Husa Oriente Hotel, Barcelona
Reviews - Husa Oriente Hotel
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Adventurer
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Husa Oriente Hotel
Fantastic Location - clean and comfortable room.from DuchampLondon
Otherwise room was well serviced every day (on request) and the beds (for a six plus footer) were ample and very comfortable (lovely fresh white pillows/linen.) The room heating/air-con was responsive and effective.
The buffet (eat as much as you like) breakfast had a wide choice of cheeses, fruits, meats/hams, breads, cereal, coffee - a vast variety of teas etc. The value of which depends on how much you want to eat (12 Euros).
Staff were attentive and friendly when you wanted them but otherwise discrete. Overall we would go back again - but I fear the price will never be as cheap, so this hotel may not be such good value as it was to us.
great city,poor value hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
AWFUL experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Superb location but very ordinaryfrom PeteLuton_England
t Bother Staying Herefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Well, first, the management is remodeling not restoring this hotel. Almost anything that used to be historical in the building has been euthanized. The two good things I can say about this hotel is that it is on the Rambla, so you walk out the front door and it's all before you. You can also walk to the waterfront easily. The second thing which I can compliment is the size of the room and bathroom, both huge, but no charm left in either.
They've already taken out almost all of the beautiful lights (you can still find about 3 in the lobby of the hotel and can imagine what it must have been like before these people got ahold of it), removed the historical wooden windows and replaced them with vinyl, taken out the old floors and inserted a pergo-like substitute, removed the original wood or marble moldings, OY, what are they thinking? Isn't there an antiquities preservation society in Barcelona to do battle for these buildings to be protected?
What should be a gorgeous dining room (pictured in all advertisements)... was being equally remuddled. By the time that these owners of the hotel are finished, it won't have anything historical left. Even the marble floors were being ruined. What once were 14 foot tall french doors were being replaced or mistreated. Jack hammers were tearing apart the whole place. The gorgeous chandaliers still hanging in the dining room (how many hundreds of years old?) were left uncovered, and were filthy from dust and dirt flying from the construction project, and being scratched unmercilessly by marble chips and concrete particles. It was sicking to see such history being destroyed by people with no understanding of antiquities or vision of preservation. So, you had no place to eat in the hotel, and the room (altho huge), was sterile with cheap furniture and lights, and very uninviting.
The hotel lobby had harsh overhead lighting, and white-washed walls. The carpet at the front door was filthy. No beauty or charm left in this hotel. Our room faced a side-street, and looked out onto a youth hostel, with all their laundry hanging from the balconies. Needless to say, it was noisy as hell all night with people partying and shouting at 2-6 a.m. Lot's of prostitutes on this street, also.
We also had a pharmacia electric sign hanging right next to our hotel window, although they turn off the sign eventually. So, not only was the view from our room awful...but this was in response to my requesting hotel staff to "give us a wonderful room," when we checked in.
There was no room service, and the only food you could get in the hotel was in the morning, when they had a "buffet" set up. That was a total joke, since there was hardly any food. We also saw the "kitchen," which was dirty and makeshift. Maybe there was some cereal and coffee, but no pastries, eggs, meats, etc. We certainly didn't want to eat there, not only because it would have been a waste of our money (yes, they made you pay extra for it..and this place is expensive), but the dirt in the hotel from construction was all over the place.
Don't bother to stay at this hotel, when there are so many beautiful places in Barcelona.
Great view to Ramblafrom Petteri
The bathroom was not so special, water coming a little bit slowly. Breakfast ok. Hospitality fine. We enjoyed our week!
And if you don't mind a little street sounds in the night, ask for a room with Rambla-view. It's something fantastic!
Nice Hotel But Very Noisy!from A TripAdvisor Member
One step up from a hostelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We refused to accept this and were given a better room, with large windows and a large bathroom, but the standard was still well below what we had come to expect of a 3star hotel in Spain. The furniture was still basic, the room so small that we could not pass each other, and the bathroom tiles were bulging off the walls, the floor tiles were cracked and chipped and the handbasin did not drain properly. The smell of sewage came up through the pipes. The windows opened on to a light well, and rooms were being renovated across from us.
Towels were changed daily, and the bath and basin were cleaned, but otherwise there were no signs of cleaning.
We were caught in the lift twice - once we had to be rescued and the other time the door eventually opened but the lift didn't move again.
When we requested a hairdryer at the desk, they told us they didn't have any.
The hotel is in a great position and has potential - a very grand dining room, with an adequate but boring breakfast, and beautiful function rooms. Perhaps when and if the renovations are ever completed, it would be worth staying there, but at the moment - find somewhere else.
A very disappointing experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not the best!from fur-ball
Top Local Tips for Barcelona
Cook & Taste Fantastic Spanish Cooking Course! The kitchen is beautiful and is a lovely converted apartment overlooking La Rambla. The day starts with a tour around the markets where the chef buys some of the produce for the day and shares interesting insights. Cook a magnificent spanish feast and learn some local tips and history. Enjoy wine while you cook and taste the amazing results.
Taller de Tapas For excellent, easy-access tapas visit Taller de Tapas in Placa del Pi near La Rambla. Staff speak English (if you wish) and the food is absolutely superb. Can sit in or out (subject to 10% surcharge).
Ramblas Unless you are made of money, I would think twice about drinking in many of the little makeshift bars/restaurants along ramblas. We made the mistake of sitting at one one night and when we asked for large beer we got a steiner (two pinter). It cost 11 euros for just one. These places are linked to hotels etc along ramblas so beware the what you ask for and always check or ask before you sit down. Its pretty dissapoiniting as far as nightlife is concerened, as its difficult to find just a bar without it being a restaurant too. there are many but they take some finding.
Other names for Husa Oriente Hotel
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- husa oriente
- Address: Ramblas, 45 - Barcelona - 8002 - Spain
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