Hotel Balmes

Mallorca 216, Eixample, Barcelona, Spain, 08008
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8.5
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8.9
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
  • Casa Batllo470 m
  • La Pedrera Casa Mila530 m
  • La Boqueria1.48 km
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)1.77 km
  • Sagrada Familia1.88 km
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuic2.29 km
  • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista2.58 km
  • Parc Guell2.65 km
  • Barceloneta Beach3.13 km
  • Camp Nou3.24 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    4-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Great bathroom with walk in shower-nice surprise and very welcome change from the usual shower in bath arrangement."
    Yolande - 10 September 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.9 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.6 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.2 facilities on premise
    • 390 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Steamroom

    Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Barcelona in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,132 Barcelona properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Cleanliness score
    8.9/10
    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Cheapest price score
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center0.8 Km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
    Distance to airport11.8 km

    Rooms available at Hotel Balmes

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Apartment
    Apartment
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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    • 1 double bed and 2 sofa bed...
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    Superior
    Superior
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Pool Access
    Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Pool Access
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Executive
    Single Executive
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Suite
    Suite
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Quadruple Apartment
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        What people love about Hotel Balmes

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "We will definitely come back to this hotel."

          Maria

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          06 August 2018

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Breakfast

          "Breakfast was also very nice, worth having."

          Sawako

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          04 January 2018

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Good location near good bars and shops."

          Diana

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          14 September 2016

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        9.2
        Exceptional

        "Staff were lovely and room services were fast and excellent."

        Periklis

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        08 August 2018

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        Most talked about facilities

        Swimming Pool
        6 mentions
        Housekeeping
        6 mentions
        Breakfast
        5 mentions
        Internet

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Rooms are clean and tidy with plenty of room."

        Bernadette

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        25 June 2017

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Restaurants on site

        B Bar
        Cuisine:Local
        Menu:Buffet
        Restaurante Balmes
        Cuisine:Local
        Menu:Buffet

        Nearby restaurants

        Spanish cuisine
        Spanish cuisine
        Restaurante La Isla
        120 m Spanish
        Bar-Restaurant The Times
        130 m Spanish
        Tap De Suro
        130 m Spanish, Wine Bar
        Indian cuisine
        Indian cuisine
        Restaurant Namaste
        820 m Indian, Vegetarian
        Lalqila
        830 m Indian
        Jaipur Palace
        1.1 km Indian
        Mediterranean cuisine
        Mediterranean cuisine
        Restaurante Balmes 103
        70 m Mediterranean
        Restaurante La Palmera
        100 m Mediterranean, Spanish
        Cabanela
        110 m Mediterranean, Spanish

        What's nearby

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        Reviews of Hotel Balmes from real guests

        Overall rating
        8.5
        Excellent
        From 1052 reviews
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        Rating via Agoda8.3
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        Cleanliness8.9
        Facilities8.2
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality7.8
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.1
        High score for Barcelona
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (28)
        8-9 Excellent (19)
        7-8 Very Good (23)
        6-7 Good (11)
        <6 Below Expectation (7)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (19)
        Jun - Aug (27)
        Sep - Nov (23)
        Dec - Feb (19)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Maria from United States
        Family with teens
        Family Room
        Stayed 4 nights in July, 2019

        Sadly leaving now but will be back and stay here again”

        We love Hotel Balmes as all staff are great and nice. All recommendations on restaurants are hits! Too bad we did not get to lay in the pool because we are constantly out to make sure we do not miss the landscape of Barcelona. Chocolates that was left by our pillow are good and very nice touch. They offer apples by the front desk that was nice. We can not say any bad thing about this hotel as we really enjoyed our stay.

        Reviewed July 17, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jescerrie from Philippines
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in March, 2019

        Excellent staff! Great location!”

        Staff are excellent! They allowed us for an early check-in. They are very accommodating with all our questions. Great location also, it’s in the city center...everything you need is very accessible. I love their room also, modern and new. I will definitely come back here again. Thank you!

        Reviewed March 28, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Brian from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Executive Room
        Stayed 5 nights in June, 2017

        overall great stay”

        had a good stay so far. location is very good and staff gave very good recommendations on restaurants nearby. i didnt like the fact that the rooms were a bit small for me (even if its already 25sqm for a solo traveller on an executive room) and not totally sound proof so i can hear noise from outside. bed quality was very good though as well as the furniture and overall setting of the hotel lobby/rooms.

