If you need to use the internet at your hotel in barcelona, don't stay at the Soho Hotel. Although use of internet in guest rooms is free of charge, I found the connection so poor that it was practically useless. Pages can take up to 10 minutes to load, if they load at all. Even the most common of webpages such as google result in a "page not found" error message. I mentioned the problem to the hotel staff and asked if there was a problem with the wifi currently, however I was told it was functioning fine. The only suggestion / help I received was that I should try my computer in another part of the hotel, said with a shrug of the shoulders. No IT staff were made available to see if there was indeed a problem that could be resolved. Clearly this was not an important issue for the reception staff! While in the lobby I overheard other guests complaining about connection problems, so it seems that the problem may not have been limited to my room.
Apart from this the hotel is modern and clean, however guests should be aware that design is very minimalist. Although I liked the look of the rooms at times I felt that functionality had been sacrificed for the sake of design.
The location is very good if you wish to be in the Eixample area. However it sits on one of the main roads and my room which faced this road was quite noisy both night and day. Although my last stay had been in the Gothic Quarter, often plagued by noise problems, my Soho Hotel room turned out to be noisier.
Will try a different hotel the next time I'm in Barcelona!
- Also Known As:
- Soho Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Soho Barcelona
- Soho Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Soho welcomes its guests with a glassed-in lobby and offers 51 rooms, outdoor terrace and pool with panoramas overlooking Barcelona, a media center with free Internet access, a breakfast-room with terrace on the ground floor, free WiFi throughout the building, and private parking facilities. ... more less
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