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“Smart, modern and exemplary service”
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Hotel Cram
Ranked #144 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Smart, modern and exemplary service”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Great hotel. Very modern, clean and well designed. However, most impressive, was the service. The staff are charming and speak very good english. They provided us with lots of advice and recommendations that made our short stay in Barcelona a delight. The roof terrace is great too, with a nice bar.
One criticism....the bathrooms in the rooms, you need to know your room mate well....there is not a lot of privacy.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Overall the hotel is very nice. There rooms are generally very nice in design, however could do with tidying up. Examples being holes in the ceiling, paint that has not had enough coats so it just looks like a patch of brush strokes, and toilet seats that dont actually fit the base! A surprising amount of the fixtures are installed wonky.

Most of the staff are very courteous and professional, however there is one incredibly rude member of staff by the name of Camilla.

One of the 'rules of the hotel' is that you cannot consume your own food or drink anywhere (including the rooms). If found these will be confiscated.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Barcelona
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

The coffee machine at Breakfast was not in a proper State but everything else was really excellent. Very Service oriented staff, the location is as near to the Centre that you are able to do everything by foot. Great Hotel...recommendation at all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

From the moment we arrived the staff was exceptionally helpful, the room was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. We spent time on the top level where there is a small pool and indoor/outdoor bar which was great for a few drinks and coffee while relaxing. Since we were leaving late in the day the staff stored and secured our luggage while we spent some time in the city before leaving for the airport. The location is perfectly situated.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We chose the Cram after a lot of research and we were very pleased we did. The hotel is perfectly located less than a 10 min walk from La Rambla, the main shopping area, the Gothic quarter and the Passeig de Gracia train station (the closest main line station), but this also makes it just far enough away from them to make it a more relaxing experience.
The hotel itself is very smart and the room (a standard double) was very nice, with a large walk in shower, lots of storage, a big tv and well stocked mini bar, and the staff all speak very good English.
The room was clean (as was the whole hotel), the bed big and comfy, and despite facing the main road was very quiet thanks to great windows and air con.and there were nice little touches like disposable razors and disposable toothbrushes with toothpaste in the bathroom along with the normal shower gel etc. I cant comment on the food as we ate out, and the lounge bar was closed as it was being refurbished while we were there, but there are loads of places to eat and drink nearby.

As for the city itself it is Much bigger than we thought and we were only there for 2 nights which is not enough to see much, but what we saw we liked. The city is very clean and despite its reputation for pick pockets we did not see or hear of any crime while we were there. If you are sensible with your possessions you should be fine, and there seemed to be loads of police everywhere, both on foot and in patrol cars so perhaps they are getting on top of the problem.

A tip for reducing the travel costs - use a low cost airline and fly to Reus or Girona airport then take the train to Barcelona. The trains are cheap (less than £8 one way) and run at least once an hour; our trip cost under £100 including air fair, train to and from Reus and taxi from airport to train station (we could spend more than that getting from south Wales to London and back).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Meise, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Hotel Cram is very well situated in Exiample close to Rambla De Catalunia but off the very busy places. The rooms are rather small yet tastefully decorated modern and clean. For a 4 star hotel in Barcelona the prices are very reasonable. Very nice terrace on the roof, good wine and holiday spirit loungy music.

Wifi reception in the rooms is rather poor. Works fine in the bar though.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Cram

Property: Hotel Cram
Address: Carrer D'aribau 54, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#68 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#93 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#94 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#104 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Cram 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cram is situated in the middle of the Example district of Barcelona very close to the Paseo de Gracia, Rambla de Cataluna, Plaza de Cataluna and the Ramblas.Surrounded by the cities most emblematic architecture, the hotel fits perfectly into this rich legacy. The modernist style facade dates back to 1892, and has a definite majestic elegance.The 67 rooms are planned to offer maximum comfort, they stand out warm, elegant, avant-garde aesthetic, their highly functional design and their high-tech equipment.The restaurant Angle Barcelona, 1* Michelin, is moving to Hotel Cram and will be opening its doors on June 2013, with the same philosophy and willingness to bring customers a dining experience which is sure to tantalise each one of their senses.If ABaC is the ultimate expression of Jordi Cruz' cuisine, l'Angle seeks to liven up tradition with innovative touches, high quality products and dishes altogether different from those created in the kitchens of ABaC.Attentive, warm and friendly service with common goals: to clearly convey the messages hidden in the actual recipes and define our understanding of gastronomy every day, based on memory, creativity and the best ingredients.The redesign of event and meeting rooms, whose capacities ranges from 2-70 people, placed special emphasis on enhancing light through integrated stained glass windows.The Anemos Terrace Bar, located on the 7th floor with panoramic views of Barcelona, offers a breakfast buffet from 07:00 to 11:00. It later reopens from 12.00 Am until 12.00 Pm, serving drinks, appetizers, tapas and 'informal cuisine' uninterruptedly throughout the day. The new menu offers little snapshots of the creative style of Chef Jordi Cruz. ... more   less 
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