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“Top Hotel and Very central” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel California
Ranked #221 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Top Hotel and Very central”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights, on my own as my friends stayed elsewhere. Arrived at 11:00 at night and greeted by a warm welcome at reception. My room was on the 3rd floor (single room). Perfect for what I needed, had air con and a large wardrobe and tv (but no english channels). Bathroom was excellent, very clean and great shower. Had a nice balcony, but not great views.

Reception were very helpful when I asked anything about the Metro or Bus.

Would recommend this highly to anyone who wants to be Very central and on a budget.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kier d
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I recently stayed at the hotel and i was very impresses. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The location is amazing as theres a station near but jt does get quiet noisy at the night. My room was on the fourth floor and it was a double room with two singles, it was clean and spacious. The en suite was amazing and the water system was good also. Room service was also on point. However the only downside was the breakfast, i thought that there wasnt a wider range and it was so filling. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank asia424
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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

The hotel is in a great location only about 2 blocks from Las Ramblas and about 1/4 mile from a metro station. It's on a small out of the was street though that can be difficult to find, at least for our cab driver. Our room was on the 3 rd floor overlooking the back alley and was quiet with enough room for three suitcases on the floor around the queen size bed. Both the room and bathroom were clean but unremarkable and the bed was comfortable which was all we needed. The staff was helpful with directions, restaurant recommendations and storing our luggage all day. There were many great restaurants nearby and a fantastic wine store on the corner. Breakfast was typical European with meat, cheese, rolls, juice and cereal. Only additional thing I would have liked to have seen would have been some fresh fruit. I would stay again in a heartbeat and recommend the hotel.

Room Tip: Back of hotel at least the 3rd floor is quiet
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ruckhus
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New York City, New York
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849 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The hotel is located a few turns off some of the most crowded streets of Barcelona. It is in walking distance of the beach and close to the metro. Room is small, basic and renovated a few years ago. AC is strong enough and the bathroom is clean. Breakfast is included. I'd recommend place for anyone with a budget.

Room Tip: Ask for top floor rooms to help dull some of the night street noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mike N
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

PROS
Location: just off las ramplas but away from noise, near liceu metro station and not far from jaume metro. The barcelonetta is also within walking distance.
Friendly and helpful staff (special thanks to Guillermo), gave tips too.
Room: renovated, clean, service every day, free amenities
Breakfast included
CONS
Detergents used to clean had a very strong smell
OVERALL
Had a wonderful stay. Would definitely book again, if we revisited the beautiful city of Barcelona.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 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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1 Thank noni p
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Didn't expect anything special but everything was just perfect. We had a great location, friendly staff, nice clean double room with beautifull bathroom plus nice breakfast and all of this for great price. Bigest suprise of our trip. Only bad thing I could say was a noise in the middle of the night but it is nobody's fault really, as hotel is located next to one of the busiest streets.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 867Silva_P
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Eindhoven
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

My wife and I traveled to Barcelona from 24 until 26 of May 2013.
We stayed in room 407, a corner room on the topfloor. Our experience with the hotel is:

Pro:
- good value for price;
- location! (Ramblas, metro, etcetera);
- clean room and bathroom;
- simple breakfast included;
- 24/7 reception, friendly;
- there is an elevator (other reviews stated there was non);
- hotel seems like it has been renovated.

Con:
- rooms are small: if you do not mind that, it is not a problem;
- Matrass is a litte bit hard;
- you hear the streetnoise: partying and drunk tourist, little beats (but no traffic noise). If you go out yourself or used to citi noise, this shouldn't be a problem..


There are special colored lights to create a special ambiance. Ours was yellow/orange. We still don't no whether this is a pro or a con. At least this was the first time we encountered it.

Room Tip: Try to get a topfloor room, preferebly in the back to avoid the streetnoise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank q_ne
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Property: Hotel California
Address: c/Rauric 14, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#163 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#181 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel California 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel California is an urban hotel in the main centre of Barcelona. It's ​​recently refurbished and modernised and located in the historic, cultural and commercial heart of Barcelona. Only 1 minute's walk from the famous Ramblas and very close to the main tourist attractions of the city (the Gothic Quarter, La Pedrera, famous theatres and museums, cinemas, restaurants, shopping, the Port, etcetera). It is mainly characterised by an excellent customer and cleaning service that makes guests feel at home and experience a nice and comfortable stay in Barcelona. The hotel also offers you free services: WIFI (throughout the hotel), continental breakfast, hotel safe, room service and reception 24 hours and amenities. Its rooms have air conditioning / heating, LCD TV, international TV channels, telephone, desk, soundproofed windows and have private own bathroom with hairdryer, towels and everyday amenities. Its staff will help you in everything you need. All to experience an excellent value in the centre of Barcelona. Come and stay! ... more   less 
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