Eurostars BCN Design5.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed at the Eurostars bcn design hotel few nights at the 2nd week of September 2017. I payed 250 dollars per night - breakfast not included, for a tiny room eith no view. It is located few minutes walk from place de Catalunia, and within walking distance from many attractions, restaurants, and Cafes. Also right in front of the hotel there are both bus stops and a metro station. The city tour green route has a stop right accross the the street. The bed was very comfortable, but the room was extremely small. The bathroom was so small. It contains 2 miniature sinks - I was splashing all over when I was shaving. Also there was no place to put our staff, we had to leave it in our suitcases. The bottom line, there are much cheeper hotels that are located nearby.
One hour to deliver dinner at night, there was paper and plastic bags from laundry from other people, rude service in general. This is definitely not a 5* stars hotel, take it only for the location, the rest doesn't worth at all And btw forget about privacy if you are travelling together, bathroom has no walls and toilet door is transparent...
5* declaration is a rip-off. Negative: The room has máximum 4* and the breakfast and staff 3* but you are charged for a 5*. There was a strong smell of cigaret in the room and the alternative was to move to a smaller room without a bathtub. The quality of food during breakfast was poor and dishes were not always clean. Staff was not Positive: The room looked nice and the bed was ok. Nice bathtub and cute little balcony.
Me and my colleague took up a room here(last minute choice) as we were traveling for work to Barcelona(from Dubai). They advertise themselves as a business hotel, but lightly textured glass door washrooms that open into the sleeping area means no privacy for sharing the room with someone! Would be ideal for couples, but not for people like me and my colleague! We had to tell each other not to walk towards the washroom area when we had to take a shower, to avoid seeing each other somewhat naked! Plus sinks are out in the open(between the beds and the glass walled washrooms), and its structure is such that when you wash your face, there will be water all over the floor! Staying in that room for 3 nights was definitely a challenge. Also, for the first time in both our travel experiences, we were asked to give either 100 euros security deposit or our credit card details while checking in. Don't know whether this is a system in Spain? Breakfast spread seemed overpriced as well, we opted to have our brekkie in one of the nearby cafes. Room lacked few amenities, notable one being hair dryer. Good thing about this hotel is its location in Passeig De Gracia, which made it possible for us to do some sightseeing post work. Casa Batllo is barely a minute's walk from the hotel. We could also visit La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia by walking as well, Sagrada being almost 20 mins away from the hotel.
We stayed here one night on our way to Ibiza from Dubai. The staff were warm and friendly.. We were kindly given an upgrade to a suite ,which was HUGE and appreciated. The breakfast was good too.. Would stay again when in the city
Now don't be put off by previous comments regards to the loo being kinda open plan albeit there is a door besides this is for couples that no doubt are coming for a romantic getaway so are probably used to each other by now. The rooms are stunningly modern as we had a bath in the centre of the room. Decor was lovely and modern. The balcony was accessible for a smoke, air con and coffee tea supplied with a kettle. Breakfast was the usual European croissants, toast, eggs and an array of meats and cheeses I'd give it 8/10 for breakfast Shame the outside terrace closed at 21:00hrs as the hotel has to respect their neighbours Situation was great across the road from hop on/ off bus. A 3 min walk from La Rambla also a vast amount of slinky restaurants and Tapas bars Summary ...... all the staff we very friendly and courteous therefore we'd give it 8.5/10 and we'd certainly stay there again
I had a 6 night reservation, but moved out after one night. I was amazed that the two bathroom "sinks" (consisting of very small cylindrical vessels) were completely open to the bedroom. In addition to the obvious lack of privacy, the size of the sinks meant that, after use, the tile floor was covered with water, which made things very slippery and messy. The shower and toilet, although each having a glass door, were also open to the sink "area" further reducing privacy. I asked for extra towels and got none. After staying for 30 minutes, I requested another room and was told they were all like that. The hotel obviously sacrificed function, and exalted form. And this was my fault, since I was seduced by the appearance of the hotel from the photos on the website, and failed to read the "fine print" of the reviews. I had asked the staff to recommend 3 hotels in the area with separate bathrooms, but got no recommendations. So, I had to spend the morning after my arrival searching for other hotels, and visiting 4 of them within 1.5 km to make sure they had a separate bathroom with a door. Incredibly, some didn't, so this is apparently a thing in Barcelona. I wound up in a lovely Catalonia hotel down in the Cathedral area, but had to pay top, top dollar for the last minute booking. BUT it was a true 5-star hotel WITH A SEPARATE BATHROOM AND A DOOR! (did I mention the lack of a separate bathroom with door at the Eurostars BCN Design?)
