Hotel Principal

Address: Junta de Comerc 8, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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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.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Principal Barcelona

    Nice decent hotel


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.



    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!


    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

    Travel Blogs from Barcelona

    Summary days 48- 54 exploration week

    A travel blog entry by luharris on May 11, 2015

    So this week I have decided to be all about Alfred and finding him cool places to hang out and meet kids so we have done a bit of exploring Monday. Finally a good night sleep, Alfred slept from 11pm until 7:30!!! Perfect even though I had lots of sleep I was still super tired so planing to stay local today, Alfred and I went on a mission to find food markets and do some food shopping. We then spent the afternoon doing the washing an playing ...

    Adventure Continues

    A travel blog entry by agourapolo on Jul 16, 2014

    2 comments, 12 photos

    ... from 1929 World's Fair and the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. Even got to go inside and take a look. Not nearly as monstrous as the LA Coliseum but still a site. We were told about how the torch was light by an arrow shot from the field by a gentleman in a wheelchair. after that we saw the place that was built for the 1929 World Fair. Then ...


    A travel blog entry by lauraandmikey on May 23, 2014

    2 comments, 61 photos

    ... city with fantastic cuisine, and great markets! We didn’t really take advantage of its happening nightlife scene this time around either, but we have heard it’s another highlight, so hopefully we will be back one day to experience that as well. Maybe we’ll wait until La Sagrada Familia has been completed ;)

    Photos to follow later, as it is showing 2 hours ++ to transfer from camera! I think we need to move some across to portable hard drive and delete!! Or stop taking so many photos!

    Final day; Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by larissajcroom on Aug 31, 2013

    1 comment, 53 photos

    ... br> future wife (I think that was her name). I was caught out on exiting so found
    myself offering kisses (a cheek touch with kissing sound) and congratulations
    to a man wearing a large affro wig. We also managed to receive two rounds of
    free shots; one for moving tables as a request for staff as they accommodated
    more people, the other we have no idea why.

    The decision was made to go dancing and
    that the best discos (clubs) ...


    A travel blog entry by eyork on Jun 23, 2013

    8 photos

    ... and Bec for some drinks before dinner. We went down to the foreshore for some paella and sangria, before walking through the beach that was covered in people partying! It is some festival at the moment, tomorrow is a public holiday, and everyone sets off fire works and throws fire crackers. It explains the noise that we've had to put up with the past few nights! We were all on edge making sure no crackers went off under our feet! The Spanish are ...

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