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Hotel Porta Fira
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Saint John, Canada
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46 reviews
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“Unique Hotel”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights after a cruise. Check in was easy and quick and I was able to get a room in the morning. The room was clean and neat and did have a safe. The hotel it self was warm but great A/C in the room. The hotel was very quite, I had a room by the elevators and still didn't hear any noise nor did I hear anyone banging doors. After being on a cruise it was nice not to have anyone banging doors! The buffet breakfast started at 6:30 am which was great for early flights most hotels that I have stayed at start later. The only down side was you had to take the metro to get to Barcelona. which was only a block away and the metro was fairly easy once you catch on. As a solo female traveler I was just a bit nervous arriving back on the metro late at night.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very interesting design, clearly a boutique style hotel. Views are nothing special, the hotel is located right across from the convention center. A hike to the sites of Barcelona, but subway is only a block away. The restaurant is very good - both dinner and breakfast. If all you want to do is attend a meeting then the location is great. If you want to enjoy Barcelona, you are far from the action.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Nijkerk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hotel is very good. The breakfast is reasonable priced, especially when you book it in advance at the reception, and shows a big variety of food.

The airconditioning system is quiet and can be switched of completely; I think that's a real advantage.

The choice in the bar is also very good however I think it is a little overprized. A gin & tonic (Tanquerray Ten) costs € 15,- and that's a lot of money for one drink...

The rooms are good and well equipped. However I had booked a privilege room and got a urban room.

One thing that really bothered me was the smell in the lobby. The airconditioning system there spreads some kind of refreshing scent which is already noticed when approaching the revolving doors from the outside... I thought it was terrible. When telling this to the staff (not complaining, just telling) I was told that the majority of the people like the smell. And that I can understand.

Next time we will most probably come to this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We enjoyed the modern unique hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our flight was early and we could not check in until 2:00 pm. We were able to leave our luggage and do some shopping close by before check in. The rooms were very clean and spacious. We purchased to have breakfast included which was very tasty and lots to eat. It was well worth price.We also enjoyed evening meals which was reasonably priced and good variety. We were traveling with family and they made sure that our rooms were side by side. The Metro was close by (reasonably priced)as this hotel was outside of tourist area. I would recommend

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, UK
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in an urban room, really nice modern clean even some English TV choices, room not massive and shower, toilet and basin all enclosed in a frosted glass box, looked good, sitcom works well, bar is ok food was nice. Location good for the conference centre but metro isn't far away. No ATM near by which was a pain. Wierd seeing security walking around with night stick... Wonder if they ever need it, not much else nearby touristy but some shops and an ikea.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights before our cruise. Loved the style of the room and was a great location. Just a few blocks from the Metro line and 1 simple line change to almost anywhere you want to go in Barcelona. Our room was extremely quiet and had a safe. Great water pressure, had a small problem with the remote control randomly working and I'm not sure there was an alarm clock, but very happy with our choice overall.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Lovely rooms in a stunning building. Very close to the airport (Bus 46 15 mins) and close to the Gran Via 2 shopping centre. However, on Sunday, there is nothing open apart from the theme restaurants. On Saturday you have all the shops in the centre including Carrefourre, food supermarket is in basement. I cannot fault the hotel, staff are ok, probably used to business guests most of the time.Beds are the best and rooms wonderful.
Did not try the 13 euro breakfeast but did try the bar which was expensive and soulless. The trouble is the depression in Spain, as the area has lots of empty buildings (Big ones)
However, it is 20 mins to Pl Espanya on buses and was excellent value for money (no exhibitions at the weekend)
However, research the night buses if you go into town on a late one, we did not and it was a pain, the drivers quite like to shut the doors ASAP sometimes and so you don't get on. ( we were not madly drunk)
Lovely hotel, beautifully relaxing and quiet and good sauna.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Porta Fira
Address: Plaza Europa 45, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
#2 Luxury Hotel in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Porta Fira 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Santos Porta Fira**** is a work of the famous Japanese architect Toyo Ito, well-known for creating other designs including the extension of Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via. In 2010 the hotel won the prestigious architectural “EMPORIS AWARD” for being the best skyscraper in the world. The modern and cutting edge building which simulates a lotus flower, has 24 floors and a height of 110 meters thanks to which it is recognized as one of the architectural icons of the city and part of the Barcelona skyline.Our clients can expect 311 modern designed and spacious rooms, the restaurant “Spiral” offering finest cuisine and a wellness area.Our meeting rooms with a highly multifunctional plenary room offering a well-lit space of 800 m², which can be divided by panels and a height of 5 meters, are making the Hotel Porta Fira ideal for hosting any type of event. Thanks to its features but also the proximity to the airport El Prat and the fairgrounds the new property of the Santos Hotels range has a major attraction for the world of business. ... more   less 
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