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“Helpful and Friendly Staff: Poor Facilities”
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Pension Ciudadela
Ranked #97 of 305 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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“Helpful and Friendly Staff: Poor Facilities”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

The location is in an excellent area of Barcelona; it's near a major metro stop and it's near the Picasso mueusum and the waterside. Unfortunately the room itself was pretty bad. Just to get inside you have to ring a bell (my girlfriend and I don't know Spanish, and we walked right by its gate three times before figuring out we had to ring a bell to get inside. Our remote for the air conditioning didn't work -- it was very hot inside. Finally we said something to the person behind the desk and we were given another remote. Then -- no joke -- the air conditioner did work, but it leaked really badly!

You have to give your keys to the front desk before you leave too -- the only way to get in is by ringing that bell for the person at the front desk to buzz the door open. This is different; not what we expected for the price.

But the staff was extremely helpful and nice. And that goes a long way.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights and couldn't ask for more! The daytime staff were helpful and friendly, the room was clean and spacious, the location was great (walking distance to las ramblas and the beach). It is true that it could get a bit noisy from traffic, but we still managed to sleep without earplugs.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

We stayed for three days and found the staff very helpful and the hotel well kept and clean with comfortable beds and decent enough ensuite bathroom.
The building itself has an old world charm with granite staircases, wooden shutters etc on a tree lined road in the old part of the city.

The location was excellent - the metro was 5 minutes walk away - with the seafront another 5 minutes further. There are family friendly, reasonably priced cafes and restaurants in the immediate vicinity and the Parc Ciuadela just down the road also.

The one negative was the traffic noise at night. Being just off the Av Marquès de l Argentera meant a constant stream of traffic throughout the night. Earplugs are essential if you want any sleep.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Pension Ciudadela
Address: Calle del Comercio 33, 1-1 | El Born, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #97 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:1 star — Pension Ciudadela 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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