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Best Western Premier Hotel Dante
Ranked #100 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Welland, Canada
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5 reviews
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“First time in Barcelona”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We travelled here by taxi from the seaport and found the staff very welcoming and friendly. The rooms were spacious enough and very clean. The bathroom was well stocked and the facilities in excellent condition. An in-room safe was also provided, free of charge. The free breakfast buffet was plentiful, with an excellent selection of hot and cold foods and the service was wonderful. The bar/lounge was nice to have a drink and a snack in the evening but we were disappointed in having our dinner there on the Sunday night. It seems that pretty much all of the part of Barcelona that we were in is shut down on Sundays. The food was barely passble and one would be better off going to one of the small local restaurants nearby where the tapas menu is terrific. Overall, we found the Hotel Dante more than adequate and a great value for the price. My test of of a good hotel is to ask myself if I would return, and my answer here, is definitely yes.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the main road was still very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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vilajoana, Director Comercial at Best Western Premier Hotel Dante, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. And your review will help us improving our service in the future. We hope you come back soon.

Please, do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for anything you might need.

On behalf of all the Best Western Premier Hotel Dante staff, thank you very much.
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This hotel was well located and at a decent price. Everything was clean and modern. My room was a good size and had a well equipped bathroom with a shower that worked very well. The staff were helpful enough and spoke good English. The location is excellent for the metro and walking into the city centre but it is on a quiet street so not noisy at all. There is a small cafe on site but no real bar or restaurant facilities. This is not a problem as everything is so close so you probably wouldn’t want to eat or drink in the hotel anyway. My biggest complaint is that the room was like a sauna. There was one window which overlooked a closed atrium so opening the window had no effect. The air-conditioning had been switched off for the winter so the ventilation system just blew air at the ambient temperature. Walking out into the corridor in the morning was literally a breath of fresh air! If staying outside of summer I would recommend getting a street facing room so you can open the window and get some fresh air.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Ponteland
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

There is a free safe in the room and a hair dryer in the bathroom. You can use the mini-bar to chill your own drinks if you wish. The location is approx 25 mins walk to Las Ramblas.
Breakfasts are good with some things changing daily.
No tea or coffee machine in the room. English news papers in reception.
Excellent supermarket next door.
Lots of traffic noise - we were on the fourth floor.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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vilajoana, Director Comercial at Best Western Premier Hotel Dante, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. And your review will help us improving our service in the future. Actually, we are planning to soon add tea and cofee facilities in every room of the hotel for free. By now, however, you can order cofee and tea for free to our room service.

We hope you come back soon. And if you do, please, do not hesitatte to contact us to ask for a room on the backside of the hotel so that you can stay away from the street noise. Some people preffer the street side because of the view, although there is some traffic noise during the day, but you can ask for a room on the backside if you preffer a really quiet room.

Please, do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for anything you might need.

On behalf of all the Best Western Premier Hotel Dante staff, thank you very much.
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Only 5 safe streets to Hop on/off bus. Very clean room and updated bathroom. I took a taxi from seaport to hotel - meter said 14E, but I was told 28E since I had to pay for taxi # 1985 to go back to seaport. Taxi to airport was 38E. For just 6E, there is a bus service to the airport.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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vilajoana, Director Comercial at Best Western Premier Hotel Dante, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we do not underestand why you rate the hotel with a 2 over 5 rate. If there is something about your stay that you did not like, please, feel free to contact me directly at comercial@hotelesdante.com so that we can know about it. This way we will be able to know in which areas we need to improve.

I understand your problem with the taxi you took at the seaport, and I know they have an extra charge for transfers from the seaport, but I am sure it is not 14€ extra charge. Unfortunately some taxi drivers are dishonest and take advantage of some people (not only tourist, it has happened to myself too). I am very sorry for that because it has a direct impact on your satisfaction as a client of the hotel. The rate for your taxi to the airport is normal, and it is true that there is a bus service to the airport much cheaper, and it has a bus station 5 blocks away from the hotel.

We hope you come back soon.

Please, do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for anything you might need.

On behalf of all the Best Western Premier Hotel Dante staff, thank you very much.
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Four of us visited Barcelona and stayed here. It was a lovely hotel and very close to all the important places. Staff were very helpful in advising best places to visit/see. Including a flamenco night which the reception staff booked for us including the taxi. Nothing was too much trouble and this included drinks to our rooms on our return in an evening. There was a slight mix up with our room booking but they offered to remedy this as soon as we checked in and also gave us a bottle of bubbly in compensation, which we enjoyed on our last night. Lovely first break to Barcelona for us all with the hotel making our stay !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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vilajoana, Director Comercial at Best Western Premier Hotel Dante, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to hear that the hotel "made your stay". Your review encourages us to keep improving our service. We hope you come back soon.

Please, do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for anything you might need.

