We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lovely Stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Primero Primera

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Hotel Primero Primera
Ranked #14 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
India
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed at the Primero Primera for a special occasion and didn't regret the decision one bit! We flew in from India after battling a flood like situation, we we had to literally abandon our waterlogged car and wade through waist deep water! We arrived very tired and stressed from the experience and quiet sad to have started off on a trip to celebrate a special occasion, in such a traumatic way! But it was like we arrived in an oasis! The area is just so clean and lovely, very high end residential area. The hotel itself outstanding! We were welcomed by the smell of peonies in the reception and a lovely complimentary snack bar with croissants and coffee to fuel ourselves.
Totally loved the idea of the complimentary snack bar, filled with all kinds of soft drinks, fruit, water, tea, coffee and croissants...... It felt like home! They also have a Mac desktop and a selection of books in the snack bar area.
The staff was very attentive and helpful to all our requests. They even directed us to a pizza place close by for a late lunch (La Fermata). The area is very nice and peaceful, without the commotion, tourist traffic and dirt of the centre..... Of course of you want to be in the thick of things, this might not be so convenient. We took cabs everywhere, which did prove a little expensive but figured it was just more comfortable and faster...... For eg:-€14 to Parc Guell, €18/19 to villa Olympic, €8 to Plaza Espana and €14 to the Gothic Quarter(Top of Argenteria )
The breakfast was also very nice. It was quiet compact, but not In a way where u felt there was something missing. It was just right,with a little bit of everything...cereal, fruit,beverage, pastries, bread, cheese, juice, Spanish omelet, eggs to order and good staff that would certainly make your day a good start!:)
We had two suites and totally loved them! The best part of the rooms ,I thought were the showers, they were soo good!
The only reason I have rated it very good and not excellent, is because in both our rooms there were these little white bugs we discovered on the carpet. They could be anywhere and in anything and you wouldn't have a clue. It was strange and creepy. When I called the reception they came and vaccumed both rooms immediately! But there were some still left behind, wish I had taken a picture. My Mom was totally freaked out by them. They looked like lint or just some specks in the carpets, only when u look real close do u realize they are living and moving things!
I had told them time and again that we were coming on the trip to celebrate a special occasion, my Dads 60th birthday! We stayed there on his birthday and I wish they done something a little more special for him on that day, would have made it such a memorable experience.......They put a couple of brownies in the room, but in my opinion that didn't quiet cut it.... Most hotels we have stayed in are very thoughtful about occasions, and such a special one not being duly celebrated by a appropriate token from them, a little disappointed:(.....

But however, cannot take away anything else from the hotel. Lovely hotel, helpful staff and and a peaceful stay! Would most definitely recommend :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank BRedIndia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

666 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    535
    99
    26
    6
    0
See reviews for
118
368
22
53
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (112)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

You have a choice when in Barcelona: stay in the center of things or perhaps a bit outside the hectic areas. We did both, starting with Primero Primera then heading up the coast before coming back to Barcelona to stay in the ramblas areas. Wife and I both wished we simply stayed with this wonderful gem. The extra travel time is worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TMB1999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Just got back from a wonderful extended weekend in Barcelona and we couldn't be more happy with our choice of hotel. This place is exactly how we like it. Quiet, nice design and a nice ambiance. The breakfast is lovely and they are totally underselling their gym - I'm not even sure they even mention it on the website. Anyhow, me and my husband like to work out daily and found everything we needed in their gym (although adding some more weights and replacing the treadmill wouldn't hurt).

We loved the location and walked down to the city every day. Also appreciated having some local restaurant options nearby.

We enjoyed our room with comfortable bed and a nice balcony. The garden was also a treat.

We'll be back.

Room Tip: We were very happy with our Superior Room with balcony
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nikkimae1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here for three nights at the end of a two week European vacation. The hotel is just lovely-- perfect because it is a city hotel but not huge. A little off the beaten track (not in the heart of the Ramblas or near the water) but that suited us just fine. The staff were terrific and really knew their stuff.... gave us great recommendations for dinner and helpful tips for navigating the sites.

The decor is Barcelona chic. The room was not large, but elegant and comfortable. it was great having breakfast in the hotel, and while the selection was not large it was delicious.

Would definitely return again. It was great

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dakotaroberts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Can't speak highly enough of this place.We came here on our honeymoon and they upgraded us to a much bigger room. They sent us a complimentary cake to our room. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delicious and to the point.The rooms are delightful, before this hotel I didn't know a room in a hotel in Europe could have a balcony. Excellent place!! Would definetly go there again

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank SaraRomany
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We recently spent 5 days in Barcelona staying at the Primero Primera and were really impressed.

A gorgeous boutique hotel; attractive decor, wonderful facilities, friendly helpful staff, & a peaceful location just a short 10 min metro ride from Catalunya at the top of La Rambla.

We stayed on the top floor - attic rooms a lovely change from your average hotel room.

Definitely recommend!

Room Tip: Recommend requesting an attic room - delightful!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Greg C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We are staying here now and just loving the place. The staff are very helpful, and the rooms and common areas are very nice. Breakfast is of high quality items. Location is very convenient to Metro line and a short trip into the city. Very peaceful and in a very nice district. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mca1014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
El Raval
Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona
El Born / La Ribera
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
#12 of 522 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 959 reviews
Eixample
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel
#13 of 522 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,948 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Catalonia Magdalenes
Catalonia Magdalenes
#6 of 522 in Barcelona
5.0 of 5 bubbles 276 reviews
Montjuic
Hotel Brummell
Hotel Brummell
#10 of 522 in Barcelona
5.0 of 5 bubbles 376 reviews
Eixample
El Palace Hotel
El Palace Hotel
#7 of 522 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,596 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Primero Primera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Primero Primera

Property: Hotel Primero Primera
Address: C/ Doctor Carulla 25-29, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#12 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#12 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Primero Primera 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Primero Primera has recently opened its doors in Barcelona. It is a 4* boutique hotel which offers a relaxed and quiet atmosphere and the comfort of a private home. Located in the residential area of Tres Torres-Sarria, just 10 minutes by metro from the Barcelona's city center. Its 30 spacious rooms are all exterior and carefully decorated with all sorts of details. It has a cafe with access to the terrace, a 24hrs snacks corner, free refreshments and honesty bar service, a cozy lounge with fireplace and comfortable sofas and a fitness. Outdoor swimming pool & garden. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, ACCOR, MrandMrsSmith, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Primero Primera reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona, Catalonia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing