Ratings based on 340 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Just Right!

Posted 15-Jul-2014
We have consistently found the hotel to be well located, clean, comfortable and the staff friendly and courteous. Highly recommended!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London, UK

Dog friendly hotel, helpful staff

Posted 13-Jul-2014
Pros: Dog friendly, great location, secure parking, comfortable and clean
Cons: Plumbing needs major improvement
Location: Close to 2 Gaudi buildings, shopping and restaurants. Walking distance to Gaudi cathedral and gothic part of town. Port is 20 mins walking distance.
Good location, hotel provided dog sitting staff for ten euros per hour when we had a function to attend one evening. The room was clean with mini bar fridge but sub standard wall insulation for pipe works - you can hear toilets flushing and showering etc in rooms above as the pipes ran down through the interior of guest rooms and not on the outside corridor walls as would be normal practice. Also some toilet smells came into the guest rooms because of the poor insulation of soil pipes. A bonus is the parking which the hotel has 20 spaces. But there is also secure public car park directly opposite the hotel for same charge of twenty four euros per day. This is a good 3 star hotel and would be even better if they fix their plumbing!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bordentown, NJ

Quiet, central location in Barcelona

Posted 10-Jul-2014
Pros: The front desk clerk was very cordial, patient and helpful.
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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from cheshire

Central location , great for shopping

Posted 04-Jul-2014
Plenty to do in and around this hotel , close transport links to get around the city easy. Lots of bars,shops galore and plenty of choices to eat out.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from UK

A Quirky Hotel

Posted 04-Jul-2014
This hotels location was fantastic as it was within walking distance to good metro stations and the placa de catalunya. Never experienced the food services here but the room was always cleaned to a high standard and the pool facilities exceeded my expectations. My only negatives would be that being on a split level family room on the ground floor with a terrace close to the pool meant we were very over looked and sometimes disturbed by the noise also the corridors could be quite noisy if someone is checking in/out late, the reception staff were often appeared grumpy but always had an answered to every request or question. Overal a pleasant stay at Hotel Balmes.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mick from Staffordshire, England

Nice hotel but...

Posted 22-Jun-2014
Pros: The breakfast was delicious with lots of variety.
Cons: A more comfortable seat could have been provided in the room itself.
Although the hotel was very nice, the swimming pool was extremely small and good not really be used as such so if this is what you are after then it may be advisable to look elsewhere. I enjoyed my stay though and the room cleanliness and condition were both excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by pauline from yorkshire

Great hotel in a good location.

Posted 02-Jun-2014
Pros: Very comfortable not too far from main attractions. Small but nice pool complete contrast to bustling city.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Good location, there is so much to see in Barcelona a visit to the Information bureau is a must also the hop on hop off bus will help you see the atta
Staff very helpful nothing was too much trouble. We had a great time exploring Barcelona the only regret we needed more time as there is so much to see.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good central hotel

Posted 27-May-2014
Good hotel in central location. Rooms could do with updating though. Bit drab and neglected. Staff very friendly. nu
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by R. from Canada

Close to city center, Gracia St., Antoni Goudi Bui

Posted 21-May-2014
Pros: Nice staff, clean, nice SPA & small garden
Cons: lights was nort working properly and it took two days to repair it, not coffee maker in the rooms & rooms are small!
Location: Great location close to many tourist attraction by walking
In total, its a good hotel, but pricy comparing to other hotels that are on sale, like I could get a 5 star hotel with the same price I paid for my room!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by paul from london

Great price for Barcelona

Posted 09-May-2014
Better than we expected. Only downside were the maids at 7.30 each morning banging their carts around and speaking loudly to each other down the hallway. Free wifi worked perfectly.