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Hotel Acta Mimic
Ranked #193 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Rooms are exceptionally small in this unique and welcoming hotels. Toilets are specially small and will cause anxiety to those with claustrophobia. The air-conditioning was blowing hot air and no windows are available. Food was terrible at the breakfast cafe. But the staff was very helpful and super friendly, plus the location is just perfect.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

One other reviewer's description of 'budget rather than boutique, was spot on. We expected more but nevertheless the location and basic standard of the room was fine for our needs. Rather noisy heating/ventilation system meant that I wore ear plugs all night and it seemed like every bit of outside/corridor noise was louder than hoped. Didn't like the separation of toilet and hand basin but the shower behind the blackout curtain was fine for us and quirky rather than annoying. Reception helpful answering local queries.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Acta Mimic is different from your usual city centre hotels. A short walk from the Ramblas and the seafront, the hotel offers an economic place to stay in the popular centre of Barcelona. Most of the furniture is provided by IKEA (which I have no problem with) and many of the internal walls are thin wood (which could have given noise and privacy problems, but didn't for us), and the corridors are all painted black which makes for a somewhat gloomy walk to breakfast (which was plentiful and tasty - make sure you get an inclusive rate). Evening meals were a bit lacking in choice and originality but with the fantastic choices of places to eat nearby, this isn't an issue. All this aside, you pay for what you get and the Acta Mimic is good value for money with friendly staff and comfortable if somewhat cramped bedrooms. Loved the huge walk-in shower! The free wifi is great and in the excellent and inexpensive lounge there is a printer you can use to print airline check-in forms on. I have stayed in many worse hotels than this one and I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant hotel for a city break. Very central location near la rambla and a metro station. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Hotel itself was very quirky. Rooms were clean and functional. Beds comfortable too. Have stayed in other acta hotels too and the standard is great across the board.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I only stayed for one night but the hotel was great. Staff were very friendly and room was clean. The only minor issues I encountered were that the walls felt thin as you could hear neighbours at times. Location is out of the way from popular tourist areas but that didn't bother me. Overall, 9.5/10 for Acta Mimic. Moltes gracies!

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stayed for three nights in February. Location is good, but set away from la ramblas (which you may like) but which we found annoying. Close to a metro station which is convenient for sightseeing. Staff were nice and polite and all spoke good English. The hotel tries to be boutique, but comes across muddled in style (think budget-boutique). The corridors leading to rooms were black and dark with red lights next to each room door. This made it hard to see and it felt seedy. It def had elements of the red light district in Amsterdam.
Room itself was ok, but compact. Shower was in main room separated by a big curtain. Had a big translucent glass window on the side adjacent to shower which meant your outline could be seen by ppl walking on the street below (maybe you like the voyeurism) however this made us feel a little self conscious. Steam from the shower made the room feel damp and humid and the air con was only set to winter (hot) mode which the staff at reception said COULDN'T be changed due to it being cold outside.
At night we found it difficult to sleep due to the large glass window. A lot of street light filled the room which the dividing curtain did not block out. The noise from passers by outside was also very loud.
The safe didn't work in room. I complained to reception within 20 minutes of arriving - nothing was done for the duration of our stay.
Breakfast was best part of stay. I would definitely suggest paying the extra as it is great value for money and cheaper than the over-the-top prices on la ramblas.
Overall an average hotel with a few good touches. Wouldn't stay here again due to quality of rooms and location.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

The hotel was beautifully decorated, the rooms were spotlessly clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had only booked to stay for 2 days but wished we'd been there for longer! We intend to come back when it's a bit warmer and make use of the rooftop sun loungers.

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Additional Information about Hotel Acta Mimic

Address: Calle Arc del Teatre, 58, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#107 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#149 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $61 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Acta Mimic 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Acta Mimic is a centrally located 3 * hotel in Barcelona, located in Ciutat Vella, in the building that housed the old Teatro Colon. It is an innovative design hotel, where it unifies the living room and the bathroom area in one space, avoiding the division of the room in classic compartments. ... more   less 
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