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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel was in great location and staff member was very helpful but that's about it. The room was not what it looked like in photos, small and basic. WC was atrocious, health & safety non existent. Walls paper thin, security was lacking altogether. 😔😤😞 On a brighter note did I say the location was amazing !!😎

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a shared bathroom, but my room had a sink and shower and so only the toilet was shared. Nice clean room, good location, friendly. When I needed a taxi they were happy to call one although I soon got used to flagging them down. Free wifi. No views in my room, window overlooked a courtyard but it... More 

Thank Lesleyaclow
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are staying in a Pension in Barcelona the idea should be to go out explore the culture, the food and the landmarks, not to stay inside your room. With that in mind, this pension offers more than enough for the value. It has an amazing location: Few minutes from the Marina, steps away from the old neighborhood, close... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016

If you stay here you have to know what you're getting: an clean, cheap room in an awesome, central neighborhood. You're paying for the location (close to just about everything from the beach to Barcelona's main sights/neighborhoods), not the quality of the room. It was clean as was the bathroom (we stayed in the matrimonial suite which just means you... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We stayed in Pension Francis for three nights in March. When we arrived at the hostel we were greeted by friendly staff member, however he had very little English. We stayed in a Double room with a private bathroom. The bedroom was very small however it was very clean. The bed was comfortable, but could have done with more pillows!... More 

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Fuerteventura, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I din't really stayed in the pension. I was suppose to travel via Barcelona and had lay over. I booked one night in this place the day before I travel. Like 1hour later i got mail saying my flight is rescheduled. I needed to change all my flghts and staying for one night in Barcelona was not needed any longer.... More 

Thank MartinZaf
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Goog locacation right in the city center. The area is full of restaurants and shopps and it is within walking distance to the beach. The staff was very helpfull in every moment. I would definitly reccommend this place.

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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Maybe a classical ''you get what you pay for", this is a quite simple place to sleep. The room and bathroom was pretty small, and no place to hang out really. But thats not why you are here anyways:) No AC, which made it pretty hard to sleep the first night in this heat. There is no breakfast served, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Barcelona is incredibly expensive compared to most any other city in spain, especially to stay near the beach, which is worth the extra cost if you ask me. The room / hotel is very clean but very small, dated, with no ac, no elevator, all while being almost twice the cost of any other city in spain. My view was... More 

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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Additional Information about Pension Francia

Address: Calle Rera Palau 4, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera , Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Price Range: £31 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pension Francia 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Rooms on the second floor will probably have problems with WIFI signal.”
 of 5 bubbles Jakymiu, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look out for bed bugs !!”
 of 5 bubbles SuzanneR664, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is on the 3rd floor, ask for a room on a lower floor as there is no elevator”
 of 5 bubbles crocifixia, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get one on the second or third floor”
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“Don't come during the summer months!”
 of 5 bubbles RN1982, 18 Jul 2013 | Read review
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