When we first booked our hotels for our Barcelona trip, we decided to stay in a different area of town due to the proximity of the tourist circus , a previous bad experience at a Barcelo hotel in Turkey and the bad reputation of the Raval district.  However, we decided to stay there  for a couple of nights after our Garrotxa excursion (lovely!).

To our surprise Raval was the most enjoyable and energetic area for us in Barcelona,  it felt more happening, and having libraries, schools and the CCCB (Barcelona Center for Contemporary Culture) a couple of blocks from the hotel certainly helped. Located about three blocks away from the main Ramblas ultra touristic area, the Hotel itself is comfortable and the rooms compact and practical.  While the service was average, the overall package proved a good value in terms of location, design and ease.

room superior hotel barcelo raval 521 29965 | Barceló Raval Hotel  –  Barcelona

A friend looking for a nice, yet not over the top expensive hotel, stayed for a week in April 2015 and found it about the same as we did.  A ‘Blog-Worthy’ home base in a wonderful part of the world!

hotel el raval 07 | Barceló Raval Hotel  –  Barcelona
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hotel el raval 10 | Barceló Raval Hotel  –  Barcelona
above photo ©  CMV Architects
hotel barcelo raval tcm21 | Barceló Raval Hotel  –  Barcelona
above photo ©  CMV Architects
hotel el raval 09 | Barceló Raval Hotel  –  Barcelona
above photo ©  CMV Architects

(34) 93 – 320 1490
Rambla del Raval, 17-21
Raval   District
08001 Barcelona, Spain

www.barcelo.com

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