Hesperia Metropol Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • Central location, close to bars, clubs, and tourist attractions
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas
  • Some rooms have French balconies
  • Light wood floors and furniture give rooms a contemporary look
  • All rooms have stocked mini-fridges
  • Pretty building with engraved bird motifs on the facade

Cons

  • Dingy bathrooms could use an update
  • Some noise complaints
  • Rooms are on the small side and have tube TVs
  • Some antique lobby furniture is purely decorative, with no sitting allowed

Bottom Line

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 The free in-room Wi-Fi is a great perk, but the tube TVs and dingy bathrooms look outdated.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.

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 Location

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.

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

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • Ample 31

Room Types

  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 71
Pool: N/A
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
Address: Ample 31
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