Good location, 2 blocks from major tourist destinations, next to the subway line and several good restaurants.
The entrance is a door in a door, the kind you normally see in French movies. You have to ring a bell to be let in, then its up a floor (2 sets of stairs) before you get to the hotel. It's actually the 2nd floor of a multi-story building. I read that others had problems checking in and I can understand. I was let in by the housekeeper about 1:00 in the afternoon. The manager is there in the morning and late afternoon. Left my bag and headed out. Returned later and manager was there to give me a key. My room looked out over the street, but there was insulating balcony with a double pane door to block the sound. But, I could feel the rumble of the subway every now and then. Not a bad thing, sort of comforting.
Did I mention my Grandmother had to have decorated this place. It had every art deco, ceramic, dust collector, bric-a-brac every made. All of the furniture was from the distant past, but not a bad thing. It is probably romantic in a couples sort of way.
Breakfast was included in room, I opted for coffee, juice and bread. Lovely. Again, very old fashioned, took me back to yesteryear.
Wifi worked once password given, never had a problem with it.
I'd go back to hotel if ever in Barca. But, unless for business probably wouldn't go back. Loved Madrid and Pomplona, but didn't like attitude of majority of folks in Barca. Let me say staff at hotel didn't have attitudes other than what can they do to help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L´Antic Espai arises after a dream of creating in Barcelona a special space with an old world charm. we create an place in which always, we wished to enjoy a pleasant stay and where you feel like in your own house. Our services and personalized treatment will make you to remember and miss us for ever in all trips you plan. ... more less
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- Hostal l` Antic Espai Hotel Barcelona
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