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Hotel Praktik Rambla
Ranked #82 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 April 2012

On arival we were made to feel very welcome by the receptionist.We were given a upgrade to our room free of charge,to a superior room,that was great.I can't comment on a standard room we never got to see one.The breakfast was next door in a seperate restaurant .The breakfast

was disapointing.The hotel is in a ideal location 5 minute walk from the main square.
Taxi from airport is expensive,Take the bus easy and cheap.Easy Jet departures from terminal
2 are not from the main terminal they are a short walk to the left of the terminal.

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1  Thank Harrison056
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2012

Dear Harrison056

Let me thank you for taking your time to write the review.

I am sorry to hear you were disapointed by our breakfast. As it is new that we are offering a buffet, we still are learning from all our guest comments to improve our service.

I hope in your next stay you will be able to notice we improve our service at the restaurant.

Thank you and regards

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We were thrilled with our stay at Hotel Praktik and would highly recommend it. The location was great, nearby the metro and right up the street from the plaza and La Rambla. The staff was very friendly, room was clean and comfortable, and we were granted our request for a street view room, which was a perfect location to watch all of the goings on on the street below, adding to the overall experience of Spain. The price was perfect and I would absolutely stay here again.

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2  Thank Amy K
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2012

Dear Amy K

Thank you for such a nice review. I am glad we were able to make posible your request of the street view in one of our superior rooms. We always depen on availability to satisfy everybody.

We will be happy to welcome you back in the future.

Best regards

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

I was disappointed with our stay at Hotel Praktik Rambla especially after researching TA and other websites and reading good reviews. To sum it up, a very small dark room, (standard room only has a bed, TV, shower, sink and toilet) noisy interior surroundings and not even the basic services of a 3 star hotel. I’ve rated this hotel average as a poor rating is too harsh but in reality it is somewhere in between. Maybe at best average for a 2 star hotel.

This was our second trip to Barcelona in the last two years and my wife and I were very excited to spend more time in this wonderful city, especially La Rambla district, a very lively area with many good restaurants and close to the "must see" attractions of Barcelona. Hotel Praktik is located in this bustling area and that really is where the positives end.

Cons: No closet and a very limited place to hang clothes in the standard room, terrible room lighting, not even a chair or table and no place to place your luggage except on the limited floor space. We were there four nights and everyday housekeeping recycled our allotted two drinking glasses in our bathroom. Really, the same two dirty glasses all four days! We had to wash the glasses ourselves. After our first night we hung one bath towel on one of the hooks (no towel bars here) and dropped the other bath towel and two hand towels on the floor expecting 3 fresh towels. Housekeeping picked up the dirty towels, hung all four of them on the hooks. The next night we were provided only one towel for the entire room. The walls and ceiling are paper thin as you can hear every footstep above you, hear every toilet flush, shower run and hear everyone walking down the hardwood hallway. There is absolutely nothing available as far as food or drink on the premises. You want ice? I was told "We have no ice machine" You are sent to the restaurant next door... Not even a cup of instant coffee in the building. Not even a clock in the room. Our second day (Thursday) we arrived back at the hotel at 5:30PM after a long day of excursions only to find housekeeping had not made up the room. They said they had been busy that day. Hate to see what happens a busy weekend during high season! Do not accept ... repeat, do not accept a room on the 1st floor around the "lounge area and terrace". Unless you smoke (the hallway reeked of cigarettes) and/or plan to party until 5AM, this is not the area you want your room. As a side note we noticed some very interesting “guests?” hanging out in the lounge area still partying at 6:30AM the Sunday morning we were leaving to catch our plane.

Pros: Great location, free wi-fi, moderate room rates (but you'll get what you pay for)

I will not be returning or recommending this hotel. My suggestion is to go directly across the street, pay the extra 25-30 Euros per night at the NH Calderon (a truly nice hotel from previous experience) and enjoy your stay.

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3  Thank Steveo145
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear Steveo145

I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay at the Praktik Rambla Hotel.

I would like to appologise for all the inconveniences you had in your stay with us. I will investigate what happen with your drinking glasses and with the towels you mentioned. We replace the towels and sheets every two days and in case they are dirty or you want to replace them.

We offer limited services as we announce in our website, which means we don't have minibar, or ice machines, or tea/coffe facilities in the hotel, and one of the reasons is because we are surrounded by plenty of restaurants to provide that service for us, this makes posible to offer to all our guests more affordable rates to stay in the center of Barcelona than the rest of hotels around.

All our rooms are sound-proof but in case there were guests making noise we have 24 hours service so you could hace contacted the reception and we would have acted right away.

Sorry again for the inconveniences and we hope you give us another oportunity to prove we are the best hotel in the area.

Best regards

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I can't say enough about the wonderful front desk service at this hotel-- just about the most helpful staff I have ever experienced.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear 685Michael

I will transmit your review to all our staff. Thank you for choosing us for your stay at the Praktik Rambla Hotel and for taking the time to write about it.

Best regards

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

It was our first time in Barcelona and we were advised to stay on Las Ramblas. We accidently booked this hotel which was at the end of Ramblas and I couldn't be happier with my location. It is minutes away from Ramblas but has better restaurants around. The area was very lively even in the late hours of the night. And the Tapas bar across the street is a MUST GO!
The hotel itself was very nice. It was clean and very trendy. There is not alot of extra space in the room but it is just enough! And the staff was super friendly! Everyone spoke English and gave us a lot of helpful tips. Will definitely stay here again!

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2  Thank Nazish H
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear Nazish H

Thank you for your nice review. We like our job and that is why we are delighted helping all our guests in giving tips, secret places of Barcelona and in everything our guests need.

I look forward to see you again with us in the near future.

Best regards

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We stayed at Praktik for one night - the building and its interior are really beautiful.
We got upgraded to a superior room - the room had really high ceiling which made the room seem so much larger then it really was.
The bed was really comfy!!!!
The bath was superb with a rain forest shower overlooking the terrace.. (perfect if you are an exhibitionist:):))....
The service was really good both in the reception and for breakfast.
Hotel Praktik has a fantastic location at Rambla de Catalunya just a short walk from where you want to be:)
The hotel offers free wifi - which should be standard at all hotels.
We will for sure stay at the hotel again.

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2  Thank L M
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praktikrambla, Director General at Hotel Praktik Rambla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear Imyren

Thank you for your review in Tripadvisor. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our superior rooms with the walk-in shower.

Wifi today is very important for everybody so they can connect with the people they love when they are away and we think it should be always free in these days.
I hope to see you back with us.

Best regards

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Address: Rambla de Catalunya 27, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#43 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#55 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#126 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £56 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Praktik Rambla 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Praktik Rambla embodies a new boutique hotel concept, an excellent combination of exquisite design, chic comfort, authentic local architecture and the best possible location, all at a low price. A unique place, square in the middle of the Example district, where you will find everything you're looking for in Barcelona, at a modest cost. ... more   less 
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