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Hotel Ciutat Vella

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a very basic hotel just off the Rambla. The location is great for sightseeing with lots of local bars and restaurants. However being In the centre of everything means a lot of noise on the street outside the room. The noise carried on until 4.30am every nightvwothout exception. The rooms could benefit from sound proofing and double glazing. That aside there were many positives for a budget hotel. It was clean the rooms were spacious and comfortable and the staff were exceptional helpful. Breakfast was good and a good quality coffee was avaible throughout the day. There was a hot tub on the roof and although we didn't use it I thought it looked great. On a general note Barcelona was much busier than when I was last here and you can no longer just turn up at places such as Sagarda Familia and Parc Gwel and expect to get in. You need to book in advance on line or ask the helpful staff at this hotel to do it for you!

We stayed here 4 nights, it's very clean. Fresh towels every day.the breakfast is okay, nothing spectacular, but filling, and a nice variety of choices. The staff is friendly and helpful. The elevators works okay, but quite noisy. The hotel is very close to metro and the Rambla (and Amorino ice cream) feels closer than it looks on the map. The jacuzzi is a nice addition, but I would have like longer opening hours.

The hotel was in a great location, we had a room in the back which didn't have much of a view but was very quiet so that was great. There is a jacuzzi on the terrace which looked clean and the water was fairly warm (although we didn't actually get in). The breakfast was pretty decent but it would be nice to see more meat free and dairy free options available. Location was great, staff were friendly and rooms cleaned every day. Absolutely zero complaints.

The hotel is just a few minutes walk to Las Ramblas. There were several restaurants nearby as well as stores. The room was decent size and was clean, Staff was helpful and price was reasonable. Breakfast was good but was a bit monotonous. My only complain would have been there was no option of better lighting inside the room. I would highly recommend this place if you are in Barcelona for some sightseeing.

Let me start with the bad things: noisy rooms upfront to the street. The problem: the Windows are not soundproof. Next: unfortunately we had a room with a connection door to another room: not soundproof. Finally: still that old-style "two beds" standard double room instead of a King Size Bed. Do not expect to be able to cuddle at night time. However, there are plenty of pros: best price benefit ratio we were able to discover in the New Year period 2017/2018. The location itself: amazing: 200m distance to Placa Catalunya. In the middle of Barcelona we stayed for 3 nights for less than 350 Euro. It mitigates already the noisy environment. But to be continued: strongest WIFI ever. Even in four and five star hotels I had much more problems or slower connectivity than at this place. The beds, beside of the split: comfortable and convenient. The rooms quite large and always clean! The ambiance, well - normal to put it that way, nothing special. The staff: absolutely friendly! Conclusion: take a room with a window to the Patio and ask for a room without a connection door and you mitigate already two issues. We can recommend this hotel for sure and would come back.

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.

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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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 522 reviews