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Hotel Arc La Rambla
Ranked #105 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 3, 2011

Well great hotel right in amongst it all!! Rooms were great and they were refurbishing the rest of the rooms while i was there, only issue is how Barcelona makes London look cheap!!!
If you buy a drink on La Rambla make sure you tell them a size otherwise you get a bucket of beer and bowl of sangria all for 26 EUROS!!!!! Taxi from the airport is now 35 euros 2 years ago it was 25 typical spanish hard times lets put the prices up, but apart from the cost it was a great trip!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel , after reading a few poor reviews. The room was basic but adequate , the breakfast was excellent and the location just right. The staff were extremely helpful and the standard of cleanliness was very high. They also cater very well for visitors who have a long wait after their checkout time , with comfortable seating , luggage storage etc.I would not hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

There's no doubt about it, Barcelona is an amazing city!!!!!
This hotel is great, it has many reasons why! The location couldn't be better for us, such a great base to explore the city! Nearly at the bottom of las ramblas street, we absolutely loved the whole atmosphere of the street! Some reviews do talk about the sex shops and things being beside the hotel-which is true, really it's nothing to worry about- just the same as an Anne summers in the high street of our city I suppose?! ... Also for the prositutes at night- they really are harmless, a few approached my boyfriend but kinda just need to laugh about it and walk on! I see what people mean though!!! The hotel itself is really lovely, really nice for a 3 star!!!! The only thing we would say is that the room was a bit of an issue for us ( not a major issue though ) .. We got a superior room, the room was lovely to look at but was soooo hot!!!! After the first night we did find it very had to sleep, we called reception to advise that our air con wasn't working properly, reason for this though was that the air con doesn't work in winter months, only the heating can be turned on! We had a window but no air was getting in because it was surrounded by four wall! Sooo a big tip, upgrade to a superior room with balcony if you are going in the winter months as at least then there is fresh air coming in through there!!!! We didn't bother as we just used the room to get ready and obviously sleep in!!
Breakfast in the morning was lovely, always filled our bellys!!! Overall the experience was lovely, we would recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

In a great location right in the heart of La Rambla. Rooms small but adequate, clean and comfortable. Excellent choice from the buffet breakfast and very helpful friendly staff. We asked for a quiet room on an upper floor and that is what we got. The hotel is not actually next to a sex shop as stated by some reviewers, the sex shop is a few doors down the street and did not pose us any problems. If you want a good value room in the heart of Barcelona then you could do a lot worse. Gordon and Rose

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

I was rather disappointed with this Hotel, our room was very small but we could hear the room next door and the street traffic the whole of the 4 nights stay. It had a balcony which was nice to look out onto the La Ramblas but at night a complete nightmare. I didn't feel too safe at night walking back as the Peep Show shop was two doors away and we think that some ladies of the night were on the street. It was great for walking, seeing sights and catching buses, metro but I wouldn't stay there again. We did ask to get moved but was told it would be to a darker room and smaller! so we thought no point then. I have been to Barcelona a few times and the hotel we usually stay in was booked up.
The hotel itself was very clean and the staff at breakfast were very nice and the breakfast was good. I think the area was a bit seedy and fact you could hear the next room so clear, was so annoying. I actually wouldn't recommend this hotel,but I could see my daughter and her friends staying there as it would be great for groups of younger people.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, I wouldn't take a front room with a balcony. Far too much noise till...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

Hotel was in a good location, right on La Ramblas.
I would definitely book a superior room with balcony. We were given an upgrade to this room which was still pretty small and a travelodge standard. However the view out of the room on the balcony made up for it. Right in the middle of things.
Was disappointed by the fact that we had booked the room for my partner and I as a couple, turned up and were given the key for a twin room. We rang down and were told there were no doubles available in the hotel. But if we wanted we could be downgraded the next day for a standard double at the back of the hotel. Not exactly the greatest customer service I've ever received.
We didn't book breakfast and I'd probably suggest that you get a better experience eating elsewhere and it would definitely work out cheaper.
The hotel is on one of the most popular streets in Barcelona however it's definitely at the quieter end of the street and is next to a sex shop. I would probably say there are hotels that represent a better value for money, however I think some of the reviews on here are extremely harsh and the hotel was not as bad as some of the reviews suggest. I was reading the reviews with dread so was actually pleasantly surprised. I imagine that the lack of double rooms was just a one off- but I would recommend stating on booking.com etc or whichever company you book through that you want a room at the front and whether you want a double or twin very clearly

Room Tip: specify facing street. V.quiet with doors closed and much better than being stuck in a room where yo...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

We were in Barcelona for our first ever visit and had booked in to the Hotel Arc Rambla for 5 days. The reception staff were great. The hotel was ideally situated which allowed us to walk to all the areas we wanted to visit or take the excellent underground system! We had a great room with a large balcony which was bathed in the afternoon sun! After two nights we found the buzz of happy revellers from the streets below kept us awake. We requested a move and were dealt with graciously and efficiently and were moved to another suite which resulted in 3 good nights rest. There is a restaurant inside the hotel which does a great breakfast but the other restaurant accessible from the hotel has a great variety of food all day long. The staff were great.
It is worth bearing in mind that it is cheaper to eat in rather tan outside on the pavement extension of the restaurant as there may be an additional charge for table service. Check this out before you order your meal.
The Hotel Arc La Rambla is ideally situated to access key areas of Barcelona and is near to all the transport locations. The hotel is well presetned. It is very clean and well maintained with very courteous,efficient, and helpful staff.
We enjoyed our stay immensely and would definetly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: "A room with a view" sounds fantastic and it is .. but if you want to have a good nights...
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: La Rambla 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > La Rambla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#92 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $91 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arc La Rambla 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Arc La Rambla is located in the heart of Barcelona, on the Ramblas, a picturesque promenade linking the centre of Barcelona with the sea.Thanks to its location, you can visit by food lots of must-see places, as the Liceu, the Cathedral, the council or Colom Statue. Come to visit Barcelona and enjoy an unforgettable stay at this 3 star hotel in Barcelona. Either if your travel is business or pleasure, you will find a very achievable price for the location of the hotel, in the centre of Barcelona.At the Hotel Arc La Rambla in Barcelona you will find the kind of room that best fits your needs. At this Ramblas hotel in Barcelona you will find 98 rooms to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The Hotel Arc La Rambla in Barcelona is the perfect accommodation for romantic holidays in Barcelona centre. ... more   less 
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