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Hotel Balmes
Ranked #137 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Aarhus, Denmark
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25 reviews
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“Location, location, location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

This hotels location is what it is all about. If you are there to see the sights, this is a good option.
The service and the rooms is what you would expect from a 3 star hotel in most cities - a fine place to sleep and take a shower.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for your opinion about the Hotel Balmes.

Is a pleasure to know that you had a nice days in our Hotel and you enjoyed with us.

Thank you so much and I hope to see you next future.

Pepe Camps.
Director Hotel Balmes.
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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Too expensive as compared with the price.
Breakfast service is really awful.
Do not take or pay breakfast in advance
Moreover they serve breakfast late at morning (starting from 8.00) which is not a good option for bussiness traveller.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your opinion but I don´t agree with you but I respect your words of course.

We have the information about the breakfast in all the Hotel and in the Reception we inform to our clients the time we open the breakfast and when we close too.
If some client wants to have breakfast before we open we try to serve the breakfast always; and in your case we made it.
We are in the Hotel Balmes with the idea to serve our clients with the best way we can and to give them the best.
I´m very sorry if we made a mistake , and I hope to see you in Barcelona and if is possible to speak about this.

Thank you for coming to our Hotel.

Pepe Camps.
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Buenos Aires
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just spent a few days in BCN, and took the wonderfully quirky room 125 (again). It's highlights include preservation of original decor, interior view of gardens and square, with light, zero street noise, and birds singing in the morning.

Quality, location and service strike just the right balance at Balmes Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your opinion about the Hotel Balmes.
We try to offer the best to our clients and in your case you had a nice room with a special decoration.
Thank you for coming to the Hotel Balmes and I hope see you next time in Barcelona.

Pepe Camps.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well. Let's start with the obvious. Two blocks from La Rambla, three blocks from two metro lines and add another block and you have the rest of them. Thats a great location, in fact it's almost a super location.

The hotel isn't very large, but that's nothing bad. The rooms (standard class and above) is quite roomy with some nice touches. The bathroom is quite small (spanish standard) but well functioning. The beds though... This is where it gets tricky. I asked for a double bed, but got two single ones. No biggie, if the beds themself were ok. Hard as rocks and about 1 dm shorter then myself. And I'm not that tall...

Anyhow, the staff was friendly and the breakfast buffet decent. For the prize I paid, I really shouldn't complain. And if I do, I can always read my first few lines again...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for coming to our Hotel Balmes; for all tha staff is a pleasure to know that you had a nice days in our Hotel and in Barcelona.
Next time I would like to give you some information about the citty, restaurants, etc, that perhaps are special.

Thank you and I hope to see you soon in the future.

Pepe Camps.
Director Hotel Balmes.
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Stayed at the Balmes three nights in April 2013. Hotel is located close to Casa Botllo which was spectacular. Not far from Sagrada Familia which is stunning and a must see. The beds were very comfortable and the room was a good size. Wonderful shower pressure and all amenities provided. I loved that the windows opened and ours looked out on the garden. My only wish would have been for a way to heat water in the room without having to ring room service and next time I travel I guess I will take one of those travel size gizmos along. We would definitely stay there again if we come back to the fair city of Barcelona. Oh yes, try the Alba restaurant just around the corner and Mauri Patisserie a few blocks away.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden are quiet and nice to have the window open.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for your words in Tripadvisor about the Hotel Balmes.
We are very happy to Know that you had a nice days in our Hotel and in Barcelona.
We try to offer the best to our clients and is a pleasure for us.

Thank you for coming to our Hotel Balmes and I hope to see next future.

Pepe Camps.
Director Hotel Balmes.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed at the Balmes Hotel for 4 nights mid-week.

The hotel is in a superb location about a 5-10 minute walk to the main strip with shops, restaurants etc and also two Gaudi buildings. The tour bus and shuttle bus for the airport is also close by.

The room was a good size and very clean with the bathroom being nicely decorated and clean also. We had a nice view out to the back garden / pool area, though sadly we didn’t get the chance to use the pool. Fresh towels and sheets were also provided and the air con was good when it was hot.

Barcelona is a wonderful city with lots to see and do. The tour bus is a great way to venture around and see the sites, however it is expensive. If you want to save then plan your own transport, the metro is an excellent and cheap way to travel around. We visited Camp Nou, the Olympic stadium, Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia church. The Sagrada is absolutely stunning and is defiantly worth the wait in the queue to go inside.

Wonderful short break...can’t wait to come back!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for your opinion about the Hotel Balmes.

All the staff of the Hotel is very happy when our clients are happy.We will work hard in the future with the idea to give the best to our clients.
If you return to Barcelona I would like to give the best information about my citty to you and all the peolpe.

Thank you again and see you soon.

Pepe Camps.
Director Hotel Balmes.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We have stayed at the Balmes Hotel in Barcelona many times and it's always the same - helpful staff, clean, comfortable and pleasant. It's location is excellent (10 mins walk down the hill to Placa Catalunya and the Ramblas). If you want to visit places the staff are always willing to help.

We have stayed there in April, in May, in September and December in different rooms (including an apartment room) all of which are very nice and excellent value. There is an excellent outdoor pool and a jacuzzi. Having cocktails on the terrace by the pool is an great way to relax from the busy streets of Barcelona. There are a number of excellent restaurants in easy walking distance from the hotel.

I can recommend this hotel most highly, it has an excellent manager who is interested in the guests.

Great value!

Michael G

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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pepe066, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the words about the Hotel Balmes and for coming very often to the Balmes.
For me and for all the staff is a pleasure to help everybody and to give information, etc.....
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed with our service, location, rooms, breakfast, etc,

I hope to see soon because it was a pleasure to speak with you and with your wife.

Thank you so much.

Pepe Camps.
Director Hotel Balmes.
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Property: Hotel Balmes
Address: Mallorca, 216, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#86 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#100 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#103 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#113 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balmes 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Balmes is a modern four-star hotel just steps away from Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal in the city's Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden. An oasis in the heart of Barcelona's shopping district with a sauna and exclusive services. With 102 comfortable rooms and a range of tailored options, from double and family rooms to exquisite suites and luxurious apartments, guests are ensured the perfect stay for either business or pleasure. In addition to its function rooms and one-of-a-kind dining options for groups and events, the hotel also features a collection of African art that showcases three-dimensional wooden African masks and sculptures from different sub-Saharan African countries. ... more   less 
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