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Hotel Adagio
Ranked #310 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“terrible experience -- stay away!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

Overall, a horrible experience. Reception nearly refused to let us check in late after our plane was delayed, the shower didn't work and the beds were very uncomfortable, and the area is quite dodgy at night. Then, we had some cash stolen from the room. When we reported it, they first said that there was absolutely nothing they could do (we were required to leave the key at reception when out, so they had our key at the time, not to mention a master key). Then, when I pressed them, they totally changed their story and said that it was an ongoing problem, and that there had been several other thefts in the past few days. AND YOU DIDN"T BOTHER TO WARN US???!! totally unacceptable.

I have backpacked all over, and have stayed in plenty of very cheap hotels and often dodgy hotels, and this is the first negative review I've ever written, because the service and the attitude of the management was so outrageous. Stay away!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank cjmlondon8
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Milano, Italia
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95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

The hotel is located near the Rambla de Catalunya, in a very busy spot because a lot of nightlife takes place nearby. When we arrived the concierge was very fiendly and managed to give us good information... Once in the room nightmare started: the bed was unbearable with a matress no-one could have slept in, the phone didn't work, the tv neither!!! The guy from the reception did not know how to solve the problems... The worst was that the room faced directly over the street and we could noy close an eye until 5 am. We decided to leave immediately!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NadiaMilano_Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

I came to Barcelona for the EUROTEC2011 Conference, stayed 1 week in this Hotel located 100 mts from the Las Ramblas, the location and service in this Hotel was excellent, the guys at the frontdesk were awesome and came out of the way to help me with any information and any assistance that I requested from them, breakfast is basic but all right, it would improve by including some of the famous $ 400 euros per kilo spanish Ham (just kidding),

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

The Adagio was the first night of our honeymoon and from the photos looked a lovely little hotel. We weren't wrong when we arrived, that is until we got up to our room. It was small, which I can cope with but like an oven as there appeared to be no air conditioning or any other way of cooling it down. Well I opened the window and the door that went into a little area within the building. Sadly there was a dank stench almost sewage like, but don't think it was, and one little airconditioning unit that must of been for another hotel or room within ours.
Bathroom was clean, as was the room although there was a cigarette burn on the beds oversheet.
The people on reception couldn't be more helpful, recommending places to eat, phoning the reccomendations to see if we needed to book, helped us get online with their wi-fi and even sourced us a taxi on the morning.
The room really let the rest of the hotel down but am sure that there were other rooms that were a lot nicer. Perhaps it was our own fault for not asking to move, however I felt for one night it wouldn't make a difference.
The location is handy for the Gothic area and La Rambla. Very worth looking at if staying for a short break and need somewhere just to get your head down.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andymiller_brs
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Illinois City, Illinois
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

The receptionist are unhelpful and on the phone chatting all the time, cannot connect to them from room. Woke up at 3 AM because of a yelling guy outside trying to call someone in the nearby apartment. Very noisy area, no quiet time. Took few hours before aircon (if there really is) worked. Bathroom is tiny, my stuff fell on the floor, no place to put toiletries. Room has some odor, beddings ancient. Worst part, elevator broke down, imagine pulling our luggages up and down the stairs. Hallways were literally narrow. Only good thing is the breakfast and short distance to shopping places and Cathedral de Barcelona. Still, you can find a better motel elsewhere. Will never come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Illinoisresident
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

What a great little hotel! It`s in the best location just off Las Ramblas. Everything is on your doorstep. The hotel itself is basic but it`s a bonus that it has air conditioning (definately needed in the summer months). The reception staff are wonderful, so friendly and helpful, 10/10! I would certainly go back to the Adagio and i would recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side of the hotel if you want it a bit quieter!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ClareLancs
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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

In a word 'terrible'. How anyone can say this hotel is above one star is beyond me. I wouldn't tell anyone to stay here. As others have said, location is great, right in the heart of the Gothic District but there are plenty of hotles to stay in in this area or close to it. However, that also has it's drawbacks as people party all night (until about 4am) and there is pub and a nightclub virtually within meters of the hotel (and it's not sound proof).
Some of our problems - bed very uncomfortable. Room tiny. Lino floor which looked unclean. Hole in the bathroom door. Bath you could only sqaut in (half normal size). Breakfast is rubbish - watery coffee, fake juice, a few bread rolls and some salami slices. Walls paper thin - you could hear outside and the next rooms clearly - even people walking in the hallway.
You have been warned!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank daliman
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Property: Hotel Adagio
Address: Carrer de Ferran, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#208 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Adagio 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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