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Hotel Aranea
Ranked #236 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
West Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
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“Great , thanks to Ivan”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed here for three nights . On arrival Ivan was on reception. He checked us in quickly
and was soon in our room. Unfortunately the safe in the room was broken as was one of the
bedside lamps. After going down to reception was told the hotel was full and another room wouldn't be available until the next day !! Ivan sorted out another room for us and even though the room was the same size etc. was much more comfortable and fully functional .
Room was a decent size , very clean, great individual a/c and the shower was out of this world . The beds were very comfortable and room very quiet. Flat screen t.v. with BBC news and euro Sport.
We didn't have breakfast in the hotel (12euro) but went to a local café across from the hotel.
Had bacon , eggs , toast, jam and coffee for 3.50euro and it was great ! Sat outside in the
sunshine to eat ...nothing better.
I would recommend this hotel. It was were the locals live so cafes etc. very reasonably priced plus near to La Sagrada Familia to pick up the city tour buses .

Room Tip: Rooms on front of hotel have windows looking out over road (and more expensive) with no veiw but we...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, December 13, 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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Bordon
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This hotel is just what you need as a base if you are in Barcelona for a short break. All of the staff are very friendly and speak good English. Towels, toiletries and air conditioning are all great, and the location is just far enough away from the noise. I would definitely use this hotel if I was to come again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, December 1, 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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London, United Kingdom
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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 review, 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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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 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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Namur Province, Belgium
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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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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 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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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Property: Hotel Aranea
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #236 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Hotel Aranea Barcelona, Catalonia

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