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“Location could not be better, great value!”
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Nouvel Hotel
Ranked #217 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
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“Location could not be better, great value!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday visit and, although I was hesitant because of negative reviews, I have no idea what those people were referring to!
Location: this hotel is conveniently located just off Las Ramblas about a block south of Placa Catalunya and about two blocks south of the train station. It is extremely quite at night, but just a short walk away from every restaurant you could want (try the churros/chocolate next door!)
Accomodations: This is by far the best bathroom we have had in Europe. What the room lacks in size, they make up for in the bathroom. The room is small (this is Europe after all) but there is plenty of storage space and the tv is nice and large. A remote control is not included, but you shouldn't be watching tv anyway when on vacation. NOTE: the pillows are not the best (bring your own if you have it) and the towels could have been better (we brought our own based on reviews I had previously read).
Service: the staff was so nice and friendly. They even helped us look up a few locations online before we set out. They offer a free ice machine in the lobby, which was an unexpected surprise. There is a charge of 1.50 Euro/night for the safe, but it is easy to use and well worth it.
I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Fantastic location 2 min off the la rambla with easy access to amentities, tour bus the tourist office public transport and airport links. Not too expensive but get good value for money in a lvely presented if slightly dated room. all staff very helpful and spoke good english, we didnt eat at the hotel but the food smelled lovely and the dining room spacious

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent location, within walking distance from Placa Catalunya. The room was basic, very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was not included and costs 10 euro extra. This was not a problem because there are a lot of restaurants, fast food and cafe's nearby. The only 2 drawbacks were that they wanted a 20 !!! euro deposit for the TV remote (returned at check out) and also the charge of 1.50 euro per day for using the room safe box.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Centrally located in La Rambla, took the airport shuttle to Plaza Catalunya and walked to the Hotel. Rooms are on the smaller side, but well kept, clean and fresh. Bathroom was modern and functional. Easy access to main attractions of the city. I stayed at this hotel before a cruise and had a great time, at my return I stayed at a different hotel, but definitely would have preferred this one.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Walking distance for the marina, the rambla and the gothic quarters - lots of bars and restaurants on your door step. Hotel quite small therefore more personable on a quiet street Approx 20 minute walk to the beach and more bars and restaurants

  • Stayed March 2013
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Chelmsford, England
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed here over the weekend for a break with friends.
I chose this hotel for its central location and reasonable price.

Transfer
From the airport we got the Aerobus which departs just outside arrivals. A return ticket was just under 10 Euros and it took about 25 minutes to Plaça Catalunya. The hotel is about a 1 - 2 minute walk from here.

Location
The hotel is just next to La Rambla which leads down to the Harbour. On the same street as the Hotel were a few cafés and shops.

Hotel
The hotel was clean and had a classic style which I personally found quite appealing.

Room
Our twin room was an adequate size and was located on the third floor with a view of a surrounding street. The bathroom had toiletries and clean towels. The room had just enough storage for a weekend break. There was a TV but we didn’t use it. There is a safe in the room and costs 1.5 Euros per night. The mattresses were very firm.

Staff
The staff were friendly and informative on arrival. If we needed any advice they were happy to help.

Misc
- The tourist tax is 0.75 Euros per person per night for this Hotel payable on departure.
- If you are returning to the Hotel late at night / early morning be aware of unsavoury characters at the end of the street where it meets La Rambla. We saw unaware tourists talking to them who may have found their money and phones missing when they returned home. Not at all a reflection of the Hotel but just be aware!
- Take a walk to Boqueria Market for a look around and some Tapas.

Overall
Overall Barcelona was a fantastic city for a weekend break, especially with the warm weather and great food and drink. We found most of the people friendly and genuine; just keep your wits about you and your belongings safe.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We knew the reviews for this hotel were mixed before we booked, but ours was a short notice break for half term so we couldn't be too fussy. First off, the location is unbeatable - just two minutes off La Ramblas and very near the Metro. The staff are articulate and friendly. The hotel could benefit from some carpeting, at least in the corridors to reduce the echoing noise noted in other reviews. Our room had one uncomfortable bed out of three and during the night the water pipes would 'knock' which was irritating. The breakfast at 10 euros each was basic but adequate, although the cooked section was only scrambled egg (ok), sausages in hot water (ugh!) and unappetising white beans.

It would do for a short break but any longer the failings would add up.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Nouvel Hotel
Address: Santa Ana, 18-20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #217 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:3 star — Nouvel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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