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Gran Ducat Hotel
Ranked #372 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

The hotel is 5 mins from the airport bus, first street on the left beside Starbucks. Near Catalonia Plaza (metro, la ramblas, food shops, etc) The staffs were very pleasant. Check in/out was very fast. We stayed two nights. We stayed on 4th floor, room we booked was on the inner part and as per description no view which is ok (not there to stay in the room and look at the window). There is ac/heater and very good wifi connection. It has a sliding door (that can be opened) behind the curtains. Room is not that big big big but enough for two people with 4 average bags. Some tv shows can be changed to english (and again we didn't book hotel to watch tv)The room is very clean. The bed was comfortable also, we slept very well. On the first floor, there is one desktop with wifi free to use and if you need to print a few docs the reception can print for you free. We paid 56 euros per night. We will come back to this hotel. Tip: try to ask for inner rooms.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Goiânia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

That's was a very good choice! The location couldn't be better: less than one block close to Plaza Catalunya. Two metro stations very close, Starbucks on one side and many other tiny restaurants on the other. Crew very kind and helpfull!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Panama
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

What a good little hotel with the perfect location and great value for money! From the moment you arrive the staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are small but super clean and well maintained. We had the option of courtyard view or street view with a balcony which we were warned could be noisy but it was not and watching the world go by is priceless. Located in a good area half a block from Place de Cataluna which is the heart of the city and the transport hub. Many cafe's and restaurants around with endless options. I highly recommend the Gran Ducat

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Simple, clean and comfortable hotel, very polite staff; well located right next to Las Ramblas and also next to McDonald's/Starbucks and another 24 hour cafe - for a quick bite in case you are leaving early for the airport. 2 minutes walk from the airport buses - noone recommends taking a cab, as the buses are every 3 minutes and very comfortable with stacks for suitcases etc.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights with my husband and teenage son at the beginning of October 2013. As previous comments have said the location of this hotel is spot on. Slap bang in the centre and easy access to a multitude of tourist attractions . I chose this hotel because of this, but I was also aware of the negative comments made by others, so I knew what the hotel could be like.
I can only relay my experiences for people to make up their own minds on this hotel and whether to use it or not.

As I have said it is in the perfect position for tourists, easy access for Aerobus, hop on off bus, Ramblas, metro, museums, Gaudi's buildings, Gothic Quarter etc, etc. We were in room 309, it was a fair size, was very clean had comfy beds, good wifi but it urgently needed a coat of paint, the bathroom smelt very, very musty and had several broken tiles. Although it had a TV, we were told it couldn't pick up English channels but having re-tuned it ourselves we did manage to get one
English Channel!!! I know it seems a bit petty but in this day and age I would expect a 3 star hotel to provide English channels on their satellite TV when it describes it as one of their facilities. The room was next to the lift and yes we could hear it going up and down, in fact as others have said it is a noisy hotel, I think it wasn't quite as bad for us as we weren't there peek season, but I can imagine then it must be really bad. We didn't eat at the hotel so I can't comment on this. The room was well lit but then it had to be because there was no view from the windows and no light could come in either.
I would not totally dismiss this hotel to stop in because of the location, and to be honest when on holiday you only sleep there, and it was very clean and the beds were comfy. If you are armed with the facts you can make a decision that is good for you, like we did. Just be aware it can be noisy and it is not really a 3 star.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

The reception was probably on siesta when we arrived. We waited at the hotel door about 20 mins till 14:30. That was the first in my life that a hotel was closed at any time.. my room was so small that the door of the closet was not opening because of bed. It was a €95 room and that is too much for such a room. On the other hand rooms are clean and peaceful. Don't expect any luxury.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

HOTEL
- EXCELLENT LOCATION. Just opposite Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia is just a minute walk from the hotel. Got a starbucks just next to the hotel entrance which is a plus for me.
- GOOD TRANSPORT. Substantially all buses goes around the hotel. Airport buses just opposite the hotel which goes to terminal 1 and 2 every 5-10 minutes. Service starts early as well for those hotel guests that have red eye flights. The hotel is opposite to the metro as well.
- FREE wifi which is a plus.
- Small reception and small lift with digital buttons. Digital buttons not really helpful (especially if the lift is packed inside) as it is sensitive even to slightest touch.

ROOM
- Clean room and bathroom.
- Average sized room.
- Airconditioning is really good especially if it is summer.
- Dodgy bathroom ceiling. Keeps flapping every time the bathroom door is opened. Not sure if this applies to all rooms but we had this problem in our room.
- View is not good as the view we had was the window of another room opposite us.
- We have requested for an iron and an ironing board but they only gave us an iron as there were no ironing board available. Seriously???
- The room is not sound proof so door banging and people talking can be heard inside the room clearly.

STAFF
- Pleasant, helpful and friendly staff - Thank you.
- Some cleaners are noisy - Keep banging doors and their trolleys as loud as possible. This should not trouble you though if you are up by 9 AM to go around the city. Just a nuisance if you stay asleep in the hotel until late like 11AM.

OVERALL
- Average hotel. Serves its purpose. Location is great. Highly recommended if you are not so sensitive with your surroundings.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Gran Ducat Hotel
Address: Ronda Sant Pere, 15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #372 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Ducat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you want to experience the real Barcelona, the BCN Urban Hotels Gran Ducat offers you the possibility to host you next to Plaza Catalunya, at the center of Barcelona with the services of a 3 star hotel. The perfect place for tourism in Barcelona. Modern, comfortable and with a dinamic design, the BCN Urban Hotels Gran Ducat is versatil and offers you the possibility to enjoy all type of details such as the breakfast terrace, free WiFi, parking $... ... more   less 
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