"We've been back once, we'll go again...!"
Husa Pedralbes is a great hotel, without bludgeoning you around the head about it. It's quietly good, not over-stylishly hip, but solidly comfortable - exactly what you want for a short break. It's convenient for some really lovely, quiet suburban areas of Barcelona that are well worth exploring, and whilst it might not be *right* in the thick of the city centre, that makes for a cheaper stay, and anyway, the Maria Cristina Metro stop is between 5 and 10 minutes' walk away, and everything is easily accessible from there.
It's hard to find any negatives: the breakfast is perhaps a tad on the pricey side and a little underwhelming at that, but that doesn't really irk, as the surrounding area is packed with funky cafés and artisan bakeries - there are two literally within two minutes of the hotel door, and others further afield - so that isn't really a problem. If I was being *really* picky, I'd say the decor is ever so slightly faded on some of the upper floors, but I have to really dig to even come with this comment, and it doesn't apply to the rooms. We've now stayed here twice, and on both occasions I've been surprised that the rooms are furnished to such a high standard in what is supposedly a three-star hotel - they seem of better quality than that.
In short, Husa Pedralbes won't overwhelm you with its stunning beauty or romantic qualities, but if you want a comfortable, affordable, quietly impressive hotel in a leafy part of Barcelona, this is for you. We'll be back!
Matt and Melanie from Cambridge, United Kingdom