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Nouvel Hotel
Ranked #219 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Barcelona gem”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Just got back from a 4 night stay at this hotel and what a great trip it was.
The hotel is situated just off the Ramblas in a quiet pedestrian road, ideal fir exploring this wonderful city. Yes the rooms aren't luxurious but perfectly adequate. Special mention for Cecilia at reception. Friendly, helpful, and even booked a restaurant for us.

Don't bother with breakfast at the hotel. Just cross over opposite the hotel to the best cafe ever. What a choice and so cheap.

Really recommend thus hotel fir value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Chino Hills, California
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Not a bad hotel especially if you like the Las Ramblas area- room was good size and the bathroom was great size. All was very clean. Breakfast was a good deal.
Issues are lack of air conditioning on a very warm weekend - we were told the top floors have been remodeled and no problems with air up there but the lower floors have yet to be remodeled so be aware you may have little to no air conditioning. As others have mentioned you have to pay for wifi and tv remote - not a problem for us but for some people this was an issue. Also the Las ramblas area on the week-end has issues with partiers so if you want a quiet area I would suggest to book a hotel in another area of the town. One of our friends who live in Barcelona say the totally avoid Las Ramblas on the week-ends as the area has to be washed down on Monday morning after the partiers.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Spent 4 nights at Nouvel Hotel 27th Oct - 31st Oct . You could not choose a better location . The aerobus drops you at Placa de Catalunya only a couple of minutes walk away . This square is where you also get the hop on / off city bus tours . La Rambla is 100 metres away . You can access many attractions by foot or get the city bus to hop on /off . The hotel itself is old fashioned but perfectly acceptable . Rooms clean , tidy - bathroom / shower well maintained and tiled . We had breakfast in the hotel and found it fine - usual cereal / fruit juice / fruit / cold meats etc . Would use again as a base for Barcelona .

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Ist visit to Barcelona and stayed in the Nouvel Hotel for 4 nights. It was in a great location just off La Ramblas. Lovely big bedroom & bathroom. Very quiet. Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: We were at the back of the hotel without a view but only there to sleep so not a problem.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Nouvel was perfectly situated for us, in a quiet pedestrianised street just off La Ramblas, with a couple of attractive cafe/patisserie's within 30 yards which we used for brekkie. We had a double aspect room on the 5th floor and although there was no view to speak of the priority for us was to be central but have peace and quiet and this achieved both. We had a huge room, the bathroom was almost as big and the bed gave us a very comfortable sleep. It is characterful, charming, well maintained, very clean and the reception staff were all very helpful and pleasant. Our only gripes were paying for WiFi; so many hotels offer it for free now because it is expected and not seen as a luxury and also having to pay a 20 Euro deposit for the tv remote which could be seen as a bit insulting, the latter more an irritation than a moan. I understand the lady owner is a bit old fashioned and stuck in her ways. Would I stay here again, yes definitely, but Nouvel please give free wifi.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Easton, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Our taxi driver let us off on Les Rambles and it was but a short walk to the hotel . The rooms were not ready, not a problem. As the other reviews indicated the Hop on bus is about two blocks away. We walked to the Sagreda Famillia, 20 minutes, and very pleasant. When we returned from the church and some additional sightseeing the room was ready. It was a great room. Two attractive windows onto the cute street. Large, it had a huge bathtub. It looked to have been a jacuzzi at one time. Still, it was a wonderful surprise. Glimpsing into other rooms, they seemed smaller. Breakfast was not included, but we ate in as well, and it was a nice assortment. Scrambled eggs, bacon,fruit, the usual. Quite good coffee with milk. The nice people at the desk had given us the suggestion to walk to the Cathedral. This is a very short walk. This church must be seen to be believed. It was a great contrast to the Barcelona of Gaudi. I would say that hotel Nouvel is a great buy. Over a hundred years old, it serves dinner and lunch on Thursday, thru Sat. I adored the place. Also, a note, they charge for wifi, but in the front corner of the lobby you can pick it up from elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This hotel is well located close to shopping, as well as sightseeing, and public transportation. Our room was on the front of the hotel facing the little patisserie we favored for breakfast. With a small balcony, we had a birds eye view of activity up and down the street. Street noise was not a problem for sleeping, probably because the hotel is on a side street. Although the room was small, we had room to unpack and move around. The bath was nice size with a tub and shower, and great water pressure.

Room Tip: Some travelers found the street noise a bit much on the front rooms, but we did not.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Nouvel Hotel
Address: Santa Ana, 18-20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #219 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:3 star — Nouvel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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