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“Excellant”
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Hotel Curious
Ranked #72 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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256 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Excellant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

After seeing all the great reviews on TA and getting a good price for 5 nights I couldn't wait to stay here.

A few days before we left Scotland we got a lovely holiday pack via email from the hotel to let us know some of the places the staff recommend visiting and eating at, that was a lovely surprise. I also emailed a few months before our arrival to say we would be getting into Barcelona late so would someone still be there to check us in. I got a lovely email saying that the reception was manned 24/7 and that someone would be there when we arrived. It was very comforting.

When we arrived we were given a handy map which was circled with where the hotel was located.

The staff, all I can say is wow. They were so helpful. They were always smiling, you could tell they really enjoyed their job.

Our bedroom was cleaned every day so it was spotless. The bedroom was bigger than I was expecting it to be too which was a lovely surprise. The bed was one of the comfiest beds I have ever slept on and the bathroom was nice.

We were at the back of the hotel which was so quiet, I was never woken up during the night by any noise and we were right next to the lift too.

The breakfast in the morning was everything that we needed. Toast, croissants, meat, cheese, yoghurts etc. A lovely choice. Something for everyone and filled us up for our day ahead.

The location is superb, just off the Ramblas (I would say the main street in Barcelona), only about a 10 min walk to Barri Gotic (my favourite area), not far from any where. We could walk back to our hotel to get ready for the evening as it was so close to everything.

I already want to come back to Barcelona and if I do I will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your opinion about our little hotel with other travel lovers on TripAdvisor.

We work daily to improve every single thing we do here: breakfast, the wifi signal, our 24h service at the front desk, the variety of the breakfast, cleaning, social network content and online guest service... and recently we have launched a Barcelona Curious Guide app, for free for all our guests, that I hope that you have enjoyed a lot during your stay with us.

Hotel Curious is in Carme Street, a very calm strees that ends in Las Ramblas, so this can give you the best of being at the city center and the best of not being right in the middle.

As you said, breakfast time is from 8am until 11am (there's no need to wake up very early while being on holidays!) but we can arrange breakfast for all the guest who need it (egg, flying very early in the morning).

As you pointed out, the rooms in the back are quieter than the rooms up front.

Moreover, our staff makes always an effort to make your stay in Barcelona as pleasant as possible and they are always taking care of you.

We'd like to thank you very much for trusting us, and we really look forward to welcoming you soon again!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel is right off the Ramblas and near Catalunya Plaza. Aerobus to and from airport available at the Plaza and Metro too. Boqueria Market is right by the hotel. The front desk was very helpful. Cera 23 restaurant is a very short walk and is excellent.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very glad that you had such a great stay with us. That is exactly the most important point: we try to make our guests feel like home. Nice atmosphere, good feelings... our guests satisfaction is the most important!

As you said, Hotel Curious is right off Las Ramblas, behind Boqueria's Market (the city center), only 5 minutes walk from Catalonia and Liceu Metro Station.

All our staff live and love Barcelona, so they know very well the city and can suggest hidden gems, those that you know only if a friend tells you.

We'd like to thank you very much for trusting us, and we really look forward to welcoming you soon again!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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Harstad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Hotel Curious, is a clean, tidy hotel in a quiet street with easy access to La Rambla, old town and the harbor. Very nice people at the desk. Breakfast vas good, but we missed a better choice of vegetables. Wi-Fi worked fine, and was free.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear guest,

Many thanks for your nice words about our little boutique hotel in Barcelona!


We celebrate that your experience in our place was this great! We really hope to be your home in Barcelona any time you wish!

Our little boutique hotel is in Barcelona city center, as you pointed out, and this makes Hotel Curious a great spot to start your day in the city. Breakfast, WIFI, lobby computer for free for all our guests - of course!

As you mentioned, our staff is 24H at the front desk to help you with anything you may need: recommendations and any problem of any type.

Once again, thank you so much for trusting us! We look forward to welcoming you soon again!

