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Located in the historic section of Ciutat Vella
Hesperia Metropol is in the Ciutat Vella or "old town" area of Barcelona. Nearby are the most historic areas of the city, including the Gothic Quarter and its many architectural attractions. Also in Ciutat Vella is the El Born area, home to Barcelona's hottest night spots. The hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the start of Barcelona's famed "La Rambla" -- the street that represents the spine of the city.
Barcelona is an eclectic city that is renowned 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.
Hesperia Metropol is a mid-range, no-frills hotel that lives in a pretty building in a central location. Its prime spot close to bars, clubs, and architectural attractions is the biggest draw, as the hotel lacks standard amenities such as a fitness center. Rooms are on the small side, with matching light wood floors and furniture that make for a contemporary, albeit plain, look. The free in-room Wi-Fi is a great perk, but the tube TVs and dingy bathrooms look outdated. The single room option is a nice touch for solo travelers, and rates are often (though not always) very reasonable.