Hotel Turin was very nicely position for the trip we had in mind. It is right beside La Rambla (a long stretch of central Barcelona that's popular with tourists) yet far enough away from the crowds as to not be to noisy late in the evenings. The main frequent Airport Bus service stops just up the road, and the local railway station and Metro station is less than 5 minutes walk. Talking an evening stroll along La Ramble is very nice, safe and not far from the hotel at all. Reception is open 24 hours so you can return late or leave early.
The reception area was welcoming, as were the reception staff. Our room was small but large enough to move around. It was clean, with a nicely sized bathroom, with a walk in shower (no bath). We were in room 510, which I believe is the only one that has a large balcony, which included patio chairs and a table, which was very nice to sit out on in the evenings. The view wasn't great, it was of the rear of the hotel and of local residencies, one of which looked derelict, but as we didn't spend much time in the hotel it didn't bother us at all. You can hear some noise in the evenings of the crowds and outside entertainment from the local accordion player, but it wasn't loud and with the window closed you could not hear a thing.
If you don't get the room with the balcony, the terrace on the first floor (accessible from the ground floor) is a really nice place to sit in the evenings with a drink.
Breakfast was really nice, a great selection of foods from scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages, to cereals, yogurts, croissants and even cake. The fresh fruits came from the local markets and were far superior than anything I've got from the local supermarkets in the UK.
There is a supermarket less than a 1 minute walk from the Hotel, perfect for picking up an evening snack and bottle of water / coke, etc for the night.
Upon checkout there are secure storage lockers available to keep your luggage in until you return to the Airport, which were were able to do until very late in the evening, and all you need is a €1 deposit. The hotel has downstairs toilet facilities so when you return, even if you don't have a room you can still freshen up.
Hotel Turin is highly recommended, and I would return there without giving it a second thought.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel familiar situado a 2 minutos de La Rambla de Barcelona, en pleno centro de la ciudad. Fantastico desayuno con productos traidos diariamente del Mercado de la Boqueria y tartas hechas en casa. Disponemos de habitaciones familiares, Wi-Fi gratuito para todos nuestros clientes y parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turin Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
- Hotel Turin Barcelona