Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 132
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by maidenhead Very average
Very average and strange place with reception on first floor of what looks like an office block.
September 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mrjolly Nice Hotel in a good location
On arrival it appeared that this Hotel was in a less than attractive area. However, after a little exploration that was far from the case.Just a minute's walk away there's a vibrant street with restaurants, shops and even a small supermarket. Walk a little further down the street and you will come to some excellent beaches. Another street away is a Metro station, which gives you access to other parts of the city. The Sagrada is walkable from here as well.
The Hotel staff all spoke English and were very friendly. The breakfast was good, but if you arrive in the dining area mid morning it gets very busy.
The room was clean, but a little tired. Wardrobe space was lacking, but at least there were coffee/ tea making facilities. Bathroom was spacious enough and the shower was excellent. Bed was large and fairly comfortable.
All in all, a very pleasant experience. We intend to use it again.
September 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cicinke Membership level is not enough
I am not fun of review, I fully understand that sometimes could happen some irregularities. What happened in August I want to share, perhaps actions are going to be taken.
We were for the third consecutive year back in the hotel, but is not sure for the fourth one would follow. It happened before some issues but did not influenced our holiday. This time it was more. On the arrival the room was half prepared, the bathroom was not cleaned and equipped. Over the week we got regularly less towels than should be in the room. The cleaning of the room happened to be done by 4pm, but interestingly on the day of departure we were disturbed already by 10:00 o'clock. I would suggest introducing the "clean my room" sign, or tell your customers to return in the room only in the evening.
Even I booked the room on IHG homepage, even I presented my membership card the room was not awarded, so another e-mail exchange.
Do you not think about your hotel and the hotel chain reputation? I am sorry for these of your customers who does not have my membership card level.
September 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by berry77 Good location, not too noisy/crowded, quite close to the beach.
Away from the tourist-crowded center. Just one block from another Rambla - Rambla Poblenou, which leads down to the beaches, and is full with restaurants, smaller shops etc. Very convenient for leisure purposes. Shopping Center Glories - just a walking distance. Diagonal Mar - not too far away, just a nice longer walk along the beach.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by suhlig Great value
Although I spent a single night in this place and came late, as soon as I checked in I felt at home thanks to the reception employees. The location is quiet, just a bit off the Avinguda Diagonal, while still walking distance from the subway. The hotel is very modern. The breakfast has very good range of choices (although no eggs). Overall very good value for what you get.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheWitch Extremely helpful excellent place to stay
I found the Hotel staff extremely helpful nothing was too much of a problem, they had very good knowledge of the area as well were happy to help with even the smallest of problems. As soon as we were checked in we were given local information on the city.
The location was not noisy, but only a small walk to the nearest Metro station.
The breakfast was good quality food and something for everyone, Sunday morning very busy in the breakfast room, But we were still able to get our breakfast and sit to enjoy.
We were four people in our room and a little tight on space, but not uncomfortable, lacked enough bedding at first, The room was cleaned well every day and fresh towels supplied daily.
Had plenty of hot water etc in the bathroom.
The room also had kettle, cups, tea, coffee & hot chocolate. Hair dryer, & TV , also WiFi.
Minimum wardrobe space, but fine for short stay, Overall I would recommend to anyone visiting Barcelona for any reason,
September 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Guest00 poor experience
we arrived late at night , there was no concierge or a some one to help us carry our luggage to the room. the room doesn't have a safe or complimentary water, not even bathroom amenities (only the Shampoo).
September 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mande1031 Room comfort
room too small for 2 adults and 2 children with 3 suitcases.
second bed really bad.
pillows too low.
dirty walls and damaged.
positive note, the breakfast and the staff friendly and helpful.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by macola71 very well located for a reasonable price
Modern and clean hotel, with affordable prices for family rooms. Staff is very nice (speeks french). Very close to Poblenou avenue, with restaurants, bars and shop, and at the end, the beach (15 to 20 min walk with kids, but no cars and under the trees.). Close to the metro station Llacuna, with direct line to the city center.
Very good for a few nights stay with kids.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happytraveling Comfortable room, convenient location, and friendly and helpful staff
Not fancy, but a great location with easy access to Rambla del Poblenou, the beach, and the hop-on/hop-off bus lines, and reasonably priced for Barcelona. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Accommodated weary travelers on two different visits. I would recommend this hotel.
August 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lovely Location
How come European Hotels do NOT recognize IHG Reward Club Members? We earned to be a PLATINUM and a LOYAL customer and deserve to be recognized any where in the WORLD!
August 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by adam2013 vacation barcelona
I have a platinum membership. In all hotels anywhere in the world I am treated as a platinum, in all ways. In Spain, the priority was ignored. I was not offered coffee or drink like other places, no up gruids. The stuff in Barcelona was not helpful, even when we asked an important question they replied with out finding out which "cost" us leaving the city 2 hours latter then planed.
Since I have already booked for my next hotel in China for next week + will make for september, i do hope I will be treatedas in the past
Do not know if its all of Spain or all the Express in Europe, but rooms are clean yet staff not the helpful
In Pamplona stull is great
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sevy Excellent value for money
Was pleasantly surprised after having stayed here for 7 nights having read many reviews. Booked through British airways & price was exceptional for a family not looking for a poolside holiday . Staff were very helpful great English ! & sorted money exchange & a discounted bus tour which is a must , rooms clean & tidy with fresh towels & cleaned every day ..A Local las ramblas is two minutes around the corner with loads of shops & restaurants all of which were great and this also lead to the superb beach . Supermarket for water etc all but next door . Metro station llacuna is only 5 minute walk away so was close & easy to use once use to it & simple to get to main attractions. We treated it like a hotel & nothing more . Breakfast offered plenty of varieties all very fresh & quickly refilled , none hot but didn't expect it .if you are looking for true hotel experience then probably not the best but for a city tour where more time spent out than in then this is perfect as offers all you need at the right price ..
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 good stay in barcelona
i stayed in barcelona for 5 nights and chose holiday in express for my stay. The room was clean and comfortable. The staf were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel was a bit far from the center but thanks to the good metro network spread in barcelona in which we were able to get there in no time using the Ilcuna metro station which is a 5 min walk down from the hotel. One poor thing we experienced is the variety of breakfast items as we got bored with it real quick. But everything else is great. I also got free wireless during my entire stay as a platinum member.
August 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HahaKfk Quiet area
The hotel is quite far away from downtown but in a quiet area, not far from subway. Breakfast needs more varieties and choices. The bath room needs to have some sort of rope for guests to hang their cloth to dry after washing.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeeFi Economical and modern
We stayed here for a night before a cruise. Very helpful staff, nice room and great breakfast choice. Bonus that there's a taxi stand just outside the hotel for our taxi to the port. We took the Metro from the station a block away to Catalunya Square. The Metro is very clean, cheap and frequent so dont let it put you off booking just because it's not next to Las Ramblas. Would recommend this hotel.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EdZeee Nice place to stay and close to the beach
Excellent location for local restaurants and a simple walk to the beach. They let us check in early which was great since we landed at 0830 so we had time to relax. The "family" room is still very small. It is a standard room with a sofa bed, so that really shrinks your moving around your suitcases space.
The A/C was iffy and it took them 2 of the 4 days to get it to cool off the room.
Lots of choices to eat and like I said the beach is close. Also close to the tourist bus. They will sell you the tickets at the hotel so it is very easy to see the city. Only 20 minutes to the Cruise Port so it is a great place to layover before or after your cruise.
The breakfast is GREAT, lots of choices and the staff really works hard to make it nice.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Micky68 Great value city break
Initially sceptical about the location, we found this hotel to be conveniently located to all public transport links into the city centre and attractions and only one street from the alternative "ramblas" of Poblenou, a busy small community which is thriving in the commercial district.
City 22 represents good value for an overnight stopover or longer city break, Staff are helpful and friendly, room changes managed at arrival with no issues.
Would (and will) stay here again.
Some rooms are tired and need refreshing.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Asarmiento Habitacion muy pequeña, desayuno con poca variedad
Las habitaciones no son comodas, el menu del desayuno muy limitado, poco aseo en el area de desayuno
July 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by busvisitor Nice Place
We had an excellant experiance for 2 days before going on a cruise. The food was very good and the front desk offered several suggestions for place to visit, how to get public transportation and a discount. Were pleased with their English language.
July 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jolumara Poor Air Conditioning
Air conditioning did not work properly, several shut downs throughout the night and felt really hot. Answer from staff were only related to apologize, it looks like maintenance is very poor to none.
