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“A true 4 star” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catalonia Born

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Catalonia Born
Ranked #52 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A true 4 star”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Loved everything about this hotel from the staff to the rooftop pool and patio. Great neighbourhood that had lots of cafes and restaurants and was within walking distance of Ramblas. Our room wasn't street facing, but was very quiet and great for sleeping after a long day of walking and discovering the area. Would stay with the Hotel Catalonia group again for sure.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Dear Guest,
The team of Catalonia Born Hotel is happy to know that your stay was at your total satisfaction.
We look forward to welcoming you on a next trip to Barcelona!
With our Best Wishes,
Sonia Matheu
Directora
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this review, 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
Directora
HC BORN
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this review, 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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
HOTEL CATALONIA BORN
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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank o_jinx_o
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this review, 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
HC BORN
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Tortosa, Spain
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sue G
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this review, 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
Directora
HC BORN
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beardyhermit
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SoniaMatheuBarcelona, Director General at Catalonia Born, responded to this review, 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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Additional Information about Catalonia Born

Property: Catalonia Born
Address: Rec Comtal 16-18, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Catalonia Princesa Hotel )
Phone Number:
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
#46 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#160 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#178 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Catalonia Born Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Catalonia Princesa
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Catalonia Born Barcelona

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