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“Overpriced, uncomfortable, and out of the way hotel”
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Travessera Hotel
Ranked #452 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed September 10, 2009

I wrote all of this down while in the room so I could remember the experience clearly. We stayed in room 102. This hotel definitively wasn't worth the 110 Euros a night they charged us. The room is about 15x15 feet, with a small fridge, and a 13 inch TV with about 20 channels to choose from. Structurally, the room is fine, but the chairs were dirty, the blue bed covers had holes in them, and my bedsheets had a small yellow stain in it. The AC doesn't really cool on hot Summer days so you're better off going to the beach to remain cool. The closest it got to getting cold was 21C(70F), and that was prob due to the fact that it got cool outside. The only thing that was completely fine in the room was the bathroom, although the shower head needed replacing. The hotel is about a 10-12 minute uphill walk from the closest Metro Station (Alfons X) which tires you out in 90F+ degree weather and after walking all day (The walk only takes about 7 minutes downhill). To top it off, the hotel has no elevator. In front is a park in between the roads, and, since the road is a bit busy and the room not too well sound proof, you can clearly hear the cars passing by. It doesn't feel too safe walking around there late at night since the streets are mostly devoid of people. The only plus is that the hotel is close to Park Guell. If you want to be happy and comfortable, I suggest you stay elsewhere in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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travessera, Propietario at Travessera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2010

I'm very sorry that you think this to my hotel. The room size it's normal to a 2 ** Hotel. We don't have a satelit TV, for this you see only 20 spanish chanels. The fridge in the room is a Minibar ( I think all minibars are small).The anothers disturb if you explain on the reception we settle probably with change to another room or another solution. In my web site don't write the time to metro station but aproximate it's to 10 minutes walk.

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Reviewed September 18, 2008

Front desk lady didn't try to do anything more than the job; nor to do it with a smile, nor to do it a little faster then in slow motion, nor to answer many questions.. Not the best service to expect...
The bedroom was upstairs (didn't see any elevator), small, facing inside (so no view at all) and the AC was not cooling (worked as a fan only), but it was clean. As well as the bathroom.
The location is not as close to the Metro as they say in their website. "A few steps" is more like a 15 minutes walk, uphill, from the closest station... It's close to Parc Guell tough.
All in all, if you don't mind walking and is staying for a max of a couple of nights... It works..
For more nights I wouldn't recommend.
And I got a great deal.. otherwise, I'd feel like it wasn't worth it at all.
Their full price is crazy for what you get.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2006

I used to live in the building next door and on moving out needed somewhere to stay for a couple of days. I spent a couple of nights here. The room hotel had been recently refurbished and the room was spotlessly clean and overlooking the street.

While it may be a bit more than walking distance from the centre (plaza Cataluna), it's not THAT far. Maybe 5-6 euros in a cab. Its very handy for Parc Guell.....about a 5 minute walk, and maybe 15 minutes to the Sagrada Familia down Calle Sardenya

Breakfast is a buffet with cereal, and pastries

  • Stayed: October 2005, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2005

Expensise. Bad location. The room was dirty and there was only a small window. This window opened into a chimney. Severe lack of natural light.
Breakfast service non-existent.
Unless you are getting an extremely cheap deal - don't stay here. I have stayed in cleaner Backpackers.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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Reviewed October 28, 2017
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Travessera Hotel

Address: Travessera de Dalt 121-123, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #452 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range: $39 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Travessera Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Travessera is a hotel newly reformed, with 23 very well equipped rooms. It's situation is really privileged, to the north of the neighborhood of Gràcia, between two of the main tourist zones of Barcelona: the Park Güell (5 minutes on food) and the Sacred Family (15 minutes on food) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Apartaments Descans Barcelona
Apartaments Descans Hotel Barcelona
Travessera Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia

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