        Reviewed June 21, 2017

        Dear guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Balmes hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them and we are happy to read that you enjoyed also our location. We sincerely apologize for not being able to offer you the possibility to upgrade your room due to high occupancy during your stay and encourage you for future occasions to contact our front desk team to help you choose and book the accommodation type that best meets all your holiday requirements. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Sincerely Mercedes Garcia Rooms Division Director

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        Hotel Balmes
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Lydia from United Kingdom
        Group
        Executive Room
        Stayed 3 nights in September, 2018

        Ideal location ”

        At £175 per night (not including breakfast) it wasn’t cheap to stay here. Cannot fault the location or the breakfast though. Rather an odd layout in the bathroom and the only mirror was in the there (and not a full-length one either).

        Reviewed October 04, 2018

        Dear Lydia, Thank you for making Hotel Balmes your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Sincerely, Mercedes Garcia Rooms Division Director

        Responded October 04, 2018
        Hotel Balmes
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Qi from China
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in May, 2019

        Exceptional”

        Spacious , staff is very friendly , close to main seeing

        Reviewed May 25, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Periklis from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in August, 2018

        Exceptional”

        Excellent hotel and room with a unique decoration inspired by ancient African art and culture. Located to the beautiful L’Eixample area, 5 minutes from Gaudi’s Casa Mila and with tube stations and restaurants all within walking distance. Staff were lovely and room services were fast and excellent. Gym is very small but enough for cardio workouts, includes a sauna and a pool. Would highly recommend

        Reviewed August 08, 2018

        Dear Mr. Periklis, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Balmes hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. We are very pleased to read that you did like the room we accommodated you in and that you enjoyed our African Art which is indeed very unique. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting Barcelona. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Sincerely, Mercedes Garcia Rooms Division Director

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        Hotel Balmes
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Bernadette from United Kingdom
        Group
        Executive Room
        Stayed 4 nights in June, 2017

        Top class hotel with excellent standards of cleanses ”

        The staff are very friendly and can't do enough to make your stay perfect. Rooms are clean and tidy with plenty of room. All areas around the hotel are kept very clean and the Bed and bedding is of a high standard no marks any where on the white sheets. Your room is cleaned and tidy every day.

        Reviewed June 25, 2017

        Dear guest, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Balmes hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will make sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. Thank you for the wonderful description of the room we accommodated you in during your stay, it is our goal to provide our guests with spotless, attractive and spacious rooms and we are really happy to know you liked yours so much. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Sincerely, Mercedes García Rooms Division Director

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        Hotel Balmes
        8.0
        Excellent
        Yolande from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September, 2016

        Friendly hotel”

        Very comfortable stay at Hotel Balmes. The staff were very pleasant, the room was dark but very clean. Great bathroom with walk in shower-nice surprise and very welcome change from the usual shower in bath arrangement. Great location in old part of the city.

        Reviewed September 10, 2016
        7.3
        Very good
        Zain from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in April, 2014

        Was fairly compfortable”

        location, cleanliness, helpful staff

        Was pretty nice although I think you would struggle in the hotter months of the year as the air conditioning is basically a very week fan and the hotel gives off quite a lot of heat, the room was very spacious

        Reviewed April 21, 2014
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Jillian from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in September, 2013

        Excellent value!”

        Locations, restaurants, affordable

        My stay was very pleasant. This hotel was ten times better than the one I had been staying in in the Gothic Quarter & was less expensive. The rooms are. Lovely, large & clean. Nice swimming pool. There is an amazing tapas place just down the street from the hotel -Catalana -definitely worth a lunch or dinner.

        Reviewed September 04, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        sze from Singapore
        Group
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in January, 2013

        lovely hotel with average service”

        nice room and bathroom

        it was overall a nice room, big enough and a lovely sitting area. great location as it is near to a street with high end shopping however it is a little too far from la rambla, the cheaper shopping area.

        Reviewed January 21, 2013
        8.3
        Excellent
        Christian from Philippines
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in June, 2012

        Very nice room and great location”

        The room was big - our room had a queen size bed, a sofa and 2 lcd tv.

