Casanova BCN Hotel

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Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalans 559, Barcelona, 08011, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

A smart, monochrome hotel out of the tourist mayhem.

Aimed at a mix of young, well-heeled party people and business travellers, the Casanova works hard to offer something fresh, such as the Mexican cocktail bar.

Location
3.5
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Eating/drinking
4
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Leisure facilities
3.5
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Service
4.2
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Value for money
4.3
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Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
4
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Location

Though it's not especially close to many of the sights, the Casanova is right on the route of the airport bus, and is a reasonably short walk from the central hub of Plaça Catalunya.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms are quietly modernistic, decorated in cream and brown, with gold satin bedspreads adding a hint of luxury. The difference between standard and superior rooms and suites is mostly a question of size, though the latter come with Nespresso machines. Specify whether you want smoking or non-smoking, a bath tub or not, and a window at the back overlooking the hotel's patio if you're after a quiet night's sleep.

Public areas

There is no real sitting area as such, but ample sofas at reception. The recession has put paid to plans for a rooftop terrace and pool for now.

Eating and drinking

On the ground floor is a light-filled cocktail bar where you can get tapas, and on the mezzanine is a restaurant serving a mix of Mexican and Mediterranean dishes.

Leisure facilities

There is no gym or pool, but there is a small spa offering massages and various treatments.

Service

Service is mostly helpful and agreeable, though breakfast can get a little chaotic.

Who stays there

No real surprises for a four-star: business people during the week and holidaymakers at weekends, most of them European or American.

Price advice

Breakfast is not generally included and costs 18.35 euros, while WiFi comes in at a hefty 10.60 euros per hour or 17.70 euros for 24 hours. Fast internet with a cable (which is provided) is free.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Friendly staff
  • Well-designed and comfortable
  • Nowhere to relax outside
  • Front rooms can be noisy
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