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“A great hotel with a lovely pool on top”
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Catalonia Born
Ranked #44 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Rooms are spacious enough. Location is perfect. This Hotel is very close to both "Parc de la Ciutadella" and the "Gothic Quarter". The most exciting thing of this Hotel is its lovely pool on top of the building. What fails is that breakfast was a little bit simple.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Guest,
The team of Catalonia Born Hotel is happy to know that your stay was your total satisfaction.
We look forward to welcoming you on a trip to Barcelona!
A cordial and affectionate greeting,
Sonia Matheu
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We had two rooms at this lovely hotel four adults staying three nights. Very friendly helpful staff on reception, cleaning and bar staff. We had very quiet rooms at the back and very clean a/c worked well. Very handy for visiting all parts of Barcelona 5 mins walk to the metro, easy walk to beaches and central area and lots of places to eat. Felt very safe even walking back late. Lovely roof top terrace pool is a plunge pool. Buffet breakfast was reduced to 10 euros and we had every day we would not have paid 16 euros staff could have been friendly here seemed very miserable..

Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Sir,,
I appreciate the time you've spent to write a few lines about our hotel.
We're glad you've had a good stay and we would like to welcome you on your next visit to the city.
Yours Sincerely,
Sonia Matheu
Directora
HC BORN

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The rooms are nice and priced well, the hotel was well positioned near a metro stop, a lively Park and the Gothic quarter. The staff we always helpful and attentive. The only complaint would be the noise outside when bins were being collected at 3am, but it is in a city... If you can I would request an inward facing room (facing the courtyard).

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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear customers,
Thank you for the time you have dedicated to write these lines.
My team and I are very happy to have met your expectations and we hope to see you soon in the city and in our hotel.
My warmest greetings
Sonia Matheu
Directora
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Great location in the city center on a small quiet street (restaurant next door closed at 1, but the noise was not disturbing before that either). A lot of nice restaurants within 10-15 min walking. Good breakfast with bacon, eggs, bread, yogurt , fruit etc. The room was nice, however cleaning was not always great (forgotten towels etc) and the window in our bathroom didn't open properly. Pool on the roof top was very (!) small, so wouldn't count on spending any time there. The negatives were all minor and would still recommend this hotel due to its location, breakfast and nice modern rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Sir,
I appreciate the time you've spent to write a few lines about our hotel.
Your feedback is very imporant for us to improve day by day
We're glad you've had a good stay and we would like to welcome you on your next visit to the city.
Yours Sincerely,
Sonia Matheu
Directora
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A good clean efficient hotel reasonably close to the station and within walking distance of the heart of Barcelona. Staff were efficient and helpful and rooms excellent. Would definitely stay here again as good value.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Madam,
I appreciate the time you've spent to write a few lines about our hotel.
We're glad you've had a good stay and we would like to welcome you on your next visit to the city.
Yours Sincerely,
Sonia Matheu
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A fantastic hotel, even more central than we could have realised. We only found out how close we were to teh Arc de Triomphe the next morning when we stepped outside and found it around the corner!! The room was lovely having been newly refurbished when we were there earlier this year (2014) and the rooftop pool was a sight to see, even if it was too cold to use in January. We didn't eat in the hotel so cannot comment on that but the variety of food all around the area, including directly across the street make it easy to find somewhere - choosing is the difficult bit! (there will be further reviews of the best ones we found later). As for teh attractions you are practically next to some of them, zoo and triumphal; arch, literally moments walk away - barely minutes. As were some great tapas bars and small daytime cafes. Whilst not in teh middle of town you are close and I woudl reccomend the use of the open top tour buses as a way of getting round. Reasonably cheap and the usual easy hop on, hop off style, taxis are good and work well but could be expensive if that was your preferred mode of transport. Highly recommended for location, cleanliness and politeness of the staff ( a very valued point for me) and I would definitely recommend and consider for use again myself.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Sir,
I appreciate the time you have spent to write a few lines about our hotel.
W are glad you have had a good stay and we would like to welcome you on your next visit to the city.
Yours Sincerely,
Sonia Matheu
Directora
HC BORN

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Prior to departing on a Mediterranean cruise we spent 4 days (3 nights) in Barcelona at the Catalonia Born Hotel. While researching where to stay in Barcelona I found the hotel prices to be quite high. While the Catalonia Born was not cheap, I felt it offered good value. We had never been to Barcelona before so selecting what part of the city we wanted to be in was a bit dicey. The big plus to the Catalonia Born was its location; a block up the street was a beautiful park, actually two parks. We found that the center of Barcelona was easy to walk around. It took us about 30 minutes to leisurely walk from the hotel to the Sagrada Familia. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful, particularly in making recommendations and providing directions. The breakfast was excellent (10 euro each) and there was plenty of room in the dining room downstairs. The room was of decent size with a small balcony overlooking the street in front of the hotel. There was a small pool on the rooftop terrace (but we did not use it). There was also a small bar area on the entry level and they also provided Wi-Fi. All-in-all it was a very positive experience for us and we would definitely stay there again when we return to Barcelona.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear Sirs,
I appreciate the time you've spent to write a few lines about our hotel.
We're glad you've had a good stay and we would like to welcome you on your next visit to the city.
Yours Sincerely,
Sonia Matheu
Directora
HC BORN

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Address: Rec Comtal 16-18, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Catalonia Princesa Hotel )
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera , Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#40 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#160 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#178 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £76 - £202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Born 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalonia Princesa is located in a magnificent building typical of the architecture of Barcelona's gothic quarter. Near the Arco de Triunfo and the Ciudadela Park, it is situated in the historic and commercial centre of Barcelona, only a few minutes away from Plaza Catalunya. Our clients have a range of facilities at their disposal, including a bar/cafeteria, a traditional Mediterranean restaurant and a conference room. There is a public car park next to the hotel. ... more   less 
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