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Hotel La Fransa

C/ La Franca Xica 40, 08004 Barcelona Spain
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Free parking
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Adults only
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24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking hotel
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C/ La Franca Xica 40, 08004 Barcelona Spain
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Hotel La Fransa
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Denis K wrote a review Jan 2022
35 contributions3 helpful votes
I recommend it to everyone, go and see what kind of place it is, I am very satisfied, I stayed, there are many places to visit, the food, the waiters, the friendly service, the quality is very good, the receptionist is very nice, thank you very much
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Francika G wrote a review Sept 2019
Frankfurt, Germany6 contributions
Me and my friend went to Barcelona for 5 days and found out for this Hotel on Booking.com. Kontra: -Rooms are NOT like on the photos, our window was broken and we couldn't sleep, and rooms are really small, we didnt have a Closet for stuff. Nobody can explain anything correct on a foreign language. (This goes for all Barcelona not just hotel) Pro: -Hotel is just few minutes away from Metro (cca 7min). Personal is helpful and nice, they were always approachable. Lobby looks really nice and there ist also Caffe maschine and Tee.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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723worldtraveller wrote a review May 2019
Austin, Texas24 contributions9 helpful votes
The room was very clean, quiet, spacious, had a big comfortable bed, sheets and pillows, tilted mirrors and a music system. Staff was friendly-they kept our bags. Coffee and biscuits were very tasty in the reception area. The minuses were lack of adult channels to make love hotel atmosphere better, not much natural light or fresh air flow so the room sometimes felt hot and stuffy- we turned on air conditioning but not sure if it made any difference. Overall, we liked it!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mel_and_Jaz wrote a review Oct 2018
Dudley, United Kingdom23 contributions21 helpful votes
My hubby paid well over the odds for what he thought was a deluxe room. Not deluxe and hotel under construction....no tea /coffee making facilities...had to go to reception to use the naff coffee machine. Very dodgy area of Barcelona. Very much a red light hotel, which i am not bothered about but if you are dont stay.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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solong f wrote a review Oct 2018
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Disgusting hotel- don't stay here if you want any peaceful sleep. The hotel is a well know knocking shop and is more like a brothel. The curtains are all drawn outside, its very dark and seedy. The staff are also suspicious, and were often seen in a back room away from the desk. We sound out they separate tourists from clients, however we had a bad end of the bargain and heard nothing but people at it for 4 days! Have complained to booking.com as they fail to mention any of this, and they are not willing to help us.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: wouldn't recommend
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Steve P wrote a review Oct 2018
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom3 contributions
We travel a lot to Barcelona and make a point to try new places as you can find hidden gems (restaurants, bars, cafes etc). We stayed in this hotel for one night a few months ago in a standard room and was blown away by its luxury decor, low mood lighting, excellent and friendly staff. It's a 2 star because (I guess) there are no tea making or ironing facilities in the room but otherwise its a 5-star hotel with immaculately clean rooms, bedding and bathroom. This time we upgraded to a bigger superior room. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and the bedding was of good quality. Bedding and bathroom towels were changed on a daily basis. This is a love hotel so yes there are occasional moans of delight but privacy is valued and you cannot see out of the windows but the hotel is in a quiet area but just 5 minutes from the metro and magic fountain and a 20-25 minute leisurely walk to Las Ramblas There are some amazing bars, restaurants and food stores within a few minutes walk and we prefer eating with locals. We have already booked our return trip to stay again during our next trip to Barcelona as love the location and hotel. A special thank you to Teresa for making our stay enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Superior Room is better
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The_Traveller wrote a review Sept 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom105 contributions55 helpful votes
Stay away!! This is not a hotel!! This is a place for a quick shag (maybe hidden brothel), where you can rent a room by hour! Rude and arrogant staff. My worst experience, as it wasn't clear on Booking.com.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Nigel v wrote a review Sept 2018
Edenbridge, United Kingdom34 contributions20 helpful votes
Stayed here in October 2017. Booked through Booking.com. Only on closer inspection was it clear that this hotel caters for clientele that wish to indulge in illicit encounters. You can even rent the rooms by the hour. As many other reviewers have stated, the walls are thin and the other customers are often drunk and loud at all hours (and positions apparently). The windows don't open, so no view. There's no more storage than a coat hook (they don't expect guests for longer than a couple of hours).
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lucyg1984 wrote a review Sept 2018
25 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and a friend booked through booking.com and it wasn’t stated on there that this is a sex hotel!! We only realised after and refunds are not available. We stayed 3 nights.... can hear couples having sex through the paper thin walls!! Will never stay here again. Can hear the noises at all times of day... morning afternoon and night. Not nice when your just staying here for a holiday. It was disgusting. Not sure if this is a hotel which prostitutes use or what but it was an awful stay and didn’t appreciate having to listen to it. Very creepy seedy hotel... all dark inside with curtains closed. Can’t see out the windows. Bathroom door didn’t even close properly.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anna wrote a review Jun 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom45 contributions27 helpful votes
I hope this makes it abundantly clear to anyone thinking of staying here that this is a love (SEX) hotel. This is NOT made clear on booking.con until it is too late and reservations are non refundable. This should either be made VERY obvious or a choice should be given to cancel booking for people who didn’t realise. Anyway cancellation was not an option so we embarked on the 3 worst nights hotel stay. The place is dark, dingy and seedy. Avoid at all cost unless you’re going for the “love part” and that’s your thing. Paper thin walls which is unacceptable for a place of this kind. You will be woken up all hours of the nights with noise. Standard room is very basic, bathroom door doesn’t shut, windows don’t open, the whole place stinks of smoke, tv has to be on for WiFi to work, WiFi is slow... Location is ok but plenty of other choices around. DO NOT STAY HERE!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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£84 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaSants-Montjuíc / El Poble Sec
NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Fransa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Fransa?
Nearby attractions include Joan Miro Foundation (0.3 miles), La Bombilla (0.3 miles), and 60' Escape Room Barcelona (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Fransa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Hotel La Fransa?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Fransa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taps, De Paula L'hamburgueseria del Poble Sec, and MonDoré.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Fransa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel La Fransa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (1.5 miles), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (2.8 miles), and Ciutat Vella (1.0 miles).
Is Hotel La Fransa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.