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“My experience at Hotel Monegal 17 - 20 June 13”

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Hotel Medium Monegal
Ranked #458 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Barcelona
1 review
“My experience at Hotel Monegal 17 - 20 June 13”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The location of the Hotel Monegal, Barcelona was superb. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The staff overseeing the breakfast area were aloof, detached from the guests and indifferent to people eating in the restaurant. On one occasion I observed a waitress walk very close to my table containing my food carrying a stack of rubbish positioned precariously in her hands. She appeared oblivious to the proximity of the rubbish and my un-eaten breakfast.

The single room was basic and clean. The window overlooked a small enclosed court yard and faced a brick wall. I am glad that I did not need to stay in the room for long periods. I used it for sleeping, washing and showers.

I would not stay at this hotel for longer periods. It was functional for a short stay only.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Don't be fooled by the photo. Our room had no window that could be opened due to the stench that came from the back alley. The room is so small you can barely pass each other and the bathroom is so small you need to get changed outside it. It is too close to Las Ramblas and the noise is constant. The number of pedestrians make it almost impossible to cross the footpath to get into the hotel. It is also expensive form what you get. On the plus side the staff were helpfuyl. My advice is not to stay there unless you are desperate.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Roberto C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Medium Monegal, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Dear Ms Pam

many thanks for your review. We really appreciated your positive feedback about the service given by our staff.

By the other side we should ask for apologize if we did not meet your expectations. This is primarily our responsibility. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that the inconvenience you experienced are likely due to the particular location of our hotel. In the centre of Barcelona, hotel rooms are averagely smaller than in other neighborhoods and of course noise due to big crowds is remarkably higher. In this context our hotel has the same problems of our competitors since a small percentage of rooms are quite small. Notwithstanding we are glad to offer a product usually rated as good value for money: in fact, if you look at the rates of the hotels in the city centre you will find the hotel medium monegal as one of the cheapest.

Thanks again for the time you took to evaluate our hotel. Hope you may stay again in some hotel of our chain.

Best regards.
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I stayed here for two nights but on different times. Both nights were in room 412. First night was before my cruise & second night was after my cruise due to the the days of my flight.
Very basis small room & bathroom which is fine as lots to see & do in Barcelona. It was clean, tidy, good choice for breakfast also. Breakfast was self service. Great location.
Main downside was the paper thin walls so you could hear next door speaking & when people were coming & going during the night very noisey. Very hot also in the room with the wool blanket over the sheet even with the window open.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to this hotel. We stayed in room 210, great direct view to la ramblas and plaza catalunya were superb. The hotel building was old but clean and spacious for 3 adults. The bathroom was clean with a bath-up. The hotel staff was very nice, well organized, and explained everything about Barcelona tourism and warned us about pickpocket. The staff printed our sagrada familia online - tickets with no charges.

Yes, because hotel location is in the hearth of hustle bustle of Barcelona, you will always near noise from street. But we don't mind, we kind enjoy it and view to plaza catalunya at night was unbeatable. Mc Donald and Burger King were next to the hotel. For shopaholic; H&m, Zara, Mango, Massimo Duty, Desigual, and Bershka, were in neighborhood. Metro was on the front door of the hotel.

We booked the hotel 5 months before, directly email to the hotel. The reservation process was easy, no cancelation fee, no deposit guarantee.

We love this hotel, and fall in love for second time. Absolutely, we will be back for third times.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

The location is just PERFECT! Right on the Ramblas by the Plaza Catalunya - the nerve center of Barcelona! Metro right next door and so an easy path to anywhere in the city. Ramblas is the place to be if you want to experience Barcelona. Now, the room itself was tiny and just about make-do. If you are in Barcelona and want to spend all your time in the hotel, this one is not for you.. But, if you want to step out and experience Barcelona and come back to the hotel just to crash - this is the best value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed in room 312, right over the front door (of the watch shop) and the hotel. Located between McDonald's and Burger King. Bring your ear plugs. The location is central, but noisy. Austere is complimentary. Bathroom is less than 4 x 8 ft. and the drains are very slow. Though, the twin beds are comfortable. CNN and CNBC are the English language channels, though the video is un-viewable.

If you stay more than one night, ask for a new soap, as the housekeepers don't provide it. If you need a hair dryer it is to be returned after each use. Seems they don't have enough to accommodate multi-night guests.

Mold in the bathroom and bug crawling around. Probably the slowest 3 person elevator on the planet.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Medium Monegal
Address: Pelai 62 | Plaza Cataluña, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #458 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Medium Monegal 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel medium monegal hotel is located in the heart of Barcelona, in Plaza Cataluña, with privileged views over the Ramblas and very close to the Gothic Quarter. A classic facade and functional interior to create an inviting environment, with rooms with very convenience and a lounge to relax in and recover your strength after a day touring the city. ... more   less 
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