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Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel
Ranked #284 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay in Barcelona and were really pleased with the Tryp Apolo hotel. We arrived on a Sunday at 10:30am and were greeted by Jorge at the front desk. He was very helpful and told us that although check in is at 3pm if we signed up for the loyalty card (which was free) we could check in straight away, so we did! We had room 320 which had everything we needed - comfy beds, a hot shower and tea/coffee facilities. The only problem was that we had requested a double and this was a twin where the beds kept sliding away from each other. We went to reception again to request a double which was swiftly given on the 2nd floor but on entering this room, it wasn't as nice as the first one. The bed was hard, there was no view, no tea/coffee facilities and the bathroom was smaller. I went back to see Jorge and he very kindly gave us the first room again.

The location is perfect - it's a 10/15min stroll to Las Ramblas and Paral-lel metro is a 1 min walk from the hotel. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance and the breakfast was plentiful with a great choice of items.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to others - yes the bathrooms and rooms may need sprucing up but if you are wanting a centrally located hotel which is great value for money then you won't be disappointed. :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

We are so glad to know that you stayed at the TRYP Apolo in the “perfect room for you”! Now that you are members of our loyalty program Melia Rewards, when are you planning to come back? As you know there are many advantages you can enjoy with us and we will be so pleased to share them all with you!

Warm regards,
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

exactly as you would expect from a central location four star hotel. 5 mins walk from bottom of La Ramblas and harbour area. Next to metro. Bedrooms very nice,extremely clean. breakfasts-i like my food and there was plenty of choice. hotel reception very pleasant and helpful. Front bedrooms are a bit noisy from traffic but as you would expect from location.we left some valuables in a drawer and have emailed and found out they are keeping them safe at reception to be sent back via post. Thnk you Apolo.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank candyke
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

Wonderful review! We are happy that we met your expectations and it encourages us to keep on working in order to daily improve!
It is a pity that you forgot some things in Barcelona (it is always an inconvenience) but we are sure everything is with you now!
Please do not hesitate to contact us for anything you may need!

Warm regards,
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Me and my husband have just returned from a lovely weekend in Barcelona. We decided to try the TRYP APOLO hotel as I managed to get a cheap deal through the company I work for. I didn't expect very much as we paid very little but I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The reception staff were friendly and knowledgable, the room was very clean and was serviced everyday and we loved the location as there was a metro station outside the hotel giving us easy links to tourist areas.

Our rate included breakfast which offered a variety of things to choose from. It wasn't a typical English breakfast but the hotel has to cater for all different nationalities and there was plenty to eat.

If i needed to be critical or suggest improvements it would be to provide a tea and coffee station in the room. I think this was the only element that was missing but other than that we had a lovely time and would return again.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Rose M
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

We are so happy to know that the service received by our staff was pleasant for you, we are happy that cleanliness and location made your stay so comfortable and we are happy that the variety of breakfast was something you positively valuate. But we are the happiest team after reading you would return again because that means we will have the pleasure to have guests like you back!
Thank you so much for your comments and we remain at your entire disposal!

Warm regards,
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Excellent location, very close- walking distance- to Las Ramblas, the main street for tourists in Barcelona. The breakfast was good, the staff was helpful, the rooms were good. And if you book in advance, you can get great deals on the prices. We were about 15 of us and got a fantastic rate.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Upasg
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much!!!!! Your kind words are a great reward for our whole team and we hope we have the chance to receive you back soon!!

Warm regards,
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Great 'business-type' hotel. In a good position, metro right outside and ten mins walk to ramblas. Breakfast was really good, and served quite late. Room was big, ours was at the back so quiet. Only small complaint was the bed was a standard double, in such a big room a king size would be good, it was also slightly hard. Was quite good that there was bbc1 and bbc2 on the tv too! Not that you spend much time watching tv in Barcelona!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for the time taken to share your experience with the traveller’s community.
We really want to create unforgettable experiences for all our guests and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona and the Hotel TRYP Apolo.
We take good note of your comments in regards to the bed and take it into account as a constructive aspect for us. Your opinion is so important for us!
We all remain at your entire disposal for anything you may need.

Kind regards,
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The hotel is located close to la ramblas (about 15 min walk) so is perfectly local to this part of Barcelona. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff are helpful, however, we did ask for our fridge to be repaired as it wasn't working, and this was never done. We were only staying for three nights so we didn't ask again. Apart from that, the staff were very good with respect to showing you different locations on a map of places to visit.

The hotel has a taxi rank located right outside its doors, which was very handy, and there is a metro stop 1 minute walk away, which makes getting around very easy. Upon booking, we were allocated a 'Queen' bed, however, when we arrived, this was just two single bed pushed together, and the beds were movable so beware of the gap inbetween!!!

The walls of the rooms are quite thin, and we could hear the people in the neighbouring rooms, but this wasn't a problem for us. On the friday night, we slept with the window open, and could hear the music from the nightclub until quite late into the night, so beware if you like to sleep with a window open! None of this was a problem to us, its just nice to be aware.

Overall, this is a nice, clean hotel in a good location and I would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Leigh G
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

We appreciate the time taken to leave your comments after your stay.
It is so fulfilling for us to know that cleanliness and staff service is well appreciated by you. However, we would really like to apologise because the incidence you reported was not resolved during your stay. If you are so kind, we would really appreciate if you can let us know the room number where you were staying so we can find out the reason why it was not solved. It is not usual at all and it is so useful for us to have this information in order to avoid it to happen again.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for anything you may need, we remain at your entire disposal.

Warm regards,
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at the TRYP Barcelona Apolo hotel from the 8th-11th Feb 2013, and because it was booked as a package city-break through lastminute.com we weren't expecting much more than a Traveloge kind of standard, We were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived - it was a 'proper' hotel with a lovely foyer and very well presented with friendly staff. A porter took our bags to our room and we were very impressed by the size of it, especially as it was one of their economy rate rooms. It was beautifully clean and tidy and the bathroom was immaculate.

We ate at the buffet breakfast on our first morning and the selection of food was great and was frequently topped up by kitchen staff. We were happy to discover that we were approximately a ten minute walk from La Rambla and there was a Metro station outside the hotel along with lots of taxis.

The only draw backs to the room were:
- it was on the 6th floor so it was really hot and stuffy, even with the giant (and pretty scary) window open we couldn't seem to get much air in. This was February so I dread to think what it'd be like in the summer!
- the room was a double but we were faced with two single beds pushed together, not really the best for a romantic weekend away! For this reason we have given an 'average' sleep score, however the beds themselves were really comfy - we especially loved the pillows!

I'd definitely recommend this hotel for a couple who'd like a budget city break and don't mind a short walk to La Rambla, just specify a proper double bed!

Room Tip: Ask for a double bed, rather than two singles pushed together!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Experienc... T, Guest Experience Manager at Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Impressed, pleasantly surprised, happy! We love all the words you use to describe your impressions when you arrived at the Hotel TRYP Apolo!
We take good note of each one of your comments and please, let us know before your next stay if you would like to stay in a double room; we will do our best in order to assign you one of them!

Warm regards,
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Address: Av. Paral.lel 57-59, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic , El Poble Sec
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#174 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#194 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#195 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $90 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 314
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