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Hotel Arc La Rambla
Ranked #103 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
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Riyadh
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“Excellent hotel, fair price”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

I just checked out of Arc La Rambla today
Stay feb 21-27, 2013
Single person
Room 312. La Rambla view

I was glad I street view and I enjoyed that. Sound proofing was very good and I did not the noise on the street. Located by a metro station: big plus. Buffett breakfast included and it was fair. The lady there is very nice but she kept talking with her colleagues all the time :). The room is a nice size and the cleaning was done properly. I was hiking to some mountains and they new the popular one but not much about Montesny? The staff was always smiling and helpful. Not much to watch on the small tele (4-6 ) channels. But who is in Barcelona to watch tv, eh! The door does not close very well and you have to make sure it's locked every time you leave. There is always water bottles and apples by the restaurant to grab on your way in and way out. The news papers are in Spanish only. The only thing that annoyed me is the Internet. Although free, it's very slow and disconnects all the time ( I am using iPad and IPhone). Also another downer for was the Sex Shop besides the hotel where lots of prostitutes congregate at night.

Room Tip: Go for the street view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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3 Thank almaziad
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arclarambla, Director General at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Mr. / Mrs.
We would like to thank you for choosing us during your recent visit to the city. We appreciate the time that you took to post your comments, your feedback will allow us to improve our service every day
We appreciate your comments about the quality, service and the staff. We will transmit your comments to our entire team who always appreciate words of praise.
I want to apologize for the Tv and internet signal, we will improve this point.
We hope to have you back with us soon.

Kind regards,
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stoke on trent
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel is a comfortable, very clean, smart and modern hotel to use as a base. Staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was compact but comfortable with a tv, oh and a nice large bath in the bathroom! Breakfast was very good with a range of cereals, fruits and nuts, toast / breads / croissants and pastries, jams etc plus cheeses and meats and a small amount of hot food (baked beans, sausages and bacon) - and of course coffee, tea and juice.
The hotel has wifi or you can log onto one of the hotel computers for a small fee.
Located on the Rambla, step out of the entrance and turn left and you are about a 10 - 15 minute walk from Placa De Catalunya, turn right and it's about a 10 minute walk to the sea front. Restaurants and bars are close by (one next door in fact), there are shops and supermarkets close by too. A lot of the main sites are within reasonable walking distance to the hotel (we are two 50 year olders!) eg the Gothic area, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila and even Sagrada Familia - we didn't find the need to use the tour buses or metro .
I certainly recommend this hotel as a good base and would happily book the hotel again!
Finaly I recommend 'HolidayTaxis.com' for reasonable transfers from the airport.

Room Tip: Our room did not have a view which was fine as it was just a base but for a suppliment you could upg...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank jeremy g
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arclarambla, Director de Recepción at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear customer,

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Barcelona and in our “smart and modern” hotel! I am glad you liked our assorted breakfast buffet that opens from 7 am to 11 am and our comfortable rooms.

As you say, we have free Wi-Fi in our entire hotel, hall and also the rooms. In case you don’t bring with you your computer, tablet or smart phone you can use ours PCs placed in the hall for a small fee.

We are happy to hear that our location on Las Ramblas made it easy for you to visit all in a small walk. As we are in the city center, we have around us lots of good bars and restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacy …

And last but not least, we want to thank you for your comments about or “friendly and helpful” staff, we try to do our best with our work and suggestions.

Be very welcome to Arc La Rambla Hotel in your next visit to Barcelona!

Best Regards,

Andrea Defior
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel was right on La Ramblas. Within easy walking distance of several restaurants and attractions. The staff were polite, the room was clean and the breakfast was quite sufficient! We didn't have a room looking out to a view at all, which made it very dark and the bed was a bit hard. However overall, for the price and location, I think we would recommend it for a short-stay (weekend break).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank sidandmook
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arclarambla, Director General at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Mr/ Mrs

Many thanks for your email enquiring about your recent stay at the hotel, the email is greatly appreciated.
All the comments are very important for us.
Please accept our apologies about yours views, not all the rooms can be faced to La Rambla or to the back street. Next time please you let us know, and we will try to change the room
We hope to have a chance to welcome you back soon. Thank you once again for select Arc la Rambla for your accommodation.

Yours faithfully

The Manager.
Víctor Márquez
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

it was well located, had nice rooms and friendly staff.

BUT on the last night before my check out i came back to my room at around 1:00 am to find 200 USD and 6000 INR missing. are BAg locks were CUT. there was some expensive jewelry and a phone that THEY DIDN'T take.

the man attending the reception that night was friendly and started checking the records of who logged in and we decided not to call the police till morning. the only person logged in was the cleaning lady.

I had to reach the airport at 8 am. so next morning when i go to the reception i have a woman there, telling me "HOW do I trust you had that money.??" [--]
"The hotel staff who entered your room has been working with us for 5 years."

By then we were late and had no time to lodge a complain, we did go to cops who didn't speak English! they told us we need to go to the station in the opposite direction to lodge a complain. or we could do it at the airport.

couldn't find a place to do it at the airport as we were late.
SO we left. unhappy and helpless.

this hotel is well located but DO NOT CHOOSE IT> as i am 400 % sure it was the hotel staff as she was the only one in the records who logged in to the room! + she had seen our pattern of coming late in the night and they knew we were checking out next day!
THERE ARE SOME MUCH BETTER OPTIONS ON LA RAMBLA> DO NOT CHOOSE!!

ALSO V POOR SPREAD OF BREAKFAST. NOT WORTH 10 Euros!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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9 Thank msmahaan
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arclarambla, Director General at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Customer;Dear Customer;

First of all, I'd like to thank you for your kind words about our beautiful rooms and friendly staff.

Secondly, We've never had any comments of this type before. I think you are accusing us of stealing and that it is you who lost the money. We reviewed the records on the lock of your room and the only one that opened the door were you and a maid who, the maid has been working with us for 5 years and wouldn't risk her job for that amount of money. You also say that your suitcase was locked with a combination and that it was opened and then re-locked and set, which is very odd. This isn't the first time a guest has claimed money has disappeared, only to later find it elsewhere.

I would also like to take advantage of this opportunity to remind you that all of the rooms in our hotel have a free lock box for storing any valuables.

About the breakfast, I want to tell you that the hotel Arc la Rambla provides a delicious buffet-style Mediterranean breakfast: Selection of breads, toast, assorted pastries, cold meats, baicon, beans, sausages, cheese, yoghurt, choice of fruit juices, cereals, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, jam, dietetic jams, Spanish omelette, hot chocolate, etc. And eat whatever you want, for only 10€. Do you believe that this breakfast is poor for 10€!

Finally, I regret that your perception of our hotel wasn't satisfactory. We always try to make sure the treatment and service our guests receive is satisfactory.

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Sincerely,

Víctor Márquez
General Manager
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Fantastically located towards the end on La Ramblas, lovely and helpful staff and the room was modern and spacious. Our room looked out onto the main strip and we were not disturbed by the hustle and bustle at all. Great location with access to lovely restaurants and bus tours, and a short walk from the dock area too. Hotel was clean and room service came daily, the only bad point is their wifi didn't have a strong signal so couldn't pick it up from my room, only in the reception area, other than that I would defiantly stay here again!!

Room Tip: Don't get tucked away in a corner room as wifi won't work
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Louise P
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arclarambla, Director de Recepción at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are really thankful for your comments and your time to write about us in this site. It is always good to receive this kind of words that make us word harder for your satisfaction .We are glad you had a nice stay and you found our facilities clean.

We will take note about your comments on the Wi-Fi system and try to make the signal stronger in order to get it from all the rooms.

Thank you very much again for all your words and do not hesitate in book with us directly in case of coming back to Barcelona!

Kindest regards,

Andrea Defior
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is in the perfect location for a city break. It is situated at the south end of La Rambla, the main street in Barcelona, which is a short walking distance from Port Vell and Barcelona Colom.

When we arrived we were told we had been upgraded to a superior suite, free of charge. To be honest there wasn't anything 'superior' about the room, it was like a travel lodge; twin beds, TV, bathroom and balcony; the view wasn't great as we were at the back of the hotel overlooking residential apartment blocks. If you get a chance, ask if you can have a room at the front of the hotel: the balconies look onto La Rambla. The highlights of the room were cleanliness, space and a free of charge safe. The downside was there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

All in all, a great hotel to rest your head after a long day in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

  • Stayed February 2013
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3 Thank Lu3ylu
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arclarambla, Director Comercial at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Dear Mrs. Lu3ylu,

We are really glad to know that you enjoyed of Barcelona as much as of the efficiency of our staff.

As you said, we are placed in a privileged area, near to many shops and several of the main sights worth to visit. And as well, very well connected to the rest of the city by public transport.

Regarding the rooms, we have several kind of rooms. In that case you were upgraded to a Superior Room with balcony. Nevertheless, we appreciate the feedback; we will work on that in order to improve it as much as we can.

Please, do not hesitate to visit us again in order to check our improvements.

Kindest regards from Barcelona! We hope to see you soon!

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Recio
Marketing Manager
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

always happy to stay in this great little family run hotel ,right on the la rambla, the rooms are neat and clean,warm and cosy ,in winter ,and cool in summer ,and just walk out the door and your right in the heart of the action,shops ,cafes ect,good value for money ,great location if your joining up for a cruise holiday ,just a 10min cab ride ,around 12euro to the port ,if you arrive early then large lockers ,can be had for 2eruos ,that way you can drop of your cases and go and explore ,knowing they will be safe until you return ,have stayed 10 times in the last 3years ,great for weekend breaks ,barcelona has it all..

Room Tip: pay 20eruos,extra for upgrade to a junior suite ,and you wont be disapointed ,these split level suit...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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arclarambla, Director Comercial at Hotel Arc La Rambla, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Jarlath,

Thank you for your nice and great words of support to our hotel and our employees. We are really glad to know that customers like you enjoy not just the emplacement of the hotel, but the atmosphere and the relation with our staff.

We are pleased when we have customers like you, and we want you to come back!

Please, get in touch with us and contact me directly the next time you are coming. :)

A big hug from Barcelona!!

Daniel Recio
Marketing Manager
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Property: Hotel Arc La Rambla
Address: La Rambla 19, 08001 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arc La Rambla 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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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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