We had been recommended this hotel as part of our Airmiles / Avios booking and having done so twice before were happy to take their steer. Again, we have left very happy with our experience although we did wonder at first. On arrival the smell in the room from the bathroom was awful and got worse. Then, after the hot water was not running, we spoke with the front desk, The willingness of the staff to sort our problems cannot be faulted. Within a short period the water problem had been resolved and we had been moved to a new larger room without problem. We couldn't have asked for better service.
I would say that if you take the time to read reviews on this site and take them as a broad average then that is pretty much what you get. For us we found the place to be clean, the rooms are large and well equiped and a strong wifi signal exists throughout. The staff, as said, are very helpful and have a good command of English. The lack of tea / coffee in the room was a minor irritant and one that they could easily resolve if desired. The lockers for storing bags on your final day is a nice touch.
There is much talk on the site about location. Yes it is near the local funeral home and supporting businesses that surround it. That said, as you are rarely there we did not find this an issue. You are a short walk from the metro / tram stops and 10 min walk from Familia Sagrada and the Citidelia park so that was great. There isnt much around the hotel so you will need to ventrue out in the evening but the place felt safe. We had no experience of the noise some reviews refer to although being a very cold Feb this might be why. The neighbouring Melon Cafe is bob on for breakfast or a quick snack.
All in all we left happy travellers and would stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This modern hotel and serviced apartment residence is located in Barcelona's trendy 22th business district and 3 Metro stops from Plaza Catalunya. Enjoy the sun and a few cocktails or appreciate a cultural performance at one of Spain's finest theatres. Access to the nightlife of the Olympic port's restaurants, cafes and lively bars is not far. A mere 15 minutes' walk from Barcelona's beaches and the Marina (Olympic village), as to the National Theatre and the Auditorium, are opposite. Our Restaurant features a full continental buffet offering both hot and cold fare. Along with breakfast, the Capri by Fraser offers both European and Spanish dishes at its restaurant serving lunch until 4.00 pm Monday through to Friday. In addition, room service is also available. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk with concierge services providing local information, theatre tickets, restaurant and sight-seeing recommendations and even car rental. Capri by Fraser offers spacious air-conditioned studios and apartments with 21-32" flat-screen TV offering multi-lingual channels, a living room with sofa and seating area with double-glazed windows. There is a kitchenette, desk, digital safe, and bathrooms are equipped with hairdryer and bathroom welcome amenities. In addition, the property offers free Wi-Fi to all guests both in the apartment as well as spacious lounge and a business centre. Private car parking is also available at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apsis Porta Marina Barcelona