I read the reviews but was already booked here for two nights on business. I was concerned with the lack of A/C and excessive road noise. There is no A/C but it was fine to open a window and the road noise is bearable. Surrounding area is a bit grotty.
My room was a suite, which is basically a family room configured for a couple. Clean and spaceous but clearly a family room first with two distinct "bedrooms". Breakfast and the bar snack I had was good. Staff were excellent and spoke good English.
It is far from the city but a Metro ride took less than 15 minutes on a clean train (2.30 Euro) to get me to the Maritime Museum at the bottom of Ramblas. I returned at 1:30am on a busy, clean and safe train. The way to travel and unlike anything you'd experience on London Underground.
A/C and a gym/pool would get it four stars but it's a good value hotel. Not the best but definitely not as bad as some reviewers claim.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alimara Hotel Barcelona
- Alimara Barcelona Hotel Catalonia