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Gothenburg
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2010

Rating Balmes was very hard. I'm hovering between anything from 2-4 stars. The reason for this is that the hotel is nothing special but this is very clearly reflected in the incredible rates the hotel is charging. Location for the hotel is a very modest 3 blocks from Passeig de Garcia, the #1 shopping street in BCN. Close to the... More 

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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your evaluation. We are very glad that you have been guest in Hotel Balmes. We always try to offer the best service for our clients and this is our aim. I hope that I can see you in the next future in the Hotel Balmes and welcome you personally. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2010

We stayed here for a friends birthday, there were 4 girls so we had 2 twin rooms. Our greeting on arrival was pretty unwelcoming. No friendly smiles, just a grumpy guy shouting "Passport!" and "Credit Card!" at us. Just a smile wold have gone a long way. We did have our luggage taken to our room for us though. The... More 

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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Hotel Balmes, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your evaluation. We are very glad that you have been guest in Hotel Balmes. We always try to offer the best service for our clients and this is our aim. I hope that I can see you in the next future in the Hotel Balmes and welcome you personally. More 

London
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2010

We went here for a weekend. It's located about 5 mins walk from the nearest Metro station, which takes you around the city. The hotel has a small pool and spa, but that's not what you're in the city for! It's a good base for a few days sightseeing, the staff are friendly enough but don't expect 5 star. We... More 

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Dear guest, thank you for your evaluation. We are very glad that you have been guest in Hotel Balmes and you enjoyed in the Hotel Balmes.. I hope that I can see you in the next future in the Hotel Balmes and welcome you personally. More 

UK
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights. Good location in the L'exiample district, 5 minute walk from the diagonal metro station and 10 minutes from Passieg de Gracia station (for the airport train) and also Casa mila and Casa Battlo. Good choice of restaurants nearby. Although the room was small, it was very clean. Other reviewers have commented on the noise -... More 

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Gracias por sus comentarios y esperamos corregir los posible errores que hayamos cometido de cara al futuro.Si vuelve a venir... More 

Newcastle, England
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights prior to the Volcano erupting and when I asked if more rooms were available I was told it was full. As it turned out I ended up staying in a nicer hotel in my opinion. I had booked a double room and was given a twin. The only window in the room faced out onto... More 

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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios e intentaremos solucionar posibles errores de cara al futuro. Gracias por ayudarnos a mejorar. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2010

If you want a hotel away from the hectic pace of Las Ramblas, Balmes is fine. The front of house need to go to charm school but the rest of the staff were very pleasant and worked very hard. We got a special internet deal including breakfast, I would not pay the full rate as the rooms are tired looking... More 

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Gracias por sus comentarios y celebramos de que disfrutara de su estancia con nosotros en el Hotel Balmes. Esperamos poderle... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2010

Had a great 4 night break here. Staffon reception were polite and helpful although they did talk me into upgrading our room for an extra 10 Euros per night. Did not book breakfast but we were offered it for hal price at 7 Euros. At 14 Euros it would be expensive, but the quality was pretty good and it saved... More 

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Gracias por sus comentarios y nos alegra de que disfrutaran de nuestro Hotel Balmes y nuestra ciudad. Todo ello nos... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2010

The room was nice but right on top of the Metro line. This meant we got little sleep. Also, when I tried to contact them to complain they did not want to hear. The manager of the hotel ignores e-mails and phone calls. All in all rather rude and arrogant. I won't be recommending it to anyone.

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Apreciado cliente lamentamos que no le atendiéramos satisfactoriamente ya que es nuestro objetivo.Espero que en el futuro les podamos agradar.... More 

New York
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2010

We went for 4 nights to Barcelona first week in Marcjh. The location of the hotel is wonderful. We didn't need to take any bus or metro to the tourist attractions. (Yes, we enjoy to walk). The room is small but comfortable. The bathroom is a nice size . The room and lobby were very clean. The only complain is... More 

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Apreciado cliente, lamentamos mucho que le molestara el ruido del Hotel.a veces hemos de ser conscientes de que no estamos... More 

Stourbridge, West Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2010

I have been to Barcelona three times now and stayed in different hotels each time. This was the nicest hotel I have stayed in within my two previous visits. Very clean and lovely large modern rooms with excellent bathroom facilities. The hotel is in the Eixample (left) area of the city which in my opinion is the nicest area. You... More 

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Apreciado cliente , estamos encantados de que disfrutara de su estancia en nuestro Hotel Balmes y todo fuera un éxito.... More 

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Staying in Eixample

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balmes is a modern four-star hotel just steps away from Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal in the city's Eixample neighborhood. Minutes from Passeig de Gràcia, the hotel combines its central location with the tranquility of its pool and interior garden. An oasis in the heart of Barcelona's shopping district with a sauna and exclusive services. With 102 comfortable rooms and a range of tailored options, from double and family rooms to exquisite suites and luxurious apartments, guests are ensured the perfect stay for either business or pleasure. In addition to its function rooms and one-of-a-kind dining options for groups and events, the hotel also features a collection of African art that showcases three-dimensional wooden African masks and sculptures from different sub-Saharan African countries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balmes

Address: Mallorca, 216, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $70 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balmes 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Barcelona Balmes Hotel
Balmes Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#86 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#103 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#110 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#113 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
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“Ask for a high floor, it's pritty quiet, even if the room facing the main street. Rooms facing the patio could be a bit noisy.”
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 of 5 bubbles vyelena, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the main floor, easy to get luggage in and out, especially if you are there for a short stay. Rooms were quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles VinitaOm, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is an accessible hotel close to great places in downtown Barcelona”
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“Ask for a high floor, it is very quiet”
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“A room with a modernised bathroom.”
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