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Hotel Curious
Ranked #79 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Helsinki, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hotel”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Excellent location. The hotel is on a side street from la Rambla and very near the tasty market la Boqueria. Nice modern design in the rooms. Good breakfast and friendly staff. The best location to venture in Barcelona.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 27 June 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!

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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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Spent 4 nights and have been very pleased with this clean, well placed for all there is to see and do in Barcelona, with an excellent service.Deserves a second star!Breakfast was more than adequate, and staff very professional and helpful.Reasonably priced. Well recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 16 June 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!

Hotel Curious is a small hotel located in the city center. It is perfect for short cultural stays in this wonderful city.

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.

Hotel Curious a lovely and cute one-star rated hotel in Barcelona city center. All our rates include a complete and varied breakfast to start the day full of energy.

Best regards from all staff at Hotel Curious,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in June 2014.

Hotel Curious is very easy to get to from the main drop off point if using the Aerobus from the airport and will take you around a 10 min walk to get too.The hotel is in such a great location: just off La Rambla the main hub of the city!
5 min walk to the nearest Metro startion - which is Liceu
10 min walk to the harbour
1/2hr walk to the beach - bus stops close to the hotel

The hotel is very clean, we stayed at the back of the hotel in room 306 it had it's own balcony, the view was a very small courtyard and it looked liked local residents were living opposite, so not much of a view but who cares when you have an amazing city to explore!

Like I said the hotel was clean and quiet and the front Reception desk is open 24/7 the staff are very friendly and easy to approach and answered any questions that we had. The hotel is on a busy street both with traffic and people so not sure what the noise levels would be like if we stayed at the front of the building.

Upon booking I sent them a few questions in an email they replied the very same day. Before we flew out they even emailed me over a 7 days weather report for Barcelona, which was a nice touch!

Our room was a good size but basic,VERY clean, good shower, hairdryer, air-con, TV (did not use whilst there), soap etc. Our Room was made up daily and towels changed when needed.

Breakfast was great provided us with everything you would need: Fruit juice, various teas and coffee, 2 cereals to choose from, pastries sweet/non sweet, bread to toast, cheese, various meats, boiled eggs, various fresh fruit, yogurts.

Excellent price for the location a must if you want to stay in the heart of the city. Would 100% stay here again if we ever go back to Barcelona.

Room Tip: Restaurant mark is for breakfast. I think the back rooms would be quieter to stay in than the front.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 16 June 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.

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, cleaning is very important for us, so all our rooms and the whole Hotel itself is cleaned daily.

As you also pointed out, 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).

Wifi, breakfasts and VAT included in all our rates, so you do not have surprises on the bill!

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The staff are friendly. We got this hotel for about 90 less than other city centre hotels. It is well designed and in walking distance of las ramblas. The rooms are fine and designed well to maximise space.
If I was going to complain or nit pick about anything then I would say they could do with bigger iron and ironing board.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 25 June 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.

We are so glad you liked our breakfast, free WIFI and location, it really is the perfect point to start the day.

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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I stayed here for a week. based on other reviews, I was a little concerned about the size of a single room for a week, but it was fine. yes, it would be nice to have a bigger area for "stuff" in the bathroom, but other than that, it really was no issue. the staff here are wonderful - always willing to help and give ideas. the breakfast is more than adequate, the rooms are clean and bright and you can't beat the location - just off La Rambla and close to the university and more interesting / less touristy shopping etc.

Most things in Barcelona are in easy walking distance, and if not, you can't find a better city for renting a bike and seeing it all. the city is totally set up for it.

this was a great home base and I recommend it.

Room Tip: my room was very quiet, but it might get noisy on the street side on weekends.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Guest,

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

Thank you for choosing and trusting us, among so many other hotels in Barcelona. We are so glad you had such a great time that you would like to come back!

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.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you once again, and we hope to see you soon!

Best regards from Barcelona,

Artur Artigas
Hotel Curious Manager.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed here for two nights, in this perfectly placed hotel just off La Rambla, within walking distance of the La Boqueria Market. It's a one star hotel, so don't expect luxury (sits between a travel lodge and premier inns in that respect) but it's spotless, in good condition and smartly furnished with nice touches like the wall sized photo of Gaudi's Park Guell in our room. The rooms aren't big but fine for the three of us (2 adults and a child). We had a balcony on to Carrer del Carme, and with the balcony door shut it was quite quiet. The air conditioning was also quiet unlike most hotels and we had a good night's sleep both nights.
The breakfast is continental (not cooked) but plentiful and the dining room was never crowded.
The staff are strong on customer service. Unfailingly cheerful, courteous and willing to provide information and assitance to make your stay in Barcelona that much better.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 27 June 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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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Agree with the other reviews. A great, little hotel just off Las Ramblas which made our visit so enjoyable. The room was well appointed, clean with everything we needed, the breakfast was great and allowed lots of choice especially when full from too much tapas the night before! The staff at the hotel were great and nothing was too much trouble whatever the question. The location allowed easy access to the metro and tour buses however it was just as easy to stroll around this wonderful part of the city along the Ramablas, exploring the Gothic quarter or making our way down to the port and beach. It was very easy find as thoughtfully we had been emailed a map from the airport which covered every possible transport option, a list of things which were going on in Barcelona plus a weather forecast for our stay! We were very well looked after and would thoroughly recommend Hotel Curious to anyone who is visiting Barcelona.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Artur29, Gerente at Hotel Curious, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your lovely review about the little Hotel Curious!

We celebrate that you liked our beds and so you had some pleasant and relaxing nights in Barcelona city center.

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

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

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you once again, and we hope to see you soon!

Best regards from all staff at Hotel Curious,

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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