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The hotel staff, Cleanliness, decorative style and central location was superb. I was very impress with the 2 story room and decor. The room had its own patio with sliding doors on the lower level which was pleasant after a long day of touring. The room didn’t provide a coffee maker which was surprising considering that all hotels usually do. The only negative input I can give is that the gym was very small and not much equipment other than some light weight dumbbells, a spinning bike and an elliptical machine, also not enough space to stretch. Lol. Other than the gym the hotel was excellent for a nice vacation in Barcelona! Highly recommend it. AC was cool and a plus by the way!

Love the two bedrooms with the loft and a nice view. The shower with the sun window was exquisite.

Nice area for catching a bus or walking to area. rooms are small to american standards, but nice. we were only there for 1 night. but it was nice.

Perfectly acceptable room, small swimming pool, very nice staff

Bathroom door did not have a lock! The fan did not work in the bathroom so it stinked all the time. We had to use an air freshener spray in the bathroom all the time. The room was not comfortable for our family (me, my wife and 2 kids - 9 and 13 years old), although it was a duplex family room. We did not like the duplex because of the stairs, and it was NEVER mentioned to us prior to arrival. All pictures in Orbitz showed a nice one-level, 1-bedroom apartment. I do not consider a room on the top of another room an "apartment"! There was NO in-room kitchen, although shown in Orbitz! The beds were not comfortable (cheap spring type beds), and the sofabed was very small and very uncomfortable for 2 persons. There was no mattress so we asked for extra blankets to put under us. The sofa bed was the spring type and made a lot of noise. The hotel would charge 17 euros for breakfast per person. I found it very expensive for what we'd get as breakfast. Our room was on the ground floor near the backyard, so there was a lot of noise coming through the thin walls, either people rolling their suitcases or people just talking in the hallways. It was almost impossible to sleep after 8-9 in the morning. On morning, the police came in the hotel lobby, near our room, questioning a person for over 2 hours. It was terrible as they talked loudly right behind our door. At least, I would expect the hotel staff to ask the police to go outside of the hotel! No, not a chance. Not a good experience.

We used this property for our first visit to Barcelona and really enjoyed staying here.. The location was easy to access both the Metro and buss system and also easy to head to airport. Plenty of nice eateries were nearby and one of the best in town for tapas. Clean, quiet property. We did upgrade to a courtyard room since the first was a bit closed quarters.

Very close to Las Ramblas and other attractions. We'd definitely return as the room was clean and quiet, and the service friendly.

This hotel was in a good location on Barcelona close to many nearby attractions. I would consider staying here again.

Clean, nice sized room. Pretty good location, walking distance to the metro to go wherever or a not too bad walk to La Rambla. Only complaint was hotel was I could hear other guests from my room.

Location is great, walking distance to all shopping and great restaurant. The room is big enough and have a big toilet. Price is reasonableness worth a stay.

Clean and modern, though the staff was a bit surly and didn't listen to our requests (nothing special, just things like an extra key). Location is great though.

Booked a two night stay . Pros: central location a few blocks from the Passeig de Gracia, good free wi-fi connection in the rooms. Cons: The room I had was dark and cramped. There was a window that looked out on an air shaft and, since I was on a lower floor, I never saw sunlight. The bed took up most of the space in the room; in fact, the bathroom -- which was well-equipped and modern -- was almost as large as the room itself. Noise insulation between rooms was poor as I could hear every word my neighbor said. I was only in Barcelona a little over a day essentially as a stopover and I have been to the city before so a bad hotel room wasn't a big deal but, if this were my first trip, this hotel room would have really depressed me. Given the number of other hotels in the city, I would not stay here again.

Wonderful room service cuisine, excellent staff (fluent in English), and the room was very accommodating, albeit small. Pool area was luxurious and the breakfast and bar services were superb. I highly recommend!

Cl. Mallorca, 216 Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Eixample, Balmes is within a 5-minute walk of Rambla de Catalunya and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Passeig de Gracia. This 98-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All of Balmes's 98 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bidets, and slippers. Rooms also include phones.


Property features

At Balmes, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is EUR 26.40 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 66 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Sofa Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Double or Twin Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Suite

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Single Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Balmes

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (3) Other (4) Friends (1)
5
Family

The hotel staff, Cleanliness, decorative style and central location was superb. I was very impress with the 2 story room and decor. The room had its own patio with sliding doors on the lower level which was pleasant after a long day of touring. The room didn’t provide a coffee maker which was surprising considering that all hotels usually do. The only negative input I can give is that the gym was very small and not much equipment other than some light weight dumbbells, a spinning bike and an elliptical machine, also not enough space to stretch. Lol. Other than the gym the hotel was excellent for a nice vacation in Barcelona! Highly recommend it. AC was cool and a plus by the way!

