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“Pre-cruise stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona Center Hotel
Ranked #196 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pre-cruise stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

First time in Spain. We arrive in the afternoon and were able to immediately check into our room. The room was very nice, comfortable with a spare bed for our son. Our windows overlooked the main street with a great view of the city. On the weekend it got a little noisy at night but we wanted to keep the view so we managed with ear plugs. The location is perfect for walking to Las Ramblas or the bus to La Roca Village, a short taxi ride to La Boqueria/Port of Barcelona/ and ATMs, cafes, stores on the same block and never a shortage of taxis.
We got the free breakfast package which we liked and my son "loved".
The pool and gym were small but nice and the main lounge was very comfortable. Dozed off a couple of times there while reading my book. Did not try their restaurant but there are tons of nearby places to choose from.
The entire staff was helpful and some could speak English which was great.
I'd recommend this place if you want to be near the city center with all the pro and cons it brings. We definitely wanted to experience it so it was a good fit for us.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Texas
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83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

My friend and I stayed here two nights in July. Cons: Needs some updating - the carpet is old and worn, the shower head was wonky and sprayed water all over the bathroom. We can to wrap the hose around the shower to make it not point out of the shower and flood the bathroom. The free internet sucked.

Pros: You couldn't hear street noise outside, which was really nice. The AC was strong (which we didn't find in many of the hotels in Spain) and breakfast was very yummy. You're also in a very good location to find lots of great restaurants and you have easy access to public transportation. The beach is about a 45 minute walk - which is actually nice if its not too hot and humid. You're not far from the La Rambla and some of the Gaudi buildings.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JenTexas
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great location and nice hotel. Close to everything, but far enough away that it was quiet at night. The facilities were great. The staff was better....Especially Jordi! He had such a passion for his job. He was quick with suggestions of where to go and what to see. He was so passionate about letting us know what to see that he chased us down the street to add more suggestions. After a day of sightseeing, my kids hoped Jordi was at the door when we returned! Jordi was there when it was time to leave, our taxi failed to show up. It was 4 in the morning, we needed a large taxi and didn't know what to do., Jordi was there to the rescue and handled everything. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew R
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Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great hotel no issues, clean, quiet and a good location, we were able to walk from there to all the places we visited. Only comment would be the lighting, the rooms are dark so if your getting ready to go out its hard see how you look.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice and spacious room, located in the Eixample, near everything but not in the middle if the hustle and bustle. Very nice place to come back to at the end of the day. Enjoyed their rooftop jacuzzi where they also served drinks and small fare. And the view was amazing! Able to see all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea! Loved it!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LiciaFreeman
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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191 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

We secured an internet deal to stay at the Barcelona Central that seemed too good to be true and half expected to find that we had been scammed. A very affordable hotel with a rooftop terrace bar, spa pools and gym - and a short skip to Las Ramblas? We found all of this plus the promised friendly staff. Yes, the carpet was tatty, but the room was large, comfortable and quiet. Most definitely a great base to explore the wonderful city of Barcelona. The wifi signal is a bit dodgy. We found some kids sitting in the corridor doing their head-down-wifi stuff and realised that the signal is better at the door and, hey presto, problem solved!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank SchalkNZ
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Long Beach, California
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Really, the reason we stayed here was for the location and convenience. But we discovered really friendly, helpful staff that dealt with our Spanglish, a nicely designed lounge and greeting room, and a great rooftop view. We must not get out much, as it took us a bit to figure out the room key also keeps the room's air and lights working. Clever for saving energy!. Incredibly comfortable bed, great private balcony. We just had some difficulty with the toilet and shower leaking, not running, but the place looked great. We would go back in a second!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert C
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Additional Information about Barcelona Center Hotel

Property: 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
#133 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#149 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Center Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Center
Barcelona Center Hotel Catalonia

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