Hotel Barcelona Catedral is the girl your mum always wanted you to marry but you never noticed; good, dependable, without being exceptional. So, what’s she like then? The Executive Rooms are clean and modern, a decent size and boast a generous bathroom. The wifi is less generous, and only partially mitigated by the availability of three public terminals downstairs (almost always occupied). The service is standard, but, as we discovered after 4 days here, far more friendly than you will receive elsewhere in this tourist-fatigued city. We passed on the expensive breakfast, but my wife enjoyed the upstairs pool area in her downtime whilst I watched the multitude of channels dedicated to Lionel Messi. Barca is a big city whose attractions are spread far and wide, so a judgment on location is particularly subjective. For those looking to be close to the old Gothic Quarter, and close to La Ramblas without being fully immersed in its chaos day and night, this is the perfect choice. Tucked away in a side street near the old Cathedral, you are close enough to the action that you can walk to your destination, but also get a good night’s sleep. Take note though, the walk to La Sagrada Familia is an epic, and the restaurants closest to the Hotel offered mostly over-priced tourist fodder, uninspired at best. All told: good, dependable, without being exceptional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Valued as excellent for 95% of its clients, the Barcelona Catedral Hotel, 4* Boutique, has an unbeatable location in the Gothic, next to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. The Barcelona Catedral Hotel is exclusive, modern and comfortable. It has swimming-pool, gym, terrace-chill out, parking, restaurant with outdoors terrace and smoking area, free Internet on business centre, free wifi, meeting rooms. Its restaurant 4 Capellans, offers Mediterranean cuisine, a la carte, lunch menu, banqueting, coktails, catering. An spectacular outdoor terrace is the perfect place for events and celebrations. SPECIAL MENUS FOR COELIACS AND OTHER DIETARY NEEDS. Cultural activities: Every Wednesday night and Sunday morning, the hotel proposes complimentary walks through the Gothic quarter, Legends and Secrets. Gastronomic activities: Cooking lessons, Cooking Team Building for companies and wine tasting. Wifi INCLUDED for ALL Hotel guests Barcelona Catedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelona Catedral Hotel
- Catedral Hotel Barcelona