We booked a room here purely on price and location and were 100% satisfied with what we got.
Upon arriving in Barcelona we jumped the Aerobus which stops right outside the terminal and takes you to Placa de Catalunya. It is by far the cheapest and most hassle free way to get into the city centre. From the bus stop it takes about a 10-15 minute stroll down Las Ramblas to get to Hostal La Terressa. Keep your eye out for street numbers on the right on Las Ramblas and you need to take a right between numbers 73 & 75, the street is called Carrer de L'Hospital. Hostal La Terressa is on the 2nd street on your left once you turn onto Carrer de L'Hospital. It shouldn't take more than a leisurely 20 minute stroll from bus stop to hotel.
Once at the hotel you will have to climb 2 small flights of stairs. This could possibly cause a problem with anyone who is bad on their feet. Once at reception the rest of the hotel can be accessed by a lift. The staff on reception right the way through our stay all spoke great English and were always pleasant and dealt with any query we had efficiently.
Our room (210) a twin room with balcony was bigger than we expected. After reading some reviews we were expecting it to be tiny but there was plenty of space either side of the beds to manoeuvre in and an ample sized wardrobe. There was a small hallway that had a full length mirror on it near the entrance to the bathroom. The bathroom itself was a completely acceptable size and the shower was nice and powerful throughout our stay. No problems with it losing heat at any time either. The bathroom had a mirror over the sink too. Our "balcony" was tiny but still nice to sit on of a morning / night. WiFi was free and worked perfectly throughout our stay.
The only issue we could have with the place was, as has been pointed out in other reviews, the noise. The walls are extremely thin and you can hear pretty much everything from other rooms (showers running, toilets flushing, etc). I am one of those lucky people who can sleep through anything so it didn't affect me. My girlfriend is an experienced traveler through work and stays in hotels up and down the country. She popped in her trusty earplugs and slept like a baby too. If you are a very light sleeper, this mightn't be the hotel for you. Aside from that, I couldn't fault the place. It was kept spotless our entire trip and every member of staff that we encountered, from the receptionists to the cleaners were pleasant.
All we wanted from this place was a basic room to throw our bags in, somewhere to sleep and get a shower in. We weren't planning on spending much time in our room. On this basis I give Hostal La Terressa full marks
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostal la Terrassa is located in portion of old town Barcelona where the first settlement of the Raval neighborhood was established. It was built around the Romanic church of Sant Pau del Camp after the fall of the Roman Empire.Less than 5 minutes walking distance, La Terrassa hostal is very near “La Rambla”. This popular promenade was finally completed at the end of the XVIII century and is where in we can find the colorful market known as “la Boqueria” or “Sant Josep” founded in 1836. In the 1800s the upper class of Barcelona gain interest in the Raval area and began to populate the neighborhood’s most important streets. La Terrassa is located in Junta de Comerç street once it first opened it became at the time not only the widest and grandest street, but also the “Champs-Élysées” of Barcelona. The most significant example of an important personality moving to the neighborhood was Count Güell, who commissioned Antoní Guadí to build him a palace in 1885.Nowadays Old Town is an up and coming neighborhood regaining the grandeur of its glory days. It’s the second neighborhood with most character in Barcelona after the Gothic Quarter forming Old Town. Located right in the heart of the city, la Terrassa offers a place to rest “where the action is”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal La Terrassa Hotel Barcelona
- La Terrassa Barcelona