Just came back with my partner from 4 nights at this hotel - including breakfast.
Main reason I picked this hotel was for the combination of the reasonable price (in my opinion all Barcelona hotels are very overpriced!), location and modern style.
I emailed the hotel ahead to ask for a quiet room with a double bed (during our last hotel stays we always got twins, not very romantic :-)) and already 1 hour later they replied telling me they would do their best to accommodate my wishes. A very good start for a 3* hotel (some 5* hotels didn't even bother replying when I sent emails with the same question)!! When we arrived at 11pm we got exactly what I asked for, a room on the 3rd floor (in a little back alley) with no view to speak of (a ventilation shaft) but very quiet and with a large (180cm wide) bed. We didn't mind the view at all (the street side has nice views but I imagine it to be very noisy at night). The bed wasn't the most comfortable but it was ok. Bathroom was quiet large and very clean with a nice walk-in shower. The room itself was also ok, a little bit 'ikea' but really all you need for a city trip. Very clean too. The thing we liked the most about the hotel was the location! We walked almost everywhere (5-10min walking to the cathedral, the Ramblas, Plaça Reial, the sea or the Plaça Catalunya) and the old town is my preferred area to stay at when in Barcelona (some people prefer Gracia or Eixample, I don't).
We got breakfast included (I would recommend to book a 'breakfast included rate' beforehand as this is usually much cheaper than paying for breakfast in the hotel. And this counts for ALL hotels) and we really liked it a lot. There were (lovely) croissants, jams, honey, yoghurts, cereals, breads, (nice) pastries, different (not fresh but very nice) juices, bacon, scrambled eggs, fresh fruits, lovely cured ham, manchego cheese and salami. To top that off a 'help yourself' coffee machine with nice cappuccinos. We thought the breakfast restaurant was also quiet cosy. The girl working there wasn't the most welcoming though (I wouldn't say she was unfriendly, just very shy, don't expect a 'good morning' or smile from her. She does what she's expected to do and that's about it).
Front desk staff and the room maids were very nice though.
Another nice thing about the hotel was the roof terrace with the small pool. We had a few nice days weather wise but not really for the pool of course. But I imagine it to be very nice in summer. Also nice that you can help yourself to bottled water day and night. Not to forget the free wifi everywhere in the hotel (exactly how it should be these days, some 5* hotels can still learn from this!). I would return to this hotel and I would recommend it to anyone that's looking for a clean room at a reasonable price in the best part of the city !!
And don't forget to give a hug to the 'house cat' on the roof terrace !! :-))
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