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el Jardi
Ranked #216 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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“Great place to stay! :)”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We have booked this hotel after reading reviews on the TripAdvisor. We needed a base from where we could easily get anywhere in Barcelona. This hotel is fantastic! It is situated in Barri Gotic, few yards away from la Rambla. Metro is nearby, too. We have booked a large double room with a balcony, it was spacious enough, so was the bathroom. Place is really clean, and the towels are changed daily. Beds are really comfy. It is rather quiet (remember it is a city centre). Good aircon. It really deserves good 3*. We have taken the breakfasts, too. Good, continental with plenty of food. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I would be happy to recommend this hotel to anyone and would definitely stay there again. One thing, reception is on first floor, so it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties or on wheelchairs. One tip, if you pay cash in advance, ask for a discount! :)

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

First I would like to sincerely apologize to phillygirlagain, I am one of the chaperones of the loud group. I did care and asked them every evening to be respectful and quiet, they were all adults and responsible for their behavior. We were a group of 16 and in a crowd that size you will have the ones that forget that they are in a public space. I chaperone these student trips every year and I know people cringe when they see that they are in a hotel with a group. I am so sorry someone from my group knocked on your door, truly unacceptable behavior. I will use your review as an example as to how behavior goes beyond the spectrum of them at that moment and affects others and how others view us.
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I chose this hotel because of it's location. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and I knew that from this little plaza my students would be able to walk everywhere or have easy access to public transportation. This hotel is in a perfect spot. It sits on a plaza with a beautiful old church. I enjoyed listening to the church bells and the night life.
The staff was extremely helpful from the moment we made our reservations all the way to the morning we had to leave. We were to meet our bus at 4 a.m., breakfast was usually at 8:30 a.m. but the hotel staff made sure to leave us coffee cups and fresh coffee at 3:30 to help us wake up for our trip back to the states.
The rooms are small but very clean and very comfortable. I had a room with a balcony overlooking the church and plaza. Truly beautiful.
I would highly recommend this hotel for price, comfort and location, just a few steps from la boqueria (the market), la rambla, Plaza Catalunya and the water. I felt very safe in this hotel as it is on the 'right' side of la rambla. Lots of little shops and restaurants right in the plaza. We particularly enjoyed the restaurant Taller de Tapas.

Room Tip: I liked the balcony rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014

My mom, sister and I all stayed at this hotel in Sep 2013. It was small and not fancy, but very clean and the location was amazing!! My mom is 65 and my sister and I are late 20's and we all had a very enjoyable stay. The room was clean and sanitary but small and economical. Perfect for our needs as it was in the middle of the gothic quarter and walk-able to everything we wanted; resturants, bus line, beach. Would definitely recommend and stay here again! Secure entry and 24 hour concerige.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Philadelphia
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

I just stayed here, and there is good and bad to say about this place, but I suspect if you are older than 25, this place might not work for you...

Pros:
- The location. This place is right in the heart of things. You can easily walk to the major sites, and even taking the train from the airport and then walking here is not that bad, saving you money. It also overlooks a lovely courtyard/marketplace, but that has its disadvantages, too (read on).

- Nice room. The room is actually pretty nice and cozy for such a low price, which is great. If you pay in cash, you get a 10% discount on the cost of the room, too.

Cons:
- Noise, noise, noise! We got next to no sleep here. The market/courtyard outside is VERY loud. To the hotel's defense, a lot of this noise is taken care of by the thick windows, but if you like to sleep with the windows open, that won't work here. To make matters worse, a college group was staying there, and their chaperone apparently didn't care to keep them quiet, so we got to listen to them stamp around and shout up and down the halls all night. Some were even too drunk to find the right room, so they banged on our door at 3am. While the hotel isn't necessarily responsible for the behavior of the people it lets stay there, I suspect groups like this stay there often, so you might have the same situation we did.

- The shower. Whoever designed the shower of our room is a fool. He/she put the shower head holder too close to the ceiling, so you can't actually put the shower head in it. This means you have to essentially take a one-handed shower the whole time because if you don't hold the shower head, it shoots all over the shower by the force of the water coming out of it. It's such a simple thing to fix. Why not fix it?

