Balmes Hotel

Mallorca 216, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08008, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
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Barcelona - beaches, bocadillos and beer!

A travel blog entry by redbikini

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"Tents are not allowed madam...and is that erm...." "a Trangia" I replied randomly hoping its Swedish origination might help in some way. "Yes" the Danish security lady replied..."stoves are not allowed on the flight"... How had I overlooked this? In a desperate bid to make the 15 kilos I'd off loaded the tent and stove into my hand baggage ... "Do …

Never Been to Spain, But I kinda like the music...

A travel blog entry by dixiej

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... or so. It’s actually very beautiful and I found the cabin roomy enough and the layout easy. This will be more than comfortable for our 10 day voyage.

We made our way for food, found the art gallery (oh heavens!), and the casino. (oh heavens again!) All my vices housed on board!

It was fun checking out the decks but a little too windy and chilly to walk outside. It was an impressive start to our trip. Today was a good ...

My Review of Barcelona...

A travel blog entry by tmm

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... money for shopping and be sure to leave some space in your luggage for your amazing new things. The shopping is mostly near the Placa Cantalunya area and there is a lot of it. (An excess really... I found two H&M's and two Zara's all on the same street.) And prices are reasonable. Oh, and make a stop in Oysho and buy yourself a cashmere sweatsuit. It feels like you're wearing a cloud. If you don't follow me on Facebook, I have been debating ...

Wonderful Barcelona - Gaudi day

A travel blog entry by cmdickson

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... for all the amenities for the building, laundries etc and provided ventilation through shutters for summer which are closed for winter and capture sun for heating the building. All under the most amazing arches which are sculpturally gorgeous in white. The apartment itself was stunning. All apartements were designed around a central round light shaft so that natural light floods every room from both sides. This is a functioning building today and ...

I'm addicted to talking with a lisp

A travel blog entry by adamcarly

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Me: well Barcelona is my dream! From the moment we arrived I have been in heaven. Dispute a little hick-up with accommodation. I had booked the right hotel but in the wrong month! However they were very good and got us a room anyway. So he have been lucky to have a beautiful hotel with a pool and nice beds and a real shower all the things we have been missing in hostels over the last few weeks. The night we got here we found some of our friends from work and had some tapas and sangria ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample area of Barcelona, is near Catalunya Square, Tapies Foundation (Fundacio Antoni Tapies), Casa Lleo Morera, and Cacao Sampaka.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Balmes Hotel Barcelona

    We loved Balmes Hotel

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    My husband and I stayed at the hotel Balmes in Barcelona last September. We highly recommend the hotel, the location is great (near Las Ramblas and walking distance from most attractions), the staff is very kind, the breakfast buffet is very good also. The rooms are very nice! They gave us a room in the first floor with a little own terrace. Again, I highly reccommend this hotel.

    TOP VALUE BALMES

    from

    Excellent hotel, with friendly staff and central to most attractions - please ignore the several negative rebiews on this site - I think the hotel would have good legal grounds for complaint. Andrew, Clare and Jake, Burbage, Leics

    Pool is fab

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    Location was excellent and having the pool was great. The bar was a bit scary - you wouldn't hang out there. Our room looked out on an air shaft - you couldn't see the sky so I would advise others to specify a room looking out on something - preferably the pool. Staff were fine - not too friendly though. All in all, fine for the price.

    Fine Place, Great Pool, Small Rooms, Good Deal

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    My three nights were fine. Small room, yes, and on an airshaft, but that didn't bother me as much as the pool (great extra at this price) pleased me. Very convenient location to Ramblas. And neighborhood Gay bars right around the corner.

    Nice, friendly hotel

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    I've just returned from Barcelona and thought this was a very nice hotel. The rooms we have were nice and clean, with one of them facing onto the street and one onto the little garden and swimming pool at the back. Although our contact with the staff was limited, we always found them helpful. Good location, about 5-10 minutes walk to a metro station and a great bar just down Calle De Mallorca

    Great Location

    from

    This hotel is located in the very centre of the city, and it is near a metro station. If you decide to make a reservation at this hotel you must insist on a duplex room, these rooms cost the same as all the other doubles but are far superior, they have a living area downstairs with the bedroom located on the upper level. The bar is small and expensive, and the staff are not the most helpful. I would say there are far more superior hotels in this city that would cost much the same.

    Mediocre hotel, great locatin.

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    Stayed here for two nights in June 2003. It is a very plain, mediocre hotel, but if you can't find something else in the area, it is in a great location. Poorly decorated rooms, tiny bathrooms, and expensive for the amenities. I'd shop around before I stayed here -- in fact we would not stay here again. Spend a little more and get something nicer.

    Great stay in barcelona

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    we sent a few days in the Balmes hotel in Barcelona We injoyed our stay very much. The hotel is located about 5 minutes from the Rambles and Paseig Gracia . Contrary to other reviews we found the staff to be extremely helpfull and friendly . The rooms we took were on the sixth floor facing the back , very quite , well lit . spacious . with a view to the swimming pool . our stay was during a heat wave in europe , we greatly enjoyed cooling down in the swimming pool . All in all a nice hotel well worth the money

    Muy malo

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    All around lame experience. The double room was very small. The staff were rude and unpleasant. The walls were paper thin enababling us hear every creak.

    A very medium experience

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    Halloo Everybody,this wasn´t the place we expected. We had booked a double room and what we´ve got was an extremley hot and dark room at the fifth floor (the aircondition wasn´t working) with a terrible outlook at the backside of another building. All the rooms I saw were pretty dark without a nice view. I felt most of the time that the staff wasn´t too friendly and not helpful at all. I definitely can´t recommend this hotel. There are a lot of choices better than this in Barcelona. You pay maybe 100-200 Euros more. But believeme you will not regret it to stay away from this place.C.Galli

    TripAdvisor Reviews Balmes Hotel Barcelona

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent