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“Delightful stay in central Barcelona”
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Hotel Ginebra
Ranked #249 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The location of the hotel is perfect to reach all the main attractions of Barcelona. Despite facing the Plaza Catalunya, the room was very quiet and provided for a good rest. Although the hotel is tiny, it is very cosy and makes one feel like home. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, willing to help. All in all, a great choice for me.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you :=)

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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed recently fo Christmas with my family and friends and was impressed by the worm welcome , comfortable renovated rooms , excellent breakfast and obviously terrific location ! Thanks Hotel Ginebra for making our stay so memorable. We will definitely come back !

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2014

Hi!

Thank you very much for your very nice comment. We try to do our best :=)
Glad to see you liked it.

Hope to see you again.
All the staff

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

The Hotel Ginebra is a fantastic hotel and is situated in a perfect location to get around Barcelona.

We booked this hotel after reading reviews on here and the communication between us and the staff before we went was second to none. They were very accomodating and made sure that everything was perfect for when we got there. This trip was for my 40th so we wanted everything to be as perfect as it could be.

The Hotel Ginebra is situated on the Plaça de Catalunya, which is the heart of Barcelona and ideally situated for easy access to Las Ramblas, the Metro etc.When we got to the Hotel it was quite weird cause the Hotel is actually situated in a building that also houses businesses. The building is beautiful and has lots of old fashioned design inside and is really beautiful, it also has one of those old school elevators you see in the movies with the cages around, and this was great cause the Hotel is on the third floor.

We checked in and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, very friendly and made you feel welcome all the time, chatting to you whenever they saw you. The rooms are small, but a beautifully furnished and you can tell they have been recently renovated with really modern bathrooms en-suite as well. As I said the rooms are small but I feel that it's a base and perfect for what you need. The beds were extremely comfortable and had memory foam mattresses.

If I had to give it a criticism then they are busy cleaning all of the buildings on the Plaça so there was scaffolding and also a massive IPhone dust sheet over the building which hampered the view, but as I said, it was a base and all we did was sleep there, so for the location, price, service etc. I couldn't complain.

There are bar facilities and tea coffee making and also a lounge for visitors to sit in, and the staff again were helpful when my wife wanted a cup of tea late at night or we wanted a beer when we came in late at night.

There is a small supermarket underneath the building for any essentials you may need and also a wonderful sportsbar right underneath which we had two fantastic meals in. There are plenty of cafes and McDonald's, Burger Kings etc. if you want a breakfast before you set off for the day.

This was for my 40th so we went and watched Barca v Villarreal at the Nou Camp, which was amazing and the metro system is really easy to use. We also went to the Sagrada Família, which was immense, but you need to pay to go in it though to get the true feel of it, you will not be disappointed. We also went up to Montjuïc Castle via cable car which again was brilliant and the views of Barcelona are a photographers dream. We were there for 4 days but to see everything in Barca you probably need 4 month. It's a beautiful city and by far my favourite.

Overall Hotel Ginebra was fantastic, it's location and view of Plaça de Catalunya are it's strong points and also it's lovely rooms and staff add to it's appeal. It is 100% value for money and when I go back to Barcelona I wouldn't stay anywhere else, well done Hotel Ginebra!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Barcelona 05-01-2013

First of all Happy New Year.
Thank you very much for this very generous review. We try to make our guests happy. It does not always work, but it a great pleasure to receive this kind of feedback and to know we have done a good job.
One piece of info for potential new guests: the publicity of Iphone has been replaced by a publicity of Turkish airlines, with a large picture of Leo Messi. So when you get off the airport bus, you can look across and see it.
The council is painting the facade of the building, as it is considered one of the most important corners of the city. These buildings always have to stay 100% in excellent shape, as they are a billboard for the beautiful city of Barcelona.
All the best for 2014
The entire staff of Hotel Ginebra.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Nice people at the reception. they speak several languages and are very helpful. Good rooms and a nice atmosphere. Very central at the Paza Catalunya. If I come back to Barcelona I will choose the same hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hello Lucien,

It was a great pleasure to have your company and we had fun with you.
It was, as we say in dutch "heel gezellig" :)

Next time, bring your partner along. A shame she had to work this time.
See you soon!

All the staff.

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Thank you Emmy and Hector for the hospitality rendered during our stay. They are very professional. The location is superb. As mentioned in previous review, I do agree there are some "unfriendly" messages in the room such as "need to check out by 11:30" and "off the air con"' else it will incurred charges. Otherwise, everything is superb.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hello again,

Thank you for the positive criticism. There is always something to improve, and we are always happy when a guests points something out to us.
Thank you and happy new year!

All the staff.

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

we arrived late evening and had difficulty locating the hotel due to the large and obtrusive advertisement that was blocking the hotel's signage. we gave a call to the receptionist and she was extremely helpful in directing us to the hotel. we stayed at the hotel for four days and there were no problems as the staff, Yvonne and Hector in particular, are very helpful and polite. the rooms were clean. we had no problems with the wi-fi and laundry service is provided. breakfast is served every morning and was reasonably good. recommended this hotel to a friend who is visiting BCN in April 2014.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hello!

Yes, the publicity outside the hotel is obtrusive, we agree. Unfortunately the council has decided to give the hotel a paint job, and since this is the most important location in Barcelona, there are big companies that will sponsor the job and in return, show their advertisement.
The work is scaling down from february.
At the moment, in the month of january, there is a publcity of Turkish Airlines, with a large picture of Leo Messi. (to help find the hotel, if you do not have a GPS).

again, thank you for the review, and we may see you again!

All the staff

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Hotel's location is excellent. It is just 1 min to La Rambla. You can easliy get to the hotel from Aeurobus. The staff was cheerful and helpfull. Wi-fi is free and signals are strong. Breakfast is sufficient. I will definately come to Barcelona again and stay at the same hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Ginebra H, Manager at Hotel Ginebra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hello!

We enjoyed your company a lot. Nice to meet people who are always in a good mood :)
For other readers: yes, the Aerobus stop (bus from airport) is situated on the opposite side of Plaza Catalunya, in front of the Corte Ingles warehouse.
To reach the hotel, just walk across (or around) the hotel and you arrive in 2 minutes.

Give our regards to Turkey and see you again soon!

All the staff

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Address: Rambla de Catalunya 1, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#67 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#118 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £78 - £348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Ginebra 1*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ginebra is a bouquet hotel of eighteen rooms. Newly renovated in 2013, we are located in the most central location of Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya. Affordable rates, best lcation, friendly, multilingual (7 languages) staff. Many of the room offer a view of the square. Because we are located on the central square of Barcelona, many of the tourist sites are within walking distance. All public transport is available on the square, directly in front of the hotel. We are looking forward to meeting you soon! ... more   less 
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