Hotel Barcelona Catedral
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- Drycleaning onsite
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Barcelona Catedral
Today we checked out of our posh Barcelona accommodations and backtracked with our 100 pounds of luggage to the Barcelona Airport to pick up a pre-cruise Barcelona city tour. It was great. We saw the outside of Sagrada Famiglia Cathedral ( The Holy Family) and we plan to return on July 10th, to view the inside of this second most visited religious site in the world. Additionally, we saw Montjuich Hill (gorgeous), Passeig de Gravia Blvd.,the Gothic Quarter, the site of the 1992 Olympics, Casa Batlo, and the Cathedral of Barcelona. At 2 PM, we boarded Serenade of the Seas in the Royal Carribean Fleet and we set about acclimating ourselves to the ship and finally unpacking to stay put!
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Great location, ammenities, breakfast, wifi and services. Even the swuimming pool / gym area, although very basics and small was really nice for me. Highly recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Barcelona Catedral
After thorough searching and browsing among hotels reviews I choose to stay in Barcelona Catedral as I was going to Barcelona on a business trip with alot of spare time.
I was very lucky to pick up this hotel as it is perfectly located in the heart of the city. Although it is very noisy outside the moment that you enter the hotel you feel as if you have entered into a voice insulated haven.
The hotel is very well furnished and equipped, very comfortable yet very convieniently located and the stuff is very friendly.
However, if you do not need to be staying right in the city center (note that the transportation system in Barcelona is highly effecient and that Barcelona is not that big) then I would recommend staying at Sansi Pedralbes, which is as good as Catedral hotel but much cheaper.
The Perfect Location
A fantastic modern and stylish hotel, perfectly located in the heart of Barcelona. We stayed there just before Christmas and it couldn't have been better. The staff was extremely helpful, the room immaculate and very quiet, considering the location, right by the cathedral main square and five minutes walk from the Plaza de Catalunya where the airport shuttle bus drops you if you don't fancy getting a cab. We didn't try their breakfast as we like to sample food in small cafes with atmosphere.
Fantastic location, great hotel
We got this hotel at a great price with breakfast included. The pool was closed but it was a bit too cold to brave it anyway. There was a bit of a mix up about the rooms because double to them doesn't necessarily mean a double bed. Be sure to book a 'king' room if you want a double bed. Breakfast was good and you could have 3 different ones. The location couldn't have been better. The Ramblas and plaza catalunya were in easy walking distance. No need to use public transport to go out at night. Ask for the 4 cats restaurant which is close by and really good. The El gran cafe is also close by and well worth a visit. Look for the bellboy who is Peter Kays double.
Would definitely go back to this hotel.
We have just returned from a long weekend in barcelona and stayed in the barcelona catedral hotel. The hotel is in a great location just beside barcelona cathedral where there are little cafes and lots of street entertainment which was great to watch. The Hotel is very quiet the staff are friendly and helpful the rooms are spotless and modern we had clean towels and sheets everyday. On our first night there we had a problem with our air con which was just a teething prob as the hotel is so new but the staff gave us a choose of 2 rooms to move into which we did that night and when we ordered our room service breakfast the next morning we were told it was free because of the disruption that was caused the night before. I would certainly recommend this hotel for couples and families. It is also within walking distance of la rambles and other main attractions no need for taxis.
Be warned - MISREPRESENTATION OF FACILITIES
I recently stayed at the Hotel Barcelona Catedral (23rd - 26th October 2006), and spent alot of money to stay there with my girlfriend for her birthday. I specifically chose this hotel as it stated when booking that it had a swimming pool, solarium, gym and pay movies etc in the room. On arrival at the hotel i was disgusted to find that this was not the case.
The swimming pool was disgusting and being used by some builders to fill up their buckets, there was no gym equipment and no pay movies!
When complaining to the staff they seemed to find this funny, and only seemed to want to offer free breakfast as compensation. This is a poor substitute for a fraudulent description of hotel facilities i was led to believe the hotel would offer. Don't bother going here unless you also want to be ripped off. OH almost forgot, on the first night the air con packed up and we had to change rooms at 3.30am.
In the end they promised a 20% discount, which since i have left and returned to England they are saying it is up to the English agent to sort out - Liars and cowards!!
Almost forgot to tell you, the hotel is in a fantastic location though.
Nuevo hotel, recién estrenado
Estuvimos alojados en este hotel un par de días después de su inauguración. Todo es nuevo y de alta calidad, casi sin que nadie lo haya usado antes. Es muy agradable estar alojado en estas condiciones.
El hotel está super bien situado: frente la Catedral de Barcelona, a 5 minutos a pié de las Ramblas y a 5 minutos de Plaza Cataluña.
La comunicación por metro también es buena, aunque tienes que ir a las Ramblas o la Plaza Cataluña, porqué está en una zona semipeatonal. Si vas en coche (no era nuestro caso), tiene parking propio y puedes acceder a él desde Via Layetana.
En la terraza tiene una piscina, pero no estaba en funcionamiento cuando estuvimos allí.
El personal del hotel es agradable y todo el mundo está muy ilusionado y volcado a que el hotel funcione bien y a que tu estancia allí sea lo más placentera posible.
Cuando regresemos a Barcelona, sin duda nos alojaremos en el Hotel Catedral de nuevo.
Desde que abrimos el hotel, una de las sugerencias que se repetía era el hecho de que las puertas le los baños no permitían la privacidad deseada. Por este motivo, queremos informarles que DESDE HOY, se han modificado las puertas de los baños y ya no permiten la visión. Gracias por ayudarnos a mejorar. Anna Castan - Directora
New generation hotel
Coming from Paris for a three day stay, we have discovered this new hotel wich is idealy located in the center of Barcelona, no need to have a car nor take a cab as you can visit walking by.
We really loved the design of the hotel, the rooms are spacious & modern.
Room service was very professionnal & friendly as well as the staff of the other parts of the hotel.
We mostly liked the wine tasting of spanish wines as we like to discover local gastronomy.
We also enjoyed staying by the pool and terrace on the upper level!!
Next time, we look forward to attend the cooking classes!
We stayed in this hotel last Wednesday, the day the hotel was innaugurated. The hotel has a fantastic location, just 50 m from the cathedral and 1 minute walk to the shopping area.
The hotel is modern and very comfortable. The interior courtyard has a great atmosphere.
The swimming pool in the rooftop was not finished yet so we couldn't use it. it is a pitty because that day was very sunny.
If we comeback to Barcelona we will stay in this hotel again.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Barcelona Catedral
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