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Hotel La Ciudadela - Barcelona

1 star Hotel Barcelona

Paseo Lluis Companys, 2 - Barcelona

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 69 .00
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La Ciudadela Hotel, built in 2006, is a small family-run hotel in Barcelona with an excellent central location next to the popular Parc de la Ciutadella park and just a few meters from the coast.

This budget hotel is located just a short stroll from the Borne and Gòtic districts, and near the Picasso Museum. Discovering Barcelona is easy from the hotel, since it is very well connected to the rest of the city.

La Ciudadela offers guests a wide range of services such as free wireless Internet access, bar, restaurant, and terrace.

Garage parking is available for an additional fee. This property is smoke-free.

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Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 77 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The hotel is excellent located to do most of the sight seeing by feet or metro. Ev...

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Hotel Facilities at La Ciudadela

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 9 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 5 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.72 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tourist tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The tax applies up to a maximum of 7 nights per person per stay.

Hotel La Ciudadela is also known as

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La Ciudadela Barcelona
La Ciudadela Hotel Barcelona

8.9

Clean

8.7

Location

6.4

Quiet

6.4

Spacious

8.0

Service

La Ciudadela Hotel reviews

7.2 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

We stayed in Barcelona for 3 days (2 nights). Our room was small but very clean. Excellent if you are not staying longer then a weekend. The relationship between price and quality is very good. There is a metro station near the hotel and in a couple of minutes you are standing in Catalunya (the center). You could also walk to the center. If we are going back to Barcelona for a couple of days we would book this hotel again.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in a good location with a good food menu at reasonable prices. Staff polite and courteous. No breakfast included, or tea/coffee facility or hair drier in the rooms.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Staff very helpful, friendly, spoke limited english. Great location. Good food!

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Clean, pretty hotel, but noisy.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent location. Good value for money. Friendly staff. Nice restaurant.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Hotel is good in general, but lady on reception service was absolutely auful! We came to city at 8 a.m. The guy in reception told us to come back on 11 a.m. We came then at 11.00 but lady on reception was so rude saying that we MUST come back at 1 pm, because check in as at 1.pm and it is so in ALL hotels around the world. She spoiled the whole mood of our romantic escape.

7.3 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We found the room a little cramped although very clean and comfortable. Window opened onto a very small internal courtyard where washing was hanging - no external views. Staff were very helpful and friendly and we found the location excellent.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Very good option. Suggestions : include small fridge in room and breakfast

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay here. It was near public transportation and it suited our needs. It was very clean. I would recommend it to anyone who wants an economical, friendly atmosphere.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

The hotel is near the metro and has a restaurant. the food is not bad but a little bit expensive. The room is good but small with air-conditioning. It's a little bit noisy facing the street but bearable. One lady speaks good English and is helpful. The wi-fi internet access is weak and always on and off. Not far from the airport. No elevator is a downside.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Second time in Barcelona ! Same hotel !

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice hotel (with a good and cheap restaurant); rooms quite small, but very clean; well situated just in front of the Ciudadela park. We recommand this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

First time in Barcelona and this turned out to be an excellent location for exploring the city. I liked that it was away from the most touristy areas. I felt like I got to interact with typical Spanish people going about their days. The parks on two sides of the hotel were wonderful. The closeness to the metro and train station were great. We had an inner room which was quiet at night, but did miss being able to see outside to check the weather. The room was very clean, the bathroom was nice size, and we liked having wireless access in the room. I felt it was a very nice place for the price and would stay there again.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very pleasant hotel, small room but well set out and comfortable.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

The hotel was situated in a vibrant part of town above a very popular restaurant.Our stay coincided with an 'earth day' fair held in the park opposite. The hotel staff were warm, friendly and very professional and made our two night stay in Barcelona most enjoyable.

7.8 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Croatia

Room was small, but clean. Had one window, but looking at closed, very small inner court, that provided almost no daylight. Hotel is well situated, in front of the beautiful La Ciutadella park.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We spent our first two nights in Spain at La Ciudadela and you couldn't ask for a better place-especially for the price. Situated right across the street from the Parc de la Ciudadela and down the street from the arc de triumph, La Ciudadela is in prime location in the old city with just a 15 to 20 minute walk to Las Ramblas, 10 minutes to the port and Barceloneta, and 5 minutes to the Gothic quarter! They even have their own cafe where you can grab a quick cafe con lechee or a hearty huevos rancheros before hitting the city, or just relax with an ice cold cerveza and people watch. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and helpful. On my next trip to Barcelona, I will stay here.

7.6 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

We spent only 2 days in Barcelona, but it was a good view of the city, the hotel was good and clean. The major problem was that our room was very noisy, included during the night, all night.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Nice hotel for this price. Just 500 m from the bus station Nord. And the beautiful park Ciutadella right over the street. Some noise from the resturant to midnight. But I would stay here again.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff at La Ciudadela was wonderful. This is a bare bones, no frills hotel above a restaurant on a busy street and across from a park. The restaurant overflows to the sidewalk and it can get noisy. Our room was in the front right, on the street and we could hear traffic. The hotel was clean and pleasant and the staff was excellent. The front desk attendant was also the dining room waitress and spoke English very well. The gentleman who got up at 6:30AM to call a taxi was also diligent and polite. His English was not so great, but this is Spain, not the USA. I would recommend La Ciudadela, but be sure to ask for a quiet room.

