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Hotel Silken Ramblas Barcelona
Ranked #270 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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“I think it used to be a good hotel once upon a time...”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Despite the good and helpful staff "especially the receptionist recardo", the hotel is kind of old, thin walls (therefore, noisy), SLOW internet, got two separated beds despite stating that we are honeymooners.

On the other hand, the rooms were wide and the location of the hotel was great as it is next to Le Meridian.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

This Hotel was excellent. It is situated just off La Ramblas, also perfectly situated for the Metro and the Bus Touristic. Although just off La Ramblas, it was quiet, and sleep came easily!!! Extremely clean, very comfortable beds. The Staff were positively amazing. They honestly could not do enough for you. Nothing was too much trouble. The acid test ... would I return to the same Hotel if visiting Barcelona, emphatically yes. I cannot recommend this Hotel enough for your stay in Barcelona.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Orangevale, California
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

The hotel itself was outdated but we found it to be clean and comfortable the night we stayed. The location was perfect for what we needed. Close to the Ramblas and Metro(one block away). We were only in Barcelona for 1 day prior to a cruise and wanted to be close to Old Town. We found the staff to be very helpful and they even stored luggage for our friends who were not staying at the hotel. We did notice the walls were thin and could hear the outside noise from the bar below. Barcelona played Madrid in football that night and the fans were screaming. We did feel it was overpriced(228E) for the accommodations. For the one night we needed it was fine.
As far as the location we were able to walk up the Ramblas to the Cataluyna Metro station to take the Green line to the L2 purple line to Sagrada Familia stop. It was a 10 minute ride and much nicer than walking. We also took the Metro to the Picaso Museum(yellow line to Jaume I) and then walked back to the hotel via the Cathedral of Barcelona(20 minute walk). The Ramblas has a great open air market La Boqueria just two blocks from the hotel that is great for a quick meal. Barcelona is a vibrant city and the people are warm and inviting--I think you make it what you want. Yes, the hotel was not the best place we have ever stayed but it did the job for what we needed.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2012 via mobile

We chose this hotel mainly because of the location. We regretted our decision. There r plenty other options in it's 1 mile radius that are way better. To begin with their Walls are paper thin. I could hear the toilet flush of room next to me and above me. Secondly the hotel has this weirdest air freshener that can drive u sick. Their breakfast was the worst ever. Orange juice tasted like orange petrol. Milk always tasted out of date( stale). Linen and towels were pathetic. To top it all they refused to turn on the heater even when there were days with 11 degrees in the night. The air conditioner wudnt work on temp above 16 degrees. So there was no air circulation and we landed up keeping our windows open and never got sleep. If these were reported to some sorta agency I am sure they'd have to shut down business. Pathetic place. I wudnt recommend this even for the location. There are 3 hotels on this street alone, and many others in the area. Save Urself and don't think of going here ever!!!

  • Stayed May 2012
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My wife and and I recently spent four nights at Silken Rambla. How hotel is graded 4 stars is beyond us. Dirty coffee cup left outside lifts on 3rd floor for three nights; bath towels are threadbare; carpet in third floor foyer in disgusting state; bedroom curtains and furniture need replacement; staff not trained to be warm, friendly and helpful

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

the hotel doesn't worth 4 stars, its an old, noisy, dirty room place with paper thin walls, dirty hairy towels, never working WiFi and a horrible view to the wall of the next building ( not a pleasant one). The hotel doesn't cost this money.
The location is good but tourists can find plenty of better hotels in this area.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed in this hotel in March 2012. It is well situated just off La Rambla in the city centre and very close to the airport bus and tour bus termini. We thought that the public areas and our room were clean and well appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The sound insulation was disappointing, however, both between rooms and - despite the double glazing - to the street outside. We did not eat in the hotel. We hope to return to Barcelona and would stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Silken Ramblas Barcelona
Address: Pintor Fortuny, 13, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#170 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Silken Ramblas Barcelona 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Registry Number: HB-003951 This city hotel was built in 1992 and comprises a total of 105 rooms, including 8 Junior suites. The hotel bar is an ideal place to make a date, relax after the stress of a working day, or stock up on energy after a day exploring the city. Further amenities available to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom, lift access, a cafe, a bar, a restaurant and conference facilities. Guests may also take advantage of the Internet access/WLAN, room service and a garage. ... more   less 
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