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“A good hotel - but in need of a renovation”
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Market Hotel
Ranked #288 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A good hotel - but in need of a renovation”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The hotel gives a very good first impression. The coolness when you step out from the summer heat into the dark and cooled lobby is very soothing.
The service of the hotel was remarkable, attentive and friendly.

For this stay of 2 days for a wedding we booked a superior room to have some extra comfort and space.
The room was indeed spacious as also the impressive bathroom with rain-shower and double bathtub.
But on the downside, the room felt a bit run-down due to usage through the years. Holes in the paint on the walls. Doors not closing (of the bathroom). The drawing-table was very unstable. Television had only some 5 channels which where all very blurred by static snow.
Also the cleanliness was, i would say, a bit dusty.

But location-wise a very nice hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Me and my friend booked this hotel and stayed for 5 days in a twin room. It does look impressive and buses / metro are moments away to tour around Barcelona.

Rooms are small but comfortable with air con with an awesome sunflower shower/bath.
Down side- the walls are thin so you can hear people talking or the TV on from neighbouring rooms especially if people are back late.
Also one of the days the water was turned off because of engerineering works but wasn't too much of a problem as we got up early and by the time we were back in the evening the water was turned on again.
The room was a little dusty, the air con did make a noise sometimes and the TV only had 5 channels which the only English speaking channel was the news.

Maids came to clean the room everyday and change towels around 3pm. The staff were helpful if we needed help with anything.
I would say eating out in Barcelona can end up quite pricey - I suppose 'same as London' so we decide to have breakfast at the hotel on a couple of days of our stay which was lovely. You can help yourself to all meats, eggs, cereal, bread etc as much as you like for 10 euros pp.

We also decide to have a meal at evening which needed pre booking at set times but unfortunately it was disappointing. We went for the set menu and it was average. We expected so much more considering the look of the restaurant and reviews we have read. We had to politely complain about the main course as it was just awful and it was replaced with an excuse and no apology.
The wine was cheap though!

The bar looked amazing and the bar staff was nice. It was relaxing to sit out on the side terrace apart from a homeless man sounding like he was throwing up beyond the fencing. I think it might be the guys regular spot so be aware .

We checked out easily but I was a little disappointed no one asked whether we had a nice stay or anything. Bit odd I thought.
All in all in was a pleasant stay but needs attention to certain areas.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Whilst on holiday in the South of France we booked the Market Hotel for a 2 day visit to Barcelona. The hotel is located close to the Place De Cataluna, which made it an ideal base for exploring the city. The bedrooms were tastefully furnished, and the restaurant/bar served excellent food. We found the staff extremely helpful and courteous, given our small knowledge of the Spanish language.
Overall, this was a delightful hotel to stay in, and very good value for a city hotel. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Great hotel if you still want luxury but fancy something a bit different to a standard European style hotel. Beautiful rooms, if a bit dark, very spacious and great facilities. Good location for the underground. Food in the hotel restaurant is amazing value for money, very impressed, also loved the bar and selection of drinks available. Overall had a lovely stay and would recommend. We'd definitely stay again.

Stayed October 2013
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AndilanaGrup, Gerente at Market Hotel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Charlie,
Thanks for your visit & review.
We are very happy that you have enjoyed your visit to our hotel. We always try to make guest feel as they are in a second home.We look forward to welcoming you soon again on the next trip on Barcelona. I also encourage you to visit any of our other hotels and restaurants of Andilana group
Best wishes,
Elena Nabau
General Manager
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Myself and a friend had a two night stay at the Market hotel in Barcelona and I would recommend it to anyone. On arrival we were checked in swiftly by a really helpful, friendly lady. Our room was clean, airy and comfortable. Comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. We had breakfast a the hotel which was 10€ for a lovely buffet breakfast. We also had dinner in the restaurant and both enjoyed the food, service was good too. Very close to sant antoni metro station and one block from the airport bus which took us to the airport in 20 mins for 5€. Great stay, would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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AndilanaGrup, Gerente at Market Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Sheeldav,
Thanks for your visit & review.
We are very happy that you have enjoyed your visit to our restaurant.
We look forward to welcoming you soon again on the next trip on Barcelona.
I also encourage you to visit any of our other restaurants of Andilana group
Best wishes,
Elena Nabau
Manager
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

after waiting 15 mins at the front desk seeing no one I thought the hotel had gone out of business. eventually a clerk appeared, and said I had interrupted her dinner. I almost had to laugh, this was so amazingly rude. When I gave my name, she said "yes, whatever, blah blah blah." I thought I had come into her private home and bothered her! Other than that, a very interesting quirky set up, quite load street noise, small rooms, but I liked the modern decor. Also when my work associate showed up to find me a few mins later, he had the same response, and said they had a great deal of difficulty with the name of the company who paid for it, as well as my name. It is almost as if they are making a point of being unprofessional at this, as part of some kind of Barcelona urban character.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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AndilanaGrup, Gerente at Market Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear guest,
We really appreciate your opinion and your time to give us the opportunity to improve our services. Both the Market Hotel, like all Andilana Group we are committed to maintain high standards of quality in both service and facilities
I would like to apologize in the name of my team for the inconvenience during the experience on the hotel, and comunicate that we already have take measures to fix it.
We hope for a second chance and see you soon with us in any of the restaurants & Hotels of Andilana Grup.
Yours sincerely,
Elena Nabau
Manager
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in May. Elena and her staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was good value at 10 euros. Location is away from main attractions but we walked everywhere and metro is nearby. We were given a top floor room with a terrace which was delightful, excellent shower. Dinner and service was very good and we ate in the restaurant every evening, very relaxing after a day's sightseeing. Would love to stay at the Market Hotel next time in Barcelona. Thank you Elena for a lovely time. Pauline and Ian UK

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndilanaGrup, Gerente at Market Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Pauline,
Thank you for your positive opinion about us and thank you so much for your great opinion and for considerer us a fantastic place to visit.
We are so glad to welcome you back again in any of our hotels and restaurants of Andilana Group.
Thank you,
Elena Nabau
Manager
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Property: Market Hotel
Address: Comte Borrell, 68, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval , Sant Antoni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#112 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#179 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Market Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Market Hotel & Restaurant has been open since October 2004, and although it functions normally and is working as if it were, it is not finished yet. At the moment it has 33 rooms, and at the end it will have about 80. All the rooms have full-equipped bathroom, air conditioning, central heating, cable TV, free internet access and phone, and although all they look similar, they are not all the same, and there are also different types of rooms. ... more   less 
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