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Chic & Basic Ramblas
Ranked #179 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Fabulous location with good, clean rooms which have all that you need - including a small kitchen area if you need it. Staff were friendly and helpful and to top it all there was a fashion event on for our first night which meant it was crowded, fun and even had free beer!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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chicandbasicrambles, Gerente at Chic & Basic Ramblas, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and had fun at the Changing Room event.

Yours Sincerely

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We decided to stay in this hotel after our cruise, because adding a night would help us save several hundred euros for the flight... So, we wanted something very cheap, but with a nice location, and despite the so-so reviews, Chic and Basic Ramblas seemed to be a good choice... And it was.

For the price, you get a clean room, in the Ramblas, with a mini kitchen. Noise was not an issue, the staff was adequate, and the bed was comfortable. We did not try the breakfast or the bar, so I cannot comment on that.

In short : a good choice for the budget conscious.

Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We arrived early and the friendly receptionist gave us immediate access to our room with a smile. The receptionist gave us some very useful local information without prompting getting our holiday off to a good start.
The room was clean, functional, and basic as the name suggests. The room had a safe which was free, and kept our valuables secure. We had free WiFi. The hotel location is great for the Ramblas and metro giving you access to the rest of Barcelona. Why not give it five stars?...because its Chic and Basic. The view from our balcony was not fantastic, but we were out most of the time anyway. We had a great stay there. The staff were friendly and obliging. We would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Don't worry about which room to pick. Get checked in and get out and see this fantastic city!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steve T
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. The rooms were comfortable and clean with a fun modern design. The staff was friendly and helpful in providing information on getting to various locations around Barcelona. The location is perfect...close to Ramblas, and a short walk to the port. We will stay there again on our next visit to Barcelona!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The staff at the hotel was very friendly and helpful. The hotel rooms were spacious and clean. However, room was bit noisy from sounds in the hallway. Would also recommend that each room has a charging outlet. The key system shut down all electricity when you left the room. We often needed to charge our phones or iPads beyond time in room. Overall a good hotel that I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank delmin
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We booked a double room for four nights. Super modern design and concept, each floor has its own theme, very retro. Super clean rooms, all is new!! We loved it!!
I was surprised with some reviews with some sketchy pictures, I really don't know what that was because we had no problem and we had an amazing experience!!
The location and the price was spot on! perfect for a medium size budget.
We highly recommend it!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I booked this hotel pre-cruise. This hotel has a lovely feel to it, and was in a great location for La Ramblas and not far from the port. When we arrived the manager rushed to the door to greet us, and spent time with us to explain the area. The reception is quite funky with the car in the reception and the desk made out of 1960 style suitcases. The rooms are really basic, a little like a travelodge, but they are very clean and great for an overnight stay. After our cruise we arranged a cab to collect us from outside the hotel, which didn't arrive as planned. I walked back to the hotel and the manager recognised me instantly and rang the taxi company to collect us straight away. I would definately return to this hotel. The hotel is worth the money that you pay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chic & Basic Ramblas

Address: Pasaje Gutenberg, 7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#98 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#109 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#129 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $71 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chic & Basic Ramblas 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
chic&basic Ramblas is inspired by the Barcelona of the 1960s. In chic&basic Ramblas, the same as in that age, the playful and the creative are strongly united. With a photographic exposition on the doors of the 85 rooms, the passageways overflowing with colour and history, a green Seat 600 in the lobby and a restaurant with bar and terrace, the c&b Ramblas is an entire experience that we hope will delight you. chic&basic Ramblas has all the services that make chic&basic the perfect place to enjoy your stay in the centre of Barcelona: Reception 24 hours, locked room for luggage, bar and restaurant with tapas and live music, parking, free PC's and WiFi in the lobby. Also, if you want to move around the city at your own pace, bicycles are available to rent. We also encorage you to try to mix the history of Ciutat Vella with some curiosities, gastronomic and nightlife, discover your own Barcelona story but do not hesitate to ask for suggestions! We hope to welcome you someday soon :) ... more   less 
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