from the moment you arrive, everything about this place shouts "CHEAP". a vending machine inside the front door, pay-per-minute computers in the lobby (even equipped with coin slots like a laundromat). On check in you are instantly shown a plastic wrapped promo of three breakfast formulas (coffee and pastry, 2,70e!) and a the promotional offer of a discounted tourist dinner at the restaurant up the street (you pay the hotel, they call and reserve.)
Your postage stamped sized room (at least ours was) had a cheap looking Ikea-style bed and was sparsely furnished to say the least. Best of all is the spring-loaded instant-charge mini bar in your postage stamp sized room with the admonition to not move anything or you will be charged 5e.
However, once you get past all those warning signs, this is a perfectly adequate hotel. The decoration is simple and modern but has been done to a rather high level with very good quality materials. The floors are all marble, the trim is stainless steel (even the cover for the cables for the television, which could have been white plastic were done in a custom steel cover.)
the beds were comfortable and once you closed the door on the front window the room was reasonably quiet (we were on the 1st floor facing the ramblas and so it was noisy with the window open.) That said if you can you might want to insist on a room on the back of the hotel.
all that said too, it wasn't cheap/inexpensive. We paid.... 61e for the first weekday night, 95e for the friday night, 156e total for two nights. and again, the online booking engines found no bargains. These Expedia rates could have been had by just showing up or calling.
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