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.

“Expected Better”
Review of Hotel Gaudi

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 12 more sites!
Hotel Gaudi
Ranked #164 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Expected Better”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Having read other reviews I expected better from The Hotel Gaudi. Don't get me wrong, the location is faultess, the room was clean and the secure car park next door (20 euro for 24 hours) was a major plus point and the staff were friendly.....so what was the problem? The room was so small you could just about fit around the double bed, it was unbearably hot in the room even with the heating turned off it was still 28 degrees. The air-con was not working and the window opened onto a small inner courtyard that provided no cooling.
The bed whilst fairly comfortable had pillows fashioned from some form of hard wood so sleep was difficult. However what was most frustrating was the noise transferance from the hall and other guests - yes of course the hotel can not be held responsible for other peoples lack of consideration but I feel they could have done more to stop the screaming kids running up and down the hallways banging on doors in the early hours.
Couldn't wait to get away and was thankful that I was only there for one night.
I'm due to return to Barcelona this month but won't be staying here inspite of the fact that it is so well placed - I'd rather get a better nights sleep and walk a bit further to see the sights.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs and your own pillow!
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank michael_d_brown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,387 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    448
    668
    211
    33
    27
See reviews for
299
645
43
24
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (277)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, OH
Level Contributor
96 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Loved the location, right off La Rambla & across the street from Palau Guell. Room & bathroom were newly re-done and spacious. We had 4 in our room & it was set up very comfortably for us. Easy to walk to shopping, restaurants, waterfront, etc. Or to the Metro to all of the sights in Barcelona. Staff was very helpful at every turn. Breakfast was good; common computers were not working when we stopped by, but wifi was free throughout the hotel and we did not have any problems accessing wifi in our room. Highly recommend - enjoy the stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank joanColumbus_OH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Truro, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
142 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Near many of Barcelona's wonders, right, across the street from a fantastic Gaudi building, an easy 10 minute walk to the old cathedral, next to La Rambla and the gothic quarter. Easy public transport at your door you can get any where in the city in a snap. Nice well appointed rooms and a friendly, helpful staff, you can't go wrong

Room Tip: Get a room with a view its worth the little extra for a balcony.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Matheu M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Just off La Rambla in the centre this is a relatively small hotel right opposite one of the Gaudi designed palaces of Barcelona, Palau Guell. From 4th floor street rooms you have a decent sized balcony overlooking Gaudi tiled chimneys.
We didnt eat there in the small restaurant as there are so many restaurants nearby, but the bar was not over priced at all.

Excellent hotel, with good facilities and close to everything to need to be near for a break in Barcelona

Room Tip: Try to get a 4th floor street facing room with balcony
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Stravinsky1975
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

An excellent location just a few metres off the Ramblas and directly opposite the Gaudi designed Palau Guell. Good rooms and reception areas. Good breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff.

Some guidebooks will tell you this side and end of the Ramblas are a bit edgy, with pickpockets and sex workers in evidence, but I saw no sign of either. Maybe I was lucky, or maybe things have moved on since they were written.

A definate recommend, and I will certainly use it again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Chris W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

this hotel is located in the center of Barcelona - a minute walk for La Ramblas and a few minutes walk from the port. the room was nice with a small balcony, large bathroom. it was very clean and was cleaned every day. the staff were friendly and helpful and last but not least - the price of this hotel was really good in comparison to other hotels and what you get for this price is a clean, friendly, central little hotel. we will come back for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Shahar H
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
La Rambla
Hotel Arc La Rambla
Hotel Arc La Rambla
#102 of 514 in Barcelona
2,350 reviews
La Rambla
Oriente Atiram
Oriente Atiram
#232 of 514 in Barcelona
1,534 reviews
El Raval
Hotel Espana
Hotel Espana
#100 of 514 in Barcelona
1,521 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
El Raval
NH Barcelona Ramblas
NH Barcelona Ramblas
#144 of 514 in Barcelona
1,155 reviews
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Flor Parks Hotel
Flor Parks Hotel
#224 of 514 in Barcelona
475 reviews
El Raval
Chic & Basic Ramblas
Chic & Basic Ramblas
#178 of 514 in Barcelona
1,054 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Gaudi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Gaudi

Property: Hotel Gaudi
Address: Nou de la Rambla 12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#107 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#138 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gaudi 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern hotel with comfortable accommodations, restaurant and bar; located near the Ramblas, the Gothic Square and the Cathedral. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Nozio Netplan srl, Agoda, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly, HRS and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Gaudi 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:
Gaudi Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Gaudi 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