On behalf of all the Best Western Premier Hotel Dante staff, thank you very much.
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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Located on a corner of L'Eiaxmple neighborhood, this small but very comfortable four star hotel is a good option for its location, a few blocks from Paseo de Gracia street and Plaza Cataluna, and reasonable price (119 euros including breakfast internet rate ). I choose a midsize room to be more comfortable after walking all day. The breakfast, as usual in Spain, is plenty and hearty, you can indulge you with all sorts of fruits, hams, cheeses, breads and pastries to get the energy necessary to tourist the rest of the day. The hotel's restaurant serves a tasty quinua and zucchini soup, which we tried it the first night. The front desk was selling tickets for the classic Barca - Real Madrid game at Euros 550 the cheapest place. We refuse to pay this exorbitant price and luckily, the day before the game, we found tickets in the internet at normal price Euro 165.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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vilajoana, Director Comercial at Best Western Premier Hotel Dante, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. And your review will help us improving our service in the future. We hope you come back soon.

Please, do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for anything you might need.

On behalf of all the Best Western Premier Hotel Dante staff, thank you very much.
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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Before starting the hotel comments, let me say from our experience at least, all the internet hysteria about crime in Barcelona seems to be well overdone. No doubt there is theft and larcency in Barcelona as in any big city but we felt totally safe in the area around the Hotel Dante as well as in other areas of the city. As return visitors we did not spend a lot of time on the Ramblas or at the most visited sites, but we were out and about in taxis, metro, trains, walking, eating in sidewalk restaurants and local bars and did not feel any different "vibe" than you do in any European city. Maybe it is the unique nature of the oft reported fake policeman and mustard stain street scams that generates a high fear response, but under no circumstances allow this to stop your visit. Just use the same common sense that you do anywhere including your home town or country.

That said, we had a fine stay at the Hotel Dante. Price was (very) high compared to other places in Spain but not out of line with those in world class cities. Excellent and well served breakfast, front desk staff competent and helpful, although the night clerk was on his own and overworked. Did not seem to be any server or diners in the hotel restaurant the one time we looked in, but with a good selection of bars and cafes in the area you really shouldn't be dining at the hotel. When looking for places to eat, turn LEFT as you go out of the hotel, walk a couple of blocks, turn right and you will find many small places serving tapas or full meals.

Good WIFI and there is a terminal and printer just inside the restaurant that we used for boarding passes. The hotel will get you an airport cab, if you are just going somewhere in town there are lots of cabs passing the door all the time. The metro station is about a five minute walk. Passeig de Gracia train station is a 5 Euro cab fare. If you are looking for some comfort and are interesed in staying in a real neighbourhood rather than right on the Ramblas then this is a good choice.

Room Tip: Our room was at the rear and looked out at a church and some apartment blocks. We heard no street o...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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vilajoana, Director Comercial at Best Western Premier Hotel Dante, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. And your review encorages us to keep improving our service in the future.

I would like to particularly thank you for your comment about safety in Barcelona. I couldn't agree more. It is true that pickpockets are a huge problem in the city, but not more than other european cities. We try to warn our guests at their arrival, so that they don't trust people stopping them in the touristic areas where most of this pickpockets take place. As a hotel, we are pushing the authorities to work in new solutions for this problem, and we hope that soon we will start seeing results.

We hope you come back soon.

Please, do not hesitate to contact any member of our staff for anything you might need.

On behalf of all the Best Western Premier Hotel Dante staff, thank you very much.
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Property: Best Western Premier Hotel Dante
Address: C/ Mallorca 181, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#50 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#77 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#144 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Premier Hotel Dante 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dante is located 10 minutes from Paseo de Gracia and the main tourist attractions. It is a place in the heart of the Barcelona atmosphere with shops, bars and restaurants, avoiding the high traffic of the main streets. The Hotel has 80 rooms, a lounge area / library, 24h reception, concierge service, ironing service, laundry service, a snack bar, meeting rooms, parking, buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The rooms are bright and comfortable and include free Wi-Fi, satellite plasma TV, heating, air conditioning, minibar and safes for laptops. They also have a bathroom with hairdryer. A large buffet breakfast cold / hot, and products for celiacs is served in the hotel. There is also a snack bar serving cocktails, snacks, sandwiches, tapas and a menu with a variety of dishes. The Best Western Premier Dante is located about 25 minutes driving from Barcelona, 5 minutes walking from the Hospital, a 15-minute walking from Plaza Catalunya and 10 minutes walking from the famous Casa Batllo and La Pedrera of Gaudi. In addition, the hotel is well connected by public transport (metro, bus and train) to the main tourist points of the city and the main train station "Sants" (AVE). NOTE: Local tax € 1.21 per night and person for stays between 1 and 7 nights. Not included in the booked rate and is payable at the hotel. Children under 16 are not subject to tax. NIRC: HB 00 20 07 ... more   less 
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