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“"Interesting" Location. Pleasant Hotel at a nice price..”
Review of Barcelo Raval

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Barcelo Raval
Ranked #109 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

As soon as the taxi dropped us off, we knew what other reviewers had meant about the location. It does feel like it’s a bit in the middle of nowhere. The reality is, it’s nicely away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to it, if that’s your kind of thing. A genuine 5 minute walk and you’re on La Rambla and the Las Ramblas area. We found this location ideal & although you do have to walk past a selection of “ladies of the night”, it’s not a threatening environment at all. It’s actually quite quirky.
The one major benefit to being in this area is the price. We were pretty sure that if this hotel was located on Las Ramblas then it would be regarded as 5 star and that it would also command 5 star prices. Over the last year or so, I’ve stayed in a few so-called 5 star hotels and the Barcelo Raval is pretty much on par with them. We stayed in a suite so I guess my view will be slightly skewed, but the reception area and main dining area are fantastic. Not too flashy, just a nice relaxing environment.
The hotel also has a 360 degree terrace on the top floor. The views are pretty impressive but it was so col when we were there, there was no way I staying outside for too long. I imagine on summer evenings, the 360 must be a hive of activity.
I’d recommend this hotel for sure, and although I’ve not stayed in any other hotels in Barcelona, I’d probably book the Barcelo Raval again. It’s a very safe bet. Nice surroundings (once inside the hotel!) at a nice price…

Bar prices are good for alcohol. The mini bar is a total rip off. Avoid! (3 Euros for a Diet Coke. Really?!)

Beware of the menu translation. If you can read Spanish/Catalan, do. The English translation is often wrong. (The Cheese soup was Chicken soup!)

All in all this is a cracking hotel. Give it a go. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. One last piece of advice…if you actually want a hot breakfast get down there early. We made the mistake of not doing this and by the time we got down there it was FREEZING. This is my one small gripe …

Room Tip: The suites are huge in comparison to the normal rooms... but how much time will you really spend in...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Positives: Close to centre. Many cheap restaurants and bars just a few blocks away. The hotel is classy and rooms are clean. View from rooftop is magnificent.
Negatives: Breakfast was the best I have ever had but too expensive. The curtains in the rooms cannot be opened and the room is quite dark. The shower is a glass cubicle in the middle of room.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Quirky hotel with lovely rooms and great views. The location wasn't great, I didn't feel entirely comfortable out at night walking to the restaurants and shops etc. Other than that there is no faults. We went for one of the rooms on the top floor which meant we had a great view and was definitely worth it. The pool area is quite small so not for anyone wanting to spend all day by the pool.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank farmerrud
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Raval in an interesting district of Barcelona, trendy and lower class. The hotel obviously wanted to become its landmark and put a strong plus on design. Plus can be less sometimes. Don’t judge a book by its cover: here the beautiful iron net around the building is hiding clichés of revisited 60ties, without style, and sometime cheap, like the room furniture, except the super comfortable beds. Pink is horribly pink, black is so black, white is super white, silver is super bright, oh, a bit too much no?
You will be welcomed by handsome and hot staff, professional and reliable. Superb view if you reach upper floors, and definitely when on 360° roof top with swimming pool. Music playing 24 hours, but quite rooms.
Buffet breakfast is good, but for 18 Euros you can have a full diner in the city.
Very OK for short term before getting tired of too much "design", but you might like it for longer staying if your need a change from your cows and fields everyday life.
The hotel could have reviewed the statement "less is more", a true landmark..

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Good location (near Rambles, bars, restaurants, historical town, metro station), room facilities (internet connection, etc), all more than average, modern room design, separated shower and toilet (very useful for two persons).


  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Barcelo Raval

Address: Rambla del Raval 17-21, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#56 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#85 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#89 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: €104 - €279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Raval 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Barceló Raval hotel is strategically situated in the heart of Barcelona, in the Raval neighbourhood, one of the city's most fashionable areas. It is also Barcelona's artistic and cultural epicentre. The Barceló Raval hotel has become a symbol of the transformation and modernity this area of the city’s old quarters is experiencing, due to its unique oval structure and exquisite avant-garde interior design. In its 182 modern rooms and 4 sophisticated suites you will find an iPod docking station, a Nespresso coffee maker and free Wifi. As a part of its innovative concept, it offers a new and multifunctional B-Lounge service where you can try our delicious tapas served continuously from 12.00 to midnight. And to crown off this extraordinary building, there is a roof top terrace where you can bath in the swimming pool solarium whilst enjoying panoramic views of the city. ... more   less 
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