As with all my reviews, I will be as honest as I can. I really enjoyed this hotel. My Gf and I went out for 4 days (3 nights) in Barcelona and from start to finish we had an amazing time.
I was very impressed with all aspects of Hotel Aranea. The check in time is supposed to be 3pm but we arrived at 11am and were greeted by a friendly reception who had a room ready for us. We were given detailed recommendations by them too and we signed up to the 2 day hop on bus tour (recommended also by me).
Once all the introductions were done, we headed up to our room. It was clean, a little on the small side, but a perfect base for a few days in the city. The bathroom was clean and had a nice big shower. It was comfortable.
Its location in my opinion is great. 3 minute walk to Sagrada Familia (where you can catch the Barcelona bus tour) and a 15 min walk into Pl. Catalunya (city centre square). Its all accessible with ease from the Hotel.
Every morning/evening upon return, we were greeted with a friendly hello. A nice welcoming touch.
We ate out most mornings and every evening as theres no shortage of coffee and pastry shops on the way to the city centre and restaurants down La Rambla!! However, 1 day we did have breakfast before we went out. 5 EUR for a pastry and coffee isn't bad for a hotel but you can get much more for much less on the streets but it was fine. Other than that I cant comment on the food but the restaurant was comfortable too.
For a city break base, this is a well priced hotel and ultimately I would recommend it to anyone. Its a well priced 3 star hotel. It is what it is. Thumbs well and truly up from me.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Apsis Aranea
- Apsis Aranea Barcelona
- Hotel Aranea Barcelona, Catalonia