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“Worth Staying Outside The City” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Arrahona

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Hotel Arrahona
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Sabadell
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth Staying Outside The City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

My sister, her husband and I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and we loved it. It's a 25 minute train ride outside of Barcelona, but the ride is really easy and the train station is only about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. It's a straight shot, so you won't get lost; only about 5 blocks. The hotel is clean and you have to be buzzed in, so you feel nice and safe. Our room had 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 singles. It comes with a kitchen, but the kitchen is optional with a 40 euro deposit, that you can get back. Everything was clean; housekeeping made our beds and gave us fresh towels everyday even though we didn't request them, so that was nice. They have a washer in the bathroom also so you can do laundry, and a grocery store next door and a little restaurant on the corner with delicious and cheap food. Overall, the stay was great and we would go back. A few things to keep in mind:

1. Phone calls will cost you 24 euros!! Do not use the phone unless absolutely necessary!
2. They have 24 hr pizza service at the hotel, so if you happen to get in late and are still hungry, it's awesome.
3. The last train into Sabadell is at midnight. If you don't catch it, you will be left to find a taxi or bus back, and their taxis can be expensive.
4. Saturday nights in Sabadell, ALL the young people from Barcelona ride the train out to Sabadell and will get off at your stop (Sabadell Sud) to go to some disco they have there across from the train. If you have to take the train home from the city after 11 pm on a Saturday, you will be riding with every teenager from Barcelona. Hundreds. Literally.
5. They have WiFi available all over the hotel.
6. The hotel does offer breakfast, but it is not free and you have to sign up for it before you get there. I'm assuming it will be included in the price of your room.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank 77remys
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vaasa, Finland
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2010

No breakfast
No heated pool, well no pool at all.

On the website it says:

Amenities include:

* Valet parking
* Tv
* Safe deposit box
* Restaurant
* Mini bar
* Laundry
* Kitchen
* Internet
* Heated pool
* Handicap accessible
* Free breakfast
* Concierge
* Business center
* Air conditioned
* View

The staff refused to discuss these couple of points. The fact is tho, the advertising was and is mesleading and therefore not acceptable! Apart from the misleading information, a very nice hotel, fiendly staff and not far from the airport.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pesVaasa
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USA, China
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2009

This is a nice hotel but the location leaves much to be desired. The trains that go to and from Barcelona stop at 11:00, so if you're looking for night life on Las Ramblas, this isn't the place to stay, but if you want to want to enjoy the scenery and see how real Spaniards live and sight see during the day and be in your hotel by midnight, then I recommend this place. The rooms are clean, the staff, at least when I was there, were multilingual. I had a front desk person that was a little slow, but after her shift was over, the other employees were quick and intelligent. I was into the nightlife so I missed the train a couple of times lol, but because I stayed there, I was able to enjoy Las Ramblas as well as see the daily life of Spanish Mediterranea- more family oriented. The hotel's neighborhood residents didn't speak much English.

  • Stayed April 2006, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mirambeau77
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New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2009

nice and comfortable, friendly and helpful staff but hotel is kind of hard to find and far from la rumbla. It's about 30-45 minute train ride to the tourist attractions and museums. it's located in a residential area of barcelona and very few restaurants around the hotel....except a small chinese food restaurant across the street. There is a supermarket by the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank xmaskutee
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Haifa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2008

We stayed at the hotel during our vacation in barcelona. The hotel was very clean, quiet and comfortable. One of the downsides is its distance from the city, which we were aware of but didnt mind the 30 minutes train ride since we stayed for over a week but we feel if your stay is shorter and you want to fully enjoy barcelona you should consider a hotel in barcelona and not in sabadell. For the price we paid (82$ per night) the hotel has great returm for value. Another downside to the hotel is that the staff barely speaks english.
All things considering we had a great stay in the hotel and would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank ButterflyL0ver
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2007

I had done a lot of research on the internet regarding budget hotels in Barcelona, so this hotel was no surprise. Be aware that it is located in Sabadell, train station Sabadell Sud, which is a 30 min trip from the centre of Barcelona. The last train leaves around midnight, so don't stay here if you are wanting to experience the nightlife of Barcelona.

When we arrived at Sabadell Sud (south) station I did wonder if booking here was a good idea. The walk from the train station is past rather a lot of industrial buildings, and high rise units, but if you walk straight ahead from the train station, the hotel is about 10 mins away. Probably a good idea to print out a google map or something to find your way the first day.

The hotel itself is an old factory that was converted to apartments. It is quite nicely done, and very clean & neat. I thought since this was an apart-hotel that all rooms would have kitchens, but the basic double room is actually just a hotel room with a fridge. Our room was spacious, extremely clean, with a great bathroom and view onto some landscaped gardens. The photos on the hotel website are indicative of the property.

We felt that the hotel was quite empty, and rarely encountered other visitors in the hallways or foyer. We ate dinner in the restaurant once, and there was only one other family dining there at that time. You can get a reasonably priced set meal for dinner, which enables you to use the wireless internet free for the next 24 hours, so that is a bonus. Otherwise, wireless access is expensive.

There is a supermarket right next to the hotel which is handy. If you want to explore the local area, ask at reception and they will give you maps and info on Sabadell itself. There are a few restaurants surrounding the hotel, but for more options the 20 minute walk into the heart of Sabadell is worthwhile. There is a good atmosphere there, and a lot of dining options at very reasonable prices. It is a cute small town and interesting to spend an afternoon/evening exploring.

For us, the hotel was a great budget option as we paid AUD 70 per night (around USD 60). My only concern was making sure we got the last train home in order to avoid an expensive taxi fare. The train was cheap (around 1 Euro each way), efficient, and felt safe. Would recommend to people who don't mind the half hour train trip, and enjoy getting a good room for a good price.

  • Liked — The cleanliness and the modern design
  • Disliked — The distance from Barcelona is a bit of a drag
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
7 Thank dm99
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Telford
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2007

In March 2007, I stayed at the Arrahona Hotel in Sabadell Spain. It was my first holiday to Spain and I found the staff were very helpful and pleasant. I very much enjoyed my stay. I'd gladly stay again.

  • Liked — It's design
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank fojo81
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Additional Information about Hotel Arrahona

Property: Hotel Arrahona
Address: Ctra de Barcelona 446 | Corner. Pg. del Comerc, 08203 Sabadell, Spain (Formerly Arrahona Aparhotel)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Sabadell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Sabadell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arrahona 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Arrahona Aparhotel Hotel Sabadell
Arrahona Aparhotel Barcelona
Arrahona Aparhotel Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Arrahona Sabadell, Province Of Barcelona, Catalonia

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