Catalonia Plaza Cataluna
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCatalonia Plaza Cataluna Barcelona
Nice shopping area
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Historical Traveler Reviews Catalonia Plaza Cataluna Barcelona
Good Value In The City Centre
Spent two nights here with my wife as a treat away from the kids.
Room was spacious and quiet (at the back of the hotel) despite close proximity to Placa de Catalunya. Staff were helpful, and deal offered as a walk-in was excellent (transferred from other, poor, hotel).
If you want to be near the main sites and access points without being kept awake by partying, then this definitely fits the bill.
Have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Duques de Bergara. We had a good sized twin room with a small wrought iron balcony overlooking the main street. It was very clean, light and airy.
We found the staff were very helpful and professional.
The hotel is in a quiet street about 100m from Catalunya Square and adjacent to a metro station. It is very well placed for both sightseeing and shopping.
We will be visiting Barcelona again and will definitely stay at this hotel..
A Very Poor Choice of Hotel
I returned last night from Barcelona having spent Christmas there. It was my first trip to the city and I loved it - but the experience was ruined by the hotel. It is NOT worth the money - there are much nicer hotels on the same street which cost thesame or even less.
Despite the guidebooks saying they have had a recent refurbishment, the lobby area was uninviting, the rooms dark and noisy and the breakfasts were the worst I have had in a long while - no freshly cooked eggs for example - just a tray of scrambled eggs sitting out for hours served on chipped and broken china. There was very poor lighting in the bathroom and old fashioned furniture. This is NOT the standard of a 4* hotel. Go somewhere else - this hotel does not deserve your custom.
Have just returned from spending 5 days in this hotel. We found all of the staff without exception to have been very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hotel location was excellent for both shopping and sightseeing. If we are in Barcelona again we would certainly use this hotel.
Very Disappointed in the Duques de Bergara
We stayed at The Duques de Bergara with another couple last weekend over the August Bank Holiday.
We'd booked 2 double rooms 6 months in advance, requesting a low floor as I have a phobia of lifts.
Upon arrival we were given two TOP FLOOR rooms, one of which was a TWIN room, despite receiving confirmation for 2 Double rooms
We tried to get the situation rectified, but were told the hotel was full and therefore no other rooms were available.
This totally ruined our 'Romantic weekend'
We choose this hotel, despite it being pretty expensive, because it looked beautiful and seemed to be well located.
The original part of the hotel is amazing, entrance, staircase etc, but the newer part totally characterless.
Our friends did get a double room, but it was small, and cramped with very little natural light.
There is no way of guaranteeing a room with a balcony and street view.
It seems the room you get is a very hit and miss affair.
Not good enough for a 4 star Hotel
The reddish brown marble bathrooms were spotless and ours had bidets.
However, they were very dark.
Breakfasts were good and the dining room spacious.
The location was o.k, but there were much better ones, such as The Barri Gotic area or close to the Port.
I would suggest if you are planning to visit Barcalona soon you take a look at the small 3* Hotel Nouvel in the old part of town, just off of La Ramblas, which just oozes charm and has polite and helpful staff.
For less than we paid for The Duques de Bergara you can stay in a fabulous corner suite, with balconies
We took a look around this hotel whilst we were in Barcelona and it was just fabulous.
there was 12 of us girls on a hen weekend and we had the time of our lives we fought the hotel was great very clean and the staff friendly especially the bar man he looked after us we stayed for 3 nights just wished it was longer the only down full the pool was very shady did not matter the beach is only 5 mins in a cab we went 13 august
Not worth the money
We stayed at this hotel for four nights, and was promised airconditioning. The room was small, and we could not open the windows because our room looked right into another guest's hotel room. When we complained they simply shrugged their shoulders. AFter two days of complaining they switched us to another room. It was a hassle.
