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“Not quite as I'd hoped” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of NH Collection Barcelona Podium

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NH Collection Barcelona Podium
Ranked #89 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Not quite as I'd hoped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Me and my partner stayed 2 nights at the NH Podium (31.3.12- 2.4.12). The positives were the roof top pool, which was superb to soak in after a long day exploring. The hotel itself is situated in a great location, a short walk from many tourist spots and central to the coach station for transfer to Gerona Airport. The thing that really disappointed us about the hotel was how noisy it was. The walls were so thin that you could hear your neighbour cough, doors closing and just people generally moving about, was enough to wake you, even my partner who is a heavy sleeper! On this note due to 2 nights bad sleep I wouldn't stay here again, even with the luxury of a roof top pool. Next time I'll shop around, plenty of choice. Sorry NH Podium :(

Room Tip: Avoid the second floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Really nothing bad to say. Everything went well and the staff was really frendly. The only issue was with the breakfast that was charged 20€ if you haden't remembered to include it in your reservation.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Me and my partner arrived on 5th March and stayed for 4 nights. It was a mixed experience. Some pointers that any potential visitors to this establishment might find helpful:

- Despite warnings by the very friendly and helpful hotel staff to be sure that we placed any towels in need of replacing on the floor of our room, we discovered to our alarm that the same towels had just been rehung -- old masquerading as new. Bodily secretions from the previous day proved the telltale sign. Upon reporting this matter to the hotel staff, the intimated that they knew exactly which employee was responsible for the debacle, and that they would be duly reprimanded. I stopped getting mints on my pillows.

- Whilst the pool enjoys a brilliant, secluded location atop a building in the city centre, we found to our surprise that someone had left, what I later found out, the locals termed a 'turdburger'. I fear someone had a little too much fun the previous night. Nevertheless, I reported this and the deposit was promptly cleared up.

All in all though, a great experience and I would visit again.

4/5

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

This was my first time booking Barcelona.

I found this hotel on Late Rooms site and committed due to it's positive reviews.

The hotel is in a fantastic location, only a 5minute walk from Placa Catalunya. Its also just a single road walk so very easy to find.

The first impression of the hotel is the grande entrance and nice furnishing of the bar/waiting area and reception desk.

We arrived at 1pm and were able to check in 1hour early which was very pleasing and an indication of their efficiently.

The room was very lovely. Nice sized bathroom, nice make-up/sink/wash area and a really nice spacious bed/rest area.

The interior was really modern and impressive.

We did not eat or drink oat the hotel, simply because we wanted to experience everything in Barcelona.

Definitely recommended and a great price.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 302 which faced into a court yard of residential housing. This sounds slightly off...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

stayed at the podium during weekend. room is rather comfort and featured with everything you may expect from a 4 star hotel.
the location is great. just 10m walk from the gotic Q and 20 m walk to the rambala.
TV screen is so small that you can hardly see something.
the stuff was very corectly, with poor english or understanding about what the city can offer or giving recomendations.

Room Tip: you can skip breakfast. too expensive! little variety.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about NH Collection Barcelona Podium

Property: NH Collection Barcelona Podium
Address: Bailen, 4-6, 08010 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly NH Barcelona Podium)
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#81 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#112 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#116 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,767 - ₹ 18,554
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Collection Barcelona Podium 4*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The NH Collection Barcelona Pódium, formerly known as NH Pódium, hotel lies in the heart of Barcelona, near the Plaza de Cataluña, the city's main shopping and cultural district. The Arc de Triompf and Parque de la Ciudadela, with its zoo and boating lake, is a few minutes' walk away, while the Palau de la Música concert hall and Las Ramblas are also nearby. ... more   less 
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