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“An oasis of calm”
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Circa 1905
Ranked #22 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“An oasis of calm”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in a large room with beautiful terrace overlooking a pretty courtyard, perfect for eating breakfast in the morning sunshine. One of the most comfortable beds I've slept in and huge. The bed and breakfast is situated on a busy street near Casa Mila. But circa 1905 is an oasis of calm, so quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed at hotel for both business and pleasure. It was a lovely experience. Most notable are the people. They are warm, welcoming, helpful in every way without being intrusive. One has as much privacy or contact as desired. The breakfast was very good with fresh fruit, bread, pastries juice, cheese and strong,excellent coffee. I stayed in the Provenza room with a sweet balcony and view of street. The bathrooms are very modern and a good size. Location is perfect for walking, near subway, gorgeous shopping, restaurants etc. I would go back in a heart beat and highly recommend.

Room Tip: The interior of the hotel is dark. Make sure you ask for a room with good exterior light.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Prague
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for two nights prior to going on a cruise and for a further stay of one night on our return. The hotel is in a very good location for sightseeing and restaurants. The people on reception were very welcoming and helpful. We were treated as individuals from the beginning. Bedroom with balcony was excellent. Interesting decor. We can heartily recommend it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Ontario,Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed 4 nights between Christmas and New Years. Location is terrific--easy walking to most of Barcelona highlights. We had Provenza Suite which is 2 Provenza rooms with a shared sitting room--very comfortable and spacious. Breakfast seemed a little lacklustre after our experience at Palacio Ramalhete in Lisbon but it was adequate. Staff were polite but not as helpful as I expected.This is not a hotel nor is it a B&B--more a small boutique hotel or Inn--located a block or so from La Pedrera ( Casa Mila ) between Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya--I can't imagine a better location in Barcelona.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed here as the last of 3 places on a mini European tour for my 40th birthday. The location is brilliant and you can walk to nearly everywhere, but if you are going further afield there is an underground station just around the corner. My husband and I always stay in b&b's as we find them far more personal than large hotels and this one was a good choice. Our room was very comfortable with a king size bed and enough storage space for our clothes etc and everything was very clean.

There are 2 reasons I'm not giving this 5 stars. The first is that the breakfast set up was a bit strange. The choice was good but there were not enough tables and chairs if too many guests came out at the same time - on our second day we took our food back to our room. The second reason is because of the location of our room. We were at the front so had noise from the road - although that didn't bother us too much as we live on a main road at home so are used to this (if you live somewhere quiet normally I imagine this could be an issue). However our room was directly above the entrance to the building, which had very large and heavy doors that slammed every time somebody went in and out - and that started quite early in the morning!

I don't want to be too negative as this was a nice place in a great location. If you have a room in the middle or at the back it would probably be a faultless stay. One very good thing was that there was unlimited free bottled water, which was great for long, hot days exploring Barcelona.

Room Tip: As per my review I think a room at the back would be quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great location, great building , great small B&B. A wonderful concept , small , quality , perfectly wonderful , great service and an ambience of calm and tranquillity in the middle of the city .The furnishings and comfort of rooms , the homely lounge with fruit and drinks at hand . Friendly , helpful staff who were delightful . All in all the best I have found of its type in Barcelona and in future will stay again . The only slight downside was I thought the bathrooms could be improved upon . But even saying that , Circa 105 is an A* in my experience.

Room Tip: Room at the rear with a terrace and overlooking a courtyard, bliss.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Padova
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Circa 1905 is a luxury B&B, located near Passeig de Gracia and close to most relevant attractions of Barcelona, including Sagrada Familia that can be reached on foot in 15 minutes. You will find the entrance at first floor of a historical building of beginning of 20th century. Rooms are well furnished, comfortable and have a balcony. Staff is very kind. Breakfast buffet is served in an old-fashioned lounge with antiques and books around. Coffee is available 24 hours for free.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Circa 1905
Address: Provenza, 286, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Circa 1905 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1905 is a small Bed & Breakfast located on the first floor of a modernist building in the historic quarter of "Eixample", close to Paseo de Gracia and La Pedrera of Gaudi. The nine rooms of the house have been recovered by the owner and architect mixing old and new, tradition and comfort to offer guests a cozy and refined atmosphere where feel at home. Each room has been individually furnished, all have private bathrooms, and many have a balcony or terrace. Circa 1905 offers breakfast with fresh, seasonal products and a coffecorner available to guests all day. Free WiFi, safebox, toiletries, 24 hour reception and luggage storage service. ... more   less 
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