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“Barcelona Luxury Without the Sticker Shock”
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Soho Hotel
Ranked #79 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 November 2012

After countless hours poring through websites and agonizing about location, price, and amenities, I finally decided on the Soho Hotel in Barcelona for our trip in the fall of last year. I won’t even bother posting pictures of the room because they wouldn’t do it justice… the hotel really does look like the pictures on the site (shocking, I know).

What I liked about this hotel was the fact that it’s relatively new, the location is convenient to practically everything in the city, the décor and amenities are clean and modern, the service is friendly, and the price tag was surprisingly affordable. I would highly recommend it to travelers with a moderate budget who want a comfortable, attractive place to stay. The metro station is just a block or two from the front door.

If you arrive in Terminal 1 of the airport, get some cash at the ATM (usually much cheaper than exchanging dollars at the kiosks). Take the Aerobus A1 to Gran-Via Urgell (about 5 Euros per person), and request a stop near the Soho Hotel, which is number 543-545. It's quick, easy, and cheap.
(Actual travel date was October 2011)

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Recepció H, Reception Staff at Soho Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay! We are pleased to hear that your time spent in the hotel was satisfactory and that you enjoyed so many aspects of the property.
We hope to see you on your next trip to Barcelona!

Kind regards!

Reception Staff

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the hotel for a few night break at the end of October. We can not fault anything with the hotel. It is not a central hotel but is only a short walk to Plaza Catalonia and La Rambla where much of the local action happens. The hotel is very modern and up to date with rooms of a fairly standard. Staff very helpful and all spoke fluent English. Some people have moaned about the bathroom having the see-through wall. There is a button near the sink to close the blinds within the glass wall making this room no different to any other bathroom. We didn't use any hotel facilities, however the pool on the roof terrace would be inviting during the summer season and the room service is not particularly over priced.

We chose not to have breakfast in the hotel. Instead we went to Bellapan, a small, very spanish cafe a few doors down from the hotel (turn left out of front door). Here we paid around 6 euros for 2 drinks and 2 filled croissants. We were warned about the amount of pick pockets around the main tourist areas but as long as you are aware and keep an eye on your belongings, you will be fine. We never saw anything to worry us. I would highly recommend the restaurant 'Taller de Tapas' on La Ramblas. Obviously a tapas restaurant, but fantastic food, good service and a reasonable price. As long as you don't mind walking, it is a nice walk down to the beach front and the marina.

We did not realise that our last day there was a public holiday and therefore all the shops and the market were closed, so just a tip to check for these days before you travel!

Overall we had a good few days in Barcelona and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights. The location is quite central to everything and easy to get to all the main sights with public transport or by walking. We liked the designer feel of the hotel which extended into the room with lighting options, and an automated blind separating the bathroom from the bedroom. The only thing I really hated was that you couldn't look out the floor to ceiling windows - they had thinly striped patterns covering them entirely for modesty reasons presumably, with the back of the hotel facing a public park and residential buildings. Absolutely loathed them, and I don't think entirely necessary given there are blinds in the room too.

Breakfast was fairly basic (e.g. two cereals, coffee out a machine, limited hot (warm!) options) but fresh and decent enough quality. Reception staff were all very friendly, the room was clean. We had a room at the back of the hotel as we were worried about the street noise at the front, and it was very quiet. We heard more noise from other guests through the room door.

Safe in the room was free to use, and minibar available (no tea-making facility). Air con in the room was one of the best I've experienced - fully functioning and very quiet.

Would happily return.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Recepció H, Reception Staff at Soho Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for this wonderful review!
We hope to see you again for another exception stay here at the Hotel Soho!

All the best,

Reception staff

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Reviewed 3 November 2012

I stayed at the Soho hotel for 6 nights and absolutely enjoyed my stay. The flight landed at 7 a.m. and we took the Aerobus and got off at the Gran Via-Urgell stop. The hotel is conveniently located as the hotel is quite close to the Aerobus stop and steps away from metro station. My friend and I were so happy that we can checked in a bit earlier as there was room available. Very helpful staff and room are spacious and clean. Walking distance from the hotel to the Plaça de Catalunya and other popular tourist attractions. Supermarket across the street is a good place to stock up some snacks and drinks.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank JessTsui
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Recepció H, reception staff at Soho Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2012

Dear Guest.

thank you so much for the great review and the shout-out to all the Staff!
We were thrilled to make your stay something different. Thank you once again for your loyalty with NN Hotels! We look forward to your future stay with us!

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 31 October 2012

We booked SOHO on the strength of the reviews and I have not stayed in any other hotels in BCN so comparisons are difficult. We had great rooms at the rear of the hotel that overlooked the "village square". The rooms by Euro standards were large. The designs of the bathroom were more form than function. They would be better to rip the baths out and just have showers.

The staff were lovely and very helpful. it is not in the thick of it but located in in a very pretty and vibrant area and we tended to eat locally at the numerous cafes and restaurants all very reasonable.

It is close to the Universitat and about a 10 min stroll to La Rambla.

All all in a very pleasant stay

Room Tip: Try and get a room at the rear of the hotel as I imagine there may be a bit of noise at the front
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed in September and we very much enjoyed our stay at Hotel Soho. Although not directly located in the main areas, it was a very short walk to Plaza Catalonia where you can choose your ultimate destination. We got the room with a terrace. The room was fantastic, very spacious for European standards, very modern, smartly furnished, and a wall of window provided a very sexy atmosphere. Although we would recommend this hotel to anyone, we could not bring ourselves to give a top rating due to the following:

1) Our room faced the rear of the hotel, with a not-so-glamorous view of beaten down apartments.
2) The glass wall of the shower/bath tub only covers half of the shower so water would spray everywhere in the bathroom. A common design of European hotels but nevertheless frustrating
3) The room key has to be returned to the front desk every time you exit and enter the hotel. Not a huge deal but I questioned their "security" system - the front desk never asked for an ID before giving us our keys!!!

In all, for the money, the hotel was clean, designed well, and would stay here again for the value.

Room Tip: If getting a terrace room, ask for a room facing the street, not the rear of the hotel
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

The hotel is nicely designed in a rather modern fashion. The personnel is very friendly and service oriented plus they speak fluent English. The hotel is 3 minute walk from metro (Urgell station) and 10 minutes from Plaza Catalunya. It is sorrounded by nice restaurants and Caffes. Another aspect worth mentioning is that it was always neat and clean. We strongly recommend!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank GazitD
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Recepció H, Guest Relations Manager at Soho Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing Soho Hotel for your stay in Barcelona.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, which I will definitely share with all the staff.

We hope to see you soon around Barcelona and Soho Hotel !!!

Kind regards,

Daniela Iglesias.

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Additional Information about Soho Hotel

Address: Gran Via 543-545, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#47 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#78 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £64 - £630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Soho Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Soho welcomes its guests with a glassed-in lobby and offers 51 rooms, outdoor terrace and pool with panoramas overlooking Barcelona, a media center with free Internet access, a breakfast-room with terrace on the ground floor, free WiFi throughout the building, and private parking facilities. ... more   less 
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