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Caledonian Hotel Barcelona Reviews
Simple, clean, great location Aug 07, 2011
Location: Very centrally located, near the metro, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and Las Ramblas
Price: Price was very reasonable. I paid 85 Euros/night during high season.
Very clean: The lobby, hallways, the room, and the bathroom were very clean.
Friendly service: The staff was extremely friendly and hospitable and they answered all my questions with a smile.
Air Conditioning: It worked very well! The room was nice and cool.
TV: Flat-screen TV with many local channels.
Very simple, no frills room. My "single" room had a twin-size bed, only one pillow, and only one towel. I don't understand why the hotel doesn't provide extra pillows or towels in the room for guests who may need it.
Position of TV: To watch TV, I had to lay down in bed and tilt my neck to the right. There is no chair in the room.
Overall: This is a nice no-frills hotel in a great location.. The room is very simple, so I would only use it to sleep at night, but I would not want to spend my day "hanging out" in this room.
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Well priced central Barcelona Hotel Nov 29, 2010
I picked this hotel as at this time of year I wanted a place that was central to all the attractions Barcelona holds. Knowing Barcelona very well, this meant being near the Ramblas but not on the Ramblas.
The Caledonian was the perfect choice. It was a 10 minute stroll to the aforementioned Ramblas, passing shops and restaurants along well lit main roads.
It had 10+ bus routes as well as a Metro stop alongside the hotel. The airport bus also stopped within 100 yards of the hotel. Being on the Gran Via, it would also be easy to locate if you were driving (not that I would recommend driving in Barcelona!).
I had a double room facing the street. It was clean and a reasonable size. Sufficient storage space; TV with numerous channels (not that I was in enough to study the channels!); bathroom was good size and shower was powerful. No real noise issues although hotel was not overly busy so perhaps rooms either side were empty.
Reception staff were polite and helpful, and vigilant enough - esp at night when main doors were locked for security but they were ready to open these imemdiately you approached the doors.
For its location and modern design, I was very happy with the price we paid. It did vary greatly on the usual websites so make sure you shop around.
I did not have any food at the hotel so can not comment on the volume, price or quality. There was however two local mini supermarkets with friendly owners in the side street next to the hotel that opened long hours and sold cheap drinks; sandwiches; crisps; chocolate; etc that came in handy after long days out and about! In fact not sure I ever saw them shut no matter what hour we returned!
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Caledonian Hotel Overview
The Caledonian Hotel is located within a five minute walking distance of the Gothic Quarter and is a mere half-mile from Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia. This Barcelona hotel is also approximately a mile from the Picasso Museum and the Cathedral and only two miles from the popular Museum of Modern Art. The Caledonian Hotel is located just 12 kilometers from the Barcelona El Prat Airport and has convenient access to many public transportation stops, including both the bus and the underground train. The hotel is close to the city center and many train and bus stops are available within a short distance. Many taxi cabs are also available to help guests reach attractions and amenities.
The rooms at the Caledonian Hotel include large windows, mirrored wardrobes, and cherry furniture in addition to climate controls, Internet connections, mini-bars, safes, and a luxury bathroom. The hotel also offers a television viewing room, in-room child care, dry cleaning and laundry services, a bar, and discounted access to a nearby fitness center.
The Caledonian Hotel is a three-star accommodation located in the heart of Barcelona. Located near the central part of the city, many attractions and amenities are just a short walk away. Many shopping, entertainment, and dining venues are within minutes of the hotel.
Caledonian Hotel Amenities