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chic&basic Born Hotel
Ranked #106 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Ideal location!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The 2 things that stand out for me about this hotel are the staff and the location. The staff were incredibly friendly and chatty straight away. The lady on reception gave us a great recommendation for a tapas lunch, just down the road and it ended up being our favourite tapas restaurant we went to. Check it out - it's called Bar del Pla just off Carrer de la Princesa.

With regards to the location, it couldn't be better for what we wanted it for. The El Born area is really cool. Full of bars, restaurants, tapas bars and nice independent shops. As a 30 year old couple, we felt no intimidation at all at any point in our trip, felt completely safe. And found the Barcelona locals really friendly.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for affordable accommodation in a vibrant area.

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony, and i would recommend the same.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Robdjones83

Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay in c&bHotel. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and to see that c&b staff helped you in every need.
The Born area is a very nice and cool area, as you sad lots of nice bars and restaurants and interesting shops.
We are looking forward to welcome you again in chic&basic Born,
Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed in the chic and basic born hotel for 2 nights with my partner. I thought the rooms were very nice, maybe a little bit too funky for some. The bed was firm and very comfortable for us. Some may not like the coloured lights or the shower being in the bedroom, but for me that's what made this such a nice hotel, it was different and refreshing to see some originality. There is a chill out area with free tea, coffee and bottled water, which was a nice place to relax. There is also a computer there for internet access. The WiFi was a bit intermitent, but seemed ok in the chill out area. There is a small gym just down the flight of steps.

The thing that really makes this hotel is the staff, they are so friendly and helpful. Anna who was on reception when we arrived is a real superstar. We arrived a bit early, about midday and we were allowed to leave our cases, room access was not till 3pm. Anna spent about 20 minutes marking a map with places of interest and how to get there. Her food recommendations were fantastic. Thanks Anna

I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear atcook
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and recommend other chic & basic Born.
For us it is very important to know the views of customers and make any changes to improve the product and service we provide.
I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and to see that c&b staff helped you in every need.
Special thanks for the nice words for Anna.
We hope we will welcome you again in our Hotel.
Best regards from Barcelona
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager chic&basic Born
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in the hotel/ the staff were very helpfull. location is central but quiet, we also rented bikes to go around/ just near by to the park and to the gothic barrierr
my partner needs accecibility adjustments, and we had recieved everything we needed

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Giligin
Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay in c&bHotel. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and to see that c&b staff helped you in every need.
We are looking forward to welcome you again in chic&basic Born,
Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Location in El Born area is excellent and a block away from the Metro. There's a small tapas restaurant right next door that open from breakfast and dinner, but that's about it, which makes the area a bustling during the day but quiet at night. We couldn't believe that we're actually in the city of Barcelona!

We were welcomed and helped by Anna, thank you so much for your wonderful smile and help. Our room was just the right size, big comfortable bed and a nice little balcony facing the street.

But beware, the only amenities they're providing were a bar of soap and a liquid soap and a couple of chuppa chups. No shampoo, no conditioner, no shower cap, no facial tissue, no toothbrush nothing. So you better come prepared!

However the freeflow bottles of water, coffee and tea in the lounge area were greatly helpful and a nice gesture from the hotel. It was overall a wonderful stay in a beautiful city

Room Tip: The interior room was lacking a balcony and the only natural light come from the round openings in t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Korof
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and recommend other chic & basic Born. For us it is very important to know the views of customers and make any changes to improve the product and service we provide.

Thank you for the nice words for the staff of chic&basic.

I am sorry that my colleges didn’t advise you, we have some more amenities on the front desk (shower caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, raiser, and ..) up on request.

We are looking forward to welcome you again in chic&basic Born,

Best regards from Barcelona
Stephan Hansmann
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent 2 nights in this hotel and were really glad that we choose this place. Easy to find, great location,walking distance to Rambla and metro station but nice and quiet. I liked Born district,it's full of little bars,restaurants and shop. The rooms are very small,but nice and stylish same like rest of the hotel. There is also small balcony. There is free tea,coffee and water 24/7 which was really nice and comfortable. Wifi was working without problems, no extra charge. The hotel also rent bikes, it was only 5euro for half day and great way to see Barcelona or(and) have a ride along the beaches. Once u feel comfortable with the traffic:).
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be back for certain.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JustLoveToTravel26
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear JustLoveToTravel26

Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay in c&bHotel. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.If you decide to come back to Barcelona, let us know, and we will try to give you a biger room.
We are looking forward to welcome you again in chic&basic Born,
Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Having stayed in Barcelona before I knew where I wanted to stay and stay away from! C&B Born was in the perfect area surrounded by nice bars and restaurants without the throngs of tourists everywhere and a gorgeous park on its doorstep! We got upgraded to the largest room which was a nice little perk, big bed, good shower, descent living space and balcony! The only negative is the smell of sewage in the area and in the mornings when the shower goes off but it fades, also the outside noise isn't great, we had a bottle bank outside our room and people really like to recycle in the early hours of the morning but that wasnt so bad! The service was great, really friendly, the common area was great with free water and coffee! All in all a perfect stay!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Omar M
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Omar M
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and recommend other chic & basic Born. I am sorry to hear that you had a bad smell in your shower.
We hope we can welcome you again in chic&basic Born
Best regards from Barcelona
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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London
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great concept, extremely good value, astonishingly helpful and friendly staff (seriously, could have stayed in the lobby and chatted to them all day!) and Born is fantastic.

The hotel is in a stunning old building with a very grand staircase and a contemporary design. It's definitely got a bit of wow factor, is original and had some nice touches, though there were no windows in our room (round skylights instead) and, whilst the mood lighting was fun, you would probably not want to spend any time in the room other than to shower and sleep. Also the shower/bathroom is very stylish, but the glass pod design is quite intimate!

Basically if you're looking for a stylish and reasonably priced base from which to explore the city then this is highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear John N
Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay in c&b Born Hotel. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us . We are looking forward to welcome you again in chic&basic Born.

Best regards from Barcelona
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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Property: chic&basic Born Hotel
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:
#110 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#111 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#132 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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