We stayed for two nights at the end of July. The area in which the hotel is situated is a very interesting one. You can eat traditional catalan food in a number of long established places nearby. Next door is an excellent bar, where local people also drink and you can have a plate of top quality Iberico ham for 8 euros. We had breakfast 5 mns walk away for 6 euros each for coffee, big fruit cup and a pastry. If you want to see parts of Barcelona that are not crowded with tourists this is it.
The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The room was clean and spacious and very quiet at night - very unusual in any city, particularly Barcelona. If you don't like exploring Barcelona by walking, then it was 4.5 euros in a taxi to Plaza Cataluña. You are about 20 mns walk from Camp Nou. Nice bathroom with decent sized bath.
There is only one downside, and only the hotel owners can fix it, although I was grateful for the effort of the staff to help. The wifi is complicated, unreliable and slow and free only for 90 minutes a day. Fortunately there is free wifi in a number of places nearby.
We will definitely be back ( probably November). No more overpriced places overlooking the Ramblas for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A four-star (luxe) hotel located next to Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal, one of Barcelona's commercial and business districts, and just a 20-minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia and the city centre.Located in a building with an English-style façade is a cosy boutique hotel with 43 guest rooms on an almost completely pedestrian street.Because of the peace and tranquillity of its location, its connection with the rest of the city and the internal distribution of its guest rooms, the Hotel Gran Derby is one of the best options for accommodation in Barcelona, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.Services43 guest rooms: Standard rooms, Junior Suite Duplex and DeluxeEpsom Scotch BarEpsom Restaurant for groupsThe Times coffee shopBreakfast buffetRoom serviceWi-Fi in all areasGran Derby function room and the terrace-swimming pool area for eventsGym and saunaOutdoor swimming pool and solariumLaundry and ironing serviceParkingSmall dogs allowed ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Derby Hotel
- Gran Derby Barcelona
- Hotel Gran Derby Suites Barcelona, Catalonia