$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 27, 2014 Check-out: Apr 28, 2014

BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

3 stars
Ronda de Sant Pere, 15, Barcelona, 08010
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
31 reviews
Fair Fare

Is a great location for such a cheap hotel.. but the room was clean and enough for the day in the... See full review

  • Alterego
  • Feb 6, 2013
Great Location

Hotel Ducat is in a great location right off of Plaça Catalunya. It's located across the street... See full review

  • ESL Teacher
  • Jun 18, 2012
Cozy hotel with free Wi-Fi convenient to all Barcelona attractions
The five-floor Hotel Gran Ducat has an enviable location a short walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. A sojourn at this snug property places guests right in the heart of the action in Barcelona's city center. Most attractions, such as the buzzing Gothic Quarter and elegant Eixample district with its Modernist architecture, sit just a hop and a skip on foot or by metro. The well-informed staff is a treasure trove of information about things to do in the area and further afield. The pleasant rooms come complete with free Wi-Fi.
Highlights
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Stellar location a short walk from Plaza Catalunya
  • Business center on the premises
  • Well-informed hotel staff
Rooms

At Hotel Gran Ducat, the 64 rooms are spread over two floors. Each unit, designed for maximum comfort, includes the full range of trimmings such as air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, radio, en-suite bathroom with toiletries, a desk and double beds. Wireless Internet is available in all the rooms and, as an added benefit, it's free. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Features

In addition to well-equipped rooms, Hotel Gran Ducat features a business center, a TV room and bilingual staff at the 24-hour reception desk. Services (fees apply) include laundry, ticket sales and car rentals. Newspapers are complimentary for guests. The hotel's location is unbeatable, a stroll away from Plaza Catalunya and the many restaurants and bars of the Gothic Quarter and Born districts nearby. The Modernist landmarks of Eixample, such as Gaudi-designed La Pedrera, are also an easy walk away from Hotel Gran Ducat.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.9 mi/12.8 km)
  • Closest metro stops: Urquinaona (on the L1 and L4 lines), Catalunya (on the L1 and L3 lines)
Attractions
  • Plaza Catalunya (.1 mi/.2 km)
  • Las Ramblas (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Picasso Museum (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • La Pedrera (.6 m/1.1 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1 mi/1.6 km)
Business
  • Free fax and photocopying at the small business center
  • Free wireless Internet service throughout

BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel Rooms

Double
Room with one double bed includes safety deposit box, flat screen Television, elegant bathrooms, hairdryer & complimentary items.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

41.3888 2.1717
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Prat Airport - 13 Km and Barcelona International Airport.
Area description
Situated in the heart of Barcelona, this beautiful hotel is within easy reach of all the wonders of this cosmopolitan city.

Nearby points of interest

  • El Corte Inglés: 0.1 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.1 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.2 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.2 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 0.2 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.2 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.3 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.3 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.3 mi
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 0.3 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.1 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.1 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.2 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.2 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 0.2 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.2 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.3 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.3 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.3 mi
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 0.3 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.3 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 0.3 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.4 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.4 mi
  • Monasterio de San Pedro de las Puellas: 0.4 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.4 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.4 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.4 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.4 mi
  • Casa de la Ciutat: 0.4 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0.4 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 0.4 mi
  • Palau Reial Major: 0.4 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Plaza Catalunya: 0.4 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.4 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.5 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.5 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.5 mi
  • Arc de Triomf: 0.5 mi
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 0.5 mi
  • Ancient synagogue: 0.5 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.5 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
31 out of 31
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
Alterego
Colombia
Feb 6, 2013

Fair Fare

Is a great location for such a cheap hotel.. but the room was clean and enough for the day in the city...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Irish sweethearts
Ireland
Jul 31, 2012

Short couples break

Hotel is so central it literally is right in the middle of the city centre so that was great. On the downside the room was really noisy you could really hear traffic and metros, although it didnt bother us too much it might not be ideal for light sleepers! We had a problem with our bathroom the toilet was leaking. I asked twice at reception for this to be fixed they assured me a technician would fix it the next day. It was never fixed. Cheap and cheerful if on a budget but don't expect luxury!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk down to the end of la rambla for the maremagnum shopping mall!

Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

5
ESL Teacher
Secaucus, New Jersey
Jun 18, 2012

Great Location

Hotel Ducat is in a great location right off of Plaça Catalunya. It's located across the street from El Corte Inglés (department store/supermarket), less than a block from the metro and Passeig de Gracia, and a block from las Ramblas, so it is close to numerous bars, restaurants, and shops. The staff is very friendly & speaks English as well. The room was very clean, had wi-fi & also a terrace easily big enough for 4 people. Because it was on the backside of the hotel there wasn't a view, but it was quiet. The only thing the room was missing was a fridge, but that was not that big of an issue. Overall, my wife & I would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

You can take an airport shuttle which stops at Plaça Catalunya and this is a half block away from the hotel.

Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

4
MaryandRog
Indiana
Apr 24, 2012

Great Location to downtown

Very helpful on what to do in Barcelona. It was in the downtown area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Right in the downtown area where all the stores and attractions are. It is all in walking distance

Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

4
The Sweetzer
New York, NY, USA
Feb 23, 2012

Great Location

The hotel had minimal amenities, but has everything you need for a short stay in Barcelona. The staff was very helpful as well. I recomend for a one or two night stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

3
ChalesH
Business
Taipei, Taiwan
Feb 9, 2012

perfect location, poor wifi

The location is perfect, close to everything you need. The WiFi was down, and never came back since the second day of my stay. Don't stay in the lower floor room, Metro passing by day and night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

a good location for shopping. Would be good if you like shopping.

Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Alley Girl
San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 22, 2011

Barcelona Hotel

This hotel was in an awesome location....right down the street from Plaza Catalunya and therefore near alot of major attractions but overall the room was VERY small but clean and simple. The hotel itself was simply done..nothing too special. Besides this, my only major complaint would be the noise. It wasn't because of our centralized location in Barcelona,,,it was within the hotel itself...the quality of the doors with the younger (and I am 32!) crowd made it hard to sleep at night:(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Definitely hop on the bus tour that starts right in the Plaza Catalunya...we opted for the 2 day pass for 30euro and it was great...it was a hop on/off to all of the major attractions in Barcelona and you need two days to cover that ground! We also used it just to get to places for those two days..

Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Irvine, CA
Aug 27, 2010

hotel ducat,bcn

the standard of 3-star hotel in Barcelona (may be in other European countries) is for more lower than those in the U.S. or Asia. Don't expect a lobby, concierge, bellman, coffe shop or pool etc. Rather this is a neat place for you to sleep. As a tourist, we shouldn't ask too much because everything is expensive. Furthermore, hotel rate keep rising every day in peak season.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

very close to the tourist hot spot.

Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Saudi Arabia
Aug 20, 2010

very good location

I really like the location of this hotel. Everything are around us. The most important street which is las Rambla is just two blokes from the hotel. Also, the station city buses are on front of the hotel and the metro is just 20 meter from the hotel. On the other hand, the rooms are very small but modern and clean. I think this hotel is good for guys friend but not families because the small rooms. Also, u can ask the people who work in the front desk about which places that u can visit, they are very helpful. Thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BCN Urban Gran Ducat Hotel

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
los angeles,ca
Jul 12, 2010

disappointment

room was like utility room very small, window was looking to a ventilation area, our room has hotel's air conditioning ducks very loud noise always, very cheap- bad mattress - torn at the side-we had a hard time sleeping , second day we put all the towels on a floor for fresh ones , came back and found all the dirty towels(some of them were wet)on hangers we couldn't believe it and there is no wash-cloths.Tv. was not working, no end-tables, no service bar . This place is close to a major attraction but not a good neighborhood , I recommend to find hotels little far but good ones. Because of this hotel we were very uncomfortable and stressful in Barcelona. I am not the person who spends lots of time in hotel, but this hotel is really terrible .Before booking I read all the reviews and thought how bad could it be? and we were only looking central location and I was wrong! do not book this hotel ever!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fish market, la Boqueria

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