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Panama

My wife and I stayed for four days in Barcelona. Everything about the hotel was very nice except the noise at night from outside. The hotel has a very nice restaurant with outside tables. Our room was directly over the outside tables, and the restaurant is open late at night. We would have requested an inside room, especially when staying for four nights. The staff, especially the concierge and one lovely waitress were very helpful. The area around is wonderful, with easy access to parks, attractions.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

dispite the small room, they had outstanding staff in all areas:flexable, restaurant, information. This hotel is located perfectly for walking around the must see places in Barcelona. Great value. Highly recommended.

7.7 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The staff is kind and ready to serve you. On check out we had a late flight but we were allowed to leave bagagge in till late.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

this is the third time we have visited Barca and definitely the best hotel we have stayed in, basic but clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a bit noisy on the Sat night as Barca beat Real Madrid 6-2 but it was all part of the experience. We definitely intend to go back to Hotel La Ciudadela.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very convenient location for walking around the centre and for public transport further afield. Quite a lot of traffic all night so we had to close the window but good quiet air conditioning. Simple plain room but comfortable bed and very clean. Very pleasant helpful staff. Good freshly cooked food in their restaurant with vegetarian choices. Full menu and also a simpler, cheaper menu of the day each day. Menus in a variety of languages, including English. Very nice wine to go with it. Open from 8a.m. to midnight and busy with locals and visitors but not noisy. We were happy to stay here for 5 nights in March this year.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel staff was very friendly and cooperative. Hotel was very conveniently located and provided a good clean basic room for the money

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Everything was ok! The room was clean and with windows to the park Ciudadela. Great area,with metro station close enough and evening events. First time in Barcelona but for sure not the last.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very friendly, accommodating staff. Rooms were of typical size of most European hotels that I have stayed in prior trips. As the price would suggest, there are no frills, however, cleanliness is my number one priority, and this property did not disappoint. A plus is the great view of Ciudadela Park across and the street as well as a restaurant owned and operated by the proprietors of the hotel directly downstairs (you enter through the restaurant to access the hotel). Also, the hotel is in very close proximity to La Franca train station that runs to the Airport. 15 minute walk from The Rambla and Mercat de Boqueria which was a definite must see. If returning to Barcelona on a similar budget, I would definitely look into staying here again.

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We only stayed the one night in this hotel, the staff were very friendly, especially the waiter in the morning and the cleaners. The lady on reception let us check in earlier than the stated time, which saved us lugging suitcases around for a couple of hours. It was a bit noisy with traffic outside but this died down in the early hours of the morning. A great location, being just over the road from the lovely Ciutadella Park and a few minutes walk from El Born. The only small thing we found 'off putting' about the hotel was a picture on the stairway about bullfighting - we find this kind of thing very offensive. Apart from that, it's a very clean, friendly place.

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good, clean and well placed for central Barcelona. The park opposite is wonderful with museums and Zoo.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Very good location. Close to the beautilful park. Walking distance to the beach and shopping. I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice and confortable hotel, in a quiet position but in any case located in a strategic area, as it is possible to visit the centre of Barcelona by foot.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

This was a great hotel and great value for money. Excellent location. I think it undersells itself on the venere website.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

Excellent small hotel in the centre of Barcelona. Every important attractions are in walking distance, but public transportation is also very good. Very clean rooms, nice staff, we spent 9 nights here, and we are going to stay here next time, too.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Passei apenas uma noite no Hotel, mas pude apreciar sua boa acolhida. É um hotel pequeno, mas muito limpo, decorado de modo simples, mas agradável e o pessoal é dedicado.O café da manhã é bom (não muito rico, mas com qualidade)e o hotel tem um bar agradável. Os pontos negativos foram apenas: o barulho, no quarto onde fiquei, que dava para a rua, e a falta de uma iluminação mais clara no quarto. A localização não é ruim, mas como Barcelona é uma cidade grande, o hotel apresenta distância média de vários pontos de interesse´.

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

Very cosy small hotel with pretty and clean rooms. Central located, no long ways by walking to the beach and las ramblas. Would choose this hotel secondtime also.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good value for Barcelona. Ideal location. We fly to Girona on Ryanair, and the shuttle bus stopped at the station a short walk from the hotel. We arrived very late in the evening, but the neighbourhood seemed very safe. Arc de Triomf metro was a pleasant 5 min walk away so easy to get around the city using this hotel as a base. The old town is within walking distance too, this area is very good for bars and restaurants at night it's vibrant without being too rowdy. The hotel itself was fine, very good for the modest price. The en suite bathroom was modern and clean. i'd definately stay here again.

5.5 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The most unpleasant things were : - small room for a couple - very small bed for 2 We stayed 3 days and 2 nights

7.4 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

7.0 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

6.9 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

5.1 Ordinary
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

6.6 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

7.7 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

4.0 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

6.0 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.1 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

5.6 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

6.6 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

La Ciudadela offers 14 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Ciutat Vella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. Additional comforts include air conditioning. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach La Ciudadela Hotel

By underground
The nearest underground station is Arc del Triomf (L1).

By airplane
From Barcelona-El Prat International Airport, take the Aerobus shuttle service to Pl. Cataluyna. Then take the L1 underground for two stops and get off at Arc del Triomf. The hotel is within walking distance from there.

Distances from Hotel La Ciudadela

Barcelona Zoo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museu de la Xocolata - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Natural Sciences Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arc de Triomf - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Parc de la Ciutadella - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Parliament of Catalonia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Picasso Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Barbier-Mueller Museum of Pre-Columbian Art - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Caterina Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Casa Llotja de Mar - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Palau de la Musica Catalana - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Placa del Rei - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Barcelona History Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Frederic Mares Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for La Ciudadela is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 13.1 km / 8.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel La Ciudadela

  • Private parking