A very good hotel close to plaza Catalunya, one of the most important squares as it is the begining of Las Ramblas. Nevertheless the area is quite quiet, very important when one stays there at the fiesta of San Jordy / San Juan, when there are lots of fire crackers in different parts of the city, but not in the hotel area. Very friendly welcome (we were adressed by name upon arrival) and the person at the reception was very helpful : immediately gave us a map of the city, mentioned the different bus tours and advised us on the areas to find some good restaurants, also referring to some of them which are less expensive because they're not on the normal "tourist path". Rooms are quite small but stylish; breakfast at the hotel is limited but quite good according to Spanish standards. Would certainly consider going back there because of its location and the helpfulness of the staff. Look out for offers, they sometimes offer you a 3 + 1 (extra night free), which makes it even more interesting. Try to ask for a room at the back, as at the front the buses can be quite noisy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the city and only 10 minutes walk from La Fira and 5 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia, and next to the historic and charming neighborhoods of El Raval, Gothic and El Born,hotel Advance brings you closer to museums and major attractions where you can get lost and discover Barcelona. The 1888 building was the old familiar "Casa Farmis" which later became the home of the Marquis of Framis where they lived until 1990. Designed by interior designer Santi Nin and some family members Bondia, you will receive a magnificent entrance doors, fully restored, dating from the late nineteenth century. The Hotel Advance, combines elegance, modernity and comfort, the hotel has 38 rooms, some with nice terraces where you feel the authentic Barcelona. All rooms are equipped with T.V. hairdryer, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. The Hotel Advance, all equipment will serve you with professionalism and attention that our guests deserve ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelona Advance Hotel
- Hotel Advance Barcelona, Catalonia