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Hotel Aranea
Ranked #254 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We went to Barcelona for a weekend and this hotel was reasonably priced, close to La Sagrada Familia where we were able to get the tour bus and the metro. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and suited our needs. I would actually rate it as good given the option as it is above average. The only thing that let the place down for me was the breakfast as it was not to my taste but probably good if you like Spanish food.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank LauraArabia
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the city and we take note of your comments in order to improve our services.
Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies. Director HOTEL ARANEA

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We have visited several times this beautiful city and definitely the best place to stay is at this hotel. Looking for a good price and good service for us is the best hotel. Its location is perfect, right in the center, metro very close. There is a slight downside, the rooms on the seventh floor, if you are near the elevator, you hear the elevator machinery. Otherwise it seems perfect, small and very friendly staff. Cleanliness is very good. With free wifi and open to all. Congratulations to staff.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Dear Guest,
it is nice to know that we are having clients that like to stay again in our hotel. Thank you again for your kind words and for sharing them with the rest of travellers.
We are proud when satisfied guests take the time to tell us. You help us for the actions we take to have our team members motivated to work even better for ours guests.
Yours faithfully
Jose Antonio Pamies - Hotel Manager HOTEL ARANEA -

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Housekeeping - GOOD JOB ! The room was always clean and made up nicely !
Reception staff are friendly especially IVAN-always helpful :)
The bad thing about hotel itself it's very thin walls , you could hear everything whats going on behind the wall and on the corridor. Personally I would also change matterace in bed because is quite hard, you can feel the springs and you can feel every movement you and person sleeping next to you is making. Add more pillows too !
Now come to the worst bit ... Restaurant .. Breakfast ...
Food- tasteless ! Scrambled eggs looked like they few days old, not much choice to go from.Most of it it was just cookies and muffins ! Who eat sweets for breakfast ? Only good thing was fresh bread rolls !
Cleaniness- OH MY GOD ! Every day we sat on different table and every day i found my cutlery very DIRTY ! Once it was covered in chocolate! My partner picked up spoon from buffet it was disgusting dirty too ! No wonder , when girls dropping cutlery on the floor and picking it up putting straight on the table thinking nobody seen it ! I'm working in the restaurant myself and that's a NO,NO ! Also picking up glasses by fingers on top of them! Can you imagine how many bacterias is on that when you touching food later ? Change the restaurant staff for more professional or give them a good lesson because that's very very bad what they doing in there ...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank an p
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Dear Guest,
We appreciate your words and comments about your experience at our hotel. We take note of its opinion, especially regarding the breakfast service. Our purpose is to correct and improve everything that our customers tell us, and comments like yours help us a lot to do it.
Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies - Director Hotel Aranea.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I stayed at this hotel 25-28th of january and i really dont understand why some of the people are complaining about... The staff was really nice and helpful, the guy from reception gave us a map and marked all nearest metros, tourist attractions, even made a reservation in a very nice hotel at the night time. I wouldnt have done that by myself as i dont speak spanish or catalonian languages. The room was ok, smelled nice , the bathroom was very clean and nice aswell. When we asked for an extra duvet they were happy to help us. The noise from the street was quite big but i can imagine it is the same in all barcelona as there were a lot of bikes and they make huge noise. But at the evening it used to get better and quiter so we had no problems sleeping.
They offered breakfast buffet which includes food that i am used to so i really liked that. Also they have spanish omlete and a lot of fruits.
To sum up, i would stay at the same hotel next time because it is in nice location, have nice restaurants and coffee shops around, staff speaks english and is very nice, the reception is open 24/7 and its nice hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank xkristinax
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Dear Customer,

The hotel is very grateful for your visit and for your kind reviews. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and took the opportunity to share with other travelers.

Being aware of this makes the staff continue to work with enthusiasm and offering a service with a good competitive price and quality in the heart of Barcelona.

We look forward to seeing you again soon at our hotel.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies - Director Hotel Aranea

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Spent 4 nights at the property in December during the holidays. While it's close to Sagrada Familia, it's quite the hike to other parts of the city. Worked around it (after having the same taxi trips cost us four different prices....!) by using the affordable and convenient Barcelona Bus Turistic. Hotel staff is cordial, not the most fluent English speakers, but were caring and very helpful. Bathroom smelled dank despite having window open during day. Internet service in room was very spotty; there is a community computer in a more secluded business service lounge. Was concerned about finding dining nearby in the evenings; many of the small places were either closed or pretty sketchy. As a tourist, would probably select other accommodations the next time. When our room wasn't ready for check-in, we had to pay for a locker on the premises to store items until later in the day. hadn't experienced this at other lodging.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and opinions about your visit to this great city and our hotel.

We are glad that your visit has been pleasant and you has had unforgettable experiences in Barcelona. We hope that many travellers will know to appreciate your advices.

Also, we like receiving all this from all our guests and especially from people that like to provide valuable information for us. This helps us to improve our services and facilities every day.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies, Director Hotel Aranea.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Aranea and very much enjoyed our stay there. Spotlessly clean, very friendly staff and a lovely large room (double bed). The breakfast was also very nice and served between 0730 hrs and 10.30hrs so you could have a lie-in if you wanted. just a short walk from the Arch de Triumph and town centre. The only downside was that there was no restaurant for lunch or evening meals (which is probably why it is a 3 star and not a 4) however there were several restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anybody who would like a value for money stay in Barcelona. Thank you!!!

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank hoochie28
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your time to send us your comments about your stay. We are glad to hear you have had a very good stay at our hotel. With your help, we can keep improving every day our quality and service.
Hoping to see you again in BARCELONA, yours faithfully.
Jose A. Pamies Manager Hotel Aranea

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We travelled last Dec 17-19, I will recommend this hotel to all tourist going to Barcelona, very affordable but an excellent accommodation and accessible to the tourist spots.. Just 10 minutes walk to Sagrada Familia and Metro, it is located centrally so restaurants are nearby the hotel. Mind you there is a restaurant just beside the hotel that serves tasty paella!. The hotel staff are nice, accommodating and friendly especially Sheila, who welcomed us. Definetely if I will come back to Barcelona I will stay again in this hotel. Well done guys!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
3  Thank Dianne Jane C
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your kind words about our services during your stay at the hotel. We are glad to know that you had a very pleasant stay in our city.
We hope to see you soon again.
Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies, Hotel manager

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Address: Consell de Cent, 444 | Esquina Napols, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #254 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range: $74 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aranea 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small and cozy hotel located right in the middle of Eixample, just a short walk away from Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia. The perfect place if you are visiting Barcelona for pleasure or business The Hotel Aranea has a nice restaurant specialized in Mediterranean cuisine, a business centre with internet connection, two meeting room up to 25 persons each one, TV room and solarium terrace on the top of the building. The 84 light rooms are equipped with air conditioning, full bathroom with hairdryer, TV with international channels, safe deposit box, minibar, exterior telephone line and wire less internet connection. The meeting rooms "Girona" and "Ático", are totally sound proofed. They both have natural light, audiovisual equipment and high speed internet connection. They are the perfect place for your business meetings. ... more   less 
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