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chic&basic Born Hotel

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good solid hotel. Excellent shower --continuous hot solid water. Great hairdryers ( professional type not burn your hair cheap ) water, coffee & tea available 'help yourself' 24 hrs was a lovely perk. Gym was serviceable would be terrific if two free weights of 10 & 15 lbs would be available and a spray down / disinfect bottle with towel...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice rooms, great bed and friendly staff. Nespresso, Tee and water for free in a small community area. Perfect location in Born in the old city - as well close to the seafront. Our favorite hotel now for years.

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chic&Basic Born Hotel is a piece of art. The architectural features of an 1880's grand building have been retrofitted to be ultra modern in a seamless manner. Inside the hotel there is a play between white walls. mirrors, glass beads and colored lighting. It is a piece of art. The staff are very friendly and gave good tips on local...

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Austrian Alps, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hip hotel-design is very modern. Rooms could have been a bit cleaner. But the hotel staff is very friendly, helping and the breakfast is delicious. Very quiet, free water and coffee was the best idea ever. Location is very good: Sights and restaurants are in walking distance.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel more than 3 years ago, so don't know what it's like now, but what a fun place! When booking I was unaware that it would be so quirky, but we went with the flow and still have a laugh about the "beam-me-up-Scotty"-shower in the middle of the room - complete with funky lights. The room...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is amazing, we loved the how cool and chic it was! It was in a great location which felt very hipster and also felt like hotel straight out of Shoreditch i.e. Ace Hotel! Staff were really friendly and helpful and offered great service! They had a great knowledge of Barcelona and gave great tips on where to go....

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Dallas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased with Chic & Basic Hotel during our first ever trip to Barcelona. The room design is very untraditional. But, that added to this property's charm. Room exceeded my expectations. The room was clean and fairly large for European standards. I thought the mood lighting would be a gimic but we actually enjoyed using it! The staff...

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Lulea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved everything, the building is fantastic, the community area, breakfast and location. I always stay here when I go to BCN. The location is perfect - close to everything. I use to go for a rum in the Ciutadella park!

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Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a confusion with our reservation when we arrived, it was about our breakfast. We were told it was fixed but then we had to explain it again to another staff before we left to settle our bill. Obviously, there's no proper communication or handover. Also, the corridor can be quite noisy during the night. I can also hear...

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This hotel is in a great location, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms look exactly as advertised. Funky, clean and basic. Really appreciated the free coffee, tea, bottled water and biscuits. Our room overlooked the street and was quite noisy but we had ear plugs so it didn't bother us. Rooms on the other side of...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A hotel that combines the traditional with the futuristic in a privileged environment: a building that is more than 100 years old with spectacular ceilings over seven metres high and spaces designed to surprise and enjoy. Its rooms, with an original glass shower in the room, are chameleon-like: you can change the colour depending on your mood. The passageways, full of enchantment and mystery, mutate with colour changes from the lights in the rooms. Enjoy our “Beyourself” and “Helpyourself” area in the common area where you can relax listening to music, reading any of our books or having a coffe, tea or water for free. Also, if you want to move about the city at your own pace, bicycles are available to rent. Once you try them, you won’t want to use any other transport in Barcelona. You can also enjoy our chic&basic tour, a two hour walk through Ciutat Vella in which we will mix history with some curiosities, as well as gastronomic and nightlife suggestions. Enjoy it on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays at 10:00am. ... more   less 

Additional Information about chic&basic Born Hotel

Address: Calle Princesa 50 | 08003 Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: £49 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — chic&basic Born Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Chic And Basic Born Hotel
Chic&Basic Born Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel Chic Basic Born
Hotel Style:
#44 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#110 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#111 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#132 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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“This review dates from a trip in May 2013”
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