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Principal Hotel

8-12 Junta de Comercio Street, Raval, Barcelona, Spain 08001 (Show on map)

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Good 7.3
based on 30 reviews

"Centrally situated. Staff present 24/7. Bathroom. ..."

  • Sven, Sweden
  • July 16, 2014
  • Area: Raval
  • Rooms : 110
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Right in the center of the tourist circuit, this hotel off Las Ramblas is perfectly placed for first-time visitors to Barcelona. One street over from Ramblas dels Caputxins, the Principal Hotel has all the energy and excitement of the inner city right at the doorstep. Placa Catalunya is less than 10 minutes away on foot and is the main pick-up point for all three tourist bus routes and the site of much activity. The Liceu metro stop is also only a short walk away, and a vast array of fast food, supermarkets, and cute cafes are all around. Rooms at Principal Hotel are refurbished in a bright and modern manner with free Internet, balconettes, and spacious bathrooms. From this location everything is easy, from morning strolls through the Gothic Quarter to midnight dinners by the Mediterranean. Right in the center of the tourist circuit, this hotel off Las Ramblas is perfectly placed for ... see more
City Tax

For all guest bookings with period of stay from November 1st 2012 onwards, a city tax must be paid directly to the hotel during check out for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.

5* Hotel: A city tax of 2.25 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona and Catalonia;
4* Hotel: A city tax of 1.10 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona (0.90 Euros + VAT in Catalonia);
Rest of Hotels & Apartments: A city tax of 0.65 Euros + VAT per person, per night in Barcelona (0.45 Euros + VAT in Catalonia).

This is an additional charge for guests over the age of 16 and it is NOT INCLUDED in the room rate.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 10 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
12 EUR

Check-In From
01:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1 km

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Sven E. Couples Sweden, July 16, 2014
Nice stay.

Centrally situated. Staff present 24/7. Bathroom.
The stay was good but we found bedbugs and the staff was not interested at all. They had not cleaned under the beds and when we made them aware they only cleaned under one of the beds.
David D. Couples United States of America, April 29, 2014
Great location, small room, small shower

Location, location, location
Wifi was terrible. TV was confusing. Shower was terrible.
Suzanne M. Families with older children United States of America, April 19, 2014
Nice place to stay. Clean room

The location was great. The room was clean and the free wi-fi was good.
We had a lovely stay.
Claudio D. Couples Italy, April 8, 2014
buono, comodo , economico.

centrale, pulito, economico
Juergen H. Business travelers Germany, October 15, 2013
Nice City Hotel near Ramblas, friendly stuff

Friendly staff, close to Ramblas, good service
Friendly staff, close to Ramblas, good service . first we got a room toword the backyard, nearly no daylight. Then we could change to 4th flour with a sunny view over the roofs. Better to upgrade for superieur room class.
William R. Families with older children Costa Rica, August 21, 2013
Perfect location, affordable,clean and confortable

Great location, comfortable room, affordable rate.
Brief, but good and pleasant. I will return. Room was comfortable for European standards, and the bathroom clean with outstanding shower. An excellent location in downtown Barcelona.
Annabelle Q. Solo travelers United States of America, July 5, 2013
Fair - only asset is good location for value.

Good location.
Good location but given some unpleasant experiences, I will probably not come back: 1. Phone in room was not working; front desk staff was clearly unhappy to help stating that I can use the public phone. I had to insist that room phones are standard and I will have to make several personal calls. Phone was fixed after I insisted. 2. Front desk staff was not very friendly and quite intimidating to approach. 3. Very poor insulation between rooms. You can hear conversations, actions and doors closing and opening. 4. TV remote control was barely functional but after my experience with the room phone, I thought it was not worth my energy to speak to front desk again about this.
David R. Couples United Kingdom, July 2, 2013
Absolutely amazing and very enjoyable

Friendly staff, very comfortable and clean rooms, a good variety of food for breakfast
We cannot express enough what a wonderful holiday we had, the Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful throughout. Our room was serviced each day and our towels changed, although the room wasn't huge it was perfectly adequate for the 4 days we stayed. There were lots of really good Restaurants and Tapas bars close by with very reasonably priced food, it was most of the drinks that were expensive in most places. The Hotel was convenient to the majority of the attractions, we were yards away from La Rambla, and a tube station was very close. We got a Taxi transfer to and from the Airport which only took us about 20 minutes in busy rush hour traffic. We would strongly recommend both Barcelona and Hotel Principal for a great short break.
Peter F. Couples Australia, June 10, 2013
Amazing location near La Rambla

Location, Location, Value
Very convenient location just off La Rambla about halfway between the port and placa Catalunya. Although the Hotel Principal can be classed as a mid range budget establishment, the level of facilities is high. The standard double rooms are a reasonable size (reasonable, remembering you are in European) with a balcony and floor to ceiling double doors to the outside. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is available at 12€. Beds,unfortunatly are European hotel standard and on the hard side
Elin S. Solo travelers Sweden, February 21, 2013
Great location and value for money

Great location, free WiFi
Nice hotel, really good location, just minutes from La Rambla. Fairly good value for money even though breakfast wasn't included.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Las Ramblas - 150 meters
  • Picasso Museum
  • BARRIO GOTICO (Gothic quarter) 250 m
  • Mercado La Boqueria
  • Liceu L3 metro station

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Nearest transport:
  • Liceu Metro Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Barcelona Airport (11.4 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Clean room" , "Good location" , "Nice breakfast"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Ramblas Street (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Mercat de la Boqueria (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • La Rambla (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Catedral Barcelona (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
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