It is impossible to find the appartment without GPS or the agent meeting you at easy find place and walk you to the appartment. Street has no streen signs, no building number, and, obviously, no name of the apprtment at the building.
Finally, after 0,5 hour of telephone calls and almost $100 roaming charges on my other-country cell - we are inside the appartment. It has no windows to open street, all windows facing very small well-type space, providing no proper day-time light or fresh air.
Air conditioning system worked during day time and ....automatically switched off at night, so we were dieing from the heat.
Finally, we had drunk neigbours, parting all nights, it did not support our sleeping at al
Pros: Location, locations, locations.... Absolutely perfect locations. Good conditions, modern design and furniture, convinient kitchen-ware
Finally Pros leveraged Cons and we had reasonable, acceptable stay.
Yuri from Richmond, VA
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Spent 3 nights at the Eurostars La Rambla. Great location. Nice modern room (501) with balcony (although overlooked the back of the hotel). Staff friendly. Nice to hear the bustle, not too loud, when balcony door open. No complaints about room. Very clean. Didn't eat at the hotel because we ate outside. Only disappointment - I couldn't connect to hotel Internet.
We arrived at the Mercer Hotel for a 5 night stay to celebrate my birthday and to see the sights of Barcelona. Neither of us had been to Barcelona before and were hoping that we had chosen the right area in which to stay. We were not disappointed. Set right in the middle of the Gothic Quarter surrounded by quaint streets and nooks and crannies! From the minute that we arrived the Staff were attentive and helpful and our room was ready, always a bonus. We loved our room, comfortable, large, and in a quiet part of the hotel. We were soon out and about and found all sorts of squares, cafes, restaurants, and bars, and of course, we were close to La Ramblas and shops. Regarding praise for the staff ,We would especially like to mention Florencia, who certainly went the extra mile, and Juan Manuel and the bar staff upstairs by the pool bar where we stopped each evening before retiring. Also we appreciated the special attention on my birthday!
We stayed at the Ohla Hotel in September and were welcomed with a lovely glass of cava on check in and also received a complimentary bottle of cava in our room. The hotel is well located in the old town and it's easy to get to any where you want to go. We had a room on the 6th floor which was very quiet and the bed was very comfortable so no trouble sleeping! Unfortunately I had a bad cold so we didn't get chance to experience the restaurant and the hotel fully but the breakfasts were excellent.
My husband was unfortunate and had his wallet stolen. The Concierge couldn't have been more helpful,reporting the theft for us and processing the police statement. I would like to thank him and the rest of the staff who helped us. We will not hesitate to stay again!
We were very pleased with Room Mate Pau. We wanted something close to Placa Catalunya so we wouldn't have to tote our luggage far, and this was just steps away on a quiet street. The hotel is immaculate, and rooms cleverly designed to maximize light and space, and the breakfast excellent.
We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Furniture is new, modern and simple. We stayed in room 6 on the ground floor but it was still very quiet. Location was perfect to catch the metro anywhere in the city. Hop on bus about 2 blocks away in the plaza. Wifi was decent but got sliw at peak times. AC in room was awesome, we even had to turn it down! Shower was one of the best we had in our 3 months in Europe. We stowed our bags for a few hours after checkout and the receptionist was very helpful in helping us print off tickets and directions to the metro, train and bus stations. We will return!