Don't waste your money here
Barcelona is a fantastic city and we had a great time there! can't wait to return, however.....if you are considering this hotel I would advise you to go elsewhere. Firstly it very overpriced , considering what I paid I was expecting much more!. The food is terrible, breakfast urgh...... The staff were rude and unhelpful...... the entrance and lobby were impressive but the room small and claustrophoic. They tried to rip us off by saying we had completely emptied the minibar! - I kept a record (on provided sheet) of what we did have, a few soft drinks was all! - needless to say after big row we managed to pay what we owed and checked out before they tried to con us out of anything else!!!
The location of the hotel was great, ideally placed for Las Rambalas and the shopping district. Go on the underground to visit Sagrada Famillia, its cheap and easy. El Cortes Ingles is fantastic for shopping. You'll love Barcelona but spend your hardearned cash on another hotel, this one does not deserve it.
Have Sangria by the Pool!
A friend and I stayed at the Duques for 4 nights and loved it! We found a last minute room rate of 99 Euros then called them directly and they gave us the same rate. The staff is pleasant and helpful, not superb and the rooms were very clean and spacious. The pool is an amazing plus to this property to take a quick swim on steamy summer afternoons away from the crowds and have a very inexpensive pitcher of sangria made fresh and served poolside at your command! We loved the place for our great rate and the pool, but when we tried to extend our stay, they were full of conventioneers and quoted us a rate double what we were paying, so book in advance or call them directly and haggle for the best rate you find online through their website (Hoteles Catalonia).
Nothing special, over priced
At first we were given a very small room with an en suite facility which was positively cramped and smelly. To cure the smell an air freshner spray was used. Obviously the effect of this did not last long. The balcony door would not lock. The safe was an additional 3.80 euros per night. Our second room was larger but to get this we had to give up a street view for one of buildings and rubbish. The facade of the building is great, as is the entrance and staircase, but you do not have to stay in the otherwise plain hotel to see these features. Overall our stay was mediocre and detracted from the holiday.
Located close to the Place Catalunya it is reasonably located but there are better locations in the city.
The price seemed to be expensive in relation to the room and general decor. I found it was a little cheaper to book through a city break tour operator, Citalia in our case than book directly with the hotel.
Citalia provided a rep who sorted out our room problem, as the hotel reception staff were not very approachable or friendly, and gave very useful advise for the city
TripAdvisor Reviews Catalonia Plaza Cataluna Barcelona
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... also wandered into the city market, tasted more jamon and oysters, and ogled all the wonderful displays. Food is a bit of an obsession with the Spanish. That evening was a trip to the football to watch Barcelona FC play Eibar (where Barcelona won 3 to 1). It was exciting with the fans getting into it and baying for red cards at every slight touch. Quite a few in the crowd were from the Gastroenterologist convention in town, they appeared ...
... souvenirs. For the first time, we made our way to the end of the street and walked around the port/pier. We also saw the Christopher Columbus statute. After a while we walked back up the street and took a detour to another popular shopping area. Before long it was borderline dinnertime. We ended up by the Cathedral again where we found a restaurant. We shared a few delicious burgers. They had pico de gallo, guacamole, jalapenos, and a Chipotle sauce. ...
... We started heading east through El Born towards our dinner at Plaša Tetuan. Along the way we spotted an Argentine empanada shop, and since we were about to have dinner, and because Kristi loves empanadas, we filed that away for later in case we were back in the area. We ended up in Parc de la Ciutadella, near the Arc de Triomf, and found some people that were making giant bubbles – just what the kids needed to blow off a little steam ...
... we walked down to the waterfront with Bridget starting to trust my sense of direction after a dismal time going in the wrong direction after leaving the Gaudi Cathedral. I feel I have now sufficiently redeemed myself in having led the way without getting lost. We admired Columbus' column with many a tourist climbing upon the lion sculptures at the base of it for photos. We then walked the length of La Rambla and took in the ...
... The performer - musicians, singers and dancers, were all amazing. I was concerned because it is a tourist attraction. but you could see they all loved to perform and were so emotional in doing so. Overall it was a really great experience. After to show, I walked over to square in El Gotico and sat down for a drink of Cava. Cava is a sparkling wine that is produced in Catalonia. It is a drink that is an important part of Spanish ...