This hotel has a great location. Across the Passeig de Gracia from the Mandarin Oriental, close to shops, restaurants, Metro stations of two different lines, and less than a block from at least three iconic architectural jewels. Our room #410 was big, had very good climate control, a good (relatively firm) King size bed, an ample balcony with a table and two chairs (great for smokers), a minibar, a safe, and it was quiet, facing the rear of the hotel, away from traffic. The staff was unfailingly friendly, and offered good advice on restaurants, routes, things to do, etc. Why, then, the "Average" rating? The room layout includes bathroom facilities that are poorly conceived; in effect, the layout brings the bathing, toilet, and other such facilities into the room itself. The toilet stall (see photos) is adjacent to the entry door, and has a frosted glass door that is so close to the commode that doing your "paperwork" will result in knocking your head against said stall door, which has no latch, and will thus probably be pushed open. (A large person, especially, will have a major problem with this.) But, as it is now, the toilet stall is difficult to extend out, because the generously-sized shower, which is already in a deep corner, behind a wall column, would be pushed even farther back by extending the toilet stall out. To shave or brush your teeth, you have your choice of twin round lavatories that have bowls that are less than 12" in diameter, and the water pipe (spigot) that delivers your water juts out over to the center of each bowl (see photos). It is impossible to shave or brush your teeth, etc. without splashing some water onto the polished marble tiled floor, and the pipe, of course is inconveniently in the way. Furthermore, there is no shelving provided on which to place your toiletries, only a very small, low table whose top is largely taken up by a rectangular tray containing the complimentary toiletries provided by the hotel. The small table also contains one medium size towel, presumably to be shared, if there are two guests occupying the room. Additionally, there is little space provided to put one's stuff. As one travels, and leaves and enters the room, one bears cameras, maps, etc., which are normally placed on a desktop together with wallets, coins and other pocket contents, and other items, such as jewelry or cosmetic carriers, water bottles, etc. The one desk in room 410 had half of its surface area taken up by coffee service trays and equipment, and by a lamp, and hotel-provided guidebooks and other literature. Therefore, little space to put your "stuff." It would have been a simple matter to extend the surface of this desk to the sidewall of the closet (see photos). The closet itself is satisfactory, as it provides two racks with clothes hangers, but there is not a single drawer in the room to put folded clothing items. It bears mentioning that there was a bedside table on either side of the bed that could be used to put a book, magazines, eyeglasses, water, etc., but little else. And, if you happen to watch more than a little television, be forewarned that the TV set in room 410 is a 28" model, and no English programming is available. The bottom line is that at least room 410 was designed by someone who was more concerned with splashy style than with the needs of the room guests. (We were also able to look into room #412, which was very similar to 410, while it was being readied for new occupants; it had a standalone old-fashioned bathtub smack in the center of the area between the bed and the toilet. I should point out that I tend to favor Eurostars hotels, a brand of the Spanish Meliá chain. Wife and I have stayed at their hotels in Berlin and Naples, and liked them very much. But they have another four hotels in Barcelona besides this one, and, if I had to do it over, I would look into those and avoid booking this one.
This is not a five stars hotel!!! Maximum three ...for real. The location it's good, central...nothing to say. But if we speak about the rooms ...a mess!! And the breakfast ...it's better to eat anywhere else but not in this hotel. Very disappointed.
There are so many choices when it comes to choosing a hotel and some times it could be overwhelming. Eurostars ? pause .... I have to say it was a cool spot to stay in, the staff was very helpful and the lady's at the front desk took time to explain and even offered some suggestions on Drinking, Dinning and Dancing lol "in that order!" Me and the wife caught a taxi from the train station (Barcelona-Sants) and it was less than 10 euros for the trip, i have to say i am a tipper, i know i was told not to tip but no one turned the money down when offered, they actually were surprised and thankful. Rolling up to the hotel was a little different tho, it was like we drove onto the sidewalk and people just moved out of the way. It was a little late about 6pm so we didn't see a bellhop, the hotels main entrance is not the lobby, you have the option of two elevators or the steps to reach the main lobby about 2 or 3 flights up. "Eurostars. ?" I have to say it was a cool hotel, loved the decor and the modern Miami feel, location was perfect for the price, right across the street from Mandarin Oriental and a long list of major attractions all within 2 to 20 minutes walking distance from the hotel. If shopping is your thing then this is your spot, all of the high end shops were to your left and right, all you have to do is walk out of the hotel and you can see them. There are plenty of food options available and I feel that the restaurants were all moderately priced and had good food. I never had to wonder if I was in the correct location because there is a nike store right next to the hotels entrance lol. The room was a standard room located on the same level as the lobby, hosting a nice sitting area with large floor to ceiling windows looking out onto what looks like this summer will be a deck or patio for entertaining. Good sun light was coming threw during the day and at night the hotel was a hip spot, I was not expecting people to be at the bar and eating at the restaurant in the hotel but it was entertaining. We did not take part in any of the social activities at the hotel and went out every chance we had. “24!” hour room service which I did try one late night after the club, “Pizza!" was the choice and sorry to say the middle wasn't done enough for me so I ate the outside....no biggy I shouldn't have been eating that late anyway. The room is how you see it, open bathing area, there are doors in front of both shower and toilet but i wouldn't pick this hotel if i had a family in the room. No face towels folks just hand and bath towels, toiletries were of a Ibiza brand which was replenished everyday and they came in and cleaned also everyday. Me and the wife were not in the hotel much, we spent most of our time out doors exploring Barcelona, if you have a smart phone you can show any taxi driver a location on your phone and they take you there. This is the best way for me because my Spanish is very limited and for those who don't trust people you can track everything on your phone as you drive around the city, for phone service overseas we use AT&T, it was only 10$ per 24 hours for unlimited everything! SO I keep my phone on and checked on Trip Advisor for good spots anytime I was in a different part of the city, the hop on hop of bus tour is right in front of hotel also adding another plus to this hotels location. I had no issues with this hotel, the bed was comfy and sheets were clean, the tv was small and very few English Channels if any but i wouldn't give a hotel a bad review because of that, don't know if it is a five start hotel but it is a very nice hotel and in its own category which makes it ok for me. I would stay at this hotel again if asked unless i could afford the Hotel across the street the Mandarin Oriental lol. peace. check me out at M3aerialmediaworks.com
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