"Good but uncomfortable rooms"
Good,perfect location, but small rooms. Also interior rooms with windows facing a kind of small skylight.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Small room with some maintenance issues, but nice lobby, and great little courtyard oasis for sun and lunch.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Balmes, Barcelona"
This is a great hotel for its' price range. The location is excellent: right off the Passeig de Gracia in the L'Eixample, close to trams and subway and busses. This area of Barcelona is stately and quiet. Great shopping and 5 star restaurants are nearby, as is the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Battlo. The hotel offers a decent breakfast downstairs […] in its' Bauhaus inspired dining room. The rooms are basic but comfortable and the staff is responsive and friendly. The concierge is great; the dining room staff is outstanding. I would stay there again. Big perk: this hotel has a pool and a lovely courtyard. I thought I would use it more, but walking around Barcelona is intoxicating. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent choice in downtown Barcelona"
We loved staying at the Balmes in Barcelona. Excellent staff, comfortable rooms and perfect location. Right where you want to be!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have consistently found the hotel to be well located, clean, comfortable and the staff friendly and courteous. Highly recommended!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, central location in Barcelona"
We had two rooms for two days and one for a third day. It was our first time in the Barcelona. We focused our visits, as many do, on Gaudi buildings and the Gothic district. So the location was super! Even access to City Tour buses and the Metro system was simple. There was an ample supply of extremely nearby quality dining options. The hotel's bar […] was generally empty, presumably the person manning the front desk also is the bar tender. We ate breakfasts at the hotel. they were fine but offered little variety from one day to the next. Newspapers in that room and at the front desk were available but only in Spanish and, I suppose, Catalan. WIFI and TV service were suitable.The pool was welcome, but small and heavily used by families. The hotel's decor was stylish in a simple, modern manner with some African art donning public areas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Last night in Barcelona"
We were pleased with the size of the room and the beautiful setting. Wish we had stayed there longer (though the bed was a bit too firm...).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Business and Leisure in Barcelona"
I was booked into the Balmes through work, and had an extended stay with my husband after. I decided to stay at the same hotel and am glad I did. Hotel is fairly well located, if you like to walk, which wasn't a problem for us. Located within two blocks of Passeig Gracia, which was a straight shot to Las Ramblas, etc. Hotel staff all spoke excellent […] English, which was fantastic, and they were all very nice and accommodating. Georges at the front desk was super helpful. Our room had a terrace, which we loved, but didn't keep the door open too much as the neighborhood (all of Barcelona?) is pretty noisy. Room had a/c which was great and definitely needed, even in spring. Neighborhood seemed safe, and we were out pretty late a few nights. Overall, a great stay, I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value...but window facing directly out onto wall and noisey bathroom plumping all nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple hotel close to the center"
The hotel is okay for your money. Good location . Good restaurants close by. Our room had no view or window. Strong wifi connections. Overall I give it a B-Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great find"
Excellent location. Clean. Helpful staff. Excellent price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very trendy in a good location to many sites"
The hotel was very clean and the staff was very helpful and pleasant. The location was a long walk or short tube ride from many main attractions (Placa de Catalunya, Sagrada Família, the port area, etc.).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location with tinyiest beds!"
