Hotel Principal

Junta de Comerc 8, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Barcelona

In Spain at last

A travel blog entry by wendymoz

The rain in Spain fell mainly on the plane!
arrived in Barcelona to dull and damp, but now at 6pm lovely and sunny.
Elwyn and Steve have arrived also from Dubai. Now off to try one of the tapas bars that abound near La Rambla. More food shops than I have ever seen in one area. Exploration of this diverse city starts tomorrow.

Barcelona

A travel blog entry by sydneysmom1

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The four of us (Greg, Alex, Sydney and I) arrived in Barcelona at about 3:00. We are staying at the Hotel Principal in the "Gothic" area and just off the famous Las Ramblas. After checking in and freshening up a bit, we were off to explore. The architecture here is simply magnificent! The details on the outside of the old buildings are certainly …

Getting there....our adventure begins!

A travel blog entry by sydneysmom1

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We got off to a bit of a rocky start thanks to some weather and air traffic control delays.  It was looking like we might miss our connecting flight in Newark, but thanks to the crew (and passengers) on our United airlines flight, we made it with time to spare!  The flight attendant made an announcement asking the passengers to allow us …

Final Day in Barca! Viva Barca!

A travel blog entry by jcdanovich

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I am feeling a bit down because my final day in the city is over.....and it probably doesnt help that it is pouring outside! Well at least I got back before it started coming down so hard! Today was an unexpectedly busy day for me. While originally my plan was to go to Montserrat, I had to cancel those plans due to the inclement weather. So I figured I would stay in the city and take it easy; maybe see a museum or two. My day was a whole lot busier, but just ...

Sunny Barcelona!

A travel blog entry by kinwah

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We caught an early morning taxi to meet our Vueling flight to Barcelona and I have to say, I am impressed with the standard of the flight. The plane was very roomy for a budget airline and it has the added benefit of flying out of more convenient locations. We originally looked at Ryanair but flying out for Beauvis would require a significantly longer travel time out of Paris.

Upon arrival at El Prat Aeroport, we hopped onto the aerobus (€5ish one ...

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the El Raval area of Barcelona, is near Las Ramblas, Mercat Sant Josep, Grand Theater of the Lyceum (Gran Theatre del Liceu), and Casa Bruno Quadros.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Principal Barcelona

    Reviewed by sydneysmom1

    Nice quiet hotel just off Las Ramblas

    Reviewed Jun 28, 2013
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Spent one night here and found the hotel to be nice and clean. It is located just off Las Ramblas yet we found it to be very quiet. Rooms are a decent size and we had balconies in both rooms. Shower was excellent and staff was friendly.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Principal Barcelona

    Nice decent hotel

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    My boyfriend and I stayed from Sep 14-17. The hotel is in a good location. We asked for a new room and we got a decent basic new room, it was clean and nice, we had no problems. I found the staff friendly and helpful, they showed us exactly where to go. What I liked was the all vegetarian restaurant "Organic" accross the street since we love vegetarian food.

    Wouldn't stay again

    from

    Location was good, but I hated the hotel. I asked for room in the new section, as suggested, but the got a small, loud room that had a small window into the elevator shaft. I asked to switch the next night and the room was slightly better, but still not good. Not worth the money.

    Good Location

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    We have stayed in this hotel from September 17-23 2003. We were very fortunate as we were allocated the "new" (going to be worn out pretty soon) rooms. The new rooms are bigger than the old ones.However, the hotel is not very well maintained and very clean (3/5 only). The floors and toilet were not mopped or even vacuum every day. You will need to request for it if you are going to stay there for many days. Anyway, the whole city is very dirty and lots of flies and dog **** around. Got to be careful where you step.The best thing about the hotel is the location. The Hotel is in La Ramblas and away from the noisy crowd. Some of the hotel is along the street and can be very noisy especially during the weekend.

    Don't go

    from

    We stayed at hotel principal for one night and it was a terrible night!

    The bathroom was dirty. the airco didn't work and the hotel was quite noisy, we could hear our neighbours fight! Positive: friendly staff, in the center of Barcelona I would reccomand: Hostal opera, just around the corner: cheap, fresh and friendly

    Good base

    from

    Stayed in a new room 27th April. Good size bedroom with nice bathroom. Bar and dining area basic. Excellent quiet location just of the Ramblas. Well worth considering

    Hotel Principal

    from

    An inexpensive, clean and very nice place to stay. Easy walking to museums, restaurants, Gothic Quarter, Gaudi and the Metro. On a quiet street. Breakfast buffet, while not elegant, was filling and friendly. Ask for the "new section" or a "quiet room" as the hotel also caters to school-age tour groups.

    Well Placed. February 15/03

    from

    Well placed to tour the city with buses and metro just a few hundred yards away or within easy walking distance to a lot of attractions. The Hotel is in a side street just off the Rambla, our room was very clean, comfortable and quiet of a night, the dining room was also clean and bright and gave you a good start to the day. Couple of tips: get the bus from the airport (3.45) to the top of the Rambla then 10 mins walk, ask for a 'New Room' when you book.

    Well...

    from

    We did have a few problems: the window was small, and looked into a disused and smelly lift-shaft; it was dirty in places; our shower didn't work; the bathroom didn't have a lock. It would be unfair not to write about its positive points: the small balcony was a pleasant addition; the seating area was pleasant; and there was a nice lady on reception a couple of times.

    Clean, Central and Cheap!

    from

    This hotel is excellent value for money. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and well equipped, and rooms at the back are quiet. You can walk to Rambla, Plau Gruelle and the Gothic Quatre. Location is very convenient. There are good Japanese and organic restaurants on the same street. Also offer free internet service which was extremely useful. Highly recommended.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Principal Barcelona

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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