We chose to stay in a central location instead of hip (and expensive hotel wise) El Born so we could save on travel time. We chose the Raco del Pi based on the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor. First things first: yes, very central (both metro stop Liceu & Catalunya are on walking distance, making it very easy to get there from the airport with the Aerobus shuttle bus service, a walk down Portal d'Angel (paved shopping street), then to the right, and then it's there somewhere, in the middle of a shopping alley), and very nice staff, welcomed with a glass of cava (!), breakfast buffet includes a selection of iberico ham, chorizo, manchego cheese, and quite hospitable is the coffee corner with small sweet snacks (though we never had it as we were always out and about. The bathroom was nice with characteristic tiling. The interior was passable, not super design but quite agreeable. However, we wanted one big double bed, but got 2 beds instead AND had asked for a room overlooking the courtyard (neat, but not joyfully done) based on a tip from one reviewer. After asking, they showed my husband the rooms with the one big double bed which were much smaller than the one we had, so we settled for this one. Also note that guests like to come out to the courtyard at night, which can make it noisy... (Though you don't hear people on the street, but be prepared that on Sunday the Santa Eulalia Basilica chimes at 8:00 hrs) On the other hand, as the 36th Barcelona marathon (4th biggest in the world, approx. 20,000 runners) was on the Sunday we had to leave, I had sent an email to the hotel asking what they could tell me about the traveling options. 1 week later, still no reply. Then I submitted the same form via the hotel's website. Still no reply. Not in line with their stars I'd say. The night before we left, we met another couple who were just asking the same thing to the reception staff. Truth be told, he did his best to find out, even though I think he was already off duty. Luckily, we had stopped by the actual stop on Plaza Catalunya where the Aerobus shuttle staff there could tell us it would not be a problem. Still: it's the 36th time it's held, the hotel even has a special offer for people running the marathon. They could mention it on their website and return mails. Nevertheless, the hotel is nice & central, the staff very friendly and helpful. But I'm not impressed with the back office service level. Also, the airconditioning. They have it, it's not that noisy. But, it was only 18 degrees outside and it was VERY warm inside so wondering what that would lead to in the height of the summer.. We would rate the hotel Good though. But not very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Considered as part of Barcelona's cultural heritage in itself, this historic building dates from the 19th century and is situated in the city's ancient Gothic Quarter. The setting of the H10 Raco del Pi makes it ideal for exploring the narrow streets of the most atmospheric area of the city - the Gothic Quarter. Here you will find the Cathedral along with a wide range of shops, galleries and restaurants. Only 100 metres away is the vibrant Las Ramblas, and 300 metres away is the central Placa Catalunya. On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of cava, before continuing into the charming and traditional inner courtyard. The historic building has been brought up to date with features such as a glass-walled atrium and cooling parquet floors in each room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- h10 Raco Del Pi Hotel Barcelona
- H10 Raco Del Pi Barcelona, Catalonia
- Raco Del Pi