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Hotel Continental Barcelona
Ranked #199 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Windsor, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fun stay!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

This hotel is not an ordinary hotel. It is Pink, odd layout, old carpet, and so so furniture. But what a FUN place to stay! The staff are more than accommodating, the buffet/ snacks are enough to hold off hunger. The location cannot be beat, Ramblas is an experience in itself. Easy access to metro, and airport bus. Perfect place to stay as long as you know this is not a 4 or 5 star hotel. Price is right, and I will stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest:

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to share your experience with us.

It is pleasing to note that our location, the team and our 24 hours free snacking buffet did meet your expectations.

We thank you once again for choosing us and we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again soon.

Always at your service,

Viviane
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a really fun property. The rooms are a little old, the decor is a little, well, pink and the buffett a little less than advertised. What was more then expected: The staff was wonderfully helpful at all times; the view from the terrace balcony was well worth the cost of the room; The buffett, while not huge did offer a nice respite from all of the craziness that is Barcelona.
As mentioned by others, the location of transportation options makes this property a wonderful option for travellers.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your memorable stay at the Continental Barcelona.

It was most kind of you to mention the good disposition of the staff for their quality service.
Thank you.

We do look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Always at your service,

Viviane,
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Playa Blanca, Spain
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great hotel on the rambla with frienly staff. The rooms are clean and well maintained.We had a room with balcony and a great view. The 24/7 buffet is a big plus.Because the hotel is in the middel of the city and the subway is on the doorstep you can get anywhare easy and the bus to the airport is a 100 meter walk.This is a hotel to come back to.Thanks for a great time

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 700deng
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosing the Continental Barcelona for last stay in Barcelona.
We were delighted to read you enjoyed your stay between us.
It is very pleasing to read your reviews, especially your mention of the cleanness of the hotel.

Thank you againg for your feedback.

We wish to welcome you back soon.

Always at your service,

Viviane
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London
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Continental Barcelona for 5 nights. The location is perfect, very close to the metro and Plaza de Catalunya. The personnel is friendly and helpful, but this is a very old hotel with complete lack of tastiness. The rooms is all, I mean, really, ALL pink (walls, ceiling, furniture, etc)!! When I got in I was a bit concerned about the quality of sleeping, but as I was just going there to sleep it was OK. The reception is in first floor and the rooms in the above floors. The room was clean but the style is like an old and cheap Chinese B&B (for those who have travelled in China you know what I mean!). The bathroom was OK, looked like new, but with some old furniture. Overall the room is small. It has a small fridge, a microwave and the WiFi does not work that well, but it's OK. They offer 24 hour breakfast, but avoid it at all cost. I only had a toast with tea. My colleague stayed at the hotel and got sick. The food quality is very poor. You will find much better cafés in Las Ramblas. Would I stay there again? Definitely not! There are much better options in Las Ramblas for the same price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest:

We are sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience at the hotel Continental Barcelona.
We really appreciate your feedback and with your permission we would like to take this chance to comment on your points.

1- We are not an Old hotel. We are a hotel full of stories. We understand every one has a different standard and it seems we missed the mark with you.

2- Room sizes: at the hotel, rooms have several sizes according to its type: Standard rooms, Standard plus rooms, larger than the previous standard rooms, Balcony rooms overlooking the nice Rambla Catalunya Str. Which are the bigger ones and the family room. We are sorry that your rooms does not meet your expectations.

3- Bad food: at the buffet, we always try to have the best quality of products and we feel sorry to hear that it was inconsistent for you.

We are sorry to see that you judging the whole company by these experiences. We strive to do just one thing… Create a positive Human connection. And unfortunately, this task is not always successful, something we feel deeply.

Thank you again for your feedback.

Always at your service,

Viviane
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Alicante, Spain
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

An excellent stay, our third.. We live in Alicante and come for meetings in Barcelona. The decor is totally idiosyncratic but somehow works. It is in one of the old historic buildings on the Rambla. Superb! All is clean, kind and helpful and the all day buffet is truly amazing for a hotel in the city. Security is excellent, though the lift is not my favourite (there are steps to use!).We shall continue to patronise. .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Guest;

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at the Continental Barcelona with us.

We were delighted to read your reviews, and were especially pleased for your kind words about our hotel.

It made us happy to know you enjoyed your stay between us.

You are always welcome to stay with us when your travels bring you this way.

Always at your service,


Viviane
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Atlanta, Georgia
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220 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

The location is PERFECT. The staff is friendly - the all day and night buffet with free wine and beer (not to mention ice cream) is really cool... the decor is OMG! PINK! and hideous wallpaper.. on EVERYTHING. After the initial shock we actually were amused by it. I'd say it;s so ugly it's pretty, but it's just ugly. Prepare yourself for that and have a great stay.

Room Tip: Balcony is a must - otherwise you are trapped in pink and ugly wallpaper.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Guest;

We thank you for choosing the Continental Barcelona for your recently stay in the city of Barcelona.

You are right in that our rooms are pink!

That is evidently with our 24 hours free snacking buffet, two of the reasons why we are not a conventional Hotel.

We are a very historical hotel in the heart of Barcelona with a very unique décor!

We are not a luxury hotel and we are from the old school of small hotel principles that insists on earning a good reputation over time with excellent customer service.

As you can imagine, we really appreciate the time you took to do review your stay between us and recognize that your stay was pleasant.

We remain at your disposition.

Always at your service,

Viviane
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2013

My family of four stayed at this hotel. The location was just a few steps from the metro, which was very nice since we arrived late by train. The doors are locked, and the front desk will buss you into the building, so security is really good. You make your way up by elevator or stairs around the elevator to the 2nd floor I believe, the front desk will buzz you in again, and the door will open for you. Our room was up a few floors, and again the front desk buzzed us into the hallways once we arrived, then there is a phone to use to buzz to get out (but the doors are automatic, so they open when they buzz as well). The decorations are very unique and very pink! The balcony was amazing and a great opportunity to watch all the action on the Rambla. We also enjoyed the 24-hour snack bar, including drinks and ice cream. It was always nice to come back from a long day and grab and drink and dessert, then head to our balcony. We really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Shannen2012
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Guest:

We really appreciate that you took so much time to share your experience at the Continental Barcelona with all.

Your reviews made us felt great! It is so delightful to meet people who really appreciated the originality of the Continental Barcelona.

No words could express enough our gratitude.

Thank you for your confidence and for providing us more reason to improve our services every day.

Always at your service,

Viviane
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Property: Hotel Continental Barcelona
Address: Rambla de Canaletets, 138, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#208 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental Barcelona 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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