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Great hotel with some customer service problems
We stayed at the Confortel for 3 nights in October and I would recommend it to anyone. We took the Aer Bus to Plaza Catalunya and walked with our wheelie bags and it was bit of a hike- but the metro is right there and if you like to walk- it's not bad getting anywhere in the city.
The rooms were very nice, modern and clean. Free mini bar was great.
We didn't get breakfast so I can't comment on that.
We booked through Utell that had a great rate of 95E per night + tax. Nothing else could match it at the time. Though i did here people calling directly to the hotel while i was at the desk and they seemed to be getting good rates.
Our only complaint was with the service- particularly Julian at the front desk- he was especially unhelpful. We were told to come back to check in at about 1:30 and the room we were given reeked of smoke. We complained and all he wanted to do was spray air freshener. After lying and saying there were no other rooms, another room magically appeared. He made us wait another 10 minutes for the room (though he got the call that it was ready right away). Anytime we asked him for directions, a pen, he acted rather put out. The other staff was more helpful.
The room we had faced the back- not a great view but it was very quiet which we were very happy with.
The free internet was great- however i almost wish that they charged or put a sign with a time limit. A child was on the internet playing games for over an hour while 3 people were waiting and when i asked how much longer he would be - he left and the mother started fighting with me. My buddy Julian saw the whole thing but said nothing.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Keep in mind it's a walk to most places (and i always walk) or metro ride- but worth it for the cleanliness, decor and quiet.
My husband and I came from israel and spent 5 nights in Barcelona, all at this great hotel. I asked my travel agent specificaly for this hotel after reading previous reviews and they were all right and very helpful.
The room was a bit small but very clean and so was the bathroom. To bad the towel rack and toilet paper stand were lop sided, but otherwise - clean and quiet which was perfect. The free mini bar was a great help, especialy after a long day.
Breakfast was very good and very much appreciated. Whoever traveled to europe knows what breakfasts could look like.
The internet, free of charge, came in very handy.
The location was pretty good, only a few minuites from the metro and from the Segrada Familia. Only 15 minuites from the Catalunya Square - not bad at all. Nice bars on the way there, a bakery and supermarket.
For us - a great choise. It lived up to our expectations.
Gill and John, Portsmouth, England. Our short stay in the Confortel Auditori Barcelona was one of the best breaks we have ever had. From the moment we stepped into the hotel the receptionist Suzanna could not have been more helpful or more cheerful, as were the rest of the staff. The hotel is so clean and modern. The free mini-bar was re-stocked daily with juice, cola and water which was much appreciated. Towels and bedding were always changed. The bed itself was so confortable so that after a day of sight seeing, getting into bed was a joy . It really is only a short stroll to the bus station and the metro but that said. walking to town was great, with so much to admire on the way. We cannot wait to go back and would highly recommend this wonderful hotel to anyone.
Wonderful affordable hotel
stayed in the confortel auditori in barcelona for a week at the beginig of august. it was beautifully decorated the room we had was spacious with a plasma screen satelite tv, safe in the room and free minibar. the hotel had free internet access in the lobby a gym and restraunt, there was a sunbathing area on the roof and a pool. close to the metro station and 15min walk to barcelona zoo and museums. only thing was eating in the hotel was very expensive but barceona is full of cheap places to eat so not that big a deal.
would definately stay again was great value for money!
Great hotel, great location, great facilities. This place has a lot going for it. It's a superior 3 star awaiting 4 star classification, so get it while it's hot! We based ourselves here for a week on our first ever visit to Barcelona, and this hotel was nothing short of perfect. Stylish and comfortable - we thought there was a mistake with the price, but seemingly it's always very, very reasonably priced. It's located in a very good area, between the Sagrada Familia and the Place De Catalunya and it's a 2 minute walk from 2 Metro stations (on different lines) and the overland train too. It's also right next door to a major bus and coach station, yet is very quiet and private. A short hop to the beach and surrounded by bars, restaurants, supermarkets and even a bakery next door which is ideal for grabbing a pastry whilst you ponder what to do with your day upon emerging from the hotel. I'd recommend it for business or pleasure - a real gem.
Top notch and highly recommended by us!
Fantastic Hotel - Great Location & Great Stay
Fantastic Hotel - free mini-bar on arrival was a welcome addition, and was continually stocked up with water and fruit juices throughout the week. Another fridge in the shared lobby area on the first floor provided chilled bottles of water to guest for free.
