Acta Splendid Hotel Barcelona
Reviews - Acta Splendid Hotel Barcelona
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Excellent location, quality accomodation but no red carpetfrom James073
The room was comfortable with all mod-cons (Sat TV, air con). Beds were very comfortable, I regularly have problems sleeping more than 6 hours a night, but slept for on average 10 hours in this hotel as it was very quiet and relaxing. Internal room, no views, but again this helped me sleep like a baby. The room had plenty of space. with a small table and chairs and plenty of nice features which make the place feel good(i.e. solid wood furnture, modern decor and a couple of framed prints).
Bathroom was excellent. Double sink, so we didn't have to fight over it. Good powerful shower over a small bath, beday (spelling?), etc. All linen was changed every day and good soaps restocked.
All very clean.
Perfect location on the Universitat square, 10 mins walk from Las Ramblas, 100 yards from airport bus stop (arrival only, you have to walk down to the Placa Catalunya to get it back) and 100 yards from the metro/main bus stops.
PS do recommend the Sagrada Familia (? Gaudi's unfinished church) and watching a game at the Nou Camp (Even my girlfiend loved it and she's not a fan). Also Los Caracols for excellent food (off Las Ramblas) and La Forno? a couple of doors along. Food on Las Ramblas itself is rubbish or very expensive
Excellent! Great location, lovely clean room and bathroomfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We had a double room booked directly through the hotel's website - the room was a decent size with a wardrobe containing a safe, a dressing table with large TV, and a lovely clean spacious all marble bathroom. The bathroom has a hairdryer and complementary toiletries, and a bath with shower. Housekeeping came every day even when we left the room around midday, and I used the laundry service once and my clothes were returned the same afternoon! We had no problem with noise whatsoever and our window looked out onto some blocks of flats which was not exactly a view but not at all offensive. The room also had air-conditioning.
We didn't have breakfast at the hotel but there are lots of cafes and shops nearby selling croissants and pastries.
The hotel is in a fantastic location - an easy 10 minute walk to Placa Catalunya, and 1 minute from Universitat square and Metro which also has many restaurants and shops. Cab drivers all knew the hotel location but do be warned - none of them speak any English!
The only negative point which is worth bearing in mind is that our room had no spare plug points - we had to unplug the TV to charge up our phones etc. There is one plug point in the bathroom but this isn't always convenient. If you have a lot of items to charge up I would advise taking a small extension lead.
In all this is a fantastic hotel, very clean and well run, very comfortable and above all brilliantly located for just about everything. Taxis are not expensive but there are Metro stops everywhere! We will definitely be returning to Hotel Splendid on our next visit to Barcelona!
great value-one irritating incidentfrom clc1
Excellent value and locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Valuefrom suzysue
Great Locationfrom traimartin
The hotel is clean and the staff friendly. The breakfast was continental i.e. meats and cheese but also had the typical english breakfast foods of bacon, egg and sausages which my husband thought was fantastic.
My only one minor complaint would be (as mentioned by another Tripadvisor Member previously) the rooms are not sound proof. We had a particularly noisey group of young lads on our floor and they rolled in at 4am and 6am shouting and slamming the doors.
I would definately stay at this hotel again.
Good Locationfrom Coley1969
Splendid? Yes!from WeHoEuro
Do check their website for rates and deals: hotel-splendid
In December, we paid only 70 Euros per night for a double room. I booked the breakfast online and saved fifty percent—only six Euros per person. The breakfast is very good with a wide variety of choices.
The staff is friendly and helpful.
The area is very safe but I will make one tiny suggestion: Late at night, do not go wandering in El Raval unless you know where you are going. The hotel faces Placa Goya and late at night, across the Placa, you will find some interesting characters. Stick to the main streets.
Here is a great website for taking a virtual walk through the neighborhood: Pages Jaunes: Photos de Villes.
Select Barcelona and enter the address of the hotel (Muntaner 2). From there you can navigate the immediate neighborhood and all of Barcelona (or Paris, or Madrid or many other cities.) Or, enter just the street name and cruise straight down the street!
Top Local Tips for Barcelona
PICK POCKETS ABOUND My fellow travelor had her luggage stolen right in front of her as she was asking someone for directions. When she went to the local police about it, they responded with " your'e in Barcelona now, nothing we can do'. The police even described the assailant to her because he's so well known for his crime sprees. We found that everyone in public service was there to rip you off, from the shuttle bus driver, hotel clerks, waiters, taxi drivers.... Beautiful city but just watch your money and your belongings.
Aerobus stops Easy to get aerobus from airport into various stops en route into the city. However on the way back we discovered the bus does not stop at Universitat so we would have had to walk to Catalunya - we got a taxi - 4 of us on the bus was 16 euro; the taxi was 25 euro.
Tour Bus Barcelona is a big, big city so take a couple of days on the tour bus, a bargain at 24 euros!
Other names for Acta Splendid Hotel Barcelona
- hotel acta splendid
- acta splendid barcelona
- Address: Muntaner, 2 - Barcelona - 8011 - Spain
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