We recommend the location and prices
The Hotel Actual in the heart of Barcelona, just on Paseo de Gracia and a minute walk to La Pedrera of Gaudí, was built on an old building with the interior totally remade. This modern 3 stars hotel that has an excellent price / quality relation, surrounds us with elegant décor and a notable personnel. All services of a modern hotel, including free wifi. We recommend not to miss the breakfast.
We would not stay here again if we ever returned to Barcelona. Very cramped room, not accommodating for a wheelchair and no seat for our daughter, who uses one. The hotel was quite far from attractions, but it was a true reflection of the price we paid. We ended up checking out early and stayed in a hotel closer to the airport.
It was not great and if I visit Barcelona again I will definitely choose somewhere else. Pros: some of the rooms had very helpful features such as usb chargers and night stands. The rooms were relatively newer than the other hotels we stayed in on our trip. The location was very convenient. Most of the staff were very helpful. There is a second door which greatly reduces noise from other guests. Cons: Despite asking for a quiet room away from the main road we were put in a room facing a very busy and noisy street. One of the rooms did not have the usb feature even though it wasn't renovated. The room was quite small. The wifi signal was very weak.
We arrived to our room feeling beyond tired and wanting to collect ourselves. The check-in process left a lot to be desired, with the staff being distracted and unhelpful. We were not told the important details we needed to know, such as access to WiFi, the location of breakfast, and when checkout was. When we got to the room (1st floor beyond the elevators), the state of it shocked us; the bed sheet had hair on it, the bathroom had used towels, and there were female hygiene products in the bin. We went to the front desk to ask for another room and they could not help us - they just said they would come by and clean the room. This was a bad first impression that has been hard to shake off. The WiFi is also unreliable.
Hotel Actual was an exceptional choice! The staff were incredible, always friendly and eager to help in any way. The room was pristine, with a balcony overlooking the bustling street below. The location of the hotel was ideal for sightseeing, as there were plenty of shops and activities nearby. Noise was not an issue, and I felt like a true city-dweller during my stay. I will definitely return next time I'm in Barcelona and cannot recommend this hotel enough!
The Hotel Actual was an outstanding choice of accommodation during my visit to this great city. The location couldn't be better; only a short taxi ride away from the airport, surrounded by wonderful local restaurants, and walking distance to local attractions. The room was exactly what I had expected, with a comfortable bed, great shower, and enough air conditioning to keep the room pleasantly cool. The breakfast selection was more than enough, and I was satisfied with the choices they had. Reception staff were very helpful in both giving me directions and ordering taxis. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a pleasant experience and good value for money.
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