Free wi-fi was also available, as well as two English channels on the flat screen LCD, including BBC World. The hotel is immaculately designed and planned, with a brilliant contemporary feel, although the shower does tend to spray the entire bathroom! The maid service was fantastic, we got a free shaving kit, comb, toothbrush and the usual toiletries EVERY day! They also kept the room immaculate.
We couldn't have survived without the pool to dip in, and the ability to control the air conditioning individually in each room was brilliant - last time we stayed in Barcelona we had no air conditioning and it made a massive difference.
It's literally two minutes walk from Barcelona Nord Bus Station, and the Arc de Triomf metro, which is two stops away from Catalunya on L1 at the top of La Rambla. It's handy to get to, and makes it easy to navigate the city, the area feels safe and there's also a patisserie opposite if breakfast isn't included in your tariff, and supermarket nearby if you wish to stock the mini bar up yourself!
Would definitely stay again!
A real find....
If you like quaint, twee hotels then this particular hotel in the Chain will not be for you. If you prefer your hotels to be clean, new and full of modern design character then the Auditori cerainly will be .
When we booked the Auditori, the only idea was a bland bleak looking picture on Confortels website. The interior of the hotel couldn't be any different, with Bright colourful modern design from the reception and adjoining dining area to the moderate well designed bedrooms.
The Hotel is located a 15 minute stroll from Plaza Catalunya in one direction and a 10 mon strol for Sagrada Famillar in the other, right next to Barcelonas L'auditori.
I found the staff Attentive and friendly, only happy to help recharge my phone and provide me with a free map. The breakfast was a typical catalan one, with a wide range of fuits , cerals, meat, breads, cakes and cheeses. Thankfully no full english in sight.
The room had a small complemntary mini bar with a couple of beers, cokes and fruit juices.
Along with a nice LCD type flat screen TV.
We stayed for 3 nights in mid june... and enjoyed every aspect of the hotel. Although we didn't have time to check out the pool...
I'd go back in a shot.
+ two computers next to reception which provide free internet access
+ free minibar
+ nice reception staff
- no football channel that I did not have the chance to watch Worldcup in my hotel room:-(
- breakfast buffet was average(10€+7%), as usual, bread, fruits, juice, joghurt, cold cuts, cheese, coffee, etc. It did not hit my taste as I personally like to have at least something hot for breakfast. I am not demanding that I want to have an extensive selections of hot food, I mean, at least if there was scrambled eggs would already be fine
1. if you travel to/from Girona Airport and take the barcelona bus(which is scheduled according to Ryanair flight plan) to city center, this hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the bus terminal. It is convenient when you need to take the early morning bus to Girona Airport, like 7am bus in my case
2. although the hotel is not situated right in the most favourite spots, but just 8 mins walk to metro and is just a few stations away from those spots. The location is in fact acceptable for me as I enjoy to do some walking, e.g. to Ramblas takes about 20-25 minutes
3. staff is nice but was not attentative enough. I asked to get the hook fixed in my bathroom but it was never repaired
4. the hotel has outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre, remember to bring the swim/sport suits if you want to visit them
5. some rooms are facing the streets, if you want a quiet room, do ask for a room which is not facing it, with a price of no viewfrom the window, i.e. just windows facing windows. But it was really quiet
Hideaway in barcelona
During late May my wife and I and our friends from Corby England travelled by Easy Jet to Barcelona, hopped into a taxi and within 25 minutes we we at our hotel called Confortel Auditori.
The hotel is brand new this year and mostly we really enjoyed our four night stay.
The hotel I think is more directed towards the business traveller but they, the staff, were very helpful towards us and helped make our stay very welcome.
We were bed and breakfast which was continental but really good, we all enjoyed the cold breakfast especially the frest fruit cocktail.
The rooms were bright and very modern with a free mini bar of soft drinks and a couple of beers. The TV was flat screen, the bed was excellent, the bathroom very modern and were supplied ie towels and soap etc.
They have six rooms that are wheelchair friendly and our English pals were in one and the bathroom was laid out for disabled use, wet shower room etc.
On the roof , 7th floor, is a small splash pool and some sunloungers.
Only two small items snagged us, first, we could'nt find a bar although we were told if we wanted a drink we could get it at the resturant, we just crossed the road to Bar Territori, small, inexpensive, nice people.
Secondly was the fact that the hotel could not exchange us any money with travellers cheques and we found it only available at money exchanges in the Las Ramblas district.
Otherwise a very enjoyable stay in a modern hotel very close to the Arc de Triump and the Metro is only 100 yards from Hotel.
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