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Hotel Condestable
Ranked #415 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed June 8, 2012

We like Barcelona. Our favorite city in Europe. Architecture, coffe!.
We will be back. Thank you.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Stay one nite, room was comfortable, clean, bathroom was spacious and clean. One elevator fit 4 peolpe only and take forever, so think stairs!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Felipe A
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

My wife and two sons (ages 14 and 13) stayed at this hotel for two nights prior to a cruise. The quadruple room was bare as expected. What we didn't expect were: 1) the A/C wouldn't work properly -- manually placed it on "cool" then it automatically goes to "heat"; the receptionist said that we weren't the first guests to complain but couldn't offer a solution; 2) wi-fi in the room was weak and practically non-existent, I had to go to an internet cafe around the corner to get a decent connection; 3) we could hear the water running through the shower or toilet from the room a floor above ours. As for the good point, when I realized that I had left a shopping bag with a pair of new shoes in the room when we checked out, I emailed the hotel and they were honest enough to reply that they kept it. I got it back when we returned to Barcelona from our cruise. Thankfully, we didn't book our post cruise stay in the same hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Luis Manuel G
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We spent two nights in this hotel in April. It was ideal for a short city break - excellent location right next to a tube station and walking distance to the old town. The Aerobus drops you about 50m from the front door in Plaça de la Universitat, and you can pick it up for the return journey to the airport by walking 5 minutes to Plaça de Catalunya.

The bedroom and bathroom room were basic but clean. The beds were sufficiently comfortable after a long day's sightseeing. The tile-floored room had clearly been refurbished in the last year or two. There was a small TV, good lighting, an air conditioner that we did not need, and a small balcony.

In the bathroom, we found plenty of hot water and decent water pressure. A couple of hooks would have been most useful.

As many previous reviewers point out, there is a high level of ambient noise from both the traffic outside and the other residents within. We wore cotton wool earplugs to great effect.

The self-service breakfast buffet included in the tariff was plentiful but basic in quality. One can either eat it and not complain of its modest aspirations, or breakfast elsewhere.

Staff were helpful at all times.

The Hotel Condestable is not a place to linger, but it's an ideally located facility in which to sleep and wash.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank EarlofAnchovy
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We read a fair few reviews before booking this hotel, and decided to book based on a review below which said 'great if you don't moan every 5 minutes!'. This couldn't be more true. It always surprises me that people expect 5* hotels when they are clearly - and honestly - advertised as less! I don't go to Mc Donalds for rump steak and champagne. This is a 2* hotel and for your money, you get a 2* hotel. We were expecting something clean and basic and were actually overwhelmed by the quality of room we got. We had a lovely corner room with balconies overlooking the plaza and the street. The bed linen was clean, crisp and changed daily. The bathroom was big, clean and modern. The staff went out of their way to help us settle in Barcelona and were quick to help us find nice restaurants and bars. The breakfast was colossal, bearing in mind the price we paid. I was thrilled with the quality. We weren't blessed with good weather during our stay so we didn't need to open the windows at night, however, if we had, we would have expected traffic noise bearing in mind that the hotel sits on a road which leads to the Placa de Catalunya - one of the busiest intersections in the city. Staying in the centre of European cities usually is quite noisy - that's the nature of city living. You can't have your cake and eat it, if you want to be near the big attractions in Barcelona!

So, in a nutshell, it's the the same story as in most in busy European cities: if you don't want to spend a fortune, you are happy to stay amongst the hustle and bustle near all the major attractions, in somewhere basic and clean - this hotel is perfect. If you want a silent night's sleep and full cooked breakfast every morning, then it's perhaps best to pay a bit more and stay outside the city centre.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are nice!!
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

I've recently had to stay in Hotel Condestable for three nights, so had time to experience their service enough.

Location is certainly excellent, something to value. However, the price was certainly very high to the quality of the room. Very very small the one-bed room, There wasn't even space to fit my small suitcase on the floor!

It did have breakfast, with toasts, juice, some fruit, coffee and ham&chesse. Nothing espectacular.

The clean issue. The wall had boogers! the toilet had urine spits on it and the worktop in the toilet was sticky and never cleaned!I could not believe that!

Furthermore, my room had a very strange smell, which they told me it was due to a problem they had that they. The smell didn't leave during my stay and it smelled like a kitchen. I couldn't even open the window, which connected to a small inside counteryard with no natural light.

definitively I'm not thinking in coming back there.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ignacio_valdecasas
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

la ramala was five minutes away, tube station outside. airport bus stops out side. night bus 17 goes out the hotel to the airport. very good. worth the money.
tour bus stand is 5 minutes from the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Ronda Universidad 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #415 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range: $101 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Condestable 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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