We picked this hotel solely for its central location and for that it was excellent and decently priced. It was a short walk from the Place de Catalunya and La Rambla, which was great for easy access to the main tourist attractions and the best dining in El Barri Gotic.
As for the actual hotel, however, we were quite disappointed in all regards except for the cleanliness and the friendly staff at the front reception. The beds were so hard that it was by far the most uncomfortable we've ever slept in in a three star hotel, while the pillows were barely a couple of inches thick. This would not have been enough by itself to prevent a half-decent night's sleep, but combined with the fact that our room overlooked the Ronda de la Universitat, a busy road with cars, buses, trucks and motorbikes travelling on it throughout the night, we found it very difficult to get any sleep even with earplugs in. On the second night we slept a bit better after setting up our laptop with a 10 hour YouTube video of rain falling on a tin roof with the volume cranked up fairly loud, which drowned out all but the loudest of the street noises (of which there was still a fair bit).
If your quality of sleep is important to you when you are travelling, you would probably be better off finding a quieter hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The CityPark Pelayo Hotel welcomes you to a hotel next to Las Ramblas with a modern and functional design, for both business travellers and those looking to enjoy a pleasant stay in the city. The services of the CityPark Pelayo Hotel are the ideal complement for your trip to Barcelona and include daily full breakfast, free WiFi in common areas, 24 hour reception, ticket sales, lounge room, Internet Corner, laundry service ($), wake-up service... ... more less
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- HLG CityPark Pelayo Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia