Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
2.6 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler
Know What you are getting into...Posted Sep 26, 2011 on Hotels.com
We booked this on hotels.com and we were so angry with them. It was prepaid so we assumed that hotels.com would take payment immediatly and reimburse the hotel and we would just show up. Instead we get a response(barely readable) from Gabriel demanding immediate payment via paypal with a 5% surcharge when we refused and said we would make other arrangements he said he would just charge our credit card from hotels.com. I don't know why he couldn't do that to take the initial payment in the first place. It is basically a room in a Condo. Internet didn't work. If it's hot out don't ever stay here, it's way way too loud to sleep with the window open(No AC). (there are bars just out the window. Overall it was a spacious clean room and we were able to do some laundry and use the kitchen to save some money. If you want to book i would suggest going directly through his website as hotels.com might as well just be a classified ads in this case. I would never stay here again as the stress and hassle of it was not worth it, especially when you are already in the midst of travelling. Our room did have an adjoining room with a bunkbed and twin so if are travelling with family or friends on the cheap it would be reasonable. For us it was the biggest rip off and caused the most stress of any hotel on our three week trip to many other cities.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from San Diego, CA
Not a Bed & Breakfast (more appropriately, an apartment). Hot, and extremely noisy. Moldy danish.Posted Jun 30, 2011
This is NOT a Bed & Breakfast! No one at the front desk. Moldy danish placed in refrigerator as "Breakfast". Extremely noisy location -- cannot sleep most of the night. Outside allies smell like urine, as people are seen to urinate on the walls. Otherwise, fairly convenient location. Would not recommend this "apartment" to anyone.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 20, 2011 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA
Looks Shady but GREAT locationPosted May 23, 2011
When we first arrived to the "hotel' it looked a little shady from the outside. This is more like an apartment being rented out than a hotel - there is no receptionist, no elevator. It's several flights of stairs up and we got our own set of keys for the front door, apartment door and bedroom door with one set of towels and a shared kitchen. However, the place was VERY CENTRALLY located in Barcelona. Just off of Las Rambla, close to some great restaurants, and the metro for sight seeing. If you don't care too much about 'looks' this was a great place to stay.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Calgary, Canada
A recent stay at GabrielPosted May 16, 2011 on Hotels.com
It wasn't a bad hotel at all. It is VERY hard to find initally, but very close to main pedestrian stroll. Bring the map, and make sure you have the phone number handy. There is no signage at all to find it. Its clean, bright and a great deal. I would stay there again, TF
for Otherby A verified traveler from New York
Perfect location but...Posted Feb 21, 2011
This is not a hotel, you just rent a room in an apartment. I reserved a room with balcony (Supposedly an elegant room) for two days, but we had to stay in a room without window on the first day. We moved to other room on the second day, which was nice. The internet connection is terribly slow. They ask you via email to pay either via Western Union or Pay Pal before you arrive, which we did not accept. (Your credit card is used to serve as a guarantee for the reservation by Expedia, right?) But later on, once we arrived, we had to pay cash, which was not nice. Do not expect to get a nice breakfast as it is just a basic one. Keep in mind that there is no elevator in the building.
for Otherby A verified traveler from Bristol, UK
Comfortable stay in a perfect locationPosted Aug 17, 2010
We stayed in Barcelona for 3 nights and had a really great experience! The owners are very friendly and will go out of their way to help with any queries you might have. The rooms are comfortable, there is a fully equipped kitchen and living room, every room is air-conditioned. There is 2 flat available and since there was 5 of us, we completely rented out the flat at the top floor! needless to say, we were extremely comfortable with a fully equipped flat just to ourselves, which includes washing machine, large terrace, living room, kitchen and two bedrooms and everything right in the middle of Barcelona, 1 minute away from Las Ramblas! The only thing to keep in mind is that there is no elevator (yet) but it was not a problem for us.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from New York
Steer clear of this one!Posted Jul 21, 2010
This place does not live up to its description at all. I would not recommend it to anyone. My reservation was cancelled but no one informed me. The owner was rude and unhelpful. The kitchen was filthy and no towels were provided. It was hot and noisy. The place seemed highly disorganized. Gluten-free is a joke!