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Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22
Ranked #281 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed 14 August 2014

It was the second time I stayed in this hotel and I have to say that is very convenient one when you are going to just pass couple of nights in Barcelona. The price is not bad. The rooms are average, nothing fancy. Internet is OK and is quite close to the metro station that can take you to downtown very fast. The breakfast is good. The downside is that there are only two elevators to serve the complete hotel and in the rush hours it can take you quite some time to catch one.

Room Tip: Be very clear in your requirements regarding the room type in order to avoid surprises
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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City22, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Dear dsclink,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay with us.
It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us. I appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.
I would like just to clarify that our house has 3 elevators to the guests floors (1st to 6th) but 2 panoramic elevators from the ground to the first floor.

Once again, we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. We look forward to accommodating your future travel needs.

Sincerely,

Myriam Sánchez
Guest Service Manager
Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I have stayed at HI Express on my own for 4 nights but was not impressed:

Con
No safe in the room
Breakfast: no nuts, eggs, oatmeal or fruit. Noisy and crowded from 07.30 on
Dodgy neighbourhood on one side of the hotel
Airco not cold enough in the room which makes it hard to sleep
Non guests can walk into the hotel up to the rooms which feels unsafe
Only Spanish channels on TV, other channels are payable

Pro
One block from the lovely Rambla de Poblenou which has some really superb restaurants
Nice room
15' walk from the beach which is very nice
5' walk to Llacuna metro station, 10' walk to Poblenou metro station
10' by metro to the center (plaza catalunya)

For me the cons outweighed the pros and I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank coccinellesenjuin
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear coccinellesenjuin,

Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We certainly work very hard to ensure our guests receive the very best service we can provide each and every day. Please accept our apologies that on this occasion we fell short of your expectations. We are continually striving to improve the hospitality we offer and comments from our guests are always welcome.

Again, thank you for your review and we hope you do choose to give us another opportunity to make your next stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Karen C
Case Manager
IHGCare

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Hotel is located near the beach and a metro station to reach City centre as well as main attractions. Nice hotel, stay was very convenient. Continental Breakfast options were good.
Distance from attractions is the main negative !

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Clean hotel but nothing special about it. It's located close to the beach, we walked there and it took 15 minutes. It has breakfast for free but the breakfast room was super crowded. You has to wait a 10minute line to get your breakfast.
Overall would recommend to families.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
Thank Karam A
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

I visited Barcelona for 4 days starting 27 July 2014 and I stayed at Holiday Inn Express for the entire four days. Very well located. The hotel is just two blocks away from Metro Station. A ten minute walk will take you to the Beach. The neighboring building has a super market. The road parallel to this hotel is called Pablo Neu and is an excellent place for food with all the cuisines in the world in offering. The hotel is so well located that a taxi ride to any tourist spot will not cost you more than 10 euros. The hotel service was also very good, with hotel staff speaking good english and happy to help the hotel guests.
If I ever travel to Barcelona again, I will surely stay at Holiday Inn Express

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Ten minute walk down a rambles to Barcelona beach. It was so beautiful! The hotel was nice, friendly and a nice breakfast. The beach was fantastic, although all were topless, nude and or homosexual. I have kids so we went late in the afternoon after all the nakedness cleared out. Also, fyi while we were there taxi drivers went on strike so be aware of things happening it will affect your stay.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This hotel is just okay. The walls are paper thin, we could here the people in the rooms next to us talking, coughing, sneezing etc. The breakfast is okay. The staff were very helpful and they made the experience much better. The location is quite good, only three blocks from the metro and Rambla del Poblenou. There is a foul stench of urine all around the area but I got used to it after five days. The room is quite compact but manageable.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Daniel K
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Daniel K,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and are we are glad you found our location convenient. We take all feedback from our guests seriously. It helps us gauge what we are doing right and what we need to improve on. We are sorry for the noise challenges you experienced during your stay. We would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Again, thank you for your time and for staying with us.

Sincerely,

Connie D
Case Manager
IHGCare

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Address: C/Pallars 203, 08005 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#204 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £68 - £233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22 3*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@opened in May 2008.A privileged location within the new architectural project 'Barcelona 22@' with easy access makes the hotel an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers.The Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@ is located at few minutes away from the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), Forum Area and the beach of 'Mar Bella'. The Sagrada Familia, the Barceloneta area, Plaza Catalunya, las Ramblas and all the major modernist Gaudi's buildings such as La Pedrera & Casa Batlló are located just at few metro stops away and the Barcelona`s stadium 'Camp Nou' is located 6 km away.Our 186 bedrooms offer a refreshing modern decor, tea & coffee making facilities free of charge, internet access (WIFI in all rooms as well as public areas), flat screen TV with satellite and pay TV available. We offer a delicious complimentary continental buffet breakfast to all our guests!! We are looking forward to welcome you to the 'Hotel Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@'. ... more   less 
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