I it was my first time in Barcelona. I enjyed the great and friendly service in this Austoria hotel. The staff accommodated all my needs. I'll definitely be back. Thank you! My brother would aslo recommed this hotel. The location is very convinient.
Rate average 3.5 from 108 opinions.
We stumbled upon this hotel when doing an online search for accommodation and would highly recommend it.
It is situated in a lovely area near Hyde Park and only 5 min walk to Paddington train station - so excellent central location.
We had a basement room at the far end of the hotel which turned out to be perfect. It was decorated in minimalistic but a very trendy style, with a top of the range ensuite.
The breakfast served was excellent, with a wide variety of continental items to choose from and very helpful staff to take your order. The bar staff were also very friendly and the cocktails were excellent!
Altogether a lovely chic hotel which I would def recommend to anyone looking for a nice, central place to stay in London.
Stayed in a Superior Pedrera View apartment. Everything was very clean in the apartment, including the kitchen. Tried other hotels in the area (Casa Fuster and Murmuri) but will definitely go back to Suites Avenue for the large bedroom, living room, the balcony and beautiful view over Passeig de Gracia.
My husband and I visited Spain and stayed in Derby hotels in Madrid and Barcelona and were incredibly happy with our choice. Granados 83 is very cool and modern. The rooms are spacious and appear to be newly renovated. The bathrooms are also very modern, spacious and clean. There is a nice rooftop bar and swimming pool here at this hotel, which also have a great ambience. The location is great with 3 of the Gaudi sites within a short walking distance. Public transportation is also very easy, the hotel is within a short walk (5 minutes) of the commuter rail line, the Metro, and a 7 minute walk to the RENFE. The best part of this hotel, really, is the staff. They helped us each morning plan our site-seeing route, gave us lots of dining recommendations, and made reservations for us as needed. They were so kind and eager to help. The one quirk is that they don't provide an iron upon request, instead they ask you to use their laundry service which can become quite costly. No big deal, we just were a little wrinkled while we stayed there. We most definitely will stay here if we travel back to Barcelona.
My husband and I spent 2 days at this hotel while in Madrid. The location was excellent, walking distance to all of the museums, the Plaza del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the metro. The front desk staff was excellent at recommending authentic/local places to dine, and also recommended a local, non-touristy place to see a flamenco show, which was incredible. The room we stayed in seemed very newly renovated, very spatious and also had a very modern and nice bathroom. We did not dine in the restaurant, however had a cocktail in the downstairs bar which was very nice. We will most definitely visit this hotel again when in Madrid.
This was our first trip to Madrid and when we come back we will definitely stay here again. We had a beautiful duplex room with a balcony. We would compare the balcony to a veranda on a ship - sitting out there at night looking out on Madrid in the beautiful weather was very pleasant. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant was excellent. We had a very fine meal. The wine list has a good variety of choices but the highlight was the dessert - easily one of the best I have ever had - I think it was the East 47 - caramel foam, chocolate mousse and a wafer on the bottom. Also - the hotel location can't be beat - very short walk to the Prado and Thyssen, easy walk to Atocha train station, Mercado San Miguel (don't miss) and generally easy to get around. When you walk out the front door - cross the street to your left and there is a cafe for breakfast.
My boyfriend and I just returned from a wonderful 4-day stay in Barcelona. Small Luxury Hotels are our preferred home bases for travel, and this location did not disappoint.
*Quiet room with balcony facing Calle Carme (windows block out most noise, except for occasional hoots)
*Roomy bathroom with excellent water pressure
*Delicious food (especially breakfast and the candy ion at the door)
*Friendly, attentive staff
*Overall, a quiet hotel
The only drawbacks are that you must pay for wireless internet (the first hour each day is free), and the decor is a little on the dark side, both of which will not prevent us from returning. We will certainly be back at this hotel the next moment we can!
“Extraordinary location and fantastic apartment”:
This apart-hotel is the place to stay if you are in a short vacation visiting Barcelona with one young kid. The location is the best to visit Barcelona, the apartment has a trendy and comfortable design, with two bathrooms and one kitchen. Staff is very kind and it is great value for money. I'm originally from Barcelona, so I know the city very well and this is probably the best for a couple with one young kid.
Very good hotel in Paris. Free Wifi in the room is always a winner.
Breakfast was a highlight with a good ion of high quality food. Very nice fresh fruit including strawberries. Very good coffee and fresh OJ. Amazing lomo and spanish ham. They have concentrated on producing a ion of really nice food rather than lots of average food. Dont worry there is plenty to eat.
A very clean modern beautiful hotel, and new with nice sheets. The exec room was a good size but the standard was on the small size.
Would I stay again, yes.
“The Best Customer Service - All Around Great Experience”:
Choosing accommodation on the internet is exhausting because of the number of directories, Last minute sites and local area tourist promotional sites. I usually start with Google Maps and settle on a location first then try to narrow down the choices by using links to customer comments. I always Book Direct with the property to receive the best rate and also give my business to the property free of third party commissions. Most properties nowadays have a comprehensive website that offers direct booking links.
We chose this wonderful hotel after reading other guest comments on Trip Advisor and all I can say is we were not disappointed.
My wife and I have been selling accommodation in Australia for 25 years and we always pick places to stay when we travel that will give us an insight into to what other successful properties are doing to attract customers.
I was very impressed with the follow up email asking if we had any special needs which was perfect as my wife is a allergic to gluten and can't eat wheat flour. We mentioned this in our email reply as we had picked a tariff that included breakfast.
The choice of Gluten free pastry and bread was amazing and they also had purchased a packet of Gluten free cereal. We were made to feel so special in a very professional way.
The overall presentation of the hotel is unique and very clean. Classy in a very modern way. A true gem in Barcelona and we would recommend this property to other travellers to try.
Nice boutique hotel. Spectacular room with jacuzzi. Lovely and helpfull staff. I had the opportunity to know the Managing Director and she was spectacular too.
I recommend this hotel for a nice and calm stay in Barcelona.
“Brilliant Balmes Beautiful Barcelona”:
We arrived at Hotel Balmes and were greeted by the most polite and friendly staff. The room was spotless with all the essentials provided. The room itself was quiet. The staff in the bar were very friendly and offered help in sending us in the right direction to all the places were were visiting. The displays in reception are not only original pieces but are straight out of a museum. The art work in our room was also original. A lot of thought has obviously gone into these displays.
“Recommend to All”:
Our fourth stay here and as usual it was perfect. Great service, reception staff cannot do enough for you. Room was an upgrade on the one we reserved which was great. The hotel is in a great position for signtseeing, within walking distance of most places or very near the metro which is easy to use. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to everyone!
Very good value hotel, with clean rooms and everything necessary for a nice trip. Especially if you're keeping to a budget and don't need utter luxury, this is a great choice. We didn't eat breakfast, so can't
comment. Location is great, it will take roughly 45 mins to walk into the Barri Gotic, but I think public transport is good (we choose to walk it). The tourist bus stops right outside and you can hop on the route to see the main sites. The area is full of upmarket shops and nice restaurants. We didn't actually eat out in the old town, but many restaurants there looked like real tourist traps, whereas the area round the hotel is less touristy. The little taberna opposite was especially friendly despite our lack of any real Spanish and their lack of English we really enjoyed a few pre-dinner drinks there. A good choice for a nice stay in Barcelona.