I stayed here for a few days, extremely new always smells great. Staff was amazing and extremely helpful. About a 10 euro cab ride away from the Mall, Zoo, & Aquarium. Menu is frozen foods not so great, But perfect for a few days stay.
This is a nice hotel for a city trip to barcelona, but not for a longer holiday. You can visit the Sagrada Familia at any time of the day and then take a hop on/ hop of bus to visit the town. For several reasons I would not stay longer then 3 days at the Ibis Centro. First of all it is not situated central and using the metro mostly means taking several connections. Positive is that Barcelona metro is very fluent and fast. This is not the best neighbourhood of Barcelona. A lot of Turkish restaurants and souvenirshops exploiting the tourist. There is small Carrefour supermarket in one of the neighbouring streets of the Sagrada Familia. Our room view gave out on a dirty street which some people can call "authentic" with all the laundry hanging out on the balcony. Not a lot of privacy if you open the curtains since everybody living in the appartment blocks can look in. Breakfast is basic but sufficient. Do not expect eggs and bring a water boiler for use in the room. The hotels caters for a lot of French school groups and it may be difficult finding a free breakfast table in the morning. After a couple of days you may want to try something different for breakfast outside the hotel. The man at the reception was nice and friendly, but the staff in general was not interested in the work they are doing. Another bad point is that, although the bed itself was comfortable the very bright light of the fire alarm above it kept me out of sleep. During our stay in Ibis Valencia this was not the case in an almost similar room. Replacing the classic Ibis "all in one" soap also was a problem with the cleaning crew, but the cleaning as a whole was ok. Compared to Ibis Valencia the provided TV channels were boring with few English channels (BBC world and CNN).