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shropshire
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

just spent 4 days in barcelona staying at this hotel. Ideal position for a base from which to explore. Yards from La Ramblas. Although this is not a luxury hotel it is clean well maintained. All the staff friendly and helpful. Good value for money. Would definately reccomend it especially if on a budget and would stay there again

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Our first time in Barcelona so hard to know how to choose where to stay but I made an excellent choice! Clean, fresh contemporary decor, comfortable bed - felt hard at first but I slept very well. Walk out the door and you're in the midst of the Gothic Quarter: La Rambla a stone's throw, lots of choice of restaurants,... More 

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moraira
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257 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

By the time the reception clerk had shown us to two rooms that were already occupied (one with a person in the bed!) we wondered what we were coming to. The room was quite well equipped, with air-con and TV although basic. We were woken in the middle of the night, thinking it was raining, but it was the room... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Spent 4 days at Hotel California after a 15 day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona on the Celebrity Equinox. Hotel is tucked away on a narrow walk street steps from Carrer Ferran, a combination pedestrian or traffic street depending on time of day. Taxis can use the street even when it's peds only, although it's slow going because there... More 

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Really great place went with my friends! Had a great time i stayed for a week , we were on a holiday and it has great leisure facilities and a beach nearby , rooms were very nice and heds were comfortable but had a little sstain on the floor and bed. Food is great and very quick service. Staff were... More 

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Bradford, UK
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I booked this hotel after scouring websites and forums wanting to find a centrally located hotel on a budget. We were travelling to Barcelona as one of our group of 3 was running the half marathon. Having paid £37 each for 2 nights bed and breakfast we weren't expecting much other than a clean room, how wrong could we be.... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

Great hotel, great location, couldn't ask for more for the price! Definitely worth a visit. Very stylish, modern and clean in the heart of the gothic quarter. Perfect base for exploring! Had a cool balcony overlooking the back streets, great atmosphere. Don't believe the hype about it being in a dodgy area because it isn't at all!!!!

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

The hotel was clean and comfotable with very helpful reception staff who spoke very good english. The continental buffet breakfast was included in the price and was a good way to start the day. The location is great for bars and restaurants and close to metro station on the La Rambla. We stayed 3 nights including Friday and Saturday which... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

This hotel is classed as a 2* but is much better than this rating. All the reception staff were pleasant and very helpful. Rooms are quite small but adequate. Free Continental breakfast is enough to start the day with. It is situated right in the middle of the Gotic quarter, 2 minutes from La Rambla and 5 minutes from the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights. The hotel California is clean, modern and in an ideal location to explore the marvels of what the City has to offer. The staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. There was a maid service every day where we were brought fresh towels and clean linen. The hotel provides a Continental breakfast, so those after... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel California is an urban hotel in the main centre of Barcelona. It's ​​recently refurbished and modernised and located in the historic, cultural and commercial heart of Barcelona. Only 1 minute's walk from the famous Ramblas and very close to the main tourist attractions of the city (the Gothic Quarter, La Pedrera, famous theatres and museums, cinemas, restaurants, shopping, the Port, etcetera). It is mainly characterised by an excellent customer and cleaning service that makes guests feel at home and experience a nice and comfortable stay in Barcelona. The hotel also offers you free services: WIFI (throughout the hotel), continental breakfast, hotel safe, room service and reception 24 hours and amenities. Its rooms have air conditioning / heating, LCD TV, international TV channels, telephone, desk, soundproofed windows and have private own bathroom with hairdryer, towels and everyday amenities. Its staff will help you in everything you need. All to experience an excellent value in the centre of Barcelona. Come and stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: c/Rauric 14, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Price Range: $83 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel California 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Barcelona
Ca Barcelona
Hotel California Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#163 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#181 Family Hotel in Barcelona
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“Do not take rooms on 1st and 2nd floor, could be noisy.”
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“Ask for a room on the top floor if available - it's quieter.”
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“Rooms on the front quite noisy, and the beds could be softer.”
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