Alexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton
We found this hotel from the internet and we liked the modern furnish and we had a room with a little balcony. Our room was on the 2nd floor but the windows kept out the noise,
- Service could have been better. We came in the morning and told we could check in at 2pm. When we were there at 2,30pm, we had to wait almost an hour. There was this other guest that came after us and got their room immediately. When we reminded them that we were waiting, the then proceeded to give us our room
- Internet connectivity wasn't very good. We had no access 60% of the time we wanted to
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Checked in with minimal fuss, didn't take the breakfast option at 18 Euros each! Top floor room - well laid out, good standard, clean, plenty of space, lighting could have been a little better. No noise disturbance throughout stay. Did use the bar most evenings - very generous measures! Staff on recepetion very helpful and no problems leaving our bags on the last day. All in all very comfortable and the location was ideal for exploring the city being so central and close to the tour bus routes, metro (Diagonal) and mainline railway to the airport (Passeig de Gracia). If you like a bit of comfort and security then would highly recommend.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alexandra Barcelona A DoubleTree By Hilton
Great for a short break
We had a 3 day long-weekend break in January
The bus dropped us off at the the top of Las Ramblas. It's about a 25 - 30 minute walk UPHILL with your bags(hills always get steeper when you're tired and carrying bags) . When we arrived we were knackered (It didn't look that far on the map).
Receptionist was very helpful & friendly on our first evening, we couldn't understand why the bad comments from others.... Until the following day when we met "The Librarian", she was cold as steel, wow! what a charmer.....
Breakfast was great, loads of freshly cooked dishes, cold meats etc we stuffed ourselves so didn't need to eat again till much later in the day.
Great little Tapas bars in the area which are really friendly.
Ask for a back room, we didn't hear any road noise at all, crap view though!
Very noisy hotel
We have just returned from 3 nights stay in the Alexandra Hotel. Location was great, close to all the sights we wished to visit and close to lots of good restaurants. Our rate included breakfast which was perfectly adequate - good choice of meats/cheese and fresh fruit. Staff helpful and friendly. Do not however come to this hotel expecting to sleep as not only is the hotel right on a busy road but more importantly it is completely lacking in any soundproofing whatsoever - you can hear everything in the room next door and know everytime someone in the room above or either side of you uses the bathroom and the plumbing is NOT quiet.
Spent a great four days at this hotel. When I booked it I asked for a large double room if they had one, instead of a small double room, when we got there they told us that all of the standard doubles were fully booked so would we mind having a suite at no extra cost!! It was fab - we had a beautiful room, large terrace, double sinks and to top it all off, a jacuzzi!! The staff were really friendly and helpful and the hotel was in a good location for all the sights.
I didn't find the road noisy but the lift was going all night and I heard that which did keep me awake.
Good location but noisy
Chose the Alexandra for its location (close to most of the Gaudi things but away from backpacker scene). Had hoped this would make the stay a bit quieter but hotel on busy road so traffic noise all through the night. Also allocated room next to lift (which was really noisy).
Room inself OK - clean and tidy (though single beds pushed together so no exactly my idea of a double room!!).
Never tried the food there but lounge upstairs VERY smoky.
Business like, not family orientated
The location was very good, being walking distance from just about anywhere. The surrounding area is very posh and safe, kinda like the Oxford Street of Barcelona. The room was very spacious and clean, with wooden flooring and nice furniture. BUT the matress was very hard and we woke up every morning with back pain. The bathroom was nice and big and clean.
The lobby is basic, more suited to a business environment and not very welcoming.
The hotel staff was nice apart from one lady who looks like a librarian with dark hair and glasses. She is very moody so stay away from her. We didnt have the breakfast as it was not included in the price, but there are some very nice cafes next door where you can get a decent and cheap breakfast.
We had a problem when checking out as the librarian added tax onto our bill which we had already prebooked via the internet. Make sure the price you book is the TOTAL COST of your stay including all taxes and get this in writing. We had a 30minute arguement with her because of this.
When visiting Barcelona, the italian restaurants are very nice, especially one called La Pera Nera and also La Locanda. There are really good buffet resaurants as well, especially one called Frescca and Ovni.
There is a restaurant near the hotel called Samoa which is nice but the portions are very small and that makes it expensive. They also give you complimentary bread rolls and then charge you for it, whether you eat it or not, so be aware!
Make sure you do visit La Parc Guell, it is a very scenic and romantic place.
Great location for shopping, dining and access to tourist attractions and the tourist bus service. Facilities were clean and well maintained. Expensive and not very good breakfast. Some of the staff were not very pleasant but better than the hotel staff in Madrid.
Comfortable and well located but noisy
We enjoyed our week at the Alexandra Hotel, which is very well located in the Eixample district, close to two of the main Gaudi buildings. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Placa Catalunya, the main square just above the Old Town, and not much further (in another direction) to the Sagrada Familia. There are plenty of good shops and restaurants in the immediate area.
The hotel was comfortable and our room had the usual facilities for a 4 star grade but was larger than some others we have stayed in. The breakfasts were excellent, with the best scrambled eggs I've had in a long while. We also used the restaurant twice in the evening and found the standard very good both times. Service was good at all times.
The only problem was that Barcelona is a noisy town, and although we were on the fourth floor the traffic noise made us wish we had taken earplugs. The general traffic noise was augmented by horn-honking, especially over the weekend, when the local football team were playing a big match, though thankfully not at home! However, this would have affected us the same in other hotels too.
Overall, the Alexandra Hotel was a good place to stay. It's in a safe location that is a short and convenient walk to many of the Modernist buildings and a subway station. Hotel staff were helpful. The room was clean and adequate in size. Internet access in the lobby. Many restaurants and shops nearby (avoid one called Tapas, Tapas, however, where the waitstaff is exceptionally rude to everybody). I would recommend this hotel and return on a future trip to Barcelona.
Decent, but nothing special
Location is fine but not exceptional -- a ten to fifteen minute walk from the Ramblas and the Barri Gothic. The neighborhood seems exceptionally safe, consisting of a upper-class shopping district. The staff was friendly. Despite what some tourbooks say about spacious rooms, the one we received was pretty darn small. The room itself was OK, but nothing to write home about. Noise from the street below was noticable during the evening, but got quiet at night.
Fabulous location, but---
Barcelona is a very expensive hotel city. We needed to find a hotel quickly and ended up at the Alexandra. It is located in the heart of the Eixample district which is where all of the Gaudi buildings and other Modernista architecture is located. It is a quiet, upscale location with lots of cafes with outdoor dining. The rooms were just okay, with soft mattresses and worn, and soiled carpeting. Despite this, the rooms were clean, and we slept well. The lobby is small and not fabulous. And some of the staff were not friendly or helpful. If breakfast is not part of your plan, it is very expensive, but there a lots of cafes for a nice breakfast very close to the hotel. The location could not be better for walking to sites near the Ramblas and in the Eixample. There are hotels on almost every corner of the Eixample so shop around.
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