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“Nice room, great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona Center Hotel
Ranked #195 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice room, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights with my sister. When we first checked in to the hotel and went to our room we were quite put off by the smell of cigarettes. We turned immediately around and went back to the front desk to inquire about a non-smoking room (we weren't asked a preference initially). The clerk apologized and switched out room quickly and efficiently. The new room was very nice- better than expected. Rooms can tend to be small in Europe so I was pretty happy with the size of this one. Petite, but very comfortable. There were a few stains on the carpet and the beds were a bit too firm for my personal preference, but all in all, very nice. The air conditioning was efficient and quiet, the bathroom was modern and nicely outfitted, and the free WiFi was fast and much appreciated. There were two small closets, one on each side of the bed, which were just the right size. The window was small, which made the room a bit dark, but it wasn't a big deal. The view outside the window was of the back of neighboring apartment buildings which I didn't mind at all and made for a quiet nights sleep. The breakfast buffet was decent- not great but much better than a continental breakfast. The hours for breakfast were very accommodating. The roof terrace was fantastic with 2 large hot tubs and a bar. You could see all the way to the sea as well as to Sagrada de Familia. Really beautiful. The location of the hotel was fantastic. Close to shopping, dining, and the metro. We walked everywhere. I would recommend his hotel and I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Serah D
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel is superb! Staff are friendly, hotel is clean, jacuzzi on the roof! What more do you want? When staying there we didnt have the breakfast they provided, we walked around the corner to a little cafe called El Fornet! Highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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
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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

First the good: Excellent location and a consistently helpful and friendly staff. Unfortunately, the rest is downhill. This place is worthy of 3 stars at best in my humble opinion. Common areas are dreary and dated and disjointed and the whole vibe is 70's. Unfortunately, my room was the worst of it. A dark, smallish dungeon that induced a feeling of claustrophobia and suffocation. Opening the curtains only made matters worse, as the window faced out to another of the hotel's inside brick walls with a small inset window. This seriously sparked empathic thoughts about prisoners and the physical sensations of light deprivation. I asked to be moved to another room but was told there was no availability. This is the only place on my 5-stop Spain adventure to which I wouldn't return or recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank danaish
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sandiego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The location is great. They charged us 50 euro extra for kids however they upgraded the room. The hotel have excellent currency exchange rate much better than center. Overall the rooms are nice. Parking is expensive about 24 euros a day. The brunch 13/ euro including toddlers are expensive much easier to walk 5 minutes to café. Most café don't take AMEX. The service was good 24 hours.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed there for a couple of nights. Amazing staff, very friendly and always willing to help. Housekeeping very good and attentive. Front desk agents were really helpful with our questions. Service in restaurant friendly as well and always proper and careful in the service. However, bar was closed all the days we were there and the food choices were kind of limited. Nonetheless I am looking forward to staying there again in my next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank g89p
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed in this hotel August 15th thru 17th and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is very clean and the staff is extremely helpful. Enjoyed the jacuzzi on the top level and had a wonderful bartender who stayed open late just for us both nights. The hotel is in a very nice area and is just a short metro stride to all the nearby attractions. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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Thank English_Arnold
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Nice old-world hotel. Spacious room, smaller bathroom with only one washbasin. Thanks to the airco it was a very cool place to stay in a very hot Barcelona. The jacuzzi on the roof is lovely, the roof as a whole is a great place to sit and relax with good simple food for a nice price.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank YPhilippa
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Additional Information about Barcelona Center Hotel

Property: Barcelona Center Hotel
Address: Calle Balmes, 103-105 | Esquina Mallorca, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#104 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#105 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#132 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#149 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Center Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Barcelona Center
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