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Review of Hotel Paral - lel

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Hotel Paral - lel
Ranked #129 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed for 12 nights at Hotel Paral.lel. It's a max. 5 minutes walk from the metro station Parallel. When you exit the metro: follow the exit direction "La Pau" and then use the left exit at the T-junction in the tunnel.

Like other reviewers mentioned: the area isn't touristic which we loved! The streets are full of restaurants, both local and places such as Burger King and KFC. Supermarkets are very nearby which might be handy if you want to buy bottles of water etc. There are homeless people in the area, but they won't disturb you and mostly are asleep.

About the room itself: it was clean and tidy. The beds are really hard though and the pillows kinda thin. You can request more pillows for free at the reception. We requested a room on a higher floor, but got a room on the first floor anyway. So we woke up everyday due to people walking past our room to the breakfast area since it's not soundproof at all. Also the internet connection wasn't that good inside the room. We had to stay near the door to have a continious internet connection. The internet download speed itself was great though. Our room had a balcony, but no furniture. So we only used it to dry our beach towels. Apart from that we really liked the hotel and think it's worth the money.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The location is great, a short walk to the Rambals. The hotel is clean and checked in and out fast. We took the CityTour Euros 27.00 for one day 35.00 for 2 days which is amazing, it goes around Barcelona City with stops in a major attractions cheaper than taking a taxi.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Spend there a couple of days on a romantic trip. We got one of the two suites of the hotel.

Yes, it was a suite in terms of space but a)both suites are on the 1st floor of the hotel b) they are next to the breakfast area c) they have no view d) the small balcony is useless.

Other than not meeting our expectations when it come to booking a suite, the rest was good: friendly staff, adequate breakfast, clean, nice location, small pedestrian street close to the hotel with non-touristic tapas bars

If I were the management I would consider renaming the suites to something else e.g. "extra big rooms" or something

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My sister and I stayed here for 4 nights. It was our first time in Barcelona and we were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the hotel for such a great price. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location is great, just 5 minutes walk from the Metro. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

What an excellent place to stay for our four nights in barcelona!! Almost everything within walking distance, but if you needed public transportation it was all very close by! Restaurants and bars galore just minutes away! Awesome to say in the least! Got a free upgrade from a twin bed room to a junior suite!! Sweet for sure!! Thanks Paral.lel!!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed here in September last year and can't fault the accommodation. Room cleaned daily and all staff were very friendly. The Ramblas is within a ten minute walk from the hotel, an ideal location. Would definitely stay here again if we were to visit Barcelona.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Very nice Hotel...totally worth the Money...i highly recommend it..the rooms are big enough for two persons.the room was cleaned Daily..breakfast was very Continental..nothing Special but it was good though

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Address: Poeta Cabanyes, 5-7, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic , El Poble Sec
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#83 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#87 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#88 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £46 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Paral - lel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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