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“small but adequate”
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Hotel Medicis
Ranked #279 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed October 1, 2013

overall everything about this hotel is quite small and compact,but saying that for a 3 or 4 night break is fine.the staff all over the hotel are very friendly and helpful.the breakfast fair choice and quite fresh coffee and orange nice .breakfast room quite small about 6 or 7 tables.reception is also on the small size,and the lift only holds 3 people maximum.rooms again very small with a very small balcony.but clean and tidy bedding room kept well clean and also bathroom and towels also.
faults are only minor apart from the walls are so thin you hear other peoples toilets being used among other things,wardrobe mirror was cracked at the bottom.and no back cover on tv remote.floor tile in bathroom broken and half missing.few dirty marks on the walls and tv ariel socket hanging out of the wall covered over by a rubbish bin.big minus point trffic noise outside very noisy.

Room Tip: few rooms at the rear would be poor view,front view rooms okay but traffic noise very loud
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We chose this place for its location not far from La Sagrada Familia Temple and close to an underground station. Also there's a bus stop at the door of the hotel so it makes it easy to move around Barcelona.
The hotel doesn't have any spectacular feature but it's worth the money you pay for the service you get. Being a low-average three-star hotel the service and food (breakfast) is appropiate. The rooms (the one we had) are en-suite but not very spacious. The good thing, for sun lovers, is that they have a solarium at the rooftop with a hose/shower if you get overheated.
If you're looking for big rooms and fantastic breakfast don't go there, otherwise it's perfect for a non-fussy person...like us!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank stendek
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I got a doble room for 64 euros (with nice breakfast buffet for two persons included). Nice people at desk, clean hotel. The room was not very big but more that enough, mine had two twins placed together instead of queen size. Bathroom very complete and clean. Good air condicioned and wifi connection (for free). Quiet area, 10 minutes walk to La sagrada Familia and many restaurants in Gaudi Av. Metro station just 2 minutes walking.

Room Tip: Check with desk the kind of double room you get (twins or double bed)
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank EddieTheWild
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

It's a very nice hotel with very friendly and supportive staff, comfortable rooms and good breakfast. Location is perfect, very close to Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and in only 5 minutes walk to a metro station. Another great attraction in the neighborhood is San Pau Hospital which is a structure of unbelievable beauty. The area is very quiet and calm in spite of the fact that it is close to the centre. Another great thing is that there are a lot of food shops, small cafes and bakeries around which work till late at night, and a very nice small cafe just inside the hotel building.

So, all possible recommendations to those who choose it. One small disadvantage - no kettle inside the room.

Room Tip: Don't be afraid of the street side - actually, very little amount of noise from there.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank IrinaVayserberg
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The classical building with a small balcony make you feel the like locals. It is in quiet area without the madding crowds of tourists but very close to the Sagrada Familia (5-7 min. walking on av. Gaudi passing by a lot of street restaurants and caffe). Just around the corner the bus stop of public and tourist buses and a metro station is about 3-5 min. walking. Rooms are in red and white colors not big but cozy. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Free Wi-Fi. We were pleased to stay in this hotel while visiting Barselona.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrey K
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The hotel Medicis was very easy to find by simply following the directions from their website (http://www.smhoteles.com/en). It has direct connection to Estacio Sants (Metro line 5) where the airport train (R2) stops and from where one may also take the local train to Costa Brava. The Metro station (San Pau/Dos de Maig) is 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The bus 47 station for downtown -Catalunia Square is only 20 meters from the hotel while the Sagrada Familia can be reached by walking on Avinguda Gaudi in 10 -15 minutes.
Next to the hotel is the famous modernista style San Pau Hospital where the red touristic bus also stops.
Close to the hotel there are several supermarkets and there are plenty of small restaurants/snack bars around the hotel.
I had a single room: it was small, but nice, clean and comfortable. It was not at all as noisy as I expected after reading other reviews, so I could rest properly during the night. The breakfast was rather simple but good and sufficient for a good day start.
The reception staff were very nice and helpful, they provided me with maps, directions, advice.
In a nutshell, it was very good value for the money I spent and I would definitely stay again at this hotel if I ever return to beautiful Barcelona.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank irina60
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Fantastic hotel. Small rooms with comfy beds, fab air con, brilliant shower/bathroom. The roof 'solarium' was wonderful to sunbathe on in the evenings and the staff were so friendly always saying hello and asking how we were when we walked in and left. They gave us a map as soon as we checked in and told us all the bus routes to use to get to places. Could answer all our questions. Cleaners did a great job too and always smiled! Bus stop literally just round the corner which has cheap buses to almost everywhere (park guell, port olympic, plaza catalunya etc) as well as a metro station although we didnt use that. Also just round the corner from Av. Gaudi which has a huge diversity of restaurants/cafes and little shops. 10 min walk from sagrada familia. Couldn't recommend a better hotel. Can hear neighbours showering though but that was quite funny!!

Room Tip: No point in paying for room with balcony as the roof is so lovely!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Jemma P
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Address: Castillejos 340, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Horta - Guinardó
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $59 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Medicis 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern and intimate hotel situated in the vicinity of the Hospital de Sant Pau and La Sagrada Familia, well connected to the center by subway and buses day and night. Our facility is stipulated Nonsmoking, we do not allow pets or children unless accompanied by parent or guardian. Our rooms have satellite TV in several languages, telephone, air conditioning and / or heating, kettle for tea / coffee, hairdryer, hot and cold water. Optional buffet breakfast service. Parkin payment prior consultation availability. 24 Hour reception. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Medicis
Best Western Barcelona
Hotel Medicis Barcelona, Catalonia

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