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“Overpriced and next to a dumpsite”
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Lugaris Rambla
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London, UK
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Overpriced and next to a dumpsite”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We got this hotel from Booking.com and it was a mistake. It's not something you should book for 3 nights. It's about 3-4km from City Center and check-in is a hassle as you have to arrive between 4-8pm otherwise you have to pay 30 euros. God forbid you arrive after midnight, the checkin price goes to 100 euros or so. Anyway, they advertised free internet and yes there was free internet that didn't work. We practically couldn't use it for basic email when we stayed there. And of course the staff said the internet is perfectly working. There was no hot water after one person took a shower and after yelling at them for 10 minutes on the phone they came and fixed the hot water having spent the first 9 minutes trying to convince me that it was how it's supposed to be!... The bathroom is designed/built by a retarded architect as the shower door opens inwards and unless you're a 10yr child or size 0 supermodel you can't really fit through the door without bumping on the shower installation.... The inside of the apartment was clean and new and the sheets etc. were all clean. So no complaints there but as I said it comes with a kitchen and doesn't even have a kettle to boil water!... Ohh and there is a stinking empty lot next to the building so it's really unsightly to arrive at this place.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The rooms were very clean. Check-in was OK but took a long time going over the contract. The Euro 200 deposit on the room was not accepted in cash. When we checked out after 1 night, it took some time while the room was checked and then the Euro 200 charge on the credit card was annulled. The garage is very nice, clean, broad car bays, wide access. The best thing about this place was the cleanliness, the amenities available (huge fridge), proximity to beach, supermarkets and restaurants. Also the people running the place are very friendly and full of good suggestions.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I booked our apartment via Lugaris's website, and my reservation indicated that I'd be staying in Apartment Salea (you can view the different floor plans on Lugaris's website). But the apartment I was given didn't look like Salea at all. It wasn't a drastic difference, just not identical. And that bummed me out only because looking at the images online of Salea, I thought our view would be of modern condo-esque buildings. Sadly, our view overlooked a dirt parking lot and some run-down apartment buildings. So we kept the window shades down the entire time. But Poblenou is a great neighborhood. My S.O. and I definitely got a sense that it's going through — hate to use this word — gentrification. The beach is nearby. There's a bus (41) that picks up right in front and takes you directly to Plaça Catalunya/Las Ramblas (about a 25 minute ride, give or take). The Poblenou metro station (L4 line) is about 5 blocks away, definitely walkable. And catching a cab was never a problem for us.

As far as what I didn't like about the apartment, it was really very little. The apartment doors use an electronic key that takes some getting used to. The walls are kind of thin, so conversations had in the main hallway at any volume level can be heard easily from inside the apartment. The door slamming was also an annoyance. I assumed the way the doors are, that that couldn't be helped much.

I did like that we had a washer/dryer and a full-size refrigerator. And you really can't beat the feeling of coming back to an apartment at the end of a long day of sightseeing that feels like "your place" versus the transient feeling of a hotel room. As all the other reviewers have said, the staff is very friendly, taking the time to explain what's in the vicinity, what sites to visit, and how to get there. The staff isn't around 24/7 like a hotel front desk, so that might be a problem for some, but you are given a contact number to use anytime you need to reach someone. Overall, I have no problem staying here again, though I probably won't. And that's only because I discovered other parts of Barcelona that I think I prefer to be closer to.

Room Tip: Pay the extra amount for a room with an ocean view. It's worth it in the end.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

We stayed 4 nights and could not have asked for a better location or apartment. We were 2 minutes walk from a great beach, the bus into the city was at our door step and this was a 15 minute ride tho we walked it along the beach and took about 1 hour. Lovely walk. The apartment appears brand new, exceptionally clean with all mod cons. It is in the middle of a local restaurant area. Food has been wonderful and quite cheap compared to Australian prices.
Tha staff could not be more helpful with advice and service.
The best part of the stay is that it is out of the mad congestion of the city centre and the stroll at night along the Rambla Poble is sooooo peaceful.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ringsted, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Spent a week in great surroundings. Reached the beach behind Poblenou Park in 10 minutes and Placa Catalyunia in 25 minutes by bus, Pia and Alba spoke good English and were very informative and took time to make sure everything was ok. We can recommend breakfast at La Tortulia at Rambla Poblenou - waiters speak English and their Croissants are very delicious :-) and prices are fair! The area (San Marti) is very tidy and traffic noise is modrate compared to the rest of Barcelona. When we revisit Barcelona we will definitely book with Lugaris in Poblenou again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Pulaski, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

My wife and I spent a few days here with our 2 adult sons. The 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms were very convenient. The apartment is located on Rambla Poble Nou. It is a quieter version of La Rambla with lots of restaurants, but not as crazy. Still the master bedroom was a little noisy at night. Good thing we adapted to the siesta / eat late culture. We ate at a restaurant on the Beach one night and on the Rambla de Poble Nou the other nights. It is a few blocks from the beach! We used the metro to access all of Barcleona -- Montjuic, Sagrada Familia, Palau de la Musica, Casa Batllo.

Marti was very welcoming during our check-in. Pia graciously helped us when we locked ourselves out of the safe. We casually mentioned that we were going to Sagrada Familia that day, and she brought us to the office to buy tickets online. It saved us at least an hour wait in line! She also arranged an airport taxi for our departure which was right on time. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Barcleona we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Lugaris Rambla
Address: Fernando Poo, 29, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 723 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lugaris Rambla 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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