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Barcelona Center Hotel
Ranked #228 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Ticked most of the boxes: easy check in, clean and fully equipped room, excellent breakfast. Wifi disappointingly slow and not a lot of daylight in the hotel but that tends to be typical. Location is fine so a get base for exploring Barcelona.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We arrived at this hotel early for check in as we had just come from Paris on the overnight train. Immediately upon entering we were greatly by a friendly man on reception and a friendly concierge. We were told our room was available which was great as we were in need of freshening up. The reception staff gave us some tips of good places to visit while we were in Barcelona and gave us a map pointing us in the right direction. Our room was enormous, with an extra bed for our 9yr old child and still plenty of space. It was just what we needed arriving in this great city. Would recommend the hotel for being close to the main shopping area Passieg de Gracia. We didn't eat in the hotel but has a couple of drinks each evening we were there. Service was very good. Would definitely recommend this hotel and a reasonable price too.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank vegreen
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

I went to the Center because it was not surrounded by tourist noise, in a modern soundproofed building, near a lot of Gaudi buildings, just off Ramblas de Cataluna, Passiag de Garcia (good for the Airport train). It was excellent, with friendly staff, good rooms + toilets; lots of space, the roof is awsome and good to chill out in. The hotel is near lots of resturaunts and cafes (for breakfast) and the Cervicia de Catalanya is the tapas and drink place never to be missed in Barcelona; superb. The train from the Diagonal takes you to stops for Parc Guell and the hotel is a nice walk to Sagrada Família. Great base

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Nice room, quiet, well presented, and fairly central hotel. Didn't eat or drink there so no comment on that. Excellent designed bathroom and comfortable bed. Good value and pleasant staff.
Very annoyed with tripadvisor's insistence that reviews must be 200 characters. Keep commenting on this but they don't notice which suggests that they don't read all the reviews.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have traveled the world and this establishment ranks amongst the worst!!! No need to get into too much detail....here are the bullet points:
* Cockroach runs across our table in the overpriced buffet breakfast
* Room carpets filthy
* Bathtub/shower does not drain - Pubic hair present on bath floor.
* Wifi works 50% of the time at a snails pace
* If you do not smoke, you will if you check in. The rooms smell like ashtrays. Management does not enforce non-smoking rules. Guests on our floor smoked during our entire stay and all management would do was offer to move us - useless as every floor smelled the same.
* Beds are had as a rock
* If you have the pleasure of a street facing room you get car noise at all hours.
* No in-room climate control. Central heat only and opening a window only enhance the street noise.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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9  Thank Frequent T
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

The hotel was nice but in my opinion not worth 4 stars. Our room was cozy and quite big but didn't have a window. The bathroom was also large and had a bath tub and a bidet.

Breakfast was not included in our room price. We paid the extra fee once, but it really wasn't worth it.

In the top floor, there is a room the hotel calls "fitnes center". That is a treadmill, exercise bike and some weights in a small space with a shower, a small sauna but no changing rooms. Outside, there are two small pools or jacuzzis. The other one is heated but still a bit too cold in the winter.

The area (L'Eixample) is decent and safe, but not the most exciting in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Karpal0
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at Barcelona Center hotel for the weekend and had a great time.
The hotel is situated very central, a 10 min (nice) walk to the plaza Catalunya and the Ramblas.
Very nice, friendly en helpful staff and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. We stayed in room 504 which was very nice, clean and spacious, maybe the only complain would be that its bed was a bit to firm for our liking.
We didn't book breakfast because of its price 18,50 euro and there are so many nice places to have breakfast near by, its not worth the money in our opinion.
On the 7th floor, is a small gym, sauna and 2 hot tubs, the moijito bar was closed because of the time of year, of course that's understandably.
This hotel is more than worth its money!

Room Tip: room 504 is quiet and has a good look out with 3 large windows.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank KarinTommy44
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Additional Information about Barcelona Center Hotel

Address: Calle Balmes, 103-105 | Esquina Mallorca, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#104 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#105 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#147 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#149 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $89 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Center Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Barcelona Center
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