Via Laietana 24, Barcelona, Spain, 08003
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Relaxation
Expert review of H10 Montcada
I always hesitate to recommend chain hotels, but the truth is that some of them provide excellent value, and some, like the Montcada, even manage to inject a little individuality. It has some unbeatable offers.
Sitting on the Via Laietana, which runs between the Barri Gòtic and the Born, it is wonderfully central.
The H10 chain is always reliable for spotlessly clean and cheerful rooms and this one is no exception. While the decor is not wildly exciting, the stripy curtains do liven things up. Ask for a room on a higher floor to avoid the rumble of the metro, which runs directly below, and the worst of the street noise (you can also request quieter rooms at the back).
In the lobby is a much-transited bar, with a widescreen showing sport and a couple of computer terminals in the corner for clients' use.
There is no restaurant, but a good buffet breakfast is served, with hot and cold dishes.
The rooftop terrace has comfortable loungers and a Jacuzzi, free to residents until 1pm, and would be an asset to a hotel twice this price. A small spa has a sauna, and offers treatments such as 'rose therapy' or the irresistible-sounding Chocolaterapia.
The people on reception are agreeably friendly, and switched between languages with ease.
The guests are mostly tourists, though it fills with suits when there are big trade fairs or conferences on.
Hunt around for deals that throw in cocktails or spa treatments.
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- Via Laietana 24, Barcelona, Spain, 08003
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Room Service