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“Very nice hotel, would return here.”
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Hotel Aranea
Ranked #237 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Scotland
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel, would return here.”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Myself, my daughter and grandson stayed at this hotel from 14th - 18th October and were very impressed. The rooms although small were exceptionally clean and the twin beds very comfortable. We had booked a triple room but the one we were allocated was obviously a twin room with a 'guest type' bed which took up a fair bit of the room but we were out all day so this was not a problem. Complimentry toiletries (soap, shampoo and shower gel) were provided and replaced when required. There was also complimentary comb, toothbrush, razor and shoe cleaning sponge in the kit. I have stayed in more expensive hotels who do not provide this service. There were no tea/coffee making facilities but there was a mini bar (fridge) that we used to store soft drinks. There is also a soft drinks machine at reception. Breakfast was buffet style and plentiful. Staff were friendly and helpful. There are left luggage lockers which cost €2 and on checking out there is a local tax to pay which I think was 60 cents per person per day. We walked into Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla and it is a fair hike but also a very enjoyble walk along the side streets with all the beautiful buildings. There are various small restaurants close to the hotel, our favourite being the Anauco in Carrer de Valencia close to La Sagrada Familia. All in all this was a really enjoyable holiday and if we return to Barcelona would certainly stay at the Aranea again and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are very quiet if you don't mind looking out at a brick wall.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind experience during your stay in our hotel.

We recommend you to visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed here 8th and 9th October 2013.
Staff at reception were very friendly and spoke English well.
The rooms were spotless as was the bathroom with enough nice toiletries included if you needed them. There were a few English TV channels to watch when back in the room at night time. We had a good view onto the front street which was lovely. Plenty of places to go for something to eat and drink from small bars and cafes to restaurant's or snack bars.
We asked at reception for extra pillows as we only has one each and they were sent up to our room within ten minutes.
The breakfast's were good with plenty of choice, the only downfall was the coffee/tea machine as you had to queue to get a drink and it wasn't very good, probably due the water never being boiling only hot.
The hotel location was good for visiting the sights and landmarks or catching the hop on hop off tourist bus.
There are plenty taxis passing by when you need them but the taxi driver who dropped us of when we arrived advised us if we needed a taxi to go out and stop one yourself as if the hotel calls for one they will charge you 15 euros.
I would definitely stay here again if it were only for a few nights.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear guest,

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

Now , you can visit our official website and get our best rates for your next trip to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

Jose A Pamies. - Director Hotel Aranea -
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Just came back from Barcelona after staying at the Aranea hotel & was overall very impressed with it. We found the hotel to be very clean, in a very central location & the staff to be extremely pleasant & helpful. You can expect a short walk to the Sagrada Familia & close enough to La Rambla (walking distance, or even shorter from Girona metro). Only down side would be the room size however given the rate's charged, in all we were very pleased with our visit. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: High floor away from the lift, can be quite noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your time sharing your experience in our hotel.
We hope to see you in our hotel again.
You can visit our official website and discover the best rates and promotions.

Sincerely,
Jose A Pamies - Director Hotel Aranea.
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Situated a few blocks from Segrada Familia and near the Monumental metro station, this hotel is conveniently located for visiting the sights of Barcelona. The rooms are clean and have nice modern furnishings. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Only negative point would be that any noise from guests talking in the hallway can be heard in the rooms so if you're a light sleeper, this may disturb you. All rooms have a safety deposit box, hairdryer in the bathroom and a small fridge.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 21 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. Director Hotel Aranea.
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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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HOTELARANEA, Gerente at Hotel Aranea, responded to this review, 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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Edmonton
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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 review, 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Property: Hotel Aranea
Address: Consell de Cent, 444 | Esquina Napols, 08013 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
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Ranked #237 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aranea 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small and cozy hotel located right in the middle of Eixample, just a short walk away from Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia. The perfect place if you are visiting Barcelona for pleasure or business The Hotel Aranea has a nice restaurant specialized in Mediterranean cuisine, a business centre with internet connection, two meeting room up to 25 persons each one, TV room and solarium terrace on the top of the building. The 84 light rooms are equipped with air conditioning, full bathroom with hairdryer, TV with international channels, safe deposit box, minibar, exterior telephone line and wire less internet connection. The meeting rooms "Girona" and "Ático", are totally sound proofed. They both have natural light, audiovisual equipment and high speed internet connection. They are the perfect place for your business meetings. ... more   less 
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