        We went to 4 cities during our Europe tour, and each time we stayed in a good location with an average price. Hotel Balmes was the best hotel we've been to. The Diagonal MRT is just a few minutes walk, and the Eixample neighborhood is very beautiful

        Reviewed June 21, 2012
        9.3
        Exceptional
        ANGELA from United Kingdom
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in April, 2012

        Excellent Service Great Location”

        Great service, spotless rooms, fresh food served for breakfast each day

        my friend and i have just come back from a stay of 3 nights in the hotel and cannot fault it! we booked an executive room and it was spacious, spotlessly clean and had a huge terrace. the location was away from the hustle and bustle of the main squares but it wasn't remote and within walking distance of everywhere! the front desk staff were very helpful and courteous. we would thoroughly recommend the hotel balmes.

        Reviewed May 03, 2012
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Laura from United Kingdom
        Group
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in February, 2012

        Absolutely excellent in every way”

        Central location, exceptional room, superb additional facilities, friendly English-speaking staff

        the hotel was centrally located and easy to find. our room was on two floors (!) with two tvs, cd player, sitting area with sofa, and good quality toiletries etc. the general environment was clean and pleasant, with free internet access. the front desk was always staffed by friendly english-speaking staff. the pool and garden area looked pleasant (though not suitable for use in february!). i would certainly return to this hotel if i ever came back to barcelona.

        Reviewed February 27, 2012
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Thomas from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in July, 2011

        best locatiion, modern and very clean”

        Nice swimming pool

        the executive room was spacious and comfortable. check in was easy, staff were helpful. air conditioning was excellent. truly a great value for the money. it was quiet and in an upscale neighborhood within walking distance of the top of la rambla.

        Reviewed July 30, 2011
        8.0
        Excellent
        Audrey from United States
        Family with teens
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in November, 2010

        Good location, but noisey.”

        The location is great.
        It is noisey. I heard the upstairs neighbor snore.

        As I was trying to check in, the front desk clerk asked me whether I wanted to upgrade to a room that is 2 stories with a view of the pool for an extra ten euros a day. It was well worth it. It was like having a living room. They were very accommodating in getting us a pot of hot water for tea. We were able to check in our bags after we checked out of the hotel at noon. The location to restaurants and shopping is great. I would stay here again.

        Reviewed November 20, 2010
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Aracely from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in September, 2018

        Exceptional”

        This is the perfect location.

        Reviewed September 14, 2018

        Dear Aracely, We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us at Balmes hotel. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting Barcelona and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Sincerely, Mercedes Garcia Rooms Division Director

        Responded October 04, 2018
        Hotel Balmes
        6.0
        STYLIANOS from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        Single Executive
        Stayed 5 nights in April, 2017

        Very noisy hotel. Not any restaurant. No lounge facilities”

        The hotel was very noisy. You could here the lift people walking and hitting the door without paying attention to the others rest. Not any facilities. Not lounge not restaurant. Swimming pool .? More a fountain. Choose a different hotel. The only good think was that the staff was very polite trying to serve you all the time

        Reviewed April 20, 2017

        Dear guest, We first would like to thank you for choosing our Balmes hotel for your holidays in Barcelona and for letting us know your concerns relating to your time in our hotel as it gives us an opportunity to look at areas which may have for improvement and for that we are grateful. We are pleased to read that you found our team to be knowledgeable, helpful and genuinely friendly at all times. On the other hand, we regret to read your opinion regarding our restaurant and we would like to clarify that we do have a restaurant open Monday until Friday for lunch. As per food facilities, we provided room service 24hours and we have an area to have drinks at all times. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Sincerely, Mercedes Garcia Rooms Division Director

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        Hotel Balmes
        7.2
        Very good
        Juan from Switzerland
        Couple
        Executive Room
        Stayed 5 nights in September, 2016

        The wall of the bedrooms are very thin and you are able to listen to everything that is happening beside you. For example our room "neighbours" had the phone alarm set at 8am every morning. So as you ”

        The wall of the bedrooms are very thin and you are able to listen to everything that is happening beside you. For example our room "neighbours" had the phone alarm set at 8am every morning. So as you can imagine we listen to it for 3 days they were beisde us.

        Reviewed September 22, 2016
        7.7
        Very good
        Evelyn from Singapore
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in November, 2015

        Good service. ”

        The staffs were friendly, room was decently clean & amenities were provided

        The location of the hotel was slightly further away from Plaza de Caralunya.. About 15mins walk and if you're carrying your luggage, it's indeed quite tedious. However, the rooms are of decent size, very clean and the staffs are very polite. Getting a deluxe room will be a good choice. In addition, the staffs gave a very good recommendation for food. Just around the corner, there's a very decently priced tapas place and it's fantastic. Just a few mins walk from the hotel.

        Reviewed November 05, 2015
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