Hotel Via Augusta2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
True to the words of many reviewers who have previously been here, my hotel room was spotlessly clean, and the beds were as comfortable as my very own back home. However, I was utterly and completely disappointed with the handling of my lost bag by the hotel management. I got back to my hotel room from a full-day of sightseeing, only to be astounded to discover several things amiss. First, an item which was originally placed inside my luggage, was strangely found resting on the table. The luggage zipper was also opened (by what means I have no idea) and after some searching, I realized a bag of great sentimental value was no where to be found. I reported to the hotel staff at the lobby, and was told that they would investigate and give me an appropriate answer, and which thereafter, we continued to correspond via e-mail after we left. Considering that this was such an esteemed and reputable hotel based on all the ratings and reviews, their replies and handing of this case were a complete let-down. Apparently, they claimed that there was no cctv in the corridor, and that they trusted their staff blah blah and the usual formalities. I was later offered 2 nights of free-stay in the hotels which I unequivocally rejected, simply because it sounded absurd and senseless that I have to fork out another 800 euros just to fly back to Barcelona (from Asia) in order to enjoy their ‘Free 2 nights stay’. What I want is sincerity and a reasonable compensation, but not only did they failed terribly in this aspect, they also lacked something called empathy. You see I have travelled around and stayed in many hotels in my life; some good, some not so but I can tell you this is outright the worst one for me. Mostly, I felt that they lacked sincerity in settling this dispute as towards the end of our e-mail exchanges, the manager said he could not do anything if I were to put up a negative review on their page. It was truly disheartening to say that they were just trying to shoo me off and get this troublesome guest done with. Lastly, I would like to say that this review is solely based on my personal opinion, and is in no way trying to shame the hotel or to seek vengeance, but rather to share this unpleasant experience with everyone. It is up to your own free-will of course to judge, and to choose if you would stay in this establishment in future. Thank you.
Pricing is fair and definitively great value for money. I would highlight their friendly staff who went out of their way to support in small errands. Great location, conveniently near metro, buses and availability of taxis.
this time my room was bad, but i have stayed and in good rooms during my previous trips. Good breakfast, good location, very near the metro station, kind personnel eager to help and guide, useful internet station for
I stayed here for 5 nights on a solo vacation trip. I picked this hotel based on its location - away from touristy areas, price and the good reviews on TripAdvisor. I had stayed in the Le Meridien prior to arriving here so was moderately surprised by the size of the room - small but comfortable. The location to me became a major advantage over the next 5 days, eventually. The local subway station (Fontana) is only a few minutes away and with a T-10 pass, I was able to travel to various go to spots in Barcelona, pretty easily - Kudos to the gentleman at the front desk for revealing this little secret on exploring Barcelona on a budget (sorry I forget your name but the person with the shaved head and glasses - very knowledgeable and friendly!). It is right across the Gracia area in a more residential part of town but with a lot of great restaurants and bars - all walking distance away. There is a McDonald's (McDonald's, Carrer Gran de Gràcia) and a Condi Express a few minutes walk across the Hotel for cafe Americano and supermarket needs. There is also a Fresh Laundromat less than a 5 min walk away (Fresh Laundry Travessera de Gracia). Room service was prompt and the front desk folks was quite friendly and conversant - learned a lot about Catalonia and the lifestyle, thru them (Thanks, Jordi and Leticia!). Ride to the airport from the hotel was about 25mins in the early hours (7ish) and cost about 36 euros. Overall, I enjoyed staying here and will stay here again, next time I visit Barcelona.
The main reason we stay at this hotel is the distance with our favourite halal food restaurant, Bali Restaurant. The hotel is also quite close with Metro, ATM, and even DHL. The location is quite close with the city center.
Via Augusta is a nice, modern, hotel, but a little outside the main attractions. So if you're looking to be a quick walk to the Barri Gotic and Las Ramblas, this may not be the ideal place for you. This is partly what attracted me to the hotel; it's outside the chaos, in the interesting and nice Gracia neighborhood, two blocks from the metro (straight shot to Gotic), and a mid point location between the Sagrada Familia and las Ramblas. This does force you to take the metro if that is something that interests you (it did me). If you prefer to walk, it's a 40 minute straight line to Las Ramblas, and about 25 to Sagrada Familia. I took the metro to Gotic one night, and the next took a taxi to Sagrada Familia and walked to Las Ramblas. All doable. Word of caution, taxis are a nightmare in the historical center anytime after 4pm (indicated otherwise elsewhere), so plan accordingly (I ended up walking back one evening by necessity). The staff of the hotel are sufficiently helpful (some more than others). They arranged a taxi for me to the airport and allowed early check in. Breakfast was decent, and the rooms have all the necessities, however basic. They are small (typical to Spain I guess) and somewhat lacking in atmosphere. Good value overall however in overpriced Barcelona. I do recommend this hotel if you want to be a little outside the craziness, easier airport access, and take the metro to travel like a local.
Upon arrival the friendly reception staff spoke good understandable english, lots of local information given, tips on personal safety and other aspects of the city, were appreciated. Not in the hustle and bustle of being too close to city centre and La Rumbla but easy walking distance to all areas of city. Close to a supermercat and laundremate and places to eat as well. Only served a full continental breakfast that was great. We ate as we wandered around the city and found lots of interesting places where the locals eat away from the high tourist areas and was reasonbaly cheep and good value for Euro. Found all of the sights and places of interest to us very easily by the directions of the staff and maps given. Only issue was no mini fridge in room to keep drinks cold as with being so hot here but this is due to ratings. Not all room have a balcony however some did
Stayed a number of times. Great location away from the bustle of Las Ramblas yet, within 10-15 minutes walking distance from attractions. Across the street, 3 minutes walk to the area of Vila de Gracia where you'll find lots of interesting restaurants and small shops. Staff are most helpful and friendly, will store luggage for free, even while we walked a camino. Breakfast is good value. Beds very comfortable, rooms very clean. Some noise from the street. Overall price competitive. Via Augusta has become our 'go-to' accommodation on arrival and before departure when we're flying to or from Barcelona. Will stay again.
We stayed here for 2 nights last year, the staff were great - witty and informative. Tactfully advised against meeting ladies on the main strip! Better than than that they filled us in about a "Block Party" that was happening locally - which turned out to be the highlight of our 2 days in Barcelona. The rooms are fine, if you're not planning spending much time there - functional , not luxurious, nor rundown at the same time. Hard to describe. One thing I noticed was that the HUGE window in my room opened fully - I don't have kids but would have been watching them if I had. I'd go back
Stayed in Via Augustus with 2 friends (had a 3 person room) in April this year. The location is perfect for a city break. It was an easy tube ride into Catalina and other places, for a cheap price as well! The area it's located is also beautiful for walks and takes a lovely photo. The hotel itself is small but smart. The room was good considering they had to add an extra bed - spacious and clean! The roof top sitting area was lovely to have a coffee in the morning, and the breakfasts were really impressive for the price! Thank you for looking after us!
- Walking distance to Casa Mila
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Rooftop terrace
- Laundry facilities
Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi within a short walk of Casa Mila, Hotel Via Augusta is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Casa Batllo. This 80-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and free newspapers in the lobby. It's also close to Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All 80 air-conditioned rooms feature laptop-compatible safes and desks. 19-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers.
At Hotel Via Augusta, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for EUR 16.50 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 945 reviews