This hotel is in a perfect location for visiting Barcelona. lots of nice restaurants,bars and shopping areas are 5 mins by walk. But the biggest drawback of this hotel is that they have the smallest beds i have ever seen!i can not even turned to other side when i was sleeping during my whole stay!room was superior supposedly but i didnt see any difference […] from standart room so dont spend your money on an upgrade! rooms were clean,hotel was nice and gnereal manager was very kind and he interested on our feedbacks personally,thanks for his efforts.if you are tall,chhose another hotel,if you dont care about bed size then it is a perfect place to stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Close to the action. Nice breakfast. Swimming pool area was nice. Friendly staff. Good experience .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was clean yet smelled like a sewer. After this was brought to their attention they promptly moved us. The condition of the hotel shows some signs of neglect. Almost all plumbing fixtures were falling off/apart. The toilet was not properly secured in both rooms. The faucet handle moved and was not located for proper function. And the walls were […] paper thin.Lot's of restuarants in the area and centrally located. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overpriced hotel for the accommodations. This is a two star property. Felt like a dormitory room. Tiny with no window. Should have included breakfast for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is centrally located, nicely renovated and clean. Great value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel with a good location"
Good hotel in a good location very close to rambla CatalunyaGenuine Expedia guest review
We were not informed until we arrived that our room was on 3 levels. 2 of us are handicapped. The stairs - 9 steps up & 9 down to bedrooms - were very difficult. They did not offer to change our room. Their English was very limited.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fair hotel with a great location"
It's a small hotel with not too much facilities, but with a great location in Barcelona. You are at a walking distance from Paseo de Gracia and on the same street of La Sagrada Familia Cathedral by Gaudi. Overall, it was a great experience because of the city, however if you are looking for complimentary services in hotel, you might feel disappointed. The […] first room that was given had the air condition broken, and during our stay in the second room the goods within minibar were never changed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I traveled with my 3 adult children. The 2 bedroom apartment was very accommodating. Taxis were a little difficult to secure. Hotel very close to Sagradra Famillia. We would likely stay here again..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"met our needs"
The Balmes has a very good central location. It is a comfortable walk to the Metro and many nearby restaurants. The street was quiet enough to leave windows open at night, yet busy enough to easily hail a taxi at 5am.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent hotel - stuffy room"
Service staff seemed super friendly, front desk staff not so cheery. The room felt stale and unused, could of done with a decent airing out and maybe some filtering on the AC. The public space seems to be where the most effort went. The jacuzzi is not hot and the pool is not heated although a pleasant space if you are just sitting by it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful Hotel in the perfect Barcelona location!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"walkable to the must see sights"
The stay was excellent, arrived 10:00 am at the hotel, and they already have room available, was on the 2nd floor street side and had no problem with noises. walkable to anywhere I want to. I will stay there again, just the free wireless is tricky have to be upgraded,well the wireless is free so I'm ok with it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but not the best"
Hotel was centrally located to main sights. Metro was a little bit of a hike. Room was not ideal for family as wife and I had to sleep in twin beds or a pull out couch. A few minor issues: maintenance done on property (including loud drilling) done in early morning and afternoon affected sleep and or nap; safe in room required deposit to operate; pool […] not heated; and wife had to get hair dryer from front desk. Main issue with hotel was taxi driver they hooked us up with to go to airport. The taxi driver (friend of hotel staff) showed up early and charged us for chatting with his friend at the hotel desk. Before we got in the cab, the taxi meter was at 9.20 euros (not including supplement for Sunday morning). Be wary of ordering a cab from front desk unless you are ok with this premium. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"3 Star, Really - We consider this a 4 STAR hotel!"
