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Review of Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya

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Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya
Ranked #93 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

I was very skeptical about this hotel. Due to both bad & good reviews. I'm so glad I chose this hotel; talk about close to transportation and shopping area! Museum is in walking distance I couldn't ask for anything more room size was great. Personal was awesome... Gracias Andrea!!!

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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  • Value
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay here and would stay again. The staff were very helpful and friendly on check-in. On entering our standard room, it appeared that it may not have been cleaned properly, as there were odds and ends left behind by the previous occupant. We went straight back to reception, where the staff apologised profusely and moved us to another room without fuss. In fact, they upgraded us to a bigger room on a higher floor, so we were more than happy.

Rooms are quite spacious by European standards and contain all the essentials - fridge/minibar, safe, hair dryer, plenty of power outlets. The only criticism I would make is that they're a bit tired me could do with a makeover. They're perfectly clean and comfortable though, so not a big deal.

The location of the hotel is quite near the Montjuic area, with its palacio/museum, cable car and fort, but away from the main tourist areas (the Gaudi buildings, the Barrio Gotico etc). This wasn't a problem...the metro station just across the road made it very easy to get to any part of Barcelona in a very short time. And Barcelona Sants is also across the road, which made it simple for us to get to our Renfe train when we left. The neighbourhood felt very safe - unlike the tourist traps where spruikers, scammers and sellers of knock-off goods abound. We found plenty of grocery stores, pharmacies and local eateries that served us well.

Overall, it was a good experience, good value and we would stay again.

Room Tip: Higher floors are quieter but cost a little extra.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

great hotel and facilities really comfortable bed and pillows friendly helpful staff very close to metro excellent shower and always very clean central for lots of eating places and great for all travel around the city would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to anyone that was visiting Barcelona

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We booked a superior room with a panoramic view, but on entering the room, couldn't help but feel a little disappointed for what we paid.
The rooms were clean, smart and nicely presented, but it was just a little small for what was expected.
We decided to speak to reception, to see if it was a superior, as felt more like a standard size room.
Reception advised this was the smallest superior room they had, as the other were full, but offered to upgrade us to a junior suite.
The junior suite was amazing! The bed is extra large, you have a sofa and television area, as well as a table and chairs to sit and look at the view.
The bathroom was even more grand, with double sink, bath and separate shower, which was a full power shower!
To say I was happy was an understatement :) I only wish they were pro-active and done this on arrival, as they knew we had a smaller room and that there were better rooms available.
That is my only quibble with them, other then that the staff are so kind, we realized we forgot adapter plugs, and they offered to lend us one. ALso we would buy a bottle of wine to drink in our room, and having no corkscrew in the room, the restaurant were happy to help, providing an ice bucket as well.
The breakfast is in the restaurant on the top floor, and the views are even better then from the room, I took pictures but they really don't do it justice!
There's lots of choice for breakfast, and all great quality.

TIPS:
The hotel is located right outside Sants train station (take the train from the airport as its so easy!)
The metro is across the road (don't listen to google map for any directions, as was useless for us, the hotel will provide a map just use the old school method).
The closest metro is Sants Estacio, and to get to La Rambla, take the L3 line to Liceu. This will bring you out right on it!
On La Rambla, if you go down the road in between McDonalds & KFC, on the right there will be a square, the restaurants here are the best...dont eat on La Rambla!

For train cards, a T-10 is 10,30 euros and lets you on the metro, bus or tram for 10 separate journeys, and can be used over different days until you run out.
A Barcelona card is 15 euros per day, which gives you unlimited use, but this ends at the end of each day.
We found the T-10 card the cheapest, and you can also share this with a person your travelling with, if you know you will only use half or under. Just scan it through and pass it back.
Both cards can be used for the train from the airport to the hotel.

Last tip, the zoo is amazing! its pretty big, so would take most of the day, and is set in a beautiful park where there is a mini lake that you can take a row boat out on.
Both a must do :)
Hope this helps

  • 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
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I booked this hotel mainly because of the convenience of location needed for the train station to travel to the motogp and also it was my partners 50th birthday whilst we were there so treated him to a more delux hotel to what we'd normally stay in.
All the staff were extremly helpful as our spanish is pretty nonexistent to say the least. The room was clean comfortable I also agree with another review that the pillows were so comfortable our room was on 21st floor and had amazing views of the city. The shower in the bathroom was very powerful the bathroom in general was great. The breakfast had an array of choices and the service brilliant.
Location wise it is superb for catching the trains and metro, buses seemed to run frequently although we just stuck to the metro and train.
Overall our 7night stay here was perfect for us and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at the hotel from 14/6 to 18/6, from the moment we walked into the reception area we were impressed with the cleanliness of the lobby and the efficiency and friendliness of the reception staff. We made use of the room upgrade facility and for €13.20 per night we were upgraded to a room on the 17th floor, with a view we could never have bettered, a corner room with full windows on 2 sides so we had a 180 degree view - truly awesome and highly recommended

Room Tip: Corner room on a higher floor are excellent for fantastic views of Barcelona
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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
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

My partner and I Travelled to the above hotel with 4 friends, to use as a base to travel out into the city site seeing and also to go to Circuite De Catalunya to watch the MotoGP.

We flew into El Prat and bought T10 tickets from the machine at the railway station to use for the weekend. If you are buying this make sure you buy it with the correct zones on it as another traveller had said we needed it with 2 zones as we were using this to get to the race at Montmelo. This doubled the price from 10 to 20Euros and I was a bit annoyed at that, HOWEVER when we arrived at the track on the Sunday we spoke to a couple that only had a 1 zone ticket each and both got fined 50Euro. Lesson learned :(

Anyway, the hotel is 150 meters away from most things and is right beside the main railway station. 25 minutes takes you there from the airport and a walk across the carpark has you at the hotels front door, a 150 meter walk has you at the Metro station and this allows you access to the whole of the city.

For the price of the breakfast you can buy two at a cafe on the opposite side of the front of the railway station, so I can't comment on what the breakfast was like at the hotel. The staff were profesional and friendly at all times and the rooms are clean, modern, very comfortable and air conditioned, they have large deep baths and a super shower, two basins and shaving mirror. Both couples we were with wanted the pillows to take home as they felt so good.

Not only would we recommend the hotel but we will be back again next year.

Room Tip: Higher the floor, better the view
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya
Address: Avda de Roma 2-4, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#31 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#34 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#52 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#69 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya 4.5*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The superior 4* Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, a reference point for comfort in the "Ciudad Condal", is specially focussed on providing the utmost comfort, tranquillity and well-being for you for each moment of your stay. Accommodation in rooms that are at least 39 m2, breakfast at the highest panoramic restaurant in Barcelona, and just 1 stop from the historic quarter. Discover top comfort class at the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, which becomes your gateway to a city full of leisure, business, cultural and sporting opportunities. The Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya has 272 rooms ranging from 39 m2 to 75 m2, the largest in their category in Barcelona, with the city at your feet. Thanks to the natural light coming in through their large windows, and the warm colours of their decoration, you can enjoy a comfortable stay culminating in a renewing rest with the best views of the city. Large beds, spacious bathrooms with separate bath and shower, free WiFi connection in the bedrooms and all the amenities to ensure that you want for nothing throughout your stay. ... more   less 
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