Catalonia Catedral

Carrer de les Arcs 10, Barcelona, Spain, 08002

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Catalonia Catedral

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#8 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
5
5.0
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.1
4.1
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Shopping

Expert review of Catalonia Catedral

A fabulous new hotel near the cathedral.

The Catalonia Catedral only opened in late 2009, but has already garnered a strong fan base for its spacious rooms, graceful Modernista building and superb location on a pedestrian street just metres from the cathedral.  The crowning glory, however, is a rooftop pool with citywide views.

Location: 

The location really can't be faulted – as the name suggests, it's a matter of metres from the cathedral square, on a pedestrianised shopping street that is blissfully quiet at night.

Bedrooms: 

The swish design, with grey silk throws on the bed, hardwood floors and mural prints, is matched by the comfort and practicality; the beds are huge, with stacks of pillows, and there is ample storage space. For 20 euros extra, ‘Premium’ rooms have a bit more space and a few extra perks (bathrobes, slippers, complimentary mineral water and biscuits, tea- and coffee-making facilities) and some have private terraces. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and staff will lend you a laptop should you need one.

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Public areas: 

There is a lounge on the first floor, though its gold satin banquettes are a triumph of style over substance and are impressively uncomfortable. However, it has a decent selection of daily newspapers and an automated city information post. Just alongside is a small Japanese-style pebbled garden with a handful of tables, and the bar, which has a couple of laptops for guests' use.

Eating and drinking: 

Next to the bar is La Brasserie du Gothique, serving cassoulet, oysters, steak tartar and other Gallic delights. Guests get a 15% discount.

Leisure facilities: 

The outdoor pool is, unusually, big enough to swim in, and there are views over the city's rooftops.

Service: 

It's quite a new hotel and I felt the staff were a bit inexperienced, but they were still friendly and generous with information.

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Who stays there: 

A mix of tourists and businessmen, with a high percentage of Italians and French.

Price advice: 

Breakfast is 16 euros extra, but probably worth it if you like a hearty spread in the mornings.

Pros: 
Perfect location
Comfortable, stylish rooms
Cons: 
Prices rise sharply in peak season

More information on Catalonia Catedral:

Price from:
£70
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Carrer de les Arcs 10, Barcelona, Spain, 08002
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Barri Gòtic

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Community comments (1)

I stayed at this hotel 5 or 6 years ago before they did / trendified it up. It looks like it may have lost some charm in the proccess but Simon Seeks is bang on about the location...it is smashing!