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chic&basic Born Hotel
Ranked #102 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

I traveled there with 3 adults and one 18 year old. we all loved the hotel. The location is really great. It was nice to have internet and coffee/tea/cookies available 24 hours a day. The staff was friendly and helpful. The interior design is really neat and modern, our teenager was VERY impressed. The shower is full glass and only separated from the room by a pull-curtain-this caused us no problems, and could be very romantic. Both our rooms had a balcony with huge french doors. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

It's a very nice hotel, small, cosy with an intersting design. The staff is friendly and helpfull. The location of the hotel is just perfect for exploring the city, both by public transport and walking. A lot of nice restaurants and bars around, and filled rather with locals then tourists. The hotel has an area with free coffee, tea and water which is very nice.

Room Tip: We stayed in a large room and it was ok for two.
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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mmadalena79
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

In just a few words it would be difficult to explain how good our experience of the Chic and Basic hotel and Barcelona was but we will give it a go. The rooms are very comfortable and a little quirky - the umpteen mood lighting settings really allow you to relax whatever the mood! The Help yourself facilities are more than adequate, the abundance of comfortable seating not only allows you to sit, drink and read in peace but also gives you the chance to meet other hotel residents for a chat and catch up on experiences. Location great for touring Barcelona - a must visit are the arabian baths located behind the hotel, only a two minute walk. Lots of great bars and restaurants within walking distance, not to mention the beach!!!! Would like to thank Gustavo Gomes for arranging Barcelona FC tickets for us, a truly great experience - overall a great stay and will definately be returning in the not too distant future. Steve & Emma

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

This review is a little late, but the hotel is definitely deserving of it!
Chic and Basic is in a great location to explore the city. Lots of restaurants, shops and stores around the hotel. Easily able to walk to La Ramblas, the harbor or the beach in approximately 20 mins. We found it nice to be slightly away from the noise and crowded La Ramblas, but still close enough to walk when we wanted to be there.
Our room was clean and had a modern edge. The bed was actually comfortable! We had a great balcony that was nice to sit out on with a glass of wine. There is a lounge area with free bottled water, coffee, tea, cookies and internet. The staff were warm and helpful and were able to suggest restaurants, assist with public transit and directions to the sights.

The only point I'd raise is the showers... they are completely glass and right beside the bed. There is a 'curtain' that you call pull across, however, if you are shy or with someone you do not know well this might be important for you to know :)

If you are looking for a convenient, clean and trendy place to stay, with helpful staff and a good rate I'd recommend this place.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

First impression was good right after the first sight of the front door and continued throughout the stay, with very cheerful, helpful and friendly staff, lighted corridors of pure fun! Cozy lounge with tea, coffee, water and internet free of charge, cute little gym with more free water and towels, very nice chillaxing rooms with custom changing color schemes! Excellent mixture of old and new, very beautiful all in all.

On the other hand the room with balcony was a quite noisy during the night which interrupted good night's sleep somewhat, I'd still vote for the balcony though.

Good location next to relaxing park Ciutadella, near excellent restaurants as Barcelona is full of them. The distance to nearest metro station a few hundred meters so not right next to one but really doesn't matter in a city planned for walking anyway :)

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

In Barcelona for work I wanted to avoid the usual 'business hotels' so for the same price as the usual 4 star places I found the Chic & Basic Born (I first noticed them in Amsterdam).
It's a great concept chain; trendy rooms, simply furnished in white and with casual communal areas where you can help yourself to drinks. Whilst missing breakfast, let's be honest, there are not that many great hotel breakfasts to write home about.
The hotel is in a fabulous location by the Born. it's a fashionable but 'real' neighbourhood that is great for bars, small independent shops and amazing Tapas places. And there isn't a Starbucks, McDonalds or KFC in sight! And that is always a good thing.
The rooms have great beds, I went for room 25 with it's own little balcony and also 10 steps from the communal areas - good for coffee on a morning.
If you're travelling with someone you don't know well you will soon... the rooms are open plan so you can see the shower from the bed (and hear the toilet) so there's no point staying here if you're shy.
With the local area, the cool rooms and good price i would definitely recommend you to stay here...

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

We stayed at the Chic and Basic Born for 7 nights over the holidays and had a wonderful time. The hotel was kept very clean, the decor was fun and eclectic, the location could not have been better, it was quiet, the staff were all very helpful and happy to recommend great restaurants and activities, and for us, it was a great stay. We are not wealthy people and don't stay at top-rated fancy hotels, and to us this really was perfect "bang for our bucks".

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle Princesa 50 | 08003 Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#110 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#132 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $60 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — chic&basic Born Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel that combines the traditional with the futuristic in a privileged environment: a building that is more than 100 years old with spectacular ceilings over seven metres high and spaces designed to surprise and enjoy. Its rooms, with an original glass shower in the room, are chameleon-like: you can change the colour depending on your mood. The passageways, full of enchantment and mystery, mutate with colour changes from the lights in the rooms. Enjoy our “Beyourself” and “Helpyourself” area in the common area where you can relax listening to music, reading any of our books or having a coffe, tea or water for free. Also, if you want to move about the city at your own pace, bicycles are available to rent. Once you try them, you won’t want to use any other transport in Barcelona. You can also enjoy our chic&basic tour, a two hour walk through Ciutat Vella in which we will mix history with some curiosities, as well as gastronomic and nightlife suggestions. Enjoy it on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays at 10:00am. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chic And Basic Born Hotel
Chic&Basic Born Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel Chic Basic Born

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