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The centrally located Hotel H10 Catalunya Plaza has 46 rooms, three stars and lots of class. Situated on Plaça Catalunya, this comfortable hotel puts you in the heart of the city, near Las Ramblas, Passieg de Gracia, the Gothic Quarter and the Airport Bus.
Pros: Super easy location. Friendly staff. Beautiful historic building. Some rooms have nice views.
Cons: Can get noisy. Touristy area (beware of pickpockets and tourist traps). Small rooms.
Rooms at the H10 Catalunya Plaza are comfortable and contemporary, offering all the necessary amenities and then some. The furnishings are basic and the décor is simple yet stylish. We found the blue-and-brown color scheme to be calming, and we liked cool mirrored art pieces hanging on blue accent walls. The beds are backed by faux-wood paneling with built-in nightstands and light sconces, and large framed mirrors add to the overall airy feel.
Watch out for the single rooms, which are very small, albeit amenity-packed. All rooms feature soundproof windows (great since the super-central location equals high commotion factor), plus tea and coffee facilities, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
Half of the rooms have French balconies (and higher rates) with great views of the busy plaza.
Bathrooms are basic but new, and equipped with a tub, hair dryer and toiletries. They also have large mirrors and bidets, and are fairly spacious by Barcelona standards.
The Hotel H10 Catalunya Plaza preserves many of the original Art Nouveau details of its stunning historic building, which dates back to 1892. We loved the marble countertops and the stained-glass windows above the reception, as well as the natural light flooding the building through multiple interior courtyard spaces.
The second-floor restaurant, open for lunch only, is popular with locals because of its superb menu del día (daily special), a very inexpensive three-course meal, which includes wine and gorgeous plaza views. Coffee, tea and snacks are also sold throughout the day in the H10’s stylish lounge.
This is an ideal place for business travelers or anyone looking for a no-fuss hotel experience. There are meeting rooms on site and parking nearby.
A breakfast buffet is served in a spacious, airy breakfast room with stunningly intricate ceilings. Breakfast is sometimes included in the room rate (check when booking).
It doesn’t really get more central than this. We actually prefer the H10’s Plaça Catalunya over a Las Ramblas location because feels less seedy. It’s also easy. The airport bus departs from and drops off at Plaça Catalunya, and the Metro and taxi station are also very close.
Finding a restaurant that isn’t catering to tourists, on the other hand, is not easy in this area. Finding quality eats even less easy. However, a few places within walking distance from the H10 Catalunya Plaza make the cut. One is Tallers 76 (c/ Tallers 76) in El Raval, which is good for lunch. Another is Onofre (Carrer de les Magdalenes, 19), a wine and tapas bar near the Cathedral. If you’re not set on Spanish food, then try Betawi (Montsio, 6), a tasty Indonesian restaurant.
Subway: The H10 Catalunya Plaza’s Metro line is the Green Line/L3 and its closest stop is Plaça Catalunya, which puts you right in front of the hotel.
From the Airport: The Areobús departs from the airport every five minutes and takes about 35 minutes to reach Barcelona. Get off at Plaça Catalunya (the last stop), and you’re right in front of the hotel.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Handicap accessible rooms
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About the Hotel H10 Catalunya Plaza neighborhood
Stretching about a mile from the port to Plaça de Catalunya, La Rambla is the ever-bustling boulevard to end all boulevards. Along with the Barri Gòtic, it represents the center of the tourist quarter—and the beating heart of the city for locals. Year-round, round-the-clock, street performers, sidewalk artists, lovers, madmen, café patrons, pickpockets and throngs of tourists ramble here.