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chic&basic Born Hotel
Ranked #106 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
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“hotel with a wonderfull ceiling & shower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very nice hotel. really recommanded together with the other one Chic & Basic Born Hotel Ramblas. But avoid the Chic & Basic Born Hotel Zoo. really a horror location with a managment wich is dishonnest and pretentious !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear wim23

Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay in c&bHotels.
I am sorry to hear that you didn’t feel comfortable in chic&basic Zoo.
The chic&basic Zoo is a 1star Hotel, c&b Born and c&b Ramblas are 3star Hotels, thats why its bit more basic. But there we have as well our Xlarge room with a small balcony to look over to the park.

Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great location funky rooms and lighting always good for a hotel to have something a little different to make you remember them. Free water and coffee in the common area and a ice machine which we found very rare in Europe! (Every hotel should have a ice machine!) Nice staff born and gotic quarter great place to stay las ramblas 10min walk plenty to see on the way.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Maaseik, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

After several trips to Barcelona and sleeping in several hotels, I surely will return to this hotel...
The lovely ladies at the reception, I called them: mis chicas lindas, Anna & Laura were very helpful and were of great assistance,I will miss their smiles, also Stephanie(!?) was very kind and Gustavo too.
A great place to be in El Born, my favourite barrio in my favourite city of Barcelona !
I will return....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear Edasco

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. A special thank as well that you mention there names ( Ana ,Laura , Gustavo and Stephanie ;o))
It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you again in chic&basic Born,
Best regards
Stephan Hansmann
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Really nice funky cool smart hotel stayed here for 2nights in June agree with much of the other reviews on here all good really nice genuine staff great rooms with shower and mood lighting made a great change

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear MrSuthie

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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Oakland, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

As others have said, the location is amazeballs. Right next to the pedestrian streets of the Born district & the Bari Gotic. Very helpful staff. Lovely lounge with Nespresso coffee and various fancy loose-leaf teas available for free all day long. The decor is pretty hip & weird. I mean, I liked it, but I can't picture my grandmother staying here. The big claim to fame is their collection of rope light curtains (like: a beaded curtain, made of rope lights). These are everywhere: making a little pod around each room's door in the hallway, and hanging inside the rooms themselves, where you can adjust their color to your liking. I had fun with them. Our room was an extra-large double with a terrace facing the street. The shower is a glass-walled pod that reminded my husband and I of the tubes they put the Hunger Games contestants in before they're sent up to the arena to die. We had fun acting that out. Anyway, it's in the middle of the room, with only the rope light curtains for privacy, so, y'know, share this room with someone who you don't mind seeing you naked. The room was entirely white with white (pleather?) furnishings, which is design-y and artsy in theory, but in reality shows every smudge of dirt and bit of wear. All in all, a good choice and a good deal if you're in the mood for hipster lighting and a bunch of 20- and 30-something guests. Which, as it happens, I was!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear JPH510
Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay in c&b Born Hotel.
I am happy to hear that you enjoy your stay in our Hotel and i hope you had fun with our crystal shower.
We hope we can welcome you again in chic&basic .

Best regards from Barcelona
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent location, lovely staff, very cool room with everything you need (we had one with a balcony) and nice and quiet at night. The breakfast is not included and the one offered was lovely but you need to eat a lot for the price! Would recommend if you are looking for something chic and basic in a very cool part of Barcelona!

  • Stayed May 2013
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ChicandBasic, Gerente at chic&basic Born Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Cousins214
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.

As you sad, the Breakfast buffet ( 9 Euros per person) is not included in the Room rate, but in our helpyourself area you have free tea and coffee and water .

We hope we can welcome you again in our Hotel .

Best regards from Barcelona
Stephan Hansmann
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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Also Known As:
Chic And Basic Born Hotel
Chic&Basic Born Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel Chic Basic Born

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