Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 146
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GMAco Good location
Close to metro
Property needs updating - paint etc.
October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by canarywharf Good hotel in a great location
The hotel is 150m from the Rambla Poblenou which is 150% better than the more famous totally tourist Rambla in the city centre. We have stayed before and would not have returned if we hadn't like it . One tip - at breakfast there is a coffee machine which dispenses truly awful coffee if, like me, you like an Americano with milk. So put three shots of espresso in your mug, top it up with hot water and then use the fresh milk which is in jugs by the cereals..........it is then just about acceptable.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil1705 Short stay for football tournement
Even though we spent little time in the hotel room whilst we were there, the room was more than adequate for my son and I to relax and get a good nights sleep.
Breakfast was typically continental and more than adequate to set you up for the day, and quantity not an issue.
Staff at the desk were helpfull, though our booking in experience was a little laboured, with what appeared to be a trainee taking a little too long to actually issue the key.
Overall, well worth the visit and really well located for the Metro.
October 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DeeDeeGy Poor staff
Apart from the trainee receptionist on our arrival and a gentleman who advised where we could eat at the same time, the rest of the staff seemed totally disinterested and even rude. The man with the North American accent was exceptionally unhelpful after we requested a second pillow for each of the people in the double bed, it took 11 hours to get them after he'd promised them at least three times. We went around the corner for lunch whilst the room was being made ready and at the back of the hotel by a door were about half a dozen uniformed female cleaners all smoking, as we approached they very clearly started to make derisory comments about us (we are three retired ladies) laughing and pointing. They only stopped when I turned back and stared at them. The hotel is good with cool and airy rooms and decent bathroom facilities. The breakfast was adequate but strangely laid out with anyone requiring milk for drinks or breakfast cereal having to go right back down the line and in front of those in the queue to get it? A reasonably situated hotel with good facilities is, in my opinion, ruined by poor staff.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CazzaEspana This is where I'll stay when I return
I am so glad I ignored the few poor reviews I had read as I have no complaints from my stay. The location is only 5 mins walk from the metro which makes it very convenient to the city. There is a lovely street packed with dining options 5 mins walk away in the opposite direction, and soon there will be a fitness centre within the hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful and while the breakfast isn't of 5 star quality, it's included in the price and is all you need to get you started for the day with cereal, yoghurt, a variety of breads, cheese and meat, juice tea and coffee so you can't grumble. When I return to Barcelona, this is where I will stay.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Our stay at Barcelona - City 22 Holiday Inn Express
We were attracted to this hotel because we know the Holiday Inn brand and the cost was very good compared with many other hotels in Barcelona. On arrival the desk staff were friendly and allowed us to check in very early. We were pleased with our room which was very smart. Some other reviews state that the hotel needed redecoration; we certainly did not find this. The breakfast was standard continental, but no sausages and eggs as per British Holiday Inns. The area surrounding the hotel appeared a little run down, but not too bad. The Metro station is only 2 minutes walk away with a 7 minute ride to the Bari-Gothic. There is a sort of mini-Ramblas very close to the hotel with lots of restaurants of different types. We would definitely stay at this hotel on our next visit to Barcelona. Only downside was that there were usually no knives left at breakfast time.
October 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NormE Good Value - Location ???
Hotel rooms not luxurious but clean and comforatable. Construction noise was somewhat disturbing. The location is not ideal, requiring cab to got to downtown, but price was good for Barcelona.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray200350 Great service
This brand is the lower brand of the IHG chain and all the rooms are identical. The room is comfortable but some might find it basic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is a short walk from a wide choice of restaurants, the location surrounding the hotel is still undergoing redevelopment and we made the mistake of taking the wrong route from the Metro.
Choice at breakfast was good for this price range.
I would stay here again.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Widget69 Close to Metro and lots of eating places
Not in centre , but close to a metro station ( easy system to navigate) and lots of eating places (little La Rambla).
We found the hotel clean and breakfast ample.
Area safe and lots if place to eat and shop at - even a supermarket to get munchies and drinks.
We had no problems with the hotel - just noisy guests!!!
September 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dimsy Poor
sofa bed poor
room carpets dusty
not child friendly
no bar menu or kitchen facility
September 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kiwi1 Older Kiwi
I hesitated to book at H I E as I thought it was a long way from the airport. Or from the center of town.
After catching the airport bus to a central city hotel the cost of the taxi was not huge. We could have booked here from the start after all.
Close to the beach it served our purposes well.
The room and bed were great. The breakfast a bit of a scrum (crowded) but the price was right - Nil charge.
The weekend that we chose was over priced elsewhere so this made our short stay even more attractive.
Dining 400 meters was also pleasant.
I would recommend this to all I H G members. A quality 3 star stay.
September 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by blunlan I don't want to say this hotel next time
when i check in the recepitonist doesn't nice to us, when i ask wifi, the old lady ask me to pay, which when I booked it shows the member can enjoy the free wifi.
also the breakfast has limit choice.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frog35 Very friendly helpful staff
Only four stops on the Metro from the city centre and the Metro is cheap in Barcelona. It is a great hotel and much better value than the city centre hotels. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast had plenty of choice.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobW55 Pre Mediterranean cruise
A great location, 1 block from a Ramblas that is a 15 minute walk to the beach. Wonderful restaurants along the way. 2 blocks to the subway. The staff was very helpful and friendly.Nice clean room and a great breakfast selection.
Would have liked a mini fridge, and was not much in the way of English TV. But with such a beautiful city to visit, who needs TV? I would definitely stay here again.
September 18, 2013
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