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

A clean and simply appointed hotel - perfect for our short visit to Barcelona! Our room faced out on to the street with a small balcony. Despite being so close to Las Ramblas, it was quiet and peaceful. The room had everything we needed and was cleaned daily. Our bathroom was modern and very clean with a good, strong, hot shower. The air con and TV were welcome bonuses! Breakfast was fresh and simple - no cooked option on offer but that suited us. Good coffee too! The staff were pleasant and welcoming, offering us information on places to visit and eat. We were given a discount card, offering 10% off local eateries. Overall, a very nice hotel with a welcoming feel, perfect for a city break in this lovely destination.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your opinion with other travelers on TripAdvisor! We can't be happier when we read that our guests had a great time with us!

We celebrate that your experience in our place was this great! We really hope to be your home in Barcelona any time you wish!

Hotel Curious is a very small hotel (no gym or restaurant or swimming pool), that's why we are a one star rated hotel. One star does not mean we can't have a lovely design and decor, 24h of good attention of the staff at the front desk or obsession for silence, clean and relax.

As you said, our staff is always (24h) willing to help you with anything you may need your stay: transport, restaurants, museums... anything! We provide you with a map and some basic tips to start exploring the city.

Once again, thank you so much for trusting us! We look forward to welcoming you soon again!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Very comfortable, clean and an excellent quiet location for easy access to all the sites. Breakfast was very good, the staff helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay here again. We were able to have an early breakfast on our departure date which was much appreciated, thank you.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all, we are very thankful that you chose Hotel Curious for your stay in Barcelona, and want to thank you for this wonderful review you left us here on TripAdvisor. Our guests satisfaction has always been our main priority and words like yours make us feel very good and proud of our daily work.

As you said, we're next to Las Ramblas, but our neighborhood is called Raval, on the right side of Las Ramblas. In front of us, the Gothic Quarter.

Breakfast is very complete: eggs, different kinds of bread, jam, butter, chocolate, cured ham, cheese, fresh chopped fruit, milk, two different types of coffee, tea, cold and hot water, cereals, juices, yogurts, and even just made bakery (croissants, doughnuts...).

We'd like to thank you very much for trusting us, and we really look forward to welcoming you soon again!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

If you are looking for a perfectly located, no frills hotel you will not do better than Hotel Curious.
Firstly the location on a side street just off Las Ramblas is excellent. A 2 minute walk and your on the Las Ramblas and also close to the subway system. Although in the centre of the tourist area in the bedroom we could hear no noise from outside.
We had a very nice welcome, we were slightly early but it was no problem to the guy on the front desk.
The continental breakfast was good and the dining area simple and very clean.
The bedroom was small, no frills. The most important things as always - was it clean and did we sleep well the answer to both was yes.
Bathroom was clean and had a good powerful shower.
I have recommended the hotel to my sister who is planning to visit Barcelona soon, so I would recommend it to those of you reading this review

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank The_Sids_9
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your opinion with other travelers on TripAdvisor! We can't be happier when we read that our guests had a great time with us!

We celebrate that your experience in our place was this great! We really hope to be your home in Barcelona any time you wish!

As you mentioned, our staff is 24H at the front desk to help you with anything you may need: recommendations and any problem of any type.

Once again, thank you so much for trusting us! We look forward to welcoming you soon again!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We have stayed in much more expensive glitzy hotels than this,but who needs that??? The Hotel Curious is just perfect,from the moment we stepped through the door to be met by the always smiling Mateo to the sad moment we walked out the door to return home the hotel Curious was perfect. If you are looking for a really friendly small,clean friendly hotel in a Barcelona,then look no further,you have found it here.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff,the reception staff are lovely,the cleaners are efficient and lovely and going for breakfast to be met by one of the lovely smiling ladies was a perfect start to your day.. I honestly can't praise this hotel highly enough.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very glad that you had such a great stay with us. That is exactly the most important point: we try to make our guests feel like home. Nice atmosphere, good feelings... our guests satisfaction is the most important!

As you said, our staff is always (24h) willing to help you with anything you may need your stay: transport, restaurants, museums... anything! We provide you with a map and some basic tips to start exploring the city.

As you also pointed out, clean is very important at Hotel Curious: it is a priority every day.

Once again, thank you very much! It was a pleasure for all of us having you as a guest at Hotel Curious!!

Yours sincerely,

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:
#11 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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