Catalonia Rigoletto Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

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Cons

  • Small fitness center, with few machines and no free weights
  • Double bed is actually two single beds pushed together
  • Immediate area lacks shops and restaurants
  • No nice views from hotel

Bottom Line

A sophisticated vibe pervades this mid-range hotel on the fringes of the stylish L'Eixample district. Luxe touches in the lobby include marble floors and wood-paneled walls. The sumptuous feel extends to the plush guest rooms, which feature hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and rich fabrics and finishes throughout. However, the beds in the double rooms are actually just twin beds pushed together. Also, the fitness center is quite small, with just a few machines. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar, but guests wishing to explore other dining options will have to walk to the nearby subway, as there is not much in the surrounding area.

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 Location

On the fringes of the historic and stylish L'Eixample district

Catalonia Rigoletto is located on the outer limits of the L'Eixample district, which is famous for its striking modernist architecture. The immediate area surrounding the hotel is a bit devoid of shops, restaurants, and charm, but the Metro is a short walk away, as is the Camp Nou soccer stadium.

L'Eixample is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Casa Milá building and Sagrada Família church that were both designed by Antoni Gaudí. In addition to its eccentric architecture, this district is known for a vibrant nightlife scene, with many trendy bars and clubs found here, especially in the gay section (which is popularly known as Gayxample).

Barcelona is an eclectic city that is popular for its historic and remarkable architecture, vibrant club scene, and urban beaches along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of the Catalan region, Barcelona speaks its own language -- literally and figuratively. Known for a frenetic pace, the city is full of modernist architecture, medieval history, quirky fashion, and endless tapas bars.

  • 16-minute drive from Barcelona El Prat Airport
  • 9-minute walk to Nou Camp soccer stadium
  • 9-minute walk to the Monestir de Pedralbes, a former monastery that is now a museum
  • 8-minute drive to El Tablao de Carmen for flamenco dancing
  • 10-minute drive to Passeig de Gràcia for high-end shopping and dining
  • 10-minute drive to the Casa Milá building designed by Antoni Gaudí
  • 12-minute drive to Cosmocaixa, a renowned science museum
  • 12-minute drive to Mercat de la Boqueria for shopping
  • 12-minute drive to Antoni Gaudí's famous Sagrada Família church
  • 13-minute drive to the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall
  • 15-minute drive to the Barri Gótic (Gothic Quarter) for medieval architecture
  • 16-minute drive to nightlife of El Born
  • 17-minute drive to Collserola Park
  • 19-minute drive to Tibidabo for panoramic views of the city and the coast line

 Bottom Line

A sophisticated vibe pervades this mid-range hotel on the fringes of the stylish L'Eixample district. Luxe touches in the lobby include marble floors and wood-paneled walls. The sumptuous feel extends to the plush guest rooms, which feature hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and rich fabrics and finishes throughout. However, the beds in the double rooms are actually just twin beds pushed together. Also, the fitness center is quite small, with just a few machines. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar, but guests wishing to explore other dining options will have to walk to the nearby subway, as there is not much in the surrounding area.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 65
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Eixample, Barcelona
Address: C/ Sabino De Arana 22-24
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