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Hotel Aranea
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

enjoyed our stay this past few days. location was perfect for us. 5 minute walk to Sagrada Familia. Staff was excellent with directions and tips to other sites. Very close to Metro stops. easy access to La Rambla and Park Guell by Metro. safe area. away from crowds. good room, clean. nice bathroom. has breakfast buffet as part of our stay and it provided good start to each day.
would recommend.
plenty of restaurants near Sagrada and they have Burger King and KFC if you need an American fast food fix
TIP FOR METRO buy 10 trip ticket if you are staying for few days 10€

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank LARRYOTTER
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.

You can visit our official website and discover our best rates to visit us again.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies.

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We found the hotel in a nice and quiet part of the city and as other reviews have mentioned, a bit of a walk to the center. However, it's close to Sagrada Familia, pubic transportation and plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. Overall a great room, very clean and nicely presented.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your kind opinion about our hotel.
You can get our best rates visiting our official website.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

What to add to previous reviews?

Well, no worries about the hotel as such. Good-sized rooms, we had a very nice bathroom, quiet even though front-facing. Good sound insulation between rooms, though not from the corridor in. Very clean (cleaning staff to be commended). International TV channels, but only one or two for each- a choice of BBC World (with no sound), and Bloomberg for English, though got to watch a fascinating Greek version of 'deal or no deal'. Slightly disappointed at the edge of ripping-off (as mentioned by others, 2 euro just to leave luggage if you arrive before check-in, and exorbitant mini-bar prices compared to shops nearby- not to mention the breakfast price!), but otherwise no worries.

Big thing is location. It is away from the centre, in a much more residential area- so while you escape the tourist crowds and get much better prices in bars and cafés as used by locals (1 euro for beer? Yes please!), there isn't anything gourmand nearby, and the trek to and from the centre isn't ideal. Airport train drops at Passeig de Gracia, about 10-15 mins walk away, but it takes a good 20-30 mins to walk into the centre. Though you get a great idea of life in the city from this, you don't want to make this trek more than once in a single day, which meant some evenings wandering the local area trying to find food to avoid the trip back into the centre. No idea about metro as we are devotees to shank's pony.

So no problem with the hotel at all. As regards location, if you value the quieter life- local bars, bakeries, supermarkets- where you stay and are happy to trek out for the sights or an evening out, particularly on foot, this place is pretty good value. If you want to be in the midst of the tourist buzz, or you don't like to walk but also don't want to spend a fortune on transport, might not be ideal.

Fairly happy overall, certainly nothing to complain about; but would I stay here again? Probably not- there are similar places further in to the centre where you would still get this experience but shave 10-15 mins off the walk to the centre. But certainly, a reasonable hotel to stay in.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.
We take note of your experience at our hotel to evaluate and improve our services.

You can get our best rates visiting our official website.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

As soon as i arrived at the hotel aranea, i was greeted by a friendly receptionist.Then when i checked myself in my room at level 3,the room was clean and quite spacious.İt came with two single beds.Using the internet was no problem.The receptionist just gives you the wifi password,then you can use it in your room or anywhere else in the hotel.The hotel was in a good location, just 15 minutes walk from la sagrada familia and from there you can get the double decker bus tours, which can take you everywhere, which is a must when visiting barcelona. Please note that taking the taxi in barcelona is expensive. İt cost me 35 euro from the airport to the hotel. Didn`t do that again,lol. On the way back to the airport, i took the taxi to placa de catalunya which cost me 6 euros and from there i took the coach which takes you directly to the airport for another 6-7 euro.A much better option if you ask me:) Would i stay at this hotel again, in a heartbeat..

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.
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Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies.

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

They say this hotel is very close to la Sagrada Famalia Cathedral. But You have to go across the broad road from the hotel to there. and the accessibility is poor to the other sites to travel in Barcelona.

The hotel is in the middle of Monumental station and Sagrada Familia station of Metro Line L2. The distance from the either station to the hotel is not short, you have to take taxi to move your baggage with you.

The the room in the hotel is so-so. the bathroom is out of date, camparing with other hotels. Especially in my room, the inside part of the bath tube was slippery and there was dangerous steel handel on it, so that I fell down accidently and broken my ribs.

I recommand you to find and get some good hotel for you around Catalyuna Plaza where the most transportations are available.

Room Tip: You must watch slippery bath tube in the bathroom in the hotel.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013

Dear Mr whitebirch294197,

Thank you for your time sharing your opinion about our hotel.
We take note of your experience at our hotel to evaluate and improve our services.

You can get our best rates visiting our official website.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies.

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