Royal Ramblas Hotel
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Ramblas Hotel Barcelona
Like many others I was spoilt for choice for hotels to stay at in Barcelona, we decided on the location and we could not have made a better choice. The hotel rooms were on the small side, but lovely and warm on a cold January weekend. Room service was a lot less expensive than other hotels I have stayed in and the rooms were cleaned every day. The staff were very friendly. In all could not have been happier with the choice. We were overbooked on the 1st night of out three night stay and put in the Citadanes Ramblas just opposite ( This would be an ideal if you were stopping more than a couple of days as it was equipped with microwave, dishwasher etc.)
A very nice hotel in a good location, but the room was a little small.
Has a mini bar. You can get a non-smoking floor if you want. Less than a block to the subway station. The staff was polite and spoke pretty good English. The restaurant next door was nice for breakfast, fresh squeezed OJ and croissants. Didn't try out the breakfast at the hotel, but the desk clerk whispered it was expensive and probably be better to go somewhere else.
Fabulous Location, Gaudi is Amazing
December 2003 Searching the internet and deciding which hotel to take in Barcelona is no mean task!!! After many hours on the web and checking out tripadvisor we decided to book the Hotel Royal and so glad we did.
This hotels location has got to be the BEST for seeing all the sights in Barcelona! We had read the reviews and knew the location was going to be a big factor to us, it was situatied right at the main square, and looking onto the Ramblas everyday was better than we had expected!
The hotel rooms were beautiful and the staff were great.....what more could you ask for!!!
The greatest hotel un barcelona
what a hotel !!! after looking for weeks in the web, i decieded to take hotel royal. let me tell you, it was a great decisoin. we had a room in the top floor, with big window to the ramblas (no noise at nigth, double windows), and we could see the rablas and catalunia plaza all day and night. nice breakfest, the hotel crew was very nice, and the hotel was clean and pleasant. nice rooms, but the best thing is the location. i recommend you to stay in this hotel, great vacation !!!
We could not have been happier
My son had researched all of the hotels on or near La Rambla, and chose the Royal; we were com-pletely satisfied. We had not requested breakfast to be included, and it was a good decision. Their restaurant, La Poma is next door and less expen-sive, so I had room service each morning (I like coffee when I awaken). Service was prompt, and inexpensive. In departing, we rode to the airport with a young man who said the included break-fast, was "just ok". We did have a room with a large window overlooking La Rambla, and when my son went out alone, I spent much time in watching the street performers, passersby, etc. My son felt that one week was not enough to see all that Barcelona offers, and when we return one day, we will again stay at the Royal.
La Rambla Centro
I picked this hotel because of the reviews here. The location is superb, the staff friendly. As stated, the rooms are not well sound-proofed except for the windows. You could hear quite a lot from the other rooms. I did like the buffet breakfast. On departure, the bellstaff insisted I take the cab he chose for me rather than the one passing by. After I was seated and my luggage was in the trunk, I realized that there were 3.40 euros already on the meter and the driver had just sat down. The total price to the airport was 50% higher than the trip to the hotel.
Royal by name, royal by nature
We moved to this hotel after being disappointed with the Lleo. We waled off the street in August 2003 and got a double room rate of 120E. The rooms have double glazing and so are very quite. The rooms are sufficiently large and quite well appointed. Definitely at the upper end of the four star range and at 120E really exceptional value. The staff speak English. And the hotel is brilliantly located on La Rambla.
Location! Location! Location!
I booked this hotel to be in the heart of La Rambla, and it couldn't have been better located! Also, it was also only a 2 minute walk to Placa de Catalunya, which has a metro station, bus routes, and tourist information. Basically, the location was PERFECT! Several things AGAINST the hotel were: - Room was way too hot (no air con in March!)- Walls are thin (could hear everything in the toilet next door)- No tea or coffee in the room!- No view of La Rambla from our "inner" room (even though I booked over 4 months in advance, they could not give me an outer room at check in)- No natural light in the room (obviously!)- Hotel bar was very small and didn't serve coffee after midnight (although, you are on La Rambla to get anything you want, so this is a minor point!).Other things FOR the hotel (apart from Location) were:- Staff were very friendly, polite, and helpful (and they all spoke English)- Hotel was clean and well kept- Despite the location, the hotel was very quiet if you wanted to get away from La Rambla- Wide food choice for breakfast- Mini bar was reasonably priced Overall, the hotel's facilities were only average, but because of the location, I have rated it "above average". Perhaps if I had an air conditioned room overlooking La Rambla, I might have rated it excellent? I will never know!
Royal Hotel Review
The Royal Hotel in Barcelona is a very nice hotel. It is along the lines of a Sheraton or a Marriott in the US. I would recommend it highly. It is right in the middle of las ramblas, an excellent location. Also, it is very quiet - the windows must be noise-proofed.
TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Ramblas Hotel Barcelona
Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... and brick walls. Definitely a hit with the younger crowd. The location is decent being a block away from the metro and maybe 10-15 minute walk to the beach. The only downside is that the area has fewer cafes and shops. It should serve us well for the time we'll spend in Barcelona. Tonight we took the metro to a popular street, La Rambla. We caught a bite to eat at a pizzeria and there were no complaints from the fam. The pizza (toppings) ...
... to pop into the supercor (the Barcelona version on co-op) When we got back to the apartment it was too early for dinner and too nice out to stay in so we made some sandwiches and sat up on the roof terrace for an hour. Such a nice day we could have stayed up there much longer and had a few beers but as parents that's a no go boo! Alfred is a true easter bunny today, he has cut his top two teeth so he now looks like a rabbit. Won't be letting him chew on my fingers ...
We took the bus from the site,it costs €5.10 per person each way,which dropped us in Placa Catalunya. There was a festival taking place and the first thing we noticed was the sound of explosions which was a bit of a worry till we realised what was going on.We decided that the best bet wa to take the Tourist bus,which has three routes,and ...
... road and made our way back to the metro and then to the room for a siesta.
The plan was to get up and go back to Born, find a place to eat and watch the end of the Brazil game. We went downstairs and the thunder and lightning that had been forecast had arrived. The rain was torrential, rivers running down the roads. Fortunately the metro was over the road and we had one umbrella so with a well timed dash from hotel to shop and timed to perfection for the green man we made it ...
... eat on the beach but were able to snag a spot on a bench and relax in the sun for a bit. It was definitely not bikini weather but the mediterranean sun is so warm that it was perfect to lounge in. There is the famous W hotel shaped like a half crescent on one end and this was a man made beach put in especially for when the olympics were in town. This was the last stop on the tour and at this point I was getting so ready for boqueria round 2. This time I got another smoothie ...