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“Disgusting Hotel”
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ILUNION Almirante
Ranked #417 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Disgusting Hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We booked our accommodation in Glasgow with Flight Center and was told that we would be staying in a four star Hotel. What a joke we arrived to find that the AC was not working in the middle of a 40 degree heat day. The rooms looked like they had not been cleaned since the day the hotel was opened, between the bath and the tiles there was a line of black mould growing the walls were filthy and the beds sagged in the middle. Informing the Receptionist that we would not be staying there as to the lack of an AC and the dirtiness of the rooms was a absolute waste of time as his response to our disgust of the rooms was, does not worry me as we have been paid by flight centre and take it up with them. I think that flight centre need to send their team to these hotels and get them to have look at these place before recommending them to the general public because I can assure you that this place was disgusting. We are still waiting for a response from Flight Centre.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

The location of this hotel right by the old Gothic quarters is unbeatable. However, the hotel itself should not be advertised as a 4 star. The website photos are not an adequate representation of what the rooms actually look like which are much smaller and more basic than they appear on the website photos. Our room was tiny, barely enough room to walk around the bed! It was also quite pricey even though we booked online, off season as a "last minute" deal. As well, it is located on a very noisy main street and our room got very hot at night. I suspect the air conditioning was not working properly. That being said, it is steps away from great coffee shops, restaurants, tourist attractions and a subway station. So if you are only looking for a place to sleep while visiting one of the most amazing cities in the world, it will be fine, however you can likely find a better deal elsewhere.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Whilst I always check trip advisor before I travel, I often feel sometimes people are hyper-critical. With regards to this hotel, the reviews on trip advisor are spot on. This is definitely the worst hotel my husband and I have stayed in. Purely because it is mis-sold. This hotel should advertise itself as a multi-star hotel. On our arrival we were asked if we wanted to upgrade. That in itself should have sounded alarm bells, but given that this is 'a 4 star hotel' we decided that the standard room should suffice as you are very rarely in your room on a city break. Our room was the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in, but we thought it would do until the air conditioning refused to work! We then asked to move rooms and again were asked if wanted to upgrade, it was explained that you get a more spacious room, and a terrace overlooking Sagrada Familia. At this point we did pay the extra 130 euros and got a great room until my husband went to take a shower and the bath split in two! So we were moved again, to a much smaller room overlooking the road (no refund on the upgrade). On the whole if this was a two star hotel I wouldnt write this review as you would be getting what you paid for but even by European standards this is not a 4 star hotel. In 5 nights we had 3 rooms which I would all rate differently but none of them 4! If u are looking to book a 4 star hotel in Barcelona, this is not it!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Toooooo much noise. We feel like we are sleeping on the street and hear everyone talking and walking by as early as 6a.m. !! The housekeeping started banging the doors at 9a.m. since it was a Friday night we were out late and had a couple of drinks,waking up like this when u are hung over,isn't really the best experience !!! Hate this hotel,have never been to one this bad.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

This was a bit of a gamble for us. After reading the reviews on trip advisor, I thought the odds are it won't be as bad as it seems but it in fact was bad. The room on the first night was terrible, it was dark and the window opened into the backside of another building. The fuse for the room kept tripping when we plugged in the chargers for phones. The next day they gave us one of their best rooms on the top floor with a gorgeous view and free breakfast for our stay. However this was after repeated complaining.

They did make up for their mistakes during our stay but we won't go back to this hotel or any in the chain.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I understand July is a busy month for hotels but €330 for something this horrible can never be justified. Staff don't speak English. It's old and dirty. Rooms are smaller than they appear in photographs. I found hair all over the restroom floor. My AC didn't work. Towels were ripped. I don't know how this can be called a 4 star. It's a 2 star, 3 if you want to be generous.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Additional Information about ILUNION Almirante

Property: ILUNION Almirante
Address: Via Laietana 42, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Guitart Almirante)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#210 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — ILUNION Almirante 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable and modern, the ILUNION Almirante enjoys a privileged location that will make us dream of the past. Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, just 200 meters from the Cathedral and the Palau de la Musica and a few minutes from the Borne area, famous for its variety of restaurants and its bohemian and elitist atmosphere.Guests can stroll down the famous Ramblas, located less than 10 minutes walk and the metro station Jaume I is only 300 meters away.All rooms are decorated with contemporary furnishings and amenities that will make guests feel at home: free Wi-Fi, free bottled water, flat-screen TV, satellite TV, free safety deposit box and air conditioning .The hotel offers as well a fitness center and several PC’s located in the main lobby offering free Wi-Fi access. Room service available during limited hours. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Confortel Almirante Hotel Barcelona
ILUNION Almirante Barcelona, Catalonia

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