The Hotel Lloret has an enviable location - smack dab at the top of The Ramblas. Upon checking in, I was worried about associated noise, but our room faced a side street and I would recommend any would-be travelers request the same.
Two double beds, two adults. App. €55/night. Front desk was helpful and friendly, and the breakfast was a pleasant continental affair in a fairly charming dining room. Downside? One flight of stairs at the base of the hotel is not elevator served, so you will have to haul your luggage on that leg. However, for 40% less than I paid at the Astoria, you will get a basic stay, in a clean room, fully appointed.
Unique Quality: Pay for the breakfast. The dining room has small tables overlooking the Ramblas and the rabble. You think you want to venture out among them and get your own meal in the AM, but you don't. You will have to pay as much in this touristy hood for take-away as you'd pay for the hotel provided meal. So, chill at the hotel.
And, might I say, the Lloret was surprisingly quiet and free of drunk tourists - no hen parties, here. And, I could not tell you why.
Directions: South side of Ramblas, just down from Plaça Catalunya
Was nice to get a room on a walk-in basis. Perfect location for those who like to stay connected - La Ramblas, closer to Placa de Catalunia. Relatively cheap, very basic, small rooms, ancient building. Wouldn't recommend to those who like to enjoy hotels. This one is pretty much to sleep and keep the luggage. Clean, safe, boring.
We stayed there for 3 days in January and the location is perfect. Directly on Las Ramblas (30 secs to the metro), 10 min to the harbour, 10 min to the cathedral, 5 min to the famous market La Bouqeria, 10 min to Casa Batlló and la Pedrera. Absolutely perfect. We used the metro just once of twice. The rooms are small but very clean and the staff is very friendly. Also, the staff is very strict with who they let in, so you feel secure, which is a good thing as you are right in the middle of the centre. Recommend this hotel strongly if you look for great location and clean rooms.
Unique Quality: View over Las Ramblas, perfect location, clean and secure.
Directions: Las Ramblas
Like you, I've read the reviews on Lloret Hotel in virtualtourist before going to Barcelona. It was exactly like I would expected. This is the best location possible if you are going to visit and want to be near everything! You will realize that in an instant! Located on the La Rambla street (most known and interesting street in Barcelona) and 50 metres away to Plaza Catalunya (there you will find Metropolitan, all kind of public transports, Tourism Bus, etc). Me and my wife rented a doble with view to La Rambla street (you will have to pay a 8 euros extra per night). It´s a little noisy at night but it´s more fun to chek La Rambla at all time! The rooms are small, but clean. The staff is amazing, very nice and always concerned with you. If you are going to visit for a few days (you just go to your room to...sleep!) and mostly if you want excelent location beeing on a budget it's the perfect hotel!
Unique Quality: Location!!!!! Location!!!! Perfect!! And you get to face La rambla!!!
Directions: La Rambla
It was great by the end of it! Ten out of ten for location and it was really clean. The only thing that bothered us was the dozen steps one has to lug one's suitcases to get to the lift. We're quite incapable to carrying bags that have stuff for a two-week vacation! They have an apartment on offer down the road which has an elevator right from ground level so that's where we'll stay next time- not much more expensive either! Excellent, friendly staff and I have to say we were sad to leave for our cruise after three days! Barcelona is a fantastic city and this hotel is probably the best place to explore it from if you're on a budget!
Directions: Just a few steps down the top end of the Ramblas.
I've stayed in this hotel on many occasions and always enjoy my stay here.
The staff are very friendly, and very helpful, providing information and maps & phoning taxis if required. The staff speak very good English and are multi lingual too.
The rooms are clean and comfortable, with bathroom/shower, heating, air con, tv & phone.
Unique Quality: The location of this hotel is fantastic. It's at the top of Las Ramblas and is close to the Placa Catalunya metro station.
The rooms facing the Ramblas have balconies which you can sit out on and chill out & look down and over all the people and seemingly never-ending activity going on along the Ramblas.
