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“Great value & location.”
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Hotel Curious
Ranked #82 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
“Great value & location.”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Great value, great location, really great service.
Definitely worth a visit. Good access to most locations, either walking, or by metro. Got really good ‘lay of the land’ from the reception on our arrival, making it even easier to find our way about.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing some lovely words about Hotel Curious with other travellers on TripAdvisor.

We look forward to welcome you soon again!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Just returned from a three (3) night stay at this hotel. Location is outstanding, convenient to the Metro Subway Station "Liceiu" and only about one (1) block off La Rambla. The street it is on is well lighted and safe. A good location to start any day's activities or to come back to for a break. Lot of good restaurants, shopping & attractions within close walking distance.
The hotel does not represent itself as more than a one (1) star facility, but it is more than that. It is very secure, clean, modern and is very quiet. The single room I had on the fourth floor (403) was very small, but it suited me OK. The staff was very courteous, spoke good English and was very helpful in directions, especially recommendations. Mr. Mateo Martinez Pastor stood out with his assistance. The breakfast buffet was good with baked goods, yogurts, meats & cheese, eggs, juice, fruit & coffee. I would stay there again, but request a larger room if I were to be there for a longer time.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank rrcerny
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very glad that you had a great experience with us! The satsfaction of our guests is a main priority for us, and we are very grateful for your words, as they make us improve our daily work.

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Room was small. Bathroom was even smaller. So small I barely had room to move around and I'm a small person. The shower curtain in the bathroom was plastic, which is fine, but the fact that it was yellowed was not fine. In addition, the overall design of the shower is flawed as the shower head points directly at the shower curtain creating an inevitable lake every time I showered.
The breakfast was nice. Staff was mostly friendly. Location convenient. But honestly, I could have, should have, paid 50 pounds more to stay at resort-style hotel in Barceloneta. All you're paying for with this hotel is the location. And metro stops are a dime a dozen in Barcelona, so pay a little extra and stay somewhere nicer if less convenient.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank heathery27
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor. Our guests' opinions let us all improve in our daily work at Hotel Curious.

Regarding the shower curtains, which are only in some single rooms (the rest have a frosted glass), they will be checked and if we detect any of them yellowed, it will immediately be renewed.

Thank you very much and we hope to see you soon again at Hotel Curious!

Best regards from all the staff at Hotel Curious,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Great location, just a minute or so off La Rambla and not much further to the nearest metro station. Loads of restaurants within easy walking distance, and you get discounts at some of them as a hotel guest.
Staff are all very friendly and helpful, and speak good English. They produce their own guide to Barcelona, which has a few suggestions not covered by the guide books, and also email you before your stay with events and weather info for when you are there. They were also happy for me to leave my luggage on check-out day and come back and use their computer later in the day.
Good buffet breakfast included in the price - cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, toast/rolls, cheese & meat etc. It's available 8-11, so breakfast room was never that crowded either.
Price for the location was fantastic, but my room was very small - basic living space in single room was only about 10' x 8' (3m x 2.5m). Room was pretty basic too, but comfortable and spotless.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your recent stay and review on Hotel Curious!
We're so glad to read that you are very happy with our little hotel and also that you enjoyed our situation and our service. That was our goal: mak you feel at home in our lovely city.

We look forward to welcoming you soon again in Barcelona!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Navi Mumbai, India
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

excellent location,I stayed at this hotel after returning from Mallorca from 21-24 April 2013,after paying for 3 days I went to my room 103 and was not very happy to see 8X8 feet room and hardly any place to move,i guess this was the smallest room I have seen in last 20 years and no natural light
anyway staff was very helpful and eager to help and then next day I moved to 405 and it was one feet better may be and the balcony with sun light was great relief
overall the experience was very good except the room size,the staff was listening and very helpful to guide regarding site seeing etc
on last day while going to airport,I was waiting for the lift for 3 minutes and then I realised that lift is not working,but the person at reception was quick to respond and he came to fourth floor to help me with my luggage ,when you meet good people at hotel, the size of the room becomes immaterial sometimes and I would definitely like to come back

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank param247
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to write some likes about us. All our guests suggestions let us improve in our daily work, so we really appreciate them.

Thank you for your nice words. I am very glad to read that your stay was excellent despite your single room is one of the smallest ones we've got. However, they are very comfortable - as you pointed out. They have plenty of amenities, a new rainshower, WIFI, breakfast...

We hope to see you soon again at Hotel Curious, your home in Barcelona!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Athens, Ohio
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98 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Hotel Curious is a neat little hotel just off La Rambla, and in short walking distance to many restaurants of all kinds, La Boqueria (an amazing covered market), and a convenient metro stop. A generous breakfast is included: baked goods, yogurts, meats & cheeses, boiled eggs, fruits, juice, coffee and hot chocolate. The rooms are small but comfortable and very clean, and each had a little balcony. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and as we were there for Sant Jordi, we received the traditional bouquet of roses and wheat, as well as a little typed history of the holiday, which we very much appreciated.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front have a much nicer view of the street and beautiful surrounding architecture.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank R M
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Dear Guest,

We're so happy that you enjoyed Sant Jordi, which is a very nice tradition in Catalonia. Of course, all our guests had to have a red rose!

We are happy too to read that you had a wonderful Curious-experience, and we hope to welcome you soon in the city center.

Thank you for trusting us for your stay in Barcelona!

Best regards,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Grand Rapids, MI
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

This hotel was a perfect fit with our needs. We wanted a clean, safe, convenient hotel at a reasonable price. I chose the Hotel Curious because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and the friendly, fast replies I got to emails I sent when deciding where to stay. My experience when we arrived confirmed that the staff is awesome! The welcome we got made us feel so comfortable and taken care of. They were so accommodating! I was traveling with my elderly mother and we were a little nervous about being in the city alone. The front desk person got us all organized about what to do and how to do it. My anxiety diminished quickly. We had a delightful day using the Hop on Hop Off bus. (Don't miss the Pedrera!)

The room was very clean, simple, and of adequate size. Nothing fancy but that isn't what we were looking for. Don't choose this hotel is you're looking for fancy. Pay double, triple, or more and go some place else. Someone else on Trip Advisor complained about the small elevator. We got two huge suitcases and two of us in the elevator. No problem.

They accommodated us with an earlier than normal breakfast. There was a good selection of protein and carbs including fruit juice.

Bottom line - this hotel is a great value and a welcoming place if it meets your expectations for amenities.

Room Tip: We had 4th floor, front room. It was quiet and light.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 29 April 2013
Dear Guest,

WOW, we're much more than thankful for your lovely words... we are very happy!

Everytime we read that a guest has enjoyed their stay with us in Barcelona we feel very propud of what we do and it helps us always improve and be better every day in our work.

Once again, many thanks for your review, which is amazing, and we hope to see you soon again at Hotel Curious!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Property: Hotel Curious
Address: C/ Carme, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#22 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#93 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Curious 1*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This chic, good-value hotel is just 50 m from central Barcelona's Las Ramblas and the Boqueria Market. All rooms are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The stylish rooms at Hotel Curious feature large photos of Barcelona's major attractions and monuments. The modern bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer. The Curious has a dining room where guests can enjoy a varied buffet breakfast. Room service is available and there is also a bar. There is a tour desk and guests can hire a car or bicycles at the hotel. Massage treatments are also available. The central location makes exploring the city very easy. You can reach the beach in 10 minutes by taking the number 59 bus on Las Ramblas. Ciutat Vella is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, tapas and food. ... more   less 
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