We started our search for a Barcelona hotel for June 2014 during the summer of 2013. Our requirements were a non-smoking room, a room for two adults and two teenagers, a central location, and a reservation that could be cancelled with no penalty. It did not take us long to learn there are not many non-smoking hotels and not many rooms for 4. We used Booking.com since its search criteria included non-smoking. We also wanted a 3 star or above and a rating of 8 or above. This left us with a possible 37 properties. Then we plugged in our possible dates and started reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and found a handful of properties available. The Hotel Dante had a rating of 50 out of 516 hotels in Barcelona.
Now with regard to our stay.
We arrived at noon, but our room wasn’t ready so we dropped off our luggage and started exploring Barcelona. When we returned we found that our room was actually 2 rooms with a connecting door. That gave us 4 twin beds, two bathrooms, and two closets. The rooms were outside the elevator, but it was very quiet. The only noise we heard from outside were fireworks since we were there on a festival weekend. The closet space came in handy as we were doing laundry during our stay in Barcelona. The Splash Laundromat is about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel.
The staff was friendly and helped with directions and activities and spoke English.
The location was good. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood. The metro is about 10 minute walk and Placa de Catalunya is about 20 minute walk. There was a grocery store just up the street and it had everything we needed. Just be aware it is closed on Sundays. However, there was a smaller store a few blocks away that was open on Sunday. There were lots of good neighborhood establishments. The McDonalds was about a 15 minute walk away.
We took the Aerobus to and from the airport. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to the stop, with luggage. We used the Universtat dropoff location and the Ugall pickup location.
- 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