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Hotel Actual

Spain   Catalunya - Barcelona City   Barcelona, City Centre   Why Catalunya - Barcelona City?
Barcelona El Prat 10km
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Reviewed by Laura Dibben


Situated just steps from the corner where the posh ¨Paseo de Gracia¨ meets the ritzy ¨Rosselló¨, the Hotel Actual is a pleasant find. Architects Juan Artes and Oriol Cugat have created a subdued yet comfortable distribution of space, further complemented by contemporary décor. Add private views of Gaudí´s Casa Mila (also known as ¨La Pedrera¨) to the picture, plus the smattering of architectural treasures and designer boutiques that surround the Hotel and what do you get? Modern, comfortable accommodation in a stellar location.

The lofty reception area is bright and welcoming, as are the friendly reception staff. A handsome salon tucked away on the 1st floor gives the impression that you have left the hustle and bustle of the city far behind. Warm lighting, black and white photography, comfortable seating and attractive architectural details make for a cosy resting place after a day´s sightseeing.

The Hotel´s 29 Double bedrooms (some of which are twin) are found over the building´s four uppermost floors, 3 of which are non-smoking. Although a little on the small side, the cool colour scheme of browns, greys and white helps to create a feeling of space. For views of La Pedrera I recommend requesting a room at the back of the Hotel upon booking. Room amenities include free internet connection (ADSL and Wi-Fi), TV, mini-bar, en-suite bathroom (all with bath), hair dryer and safety deposit box. The Hotel does have specially adapted wheelchair accessible rooms for those with mobility problems.

A buffet breakfast is served in the stylish, 1st floor breakfast area between 7 and 11am. In the afternoons the Hotel offers a free coffee and tea service to its guests, and the friendly receptionists will gladly advise on restaurants for dining – you will be spoilt for choice in this area!!

Visiting the city is simple from the Hotel Actual. Fifteen to twenty minutes on foot (straight down Paseo de Gracia) will get you to La Plaza de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter – that is if the designer boutiques do not tempt you away from your sightseeing schedule!! The Diagonal metro station on the blue and green lines is but a stone´s throw from the Hotel, as is the hop-on, hop-off city tour bus stop (something I highly recommend to make the most of your time here!).

With a public transport system as efficient as Barcelona´s you will not need your own wheels; however, should you arrive by car, parking facilities are nearby.

An ideal citybreak Hotel if you are looking for modern accommodation at excellent value that is close to all the action, only without all the noise that comes with it!


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Low Season: January, August, November and December

High Season: Rest of the year

Credit card details are required by the Hotel in order to guarantee a reservation.

Cancellations made less than 24 Hours before the arrival date will incur charges equivalent to 50% of the entire first nights stay.

No Show: the total cost of the first nights stay will be charged by the Hotel.

For all cancellations will charge an administration fee of 15 Euros.