By on Jul 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to share your opinions about your stay at our hotel. We are pleased you were happy with the feeling of space in your room, and we're glad you appreciated the high standards and quality service which we strive to uphold. The gym comes with a steam shower, cardio machine, and exercise bikes which are usually sufficient for the number of guests who wish to use this facility. We will always welcome suggestions on how we might further improve our fitness amenities, however. Our Deluxe rooms offer Nespresso machines with 2 complimentary capsules, and kettles are available upon request in other rooms. We're here to help with whatever you need. We would like to thank you for your kind recommendation. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes, María Rosa Castillo, General Manager

4
Family

Love the two bedrooms with the loft and a nice view. The shower with the sun window was exquisite.

By on Jun 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated all the special touches, We try to think of things which will make each stay a better experience for our guests. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Best regards, María Rosa Castillo, General Manager

5
Everyone

Nice area for catching a bus or walking to area. rooms are small to american standards, but nice. we were only there for 1 night. but it was nice.

By , from tehachapi on Oct 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 18, 2018

Dear Ja, Thank you for your review. Our team is very glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We work hard to provide comfortable accommodations in a convenient location, and it is rewarding to know that you were satisfied in this regard. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back one day. Kind regards, María Rosa Castillo, General Manager

4

tight rooms, located in eixample near casa battlo

Everyone

Perfectly acceptable room, small swimming pool, very nice staff

By , from New York, NY on Jul 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for the time you spent to share your feedback on your recent stay at our Balmes hotel and thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us with Expedia readers. Our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting Barcelona. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Sincerely, Mercedes Garcia Rooms Division Director

3

friendly staff, but not comfortable for family

Everyone

Bathroom door did not have a lock! The fan did not work in the bathroom so it stinked all the time. We had to use an air freshener spray in the bathroom all the time. The room was not comfortable for our family (me, my wife and 2 kids - 9 and 13 years old), although it was a duplex family room. We did not like the duplex because of the stairs, and it was NEVER mentioned to us prior to arrival. All pictures in Orbitz showed a nice one-level, 1-bedroom apartment. I do not consider a room on the top of another room an "apartment"! There was NO in-room kitchen, although shown in Orbitz! The beds were not comfortable (cheap spring type beds), and the sofabed was very small and very uncomfortable for 2 persons. There was no mattress so we asked for extra blankets to put under us. The sofa bed was the spring type and made a lot of noise. The hotel would charge 17 euros for breakfast per person. I found it very expensive for what we'd get as breakfast. Our room was on the ground floor near the backyard, so there was a lot of noise coming through the thin walls, either people rolling their suitcases or people just talking in the hallways. It was almost impossible to sleep after 8-9 in the morning. On morning, the police came in the hotel lobby, near our room, questioning a person for over 2 hours. It was terrible as they talked loudly right behind our door. At least, I would expect the hotel staff to ask the police to go outside of the hotel! No, not a chance. Not a good experience.

By , from San Francisco, California, USA on Oct 31, 2016

4

nice hotel for visitors

Family

We used this property for our first visit to Barcelona and really enjoyed staying here.. The location was easy to access both the Metro and buss system and also easy to head to airport. Plenty of nice eateries were nearby and one of the best in town for tapas. Clean, quiet property. We did upgrade to a courtyard room since the first was a bit closed quarters.

By on Aug 3, 2015

5

good central location

Couples

Very close to Las Ramblas and other attractions. We'd definitely return as the room was clean and quiet, and the service friendly.

By on Mar 4, 2015

3

average space

Other

This hotel was in a good location on Barcelona close to many nearby attractions. I would consider staying here again.

By on Oct 16, 2014

4

good location

Other

Clean, nice sized room. Pretty good location, walking distance to the metro to go wherever or a not too bad walk to La Rambla. Only complaint was hotel was I could hear other guests from my room.

By on Aug 23, 2014

5

great location and great room

Friends

Location is great, walking distance to all shopping and great restaurant. The room is big enough and have a big toilet. Price is reasonableness worth a stay.

By on Jun 16, 2014

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