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Hotel Ciutat Vella

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very central but still quiet hotel. The hotel "Ciutat Vella" is situated in the district of El Raval, in the vicinity of Placa Catalunya. It is a smaller hotel with two elevators and a breakfast area. On the roof, there is a tiny whirlpool. Nice idea but not bigger than a bathtub. We had a small double room on a higher floor. It was simple but sufficient. The view was very ugly, looking at pure concrete of another high building but what can you expect from a central hotel in a big city? The bed was unfortunately smaller than ours at home (no 1,80mx2m). Our room was very quiet, we didn't hear any noise from outside. We loved the little breakfast that was available every morning. Very much to choose from: bread buns, cheese, sliced sausages, English breakfast, muesli, fruits, joghurt, honey, pastries etc. While eating you could watch CNN news on a large screen. The receptionists were very friendly but I would have preferred a closed entrance door. The entrance door was always open, even late at night. Altough we liked this hotel, we would not recommend the district of El Raval. It is very dirty and after 8 p.m., there are a lot of eerie people. We watched drug addicts several times and there is absolutely no police. The policemen only patrol at Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas street. Las Ramblas is not worth a visit. Heavily overcrowded, dirty and teeming with bad restaurants. In Barcelona, we would recommend the area around Monestir de Pedralbes. This is very quiet and much cleaner. If you prefer the sea, book a hotel around Port Vell. Port Cell is one of the most beautiful spots in Barcelona - in my opinion. Barcelona is definitely not Spain's most beautiful area although the temperatures are pleasant throughout the year. We had 25°C at the beginning of November! One of our best Barcelona experiences were two free walking tours with "Free Walking Tours Barcelona" (with the purple umbrellas & shirts). Our Irish guide was so entertaining and we learned a lot of fun facts about Barcelona. Even a bit about history & culture. We also used the "Bus Turístic" - a good choice. We could hop on and hop off at every stop and the buses were clean and not crowded (in October/November). We always sat on the top deck and had a fantastic view. Make sure you inform yourself before your Barcelona trip and be aware that this is a noisy and hectic metropolis, no lazy relaxing at a dream beach. Furthermore, we recommend to go in autumn or winter. Like I said, we had 25°C at the beginning of November and we wouldn't have enjoyed our stay with 30 or 40°C! In Barcelona, there is usually no snow, never.

We were taking a cruise out of Barcelona and arrived a day early. This 3 star hotel was very clean and had a good breakfast. It is in a very good location to walk around las ramblas and other tourist locations. When leaving the airport, just follow the signs to the busses and take the AEROBUS which is only a couple stops to UNIVERSTAD. fare is only 5.8 euro and this stop is only a short block to the hotel. They were very accommodating and friendly. The next morning a good breakfast and short taxi ride to the cruise ship.

Stayed here for two nights prior to a cruise. Rooms are smallish and minimalist but very clean and have everything you need. Just a short walk away from Las Rambla through an interesting lane filled with vintage shops and great places to grab a sandwich etc. The staff couldn’t do enough to help us and were happy to help booking attractions and printing tickets etc. Breakfast was ok and gave you enough for a good start to the day. There is a warm spa on the roof with places to sit We had three rooms at the front of the building on the first floor. Yes they were a bit noisy but nothing a set of earplugs didn’t fix. We actually enjoyed opening the shutters and being part of the hustle and bustle. Easy taxi ride to the port, a large taxi for five people with 5 large suitcases was €26 There were five of us altogether and We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

Excellent location. Easy to go anywhere by walking. Nice restaurants and La Rambla very close. Good breakfast. 24h reception. Beds were too hard for us and sounds from attached room heard a bit too well...

We recently stayed at this hotel as part of a 3 day city break. The hotel is in a perfect location and has everything right on the doorstep. The rooms are clean and airy and the staff were very helpful, especially Sandra who assisted in purchasing some football tickets. The hot tub on the roof was the iciing on the cake. Overall, fab stay at this perfect little hotel.

Not our first time in Barcelona but First time stayed at this hotel and it has a fab location. Rooms are very clean and comfortable with everything you need. Excellent to have a hot tub on the roof terrace which was lovely. Good selection at breakfast and nice quality with fab coffee. Staff were helpful and very pleasant. Only downside was the wifi was a bit hit and miss but not a big issue really. Would absolutely stay again - a great find

We were robbed of our belongings (handbag, backpack, passports, cash money, credit cards, camera, laptop, action camera, power-bank) on Oct. 21st, 2017 by the thieves who intentionally punctured our car tire. We reached our hotel and the receptionists, Albert, helped us to call our rental car company since we are unable to speak Spanish or French. We were desperate, lost and helpless. Thanks to Albert for his kind help and also asking me to calm down as my wife and I were in panic mode. In the evening, Sandra was so helpful, kind and caring to assist us in calling our rental car company again. She also offered to make us a sandwich. She also advises us what to. She continue to make sure we are ok the following morning. Thanks for her help we begin to more relaxed and comfortable. Then Joachim (another receptionist) help us to get to the US Consulate General office and also help us to get a replacement rental. Also not forgetting Franck who also assisted us. Sandra, Joachim, Albert and Frank of Hotel Ciutat Vella, we like to thank you sincerely from our heart. Without your kind assistance, we do not know what to do. Bravo to all of you.

Good basic hotel. Close to the Brambles, the airport link bus stop and the metro. Lots of cafes on the area, selling reasonably priced food. When you arrive you notice that the surrounding area has lots of graffiti, I think that added charm to the area, with lots of quirky shops around. We arrived early due to coming via cruise ship, I think the taxi was 20 Euro. The reception was welcoming and offered to lock our cases away, well we explored. We were also able to use the jacuzzi on the roof terrace while we waited for our room to become available. The room was clean and modern. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

We stayed here two nights after coming off our cruise ship. They were great to hold our luggage as we were there a few hours prior to check in. Check in was slightly chaotic - the gentleman behind the desk told us to come back at 1:00 so we were about 1:15 and of course he had told many people this. So either stagger the timing or have a second person behind the desk. But really not a big deal. It is so close to restaurants and bars and shops. Take a map with you though as it can be a confusing area especially if you don't speak the language. But so close to Las Ramblas and the main square where you can catch hop on/off and the aerobus for the airport. The room was clean and more than sufficient for our needs! They gave us a "room with a balcony/view" however that also means you hear the garbage truck collecting glass bottles at early hours of the morning! Just something to keep in mind!!

We stayed here for three nights in april, it was good, clean rooms, good breakfast, with very reasonable price. The staff were very polite and friendly. We didn't make a booking in advance but were fortunate to have room for three nights during our stay in barcelona. The location is at the centere and very close to la rambla and boqueria. There are many places you could eat around, and close to metro and bus station. I would definitely recommend the hotel.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Palau de la Musica Catalana and Casa Batllo
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Concierge services

Located in Ciutat Vella, Hotel Ciutat Vella is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Placa de Catalunya and Las Ramblas. This 40-room, 3-star hotel has a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Barcelona, the hotel is also a short walk from Palau de la Musica Catalana and Casa Batllo.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 40 air-conditioned rooms feature safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

At Hotel Ciutat Vella, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 507 reviews