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“Compact, Comfortable & Cozy” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Live & Dream
Ranked #61 of 325 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Compact, Comfortable & Cozy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Everything was good except for the bathroom which was pretty small.. It was clean with a modern touch.. Our room was bright, well lit, only our huge luggages kept our space pretty confined, so for travellers with large luggages, not really optimistic.. The B&B is very close to the Barcelona Sants and there are many nearby cafes for morning breakfasts.. Great service from the reception as well..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belgrade, Serbia
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights and were completely satisfied. The hotel is quite new and rather small (15 rooms or so in total). Rooms are small and the only things that might be missing is a bigger closet and a safe deposit box. It is clean and cleaned on a daily basis. You get a magnet card key which opens both the hotel front entrance door and the door to your room. It would take you just under an hour to reach La Rambla on foot on an easy pace. However, the nearest metro station is a 3 minutes walk away and then you have no problems getting anywhere quickly. This is not a five-star hotel so don't expect anything classy but is really nice and a great deal for the amount of money paid.

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Krakow, Poland
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

One of the best budget hotels I know in Barcelona. For a reasonable price you have small but clean and modern equipped room in perfect location. Very close to the Sants railway station and train to La Prat. distance to station is approximately ten minutes walk. Hotel is 24 hours open which is all right if you have late or early morning flight. Neighborhood maybe is no perfect but in the morning you can easy get tasteful coffee with croissant. Really good place to stay in Barcelona.

Room Tip: We had 3 floor close to lift but was very quite so probably all rooms are all right.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kubap1
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Antwerp, Belgium
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great new small hotel, easy to get to the center and safe area. Close to metro and bus. We had a hotelroom with terrace (ground floor, safe terrace), very cosy hotel. Clean, friendly staff, good beds and pillows, good heating (wintertime), good shower, modern, stylish, free WI-FI, good price/quality. Breakfast was ok, nothing special. There's always someone, you can always (day/night) ask for drinks.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LJ000
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Quantocks Somerset
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great new small hotel. Location short walking distance from both airport buses and Sants station. Comfortable - super small cafes and restaurants within short distance. Easy to get to centre and very safe friendly area. Get a downstairs room with own small patios. Try placa osca for some interesting bars and food.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very good and spotlessly clean hotel. Had a room with a patio which in good weather would be lovely. Knowledgable and helpful staff and one of the best showers I have experienced for a long time. The rooms are not large but perfectly adequate for a short stay. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice.The only problem was finding it

Room Tip: Go for the rooms with a patio
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The hotel looks exactly like in the pictures. It's very bright, very modern and spotlessly (I really mean SPOTLESSLY) clean.
It's just perfect. You can't beat the price especially when it comes to the comfort and location.
Rooms are simple, small but very modern, cozy and pleasant. Huge, comfortable beds, white linen, fluffy, soft towels. Very modern, pleasant bathroom. We had a room with small "patio" - it's not a real patio - just a small place with table and chairs in a small courtyard - but it might be very nice to sit in and drink some wine when it's hot. (no view though).
Walking distance from Sants Train Station - from there you can get to the Airport -Terminal 2 in 20 minutes. (train/bus ticket to the Airport: less than 1,5 Euro). In the same time you can very easily get to touristic area by foot or subway.
One small con: there is no closet, only small shelves/cubbies (but the hotel is so nice, and I was so happy to stay there - that I will never ever complain).
To sum up: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, I will definitely come back.
Advice 1: there is a big Fountain nearby Placa d'Espanya - great sound and light show in the evenings, definitely worth seeing.
Advice 2: Go up to the roof of Arenas de Barcelona in Placa Espanywa (for free - through the shopping center) the view will please you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Live & Dream
Address: c/Rossend Arus 23, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 325 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Live & Dream 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Live & Dream BarcelonaIf you're travelling to Barcelona for either work or pleasure, and you're looking for somewhere restful, modern, stylish and comfortable, that's big on service but not on price, look no further.Live & Dream is a bijou place with a quiet atmosphere, carefully decorated, and equipped with everything to make you feel at home. Let us help make your stay in Barcelona a unique and unforgettable one. ... more   less 
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