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In the heart of the Gothic Quarter, convenient to all the sights
Hotel Denit Barcelona is on a tranquil narrow street in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. This location makes for both a quiet stay and easy access to all the best sights in Barcelona. In particular, it is just far enough from Las Ramblas to make it accessible without intruding on sleep quality. Guests who wish to explore further out can catch a train at the Urquinaoa metro station, which is within a five-minute walk of the hotel.
Sitting on top of the original Roman settlement, the Gothic Quarter is the center of the old city and one of the largest remaining "Gothic Quarters" in the world. It boasts tons of historic buildings, with everything from the remains of Augustus's ancient temple to Els Quatre Gats, the restored pub that served as a main meeting spot for Modernists at the turn of the century. But perhaps the most visually stunning buildings are the many cathedrals. This is one of the most popular neighborhoods among tourists, and there are tons of restaurants (many al fresco), high-end shops, and specialty shops with local favorite souvenirs such as fans and espadrilles.
Hotel Denit has an unassuming exterior that belies the stylish spaces found inside. The lobby features sleek modern furnishings and quirky accents (such as a gumball machine and fun wall illustrations of local landmarks) that add a bit of levity to the chic surroundings. This lighthearted vibe continues in the guest rooms, which feature more funky artwork (accompanied by great tips for tourists) and cool hanging lamps that keep the bright white color scheme and minimalist style from looking too austere. Bathrooms are a bit on the small side, but maximize space through the unconventional placement of sinks and other fixtures. Though there is no shortage of style at this trendy hotel, amenities are lacking and some rooms are quite small.