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Hotel Barcelona Catedral
Ranked #50 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

This hotel has everything I look for in a hotel. Lets start with location. It maybe 100 feet from the plaza in front of the Barcelona cathedral. It is a short walk from the Plaza Catalunya. The aerobus from the Barcelona international airport (BCN) is only 6 euros (35 minutes from BCN to Pl. Catalunya) and a short walk to the hotel. Buses run every five minutes.

The hotel is only a couple blocks from the Ramblas (a big attraction). It is located mid-way between stops on two lines of the Barcelona metro. The Barcelona metro is clean, safe, easy to use, etc. Close by Metro stops makes much of Barcelona so easy to visit.

The rooms are great--large, clean, airy, well-lighted. The free wi-fi worked, the bathroom was nicely appointed appointed with big towels. The bed seemed larger than any I had ever slept in.

The only negative is the hotel does not have a restaurant that serves dinner. Of course, I would not eat in a hotel unless the only other restaurant in town was named Eats. (I have eaten in a place named Eats but that is another story.) Maybe a lifetime of business travel has left me jaded but hotels are for sleeping. Restaurants should stand or fall on their food. In any case, you need not fear going hungry in the center of Barcelona...your only problem will be choosing from so many places. The Born district with all of its restaurants is only a 10-minute walk.

We had lunch in the market located next to the Ramblas. The market is worth a visit as you stroll down the Ramblas...if your timing works have lunch at a market restaurant. Stretch your taste buds...I had anchovies on country bread as an appetizer.

The hotel offers a free walking tour of the cathedral area on Wednesday nights...if your visit includes a Wednesday night stay, plan a late dinner after the tour.




Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank clrWashngton_DC
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for your comments!
We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed all of our services and that you did our free walking tour that is offered to our guests.
Thank you again and we hope of welcoming you back soon.
Best regards
Alex Vilallonga

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Rooms are beautiful. Breakfast was lovely. Location was fantastic - just a stone's throw from Las Ramblas and just off a lovely square with a cathedral, bars & restaurants. There is a beautiful chill-out area just beyond the main reception - the only problem was that the bar closed really early (around 9.00 p.m.) so we didn't get to use this chill-out area as much as we would have liked.

Room Tip: Any room is good!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Christine H
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear guest,
We would like to thank you for your comments.
We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel, and that you wanted to share it with the rest of the tripadvisor users.
We would like to inform you that our bar closes at midnight.
We look fowards on welcoming you in the near future.
Best regard
Alex Vilallonga

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The best things about this hotel is the location and the roof top swimming pool.
The rooms are a good size.
On our arrival our safe was not working and the staff made no effort to sort the problem out, their excuse was it was new and no one knew how to work it, they did say the guy who would know was off until Monday and he would sort it out then. They were fully aware it was not working on our arrival on Saturday as they said the last people reported it.
No one did come to fix it.
They did give use the use of a small locker in their office, but it was only big enough for our passport and money so not ideal.
It was the attitude of the staff that let this place down.
There is a great little coffee shop with pastries for breakfast next door.
Be sure to try the tapas bar on the corner of the square Bilbao berrin I think.
It's good value for money and very popular.
The hotel is located right by the cathedral and a 5 minute walk to la Rambla.
I would return to this location but probably not this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Keeleyh1902
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for your comments.
We would like to present our more sincer apologie because your safe was not fixed during your stay and we very much apologie for not offering two or as many safe you needed at the reception, due that we have them at the back office in order to be used by our guests.
A part from this we hope you give us the opportunity of welcoming you back in order to arrange this inconvenient .
We really will share your comment with the rest of the team to arrange the attitude you have pointed to us.
We really apreciate your comments that will surely help us to improve.
Best regards
Alex Vilallonga

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Already written to Hotel Reserves staff, (12-19 september 2013)
Hello,
we are now back home, after leaving the hotel thursday.
So pleased , the week we spent in Barcelona was such a great time for us,
with the hotel location, the atmosphere in the town, the visits...the welcome and comfort
you gave us.(nice room, quiet, pretty decoration, "XXL bed!..) It has been a real pleasure to be your guests.
And you pleased us the last evening, even more, with the drink you brought to our room !
Thanks, for all, to you all we met, and keeping your coordinates...
With our best regards,
F. & P. Lacotte
Limoges. France.

