Ratings based on 62 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified travelerfrom Nottingham
Rafaels Hotel BadalonaPosted Sep 11, 2014
Pros: Cleanliness of room. Easy to get to Barcelona
Cons: improved facilities eg tv 10 years old
Location: Not much to do in Badalona. Only the Beach
Poor location just off motorway. However easy to get to Barcelona 20 Mins by train. Hotel Breakfast poor and facilities need updating. Staff were good and rooms were kept clean.
for Business Travelersby A verified travelerfrom SF
local exp. med sz room, nice view. friendly staff.Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Price, friendly staff, fast wifi
Cons: Slightly cleaner bathroom counter top
Location: the beach!
As seen from the map, this hotel is away from hustle and bustle, not a problem if you don't mind walking or have an expense account for taxis. Beach is roughly 20 min walk. Also most stores are closed on Sundays, but there was an open grocery store about 8 minutes away from the beach to buy water, (since Barcelona's municipal water is not tasty). There is a "no tourist feel" to this neighborhood. Also most restaurant staff do not speak English. Free and fast wifi and friendly staff were a plus. Overall, the price was appropriate using Expedia!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Hotel Rafael BadalonaPosted Aug 26, 2014
Really nice modern hotel. If you want a central town location, this is not the hotel for you as you have to get taxis or walk everywhere. All staff were really helpful. I didnt use any of their facilities, so i'm unable to comment on room service or restaurant. It would have been nice to have a cafe in the hotel or nearby to meet my friends for a coffee. Overall a very pleasant stay.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom London
Nice hotel 10 min to the beachPosted Aug 21, 2014
Pros: Everything mentioned above.
Cons: No kettle in the room, slow Internet connection, no restaurant services apart from breakfast.
We came for around a week only - room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful. Only major thing though - internet connection is unacceptably SLOW. Apart from this little bug, I would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to live in a quiet and peaceful place close to the Badalona Beach (around 10 min walk through the cafes and shops). Another thing - we were surprised that ordinary visitors were not allowed to use the terrace on the 14th floor - as this privilege is to be paid for - unlike many other hotels I've been to. Also, the restaurant is currently not working, apart from the breakfast service running in the morning from 7am to 7:50 or something for a 15 euros fee per person. In conclusion, we did enjoy our stay at the hotel despite these little inconveniences.
by A verified travelerfrom east sussex gb
Used as stop overPosted Jul 26, 2014
Used hotel for sleeping only Hotels in Barcelona to expensive Adequate room with BBC to keep up with latest news
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Barca for the girlsPosted Jun 24, 2014
Pros: Location ideal very quiet
Cons: Times of rooftop terrace and in room information about hotel would be good
Location: Metro station only short walk away. Beach front restaurants great for people watching.
Spent a long weekend in Badalona hotel was perfect, would say breakfast is over priced 15Euro per person, walk 5min down the road and less than 15euros for 4 of us. Only a ten min walk to metro and for just over 2euro's and 30mins you are in the center of Barcelona. Having said that spend time to explore Badalona`s side streets and beach front. Found a great Mexican restaurant food was lovely and staff fantastic. Didn't use any of facilities at hotel, rooftop terrace wasn't open anytime we went and two nights out of four room keycard wouldn't work on our return, although reception were quick enough to change it without any issues.
Recommendedby John Ofrom Parkgate
Posted Jun 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
Returned again this year after staying last year. Again booked suite and was very happy with size and comfort of the room. The bed is large and very comfortable, and sheets changed daily. The jacuzzi bath is wonderful after a days walking in Barcelona. The fridge is efficient and everything is spotlessly clean. It's a bit of a walk to decent restaurants, and the metro, but that is not a huge drawback. I think the hotel is good value given the room size and amenities. I would recommend if you can accept the location.
Recommendedby Reservoirfrom Yorkshire
Excellent Hotel!Posted May 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
A lovely hotel situated a short distance from the centre of Barcelona. The hotel is clean, well maintained and extremely helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast is a must! This was our second visit and I would have no hesitation in booking again.
for Everyoneby Clive and Kathyfrom Shropshire
Weekend break in BarcelonaPosted May 17, 2014
Modern furnished hotel located in "suburb" of barcelona.. 30 mins by taxi from airport _ 45 euros. .Metro is 10min walk from hotel. 2.15euro one way into city which is 20 min journey. Hotel located at Badalona. 15 min walk to seafront. Usual cafe bar restaurants and local\tourist shops. Worth a walkround in the evening. Staff very helpful and friendly. Hotel located in commercial area so views not exciting.
for Everyoneby seonghunfrom UK
ComfortablePosted May 13, 2014
Pros: Landscape is good. I can see the sea in my room.
Cons: I think they need a shuttle bus for moving to Metro.
Location: Bardalona beach is close.
Room was clean and comfortable. But hotel's location is too far from metro station.