Barcelo Raval

4 stars
View map of Rambla del Raval, 17-21, Barcelona, 08001

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

80%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
4.2
Stay in the hip part of town at this snappy tower hideaway

Located inside a bold futuristic tower in the trendy Raval district, just steps away from Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, Barcelo Raval offers cutting-edge interior design in its swanky rooms with panoramic city vistas. If these views aren't enough, the hotel's rooftop terrace with a swimming pool showcases a 360-degree look at Barcelona's roofs. The on-site fitness center with a sauna provides a workout and relaxation retreat. The new B Lounge serves a-la-carte breakfast (fees apply) as well as lunch, dinner and cocktails.

Highlights
  • Swanky, modern rooms with panoramic city vistas
  • Rooftop terrace with a swimming pool
  • Snazzy B-Lounge serving tapas and cocktails
  • Excellent location in the trendy Raval neighborhood

 

Rooms

At Barcelo Raval, enormous windows in all the rooms provide panoramic city views and heaps of natural light. Rooms showcase a stylish black and white decor and mood lighting. State-of-the-art tech trimmings are present too, including flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. Rooms also come with open-plan bathrooms, mini office area, as well as mini bar and Nespresso machine. Guests choose between superior and deluxe rooms or junior suites.

Features

The location is among the many drawing cards of Barcelo Raval. Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter are steps away, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). The snazzy B Lounge with a small outdoor terrace serves food all day, including a-la-carte breakfast (fees apply), light fare lunches and evening tapas paired with an elaborate cocktail menu. For business visitors, the hotel offers meeting rooms with natural light and services of a conference concierge. Other hotel services include lite-box breakfast delivered to your room, room service and 24-hour concierge. Barcelo Raval is a pet-friendly hotel.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.3 mi/11.9 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Liceu (L3 line)
Attractions
  • Las Ramblas (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Passeo de Gracia (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Port Olimpic (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.7 mi/2.7 km)

Barcelo Raval Rooms

SUPERIOR - ROOM
Enjoy a modern and simple, sophisticated design that offers maximum comfort in every detail. A technology tower with all the necessary elements for work, comfortable beds and pillows, a 32" flat screen TV and 73 channels, an iPod loader, a safe, a Nespresso coffee maker, wireless Internet access, a complete minibar and a large variety of amenities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

41.3791 2.1693
Area served
Review Lounge: an urban, cosmopolitan concept in catering. For the morning, a comprehensive, attractive breakfast menu the ReStart range, for starting off the day full of energy.
Nearby airports
20 minutes by car from airport
Area description
A privileged location in the Raval, Barcelona's top fashion district, just 5 minutes' walk away from the contemporary art museums: the MACBA and the CCCB 5 minutes' walk from the famous Ramblas boulevard, and 10 minutes from the port area. With perfect underground-metro and bus connections to everywhere in the city 20 minutes' taxi-ride to the airport 5 minutes' walk from Plaza Catalunya and the Gothic District (featuring the Cathedral)

Nearby points of interest

  • El Raval: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.1 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.1 mi
  • Sant Pau del Camp: 0.2 mi
  • Palau Güell: 0.2 mi
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 0.2 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.2 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.3 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.3 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça del Rei: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça Reial: 0.3 mi
  • Teatre Principal: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.3 mi
  • El Raval: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.1 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.1 mi
  • Sant Pau del Camp: 0.2 mi
  • Palau Güell: 0.2 mi
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 0.2 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.2 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.3 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.3 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça del Rei: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça Reial: 0.3 mi
  • Teatre Principal: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.3 mi
  • Montjuïc funicular: 0.3 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.3 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Square: 0.4 mi
  • Centre d'Art Santa Mònica: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Wax Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Ancient synagogue: 0.4 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.4 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.4 mi
  • Escola de la Llotja: 0.4 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.4 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.5 mi
  • Maritime Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Plaça Sant Jaume: 0.5 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.5 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.5 mi
  • Columbus Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.5 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.5 mi
  • Air Raid Shelter: 0.5 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.5 mi
  • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona: 0.5 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica de la Mare de Deu de la Merce: 0.5 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.5 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.5 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.5 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0.6 mi
  • Palau Reial Major: 0.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting rooms with daylight (N, NW, SW, S)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (30)

Ratings and reviews for Barcelo Raval

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
4.2

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kevthefish
Business
Worcester UK
Nov 5, 2013

A different place to stay.