This is a wonderful hotel right in the middle of everything and it is just charming. The pool is an added plus after too much walking, sightseeing, cava, tapas..... you get the idea.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and cozy hotel, greatttttt location"
Clean and cozy hotel, greatttttt location. The best thing I can say about this hotel that you have excellent walking access to most of the Barca sight seenGenuine Expedia guest review
Lots of good restaurants, walking distance to many sights. Really no 'view' out of the upper level rooms. The upgrade to the Executive suite (10 euros per day) was well with the cost. Parking really tough but front staff was helpful. Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, quiet, perfect location"
At any other time, this is a great hotel for the price. During Mobile World Congress, it was not worth the EUR320/night...though that was half of similar hotels nearby. Balmes is a gem...perfectly located for my needs, very clean, quiet...though occasional hallway noise, and all the staff I encountered were helpful and friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel and Staff"
It was great and only 10minute walk from Las RamblasGenuine Expedia guest review
very well-run, modern, great neighborhood. The pool and patio area in the back are lovely. Excellent value for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very personalized service. We were pleased with our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were fairly disappointed with the Hotel Balmes for one reason in particular. The walls were paper-thin. We heard everything that happened on our floor and on the floor below us, because our room was a two-floor loft. This was particularly problematic when at 7AM we heard loud knocking and "La Policia!" shouted. We awoke in a panic thinking we were […] being arrested in a foreign country. It turned out not to be our room, but the fact that we thought it was demonstrates how thin these walls are. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you are a light sleeper. In addition to this, our shower wouldn't drain, and when we asked the front desk about it, there was no offer to fix it or move us to another room. They just recommended fidgeting with the drain. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel advertise the sauna and the hot tub. Both didn't work. We stayed 4 nights and still nothing works. First night I asked some guest that was already at the hotel and he said that the facilities didn't work when he arrived either. Seems like both are being broken for a wile, but all you get for the answer is " we are waiting for repair - this […] way they'll wait forever. I booked this hotel because they had sauna ( which is actually the steam room, but it doesn't matter since it's not working) and the hot tub, so we could relax there after long walks in Barcelona. I am very disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Convenient location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great spot just North of Tourist Stops"
The hotel made for a great stay and was about 1km+ North of the majority of the tourist spots. If you want to be close but a little bit away from everything, I highly suggest it. I also loved the tapas resteraunt just a few doors east down the street called Catalana!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the location of the hotel is ideal just a block away from "La Rambla"... clean, staff is freindly and the room we had was very nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"very close to Gaudi House, Restruants &Transp."
It was very nice friendly and helpful staff Excellent breakfast offered.Clean and well maintained. For the price could not go wrong.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient place to move around in BCN"
Everything was wonderful except the parking lot. Very small and unfortunately my car got a scratch that represented me 165 euros for a scratch that I didnt do it, but overall it was pleasant, good price and convenient to move around in downtown Barcelona.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everything great, except the front desk!"
The room was great, fabulous size! The location was wonderful. You can walk to many sites and the hotel is near buses and trains. Lots of boutiques/restaurants around hotel. Front desk generally unfriendly and unhelpful. Your room key lights the whole room except bathroom so when you shut the lights off you need to plug your phone into another socket […] disconnected from the circuit so it still charges. Lights do work manually above bed without key lighting room. Found this out last night I was there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The location of the hotel was so so. We had to walk about 15-20 minutes to get to The Placa de Catalunya and Las Ramblas. The hallway where my room was smelled like smoke. Rooms are very small and the windows from my and my friends' rooms faced a brick wall. Staff was nice. Overall, I would say my biggest complaint was the location. We really were not […] close to any major attractions. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Clean and Convenient"
Great location, very close to Plaza Catalunya. Staff was very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Great location, spotty WiFi"
I really enjoyed this hotel with the exception of the WiFi. As a business traveler, the connection was spotty at best. The rest of the hotel was beautiful, well-located and Yes, I still would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"No complaints whatsoever!"
Central location close to restaurants, shops, sites of interest to tourists and all transportation. Friendly and helpful staff willing to use whatever English they knew, which was always enough. Lobby and room nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. When we arrived we were shown to our room which had two twin beds. We asked if they could be put together. […] Instead we were offered a much larger room with a queen/king sized bed for the same rate. Instead of a little terrace the window opened onto an air shaft, which was fine with us since we heard no street noise. We stayed five nights and were very pleased with everything...no complaints whatsoever. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to must see sights."
The dinning room was expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel in a great location"
Close to great sites in Barcelona. Service at the hotel was great, but our bed wasn't super-comfortable, and the design of our room was odd (split level with a very small bedroom area). All in all a good choice though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Could be better"
My original room was very small, the bedside lamp was broken and water was leaking from the air-conditioner. The window looked out onto a brick wall and airshaft. I was moved the next day and loved the new location, overlooking the beautiful courtyard and pool. Very comfortable and quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First off, whatever they use to clean the room reeks. Not only that, but I don't think the AC in the room worked because my room was insanely hot. The night manager at the hotel was completely disrespectful when I asked for a new room given the condition. Maybe I just got a bad room, but I would definitely not stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
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