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Casa Marcelo Barcelona
Ranked #1 of 326 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bronshoej, Denmark
1 review
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“living the Barcelona life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

staying in casa Marcelo was one of the best experiences during our stay. Charming residence and a wonderful balcony room. the greatest location in the Born area! you will not find it better!! Marcelo and his staff was most helpful and we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

La Casa de Marcelo is in a great location of the Borne District. A good starting point and walking distance to the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, the beach, and the metro. I loved how the location allowed you to experience the city like a local without the mania of being engulfed in a sea of tourists.

Olivier and the staff were charming, helpful, and accommodating. The rooms and interiors were aesthetically well done and impeccably clean. The spartan breakfast of coffee, fresh juices, bread and spreads with fellow travellers was a nice way to start the day.

I would highly recommend this anyone who is planning a trip to Barcelona. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Mooroopna, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

We can't thank Marcelo and Olivier enough for our lovely week in Barcelona ! As it was our first visit to this amazing city,Marcelo was very informative with maps etc. on arrival.He also booked Sagrada Familia ,so we didn't have to queue.Everything about this place is a delight ,.The decor(a mixture of elegance and quirkiness) the breakfast,the service,Not just the lovely owners Marcelo and Olivier,but also their wonderful staff Nick and Clara!! The bed was very comfortable and the shower was good.It is in a very nice area in El Born and close to great bars and places to eat,as well as many museums,shops etc. We feel like we have made new friends!As I was unwell Olivier made me a lovely camomile,lemon and honey tea which was so sweet of him. We will never forget them,and would love to see them again one day.We had come from a month in Provence,and feel this was the cleanest place in our whole trip.Thanks again Marcelo and Olivier.

Room Tip: We had room 3 at the rear which was reasonably quiet,with an ensuite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was a perfect B&B in every way. The location was ideal for exploring the ancient winding streets of the the Gothic quarter and for being close, but not too close, to the busy beach area at Barceloneta. Marcelo's hospitality was peerless; he sat us down on arrival explained the area, gave us excellent restaurant recommendations (hat tip to Casa Delfín in particular) and ensured we felt right at home. He even helped us book Sagrada Familia and Museo Picasso when we weren't able to decipher the websites (I would recommend booking all tourist sites in Barcelona in advance as it allows you to skip the queues). Every part of the B&B was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts included fresh bread, a bounty of fruit and freshly prepared coffee. We want to return in the summer months with a group of friends - we would not consider staying anywhere else.

Room Tip: When booking check first which room you have chosen. Some are not en suite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Husband and I traveled to Spain for the First time in October of 2013, Barcelona being our first stop, we could not have asked for a more warm and welcoming start to our trip. The various hosts were very accommodating to our arrival and departure schedule, holding our luggage, letting us check in early, providing maps to city, recommendations of where to eat, to shop etc. Stayed for a total of 3 nights, 4 days. There is 1 full bathroom, 1 1/2 bath. Some of the rooms come with their own bathrooms, but we didn't mind sharing. The whole flat was very clean, felt like we were guests at a friends house. They have one little but charming balcony off the main dinning room, which overlooks a beautiful busy neighborhood area in the El Born area. The breakfast is fantastic. They provide this beautiful whole grain bread with cheese, fresh fruit spread, fresh fruit juice and fresh fruit. Little did we know this would be the only time in our 16 days in Spain we would ever see anything that resembled whole grain yummy bread (you really can't get anything else but white bread, and when 3 meals a days usually incorporated said bread, you start to miss your fiber :) ) Don't expect eggs and bacon - you will not find that in Spain unless you know where to look! But regardless, the food was just right here! Marcelo himself was there most mornings, being personable, and taking time to help answer our questions. We only did 1 B&B while in spain, and I am glad we did, since it afforded a small look at what it might feel like to actually live in this vibrant city. You are about a 20 minute walk through the El born area and the old Gothic area to get to La Rambalas (which I think if highly over rated and actually enjoyed the El Born and Gothic area much more). It is about a 10 minute walk to the beach, and there is a metro stop about 5 minutes walk as well. Overall, great place, If you want a B&B experience I would stay with Marcelo.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Highly recommend Casa Marcelo. Very comfortable accommodations - clean, quaint, perfect location. I visited in October so the weather was just right. I stayed in Room 1 so I was able to leave the windows open for the fresh air and breeze. I shared a bathroom and it was no problem. I didn't see any other guests! The breakfast was wonderful - the fresh fruit, juices, coffee and bread were just right. Oliver is a very attentive host - making sure we were comfortable, safe and provided great directions and tips for our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Lovely rooms right in the heart of the city! Brilliant service - also the shared bathroom is always absolutely clean and beautifully designed. Beautiful designed rooms with many nice details.
Also we sat on the balcony sometimes in the evening, above the busy cafes below.

Very recommendable!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Marcelo Barcelona
Address: Carrer Rera Palau 2, 1-1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera , Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed & Breakfast with charming and intimate atmosphere, located in Barcelona center (El Born district). 15 mins walk to the Ramblas, the beach, the Picasso museum, the Gothic quarter and the cathedral. Marcelo is looking forward to welcoming you at his house. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa De Marcelo Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
Casa Marcelo Barcelona Catalonia

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