We used trip advisor to help up select this hotel for our summer trip in July 2012. We arrived to a very nice lobby but our room was not ready so we had to wait until about 3pm. We entered the room and my son went to use the bathroom and the door fell off the hinges, so we requested another room and were given another room but it was much smaller. We did have a refrigerator in the room but it was already filled with Hotel snacks and drinks that they want you to buy from them. We removed and placed most of the drinks in a plastic bag and put it on the desk near the fridge so we could store our own food and drinks in the fridge. (just remember to replace all the original contents of the fridge or you will be charged probably more than you spent on the room) You may want to take a picture of the contents of the fridge to help you in this process and to use as proof if there are any issues at check-out.
The hotel was clean and within walking distance from the ramblas (about 20 min walk)
You should use the Diagonal metro stop because it is the closest to the hotel. If you plan to be in barcelona for several days you may want to get the metro/bus daypass it pays for it self if you plan to take 5 rides per day on the metro or bus, plus it gives you the flexibility to get on and off the buses or metro as many times as you want.
We also rented bikes to ride along the boardwalk near the beach and that was really enjoyable.
Near the hotel there is a supermarket about 3 blocks away and lots of restaurants nearby that are reasonable.
There is free wifi/internet in the lobby, and you can also use it for 1 hour in your rooms. They also provide a PC connected to the internet in the lobby, but they do not enforce a time limit so you could wait for a long time for people who think that the hotel PC is their personal PC to chat and view FB. They should enforce a 30 minute limit per session like other hotels where you have to enter your room number and name and it allows you to connect for up to 30mins at a time them it kicks you off for at least 30mins. there were some people that were on the pc for several hours. Overall the hotel has clean rooms, a pool, wifi and is a good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for an elegant, central and modern hotel for your business trips or relaxing getaways? Hotel Astoria, a classic among the hotels in Barcelona, is one of the best the city has to offer. It is a three-star hotel located just a few metres from Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia offering first-class service.The hotel is located in a building in Barcelona's Eixample district, with architecture typical of the beginning of the 20th century. Among its distinguishing marks, the frescoes, Art-Nouveau busts and fine Lalique crystal are of special note. The walls are decorated with interesting Art-Nouveau posters.Hotel Astoria has a terrace and an outdoor swimming pool, function rooms, a restaurant and a museum dedicated to Catalan illustrator Ricard Opisso.Facilities114 guest rooms: 25 single rooms, 48 double rooms and 41 Superior roomsAstor RestaurantBreakfast buffet24-hour room service and mini-barBusiness centreWi-Fi in all areasFunction rooms and spaces for events: Astor room, París room and the terrace-swimming pool area, located on the hotel's rooftop, and the Astor RestaurantGym and saunaOutdoor swimming pool and solariumOpisso MuseumLaundry and ironing serviceSmall dogs allowed ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Astoria Barcelona, Catalonia