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“Not very impressed. Renovation warning.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gran Hotel Barcino

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Gran Hotel Barcino
Ranked #451 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Tarragona, Spain
2 reviews
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“Not very impressed. Renovation warning.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I booked this hotel through late room dot com and was looking forward to a relaxing night's stay. However it was not to be. The room and bathroom were clean, but the toiletries were limited to a thin slice of soap and barely a squeeze of shampoo. The hotel claims the rooms are soundproofed. This is a complete fabrication because the blaring music from the shops across the road can be heard clearly, as can the revellers passing the hotel until dawn. The corridor from our 2nd floor room stank of stagnant water. Had I not been so tired, I would've demanded a better, quieter room at the back of the hotel. Also note that the front façade is being cleaned / renovated so the banging and drilling adds to the noise. Definitely not a 4 star hotel. On a positive note, the air conditioning worked and was very quiet.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed there recently with a group of friends. It claims to be a 4 star hotel but I'd put it nearer a 2 star superior. My room overlooked the front of the hotel and so I was kept up most of the night by the noise of revellers walking past the hotel. On a positive note it is perfectly located about 5 minutes from las ramblas. Plenty of decent bars and restaurants nearby. My room was clean with a decent bathroom and a small balcony. Breakfast was a self service buffet which was fairly average at best. I took to leaving the hotel and walking down to the nearby Cappuccino bar where the coffee and breakfast was good. Overall clean and convenient place just don't expect it to be 4 star. Wouldn't recommend it to friends and wouldn't stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Corning, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Worst part of this hotel is the customer service or lack of it. Getting appropriate information such as directions is very difficult. The room was adequate in size but the beds had the quality of a hostel. Told not to use the safe in the room. The breakfast is just basic. Hard boiled eggs were cold and I suspect were from the previous day.Location is good but many more options on the same street. Would recommend to stay away.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Its old, dusty, little broken here and there, it should really be renovated. It was good that there was no any cockroach, atleast we didnt see those. :) friends had broken fridgerator and staff was saying that its going to be fixed but no. also airconditioning wasnt working in their Street side rooms are really noisy, only two hours in night there is little silence. Hotel was okay but i wouldnt pay so much other time. Position is good if you want to be middle of everything..

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sarppaliini
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Weird ambience ever since we entered the hotel. Got a room up in the second floor, dark, seemed old and was filled with weird paintings. One of the beds were more or less broken...like it had a huge lump in the middle.

Great location and pretty clean though. But still creepy, heard drilling and dragging sounds in the middle night from and outside the room for no reasons.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ditatheexplorer
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

If u don't require internet this is worth considering although front rooms are noisy. Very handy for accessing old Barcelona which is jam packed with eateries. Not much jam though. Rate themselves at 4*. I may give them 3 at a stretch. Even if they had workable internet.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ecosus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stay at Barcelona was amazing. Our hotel was fine. Good price, good location and clean rooms (but little bit dark) Stuff was very nice and helpfull. There is only one thing that I don´t like. Breakfast. Poor choice of vegetable or fruit, every day the same meal.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EvaFidelitas
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Barcino

Property: Gran Hotel Barcino
Address: Jaime I , 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#214 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Barcino 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Gothic quarter, surrounded by shops, restaurants and leisure areas, Gran Hotel Barcino offers you to enjoy Barcelona with all the comforts of a 4 star hotel. Thanks to its excellent location, accessible within a few minutes walking las Ramblas, the beach, the Cathedral... Near the hotel you will find a parking fee and several public transport options to move comfortably through Barcelona. The Gran Hotel Barcino is located at C / Jaume I, 6, street giving to the famous plaza de Sant Jaume, where the Generalitat de Catalunya and the City Hall are located. Its prime location in the famous Gothic quarter, within the historic centre of Barcelona, and its proximity to the Cathedral, las Ramblas, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions, make it the perfect accommodation choice for Barcelona. The Gran Hotel Barcino, located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, offers 68 comfortable rooms, decorated in a modern and cosy style with marble floors and spacious bathrooms. All the rooms have: air conditioning and heating, telephone, TV, private bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries, safe (with charge) and Wi-Fi Internet. ... more   less 
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