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Continental Palacete
Ranked #331 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Located very near Plaza Cataluna, in the heart of Barcelona. Short walk to Gaudi's Casa Battlo and more. Near 2 Metro stations, but if you like walking this is the place to be. Thanks to Pater and Viviene we were well taken care of. They go above and beyond their duties to make you comfortable. The rooms are all pink this being the owners favourite colour. Very cosy and comfortable. Snacks, wine and beer available the whole day so no need to go out for breakfast.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2014

Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we appreciated all your observations and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel Continental Palacete.
We hope to welcome you soon again.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze and all the Staff.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel! Very nice rooms with big comfortable bed , clean linens, fresh towels and good food for
Light snacks. By much appreciated the free coffe/tea, ice cream, cold beer after a day of walking and sightseeing.
Peter you made a difficult experience for me into a very enjoyable and welcoming experience.... You were so vey kind and I appreciated it! Viviane you were very friendly and made my stay wonderful
Great hotel to stay at in Barcelona

  • Stayed: November 2013
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2  Thank SShine65
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your past experience at our Hotel Continental Palacete. We are delighted to see your comments about our 24 hours free snacking buffet, and we are exceptionally pleased to read that our team was able to exceed your expectations. Thank you again for posting your review; we look forward to your return visit!
Kind regards from Barcelona.

Viviane Komze and the Staff

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is our first time at Hotel Continental Palacete. I knew the one in Ramblas but this is even better. We have spent Thanksgiving in Barcelona this year and we felt like home. Outstanding service (thanks Peter!!!) , great buffet, peace and quiet but central... Best Thanksgiving ever!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Guest;

thank you for your nice comments about your stay at our Hotel Continental Palacete.
It is nice to hear that you felt at home with us and we were able to satisfy your needs. We hope to welcome you soon again.
Always at your service,

Viviane

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Before coming to Barcelona we read the reviews on this hotel. Some were great and some, not so great, so let me give you my comments:

This hotel is a beautiful Victorian Mansion. The decor is carried out even to the hooks and painting in the bathroom. If you are looking for huge, modern rooms, you won't find them here, but we found a place for everything we brought. The bed was extremely comfortable and had great fluffy pillows.

The hotel has 19 guest rooms of varying sizes and you can reserve a larger one if you need it. The rooms have everything you could want including a fridge and microwave and LCD TV and the free WiFi works great. If you need something else, the staff will get it for you.

Security is fantastic. No one gets in unless specifically let in by a person at the front desk.

The staff are fantastic. We'd particularly like to recognize Peter and Viviane. They helped us plan our trips throughout Barcelona and made us feel like we were at home.

The 24 hour buffet includes ice cream, chocolate and fruit 24 hours a day. There are also fixings for sandwiches and a hot breakfast. In addition there are fountains for unlimited Beer, Wine and Sodas. (When is the last time you got free soda, let alone free beer and wine?)

There is a large parlor room decorated in Victorian style where you can eat, have a drink and meet with other guests. There are several verandas overlooking Rambla de Cataluna and you can enjoy your food and see what's happening below. There is a portrait of a beautiful woman in the palor. It's owner, Pilar who greets every guest as if to say welcome to my home.

The hotel is not handicap accessible. There is a lift to help you bring luggage and yourself to the main floor from a level several steps above the entrance.

The location is wonderful. Just a couple of blocks from Catalunya Square which is where Rambla de Catalunya meets the famous Ramblas street. Metro stations are only a short distance from the hotel and offer a great way to get around the city very quickly and economically.

Would we stay at this hotel again. YES!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank takalevy
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at our Hotel Continental Palacete.
It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed spending your holidays with us!
We put a lot of focus on guests´security and also on training our employees to ensure an outstanding experience to our guests.
Thank you also for your comments about our 24 hours free snacking buffet - we appreciate it!
We hope we will welcome you again!

