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Recent guest reviews

Just back from our short trip to Barcelona that my kids got for us for Christmas ! Was not expecting the Paral Lel to be as good ! We had a balcony and the bed was so comfortable the room was very modern and spotless ! It was amazing and so central and just 3 min from the Metro ! We could not have asked for more !,,

Central hotel. Every member of staff were very friendly. The decor is fresh and modern. The beds are very comfortable with lovely soft, crisp linens. There is a small refrigerator in the room stocked with fairly priced beverages. The bathroom is well appointed with a powerful walk-in shower... The tiles and grouting are spotless! Breakfast is served until 10:30am and was well stocked with cold meats,cheeses,fresh fruit,yogurts,delicious fresh breads & pastries, scrambled eggs,bacon,sausages and vegetables. There are several cafes nearby, as well as 24h markets and ATM's. We took a taxi from the airport when we arrived in Barcelona which cost €38 to get to the hotel. Upon our departure we took a 30 minute stroll up Las Ramblas and paid less than €6 for the Aerobus. If I were to visit Barcelona again, I would return to the Hotel Parallel. Great value for a comfortable and very well maintained hotel!

Now where shall I start... Walk into reception for the first time and it smelt amazing. Really really clean. Receptionist was so polite he even helped me with a problem and allowed us to go to our room early because it was ready (just what we needed) Staff: so helpful, polite, funny and all speak good English which is brill for being a Yorkshire lass. They could not help us enough. Room: walked in and well the bed was just calling. It was so clean. Very simple but was very modern. Perfect for us. Loads of plugs and plugs in the bathroom. The only downside is if you wanted to leave something charging while you're out you can't because you have to hand the electrical card back in when you leave. Yes it's saving money etc but a little bit annoying but not really a problem. Safe worked brilliant. Water in the shower was lovely. Can have it as cold or hot as you like. Clean towels everyday if required and always clean which made it a bit more inviting when you came back from a long day of sight seeing. Breakfast: brilliant. I wasn't expecting any hot food like sausage and bacon but there was! Different juices, coffee, tea, pastry's, everything you could want to set you up for day. Location: great. On the main road. Very close to subway and busses which made it very easy for us. Literally could not fault this hotel and if I was ever going to go back to Barcelona I would stay here! Thankyou for a wonderful stay. Jasmin&Bianca

I was in room 106. The road noise in this room was awful. Also the bed was extremely uncomfortable so I could not get a good night's sleep. The lights in the room we're super dim and made it difficult to see at night. A room on a higher floor may be okay but I will not stay at this hotel again.

Perfect location, delicious breakfast, room was clean and warm. Staff at the reception and in breakfast room were excellent, We hope to come back to Barcelona and will defo will stay in this place. By the way its a nice pub across the street.

Location was great 2 minute walk to underground station, breakfast very good plenty to choose from, all the staff were very polite and helpful, our room was lovely and clean we will definitely be staying here again

Good, clean hotel. Well presented on the inside, Very helpful staff. We had a problem with the door lock but quickly sorted. Nice choice for breakfast. Few extras thrown in for marathon runners on the morning of the race, which was a nice touch. Good nights sleep. We went for the marathon, Within walking distance to the race area and down to La Ramblas and Marina area. Shower was set a little low and did vary in temperature. Did ask for a double room but it was two single beds together. Over all a good hotel.

Quiet enough in a busy area of the city. Close to music places. Clean, modern and functional. Splendid breakfast. The only negative point was heating in breakfast room:a little too high. People serving breakfast and in reception desk really polite and kind

This hotel really was great value for money. We paid £84 for 2 nights and for that we got a nice clean room, comfortable beds and we were within walking distance of the gothic area and shopping and lots of bars and restaurants. The tapas bars just at the top of the road and we found a couple of fabulous restaurants using 'The Fork' reviews on trip advisor. This was a really good find and well worth the money.

The hotel was part of the MWC package and I had no previous knowledge of the hotel, but I do like to stay in this area of Barcelona as it is very central to everything. It's also many nice small restaurants in the area. The hotel is clean, I did get a very quiet room, 103. The breakfast is not very big, but you do not miss anything and everything was fresh and tasty. There are no facilities in the hotel, but because of the area you do not miss anything. Highly recommended. Very nice and helpful staff. As it snowed in Barcelona when I was there I could feel the room lacked a good dawn an blanket. I must honestly admit I did not request a blanket from the reception.

Poeta Cabanyes 5-7 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Palau Guell and Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in El Poble-sec, Parallel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Palau Guell and Gran Teatre del Liceu. The 64 rooms at this hotel include minibars, LED TVs, and premium bedding. Located centrally in Barcelona, it's also close to Palau de la Musica Catalana and Casa Batllo.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 64 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Parallel enjoy free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1317 reviews