The staff are excellent. Very helpfull. We had a compact mirror broken in the luggage Which left glass shards in the case. The room maid brought a vacuum cleaner to clear the case of the tiny pieces. The breakfast though overly expensive is comprehensive and very good with a nicely arranged buffet style selection. The rooms are very functional but the open bathroom in the room layout wont apeal to many. The pink lighting on the bed headboard gave it a cheap bordello feel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the Magic fountain. Fantastic light and water display done to music and its free. Arrive early as can be buisey and be aware of the wind direction. The art musium and historic buildings are awsome.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Agile Oldie
Business
Outside of London
Mar 25, 2013

Modern Hotel in older part of Barcelona

Visited with a friend for a city break. Think this hotel is more for business people however the area is un appealing with frequent police patrols. Noisy at night and a bit intimidating. 360 degree viewing platform is spectacular. Swimming pool is a joke. Maybe two arm strokes long by one wide.Room clean, beds comfortable, shower fairly good. Breakfast in hotel so expensive didn't bother. Staff quite pleasant. Noisy young people in adjacent rooms meant loss of one nights sleep. Wallpaper in bedroom black with green swirls, green ceiling, purple lights. Curtains black, floor to ceiling windows looking on to old blocks of apartments and lock up shops covered in graffiti. Stair wells painted black. Hotel very dark. This is my second trip to Barcelona, the hotel last time was much nicer in a better area. Recommend more research and look carefully at area as well as hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Happy Robert
Business
New Jersey
Jul 1, 2013

Nothing to write home about it

My stay at this hotel was ok overall. The room was small but I guess it's typical for Barcelona, or Europe for that matter; my biggest issue was that they turn the AC off during the day even if you leave the access card on the slot indicating that this is what one wants. Location was good as it was close to Las Ramblas but unfortunately too close to all the "night ladies" activities. I think for the price paid; I would stay there again

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The Flamenco show and dinner by the Palacio Municipal is phenomenal

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Charlotte, NC
Oct 27, 2009

Barcelo Raval - Barcelona

Hotel is very clean, nice, and modern. Staff is friendly, and the restaurant is good. The rooms are super modern, with buttons for everything from the nightlight to the curtains. This hotel is in the El Raval section of Las Ramblas, which is an absolutely terrible neighborhood. We went for a short walk around a large block and ended up walking past a block full of prostitutes just 1 block from this hotel.... and that was in the middle of the day on a Sunday! We were not comfortable leaving the hotel after dark. I would have rated this hotel a 5 Star if it weren't for the neighborhood.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Barcelo Raval

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brooklyngrl
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Jan 3, 2011

Funky hotel in slightly run down area

Check in was smooth and friendly, room was small but beds were comfy and room had some fun details like floor to ceiling windows with button operated curtains, nice toiletries and Nespresso machine. Building is very modern and not in the best neighborhood but easy walking to Las Ramblas. Large bed was two beds pushed together with separate bedding. Not the most romantic but clean, comfortable beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the metro, it's a great, safe, cheap and quick way to get around.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roma
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Gorgeous hotel in the heart of the city

I liked the fact that the hotel is in the center of the city. All you need to do is to walk to the key places around the hotel. The staff were also nice. In a nutshell, it is the place to be!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Barcelo Raval

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
yavoz
Business
australia
Oct 25, 2014

ok

under staffed, bathroom stink, long waiting time on reception as they only have one staff on most of thetime

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Barcelo Raval

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ECF AP
Business
Bay Area CA
Feb 4, 2014

Amazing Stay!

If you like modern at its best, spectacular views and stylish amenities, this is for you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
600 harbor
Business
New York, NY, USA
Nov 26, 2011

Barcelo Ravel.... not the nicest area for such a cool hotel

NOISEY!!! Walls are paper thin, Outside is noisy....Not in a nice area. BUT for the price.... if you do not mind walking 15 minutes to La Rambla.... it is a good value. The rooms are ultra modern. Great shower. Convenient to walk to everything. Area is seedy ....Lots of taxis right out the front door. Easy walk during the day to entire city. Never got in a taxi.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

If you want to stay close... food at Bar Raval a block away was very good!

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Review of Barcelo Raval

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, California
Jun 28, 2012

First time to Barcelona

A beautiful property and great location. The staff are incredible, but the hotel suffers from "overdesign" looks great but the glass structure keeps the heat in so the rooms can get rather toasty. I did change rooms several times to no avail. The hotel manager was extremely helpful and sent an engineer to lower the thermostat setting so I could control the temp. instead of the hotel setting of 17c Everything was PERFECT from then on!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

everything is at your doorsteps

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