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“Great location but under renovations”
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Chic & Basic Lemon
Ranked #295 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The location of the hotel is excellent (very close to several landmarks and bus/subway stops).

During our stay they were still under renovations so we couldn't eat breakfast as we booked because the kitchen and dining room weren't available. This was not informed to us before we arrived and it should've been, but at least we got a refund for the value of breakfast.

The room consisted in a bathroom, a bed and a TV which was all we needed for our stay but they didn't have any shampoo during the 3 days that we stayed there (even after we asked for it on the first day, just when we arrived at the hotel). We were also very close to the elevator which was very noisy at certain times of the night.

The staff was really nice and willing to help by giving us tips of where to eat and how to move around the city.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Carlota F
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Marvi for one week, unfortunately we were not told about the renovations were being done, so we had no internet connection for the first four days, the kitchen was closed, which meant no meals, and on the last morning we were about to leave, a workman came into the lift with a large piece of steel, he took the lift to the fifth floor and the lift broke down, we had to walk down five flights of stairs with two suitcases. So not a pleasant stay

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank rosierdmac
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

When I first saw the entrance, I was put off because it looks old. Reception is on the first floor, they were friendly but a bit awkward at times. The elevator is a bit noisy. The hotel location is excellent. Few minutes from plaza catalunya and universitat aerobus stop. The room was spacious clean and quiet. Didn't try breakfast at the hotel. Overall a very positive experience. Very good 2-star hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It is a 2* hotel, but I would say that it is better than this. Our room was big and clean, unfortunately the window was on a "blind" side, hence not airy, however, the advantage was to be so quite and there was no noise at all. At the reception, staff was great and really helpful. Last but not the least, it is minutes walking distance to plaza de Catalunya, really close to the bus stops from and to the airport. Cheap and highly recommended.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Leb P
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Hotel Marvi is a basic hotel , the room we were in was basic, small television, but totally functional, it was clean and tidy , and the staff did a very good job to keep it that way,the WI-FI was also very good. It is a shame that the Hotel does not have Tea and Coffee making facilities in the room,however we had brought our own kettle so overcame this problem.
We decided that we would go out for breakfast every morning as the previous reviews suggested the Hotels breakfast was not good value for money.
The real plus point for this Hotel is its location 200 yards from the top of the Ramblas, and 10 yards away from the Universat Metro Station, from where you can reach anywhere in the city.

Room Tip: We were situated in the middle of the hotel on the 5th floor and it was quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank james k
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Additional Information about Chic & Basic Lemon

Address: Calle Pelayo 6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Hotel Marvi)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#95 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: €58 - €407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chic & Basic Lemon 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms are provided with central air conditioning and heating, safe box, complete bathroom, public digital TV and direct phone line. Children minor than 7 years are not welcome.Baby cot for free (under availability)■air conditioning■Wake-up Service■Daily cleaning service■Hairdryer■Wi-Fi For Free ■Television■Iron and ironing board (on request) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marvi Hotel Barcelona
Chic & Basic Lemon Barcelona, Catalonia

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