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“AMAZING CITY-POOR HOTEL”
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Hotel Gaudi
Ranked #166 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“AMAZING CITY-POOR HOTEL”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I was very excited to be going to Barcelona for the first time. So many of my friends had travelled to this world famous destination, and practically everyone returned with happy, fun tales of the city.
Although, I loved every minute of my week in the Catalan capital, the Hotel Gaudi was a very big disappointment.
As a solo traveller, I had to put up with a small, dark, cramped, very noisy, and reeking of cigarette smoke, internal room.
I have know Idea why, it can advertise itself as a three star hotel. The only positive thing I can say about the place is that the location, which is just off Las Ramblas, is perfect for getting to all the tourist attractions, the beach, and anything else you which to discover.
The city is so beautiful, and I would love to return, but will stay anywhere but this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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devon uk
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Ok - perhaps five stars is half a star too much but this hotel has a great location and is very good value for money. The hotel is situated in a little street just off las Ramblas and easy walking distance from Placa de Catalunya.We got the aerobus from Barcelona airport to Placa de Catalunya 5.20€ each and walked down Las Ramblas- good fun in itself- enjoy the living statues!
I had prebooked this hotel 7 months in advance as a surprise 60th birthday present for my husband. After trawling through many reviews for hotels in the area - I was totally hooked on the idea of this hotel with a view over the amazing Palau Guell. I emailed the hotel and told them about my plan and Monica was exceptionally helpful - not only did we have a room with a view of Palau Guell but we were on floor 5 with a balcony with two chairs, sun lounger and table. The hotel even greeted us with a bottle of fizz to celebrate my husband's birthday.
The room - although not huge- was absolutely fine , very clean- with french windows out onto the balcony - there were also slatted shutters which kept the room cool and secure.
We had no problem with any noice from the street but I assume that is because we were on floor five and the balcony pushes the room back from the road.
The breakfast was fine - the usual selection of pastries, fruit, cheese, meat, scrambled eggs, 3 different cereals, yoghurts, bread rolls, bread for toast, a juice machine with two different juices, hot drinks machine etc- but of course you may still want to venture out onto Las Ramblas.
My only issue is the lack of tea/coffee macking facilities and the lack of a fridge- which must be annoying in the height of summer. However the hotel has a small cafe where you can get snacks and drinks until quite late - there is also a vending machine for water and drinks on the restaurant floor. But anyway Barcelona is a city which carries on until very late - we had no problem getting a meal at nearly 11pm.
The hotel is in an excellent location for exploring the Barri Gotic,Port Vell, the Cathedral and it was easy to pick up both of the tourist buses. Loads of nice little restaurants/ bars/ shops etc nearby. Enjoy an evening wathcing the world go by in Placa Reial- just the other side of Las Ramblas
Palau Guell is well worth a visit- but the view over the ornate chimneys is wonderful.
This is a great hotel for the price, very clean and in a great location. We found the staff very friendly and helpful - Monica especially brilliant- she always replied to my emails.
We had an early evening flight back to the Uk but were able to leave our cases in a secure space at the hotel and also used the hotel public areas until we returned to the airport.
I have no hesitation in recommending Hotel Gaudi- great venue in a great city

Room Tip: get a room overlooking palau Guell - we had 519
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kessingland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

This hotel is perfectly located just off the Las Ramblas, opposit the Placa Reial. Across from Palau Guell. Close to most attractions within the city.
The hotel is simple in decoration but very confotable and the rooms are well maintained, comfortable and clean. The hotel staff are polite and helpful and speak good english.
This hotel is excellent value for money, we booked a room with a balcony which had a good view of the city.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Barcelona and great value for money! A good find!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

An ideal location just steps from La Rambla, Barcelona's "main drag" and across the street from the Palau Guell, a major visitor attraction makes the Hotel Gaudi a good pick. Furnishings are simple, but clean. The breakfast buffet is excellent. Overall, this is good value for money.

Room Tip: rooms at the back have no real view but are very quiet. There isn't much of a view from the fro...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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181 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We ( family of 5) stayed here for 2 nights on our return from France. The hotel was perfectly located near La Ramblas with easy access to Taxis and the Metro. Many shops and restaurants nearby to choose from. The breakfast included with the room price was great!

Room Tip: The triple room is roomier and has a larger bathroom; also had a balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Nice clean and well presented Hotel. Just off the Ramblas so very very well placed. Staff were helpful and pleasant and the room was decent sized with good over the bath shower. Our room was 129 on the first floor and the only draw back was that it overlooked the local police station which in the early hours was a tad noisey if you had the window open. The breakfast was varied and well prepared. Would use this again with out hesitaion.

Room Tip: Apparently the room on the higher floors are larger.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2012

We stayed three nights in Gaudi hotel. Hotel was ok in every way. The room was clean but quite small. Breakfast was included in room brice and was ok.
Location was good, however the noice from the street made sleeping impossible. If you are not planning on sleeping then this hotel offers good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gaudi
Address: Nou de la Rambla 12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#107 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#138 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gaudi 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern hotel with comfortable accommodations, restaurant and bar; located near the Ramblas, the Gothic Square and the Cathedral. ... more   less 
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