Barcelona’s Jazz Hotel is modern, stylish accommodation, well located about five minutes walk from the top of Las Ramblas. Although it is near a major intersection, the beauty of the hotel is that many of its rooms look onto an internal courtyard which means that they’re shielded from the bustling noise of the city.
But one of the real assets of the hotel is its staff. We arrived very early one morning in Barcelona and expected that when we arrived at our hotel, we would only be able to leave our bags there and be forced to wander the city until the afternoon check-in.
Instead the front-desk found us a room that was available and checked us in right away and best of all we were given one of the quiet rooms facing the courtyard.
Any time we had a question or needed assistance from the staff during our stay, they were more than willing to help.
The room was bright, stylishly modern and comfortable with a modern bathroom, with a bath (so good after a long flight), comfortable king size bed with soft pillows, security safe and flat screen TV. The TV had a small number of English language channels (including the usual suspects such as CNN and BBC) along with their local Catalan and Spanish channels.
The hotel has a ‘business center’ on the same floor as its bar and restaurant with free access to the internet and two desk top computers for those who travel tech-free.
There is also a roof top pool with a great outlook over the city.
In terms of location the hotel was just right for seeing the city, being near both the underground and the airport bus stop. It is also near a good shopping district with both department stores (e.g. Corte Ingles) and major shops (e.g. Zara).
If you don’t want to have breakfast in the hotel, there are two cafes just around the corner near Universtat station that do a good breakfast deal, with menus in multiple languages.
The hotel is also a short walk to Tapas 24 on Carrer de la Diputació, which was quite an experience. I don’t think I’ve ever lined up to get into a tapas restaurant on a weekday, late in the afternoon before. It was well worth the wait for the experience alongside the food.
The hotel is only marketed as a three star hotel, but really we felt it deserved a four star rating.
If you want a quieter room, ask for one facing the internal courtyard.
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