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Alimara Barcelona Hotel
Ranked #249 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset, UK
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34 reviews
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“Wonderful value and excellent service, shame about the wifi”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a comfortable, clean and well located hotel with easy access to the city centre by metro. The staff were all charming and helpful, the rooms well appointed with comfortable beds and good bathrooms and, although breakfast was not to my personal taste, I have no complaints about the food.
BUT paying for wifi is just so unnecessary these days that one comes away feeling totally ripped off, not least the charges were very expensive and the wifi service incredibly slow compared to most hotels even in developing countries. That is the one major shortcoming of this place and I hope the management of a hotel attached to the university of tourism might recognise that and put it right soon. as I would like to return there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nice hotel, modern and comfortable rooms, excellent staff (some trainees from nearby CETT university), a nice terrace in the garden for the few smokers left in the world and a very nice restaurant with a good mix of local and international food. Agree with other reviewer that paying for wifi is not like 2013 anymore, and another drawback are the completely uninterseting surroundings. However the subway is very close and will get you to the town centre in 10 minutes.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have just stayed here for 2 nights. The staff were very friendly. The accommodation was modern and clean and represented good value.

Only negative was the restricted wifi. You had to pay if you wanted it in your room or it was free in reception.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Minnesota
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located in a suburb of Barcelona with easy access to the metro. Rooms we're okay, clean but sparse furniture and terribly uncomfortable beds. The service was terrible and the staff very rude and difficult to ask questions. At best they would ignore you which was preferred over the rude responses you might receive. They responded as if we were nothing them. Breakfast was bland and not worth the money. I'd recommend this hotel as an inexpensive place to stay with easy access to downtown but not worth it's 4 star rating. Best for people looking for basic clean accommodations.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Clean and affordable place to rest your head after exploring the city. The female receptionist at our arrival was very friendly and helpful. She opened the city map and start showing us all touristic places without even waiting till we will ask. We were very impressed by the service received.
The guy at the bar also provided with exceptional service and the glass wine costs only 2.30.
Location is good as well, metro station just couple minutes away and it takes about 15 minutes to get to the city centre.
We were very happy with our choice and would choose this hotel again in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for top floor so you can enjoy the amazing mountains view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Everything about this hotel is good except for 2 things. No free wireless in the room and no tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Fix these 2 things and I have nothing negative to say. Although next to the motorway we did not really notice the noise. The location is good once you work out the transport. 3 minutes walk to Mundet (pronounced moonday) Metro station and 15 mins to Las Ramblas on the L3 green line. You can connect to a bus to the airport at Espanya or mainline trains at Sants or Espanya.Good restaurant which is good as there seems to be little else around the hotel and the bar servcies reasonably priced drinks. Staff friendly. I would stay here again but book well in advance as you can get a really good deal.

Room Tip: High floor on a corner away from the freeway
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Birmingham
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed at the Alimara for three nights in Sept 2013. We couldn’t fault the hotel. It was great value for money which we had a great offer from booking.com. We requested a king size bed on booking the hotel and we received this. Check-in was from 2pm but we got to the hotel for about 12noon. We could have checked in early if we were ok for a standard double, but we decided to wait. They took our luggage into a secure store room. Check-in was quick, efficient and friendly. On return to check-in, we were checked in within minutes. Hotel room was very modern and comfy. Room was very clean and just as what you’d expect for a 4* hotel. The finish was very good too and a good sized room. The shower was good too with a good power shower. The only thing the room lacked though was tea/coffee making facilities, but this wasn’t really a necessity. The free Wi-Fi was also only in public areas of the hotel which if this was available in the room, this would have been an added bonus. However, due to a city break we were never really there to use it. We didn’t take the breakfast option as it was too pricey at €14 each per morning. We just went into the city for breakfast at a fraction of the price. Hotel located right next to Mundet Metro station, about a 2 minute walk and the metro only 7/8 stops into the centre (within 15 minutes). We usually stay central on city breaks, however the Alimara slightly out of the city did not bother us at all. It was in a very quiet area and we were glad we stayed at the Alimara. The hotel is right next to a busy motorway, but we did not hear any road noise once inside the hotel, and is probably quieter than being in the centre of the city anyway. Air-con is also very good and quiet. If we were to return to Barcelona, I would definitely return to the Alimara again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alimara Barcelona Hotel
Address: C/ Berruguete 126, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#157 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#177 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#189 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alimara Barcelona Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he Alimara Barcelona is a four stars hotel that merges perfectly modernity and experience to provide maximum comfort and a contemporary urban hotel style to our guest.Totally renovated at the end of 2010 offers 154 bedrooms all of them with outside views and fully equipped including 119 standard, 20 superiors and 15 junior suites/family rooms that can accommodate a family or a friendly group from 3 to 6 people, in a unique space but with two differentiated atmospheres.A very fine cuisine is served in any of their restaurants. La RONDA is the best place to begin your day with a delicious breakfast buffet. At the new SUMMUM Restaurant you can enjoy a Mediterranean flavoured menu, from Monday to Sunday, night and day. The SUMMUM Bar & Terrace is the perfect spot to have cocktails and bites.When finishing the day, the terrace of the garden and the fitness room become the best place to relax with environmental music.Our dedication and flexibility will suit your needs.For leisure and business, the Alimara Hotel is the best place to enjoy Barcelona. ... more   less 
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