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“Very basic” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Novotel Barcelona City

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Novotel Barcelona City
Ranked #159 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very basic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

The hotel is new and in good condition, but when it gets older, I dont think will be very nice. We stayed for 2 nights over the weekend, and we happy for the immaculate bathrooms and the helpful and friendly front desk staff. It is far out of the city center, which means cabs are necessary to get anywhere. The hop on hop off tour bus does stop right outside which was useful. The pool is closed out of season, as is the roof bar. Season apparently is from June to September. The breakfast spread is good, but quite expensive without a continental option, so if You just feel like a bowl of cereal, You are in for €18.00. The bar is not good. It would be of my opinion, that this hotel would be better suited for business travellers and not for families who are looking for something a little more special and closer to the action.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Stayed here in March 2012.

Plus points:
The hotel is just a few minutes walk from Clot station which is where the train from the airport drops you, so it's handy for getting in and out of the city.
It's not far from the sagrada familia, maybe a 15 minute walk and is near the glories metro station and some tram lines
There's a very large supermarket and shopping centre just down the road and some cafes
The staff seemed nice and were helpful
The room we got (on the 18th floor) had great views of the city
The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and had a good shower
Wifi is free

Minus points
Some of the worst pillows I have ever slept on
The roof terrace pool was closed even though it was warm and sunny enough that I got sunburnt. The jacuzzi was empty (i.e. no water in it).
The roof terrace bar was closed, and all the lights were turned off, even though guests were buying drinks at the bar downstairs and going up in the lift to the roof and sitting up there.
Breakfast was €18 per person for the buffet. I had gotten a room rate only, as most of the time, I don't want a big breakfast so don't want to pay for it. However, there might be one occasion during my trip that I would like the hotel breakfast. Not at €18 though, particularly for a buffet (i.e. making my breakfast myself).
No actual glasses or cups provided, just paper cups for tea and plastic cups wrapped in plastic wrapping for water, which is a waste of plastic.

So, 7 out of 10 which I am rounding to 4 out of 5! Not the most central hotel, but it seems a bit cheaper than those that are more central. On balance I think Novotel is a good choice on that basis.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GromitDublin
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Stayed here 2 nights. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast had a good variety from traditional Spanish dishes to pancakes to pastries. Skip the bar. The bartender poured us a drink then took off. The rooms are very modern and comfortable. There's free wi-fi in the rooms too. An important thing to note is major construction is in progress across the street and doesn't look like it'll be done anytime soon.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank missmaya24
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Except for its distance from Las Ramblas (10-15 minutes via Metro), it is difficult to say anything negative about my 3 day stay this hotel, and even its location is not a major problem. As is typical with this mid-level chain (its lower end sister hotel Ibis is just down the street), my “queen bed with sofa” room on the 11th floor was clean and modern, and somewhat larger than the average European hotel room, particularly the bathroom, although the open shower design did manage to still leave water on the floor, albeit not as much as my flood experience at the Novotel Zurich Airport. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet and cleaned promptly each day regardless of when I left. The TV had plenty of channels, and TV sound in the bathroom was nice, as was the power window shade operated from bedside controls. Free in room Wi-Fi was appreciated, but too slow to watch video or make a Skype call, although fine for e-mail and web surfing. Wi-Fi in the lobby had faster speeds. The roof-top gym was modern but only marginally equipped with well maintained machines, and includes a dry sauna and sun deck overlooking the city. The hotel is located directly across from a large shopping mall which includes a supermarket. The Glories Metro station is just over a block away, where you can get to virtually anywhere in central Barcelona in 20 minutes or less. The staff was efficient and responsive. I would strongly recommend this hotel which was reasonably priced at 75 euros/night, although not the breakfast at 18 euros/person.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Novotel Barcelona City

Property: Novotel Barcelona City
Address: Avenida Diagonal 201 | (entrada por calle Granada), 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#51 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#77 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#114 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#116 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,861 - ₹ 16,769
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Barcelona City 4*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Novotel Barcelona City Hotel has 264 rooms (including 22 suites) and is located right in the heart of the city on Avenida Diagonal (one of the city's main streets), next to Plaza Glòries and 55 yards (50 m) from the Jean Nouvel Tower. The hotel features a Claravía restaurant, a bar, 6222 sq. ft (578 m2) of meeting rooms, an outdoor pool on the terrace with panoramic views of Barcelona and a fitness center. Easy access to the hotel via Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral. (The swimming pool is open only from 1st June to 20th September 2011) ... more   less 
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