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Hotel Peninsular is definitely a hotel with history. It used to be an old monastery and now converted into a family run hotel preserving an amazing ancient patio garden and many other features. Rooms are medium in size and simply furnished with tiled preserved floors and small bathrooms. A very nice cafeteria which can be found on the ground floor serving continental breakfast in the morning. Hotel is ideal those on a budget wanting to be in the heart of Barcelona.
Check-out ends at: 11:00
A hotel used by Trappists monks on holiday.
Reviewed 19 december, 2019
From its' website you would be intrigued by its' "quirkiness". It is handily situated not more than five minutes walk from the centre of the Rambla,behind the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the photos it uses show a hotel filled with elegant tiling and cascading greenery. The rooms are on four floors and surround a central courtyard that is covered apparently by a "crystal roof". At the time of my visit, this was shrouded in blue tarpaulin because it was"undergoing repair", so I cannot testify to its' artistic nature. This was true, as loud "building noises" encouraged visitors to explore Barcelona rather than stay in their room. About my room...I had used "Booking.com" to get a cheap hotel for an impromptu visit to Barcelona, a city that I love. What did I get for my 40 euros a night? I got a decent,firm, queen-sized bed in my single room together with a cupboard,table,chair,efficient air conditioning unit,"en suite" facilities that included a shower unit(reasonable),w.c. and bidet, towels of a basic quality and a number of toiletries. That's it. No television,no mini-bar, no directory of hotel services, no tea- and coffee-making facilities - spartan by modern hotel standards but acceptable as one step up from a monk's cell. The decor in the breakfast room is unusual but the breakfast itself is minimal - a juice machine, a hot drink machine, cold meats and cheeses, toasting facilities for the white and brown bread on offer, butter and jam in pre-packaged mini-tubs on the table,cornflakes as the only choice of cereal,plain fairy cakes or sugared croissants for those of a sweet tooth and a stand with a freshly-made tortilla that was devoured on a "first-come, first-served" basis that would not last many minutes into the strange 8.00 am to 10 am opening time of the establishment. I doubt if there would be much choice available if you came down after 9.30 am. The reception staff were friendly and helpful,housekeeping was efficient(I'm sure my room was done in under a minute but this could be due to its' size and minimalist quality) and the lady in the breakfast room could make a tasty tortilla. Would I stay here again? Strangely enough yes. I liked the quiet and solitary nature of my room which allowed me to catch up with my "book club" reading. This was only occasionally disturbed by the "echo-ey" quality of the courtyard, whenever a boisterous group of guests came in from a night out on the town. Thankfully the management police this stringently and close the courtyard off from 9.00 pm. You can imagine George Orwell sitting here, making notes for his "Homage to Catalonia", swapping tales with his rebel friends before going up the Rambla to Place Catalunya and lobbing grenades at Franco supporters - it is that type of place. If you don't expect too much you will enjoy staying here because of its' location. If you are used to properties graded by stars, then this place is not for you.
Never Again 😈
Reviewed 21 october, 2019
The room was very dirty with bugs🐛 it smells very badly no window i was worry about the health of my family.... This foto is from my room No102 at first floor at 11/10/2019😢. The said to as "no problem we give you another room tomorrow" No way my friends 😕
Very basic but central hotel
Reviewed 19 october, 2019
I would agree with previous reviews that the hotel is very basic (but clean). Don’t be expecting anything flash. It’s fine for a few nights but would recommend for any more than that. We stayed in a quadruple room which was fine for a family if 4. A shame despite emailing that we only received the baby cot on the second night so make sure you verify this if it’s absolutely required (like with us!). It’s very centrally located and literally a stones throw from the metro stop Liceu (€4,50 pp from the airport which takes 1 hr). A taxi costs €30 from the airport. Breakfast was very basic but ok, we joined by an extra little friendly cockroach the first morning so if you have any phobia’s - stay away. The hotel is located on a busy street so there can be quite a bit of noise and like any city, be careful with your belongings. Barcelona in general is rife for pickpockets. Nevertheless, would recommend the hotel if it’s for a weekend away or a 1-2 night stay before or after a cruise like us.
Reviewed 13 august, 2019
we stayed for 6 nights at this hotel! POSITIVES: location great as hotel situated 1 minute walk off las ramblas, room clean, friendly desk staff, good working lift, wifi in communal areas, free air con in rooms NEUTRAL: breakfast limited and the same every day but it’s not too bad, rooms incredibly basic and dated (literally one wooden chair and a shelf other than our beds), but absolutely fine for just sleeping in NEGATIVES: as we pulled up to the hotel the taxi driver told us to be extremely careful around the street the hotel is situated down, muggers and other more worrying crimes are prevalent, which as a family of 3 females, was terrifying!!!! we didn’t come back to the hotel any later than 9pm out of fear which is a massive shame, just something to be aware of if solo traveller/female, although not the hotels fault, the roof terrace was locked which felt like a fire hazard, it’s very loud at night every night into the early hours, the way the hotel is built (it’s architecture is very interesting and pretty), unfortunately means you can hear absolutely everything, the hotel prefer payment in cash which is stated nowhere on booking sites, overall we had a pleasant, stress free stay here, i would recommend to adults on a budget and/or those who want to stay right in the middle of the bustling city!
Reviewed 10 july, 2019
The positives first: This is a well priced hotel just off La Ramblas. The hotel staff are friendly and welcoming. There is a good free breakfast. The negatives for us as a group was that whilst we found the rooms functional with an ok sized comfortable bed and good aircon, the rooms are tiny and soooo dark! Solo travellers or women in particular really do need to be careful on the street where the hotel is situated as two members of our group witnessed two separate women being mugged of their phones! The people who did this were so blatant and did not feel intimidated about attempting this in a crowd of people. We were constantly being warned to keep hold off our backpacks to keep them safe. We felt like we couldn’t totally relax and enjoy what is a very pretty city. We probably wouldn’t stay here again but to be fair to the hotel this is because we wouldn’t return to Barcelona.