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Barcelo Raval
Ranked #109 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“VERY cool hotel, great service, lots of amenities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights before trying a couple of nights in the ME Melia (very disappointing). For half the price, this hotel was far better in terms of service, comfort, and location! Wish I had stayed here the whole time!

GENERAL
Multilingual staff at reception (good English!); awesome view from the roof! Major landmarks are indicated with additional information. Pool is extremely small. Breakfast is GREAT, though it can get crowded. HUGE variety, definitely worth it. Lounge/restaurant/breakfast area is a fun place to hang out. Design is super cool---there's just no other way to describe it. It's definitely a "one-of-a-kind" experience.

ROOM
Probably not a good place to stay with someone you don't know very well :) The shower is "integrated" into the room with fairly transparent glass on both sides. Wonderful "waterfall" shower head, though. Cool sliding door for bathroom/closet area. Awkward sink area with no place to put soap. Very comfortable bed, cool lighting, neat electric window curtain (good blackout drapes). GREAT toiletries provided (razor, toothbrush, etc. in addition to the norm), and the Nespresso is a great touch. The room comes with STACKS of information about Barcelona, things to do, and places to eat.

The only thing that has me confused is the difference between the "Deluxe" and "Superior" rooms. I expected my Deluxe to come with a few extra touches, like slippers and bath robes, but they were noticeably absent. So, I'm not sure what "extras" I paid for.


NEIGHBORHOOD
It is in a "unique" neighborhood, but it's very convenient to Las Ramblas (10 mins walking). I would say the neighborhood is no less safe than Las Ramblas (watch those wallets and purses!) or a typical ride on the metro. Coming from the US, I find Europe to be much safer in general. Maybe more petty thefts and vagabonds, but definitely no violent crime. That said, Barcelona is probably THE world's worst city for wallet/purse snatchers. Be smart and you'll be fine.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

My husband and I traveled on our honeymoon in December 2011, and loved this hotel. The front desk staff were absolutely amazing, and recommended what ended up being our favorite restaurant in Barcelona...Ciudad Condal.

The neighborhood is odd, but only a 5-10minute walk to Las Ramblas, so the convenience was fantastic.

From our window we could see the oceam ,which was gorgeous.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

A very stylish funky hotel. Great rooftop area to start and end the day giving you a good perspective. Room small but up market and well thought out. Quiet room, comfortable bed with extra (good) pillows. Only a couple of blocks south of La Rambla. Walk at night feels safe but women on their own may feel unsafe as it is an arab part of town and because of this only local men not woman are hanging around at night.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel for a 5 night stay and whilst we were sightseeing and didn't spend a geat deal of time at te hotel itself, it was a great base for a proper tour of the City.
Just beware that breakfast times change dependant whether the weekend or weekday, a fact that we were not advised.
Funky decor, polite staff. only a five minute walk from La Ramblas.
We would go there again if we wanted to visit Barcelona.
We used our Tesco Clubcard vouchers to book the hotel too, which meant value wise, it could not be beaten.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Rooftop terrace, modern rooms and in a convenient location surrounded by cool quirky bars. Atmosphere in the bar itself was quite lively too. Loved my stay here and would definitely go back in the future.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Barcelo Raval
Address: Rambla del Raval 17-21, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#56 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#79 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#89 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#95 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): RM542 - RM1,414
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Raval 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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