Hotel Curious

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Address: C/Carme 25, Barcelona, 08001, Spain

Star rating:
1 star hotel

4

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
4
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.8
90%
Public areas
3.3
90%

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.

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.

Eating and drinking

                                                                                                                                        

Service

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

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.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Nightlife

Pros & Cons

  • Relatively cheap
  • Central
  • Rooms are small
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