July 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dave5555 Barcelona - City 22 - review
We choose Holiday Inn express in Barcelona based on my good experience with of this brand in USA.
We were very happy with the double points offer however, comparing with other hotels in Spain, we were not happy with the value for money.
a) The hotel was quite far from the subway station and from the downtown,
b) the hotel reception and elevator are located at 1st floor which require extra slow dedicated elevator or stairs.
c) The WiFi internet is not free and expensive.
d) The room facilities were very basic (less than the US Holiday-Inn) and we did not feel like 3 stars hotel.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by patman2013 Comfortable bed and good location with reasonable price
Stay in this hotel for 2 days before my cruise trip. The location of the hotel is very convenience. 2 minutes walks, you can find a street with full of restaurants . 5 minutes walks to metro and 15 minutes walks go to the nice beach. Walking to the beach is very easy, you can ask the reception. Metro can go to all tourist attraction area Las Ramblas, Sagrada Famillia etc. There is one supermarket very near to the hotel, so i can buy a few bottle of water and wine to the cruise ship. The breakfast is just ok. It is a continental breakfast no egg, no sausage. The coffee is bad, from the coffee machine. You can get a better breakfast just the corner of the hotel within 9 euro.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jbunnicell great location and breakfast was excellant
need a shuttle to port or airport. tub is a little high and the glass shower divider needs to be longer.
June 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ford10 Very small rooms, but clean and comfortable
We used points for three nights before a cruise. When we booked the room, I noted that there would be four adults, but when we registered they wanted to charge us an extra 50 euros for an extra person. When we commented that the registration page allowed us to put four people in the room and that we would be calling Holiday Inn, he relented and did not charge us. We loved the fact that there was a grocery shop around the corner where we could buy bottles for wine for 1 euro.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paula773 Very pleased!
I have recently visited with my two teenage children and we had a room with a double bed and a sofa bed. We were very pleased to see the room - nice and clean with a very good bathroom.
All staff that we came across were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was simple but there was enough choices so that you could eat and start sightseeing with a full stomach :) Every evening we would come back to a very nice looking and even cleaner room. The cleaning staff would even tidy up all the bits and pieces we would leave on the table, etc. (e.g. lining up all the cosmetics :))
The view form our window wasn't nice (rooftops of buildings around) but it didn't matter - as long as you are not coming abroad to stay in the hotel all the time I certainly recommend this hotel - very good value for your money!
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MELanne Good stay
We had a pleasant stay. First impressions from the exterior were not that good, but inside the hotel was fine. Breakfast was chaotic, not enough space and tables, however much of the chaos was down to the guest creating an unnecessary queue .
May 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BIL12 Dirty room and not stable internet through wifi
Good location but not very satisfying accomodation for non-business travelers.
May 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robins2 Good value overall
Stayed for two nights Monday to Wednesday late April. Our second visit to this property. Overall I felt that we had received value for money.
The location is in an area slowly being redeveloped, but it has a selection of lovely bars, restaurants and shops just a few minutes walk. Similarly the metro is no more than 5 minutes walk and a 10 minute journey gets you into the city centre for 2 euro. The seafront is about 15 minutes walk along a lovely Ramblas.
We found the staff warm and welcoming. They were helpful in recommending tours as well as ordering taxis. It cost roughly 10 euro to the city centre and 20 euro to the cruiseport.
Our room was clean and of the typical Express brand. Flatscreen Tv, bath and shower, aircon, coffee making facilities and a comfortable bed. Space is tight if you have lots of luggage and the storage space for hanging clothes very limited. There is no inroom safe.
The one area where we were very disappointed was the breakfast service. Normally you can get a decent breakfast at an Express and I have stayed in this brand all over Europe. However this was a scrum, crowded, chaotic, and lacking any organisation.
Both mornings we simply gave up and went out for something to eat. It felt like a school cafeteria and totally unwelcoming. This really does need to be given some thought.
Although recognised for our Priority Club status nothing was offered to us.
That aside we still enjoyed our stay and considered the price paid good value.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trn1 convenient and comfortable
everything good about service and comfort for a family on a budget, availability of a carpark in a fairly central location a bonus, if only wifi were included -it would be perfect
May 6, 2013