We had read various descriptions of this hotel, hinting at previous splendour, much of which, it was said, had been retained. We found odd examples of what the building must've been like in the past, but for the most part, the changes had rendered it almost like a Municiple Office. Our first impression therefore was one of disappointment. However, this soon changed as, although our room was not as we expected in terms of 'splendour', it was perfectly adequate for our needs: a comfortable bed, a good shower, with a small courtyard with table and chairs. There were no windows in our room but it was completely safe to leave the French doors onto the courtyard open during the day and night. Glowing praise for the staff who were so friendly, helpful and efficient, that we became attached to the place very quickly. There are no facilities for dining or having coffeei/drinks, although there is a communal area for making coffee (free) and the use of the computer (free). As for location, it couldn't have been better - central to both the lively parts of town and also lovely tree-lined avenues at the back of the University with lovely cafes and restaurants - lovely for breakfast, lunch or a late evening stroll, stopping off for cake and coffee. This hotel gave us everything we wanted: a very comfortable but basic room and a genuine feeling of welcome - nice and personal which one often doesn't get at a bigger hotel. Huge thanks again to the staff who made our stay so enjoyable. We definitely look forward to staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Barcelona, in the heart of the city, close to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya is located this small 15 room, "Boutique Hotel" occupying the first floor of a modernist building, Among Ciutat Vella and Eixample district, offers an excellent strategic location to visit on foot the city center and main tourist attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Center Gran Via Barcelona, Catalonia