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Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Ranked #214 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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38 reviews
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“Excellent hotel!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a lovely room with a great view.
The staff were helpful and polite.

The hotel's location is excellent! there's a metro station right outside the hotel for easy transportation and a tourist bus station.

We really enjoyed the hotel and would go back with pleasure!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The hotel is located at the Placa Espanya, so somewhat outside of what is considered the city centre. But the metro is just in front of the hotel, there is a shopping mall across the road with a number of decent restaurants (in the former bull fight arena). But since the weather was fine I usually walked into the city (20 minutes to the Ramblas and also 20 minutes to the harbour area). The staff was always friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and efficient, but rather thin-walled and with the wooden floors there was a lot of noise and when doors were closed/slammed nearby, the wall of the rooms were shaking. The AC was rather noisy. My room was on a lower floor so I could hear and feel the underground metro that runs underneath the hotel. The breakfast room is large and the buffet is very good. Although I was here for business I would also consider the hotel for a city trip.

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor so you won't here and feel the underground metro !
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear guest,

Thanks you for your comment. We really appreciate, and hope to be able to welcome you again very soon.
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This hotel was picked as part of tour, so I'll say upfront I can't comment on the value of the hotel since it was included in the price.

We were fortunate to be given a room that is an upgrade - it has a view over Plaza Espana and looking up towards the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. The view was just fantastic - it is probably the best view I've ever had from a hotel room.

My one problem with the hotel - and this is a bit of a personal preference - is that it was very generic. I had no real feeling of being in Spain - it felt like so many other contemporary hotels. I like a hotel that feels like part of the community it is in and has character. This hotel lacked that.

The location is good - it is within walking distance of the above-mentioned museum and the Olympic park and botanical garden behind it. There is a subway station right in front of the hotel, which was great. I would have preferred it to be closer to the Gothic quarter. It is right next to the Las Arenas mall - which is a disappointingly generic mall, but with a nice, outside roof area. There weren't many restaurants around the hotel, aside from the ones in the mall (and least we didn't find any during our short stay).

Pros:
- Room view (but this is an upgrade)
- Modern, well-appointed room. Reasonable size.
- The breakfast buffet was quite good, including an espresso machine
- Decent wifi
- Beds were comfortable - nothing special

Cons:
- Broken room safe (I didn't bother to report it)
- The dinner buffet was not great, and very generic. It was hard to tell you were in Spain based on the food served.
- No hooks to hang stuff up (a minor issue, but a bit annoying)

Room Tip: Get the rooms overlooking Plaza Espanya
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate the time taken to write your comments about our hotel. The costumer’s opinion is a top priority for us and it help us to constantly improve. We take into consideration your review to work in those aspects that need to be changed.
We apologize the inconveniences caused and we really hope that you decide to visit us again in the future, for giving us another chance to exceed your highest expectations.
Yours faithfully
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is a great hotel! From design to the distance of Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo or Casa Milla, (around 10 minutes drive to any of those) to shopping, is perfect (regarding the shopping...Arena Mall is across the road from the hotel.

Staff are very helpful and pleasant. I would highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: The superior rooms are very spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Guest,

I do like to read that you enjoyed our hotel!
Many thanks for your time and your nice comments and I truly hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I really don't have anything to fault about this hotel. We came here during a contiki and the hotels prior to this one were grose - so when we got here we thought we were in heaven! The rooms were clean, and comfortable and big! I really enjoyed staying here and would refer it to others for sure. It is in a great location! 15 minutes from the Ramblas. And the breakfast here was awesome! I loved the breakfast area as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for sharing this review!
I am happy to hear your nice comments about our rooms as well as the convenient location of the hotel itself. We really appreciate, and hope to be able to welcome you again very soon.
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Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The most important thing to say about this hotel is that it is well-built. All of the rooms and the lobby are designed beautifully, and I love it.
The staff is very nice, always willing to help.
The location is amazing, right next to the magic fountains and the new Arena mall.

However: Please note that our toilet (room 340) was always stuck. Each time we called and asked for a plummer, the nice (really nice!) staff promised to send someone but they never came for at least 24 hours.
This is the only disadvantage I can think of, but it was really disturbing. p.s - the rest of our family in the other rooms did not had this issue.

Room Tip: Do not accept room 340!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for sharing this extensive review!
I am happy to hear your nice comments about our staff as well as the convenient location of the hotel itself.
I appreciate your honest input and apologize for the issues you encountered.
We will share your comments with our team as we constantly look for new ways to improve our guests' experience.
I really hope you will return to stay with us the next time you are in town so we may show you the complete quality stay you deserve.
Best regards,
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Estonia
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I visited Barcelona in April 2014 with my mother and nephew (who both celebrated their birthdays that week), and we chose hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel - and it turned out that it was the best decision ever!
First, the location is brilliant in every way - right in Plaza España, overlooking a beautiful fountain and the Montjuic mountain with the singing fountains. The airport shuttle bus stop is in 20m from the hotel entrance; the metro (red and green lines take you straight to La Rambla etc) entrance is in 7m from the entrance; the fountains are a 10 minute walk away. A big food market is in a 10 minutes walk too. A big shopping center is a 2 min walk away.
There are also many cute places to eat nearby, including a Spanish and a Japonese cuisine restaurants, and a breakfast diner (around the corner) in the hotel building.
The staff of the hotel was very nice, and despite the fact that it took quite some time to check us in, we felt very welcome.
Our suite was on the 9th floor with a spectacular view of Barcelona from 3 sides (plaza España+Montjuic+singing fountains, Barcelona center, park+ Tibidabo), we literally spent quite some time by the windows watching the city life and feeling quite happy while doing it. :)
The suite had 2 rooms: spacious bedroom with twin beds and the most comfortable pillows ever; a common room with a TV, sofas and a big dining table; a small bathroom and a big bathroom with a shower, twin sinks and a huge bath. Lots of space for hanging clothes too. ;)
The rooms are nicely furnished in a darkened color-scheme, and while the furniture looks like it's been there quite a while, everything worked fine. The only downside for me was weak water flow in the sinks and tub (shower and toilet were fine).
The room was cleaned nicely every day.
All in all, a perfect room if you're staying with family and need a bit more space. But i would have taken it again for the view only.
Thank you and hope to return soon!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sitja, Director General at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Guest,
First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel during your visit to the city of Barcelona.
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and send us your always valuable feedback. It is a pleasure for the whole team, to confirm that you have enjoyed our hotel and your stay in our beautiful city.
Do not hesitate to contact us in case you decide to return to Barcelona. All the staff will be happy to assist you and thank you personally for your trust.
Best regards and see you soon,
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Property: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Address: Plaza Espana 6-8, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#101 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#140 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#162 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Barcelona Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 347
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This imposing hotel is situated in Plaza Espana, next to the Fira de Barcelona facilities and Montjuic. Guests can enjoy excellent connections with every means of public transport. It has its own parking facilities and offers ideal accommodation for business trips or short breaks. The panoramic terrace and most of the rooms have unbeatable views. The gardened marquee, which is located in the central courtyard, creates an ideal atmosphere for cocktails and dinner parties. We also offer you our 13 meeting rooms, where you can organise business meetings, conventions and family celebrations. ... more   less 
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