"Right next to Placa Catalunya, room was great for the price with friendly staff, it’s worth beyond the price just by its location."
SungHee - February 13, 2018
Location rating score
The hotel is in the perfect location—walking distance to everything downtown, and right between the metro and bus stations to take you everywhere else...
Laura | June 12, 2018
Our room was very clean and quiet, enough room for 2 people (considering the average size of hotels in the area), great shower pressure, comfy beds.
Laura | June 12, 2018
Laura | June 12, 2018
210 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Barcelona
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.3|
|Nearest airport||Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)|
|Distance to airport||12.5 km|
Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Bcn Urbany Hotels Gran Ducat has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Barcelona with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.
Bcn Urbany Hotels Gran Ducat does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The size of the room was actually quite bigger than my expectation."
January 5, 2019
"All the staff were very accommodating, helpful, and friendly."
April 30, 2018
"The hotel is real good in this category of small prices."
February 3, 2020
In a lively spot near Placa Catalunya, the location of this property suits people who want to be in the middle of the action. It would be difficult to get closer to Placa Catalunya since the Bcn Urbany Hotels Gran Ducat is only a few steps away from the crowds, street performers, and general hysteria that is Barcelona's central hub. Occupying a 19th century building, the property has been completely refurbished to reflect a functional, modern aesthetic with Wi-Fi Internet access and a few computers in the lobby for those without laptops. Everything is catered for in this location. Las Ramblas is just across the plaza, department stores are opposite the hotel, and there are airport and tourist buses departing just meters from the front door.
"The staff is very friendly, the situation in the city is exc..."
February 3, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Bcn Urbany Hotels Gran Ducat
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nice value for money hotel”
Gran ducat offers the right service and ample room size. Definitely value for money since it is centrally located and all the best shopping and dining areas are well within a 10 min walk from the hotel. They have friendly staff who can suggest all the must see locations in Barcelona as well as the best routes to take to get there. This hotel is a stop and go type of hotel - I wont recommend it for couples on a honeymoon. But overall I am happy with the hotel and will recommend it to all my friends.
They said the Gran Ducat under renovation, hence transferred me to another hotel which is near to Universitat Metro Station, in which I found that the location not as good as Gran Ducat which very close to Metro Catalunya and shopping mall. Anyhow, the reception staff was very friendly. Allow me to check in early around 10am.
Highly recommendable ”
The place was clean and tidy. The size of the room was actually quite bigger than my expectation. Actually i worried a bit before staying due to the reviews saying it might be a bit noisy as it’s just at the center of Barcelona but the sound from the outside was not much and affordable. Most of all, just 2 hours before checking out time, i had a medical emergency situation and I had to go to emergency center. As soon as we informed our situation to the receptionist, she postponed the checking out time till 2pm, so that we could have enough time to go to the hospital and come back to pack our luggage. Thanks to her, we managed everything so well and was able to check out without any charge. I was so glad to stay at this hotel. When i comeback to Barcelona later, i would love to stay in this hotel again and again. Highly recommendable.
good location but room is not big enough”
had a enjoyable stay in Gran Ducat Hotel. Staff was nice and helpful to provide much information about Barcelona. Few good restaurants are close to hotel.
The hotel has central location to the best sights in Barcelona and bus stop Hop-on-Hop-off bus for further sight-seeing. The room was small but adequate and clean. Value for money.The staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to travelers on a budget as great choice.
Really handy location.”
The staff here are fantastic,really helpful and very friendly.The hotel is really well located if you want to be near the Rambla but not right on it,the breakfast was very nice and a great price of only 9.90euros.I have only one thing to say in a negative sense and that is it's a very noisy hotel and this is only because there are tiles in the corridors that echo the sound,I found it very difficult to sleep,which is a shame because this otherwise is a fantastic place.
Convenient Location ”
The location was good - we could walk to the Gothic area and to where the tours (Hop-on Hop off buses and other tours) started. Lots of eateries around - Starbucks, MacDonald, local bars and restaurants, etc. A short ride to the airport by taxi. Cost us 42EUR - the driver claimed that there is surcharge for weekend and also an airport taxi. The hotel staff told us that it would only cost 35EUR. Not sure if the taxi driver ripped us off but we weren't about to get upset over 7EUR Staff were friendly and helpful. The standard of English was good. The room was clean and good size for the price we paid. The only negative is that they use a locker system to store your luggage if you arrive early or need to store it on the day of departure. Each locker costed 2EUR - not much but would be nice gesture to have free storage.
Holiday in Spain”
Location is key for this hotel. If you are seeking for a central hotel then this is the one. However, room comfort could be a problem if room size is one of your key indicator, standard room are 13sqm while deluxe room are 16sqm. It could be a problem opening your luggage. The rest about the room are pretty basic but decent. Staff are english speaking and are very friendly. Overall hotel stay was good and hotel is not only near Gran Via or Gracia but also near to 24H mart, metro and also a few pretty decent restaurants as well as Mac, BK and KFC if you fancy some American comfort.
