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Residencia Melon District Marina
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“Great for gap year travellers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel itself is situated quite central to the metro and has easy access to the centre of Barcelona. The hotel was clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and approachable. Only a 15 min walk to the sangreal. Perfect for gap year students travelling around europe.

  • Stayed March 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

It is important to keep in mind that this is not a hotel. We stayed here for one night in September, it was very close to the Metro and fairly easy to find. Check-in was very friendly, informative and efficient. There are security gates which you need to swipe when going in and out which gave us confidence the place was safe and secure.

Booked a studio room, but be warned this is very small. I would not like to imagine what size a standard double is! It was reasonably clean inside, there is a double bed which is pushed against one wall. Room contained a flat screen TV, a small kitchenette (sink, hob, fridge) and a lockable safe.

Bathroom small but towel quality good and shower was powerful. No hairdryer in room.

This 'hotel' is in an ideal location for visiting the city. Wonderful views from the rooftop where there is a small swimming pool and a decking area for sunbathing.

In short, this place is ok for 1 night and pretty much has everything you need.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a studio or superior studio for a bit of extra space.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Hotel : Very nice, designed rooms although quite small, you've got everything you need and the common areas are nice as well, you can go there to cook or just to chill. The only problem we had is that we couldn't use the wifi in the rooms so we had to go to the common area. The swimming pool on the rooftop is nice as well.
Location : Couldn't be better, a few steps from the marina metro station from where you can go anywhere in not too much time.
Security : Big + of the hotel !
Restaurant : Better than most of the place you'd go, at least you're sure of what you eat.

There's always someone there to help you out, and they try as much as possible to speak your language, it's not too fancy but I'd definitely recommend it for a couple who wants to explore the city during the day and rest at night. Plus it's reaaaaally cheap.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Great location :15 mn walk to the beach, 2 metro stations from plaza catalunya
Rooms very design, high-tech and clean , a little small
No service , however.
Enhanced security in the building
Great value! Will go again!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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izmit
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This building is like a student dorm as the rules are strictly being applied to all customers including mature clients. Location is good as it is 2km away from La Rambla (3 metro station away from Line 1). Swimming pool is not what it looks on the website where you don't expect to see well-sanitary area on the top of the building. Nothing was being replaced or cleaned in the room as everything costs a considerable deal of money if you consider it is mainly designed for youth generation. Great price if you use booking.com as we pay 30 euro per one per night in Aug which was absolutely amazing. I recommend this place to those who have low salaries and want to stay close to Barcelonata and city center.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Ok, it's not really a hotel, instead it is student accommodation that is being used for tourism during the holidays. Don't let that put you off though, we've just got back from a week in Barcelona and the service and accommodation were top class.

We received a friendly welcome (as did everyone else arriving and in a number of languages), everything was explained to us clearly, the room was clean, comfortable and well organised.

It's not far from Marinas metro station which is about ten minutes from Barcelona city centre, you can walk down to the beach in less than half an hour if you want or you can lounge around by the pool on top of each building.

We loved it and are looking to book up there again next time we go to Barcelona.

Room Tip: There are rooms with and without en-suite shower rooms, we chose one with and it was well designed.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

I stayed in this hotel as a traveler and not as a student. I am not particulary picky, a couple of years ago I was also a student and now I still like budget place to stay, especially if I am walking in the city all day and need a room only to sleep at night.
That is why I was thinking this could be a good choice, good price, good reviews, nice location.
The room is very small which is okay, the bathroom is the same. I only went to complain at the reception when we arrived back to the hotel late in the evening and the bathroom was in the same disgusting shape how we left in the morning. I know that cleaning is not included but the shower curtain was so short that we could not shower without making the whole bathroom floor full of water and there was nothing how we could clean it. So I asked the reception in the morning to do something about it but they apparently did not. The room was stinking because the airconditioning was also poor and windows could be opened only a bit.
In the evening, when I went to the reception again, I was really pissed of, there was an extremely nice guy at the reception. He told that he can give us another room on the same floor and the also told that they are awar of the courtain problem (that it is too short) and they are planning to change it in the whole building. His attitude made me happy and it also increased my satisfaction about the hotel. The reason why I am giving only 2 point (on a 5 scale) is that it should be realized and improved in the reality - ok, it is very positive, that the attitude is already there.
Anyway it is really a student place and is very new. But there are these small things that sometimes are not the question of money but logical thinking (how long is the showercurtain).

I loved the view from the rooftop, you can see the Sagrada Familia. The swimming pool is also cool but very small, however it is nice to have.

Prices in the Melon Cafe are okay, burger is tasty.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Residencia Melon District Marina
Address: Sancho de Avila 22, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 757 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:1 star — Residencia Melon District Marina 1*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melon District is the largest student residence hall in Barcelona with a new concept of accommodation for short trips to the city. MelonDistrict offers both double and twin bed rooms for daily stays, all with private bathroom, and a shared cooking lounge to cook, socialize and relax. At the rooftop you will find a pool to enjoy Barcelona's weather. Melon District also offers Free Wi-Fi internet access, parking and cafeteria. Melon District Marina is located two minutes away from subway stop L1 Marina. The residence is also very close to Sagrada Familia and Barcelona's beaches. ... more   less 
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