Always at your service,

Viviane

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed here for one night post cruise. Have to stay the location and the view from our room was outstanding. Beyond that, it was hideous. Although Peter was very welcoming and helpful, the room was Pepto Bismol pink- floor to ceiling - literally. The bed was like sleeping on a flat solid rock, the bathroom had only liquid soap for all hands, body and hair - we were told. The 24 hour food was a joke. No idea how long the food, such at it was, sat out. It was the same morning and night. The paper and plastic only added to the insult of this "all inclusive" hotel. Many other better places to stay in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Dear Guest:
We thank you for having chosen our hotel Continental Palacete for your visit to Barcelona.
Our business is important and we value your feedback.
We express sincere regret for any inconvenience you suffered during your stay.
Please accept our apologies, and we invite you to contact us if you plan to visit this wonderful city in the near future.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed at the Continental Palacete post cruise. We were greeted graciously at the front desk by Peter. With a early arrival we did not expect our room to be ready, but were welcomed to the breakfast room, stored luggage and internet access. The room was ready within a couple of hours. It is small, not much area to open up a suitcase, clean, but ok. We loved the location, could not be better. Beds were comfortable, we were on the first floor, be advised there are stores beneath the hotel that cater to a young crowd, so you will hear music till 9:30 pm, a little annoying. Beds were firm and comfortable. Barcelona is not a inexpensive city to stay in, typical European prices. We were treated well, it was clean, we slept well after the music was turned off. It was nice to have the buffet for light snack, beer and white wine. Staff again was pleasant and did everything to be helpful. Décor is unusual, but liked the quirkiness of it all. Ask for a larger room and a second floor (3rd European style). Would be stay again? Loved the location, it was clean, might pay more and go for a larger room.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosintg the Continental Palacete during your stay in Barcelona and a very special thank you for your positive feedback.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We will do our best to provide you a good service and a room in the upper floor during your next stay!
Just request it during your reservation.
Always at your service,

Viviane

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The location is fantastic, but that is the only positive thing I can say about this hotel I'm afraid. I make the comments below in the context of this hotel having a three star rating and costing nearly three times as much as the beautiful hotel we stayed at in Valencia the night before and even more than an amazing Parador near Madrid.

I knew that the decor was pink and quirky so that didn't bother me, but there is a difference between 'shabby chic' and just plain shabby.

My first impression as I walked up the stairs was the musty smell of ancient carpet, then it got worse when it took ages to get checked in and I was handed a key (only one) that was attached to a piece of wood (think service station loo) that was so big I had to take my handbag whenever I left the hotel because it wouldn't fit in my pocket. Really? Is key theft that much of a problem for the hotel?

The musty smell was throughout the areas of the hotel that I was in and the room was not quirky, it was shoddy and old. The room was tiny with just enough room to move around the beds. The bathroom was a joke (see attached photos) with a tiny vanity unit that didn't have any doors on the front and the bathroom things (glasses, hairdryer, etc) were in a set of plastic drawers that looked like they came from a two dollar shop. There were no toiletries at all either. I can't remember when I last saw a bathroom this bad.

There was thumping music coming from the shop underneath that almost rattled the room and the window looked out onto a wall.

The famous buffet looks like salmonella heaven with way too many food items on display for there to be adequate turnover of it all. The coffee comes out of a machine and was undrinkable.

I can't believe this place is rated three stars when I compare it to all the other places I've stayed in Spain and Portugal over the past 5 weeks that are FAR cheaper and nicer. It is more like a one or two star (at the most) standard. So glad that we were only there one night.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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JMMV, Public Relations Manager at Continental Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Dear Guest:

We would like to thank you for your visit, and sincerely express our apologies for not having met all your expectations.
Be assured we value all our guests, and especially when we must attend any issue brought to our attention. Our guests have preferred our hotel amongst the main locations in Barcelona Center based on an overall experience and our offerings.
Some of these features are unique, as the décor for example; our building has an impressive architectural heritage in Barcelona. One is the most favored offerings is our buffet: an ample selection of foods and drinks, totally free, available 24/7 to all our guests. The food is fresh and carefully serviced various times during the day, with strict quality control.
We welcome you back to our property if you decide to return to Barcelona, and grant us the opportunity to accommodate you as best possible.

Always at your service,

Viviane Komze

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Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 30, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#147 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $113 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Continental Palacete 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small hotel. Best location in Barcelona on las Ramblas. Rooms perfectly equipped. All day buffet, soft drinks, internet and wi-fi access for free. ... more   less 
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