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chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel

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Calle Princesa 50 08003 Barcelona, 08003 Barcelona Spain
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#158 of 551 hotels in Barcelona
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A hotel that combines the traditional with the futuristic in a privileged environment: a building that is more than 100 years old with spectacular ceilings over seven metres high and spaces designed to surprise and enjoy. Its rooms, with an original glass shower in the room, are chameleon-like: you can change the colour depending on your mood. The passageways, full of enchantment and mystery, mutate with colour changes from the lights in the rooms. Enjoy our “Beyourself” and “Helpyourself” area in the common area where you can relax listening to music, reading any of our books or having a coffe, tea or water for free. Also, if you want to move about the city at your own pace, bicycles are available to rent. Once you try them, you won’t want to use any other transport in Barcelona.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Salon
Adults only
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Residential Neighbourhood
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English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 1 more

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Inkylegs wrote a review 14 Nov
Adelaide Hills, Australia165 contributions96 helpful votes
if you want corporate and boring this is not the place for you. Quirky different mirrors and leds everywhere loved this hotel. Was unique and I will remember this place. Also in a great location close to gothic quarter. Very comfortable bed too.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Seby Gurrieri wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom72 contributions22 helpful votes
I had a 3 days stay at this lovely hotel brilliantly located in el Born. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. First of all, it’s very clean. Then bed was uber comfortable and had nice amenities like access to free espresso and drinks area in a lovely lounge. The highlight was Mia at reception who was so friendly, helpful and knew how to handle things (not always a feature in non 5 stars hotels). Thank you Mia for looking after me. I’d say this is a 3 star hotel but with a 4 star feel to it. With a location that you can’t beat. Will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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pangipoo wrote a review Sep 2022
42 contributions45 helpful votes
This hotel was in a great location. The room was really clean, the bed comfy and the facilities great for a short term stay. The only downside to it was, that the room really hot even with the aircon on, and there was no window to let in fresh air at night.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gabriela B wrote a review Jul 2022
Split, Croatia4 contributions
perfect location, the bus station is 5 min walk from the hotel, it’s in the middle of gothic quarter and the museums are also very close. the staff is helpful and friendly. breakfast was perfect! the decor is nice, it’s cozy and the bar is really nice too! :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rommeeet wrote a review May 2022
53 contributions44 helpful votes
I finally realised what is meant by ”Boutique”: it’s a quirky place with stuff that has absolutely no function whatsoever and hardly any space to hang or store your clothes. This definitely applies to the Chic and Basic Born Boutique Hotel in Barcelona. Nevertheless the rooms are very clean, the bed is comfortable, and the glass shower gives you a feeling of space. The breakfast buffet has a variety of sweet and savoury rolls and fresh fruit. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Location wise this place is definitely a winner being a 5 minute walk from estación Francia. Room for improvement? Yes! The rooms are on the first floor and the lay-out is rather confusing. There is hardly any light in the hallway which certainly doesn’t help. The rooms and hallway are “decorated” with heavy plastic strings (see pics) which feel sticky and unpleasant to the skin when you walk through them. Please ditch!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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antiheroinex wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California11 contributions26 helpful votes
This is a unique hotel. I had no idea what to expect really. It's definitely boutique. I don't know what it used to be before, but probably some place very grand. I loved how spacious the rooms were. The layout is interesting, especially the placement of the bathroom. I really liked the quirky decor and the lights that change color (although trying to figure out how to turn them off so you can sleep took some time). They were nice enough to provide slippers and I even got a tote bag. Also, and probably more importantly, I slept pretty well on their beds. Great value, would recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Silvia M, Atención al cliente/recepción at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Dear antiheroinex, Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We love to hear you had a great stay with us! We hope you can come back soon. Best regards from all the chic&basic Team,
