Hotel Meson Castilla

Address: Valldoncella St, 5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
 
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      Enjoyed our stay

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      My friend and I stayed at the Meson Castilla for 3 nights in October 2003. The receptionists were polite and very friendly (thank goodness they could speak such good english!) and gave us good advice about what to avoid in order to have a safe holiday. We were particularly pleased that there was a well-managed safe-deposit area to store our valuables.

      Our room was very clean, very traditional with lovely painted furniture and headboards. The shower was a bit iffy, though, but worked. The breakfast area was light and airy, very spacious, but unfortunately it was too cold to go out onto the patio area for breakfast. We had a lovely buffet selection for breakfast each day.

      The hotel is in a great position, so near to the Ramblas and the tourist buses. I'd recommend it to all my friends.

      Great location/price

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      I had plane reservations for Barcelona to include New Years Eve, and was desperate to locate a reasonable centrally-located hotel. Ms Quinto, the manager of Meson Castilla, promptly answered my e-mail with an offer of a room, very reasonably priced, but it was their last available: nice room but the private bathroom was located across hall.

      Small inconvenience, but to have the marvelous location in Barcelona, nearby the Ramblas which is the center of all activity was worth it!

      The staff, Miriam, Amparo and Ms. Quinto, were especially helpful.

      Miriam recommended several wonderful restaurants, which were located nearby and turned out to be memorable, especially the famous 4 Gats, (Picasso's hangout). After my trip by train to Madrid, I returned for another two nights at Meson Castilla. I strongly recommend this wonderful jewel.

      Unique hotel

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      We stayed at the Meson Castille for one night In November 2003. Beautiful large room with unique handpainted headboards and furniture. Immaculately clean and thick, plush towels in the bathroom. Four guest rooms open onto a common living area, but each guest room is very private.Breakfast is hearty and is taken in the dining room which is light and airy and paneled in wood. We had a wonderful potato dish, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit and juices. In beautiful weather you can eat on the terrace.The best thing about the hotel (next to the price) is the location. Just a ten minute walk from Las Ramblas and just a stone's through from the Contemporary Art Museum. The walk to Las Ramblas is full of quaint little shops and restaurants that you may get sidetracked on your way to Las Ramblas.The staff is very helpful and willingly mark up maps to help you get to your destination. Conde Nast magazine named this hotel one of two best bargains in Barcelona. They were right!

      Good Value for money

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      We stayed at the Meson Castilla last week. Our room was excellent and the breakfast room was a delight. The decor was amazing. I would imagen in summer it is even nicer. The location of the hotel is not in the best area of Barcelona, but having said that we did not have any problems. Enjoyed our stay, it was the third time we had been to Barcelona and it was the best hotel we had stayed in.

      Glad I wasn't on my own!

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      The hotel was fine - no frills and the lift frequently (very) not working but as my friend and I are still fairly young this didn't matter too much to us. However, as mentioned in the title I found the little street off Las Ramblas which we had to go down to get back and forth to and from the hotel, and the area just outside - seedy - to say the least. Graffiti all over all the walls and people hanging around looking at you as if they wanted to slit your throat. I had mentioned to my son (7 years old) that I would take him next time (I went with a girlfriend) - that was before I had been - but now I know what it's like I wouldn't feel safe at all. It's a shame but I would choose another hotel because of this.

      Surly Receptionist Bored With It All??

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      We stayed here for three nights the first weeek of October. We had read mixed reviews but found the accommodation adequate. Highly priced we felt for the standard. Paper thin walls (we could hear next doors conversation and regular toilet visits through the night - poor guy!) Very clean bathrooms - v strange ventilation which involved opening a little window in the shower through which you could chat face - to face (yes, literally) with the person in the shower next door. APPALLING breakfast with dirty table linen. Very very noisy with building going on behind near the Uni - make sure the work finished before you stay in this area! A real block booking cheap hol sort of place

      Meson Castilla - Good value and great location

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      My wife and I loved our stay at the Meson Castilla. It's a family-run hotel with great personal service. The owner started work there as a bell-boy in 1952 and bought it in 1986. Our double room was adequate- dim but scrupulously clean, and there were several areas in the hotel with comfortable seating where you could relax. Meson Castilla is situated in a quiet street only 5 minutes walk from either Las Ramblas or Catalunya Square, both major tourist attractions. Barceloneta, the port area, is a 45 minute walk via Las Ramblas but the street entertainers and musicians en route make it seem much shorter. We found a superb seafood restaurant there called Merendero la Mar, very reasonably priced.

      The price is right!

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      This was a charming hotel with a lot of character. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. Breakfast was very basic but it was pleasant to eat outside on their patio. The location was great. Right off Las ramblas but not too noisy.

      Overall, I would recommend staying here if you want a simple, clean room in an average price range. No Frills!

      Neat little hotel, great location

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      My husband and I recently stayed at Hotel Meson Castilla during our trip around Spain. We were looking for an affordable hotel that had some character and that was in a safe, centrally-located area. We got just that. Neat hotel, great location, helpful staff. We were able to walk everywhere which we really liked. They gave us access to a safe where we could keep our valuables and access at anytime. Our room was basic but clean. We paid about 115 Euros a night for a double which I thought was a tad expensive for what we got but we had a great experience overall.

      Good spot

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      charming old hotel with lots of character. loved the balcony, where we could sit overlooking barcelona. service was great and room spacious.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Meson Castilla Barcelona

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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