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Hotel Aranea
Ranked #237 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“ok value for money”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights, location ok but a bit far out of centre. Rooms very clean, but with wooden flooring throughout it can be quite noisy. my bed was not at all comfortable so didnt sleep well. breakfast was very expensive for what was on on offer , so preferred to eat at a cafe on the corner which was fantastic. Ok value for money, but will not stay here again .

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.
We note your comments in order to improve our services and facilities.


Sincerely,
Josep A. Pàmies. Manager Hotel Aranea
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Arrived, after 2:00pm only to be told abruptly by the front of house, if we could go away and come back at 3:00pm! Our answer was 'No' and we wanted to see the manager. Miraclously, we were given a room within a few minutes. Woman at the front desk was very blunt and damm right rude, not hospitalable at all. The room was nice and clean.

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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Ms Nancy Bent,

Thank you for your nice comment about our hotel and services.

We regret this misunderstanding with our receptionist on arrival. Your room was actually ready for you but without any reason our receptionist did not know how to manage their arrival and she wrongly decided you to wait. As you checked our supervisor immediately resolved this misunderstanding and you got your room at once.

Yours faithfully,

Jose A Pamies - Director Hotel Aranea,
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

The hotel is situated at a walking distance from Sagrada Familia. Room I stayed was not spacious, but kept neat and clean. The front desk is highly helpful. They work very hard to keep you happy. You can ask for any guidance and they will be ready to help you.
The morning breakfast is same everyday without even a minute change and makes it boring and monotonous. The quality of food is good.
Toiletries do not contain a moisturiser which is a must during winter. It has only shampoo, ultra-tiny bath soap and a comb. I think they are very stingy on this account.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.
Your comments help us to improve our service.

Visit our website and discover our best rates for a next visit.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies.
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Ferns, Ireland
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This hotel is exactly what all the reviewers have said too date. Reasonable, clean, friendly etc. However I have to agree with one of the reviews which stated that if other guests walked past your room or were talking it as if they were in your room. My wife and I were woken at 2:30am by people walking from one room to another and having a full conversation. non existent sound proofing. I would make a couple of suggestions to people going to stay in this hotel, there is a lovely little cafe across the road from the hotel - El Meson, very friendly, very reasonable. Also for a late night tipple just around the corner from the hotel a nice little bar called Combarra. The only fault I found with the hotel was the noise coming into our room from the corridor.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in Barcelona.

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

Sincerely,

Josep A. Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for three days in mid February 2014. Staff were absolutely brilliant; friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. The rooms, although a little small were clean, comfortable and airy. The location was near to a metro station and the blue tourist bus route, and about 10 minutes walk from La Sagrada Familia.
A great hotel for the busy sightseer and would definitely recommend it.
Anne

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in Hotel Aranea.
We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Josep A. Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I have just returned from a weekend away booked via Groupon to Hotel Aranea. After reading some of these reviews I was a little nervous due to the very good deal we got, I assumed you get what you pay for, however I was pleasantly surprised by my experience.

When booking I explained I didn't mind whether we had a double or two single beds, on arrival we found two single beds pushed together, it wasn't a problem for us but I would imagine couples would prefer a double. I would say the beds are on the firm side however comfortable enough, I am a bad sleeper away from home and managed to sleep well both nights. The bedding was clean and comfortable.

I was more than happy with the amenities in the room, the bathroom was immaculately clean, the shower was easy to use and surprisingly powerful, as was the hair dryer provided in the room. Along with this was an supply of ample clean towels and to our surprise, emergency toiletries including a razor, shampoo, shower wash, toothpaste (in case you forget the essentials).

There is a cable tv provided in the room, the majority of channels are in Spanish however we did manage to to find a few programmes in English - we didn't consider this to be a problem though as we were there to see the sights not to watch tele! The safe was easy to use and I didn't feel the mini bar prices too extortionate.

We found all members of staff were very friendly with excellent English. The continental breakfast was included with the group on deal we booked, it was typical continental breakfast, nothing to sing home about but satisfying enough for a long day out and about.

One of the best things about Hotel Aranea is it's location. I like the fact it is a little further out of the city centre, it makes it quieter at night time whilst still very accessible. You can be at La Ramblas within 20 - 30 mins via the metro. The hotel is located in between two metro stations, Girona (L4 Yellow) and Monumental (L2 Purple), both are a very easy 10 min walk away. The metro is very efficient and I would recommend the T10 ticket which allows you to make 10 journeys on the metro/buses over 3 days, I think we paid around 10€ which was very reasonable. It's a pleasant 10-15 min walk to Sagrada Familia from the hotel.
There are numerous local supermarkets, bakeries, bars and pharmacies nearby if you don't fancy heading into town every night.

All in all I was pretty impressed with our stay here and would defiantly return for another short break : )

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in our hotel. This helps us to improve our services day after day.

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

Sincerely,

Jose A. Pamies. - Director -
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Very good and friendly hotel in the beautiful city of Barcelona, at about 7 minutes walk from La Sagrada Familia - The Must See from Barcelona. The hotel looks better from inside that from outside :) (outside it looks below average in a city with very beautiful buildings, but inside it is very nice and friendly). We were surprised when being asked to pay 2 Euro to keep our baggage until the room was ready for check in...
Very good breakfast, nice and very helpful personnel. Clean everywhere in the hotel. Excellent bathroom, in very good condition, clean, large and a lot of natural light (still, keeping the privacy :) ) The room was very good and nice, even not so big.
There are little restaurants and supermarkets close to the hotel. Metro stations at 5-7 min. walking.
We would stay again in hotel Aranea, since we had very good time there.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AlinaLikeToTravel
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in Hotel Aranea.
We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Josep 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
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Ranked #237 of 514 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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