H10 Montcada

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Address: Via Laietana 24, , Barcelona, 08003, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

A comfortable mid-range hotel that punches above its weight.

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.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
3.5
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.8
90%

Location

Sitting on the Via Laietana, which runs between the Barri Gòtic and the Born, it is wonderfully central.

Bedrooms

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).

Public areas

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.

Eating and drinking

There is no restaurant, but a good buffet breakfast is served, with hot and cold dishes.

Leisure facilities

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.

Service

The people on reception are agreeably friendly, and switched between languages with ease.

Who stays there

The guests are mostly tourists, though it fills with suits when there are big trade fairs or conferences on.

Price advice

Hunt around for deals that throw in cocktails or spa treatments.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Central
  • Good value
  • Rooms unexciting
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