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“Good Location”
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La Ciudadela
Ranked #256 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We spent 5 days in this nice hotel, very close to the metro, to the bus, to the parks and to the beach. Room was still clean and staff very kind. Staff in restaurant was very kind but with poor English. Food was very tasty with normal prices.If you would like discover culture and life in Barcelona, this is the best place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

The hotel is situated near ciudadela park and very close to the city center.
We had a room opposite the park.
However there is a lot of noise not from the street but from the apartments above which is a problem. Breakfast is not included in the price .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Canberra, Australia
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497 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

and was just as good if not better than the first time. We love this little hotel and have recommended it to friends who also feel the same way. From the welcome at reception and all the help given by Bibiana, to our smiling big waiter Carlos (photo attached) all was good. The hotel has a large inside restaurant and bar as well as seating around the hotel under cover, and also a large area covered with umbrellas (this was new and really good), The food is excellent and we found that after a day sightseeing or just walking around there was no need to dine anywhere else. From the tapas to the upmarket dining in the restaurant could not complain. The lobster stew is a must! We had a large corner room with a view of both parks which was lovely. We did book very early to get this room and weren't disappointed. Everything was great.

Room Tip: If you want an exterior room book early. corner room we had was great.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chisinau, Moldova
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We liked the location, which was really safe and close to the Metro/train station as well as the city's most remarcable landmarks. Our room and the bathroom were clean, the A/C efficient. The restaurant downstairs could offer a rich variety of local dishes which were both delicious and at reasonable prices.

Of course, the fact that all rooms with the view of Ciutadella Park had been already booked and we only had the view of the dark and tiny inside court with no fresh air spoilt some impression. But we compensated that little inconvenience with a lot of sightseeing during our stay in Barcelona and our afterwards stay in a Costa Brava beach hotel with a seaview.)))

Room Tip: If possible, choose an exterior room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Chose this hotel for it's location and price. We arrived to a food festival just outside the hotel which was a bonus, really good atmosphere with all the locals out having a fun Sunday. The park is just opposite the hotel which is a lovely place to escape the crowds. The guy on reception was friendly, rooms very clean, bathroom had shower. Although on a busy corner the room was remarkably quiet. Breakfast in the downstairs bar was cheap and just what was needed before setting off for a day of sightseeing. We booked 2 days on the 'Turistic' bus (the blue one) which has a stop a few minutes from the hotel through the park which was very handy. We had one evening meal in the hotel, three courses for 16.95 Euro's, lovely meal and great value for Barcelona. The tube at Arc de Triomphe is a couple of minutes up the road. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

It was clean! It was cheap (the other option were hostels-no way for me)! It was very central with a metro station at 2mins! The bed was somewhat small but again we are pretty big. The breakfast at the restaurant downstairs was very cheap and ok to get a good start for a day walking and exploring. I would come again and stay in this hotel!

Room Tip: If you want a room with a window and a view choose the exterior rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I booked this hotel based on the good reviews I read on trip advisor, but our experience with the accommodation was unsatisfactory. We were given a room which was more like a boxroom which didn't even have a window! When we complained that it was unacceptable we were given a room with a window for which we had to pay extra! It was very small, the bathroom was tiny and the bed was the most uncomfortable I've ever slept in! We were most unhappy over the charge for the room when we left as the agreed price was increased, and despite arguing we had to pay. We were very unimpressed to say the least and choosing the wrong hotel spoilt our holiday. We will be fair and say it was clean and the staff polite and nice, and we were pleased with the food generally and it wasnt too expensive. I would not go back there.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Ciudadela
Address: Paseo Lluis Companys, 2 | Pujadas, 5, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#43 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#147 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — La Ciudadela 1*
Number of rooms: 13
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