Hotel Silken Ramblas, 11 - 14 April, 2012
was one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in.
The only good features are the location and the size of the rooms.
This may have been a 4* hotel once, but the entire stay was a total disappointment.
Dark woods, bad lighting and worn carpets do not provide a welcome ambience.
This ambience expands to the large rooms.
The "air conditioning" cuts out when you select a temperature higher than 17ºC
There are no plugs in the bathroom and subsequently no washing line. Overused towels with holes complete the picture.
There is no noise insulation to the rooms around you nor the street below. Our sliding door could not be locked.
The "free high speed internet" is a joke. The standard access code give you a 128 speed - remember dial-up?. After complaining, I got the business access. Even that was unusable in the room. You have to go to the lobby or sit under the router on you floor to get a connection at all.
To take a book to give you something to do while the pages load.
After this welcome we decided to not use the restaurant at all and went to
one of the many excellent restaurants in the area.
I will never use this hotel again and make sure that my clients will
bypass this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Registry Number: HB-003951 This city hotel was built in 1992 and comprises a total of 105 rooms, including 8 Junior suites. The hotel bar is an ideal place to make a date, relax after the stress of a working day, or stock up on energy after a day exploring the city. Further amenities available to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom, lift access, a cafe, a bar, a restaurant and conference facilities. Guests may also take advantage of the Internet access/WLAN, room service and a garage. ... more less
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