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Photography B wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions12 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay here. Very nice staff and great hotel. The rooms were modern and very clean. Great location, trendy area. Only one negative was the flooring in the hallway our side my room made quite a noise when walked on. If this could be fixed, it would be perfect.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Vivian Oosterbos, Dueño at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear Michelemphotos, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking your time to evaluate your stay with us. It is great to read your positive feedback. We always do our best to make your stay with us an unforgettable one so we are happy to read that you are satisfied about our location and the services we offer. Also thank you for mentioning the great job of our staff. Regarding your note about the flooring in the hallway we will definitely have a look at this. We are very much looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Very kind regards, Vivian Front Office Manager
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Hogwart31 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom36 contributions19 helpful votes
This hotel is well located in an interesting part of Barcelona. Its located in what must have been a grand traditional building which has been chopped about to form a modern quirky hotel. It’s OK and the contrast between modern design and traditional works pretty well. The staff were friendly and helpful. But be careful. The rooms have step downs in them that have been created by the way in which the building has been modified to create rooms. Be very careful when entering Room 14 for the first time. The step downs are not immediately noticeable and you could fall over. I did. The steps should be highlighted. Some of the design work in the hotel is good but there are irritating screens created by hanging plastic cords in the corridors which are a pain to walk past. Corridor lighting is very low level which is trendy but a little too dark.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Avoid room 14
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BertieK_75 wrote a review Jan 2020
Barnsley, United Kingdom823 contributions127 helpful votes
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Nicely situated on a quiet street in the Born district. Approx 15-20 min walk from Plaça Cataluña and the Aerobus stop or 2-5 min walk from the metro (Jaume I (L4).) There are plenty of good eateries in the vicinity. The hotel itself is small with not a huge number of rooms so is nice and quiet. A lift is available as the rooms are on the first floor. The decor is on the quirky side (may not be to everyone’s taste). The bed was huge and comfortable. On the down side the toilet space was small and I couldn't flush the toilet (although my husband said there was a knack to it!!). The shower cubicle was in the middle of our room (as stated on the room description) and may not suit everyone but other types of room are available. There is a shared area with seating, art books & good quality tea & coffee making facilities plus a minibar. Reception is located next door along with breakfast/snack area and a small bar/lounge area. We didn’t have breakfast included so can’t comment on what it was like (€9 pp) - we ate at the lovely cafes and bakeries along the street. Our room was clean at first glance but there was an old water bottle and some make up left under the bed (from how long ago we have no idea!) There is a secure facility for leaving bags and suitcases although I didn’t see anything mentioned about a safe facility at all during our stay. Free Wi-fi is available and worked very well. There is a very small “gym” with a couple of pieces of equipment available (we didn’t use it). The room had a tv, air con and shower gel, shampoo and hand wash to use. Staff were always pleasant and helpful and spoke good English. Overall great value for money, excellent location and we’d definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vivian Oosterbos, Dueño at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel
Responded 16 Aug 2020
Dear BertieK_75, Thank you very much for writing this detailed review of your stay at our hotel. We really appreciate this and it is really useful for our future guests. We are glad to read that you enjoyed that much your stay with us, we can´t wait to welcome you again in the near future. Very kind regards, Vivian Front Office
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DaveOttawaCAN wrote a review Dec 2019
Ottawa, Canada27 contributions13 helpful votes
Very nice hotel and room (definitely not basic!) in a great location. But, in my view, not very chic either! There are long glass bead curtains in the room and around the room entrance that are a pain in the butt and, along with changing light colours. Not chic at all, just a bit tacky. Otherwise, a great hotel and room in a great location with excellent wifi and a coffee/tea station and lounge on each floor (I guess?) with free water and biscuits -- a real nice touch. The desk staff were also very friendly and helpful. My recommendation to the hotel: get rid of the beads and coloured lights and change the name to "Great little hotel in a perfect location"!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$95 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
chic and basic born hotel, chic basic born hotel, hotel chic basic born
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town) / Sant Pere / Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera / El Born / La Ribera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.4 km), Space Cowboy (0.2 km), and Sandemans New Europe - Barcelona (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness centre, free internet access, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cremat 11, Narciso, and Arcano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.4 km), The Carmel Bunkers (4.0 km), and Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (5.7 km).
Is chic&basic Born Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.