our Platinum status was acknowledged, but we didn't receive any special benefits we noticed as a member during our stay. We did however receive a good, clean standard room with a partial city view which was great. The hotel takes up the top half of the building, with basement and ground floor public areas only so I imagine most rooms have a reasonable view. The bathroom was well sized for a mid-range hotel and the toiletries were the standard Novotel range, and the kids said the sofa bed was comfortable, but there wasn't much space in the room when pulled out. Free in-room WiFi was an excellent bonus and a kettle was provided in our room (albeit with paper cups).

The public areas of the hotel were kept clean and were very trendy and modern. It is a shame that the lobby bar was hardly ever open as it was annoying to go to the busy rooftop bar every time you needed a drink, but I admit that the atmosphere up there is great. Special events are held here weekly but we did not experience any during our stay. The pool and fitness facilities on the rooftop area were good, but could be easily made better in so many ways it was frustrating. For example just small things like there was no water provided in the fitness centre, towels were not restocked etc. and also as it was unsupervised the hotel let seven year old children run in and use the treadmills barefoot whilst people worked out! This is not only dangerous but distracted guests that actually wanted to use the facilities.

Breakfast is served in the basement area of the hotel in a huge conference room, and there was a good selection of hot and cold items, but I felt there wasn't enough fresh fruit options and this was a let down. Lunch and dinner are available in the main hotel restaurant 'Claravia' which has a door that backs onto one of the main streets in the area, which unfortunately meant it was easy for distraction thieves to target a single woman during her meal and steal her phone from the table. We were a bit jarred by the incident and were not reassured by the restaurant staff that everything was OK which was really bad service, and we didn't eat here again. Definitely the lowlight of our stay and I hope that the poor lady targeted is well. Aside from this we felt safe throughout our entire trip in Barcelona, just remember not to lower your guard where you should feel safe.

I would use this hotel again but it would be nice to see some of the niggles I mentioned corrected. The hotel is ideally located for public transport as Glories metro & tram stops are just 2 minutes walk past the Agbar Tower, and there is another lesser tram stop almost opposite the hotel building. Buy a T-10 ticket from the machines at the stops to get the best value (10 journey ticket, useful on any bus, tram, city train or metro service), and you can share these 10 journeys between your group before buying another card if you like. The Glories shopping centre is also opposite the hotel with a range of convenient food outlets (Starbucks, Pollo Campero etc.) and a huge Carrefour that you can use to buy drinks for in your room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were quite disappointed with the Novotel Barcelona. The rooms were very small & the amenities very stretched. No kettle, no cups, (but ironically, tea bags!!). Only shampoo & soap in the bathroom, nothing else. I suppose if you're just in Barcelona to party/travel/sight see etc & you're just wanting somewhere to sleep & nothing else, then maybe it's ok. Very over priced for what you get!! Many many many better options (so we found after we checked in!!). I would do my homework next time on the difference between Hotels in different countries. Certainly won't be booking again in a hurry!! (Skyscanner.com & Trip Advisor are the best way to source great accommodation around the world.

Room Tip: Budget accommodation.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was a good hotel, clean comfortable and close to the Metro, the hop on hop off bus and opposite a reasonable shopping centre. The pool at the top is lovely and you get a great view of he city. We stayed for 4 nights and had breakfast included this was ok for he first two days unit was he same every morning so needed more variety. Probably wouldn't have paid for it if it were not included in the price. Staff in he whole hotel were very friendly.

Room Tip: Book a room on the higher floors for a good view of he city.
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  • Stayed July 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
#116 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#117 Luxury 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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