Hotel Curious

C/Carme 25, Barcelona, Spain, 08001

Price from: £43

Hotel Curious bedroom

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#37 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
3.8
3.8
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
3.3
3.3
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Nightlife

Expert review of Hotel Curious

A short walk from La Rambla, a budget hotel that strives to be different.

A cheap and useful option for anyone wanting to be close to the action, the Curious is in most respects a typical budget hotel (hello IKEA table! Good morning basement breakfast room!), but attempts an artistic direction in the decor of its rooms.

Location: 

A short walk from La Rambla and the Boqueria market, but far enough away not to be tainted by the crowds.

Bedrooms: 

Rooms are small (the singles are teeny), with minimal decor - open hanging space, a small desk and bedside tables and TV screens mounted high on the wall, but are enlivened by the black and white prints of typical Barcelona cityscapes covering the whole of one wall. To this and the all-white furniture a splash of colour is added in the runners laid across the foot of each bed. Ask for a room overlooking the street to get maximum sunlight. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel.

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Public areas: 

The lobby is a little stark, with black leather sofas and magenta columns, but contains a useful computer terminal that guests can use for free.

Service: 

Service, as in many places, depends on the day, but is generally friendly and efficient.

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Who stays there: 

This is one hotel where, oddly, you won't hear English voices predominate. It's popular with Spanish, Italian and French tourists.

Price advice: 

Rooms are much cheaper if booked well in advance, and note that all prices include a decent buffet continental breakfast.

Pros: 
Central
Relatively cheap
Cons: 
Rooms are small

More information on Hotel Curious:

Price from:
£43
Type:
Hotel
Address:
C/Carme 25, Barcelona, Spain, 08001
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Raval

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