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Hotel Continental Barcelona
Ranked #170 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We've stayed at both this hotel and the Continental Palacete before, so we knew what to expect. It's a very nice hotel, with well-equipped rooms, a 24 hour buffet and a fantastic location.

Our room was on the 3rd floor rather than the main floor, so using the lift was a bit fiddly. On the other hand, the room was dead quiet, with nothing to disturb us. The bed was firm, as others have said, but was actually very comfortable despite this.

We arrived at the hotel at around 2pm, and the first thing we did, after taking our cases up, was to go to the buffet for a glass of wine, and then sit on the balcony overlooking La Rambla. The food on the buffet is pleasant and varied, with some very nice bread (about 3 kinds) in the mornings. Both the coffee and the beer are very pleasant, and the wine is easily drinkable.

On the first morning, my wife found that the hair dryer didn't work, so we mentioned this at reception on the way to breakfast. We found on our return that the dryer had already been changed! I must also say that both the room and the bathroom were kept absolutely spotless.

Although the staff at reception changed during the day, we mainly dealt with two charming young ladies; both of whom had excellent English, and were really helpful.

Something which may be new since we were last there is that residents at either hotel can use the buffet at the other. Since we were on R. de Catalunya one lunchtime, we called in at the Palacete. We were welcomed by a charming man who spoke excellent English, and enjoyed the buffet, eating in the magnificent dining room.

Definitely a place we'd stay at again, and would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank SuburbanSurbiton
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

thank you very much for taking the time to share your invaluable impressions after your recent stay at Hotel Barcelona.
We are happy to hear that everything was fine and that you will choose us again next time you visit Barcelona.
Feel free to select the Continental Barcelona or the Continental Palacete as you will be at home whenever you decide to stay.
Looking forward to your return visit.

Always at your disposition,

Viviane Komze and all the staff

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I have stayed three times in Hotel Continental, twice just us and once with the whole family (11 persons). We all love the kitchy atmosphere, the 24 hours buffet, the service and the location.

Room Tip: You have to take a room with view of Las Ramblas. Can be a bit noisy in the night but worth it!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank IngridGunilla
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments after your recent stay at our Hotel, especially for repeating your experience.

Looking forward to welcoming you soon again.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze and the Staff

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Barcelona isn't cheap. In saying that, this hotel is good value given it's amazing location. However, I really wasn't prepared for the decor - the hallways are floor to ceiling floral wallpaper, and the room was floor to ceiling pink. By floor to ceiling I literally mean the floor and the ceiling as well - so we had a bit of culture shock here. Bathroom was a little on the dodgy side but functional enough - and at least not pink.


Having a 24hr buffet is convenient, but the range is fairly basic.

Staff are definitely friendly.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank JadeandSimon
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Dear Guest;

Warm smiles and friendly service is our policy everyday for every guest.
Our staff truly cares about all your travel needs making your visit comfortable and memorable.
Regarding our pink decoration and our buffet 24 hours free snacking buffet, they are our greatest signal of identity. These two things make us unique among all the hotels around the world. This had been confirmed by thousands of travelers we already had the pleasure to welcome among us.

We thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent stay in our great Barcelona and wish to be your "home away from home" any time you come back here in our friendly city.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze and all the Staff.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Absolutely perfect hotel for our needs. Located just off Las Ramblas, this hotel offered a suite with a balcony that was just off of the huge foyer. The staff was exceedingly pleasant and helpful, the room was spacious with a nice ensuite bath, and there was food and drink available all day long every day. The location and charm of this hotel will suit your needs,

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank David M
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Dear Guest;

Thank you for choosing our hotel.
Our staff was happy to make your stay unforgettable and reading that you enjoyed your stay is our best award.
Feel free to contact us when coming back in Barcelona in the future.
Please note that we will always try our very best to meet any of your special requests.
Always at your service

Viviane Komze and all the Staff.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed atbthe hotel for 2 nights. Its location is amazing- la rambla blv., passage de garcie, few metro stops. The room was clean & comfterble, the staff were helpul--- BUT:
1. The room is all pink and flowery. It's a bit too much...
2. Ther is a 24h bouffe, but the veriaty isn't satisfing and some of the fruit seemed "tired". Wewere wondering how often they refresh it.
3. Our room overlooked the Rambla. The view was great, but of you have a light sleep, you might here all the noise....
4. The breakfast was (for non europen guest who don't eat meet for breakfast) poor.

When we go back to Barcelona, we will probably not come back to this hotel.

2  Thank Nilli G
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback after your stay at our Hotel. We are sorry to hear that our 24 hours free snacking buffet nor our breakfast did not meet your expectation.
Our Hotel is built on a reputation gained from the year 1898 amount the travellers.
Therefore we understand how difficult it could be to be far away from home, therefore we have the courtesy to offer a unique 24 hours free snacking buffet with fresh fruits, food, drinks(from coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, white wine), snacks… to make our guest´s stay very comfortable.
It could seem that nothing is refreshed just because of the fact that everything is immediately replaced when omitted. Because we understand it is a 24 hours running on free snacking buffet.

Regarding our breakfast we always strive to provide the best quality of products, but for some reasons, this service did not meet your expectation, and we apologize for that.

We hope you can give us a second chance, next time you visit Barcelona.
Please inform us in advance about your requests.
Looking forward to hopefully welcome you again.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze and all the Staff

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

The room is a little worn and old fashioned
But this was a fantastic place to stay
The location is just superb
Wonderful staff.
A balcony room on Las Ramblas provides a never ending joy street show.
Room was spotless.
There is no restaurant, but they offer a 24/7 complimentary snack bar that easily bests other hotels' pricey breakfasts.
Water and beer free, was a great bonus.
In all, a great, if a little quirky, place to stay.
Would I go back, oh yes.

Room Tip: If you want to watch the world go by, book a balcony room on Las Ramblas.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank petermac21
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Dear Guest:

Just a great thanks for your kind words and for your choice.
You made us feel very glad with so much generosity toward our service and offers!

We will be working much more to reach the same standard during your next visit in Barcelona.

Thank you for your attention.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze and the Whole Staff.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had a lovely time in Barcelona, and Hotel Continental was the perfect choice. The location is fantastic- at the top of La Rambla near Placa Catalunya.
Note that there are 3 hotels sharing the building. If you arrive in the evening, the right bell to buzz for entry is on the right side.
Once in the elevator, look for the button for Hotel Continental. It's labeled,but sometimes glare makes it hard to read.
Our room was perfectly fine- although the mattress was a little to firm for our liking.
Bathroom was fantastic- everything was clean and worked great.
24 food and beverage bar was very convenient. I'm not sure what other reviewers were expecting, it is basic, but so what?? It's free, and worked fine for us.
Staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ramblas view rooms with balcony are great for people-watching, but can get loud at certain times of...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank andispiel
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Continental Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Dear Guest;

We thank you for you choice.
Thank also for taking part of your value time to review our hotel Continental Bracelona after your stay.
Your opinion is very appreciated as it helps us improve every day.
We are very pleased to read you loved our location, cleanness and also your good evaluation regarding our 24 hours free snacking buffet.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing back in the future.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze and the Staff

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Address: La Rambla, 138, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast 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: $98 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental Barcelona 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Continental Barcelona is an all inclusive hotel located on the top of Las Ramblas, right next to Plaza Cataluña. We boast a unique Snack and Drinks Buffet, available 24/7 for all our guests as a courtesy of the house. We have the best location in town. From both façades, you can either enjoy the hustle and bustle from the balconies facing Las Ramblas or just relax in our recently renovated patio. ... more   less 
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