If you want a modern hotel, air conditioning, a TV or a computerised card key, look away. This place is really not for you.
At 50 years of age, it feels a little like slumming ot a little, but that's because I'm 50 now, and have forgotten how often I used to stay in places like this, and did so very happily.
I have lived in Barcelona over 20 years ago, so although I don't go back often, it's always lovely to come back to such a special city. I brought my 18 year old son, who has been before, and we chose this place primarily due to location, literally 500 yards from Las Ramblas at the Columbus end, near the Port Vell marina.
It's in the Gothic Quarter, full of beautiful old buildings, near great cafes, patisseries and restaurants, at great prices because they are off the main street. It's also quiet, so you don't get the scooters balsting up and down all through the night.
It's a classic Spanish pension, with a desk that is manned 24 hours a day if you do want to go out well into the night. The room was clean, with a great shower in the en-suite bathroom.
You need to go to a farmacia to get your shower gel, there is not breakfast, but there are several great cafes for that. You get a small balcony, and you can open the doors and get fresh, warm Catalan ari, as it's always warm. So no air conditioning, but fresh air is much better anyway.
I loved this place. It's old fashioned, and I hope it stays that way, and all for €50 per night. The wifi works brilliantly as well.
We will be going back.
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- Also Known As:
- Pension Segre Hotel Barcelona
- Segre Hotel Barcelona
- Pension Segre Barcelona, Catalonia