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Hotel Actual
Ranked #176 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went to Barcelona to visit my daughter who is studying abroad. The locations was excellent, halfway between her apartment and school. The area is beautiful on Passeig de Gracia where all the upscale shops are located. The room overlooked Rossello street and was a bit noisy. Very clean and modern accommodations. Only complaint would be spotty wifi.

Room Tip: Try to stay higher and away from Rossello. Some rooms have a view of Casa Mila.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Everything was good from the start to the end: modern design, clean, service,room, bathroom, FREE and excellent wi-fi everywhere in the hotel. This hotel is good for both business and tourism in BCN. Located close to Gracia district and close to many attractions.
Pedrera just around the corner or even from the window.
Breakfast good.
Overall --- excellent value hotel!
No complaints! Will return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

There are so many hotels in Barcelona, it's hard to decide. The ones in the centre are always more expensive and most charge upwards of €200. But the Actual is very central, on the Paseo de Gracia, modern enough with great rooms, and all for about €100. Give yourself a treat and ask for the Superioir rooms, because the hotel's expanded to a include the corner building, and we had a great room on the first floor with a high ceiling deorated with frescoes. On top of that, for the first night, breakfast is included in the rate.. So, if you're staying more than one night, go out of the hotel and turn left to go to the Mauri Cafe, where you'll get a better breakfast for the €8 that the Actual charges. I can't think any other hotel offers such a lot for so little money. True, some of the staff are more friendly than others, and if you don't want to pay €30 per day parking in the car park opposite, the nearest €10 jobby is a few blocks away, not ideal if you've got loads of luggage. But don't let that put you off.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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3  Thank Geoffram
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and me and 3 teenage kids spent 3 nights there last week. Great great location. Small and trendy. Great place to stay at very good prices. We stayed on the 6th floor, the top floor, facing the street. Was quiet with a great view. Location close to great restaurants on rambla de catalunya and walkable to gothic area and all great stores. Totally recommend it if in barcelona. If we go back from NY we would stay there again

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Neil D
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

My teenage daughter and I just spent 4 days at this fabulous little hotel in central Barcelona. We could walk almost everywhere we wanted to go, the rooms were beautifully decorated and the breakfast that was included in the room rate was served from 7:30am until 11:00am - perfect for yet lagged Americans!

The front desk people all spoke great English, and were super helpful when we wanted to see some Flamenco which is not a Catelonian art form. I would highly recommend this little place.

Room Tip: Ask to face the back if you are super sensitive to street noise.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely suite on the 5th floor, overlooking Rossello road, with a lovely little balcony. The room was spacious, comfortable and modern and cleaned well.

The location is fantastic for exploring the city and right on the Diagonal Metro stop. Our highlight was the friendly reception we got from the lady at reception upon arrival - she quickly pointed out great restaurants and sights in the immediate area and best times to go - all info provided were spot on :)

Only issue we had was the centrally controlled heating which seemed to fluctuate a bit - I would have preferred to be able to control from within the room. But overall, I would definitely return and have been recommending Actual to my friends already.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The Actual hotel has an excellent location right on passage de Gracia and about 20m from the metro. A very safe area. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The rooms are modern snd well designed with beautifully luxurious towels. Ask for a room on an upper room with a view. The rooms in front face a view of the street while the rooms at the back view Casa Mila. Breakfasts are a bit basic for the price though.

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Additional Information about Hotel Actual

Address: Rossello 238 | Corner Passeig de Grácia, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#86 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#139 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $96 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Actual 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Actual is a small independent boutique hotel located on the Paseo de Gracia, one of the most elegant streets of the city and center of the main activity Barcelona. Only a few steps from the hotel there are many bars and restaurants, exclusive shops and some of the most emblematic buildings of Barcelona, such as La Pedrera by Gaudí which is just 50 meters away.In Hotel Actual you will receive a friendly and helpful treatment to make your stay in Barcelona absolutely enjoyable. ... more   less 
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