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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The only saving graces to this hotel are the staff and the location. The staff was friendly and always helpful. It is close to a metro and bus lines. The rooms are small and rather stark. There are no wall hangings just plastic vanilla wallpaper, which had several serious seam separations. I hope the decorator got serious mental counseling, the...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear client, First of all I would like to thank you for your review and thank you for choosing our hotel. We manage our hotel with great effort and enthusiasm and of course our goal is that our customers leave happy and having spent a pleasant stay. We deeply regret not having met your expectations. Kind regards from all Staff....

Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Hotel is well located close to the Universitat Metro and Aerobus stops and within 10 minutes walk of Plaça de Catalunya and Les Ramblas. On arrival we were warmly greeted. We were an hour before our check in time but our room was ready. The receptionist kindly gave us a few maps and explained where the hotel was in...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear client, We would like to thank you for having chosen Hotel Advance for your recent stay and for sharing your opinion. At Hotel Advance, both in design and service, we attend to every detail and we are delighted to read you enjoyed the comfortable bedroom and our central location. Many thanks for recommending our hotel. We look forward to...

Standish, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice Hotel, modern,clean and a good location . Near the tube, bus routes, 5 min walk to the top end of Las Ramblas.. good area away from the maddening crowds. We Had Room one, a terrace room on the ground floor. A small outside sitting area,no view but quite peaceful. Breakfast is fine, not a large choice but ok. Some...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We thank you to give your opinion about your experience in our hotel and are happy to read that your stay at Hotel Advance happened to your expectations. We will share it with our team because it really helps us to improve day by day. We hope to receive you again for next trip you may do in...

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed here twice - at the beginning and end of our trip. Both times we found the rooms to be lovely- perhaps a bit small- but comfortable, clean, and well-appointed. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our high-school Spanish was not challenged by anyone- their English was excellent. Breakfast was very nice- with one glitch...the only coffee available is...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are glad to know that your stay has been pleasant. We manage our hotel with great effort and enthusiasm, and of course our aim is that all our customers leave satisfied and desire to come back again. We also take good note what you think we should improve. Thank you very much for trusting us. Greetings and...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Advance is well located on a fairly quiet street, beautifully designed and decorated with a present and helpful staff but street side rooms are noisy and rooms are barely large enough for two adults with one suitcase each. Buffet breakfast is adequate but not worth the price.

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you first of all for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor following your visit to the Hotel Advance. We are delighted that your stay met your expectations. However we regret to note your disappointment with the breakfast service and take into account your constructive comments. We hope to have the opportunity to see you soon and remain at...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little hotel that is very clean, modern and in a good location. Staff were always friendly and very helpful. As mentioned in other reviews the rooms are on the smaller side but this is a city hotel and is expected. It's roughly 30 minutes from El Prat by car and is very well located with the...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear client, On behalf of the entire team of the Hotel Advance we would like to thank you for your review after your recent visit to our Hotel. It helps us to improve day by day. We thank you very much for staying at our hotel and look forward to welcoming you again. Do not hesitate to contact us or...

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were top notch helping you in either with the hotel amenities or as a local guide for your tour in barcelona....they're responsive anytime of the day and they give you details on how to travel to each of the tourist destinations. Rooms are clean as well as the washrooms. Was a pleasure staying here for 4 days and...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear client, We would like to thank you for this great review about your recent stay in Hotel Advance. We are really happy that you took the time to comment your experience. The support of our guests is extremely rewarding for our team and we really appreciate your compliments about the friendly and gracious service you received from every staff...

Chicago
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first visit to Barcelona for my husband and I. We researched various neighborhoods and decided on a few. As it turned out, the hotel with the best location and rating for price was Hotel Advance in the El Ravel area. We were very pleased with the hotel's location and proximity to the Metro stop, the AeroBus stop,...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear client, We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for having taken some of your valuable time to send us your feedback because it helps us to improve. Best Regards and we hope to see you soon again in our Hotel. Hotel Advance-Bondiahotels info@bondiahotels.com

Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing amazing but just good. Nice location to visit barcelona. Friendly staff. Small room but clean. Tiny bed but i slept like a baby each night nonetheless (very quiet at night!). Wifi was very bad tho... so slow... unacceptable in 2016. Each night i saw people sitting in the lobby with their phones; probably because wifi was better over there.

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear Customer, On behalf of the entire team of the Hotel Advance we would like to thank you for your review after your recent visit to our Hotel. It helps us to improve day by day. Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. Kindest regards, Hotel Advance-Bondiahotels info@bondiahotels.com

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Small, well decorated rooms, close enough but far enough away from it all. Market directly across the street was perfect! I must have fresh fruits and veggies! Eateries in walking distance. I'd skip the hotel breakfast. Less expensive and greater variety in eateries near. If you decide later you'd like to have it after all , the price is the...

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Bondia Hotels D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Advance, responded to this review

Dear Customer, On behalf of the entire team of the HOTEL ADVANCE we would like to thank you for your reviews after your recent visit. Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and we hope to see you in a future. Kindest regards, "Once a year, go someplace where you've never been before" (Dalai Lama) HOTEL ADVANCE-BONDIAHOTELS info@bondiahotels.com

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the city and only 10 minutes walk from La Fira and 5 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia, and next to the historic and charming neighborhoods of El Raval, Gothic and El Born,hotel Advance brings you closer to museums and major attractions where you can get lost and discover Barcelona. The 1888 building was the old familiar "Casa Farmis" which later became the home of the Marquis of Framis where they lived until 1990. Designed by interior designer Santi Nin and some family members Bondia, you will receive a magnificent entrance doors, fully restored, dating from the late nineteenth century. The Hotel Advance, combines elegance, modernity and comfort, the hotel has 38 rooms, some with nice terraces where you feel the authentic Barcelona. All rooms are equipped with T.V. hairdryer, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. The Hotel Advance, all equipment will serve you with professionalism and attention that our guests deserve ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Advance

Address: Sepulveda 180, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: $191 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Advance 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Barcelona Advance Hotel
Hotel Style:
#196 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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