Clean Modern hotel. We came here for the last few days of our trip in Barcelona. It was $$$, however, it was one of the few hotels available over the weekend during a high tourist season.
The room amenities were awesome. You get a full set of shampoo, conditioner, body and shower gel in a nice cosmetic bag.
You get a full personal care kit.
The shower is large so there is space to move around, however, there is no tub. On our last few days we really needed this so that we could soak our feet from our walking. Beggars can't be choosers since our last hotel could barely fit a single person in the shower.
They have free Wifi, however, logging in is a bit of a pain than it really needs to be.
They have slippers and bath robes for two. This was appreciated so that we could relax a little bit after.
The hotel staff is the nicest that we have experienced so far in Spain.
When you check into the hotel they give you a free ticket to the Egyptian Museum (we didn't use it) and they give you a sheet of safety tips for tourists. They also hook you up with a map, however, that meant shit to us 'cause getting around Barcelona is confusing (not really good with directions and maps). My best friend who is like the human GPS even had some frustrations navigating the city.
They speak enough English.
They have a breakfast buffet for 18 Euro each. It is pricey for a buffet.
Check out was a bit of a gong show. It wasn't the fault of the people at the desk. They were trying to resolve a customer service related issue that we knew was going to take long. We had a train to catch to the airport, therefore, left our keys at the front desk with a post it note and left. We just didn't have time to waste and wait in fear of missing our flight.
P.S. Instead of a pen they give you a pencil.
The Derby hotels team behind the original Barcelona boutique hotel the Hotel Claris, opened this coup, Hotel Granados 83 in March 2006. Like falling into a pool of chocolate - warm wood panelling, rough red bricks, rusted metal and soft colour schemes soothe a traveller's soul. A former hospital, the hotel is situated in the heart of the shopping district near Passeo de Gracia. 77 rooms are spread over 7 floors, with an event room for 40 in the basement, a roof terrace for 70 people for a reception, and a first floor restaurant for 50 with its own courtyard.
COmpact and homely, this is a great hang out to stay in the heart of the city.
Granados 83 is a clean and thoroughly modern hotel just far enough from the madness of the main tourist areas to afford calm. Thus, it feels like Barcelona, not Disneyland. Fifteen minute walk down the tree lined streets and you are in the midst of Barri Gotic, or perhaps strolling to The Palau de la Música Catalana, or even magnificent la Boqueria.
Granados 83 is clean, quiet and feels more like a condo in the City than a hotel. A great roof top bar compliments a day of exploration - and Barcelona is for exploration.
The staff was exceptional, the optional buffet breakfast was convenient and delicious. We walked mostly, but a cab was never more than a few minutes away.
It is not a raucous place, not a party place - but neither is it a big, indifferent cement box. It feels alive, it is designed to do this, yet it is subdued.
Highly recommended. We're middle aged, felt at home and connected to the City.
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