Room Tip: Room on the opposite side to cathedral place- level 1 ( N° 106 recently renewed)- completely enjoyab...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank pierre L
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for your comments.
We are very pleased to know that you have a good stay and that you enjoyed our city, our hotel, and that our team made your stay confortable.
It is really a luxury read your comments and we are pleased to know that you have enjoyed our pilot room that will be reproduced to the rest of the hotel this next autumm.
We hope of welcoiming you back again very soon.
Best regards
Alex Vilallonga

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Easy to find 5- 10 min walk from Aerobus stop. By Cathedral Square lots of people watching. Hotel clean. Room spacious very big comfy bed with good pillows. Large bathroom with shower/bath enough toiletries. Good mirrors & lighting. Breakfast was plentiful and very efficient, as soon as you sat down a tray with roll & pastries was brought to you followed by fresh squeezed orange juice & very strong coffee !! with hot milk. Then you had a menu to choose eggs cheese meats if you wished but also there was a counter with cereal fruit cakes & bread for toasting. Plenty.
Lovely roof top pool.
Water from mini bar expensive at 2.18 euro a small bottle.
Kettle for hot drinks in room with snaks extra charge.
Would recommend this hotel for Gothic area & Las Rambles (5 min walk).
99% staff very nice & helpful. Arious (I think ) bit of a jobs worth & a missery lets the place down. Lighten up & smile.
Would def go back to this hotel.

Room Tip: ask for floor 5 to be near pool . Also quieter the higher up from the street.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank hollipops
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear Guest,
We would llike to thank you for sharing your comments with the rest of the tripadvisor users
We are very pleased to read that you had a nice stay in our hotel.
We hope of welcoming you back in the near future.
Best regards
Alex Vilallonga

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We booked this hotel for its convenient location but would never stay there again after the extremely poor reception we received when we went to check in. We were more than three hours early but as we had requested an early check when we booked we had hoped if our room was not ready we might get a time as to when we could check in. We had travelled for 24 hours direct from Australia is were pretty tired.The man at the front desk was extremely rude and refused to help us. We had a return visit to Barcelona and made sure we didn't make the same mistake of staying here again. Although the hotel is ok and the rest of the staff pleasant this one person spoiled our stay. On top of that when we did get our room later in the day there was rubbish still in the bin.

Room Tip: Rooms small. Don't expect to have special requests considered favourably.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Lily2065
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Dear Guest,
We are not very happy reading your comments and we think it is not fair, the ratingy you gave us due that as you pointed your stay was pleasant.
We very much regrett that we could check you in befor 14h due that the date of your arrival the guest they all left at 12. And as you were requesting a king size bed was even more complicated to host you in advance.
Believe us that we allways try to do our best checkin in the guests in advance.
If you were arriving very early the secure way of having the room at your arrival was paying the night before.
I have also check with housekeeping Manager about you comment about the bin, and no incidence was noticed by you during your stay.
We very much regret to know that we didn't do it, and believe us that we work hard in order to please our guest.
Yours faithfully
Alex Vilallonga

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed here in 2012 for a couple of nights as our second date. We're still together now and look back fondly of our time spent in Barcelona.
The rooms were modern and comfortable with a spacious bathroom. Good location, although we had some troubles finding our way back on foot after a vino or two. There were a good selection of restaurants nearby and Las Ramblas was within easy walking distance.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Mac_Nut_13
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BarcelonaHoteles, Manager at Hotel Barcelona Catedral, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for writting your comments about our hotel.
We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay in the hotel the last october.
We look forward on welcoming you again soon.
Best regards
Alex Vilallonga
Hotel Manager

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Address: Capellans, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#23 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#43 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#63 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $134 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Barcelona Catedral 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Valued as excellent for 95% of its clients, the Barcelona Catedral Hotel, 4* Boutique, has an unbeatable location in the Gothic, next to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. The Barcelona Catedral Hotel is exclusive, modern and comfortable. It has swimming-pool, gym, terrace-chill out, parking, restaurant with outdoors terrace and smoking area, free Internet on business centre, free wifi, meeting rooms. Its restaurant 4 Capellans, offers Mediterranean cuisine, a la carte, lunch menu, banqueting, coktails, catering. An spectacular outdoor terrace is the perfect place for events and celebrations. SPECIAL MENUS FOR COELIACS AND OTHER DIETARY NEEDS. Cultural activities: Every Wednesday night and Sunday morning, the hotel proposes complimentary walks through the Gothic quarter, Legends and Secrets. Gastronomic activities: Cooking lessons, Cooking Team Building for companies and wine tasting. Wifi INCLUDED for ALL Hotel guests Barcelona Catedral. ... more   less 
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