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NH Barcelona La Maquinista
Ranked #190 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Budapest, Hungary
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, a bit far from center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nice, spacious rooms. Comfortable beds. Nice bathroom. No fridge in rooms. Good breakfast. City center is a bit far, even with metro.No sights in the area. Reception helpful. Very good price for its category. Would stay there again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Hi,
We stayed in NH Maquinista for 4 days in August 2013 as part of a Cultural Tour planned by ETS. There is a large shopping center just near the hotel (which has Carrefour, etc.) but do not think about buying water or anything else to keep in the room, as even though the hotel has 3 stars, there is no fridge in the rooms. That was our 1st disappointment. There are two metro stations which are fifteen or twenty minutes of walking distance from the hotel. The breakfast and the rooms were ok. The staff was helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wales
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145 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

this hotel is really clean, the staff were really helpful, there is no internet, (wifi only)no english tv
there is a bar but it is not open, no pool, the rooms are very clean and quite,there is a shopping centre next door with good places to eat, and the shops are very nice, but after that there is nothing, this hotel is on an industrial estate and is quite a way from the airport and even further away from barcelona city centre there is nothing in this vicinity apart from the shopping centre (we were put here by easy jet as there was an airline strike) why you would stay i don't know?

Room Tip: I do not know why you would stay here the location is just wrong
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a great hotel for a break in Barcelona on a more limited budget. The building is modern, with a simple interior design and decently sized rooms that are maintained meticulously clean. Some of the pros of the rooms are the comfortable beds, the really good desk by the window the availability of a safe where you can leave your valuables and the speedy wi-fi connection. Of the cons the ones that come to mind are the unexciting view through the window, the lack of a mini-fridge and the tiny wardrobe.
However, the en-suite bathroom is of a good size, furnished with a bidet and has the same pleasant simplicity and tidiness that pervades throughout the hotel.
I found the staff at reception quite friendly and they kindly allowed us to store things overnight in their fridge on a couple of occasions. Although, the hotel does not have a bar, it is located right next to a large shopping mall that has a number of restaurants and cafes.
In summary, the NH La Maquinista is a really good hotel for a short city break. However it is located away from the city centre and from the beaches. This should be borne in mind, particularly if you have small children or elderly relatives with you.
Here is a tip on how to get to the NH La Maquinista from the Barcelona El Prat Airport
1. Take the shuttle bus from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 to the Plaza de Catalunya (tickets cost Euro 5.30). From there get to the subway station and take line L1 to the St Andreu Station. The hotel is around 10 minutes walk away.
2. Get to Terminal 2 of the airport and get a train to the St Andreu Comtal Station (around 8 stops but please check). Then cross the bridge to the other side of the rail track and continue walking keeping to the left for another 5-6 minutes.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Budapest, Hungary
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

So we just came back from the NH La Maquinista, and thought I'd drop a few lines:

Pros:
Clean room/bathroom, nice bed.
Cons:
They say You're connected to the world in Your room w/complimentary Wi-fi. It's a pain to even try to read Your usual online newspaper, forget videos, large attachments (if You wanted to work).
Aircon didn't work properly
There were almost 0!!! shelves to put Your clothes on, we lived out of our suitcases for a week
Spartaic breakfast area
Saturday checked out @ 12, came back later to go to the bathroom, and get our stuff out of the luggage room. Receptionist told us that the toilet is not open on the week-ends and recommended that we go back to the shopping mall... (????)
And finally, which really earns the prize: ordered a cab. Driver comes in, gives money to the receptionist (???), and takes us for a tour to the closest metro station (1.2km) for 14 EUR!!

All-in all it was an acceptable stay, but I only keep it at 3 stars, because we were OK with how the room looked like, and the bed was comfy. Otherwise, You could probably do better for the same money in Barcelona.

Room Tip: Select the corner facing the La Maquinista shopping mall. Other 2 sides face the street and the thir...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank John T
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Huddersfield
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you are looking for atmosphere, architectural features or classic decor, in a tourist haven, this is not the hotel for you. It is a good, clean, modern hotel with a breakfast room but no bar, nor restaurant - a far cry from some other NH Hotels I have stayed at. But it was cheap, comfortable and quiet.

On the plus side, it was about 200 metres from La maquinista shopping centre with its wide range of restaurants from the Golden Arches to some pretty good Italian and Spanish outlets.

Room Tip: Rear rooms back onto a car dealer, front rooms the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

The hotel is very good: clean, comfortable, very good bathroom and amenities, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast, very calm district. However, it is a lit bit far from metro station and far from the city centre, and also pillows were terrible. We just took them away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Aygün A
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Property: NH Barcelona La Maquinista
Address: Sao Paulo 33-37 | Sant Andreu, 08030 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly NH La Maquinista)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#129 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#150 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — NH Barcelona La Maquinista 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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