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“Close, simple, thin walls”
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Ronda House Hotel
Ranked #414 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
“Close, simple, thin walls”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Tsofit:
The hotel located quite close to La Rambla
The stuff are very nice and helpful
Faulst:
1. They wrote the bathroom is equipped with shampoo etc., in fact those were samples.
2. The toilets & sink were clogged (we asked and they fixed it fast, but...)
3. The walls were very thin - we could here our neigbours talk and use the water
Our luck was that we weren't a lot at the hotel - only at nights to sleep

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

11 May 2013 regarding the problems we encountered with this hotel on our recent stay.
We booked a double room via to stay at the Hotel Ronda in Barcelona between 7th May 2013 and 11th May 2013 in the name of Kevin Darby and Yvonne Darby. It was clearly stated on the booking that breakfast was included and this was the main reason for booking this particular hotel as Kevin is an insulin dependent diabetic.

On the first morning Kevin and I sat down to breakfast and ate from the small buffet that was available; the buffet consisted of toast, coffee, orange juice, one type of cereal; one type of youghurt; three or four types of hams and a couple of types of fruit. There was no waiter in the restaurant at all that morning, and there were a quite a few other diners all eating freely from the buffet! We then left the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day. On the morning of the 8th of May we sat down to breakfast ; we were the only diners in the room at that time. A gentleman who we presume to be a waiter due to his attire approached us and asked for our room number which we gave him. He went away in the direction of the main hotel reception and came back with a card which had pictures of croissants and hams etc on it and said that we had to pay 3 Euros each for breakfast! We said that breakfast was included and we refused to pay anything. He eventually said that we were allowed a Continental breakfast for free and that this actually meant a slice of toast, a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice. Eventually and only because my husband had already injected his insulin, I said I would pay the 6 Euros for today but that we would complain to the manager. I went up to our room, fetched the 6 Euros and returned to pay the waiter. We then continued to eat from the buffet that was available; the waiter returned again after a few minutes and told me that it was 4 Euros each for the breakfast and that I owed him 2 more Euros! We flatly refused to pay this; we finished our breakfast ( the waiter hovered over us the whole time watching what we were eating),and we then left the room. We then went to see the girl at the main reception; we complained to her and pointed out that breakfast was included. She repeated what the waiter had said ; that we were entitled to Complimentary free breakfast and that this consisted of toast only with a glass of juice and a cup of coffee ! We complained bitterly about this and she eventually took a copy of our Late Rooms booking form and said she would talk to the manager. We went out for the day and on our return to the hotel we queried whether the reception staff had reported our complaint to the manager.The girl at the desk said they had reported it to him and that he had repeated that Complimentary continental breakfast was included but that this only consisted of toast, a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice! At this point we said we would report this matter to yourselves upon our return to England but we were very upset as we had particularly picked this hotel because of the breakfast!

For the remaining two days of our holiday we had to pay for breakfast elsewhere as we were not prepared to pay extra to the restaurant when as far as we were concerned the whole breakfast should have been included and the situation is difficult with Kevin being insulin dependent. He needs to eat fairly quickly once he is awake and the situation meant that we had to go looking for a restaurant with suitable food and we had to pay extra money for breakfast which we had not budgeted for and this spoilt our enjoyment of our holiday.

The hotel was not cheap; particularly for Thursday and Friday night and it was wrong that we had to pay out extra money just to get a decent breakfast. The hotel staff were not interested and were not very helpful at all. The hotel is also in a very dodgy and dirty location; there were prositutes outside and we were kept awake all night due to the noise outside which was horrendous and we do mean ALL NIGHT; the noise did not stop until 6am ! The rooms were also substandard; it was certainly not worth the money we paid and it is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in and we go on holiday a lot!

We feel that you should not be advertsing this hotel on your site ; it is completely sub standard; we would not pay even 20 Euros a night for it !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nice, clean, quiet hotel. Just thought it would be closer to la rambla- its around 10 min walk- easy access- staright/ left and youre there. Happy with it. Modern- i think it was refurb anyway some time ago. Only thing- no shower gel/ proper soap in bathroom( they dont supply it at all). Wifi- need to pay. Overall- defo would stay again!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel. We took a room with 2 beds as the room was bigger. Room was clean and comfortable. Hotel is very well situated near city center, laundry mat, and an excellent tapas restaurant on the next street

The inconveniences:
- wifi charges even though wifi didn't work in the room.
- Area is noisy, due to tourist wandering in the night.
- Hotel restaurant not open very often.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Nice and cosy rooms, well located and walking distance from catalunya (city center). Friendly staff and good room service. Can talk english but knows few airport travel and cannot do any trip bookings from hotel.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Ronda House Hotel
Address: Sant Erasme 19, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #414 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ronda House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel with modern architecture, multilingual staff & restaurant is centrally located near the historical center & the harbour. ... more   less 
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