Barcelo Raval represents good value for Barcelona hotels, particularly as the smallest of the rooms are a reasonably spacious 25sqm.
Located on the Rambla del Raval, Barcelo is close to a number of good restaurants, and sights, and easy walking distance to the Gothic Quarter, or lively Sant Antoni in the other direction.
I’ll be honest: I find it difficult to get my head around Rambla del Raval. The tree-lined Rambla is only around 300m long, but you have some pretty average tourist restaurants at one end, Barcelo Raval and some moble phone shops and the like in the middle, and at the east end are a number of really quite good restaurants and bars.
Anyway. Barcelo Raval is a modern high-rise, that brings with it the benefits of a modern high rise, such as functional lifts, views from the rooms, and even a rooftop bar offering vistas across the city in almost all directions.
What you don’t get are the charms of an older building, so swings and roundabouts I guess. It’s still a good choice for El Raval, and the rates are competitive.
Metro Liceu – 550m
Rambla del Raval – 10m
Filmoteca de Catalunya – 200m
La Boqueria Market – 350
La Rambla – 350
Palau Güell – 600m
Maritime Museum – 650m
Sant Antoni Market – 650m
Plaça Reial – 750m
Columbus monument (Mirador de Colom) – 850m