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Reviewed 22 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here as part of the travel package to Spain. The hotel itself was fine – we had a great view of the hill and it was basic and clean; that plus free wifi was all we needed. The staff was very nice and helpful. The breakfast was fine – nothing special, but it was also a buffet so you can’t really expect too much anyways. The metro was close and it was a quick ride to the city (it was also about 7 to 10 euros for a cab ride back from Las Ramblas). The only issue we had was the noise -- the walls are very thin, but for the most part, everyone was pretty considerate on their noise level except the first night, which had to have been the last night of a school group.

Our favorite part of the entire hotel was the rooftop pool at the 6th floor. It was March and still cold (even though it was unseasonably warm, it was not warm enough), but I wanted to see the pool anyways. We got up there and were amazed on how nice it was (and shocking compared to our room). We ended up spending two hours relaxing with a glass of wine (and him – a cigar) and watching the sunset and the view. It was a perfect ending to our trip!

FYI – using the metro: When you arrive to the Vallcarca exit, go to the doors to the right and take the long escalator up. When you get to the top, look behind you and you will see a bridge. You need to head towards that, turn right onto it, and go along that bridge until you reach a small traffic circle. You will see a sign that says Mare de Deu del Coll pointing up and you will follow up that one more block up to the hotel. My husband and I made the mistake of going to the shorter set of stairs and went a long backwards way through the neighborhood when we arrived. It was not a fun walk!

Room Tip: Check out the pool - just for the view; Room 507 and 509 have a great view;
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

The Catalonia Hotel Guell was awful. They put us in a room that was directly underneath construction that began at 8 AM. After the second day we asked if they could put us in a different room. The only thing they told us was that construction would only be 10-2 the next day as their solution. Well the next day they were pounding away at 8 AM again. When I complained to the front desk, he simply shrugged his shoulders and said "sorry".

Worst hotel I've ever stayed in.

Room Tip: Not around the construction
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank crew614
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

First of all we had to pay more money when we got there than the price we booked on line! They couldn’t give us a reason and because we couldn’t find another hotel we didn’t get a choice. Very noisy, not very clean especially the bathroom, horrible smell and you can’t get fresh air through those windows. Very disappointing, nothing around the area like they advertise. Had to walk to metro station and travel for half an hour at least to get to the centre. Breakfast bad! We got sick the first day after we ate and had a coffee in the hotel. Not recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Spent quite a bit of effort finding this hotel after existing the underground train. Had to walk up a hill! Dainty little room in a quiet neighborhood, but most taxi drivers have no problems finding it after simply say "Hotel Catalonia". It is NOT that easy to find the way to walk to Parc Guell but going downtown on autobus was easy enough. It's a good value considering the room is sufficiently equipped, and the hotel provides free wi-fi and comes with a cafe with BIG breakfast selection. The bathroom was dimly lit, bed was a bit stiff.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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