Hotel Glories3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel itself is nice enough it’s just a shame about some of the clientele they allow to stay. Neighbours in room next to mine smoked in rooms (which is forbidden) and played their horrible Russian music until the small hours. When they finally did quieter down only to be woken by the constant stream of traffic. I get it it’s Barcelona, it’s going to be noisy. The biggest let down is the way the hot water appears to be RATIONED. Tried to take a shoe in the evening (around 10/10:30) each time to be met with stone cold water. Not acceptable for a hotel to be doing this in 2018. We had two rooms which neither of us had hot water in the evenings which is quite frankly a disgrace. Maybe there was an issue with the plumbing but it’s simply not acceptable. I’d recommend for anyone to do their research about the location of the hotel before booking. Can not fault the staff however they were friendly and very willing to help and cleaners did a superb job of keeping rooms clean and tidy.
Hotel Glories is a hotel that may have had some glorious past which has probably not kept its pace with time and is now slightly lagging back. The room decor is a bit tired, the doors and tables chipping off. But the bed was comfortable and so was the overall stay. The usp of this hotel is that it is very close to Sagrada Familia the most important iconic structure of Barcelona. The breakfast is nice, while the presentation of the breakfast is moderate the variety and quality of the breakfast are good. The breakfast staff are courteous and the hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating. The hotel lobby should have some more information or informative leaflets of the surrounding sightseeing options.
Starting from the hotel, with help from the staff, I was able to trace a route in which I could walk around nearly every attraction and touristic destination. The view from the rooms and the rooftop is fantastic, you can see Tower Agbar from the rooftop at all times. The pools are nice as well and the room service is really quick.
This was an OK hotel. I think I'm being generous with giving it 4/5, but it wouldn't take much for this to be a really good hotel, whereas I think on the whole it's pretty average. The receptionists were all consistently welcoming and polite and said hello every time I walked through reception. The reception layout was a bit odd with the bar immediately opposite reception but I didn't spend any time in the bar anyway so it wasn't an issue. The room was fine. It was pretty large, but quite dark due to a lack of natural light and not many lights. It was a bit tatty around the edges; the laminate flooring was badly chipped and the wire on the desklight was frayed - things like that. Also the room was quite stuffy and uncomfortably warm at night. I'm not sure if the air con was turned off as it was out of season, but however low I turned the dial, although the unit made the right noises the air wasn't cool. Other than that, everything was fine. The room was clean, the staff were polite and there was a safe, free WIFI and a minibar in the room. The location was almost perfect; 10 minutes walk to Sagrada Famillia/San Pau Modernista, 20 minutes to the beach, 30 minutes to Pasaje de Gracia, 35 minutes to Las Ramblas. There are two Metro stations (serving two lines) within 10 minutes; Gloria (L1, useful for Espana), and Monumental (L2). There are plenty of supermarkets, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance just by walking up the street.
Stayed here two nights pre cruise. We arrived late and helpful receptionist pointed us in the direction of a good restaurant. Welcome was efficient and friendly. The room was comfortable and very clean. Very good central location, especially for Sagrada Familia church. Would certainly recommend and stay here again.
Stayed here 2 nights , good location for most.....15 minute walk to Las Ramblas but 5 minutes from Sagra Familia. Its spotless, no frills, air conditioned, free WiFi, free safe deposit,great helpful staff. Would definitely use again !!
Used by cruise companies as a stopover hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Really nice small reception area where you can have a coffee, cake or an alcoholic drink. Breakfast is available at a very reasonable price. Some way from Las Ramblas but using the metro should make it a good place to stay. In easy walking distance from the Sagrada Familia and just round the corner from the old Bullring. The hop on hop off bus has a stop near the Sagrada
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel. The hotel is close to Sagrada Familia, Torre Agbar, Museums of Music, Arts, etc. It's a good choice for a city break, you have wi-fi, lounge bar. The furniture is simple and basic. All TV programs (3-4) are in spanish. From hotel to La Rambla by walking is about 30-40 min.
We stayed here for 2 nights before boarding a cruise. The hotel was booked by the travel agent. It's not near the centre which we liked. 10 minute walk to catch the city tour bus which took us everywhere we wanted to go. The staff were helpful & friendly & their English was way better than my Spanish. Breakfast was good with a great variety on offer. The room was smallish but had everything we needed including a mini bar & Good, hot shower.
Stayed here last week, with my friends, on transit to our cruise. A lovely clean little hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely use them again if I come to Barcelona for a break again.
- Walking distance to Sagrada Familia
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
Located in Eixample, Hotel Glories is adjacent to Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Plaza de Toros Monumental. This 67-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Centrally located in Barcelona, the hotel is also a short walk from Mercat dels Encants Vells and Torre Agbar.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
Hotel Glories's 67 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free weekday newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Phones and desks are also standard.
Guests of Hotel Glories enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is EUR 40 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.
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71% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 601 reviews