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“Great location but that's pretty much it...”
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Hotel Rialto
Ranked #353 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I am just going to echo everyone else's reviews really. This is a fabulous location, close to Las Ramblas, the Barri Gotic and the beach but it seems quite overpriced for what you get, namely:

- chaotic check in process, which also has a very 1980s feel to it (this is a huge hotel yet they still have people's names and room numbers written onto a large sheet of paper and still insist on giving you physical breakfast vouchers);

- the wrong room, sometimes (they put me into a single room until I went down and pointed out that I had paid for a double);

- a lot of rooms without windows (my room had a fake window which overlooked the lift shaft. Charming and similar, i imagine, to sleeping in a dungeon. The lack of ventilation also made the room smell a little stuffy);

- practically nothing included. Wifi was extra and only worked in the lobby, (which was frequently overrun with huge school parties). Safety deposit keys also had to be paid for on a nightly basis, which just seems miserly;

-staff who seemed to be inconvenienced by guests (until I was leaving, when one man offered to call a taxi for me).

Overall didn't ruin my experience of Barcelona (which is an absolute gem of a city, possibly my favourite ever) but was quite expensive for what you got. Shop around and see if there's anything else this central in the same price range.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Set in a great location in the middle of the Gothic quarter, close to Las Ramblas , the metro with harbour and beach a nice stroll away. Large selection at breakfast and staff very helpful. The only minus was a room without a window so didnt no what the weather was until you went for breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank Callum M
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Located in Barri Gotic district, it's position, near Rambla and Liceu metro station, save the location. Comunication with reception is very difficult because they don't speak english very well.
My single room was small, clean and located in a noisy part of the hotel.
Breakfast was good, but not very diversified.
Wifi is not free of charge and it's possible to have a poor connection.
Yes, I'll come back in Barcelona, but I'm sure that I never stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Laurentiu_Pavel
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

the hotel was booked by the holiday company, we turned up and the reception process was very good and easy, the rooms a were an ok size, the beds were comfy.

Breakfast was a vast choice and served for a long time.

a bit noisy at night at the floors are all wooden, but hey, didnt effect us sleeping

Room Tip: ask for one not on the front of the hotel, as the front will be noisier
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Rialto Hotel is nicely situated in Barcelona and only a few minutes walk to La Rambla and the huge Boqueria food market. Our room was spacious and nice and clean. Maid service every day. Safe available in the wardrobe but a key had to be purchased from reception at a daily rate before it could be used. Also the safe was on the floor so not helpful for those less able to access. Wifi was available at €2 for an hour. This could only be accessed in reception and not in the bedroom which was very inconvient as reception could be quite busy at times. We had a B&B facility but the food in general was not that good. We had one evening meal there which was very poor and the desserts extremely poor. The bar in the hotel closed at 11pm but they still chose to serve us at 10.50pm and then ask us to drink up and leave by 11pm. Why serve us in the first place? It could be a bit noisy from the street at times but then we were in the centre. The air conditioning was very good good in their favour and reception staff very helpful. Barcelona is a wonderful city but this hotel needs to sharpen up on its food and Wifi.

Room Tip: The rooms on the street are bright and larger but can be noisy from passers by.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

The hotel is very central rooms were clean but can't say anything else positive .Don't ask reception staff for more than one thing at once they get the hump ,seemed put out that we wanted more than one pillow. Rooms facing the street are very noisy.Breakfast is merely adequate and includes last nights leftovers we know because we ate a meal there and it was very poor, dessert was a choice of something from a plastic pot. After our meal we went to the bar for a drink ,we were told it was closing soon .At 11.00pm the manager asked us to go as they were closed and we hadn't even finished our drinks pretty poor for a hotel in Central Barcelona and lastly Wi Fi is not free and the connection pretty poor it didn't work in my room.
I will definitely go back to Barcelona it's a wonderful city but not to that hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Carolyn D
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

The breakfast was very tasteful with everything , location it is in city center close to almost everything .the price was ok for Barcelona ( expansive town ) .Intern was expansive .It is near to beach

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Carrer de Ferran, 40-42, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #353 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range: £49 - £328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rialto 3*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rialto is one of the most centrally located hotels in Barcelona and also one of the most popular thanks to its unbeatable location, close to las Ramblas, the port and the Boqueria market. Its privileged location in the tourist and commercial centre of Barcelona and its excellent value for money make it a safe bet to enjoy their visit to the city. The Hotel Rialto is located in the popular Gothic quarter of Barcelona, next to the Ramblas. From here you can reach in a few minutes walking landmarks of the city, such the market of la Boqueria, Plaza Catalunya, the Liceu or Cathedral in the oldest part of Barcelona. In the surrounding streets you will find, in addition, numerous bars and restaurants. The Rialto Hotel sits on a historic building in the Centre of Barcelona, which was the birthplace of the famous Barcelona artist Joan Miro. The hotel has 205 rooms with simple decor while functional, with wooden floors and modern bathrooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and heating, bathroom with shower or bathtub, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and amenities, telephone, safe (charges apply) and a flat-screen TV. ... more   less 
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