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“Very Good Location”
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Hotel Rialto
Ranked #356 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Very Good Location”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The first thing i think about is the very good location,
it's in the middle of La Rambla street, where all the fun and the shopping is there.

it's very clean and safe.
nice staff.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Could not fault the hotel for location, in the middle of all the action, but up a side street. At the bottom of the street is the irish bars, My Bar, Temple BAr, Schillings etc. all great atmosphere and a must for the English, although have to add rather expensive., but Barcelona in all is rather expensive. The hotel room 163 which was for 3 adults, beautiful and spacious, 2 bedrooms, we decided two would sleep in the front room with the balcony and 1 would sleep in the back room!!! If it hadnt have had the back room which I hastily moved into I would have asked to move rooms, the noise was shocking you may as well have slept in the street, no double glazing the windows didnt shut properly and the noise from the courtyard was shocking. On the second night all 3 of us shared the double bed in the back room. Room 163 a definate no no!. Breakfast was ok but in the bowels of the earth and smell to match it - thank god for toast and marmalade.

Had a beautiful meal in Sinathra's up the alley, sampled the tapas was gorgeous and could have ate it again and again. Each tine you walk around you find new square with more bars, if you enjoy the spanish wine then your fine but a gin and tonic on the last night set me back 11 Euro's, and 25 Euro's for 3 cocktails , you would just refuse to pay it in England! Dont get me wrong had a great trip with great friends, but to sum it up Barcelona is expensive and cant see it getting any cheaper, stay off Les Ramblers for eating and drinking, Sagrada Familia is a must and if the queues are long, they go down really quick our queue as past mcdonalds and went down in 10 minutes, also Park Qwell is a must, although it was raining when we went we stopped off the Jambon baguette and wine. mmmm - Hope this helps.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 163
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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cork,ireland
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Really good location just off Las Rambla, very easy to locate, great room with powerful shower! , nice little balcony overlooking the street, friendly staff, and good for holding luggage after check out. Free walking tour was well worth doing which leaves hotel at 10.30am on a saturday.

Room Tip: twin room on first floor has lovely balcony looking onto side street and is not too noisey
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Just got back from a stay in the Rialto hotel and I have to say we were very happy with the quality and service. Room clean and a good size and balcony overlooking the main street was perfect. Not much noise at nights and bang in the middle of the action. A stones throw away from bar shilling which serves great cocktails and beer and good bar food for lunch. Hotel near to the square with some amazing restaurants serving brilliant value meals. Three course meal for two with a bottle of wine for 38 euros, can't grumble at that. If you want something extra special you have to try the restaurant Pla...google it! Superb.
Hotel staff were excellent and the breakfast was pretty good although it was like feeding time at the zoo sometimes but patience is a virtue and all that. Three nights bed and breakfast for two at less than £200 in the centre of a vibrant city, what on earth have the people in the previous reviews got to moan about? I suspect they would moan if the staff carried them personally to their rooms and hand fed them pealed grapes.
If your'e the kind of person that expects the Hilton at Fawlty Towers prices then don't stay at the Rialto. If you appreciate hard working staff and a comfortable, clean and perfectly located hotel I'd get booking your next stay here although avoid January as we want to go back and don't want the rooms to get fully booked.

Room Tip: Street view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scarborough
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Stayed for two nights in mid January so we could go to the Nou Camp for a Barcelona match. The hotel was in a superb location just off las rambles a close to the metro for easy transfers from the airport and to and from all the major sights. Service was a little slow on reception when we checked in, but this was mainly due to lots of other guests from other countries pushing in all the time...only the Brits queue politely! The room we got was fine, small but just what we needed. It overlooked the main street which was a bit noisy but never bothered us. The room was warm on a night and could with a bit better air con because if you left the window open it would be a bit rowdy I suppose. It will be more of a hassle in summer than the chillier winter months though. The bathroom was great with a nice hot powerful shower. The room was cleaned daily with towels changed. The only real down point for the hotel was breakfast, which was 7-1030. If you go after 9am it is chaos. Busy and hard to find a seat and people queuing like crazy to feed their caffeine addictions at the coffee machine and blocking access to everything else. The second day we went earlier and it was much easier to get what we wanted. I will say that it won't be to everyone's taste. There's no traditional English style fry-up. The hotel is obviously trying to please everyone, so cauliflower is not really my idea of a breakfast food but there you go. We managed to get cereal, nice rolls, excellent croissants and cold meats and cheese however, as well as fruit yogurts, so just a nice continental breakfast really.
All in all I'd say we will return to this Hotel as it had everything we needed for a short break, was great value for money and the best you can expect from a busy city centre hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Hotel Rialto
Address: Carrer de Ferran, 40-42, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #356 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rialto 3*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rialto is one of the most centrally located hotels in Barcelona and also one of the most popular thanks to its unbeatable location, close to las Ramblas, the port and the Boqueria market. Its privileged location in the tourist and commercial centre of Barcelona and its excellent value for money make it a safe bet to enjoy their visit to the city. The Hotel Rialto is located in the popular Gothic quarter of Barcelona, next to the Ramblas. From here you can reach in a few minutes walking landmarks of the city, such the market of la Boqueria, Plaza Catalunya, the Liceu or Cathedral in the oldest part of Barcelona. In the surrounding streets you will find, in addition, numerous bars and restaurants. The Rialto Hotel sits on a historic building in the Centre of Barcelona, which was the birthplace of the famous Barcelona artist Joan Miro. The hotel has 205 rooms with simple decor while functional, with wooden floors and modern bathrooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and heating, bathroom with shower or bathtub, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and amenities, telephone, safe (charges apply) and a flat-screen TV. ... more   less 
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