Booked as part of a flights and hotel weekend deal. Google StreetViewed the location and was a bit worried by the all the graffiti on the buildings in the area. Only on walking around Barcelona do you realise this is pretty endemic and not a reflection on the safety of the area. Hotel was very good; from friendly reception staff, decent sized rooms (by European City standards), comfortable bed, great shower room.
Bit of street noise in the early hours as there are a few restaurant/bars close by but this was to be expected - night life in Barcelona runs quite late (or early!).
Breakfast was the typical euro buffet - used the first day but too many good places to eat breakfast and watch the world arise to eat in a hotel. Pricey if not inclusive - about €16 (Dec 2011).
Location was great - just off Las Ramblas at the Colom end (near the Port) so great for going around the little streets in the Barri Gotic, Cathedral (joining point for the City Tour Buses), as well as the Port area.
Would use this hotel again as a base.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Medinaceli, hotel 4 star recently expanded and renovated, occupies the old palace of the Dukes of Medinaceli in the Centre of Barcelona. With a superb location in the Gothic quarter of the city, next to the Rambla, and steps away from Drassanes Metro station, hotel becomes the perfect accommodation option to know and enjoy Barcelona with all the comforts. We are at the plate, the Duc de Medinaceli, 8, in the Gothic quarter in the Centre of Barcelona. Central, easy access and close to the main sights of the city, Hotel Medinaceli is located next to Las Ramblas, Drassanes Metro station 5 and 10 France train station. The Hotel Medinaceli, built in the old palace of the Dukes of Medinaceli, in the popular district of Barcelona's Gothic quarter, offers 78 rooms soundproofed, spacious and bright, decorated in a cosy and equipped with all the comforts so that you enjoy a pleasant stay. All rooms have connection to Internet Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating, desk, safe, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer and toiletries, TV with satellite channels and telephone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Medinaceli Hotel Barcelona
- Medinaceli Barcelona