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“Good location, odd design” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catalonia Avinyo

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Catalonia Avinyo
Ranked #152 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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209 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good location, odd design”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

First the positives. The location is excellent in the heart of the Gothic district near metro stations and within a short walk of many attractions with plenty of eating places nearby. The hotel services such as reception, housekeeping and breakfast were very good. A rooftop lounge area has great views over the city although the pool is much smaller than implied in the photograph.
However, putting the hotel in a very constrained site has its downside and most of the rooms face into the building with windows that face onto corridors or the closed atrium over the lounge so there is no natural light. This also means that in some rooms the ordinary conversations of other guests on the ground floor could be heard quite distinctly. Clearly some effort has been put into the interior design which makes the things that are badly designed all the more annoying - no shelf or ledge in the shower, although at least there is a handrail, the bathroom lights being directly overhead when standing in front of the basin and mirror so that your face below the eyebrows is in shadow, the absence of any other mirror in the room and a bedside light which took up much of the space on the bedside table and yet was so shaded that it gave inadequate light for reading in bed.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Hotel is in a fantastic location, near to Las Rambles without being too near, in the beautiful gothic area, & also not too far from the port/beach. Room is basic but fine. A/C which was great. Staff where v pleasant. Big bed, blacked out curtains and very quiet at night even though we're on the street, so i slept very well. Also they have a safe (foc) in the room which was v important for me. There's a cafe a few doors down that we had breakfast in each morning (breakfast X 2 around € 12), the service is not good but the food and coffee is v tasty. There is also a supermarket across the road if you need. Plenty of small shops and bars nearby. The only small critcism is the cleaners make a lot of noise in the morning cleaning otherwise it was perfect for the price you where paying. Would definately recommend!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel in may 2012. Firstly the sound insulation of the windows is remarkable we had a good sleep in the center of the city. The room size is sufficiant. The location is marvellous, the hotel is close to shopping area, to night out areas and to historical areas. All the good restaurants are in walking distance. In conclusion i stringly recommend to stay in this hot

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

I have been to Barcelona very often for work and leisure, both in hotels and rental flats, and this is probably the best hotel in its class in the centre of Barcelona. The location is great, just behind Plaza Reial, one block off the Ramblas. Within easy walking distance from all the central sites, including the beaches.
Rooms are good size, well kept, and they keep the noise out, which can be important. Breakfast is a very nice buffet, hot and cold, with ample choice. Service at reception is professional and helpful.
Not easy to reach by car or taxi, but once you're there, you don't need these anymore ...

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

After arriving in the centre of Barcelona, it didn't take us long to find the hotel. Tucked within the depths if the gothic quarter among many small boutique shops and places of interest. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful, speaking good English. To our surprise, we were given the superior room. It was wonderful, attention to detail was nice to see and the room felt very cosy and modern, bathroom was great too, large and very clean. Such a good location, also 5mins to the marina and train station which we used to travel to Salou for a following 3nights (very easy and cheap). I'm sure you won't be dissatisfied with this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Catalonia Avinyo

Property: Catalonia Avinyo
Address: Avinyo 16, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#151 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#169 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalonia Avinyo 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalonia Avinyo hotel stands in a privileged location in the centre of Barcelona. Only a few metres from Ferran and Ample street and very close to Las Ramblas and Plaza Sant Jaume. This hotel is situated on Avinyo street plenty of tradition and character and with a wide variety of modern shops and boutiques and located in the real heart of the Gothic Quarter. Other places of interest near the hotel include the Cathedral and Liceu. ... more   less 
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