Couldn’t have asked for more! The hotel is in the perfect location—walking distance to everything downtown, and right between the metro and bus stations to take you everywhere else. Our room was very clean and quiet, enough room for 2 people (considering the average size of hotels in the area), great shower pressure, comfy beds...what more could you ask for? Highly recommended!
Great location. Excess to all the major brands.”
Comfortable and very accessible to food and shopping. Very good location and hotel staff are uber friendly. Very good Htel security for anybody entering the Htel main lobby be it guest or general public. Yu would need your room key to enter the hotel and your room.
Perfect location, worth the price”
Right next to Placa Catalunya, room was great for the price with friendly staff, it’s worth beyond the price just by its location. There is a supermarket and Starbucks next door. Was perfect for me!
short but good hotel was central and staff good”
ok, unfortunately sickness cut our stay short will hopefully get back to Barcelona soon
Great location in city center Catalunya”
the hotel was great location in the catalunya near shopping center and metro station. the service just ok not so friendly and there is problem when i stayed there, no water at all for 12 hours more because of the pipe broken outside of the hotel so the government try to fixed it for such long time...hotel cant do nothing which is i hope can do more about complain so i bit dissapointed of the service from the hotel.
Small room with great location”
Location was great - very close to the Plaza Catalunya and airport bus stop. Room was quite tiny but had a large balcony with outdoor seating. Perhaps it would have been better for the balcony to be converted into room space instead. We had difficulty finding an area in the room for our large suitcase. Disappointed that we had to pay to use the lockers to deposit our luggages after check out as we had expected to be able to leave our luggages in a storage room for free, as with most hotels in Europe.
Great location and free WIFI”
the location of the hotel is great, just several minutes walk from the plaza catalunya which the airport bus is stopped at the plaza. also, it is quite convenient to take the metro and bus from the plaza. it is great that free wifi is available in the room. on the other hand, a big supermarket is locating opposite to the hotel. it is the advantage of buying daily commodity. in addition, the restaurant which locating opposite to the hotel is good. however, it is not fair for me that i've booked two double rooms for three persons. but when i checked in the hotel, only one double room provided for us while the other one is only a single room. but charged me the same price! (it may be the staff found that we only have 3 persons and save their resource). and also, only one staff work in the reception which you may need to queue up for a long time at the small lobby for checking-in/out or asking question. on the other hand, it is noisy by the metro at night. furthermore, the tissue did not refill while the housekeeping refilled the toilet paper only.
Very central location, but small rooms”
Previous revieuws warned me in advance about the noise from the subway. The rumors are true, but as my room was on the 4th floor, the noise from the subway was really acceptable and I slept mostly through it. I didn't use the breakfast in this hotel, but the breakfast room on the first floor looks adequate. My room with bathroom was very small, but clean and decent, and even offer free Wifi Internet services. The reception staff speaks English very well and was helpful in storing my luggage after check-out for some hours, and finding the best way to the airport.
Simple Eurpean room, convenient location across from metro and easily walkable to many things. ”
Because of its close location to the metro, you feel like the vibrations and sounds constantly during its hours of operation. We went to bed late so it didn’t really bother us, but it did wake me up early every morning...so if you are a light sleeper this may be something you want to consider. Other than that we didn’t have any complaints. We only used the room as a place to sleep for 2 days and didn’t require much.
Great location, nice but small room”
My husband and I had a pleasant stay except for the one evening our neighbors were up until 4 AM talking VERY LOUDLY. Also, the shower is pretty small. The staff was friendly and made great recommendations for restaurants and places to see. Also, the hotel was central to most of places we wanted to see and and didn't feel unsafe.
Location is PERFECT !! You can basically get what you want around the hotel . McDonald's & a very nice and affordable cafe & a mini market can be found just a few doors away from the hotel . You can reach the hotel at the Metro Station "Catalunya" , it's a very huge area around Catalunya , but don't worry , you just need to hunt for Apple Store , make sure Apple Store must be at your righ hand side , the hotel is at the same side . It's also a great location for shopping , you can basically found all the branded stuff around Catalunya , but do bare in mind most of the shops closes at 10pm . Between if you are travelling back by Air and heading to the airport , either Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 , don't worry , there will be a bus stop just a few steps away from the hotel , goes direct to the airport with just 5.99 Euro , if you missed the bus , no worry , the next bus will come every 15 mins once . Best still , the bus comes with FREE WIFI . The room comes with only very basic needs as they do not supply fridge. In room WIFI speed is average for some emails downloading but as for big files , you might need a very long downloading time .Staff are very helpful in advicing us on our needs .
small city hotel”
this is a nice small hotel which is located nearthe central square, nice and clean, free internet, small room,reasonable price . starbucks is in the corner, pizza shops and cafes next door, but there was the noise from the metro. it sounds like it is right below the hotel. it made me awake.