Bear in mind that the Ramblas is VERY lively well into the early hours no matter what day of the week, so if you want a bit of quiet when you go to sleep, you'd be better asking for a room at the rear of the hotel.
Another bonus is the tremendous tapas bar next door to the hotel, which is open from early morning to around 1:30 am the following morning.
This hotel is quite average however its location can not be more convenient. Once you arrive to Barcelona and hop on the terminal bus, you go to the last stop Plaza De Catalunya and from there there is only a 5 minute walk to the hotel. It is extremely simple and easy to find.
Unique Quality: As mentioned location is quality number 1, cleanliness is number 2, and security is number 3. Staff will not let you in unless they are positive you are staying in the hotel. They also speak English and are helpful with informations about the city. Terrace on the first floor is great as you can enjoy your coffee or a drink watching hordes of people marching up and down La Rambla - busiest street in Barcelona.
As downfalls (objectively speaking as none of these things bothered us) - hotel is very simple, rooms are small, and La Rambla makes lots of noise. Last problem can be solved by renting a room not facing La Rambla but then you are missing all the action.
Directions: La Rambla - a few steps away from Plaza Catalunya.
Simple, clean and a helluva location! Staff was always friendly and helpful. Most of them spoke English too.
There is a bar next door, which is very convenient! Lots of places to eat all around. Hotel located on the top of the Ramblas and there is a metro stop across the street (Cataluyna).
69Euro a night including VAT.
View from the hotel was just great... Ramblas on one side and top of Ramblas plus Plaza Cataluna on the other one.
The hotel is located on top of the Ramblas and I can't really imagine a better place for staying in BCN. It's both close to the old city and to Eixample.
The hotel is nothing fancy but all the rooms have bathrooms and it's all clean, the stuff is nice too.
Anyway, in BCN I wouldn't worry too much about the hotel as you will probably spend very little time in there.
View from the hotel was just great... Ramblas on one side and top of Ramblas plus Plaza Cataluña on the other one.
you should be able to get a plain single room from 5,000 pesetas up to maybe 14,000 for a double with ensuite
Unique Quality: hotel lloret rules and has been the official embassy for us in barcelona since day one. it's right in the centre and it's not that pricey - there's a choice of lotsa room types. the staff are so laid back they're horizontal!
Directions: at the top of las ramblas, near place catalunya, above a camera shop, on the first floor.
I am going to Barcelona in September. I have an option between staying at Hotel Lloret on the Las Ramblas or Hotel Aranea on Eixample. Which would be a better choice?
Thanks in advance.
I know both of them and they are absolutelly different...
Hotel Lloret is well located in Las Ramblas... and that's all! It is an old, noisy and very basic hotel: Forget about wardrobe, safety box or any nice decoration (the only lighting is fluorescent on the bed!).
The Aranea is all the opposite: new, spotless, cozy and modern. Ask for a room at the front side (they have wide windows and plenty of light). The hotel also has a solarium on the roof and computers for internet. It is not as central as the Lloret, but you can walk there in 12-15 minutes.
Compare boths websites:
Las Ramblas is the busiest street in the city. Don't plan on sleeping much if you stay on this strip. I think your best bet is to stay in the hotel in Eixample. Go one night or day and see what it is like on Las Ramblas. I just got back and one night was enough. Also, be aware of your belongings. There are many people ready to take advantage of tourists. This is likely to happen on Las Rambla.
Have fun and be safe!
The Ramblas is the pits and has some of the seediest hostals and hotels I have seen anywhere in Europe. You could slum it or you could pay a little more and find a decent hotel in the Ensanche (Eixemple) district. You pay your money and you take your choice...
Here's an afterthought - if the hotel doesn't have a web site and some decent photos of the rooms, building and facilities - forget it. Barcelona has some decent modern hotels and lots of really awful places that would be closed down by the authorities elsewhere in Europe.
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