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“Very professional staff.”
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Hotel Aranea
Ranked #242 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed in this hotel 3 nights in November 2013. First stay in this hotel following a friend´s recommendation.

Once we arrived, we received a charming welcome from Reception Staff. The young staff was very professional, kind and polite. They solved all the concierges questions about restaurants, museums …

The rooms are not quite big, but very well cleaned. The size of the room was not a problem for us because we use the room just for sleeping. Barcelona is an amazing city with a lot of things to do!!!!
The internet connection is wireless in the entire hotel and it is free!!! It didn´t fail during my stay despite the hotel being fully booked.

Tip: Ask in reception for all the tickets you may need and avoid queues :)

To sum up, we strongly recommend this hotel. For our purposes it was perfect. Very good rate on their website. We will come back to this hotel

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your time in sharing your kind experience in this web. You are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights before catching a cruise ship. We have been to Barcelona before, and the only thing we hadn't seen was Gaudi's La Sagrada Família which is why we chose this location. Also, we arrived late on Friday and we chose to take the train from the airport to Passeig de Gracia. We walked to the hotel (pulling 2 x heavy suitcases!) and it took us around 25 minutes, but we did walk slowly. The roads were well lit and we didn't feel scared at all. The entrance to the hotel was impressive but our room was really basic, with our window opening out onto a brick wall! However the bathroom more than made up for the room as it was really big with a powerful shower. I would rather have a good bathroom personally. Other reviews have said the bed is hard, it is more firm than hard but we had a good night's sleep as usually we roll over and wake the other one up in hotel beds. Our second night we were woken up by people in a nearby room moving furniture around. We didn't eat at the hotel but found a little restaurant across the road called Bar Barreilo which was good quality at really reasonable prices. The first day we walked to the cathedral within 5 mins and then decided to take a leisurely stroll to Las Ramblas. Unless you like walking, rather take the Metro which was 5 mins away between 2 stations in each direction. I preferred this location to the busier parts of Barcelona and would definitely stay here again on my return. All the staff we encountered were very friendly. Taxi to the port cost 30 euro with a tip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in our hotel.

We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -

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Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

This little hotel is well located. We were able to walk to the main places in bcn and save a lot of money in taxi. The room is just ok, and the bad thing is that you can hear when others are taking a shower. The service was the best of this hotel. All of the were very helpful, specially a girl named Eva.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Sol R
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in our hotel.

We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Not a prime location but not too far from the centre either (underground at 5 min walk distance). Quiet (although insonorisation of the rooms could be better), clean, friendly and efficient service. Lunch menu for 10.90€, drinks included.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Herve1956
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.

You can visit our official website and discover our best rates to visit us again.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies. Director Hotel Aranea.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Myself, my daughter and grandson stayed at this hotel from 14th - 18th October and were very impressed. The rooms although small were exceptionally clean and the twin beds very comfortable. We had booked a triple room but the one we were allocated was obviously a twin room with a 'guest type' bed which took up a fair bit of the room but we were out all day so this was not a problem. Complimentry toiletries (soap, shampoo and shower gel) were provided and replaced when required. There was also complimentary comb, toothbrush, razor and shoe cleaning sponge in the kit. I have stayed in more expensive hotels who do not provide this service. There were no tea/coffee making facilities but there was a mini bar (fridge) that we used to store soft drinks. There is also a soft drinks machine at reception. Breakfast was buffet style and plentiful. Staff were friendly and helpful. There are left luggage lockers which cost €2 and on checking out there is a local tax to pay which I think was 60 cents per person per day. We walked into Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla and it is a fair hike but also a very enjoyble walk along the side streets with all the beautiful buildings. There are various small restaurants close to the hotel, our favourite being the Anauco in Carrer de Valencia close to La Sagrada Familia. All in all this was a really enjoyable holiday and if we return to Barcelona would certainly stay at the Aranea again and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are very quiet if you don't mind looking out at a brick wall.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in our hotel.

We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed here 8th and 9th October 2013.
Staff at reception were very friendly and spoke English well.
The rooms were spotless as was the bathroom with enough nice toiletries included if you needed them. There were a few English TV channels to watch when back in the room at night time. We had a good view onto the front street which was lovely. Plenty of places to go for something to eat and drink from small bars and cafes to restaurant's or snack bars.
We asked at reception for extra pillows as we only has one each and they were sent up to our room within ten minutes.
The breakfast's were good with plenty of choice, the only downfall was the coffee/tea machine as you had to queue to get a drink and it wasn't very good, probably due the water never being boiling only hot.
The hotel location was good for visiting the sights and landmarks or catching the hop on hop off tourist bus.
There are plenty taxis passing by when you need them but the taxi driver who dropped us of when we arrived advised us if we needed a taxi to go out and stop one yourself as if the hotel calls for one they will charge you 15 euros.
I would definitely stay here again if it were only for a few nights.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about our hotel in this specialized website.
We take note of your experience at our hotel to evaluate and improve our services.

Now , you can visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just came back from Barcelona after staying at the Aranea hotel & was overall very impressed with it. We found the hotel to be very clean, in a very central location & the staff to be extremely pleasant & helpful. You can expect a short walk to the Sagrada Familia & close enough to La Rambla (walking distance, or even shorter from Girona metro). Only down side would be the room size however given the rate's charged, in all we were very pleased with our visit. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: High floor away from the lift, can be quite noisy.
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your experience in our hotel.
We hope to see you in our hotel again.
You can visit our official website and discover the best rates and promotions.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies - Director Hotel Aranea.

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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 #242 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range: $56 - $163 (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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