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“21st birthday trip”
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Hotel Glories
Ranked #307 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“21st birthday trip”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I had read good reviews which is why I chose Glories for my daughter's 21st birthday break to Barcelona. The staff were super helpful but there was only one member of staff in the Lobby which meant a slight delay at reception when they were serving at the bar. The breakfast was good with a good selection. The room was huge but there was no natural daylight and the walls paper thin. After a day's sightseeing I was disappointed that the bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again but only if they changed the beds or mattresses and we had a room with some natural light or at least an overhead light. There were only 3 lamps.
Metro and bus close by. We paid 42 euros for a taxi from the airport but got the bus back for less than 10. If you get the metro ticket you can also use it on the bus which will take you to Plaza Espagne where you can get the aerobus for 5 euros 90.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank Angela C
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Angela C,

Thank you for sharing your point of view about Hotel Glories with other Tripadvisor readers.
I would like to apologise if the beds or mattresses in the hotel is not what you were expecting. We´ll try to improve to get you back to our hotel.

We do hope that despite your disappointment on this occasion, we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Yours faithfully


Raül Jimenez
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed in the Hotel Glories for 4 nights from 28 February. The hotel was clean, the rooms cleaned to a high standard daily. The receptionists were polite,helpful,friendly and spoke good english. Everything,Swipe cards,electrics TV shower etc all worked perfectly. We are visting Barcelona again in early June and had no hesitation in booking up at the Glories again.

Just one blip, although in no way the hotel's fault. We enquired at the reception as to the approximate cost of a taxi to the airport, We were told approximately 30 to 35 euros. The taxi driver charged us 47.50 euros. It was 7.30 in the morning and not too much time spent in traffic.Unfortunately I did not get a receipt to take up the matter with the Barcelona Taxi authority at a later stage. As I said, not the hotels fault but just a warning to other travellers

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank EFFEMM9
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Hola EFFEMM9,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking your time in making such a detailed review of your stay at Hotel Glòries.
It was particularly pleasant to know you had a good impression of our staff.

We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

We hope to see you soon again.

Yours faithfully


Raül Jimenez
Front Office Manager
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have chosen Glories few years ago, when we were traveling on a limited budget and it's been a good choice for that. We liked the friendly staff, the cleanliness and comfortableness of the room, and the breakfast (large variety to choose from, good choices to make). We also liked it is very close to a metro station, and some grocery stores.

What we were not so happy about is the location, on a very busy street (the noise can be heard with windows closed too), and a bit away from downtown, the marina, and other attractions. However, the neighborhood is lovely. We also didn't liked the noise the cleaning ladies were making every morning when doing their job in the vicinity of our room.

In our opinion, Glories has potential to grow, and to become much better provided that people making decisions there will have the will to focus on that. It's their choice.

Room Tip: Probably the rooms facing the inner courtyard are quieter, the other ones are really noisy, day and...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Monica V
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Hola Monica V.,

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. We appreciate your feedback and we will take in consideration your comments as this is a good opportunity for us to improve and become better every day
Please accept our most sincere apologies for the noise caused for the cleaning ladies. I'll talk to the housekeeping manager to solve the problem.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for mentioning one of our staff member. ç

We look forward to welcome you back soon.

Yours faithfully


Raül Jimenez
Front Office Manager
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The locale and ease of finding Hotel Glories made it an ideal place to stay for our 2 night stay!
The reception could not be bettered with friendly and helpful staff! the room was to be expected and was kept tidy everyday by vigilant staff. I would recommend if but for a couple of issue's we had whilst staying there!!
1st of all as I said the room was O.K. the bed was like a stone and not very comfortable, second, a cabinet that hid the fridge was a little bit battered and we suspected that handy man was obviously on vacation! a few issues with door cards not working properly along with the safe key which I had to go and chase up because the receptionist could not leave there desk!
The final part which was the most annoying was our shouting neighbours!! randomly shouting out at all hours! they were not challenged or asked to be quiet as I mentioned the receptionists could not leave their desk!!! It was a shame because this did spoil what could have been a O.K hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank VinceLHenry
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hola VinceLHenry,

