Would I stay here again? No. It's fine for proximity to the stadium or if you have business near by but for tourists or congress attendees it is just not easy to access. The lack of clock, lighting and kettle make it unsuitable for business & the extremely unhelpful guy in the lobby makes it unappealing for me to return. Given the cost you can do better if you are both a tourist or in the area for business.
This hotel, while not pretty from the exterior, is modern & nicely appointed in the interior. The rooms are lovely with comfortable beds and a fantastic shower.The gym is good with a couple of treadmills & elliptical trainers. The breakfast is simple, continental with some hot food available.
Where this hotel suffers though is it it's appropriateness for business given its location. We stayed here as we were attending a congress at Fira near Placa Europa. It is not in a great location if you want to be near the city centre or the congress centre but handy if you want to be near Camp Nou. The metro is about 7 min walk away, but then another 15 mins on the metro to the centre.
The hotel could benefit from better lighting as it is very dark which makes it difficult to work, as well as clocks & kettle in the room. I found it really surprising that they have invested heavily in the hotel & yet there is no digital alarm clock or coffee making facilities. Small concern to most but important to me. The wifi was terrible, it kept locking me out & so I had to sign back in continuously.
Staff were friendly on the whole aside from one man who works at the front desk who could not be less interested in helping you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Catalonia Rigoletto Hotel, opened in 2009, is situated in the main commercial and financial center of Barcelona, next to the new Clinic Dexeus and and The Maternity clinic; nearby the Nou Camp (Barcelona’s Football Club stadium) and perfectly communicated to the historical center of Barcelona. This new building has 65 rooms, bar, breakfast buffet, restaurant and Free Wireless Internet Connection (WIFI) in all the areas of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Rigoletto Barcelona
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