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“We were extremely disappointed with the NH La Maquinista”

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NH Barcelona La Maquinista
Ranked #192 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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“We were extremely disappointed with the NH La Maquinista”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2007

We have just returned from a 4 night trip to Barcelona residing at the NH La Maquinista. The hotel is okay, but it is not suitable for tourists. Please see main points:


It is supposedly meant to be in the business district, but there are no businesses in view, apart from a car show room and run down flats. It is a 15 minute walk or so to the nearest metro, and 9 metro stops to the main tourist areas - Catalonia Square, La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter.

The Hotel Staff

I found the staff extremely aloof, rude and unhelpful; particulary on Reception. I spoke a few words in Spanish to them - mainly good morning and good evening, and never received a response let alone a smile.

The Rooms

The Room we were in was extremely small, but very clean. Our room contained no drawers, so there was no where to store our clothing. we asked for an alternative room with drawers, but said that all the rooms were the same - no storage space. There was a small cupboard where we could store some clothes, but it was sufficient enough for 1 person.

The Breakfast

The food available for breakfast was of poor quality and unhealthy. There was a choice of cererals - with only full fat milk, pastries, cheesecake, chocolate cake - FOR BREAKFAST. If you aren't fussy and unhealthy this is the place for you.

La Maquinista Mall

Next to the Hotel there is a mall with an abundance of shops, which was a godsend for us in the evenings. There are places to eat, but no great choice. Gino's (An Italian Restaurant) was very nice, and I would recommend there.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and the fact it was quiet
  • Disliked — Location, Staff and Breakfast
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2006

It's a nice, well-located 3-star hotel. We really liked it, it was not directly in the downtown, bit it's just a few metro stations away from the city centre. The rooms are nicely decorated, brand-new. It's right nex to a shopping centre, where we could eat ot and do some shopping. I really recommend the hotel! What's more: the rates are quite reasonable.

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  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about NH Barcelona La Maquinista

Property: NH Barcelona La Maquinista
Address: Sao Paulo 33-37 | Sant Andreu, 08030 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly NH La Maquinista)
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#129 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#150 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — NH Barcelona La Maquinista 3*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The NH Barcelona La Maquinista is located in the northeastern part of Barcelona, Spain. This vibrant, international city is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and enjoys its situation at the forefront of fashion, entertainment, food and nightlife. ... more   less 
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