It's difficult to get more central than this, just a short walk from Plaça Catalunya (the airport bus drops you right here, in front of El Corte Inglés), but being down a sidestreet the Denit is relatively peaceful for the Barri Gòtic.
Given its position on a small street, without much in the way of natural light, the Denit's decor is designed to add light and space, with more than one nod to IKEA in its fittings, and is not for lovers of chintz. The Economy rooms are small - splash out on Economy Plus or Business if you can - but the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms spotless (sinks are within the bedroom itself). My only quibble would be the shower doors, which don't quite prevent the bathroom from some minor flooding.
The comfortable lobby, with white leather sofas, has free WiFi (up to 30 minutes) and a computer terminal you can use. You can also order drinks and snacks here (there's no minibar in the rooms).
Eating and drinking
While the hotel has no restaurant, it does offer a 'Gastronomy Pack' - a double room and lunch or dinner for two at the Petit Comité restaurant, a smart Catalan bistro owned by the same group.
Staff are obliging and a good source of help and information.
Who stays there
The clientele is a mix of business people and tourists who want to be in the thick of the action, with a mix of ages and nationalities.
A reasonable continental breakfast is offered for 6 euros, or half price if you book online.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Fiercely minimalist
- Small rooms