The Continental Palacete is a hotel with excellent service, friendly staff, good location and very interesting rooms specially the bathrooms.
We arrived in this hotel the second week of November after spending a week in Madrid and I was very impressed by the excellent location of the hotel. The hotel is located in the very sophisticated area of Eixample. The hotel is 10 minutes away from Plaza Cataluña and five minutes away from La Gran Via. Actually is located in Las Ramblas Cataluña.
The staff is very friendly and they provided great service, they were always on top of everything. During our stay we were in room 136 and it was a charming room. This room has a big window but unfortunately we could not open the window completely. There are not rails outside of the window, so the window has a lock that only allows you to open the window a little bit. If you actually open the window completely you will fall out into the street. The room had a LCD TV, microwave, mini refrigerator and a safety box. Our bed was big, tall and comfortable. One thing that I want to mention is that if you are a petite person or a person with mobility issues, you might need to request a room with a short bed. The bed in this room was very height and even though I’m 5.2” I had troubles getting into the bed. The first two nights, I felt like I was sleeping on top of a table because of the bed’s height.
Our room had a very interesting bathroom. The bathroom’s design is like a box with a glass ceiling inside of the bedroom (see the pictures). There are no windows in the bathroom and there is no exhausts fan so the bathroom and the bedroom were filled with steam every time that we took a shower. What was worse for me was that for those moments when we had to use the toilette, the other person had to leave the room, for a little while, so whoever was using the toilette could open the room’s window so the fresh air could come into the room and remove the bad odors. I know that the hotel is trying to protect the room’s ceiling and the wall décor which are charming, but they really need to install some exhaust fans in the bathroom.
In general, our experience at the Continental Palacete was a very pleasant experience. But if I go back to Barcelona, I might try a different hotel in the Eixample area.
Try to get a room with a window and a exhaust fan in the bathroom.
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1 November 2012
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Please accept out thanks for having chosen the Continental Palacete during your stay in Barcelona.
We have just read your sad experience regarding the bathroom of the room 136 where you where staying during your stay with us.
We find it necessary to inform you that we have already looking for some solutions to freshen the bathrooms for our guest´s comfortability and to avoid more incidents like yours in the future.
We really feel in debt with you for your kindness and for helping us being every day better.
Always at your disposition,
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