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- The breakfast is nothing to write home about. If it's included in the cost of your room, then great. Eat it. But, do not pay for it. You could get much better for the same or less outside.

- The staff ranges from excellent and polite to a bit squirrely. The early evening guy was excellent, the late night guy spoke no English or Spanish, and the morning guy was hit or miss - sometimes helpful, sometimes dismissive.

We really wanted to like this place, but we ended up being exhausted for a lot of our time in Barcelona and the next city, so if you need your sleep, really seriously consider whether you want to book this place. It might just be worth paying a little bit more to stay somewhere quieter!

Room Tip: I think it's a crap shoot here.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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el_Jardi, Director General at el Jardi, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Phillygirlagain,

Thank you for having stayed with us at “el Jardí”, a family oriented hotel, catering also professionals and couples in general with a good track record to the date. El Jardí success is based on the ideal location and the affordable rates we offer.

By local county ordinances all business in the square must be closed by 11:00 at night. Due to the lively squares that surround the hotel we recommend to close balconies and windows while sleeping.

We occasionally do host small groups and always communicate with the leader of the group the norms of the hotel prior to contract.

Customer service training will be provided to rectify the lack of personal attention you experienced.

We strive to constantly improve our facilities to better satisfy our guests.

We would very much like to welcome you back to “el Jardí” so you can experience first hand how serious we take the suggestions of our guests.
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Delmar, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

My family of five stayed in two rooms at this hotel for our visit to Barcelona and it worked out great. No frills hotel was truly an excellent value. Complimentary breakfast was very good. Nothing fancy but all quality and plenty of it. Perfect location on the Placa Sant Josep Oriole, in the wonderful Barri Gotic-Las Rables area. 24 hour staff, friendly, knowledgeable about both the immediate area and city overall. tight quarters but the price and location are such that it is both expected and appreciated. Great spot from which to explore Barcelona.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms with view of the plaza or cathedral. We enjoyed such views without asking for them...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2014

The location is very central, a few steps off of La Rambla, a short walk to Placa de Catalunya and, in the opposite direction, an equally short walk to the waterfront. While our cab driver had a difficult time finding it and thus let us off on La Rambla, once on the plaza it was an easy walk to the hotel. The room itself was small but very clean with a window opening up onto the plaza. A computer is available but was not working when we were there. The desk staff however, were kind enough to print off our boarding passes for us. The only negative are the stairs from the ground to reception on the first floor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Right near La Rambla and near everywhere you would want to go for example going in December "The Christmas market", the cathedral and also a never ending amount of shops! Random events would happen outside your windows such as drummers or an art market to a paper maiche man shooting sweets out of his mouth. Sound proof windows which you need but I can imagine in summer in the heat having to open these and probably not getting much sleep. Perfect hotel, free wifi, great cost and really nice rooms :) Would love to visit again.

Also ask about paying cash for a 10% discount.

BEWARE OF TAKING YOUNG CHILDREN - Windows in room have nothing to stop falling out at all, open drop.

Room Tip: Pick the slightly expensive room on the outside with a balcony so you can see all the strange stuff...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: el Jardi
Address: Placa Sant Josep Oriol 1 | Barri Gòtic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#187 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#203 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — el Jardi 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a privileged location, "el Jardí" is at the artistic and commercial heart of the city center. The Plaça del Pi, near Las Ramblas is a meeting point for visiting the main sights. On foot, you can visit the Cathedral, the Plaça Catalunya and the Palau de la Generalitat, the Passeig de Gracia, el Born district, the beach, the maremagnum or the port.In a 300 years old building, "el Jardí" offers 40 rooms equipped with bathroom, air conditioning / heating, safety box, satellite TV and telephone. The lobby is wi-fi ready and there is a personal computer available for our customers. "el Jardí" also offers the option of a Continental breakfast.With a friendly atmosphere and a multilingual team, our reception strives every day to provide a personalized attention to our guests. ... more   less 
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