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion.
It was particularly pleasant to know you had a good impression of our staff. About the rest of the comments I will take it into consideration and speak it to my manager.
However, we do hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel at some point in the future.
We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Yours faithfully


Raül Jimenez
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Had a lovely stay at the hotel glories for 2 nights, location is not the best but with the metro only round the corner it wasn't a problem! We asked the staff for help as we didn't know the area at all, they were excellent and very clear with there directions!
My only is the rooms, yes they are clean but could do with modernising! Just don't get a taxi to the hotel from airport as we got ripped off (£40) not happy at all! If you do need transport from airport there is a aerobus which picks up and drops off from passeig de gracia (5euro90) much better!
Overall quite happy!

  • Stayed February 2014
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2 Thank Eloisemummy26
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hola Eloisemummy26,

Thank you for sharing your point of view about Hotel Glories with other Tripadvisor readers.

We appreciate your feedback and we will take in consideration your comments as this is a good opportunity for us to improve and become better every day.
Thank you for mentioning our staff .

We recommend you to check our official website, and get our offers and discounts for your next trip to Barcelona.

Yours faithfully,


Raül Jimenez
Front Office Manager
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

On arrival to the hotel we were greeted by a very friendly lady and she was very helpful as to where to go to see some lovely sights. She gave us a map and circled the best sights with ample info on how to get there (busses, metro, tram etc) the room was very clean however we did ask for a double room but we had two single beds pushed together with an extra bed room which was not needed at all, we requested a change but no double rooms were available. Apart from that it was very clean and neat with no faults! We were provided with a mini fridge with plenty of beverages which were slightly over priced compared to how much you could get them for at the local shop. Breakfast was available with a great choice of food and was reasonably priced. Hotel is in a good location close to bus stops, shops and access to restaurants and a lovely church for sight seeing!
All in all a nice hotel with friendly staff! Perfect for a short break but there is room for updating their style.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jaimielea
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hola Jaimielea,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are so sorry you did not appreciate the free upgrade we gave you and preferred a standard room to a superior room.
You are absolutely right, in a local shop will always be cheaper than a mini fridge and any restaurant, bar you can find in the city.
Coke mini fridge 1,80 E Coke Hotel Bar 1,65 E, Coke bar in front the hotel E

We recommend you to check our official website, and get our offers and discounts for your next trip to Barcelona.

We look forward to welcoming you soon again at Hotel Glories.
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Benagalbon, Spain
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very good location only 5 mins walk from the metro. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable - all in all good value. On the down side we booked a taxi at reception to take us to the airport (our flight was at 6.15am) and were told it would cost around €30 - €35 however when it arrived the driver wanted to charge us €45! We declined him and flagged down another taxi which was from the same company but it only cost €30.

Room Tip: Rooms above the main entrance are spacious and bright
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Joy M
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Recepción H, Director de Recepción at Hotel Glories, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Hola Joy M,

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion.

We are sorry to hear the trouble with the taxi.
I would appreciate to send me an email (info@hotelglories.com) informing of the day that this problem happened so I´ll talk with the taxi company that we use.
The price given from reception desk are approximate. It is impossible to be exact price

Take this opportunity to inform the future visitors of Barcelona that there are many taxi companies but all have the same color on the car. Yellow and black.
It is important to ALWAYS ask for a ticket and another important thing NEVER take a cab to give them a fixed price. THERE IS NO fixed rate.

We look forward to welcoming you soon again at Hotel Glories!

Yours faithfully


Raül Jimenez
Front Office Manager
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Property: Hotel Glories
Address: Calle Padilla 173, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #307 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Glories 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Glories is located to 10 minutes from the Sagrada Familia, for the 22 high-tech area, as well as the Agbar Tower. The National Theatre of Catalunya and the Auditori Concert Hall are just 400 metres away. Direct service to Plaza Catalunya in around 5 minutes. Monumental Metro Station is just 3 minutes’ walk away from Hotel Glories. The rooms all have air conditioning, heating, satellite TV , free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk offers car and bike hire, reserve tickets. ... more   less 
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