Hotel Ciutat de Barcelona Rating: 3.5 Pearls
La Ribera and El Born, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • A hip boutique hotel with contemporary decor
  • Prime location in the bustling El Born district
  • Fabulous rooftop terrace with small pool and city/mountain views
  • Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine at Restaurant Komomoto
  • Bright rooms have wood floors, flat-screen TVs, and spacious bathrooms
  • Some rooms come with lovely (albeit tiny) wrought iron Juliette balconies
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel

Cons

  • Noise on lower floors might be a problem
  • Some furnishings are starting to show wear and tear
  • No fitness center

Bottom Line

The stylish Hotel Ciutat de Barcelona offers a great location in the buzzing El Born district, which is known for its trendy bars and cafes. The hotel is situated on a quieter street and provides fantastic people-watching from its romantic -- albeit tiny -- wrought iron Juliette balconies (make sure to request a front-facing room). On the ground floor, a contemporary lobby opens up to a popular Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant. Another highlight is the rooftop terrace, with its small outdoor pool and distant mountain views. Rooms have light wood floors, bright accent walls, and modern amenities -- but furnishings are starting to show a bit of wear and tear. Nice perks include free Wi-Fi and free bottled water.

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 Location

A quiet location in the bustling El Born district, with easy access to the Gothic Quarter

The Hotel Ciutat de Barcelona is situated in the El Born district, a historic area filled with narrow medieval streets and trendy bars. Though it's not on a main strip, the property's quiet location is surrounded by local shops, violin makers, and markets. Nearby tapas bars abound and a small wine store is located down the street from the hotel. Various museums are also within walking distance, such as the renowned Picasso Museum. Stunning examples of medieval architecture can be found in the adjacent Gothic Quarter, including the majestic Barcelona Cathedral that is renowned for its ornate exterior and gargoyles on the roof.

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. Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the city has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.

  • 19-minute drive or 47-minute ride via public transportation to Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
  • 2-minute walk to Picasso Museum
  • 4-minute walk to the Barri Gótic (Gothic Quarter) for medieval architecture
  • 8-minute walk to the Barcelona Cathedral, renowned for its Gothic architecture and gargoyles
  • 8-minute walk or 8-minute drive to Town Hall
  • 5-minute drive or 15-minute subway ride to Columbus Monument
  • 7-minute drive or 17-minute subway ride to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 8-minute drive or 15-minute subway ride to Placa Espanya public square and transportation hub
  • 8-minute drive or 18-minute walk to Barceloneta Beach
  • 9-minute drive or 17-minute subway ride to Antoni Gaudí's famous Sagrada Família church
  • 12-minute drive or 32-minute subway ride to the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

 Bottom Line

The stylish Hotel Ciutat de Barcelona offers a great location in the buzzing El Born district, which is known for its trendy bars and cafes. The hotel is situated on a quieter street and provides fantastic people-watching from its romantic -- albeit tiny -- wrought iron Juliette balconies (make sure to request a front-facing room). On the ground floor, a contemporary lobby opens up to a popular Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant. Another highlight is the rooftop terrace, with its small outdoor pool and distant mountain views. Rooms have light wood floors, bright accent walls, and modern amenities -- but furnishings are starting to show a bit of wear and tear. Nice perks include free Wi-Fi and free bottled water.

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Address

  • Princesa 33-35 Barcelona, Barcelona 08003 Spain

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 78
Pool: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: La Ribera and El Born, Barcelona
Address: Princesa 33-35 Barcelona, Barcelona 08003 Spain
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