I stayed there a few days in February. The outside temperature was 17 C, lovely. However, the Spanish have their own rules: if the calendar says it is winter, then the hotel's air-conditioning will be set on 'heating'. At least this was the explanation I got from the hotel staff. This means that even if you set it on 'cooling' and 16 degrees in your room, you still get warm air coming through the grill. If you switch it off, then there is no air in the room whatsoever. A nightmare!
They have smoking rooms in the hotel as well – how do they smoke with the windows closed? Apparently yes, confirmed by staff. Unbelievable.
Also, think about the summer temperatures in Barcelona – HOT, both day and night - would you not need some fresh air in your room? I would!
The cleaners open the windows when they clean the rooms, as they have the 'tools' - the missing window handles. This is when the room gets fresh air in – 5 minutes, if so.
Recommendation: either avoid this hotel, or plan for the ‘unplanned’ (well, if you read this, it is no longer unplanned, is it? ).
I’ve had a ‘no window’ situation before; clearly my own fault for not checking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Barcelona Meridiana hotel is 10 min by metro from the centre of Barcelona, 6 km from the beach. Its bar serves snacks 24/24. The hotel has 143 air-conditioned rooms and Wifi Internet access for guests on a business trip. Located in the HERON CITY leisure centre, the hotel enables its clients to enjoy all the attractions on offer: bowling, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pool, golf course. Public covered parking is at your disposal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Barcelona Meridiana Hotel Barcelona
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