Upon our arrival, we were immediately met outside by a staff member who assisted us with our luggage and led us into the hotel. This certainly set the stage for our stay at the Hotel Dante. Every member of the hotel staff was warm and welcoming. While our stay only lasted 4 days, we were constantly being assisted and offered helpful advice. We were even directed to a wonderful restaurant that was down the street for one of the best Paella's we've ever eaten.
About the rooms ... while not immense, they were adequately large, modern, clean and elegant. Wood lined entrance with a beautiful bathroom. The beds were a bit hard and my wife and son noted the same, but after a long day of sightseeing, they kept us asleep throughout the night. Our room had a balcony facing the rear of the hotel and the close balcony's from neighboring buildings kept us inside with the blinds drawn most of the time. It appears that the building is surrounded by residential condos/apartments and people are out late into the night. Nothing loud or problematic, but I was close enough to read the cards of the players just across from us. Two things to note ... the bathroom tub has a glass enclosure, but it only runs about two feet from the front of the shower. Using the shower, it was easy to have water spraying outside the tub and all over the tile floor. I found myself standing against the wall and hand holding the shower handle to keep the water inside the tub. It made for interesting showers, but my wife and son didn't seem to have much of an issue. The toilet is in a tiny enclosed room, extremely small! Honestly, it comes in handy when you are taking a shower and someone needs to use the toilet. The only thing is that there is only a small packet of tissues in the main bathroom and I found myself out of tissues every day. Placing a box of tissues in the bathroom would be helpful and most welcome.
The hotel is in a wonderful location. A fifteen minute walk to the "hop on - hop off" bus and main street shopping. There is a small supermarket within a few hundred feet which is very convenient for grabbing extra items. Restaurants abound close to the hotel and there is a nice cafe inside the hotel itself. We didn't partake in breakfast or other meals, but it appears to be very nice. We typically made our way toward the main streets and ate a light breakfast at a small cafe, saving ourselves for a nice dinner.
All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff are wonderful, the hotel is modern and beautifully appointed, every area of the hotel is cleaned and wonderfully maintained. It is quiet at night, and not overly crowded during the day. A hidden gem in Barcelona!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dante Dante is located 10 minutes from Paseo de Gracia and the main tourist attractions. It is a place in the heart of the Barcelona atmosphere with shops, bars and restaurants, avoiding the high traffic of the main streets. The Hotel has 80 rooms, a lounge area / library, 24h reception, concierge service, ironing service, laundry service, a snack bar, meeting rooms, parking, buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The rooms are bright and comfortable and include free Wi-Fi, satellite plasma TV, heating, air conditioning, minibar and safes for laptops. They also have a bathroom with hairdryer. A large buffet breakfast cold / hot, and products for celiacs is served in the hotel. There is also a snack bar serving cocktails, snacks, sandwiches, tapas and a menu with a variety of dishes. The Best Western Premier Dante is located about 25 minutes driving from Barcelona, 5 minutes walking from the Hospital, a 15-minute walking from Plaza Catalunya and 10 minutes walking from the famous Casa Batllo and La Pedrera of Gaudi. In addition, the hotel is well connected by public transport (metro, bus and train) to the main tourist points of the city and the main train station "Sants" (AVE). NOTE: Local tax € 1.21 per night and person for stays between 1 and 7 nights. Not included in the booked rate and is payable at the hotel. Children under 16 are not subject to tax. NIRC: HB 00 20 07 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Barcelona
- Barcelona Best Western
- Best Western Premier Hotel Dante Barcelona, Catalonia