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Hotel Acta Azul Barcelona
Ranked #331 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed April 23, 2010

The Azul is easy to find, as it is lit up at night in bright blue, as the name implies. Our room was quite large for Europe (apprx. 350 sq feet). It had a separate room for the parents, with TV, safe, and closet; the main room had a pull out sofa sleeper and separate single bed. The bathroom was spacious. The main room had a refrigerator and TV, although the main TV satellite channels didn't work. The one in the bedroom worked fine. Go figure. The staff were pleasant and helpful with typical tourist questions.

The best feature about the Azul was the value for a 3 star in Barcelona. It was E125 per night for the quad, and we added on a third night that was down to E99 due to the rooms being widely available (March - off season). It is located on a fairly noisy main street. We had to open the windows in the evening to cool them down since they hadn't yet turned on the air conditioning. So it was loud while the windows were open. But it cooled off quickly and the noise wasn't too bad with them shut for the night. There are several bar/restaurants nearby, and a combination grocery store-fresh meat market (fish, beef, chicken, flowers, wines) is located 2 blocks behind and 3 blocks south of the hotel. The Metro is 1/4 mile up the boulevard. You can also get a bus at the Metro entrance that will go anywhere in Barcelona.

Overall it is a good 3 star hotel, although it isn't centrally located and lacks the inherent benefit of being right where the A)action or B)old Barcelona is. While it only takes 5 minutes and 2 stops to get down to Las Ramblas, you feel like you could have found something else had you kept looking. I would go back to the Azul but only if I couldn't find something right by Las Ramblas first.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2009

We found a bargain price at www.hrs.de, for 52 euro per night. The location is excellent, close to Plaza España, and only some mins walk from that Metro station, that will take you to "Catalunya", the Metro station close to La Rambla in only six minutes. Also the location of this hotel to see the spectacular fountains down from Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya (MNAC), and to access the MNAC itself.
We got a big double room which was clean and comfortable. We didnt take the breakfast at the hotel, but in a cafe close by, but I ams ure the breakfast would be good. What makes this hotel something that stands out of the crowd is the excellent, personal and helpful service. We were helped by Pedro at the desk, and we witnessed also how he helped a lot of other people. So satisfied we were with this hotel, that we have decided to book twenty rooms for the guest of our wedding, that will take part in May 2010.
If you want to spend your money on other things than over prized hotel rooms, I guess it will be hard to find any better option in Bacelona than the Azul.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

I stayed here in May 2008. I wouldn't normally stay in a hotel of this quality but I left it very late to book so it was the cheapest get. I paid €100 per night for a very large suite, which was very comfortable and quite good value, but probably more luxury than I needed. The location is only ok for two reasons: one is it's not in the very centre of the city, so you end up having to travel by metro or taxi more than if you were in the centre; two the street the hotel is on is very busy and quite noisy (I got woken up by traffic and had to wear earplugs but I am quite a light sleeper). There is a really nice cafe nearby at Placa Espanya with a very friendly Argentine waitress and good coffee (hard to find in Spain!).

The room itself was beautiful and very modern comfortable. The staff were excellent, helpful and friendly.

One thing to watch out for are the badly designed windows - I nearly fell out trying to open mine (seriously!). There's a notice beside the window recommending not to open it, so I guess I'm not the first guest who had trouble with it. Not so nice when you're on the 6th floor. :-)

Certainly nothing wrong with this hotel - apart from the location. But probably a bit fancier than my needs, so I probably wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 2, 2008

We booked a triple room, expecting two beds and a cot in a single room. We were pleasantly surprised to find a 2 room suite with a full kitchenette, dining area, and a large bathroom. The rooms were very clean and nicely furnished. Staff was friendly, helpful, and multilingual. The location is great - less than a 5 minute walk to a centrally located metro station. Couldn't have asked for a better hotel in Barcelona!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 28, 2007

a great hotel, only complaint i'd have is that some of the front rooms are subject to street noise, but it was only ever a minor irritation.

staff were excellent, very friendly and accomodating.

their apartment rooms were very comfortable, and extremely reasonable for what you get.

great location too, handy for the metro and right beside montjuic, which is an absolute must-see. also the surrounding neighbourhoods are quiet and pleasant, very traditional.

two thumbs up!

p.s this also deserves a mention, out of 4 hotels i stayed in in barcelona, this hotel was the only one who's internet connection was both free (in other places the standard seems to be 22euro per 24h), and worked properly.

  • Stayed: November 2007
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Gran via de las Cortes Catalanas 327, 08014 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Access)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#108 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#142 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $41 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Acta Azul Barcelona 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Azul Barcelona is a family hotel located in the center of Barcelona, ​​at the foot of Montjuic and next to Plaza of Spain (Plaza Espana), 200 meters from Barcelona's Fair. It offers elegant accommodation, a rooftop terrace, a reception open 24 hours and free Wi-Fi in all the hotel. In one of the best connected parts of the city, by metro, bus, airport bus (direct to the airport in 15 minutes), railways ... Can be reached by metro to Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter of the city in less than 10 minutes. Also we are in a booming area and recently renovated shopping center called Las Arenas, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic or MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia). Our rooms are spacious (25-50 m2) and have a very colorful decor. They feature wooden floors, air conditioning, heating, flat screen TV with satellite channels and a work desk. Ideal for families, groups and business people. ... more   less 
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