Hotel Principal - Barcelona

Junta De Comercio, 8,10,12, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Ba, Barcelona, Spain, 08001  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Principal - Barcelona

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

Solarium

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

You will enjoy sunbathing on the roof top deck of the Principal Hotel. The rooms are sparkling clean and have parquet floors, double glazing, and original art illustrating different views of Barcelona. All of the rooms have hair dryers and flat screen televisions. There is also a large room with a private terrace available for an extra fee.

Verified Reviews:

  • Hotel is quite - Would certainly stay there again
  • Modern bathroom - Bad pillow - Noisy floor
  • Good bed - Free internet - Air con was excellent
  • Friendly staff - Service was excellent - Poor food
  • Close to the ramblas - Rooms are very nice - Good experience

Overview

The traditional 3-star Hotel Principal is set in a marina area minutes away from Parc de Montjuic, Las Ramblas and Raval. Operating in Barcelona since 1866, this hotel features original architecture and modern comforts.

Guests will enjoy the major location in the center of Barcelona. The hotel is placed 5 minutes' walk from La Seu, Cathedral of Barcelona, Plaza Reial and MACBA.

This hotel is placed in L'Eixample district, known for museums, the cathedral and the palace.

Nearest underground station is Paral·lel, which is only 600 meters away. Due to its location 15 km from El Prat De Llobregat airport, fast access to the Hotel Principal is provided.

Rooms

Some of the 117 modern rooms feature simple décor and a great view on the city. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a delicious buffet breakfast. At the splendid sports bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee, tea and spirits.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 10 per person per night. 

Services

Hotel Principal provides printers, a business center and a photocopier along with housekeeping, laundry and room service.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a nightclub, a rooftop pool and a courtyard.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   110.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 1300 

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Junta De Comercio, 8,10,12, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Ba, Barcelona, Spain, 08001

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City Center
  • Barcelona
    700 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Boqueria Market
    300 m
  • FGC - Pl.Catalunya
    800 m
Underground stations
  • Drassanes
    600 m
  • Paral-lel
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Organic (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    50 m
  • Rita Blue (cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican)
    70 m
Parks
  • Montserrat Monastery
    490 m
  • Aeri de Montserrat
    510 m
Beaches
  • Museu del rei de la Magia
    950 m
  • La Playa de Sitges
    1.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 1300 
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    110

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Principal photos Room Economy Double Room
Economy Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 13 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This room offers views of the building's interior courtyard. Please note that extra beds and baby cots cannot be added to this room type.

Room facilities
    Hotel Principal photos Room Double or TwinHotel Principal photos Room Double or Twin
    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 18 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This modern room is decorated in warm tones and can include one Double or two Twin beds and bathroom with contemporary facilities.

    Room facilities
      Hotel Principal photos Room Triple RoomHotel Principal photos Room Triple Room
      Standard Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 20 m²
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      This spacious room is decorated in calm tones and includes one Double and one Single beds or three Single beds and bathroom with bathtub or shower.

      Hotel Principal photos Room Superior Double or Twin RoomHotel Principal photos Room Superior Double or Twin Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 15 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This is a more spacious room type. Includes one Double or two Twin beds and bathroom with bathtub or shower and modern facilities. Most superior rooms have a balcony.

      Room facilities
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        Penthouse
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 25 m²
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        Spacious apartment is both comfortable and contemporary providing a genuine home from home, this apartment is fully furnished, enjoy the freedom of a new apartment with living room, bathroom, kitchen and separate bedroom.

        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        Junta De Comercio, 8,10,12, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Ba, Barcelona, Spain, 08001

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Barcelona
          700 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Boqueria Market
          300 m
        • FGC - Pl.Catalunya
          800 m
        Underground stations
        • Drassanes
          600 m
        • Paral-lel
          700 m
        Restaurants
        • Organic (cuisine: Vegetarian)
          50 m
        • Rita Blue (cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican)
          70 m
        Parks
        • Montserrat Monastery
          490 m
        • Aeri de Montserrat
          510 m
        Beaches
        • Museu del rei de la Magia
          950 m
        • La Playa de Sitges
          1.1 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 1300 
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          110

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        Hotel Principal Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Las Ramblas - 100 m
        • Sinagoga Major, Associació Call de Barcelona - 400 m
        • Agrupacio Excursionista Pedraforca - 400 m

        Places of interest

        • Arco del Trinfo - 200 m
        • Parking MACBA - 200 m
        • Ramblas - 200 m
        • Plaça Reial - 300 m
        • La Rambla Tourism Office - 400 m
        • Barri Gòtic - 400 m

        Train stations

        • Boqueria Market - 200 m

        Convention centers

        • La Pipa Club - 300 m

        Amusement

        • Q-Zar Galaxy S.L. - 200 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • The Palau Güell - 200 m
        • Plaza Reial - 300 m
        • Sant Felip Neri Square - 400 m

        Historical sites

        • Liceu Opera House - 400 m

        Museums

        • Museum of Contemporary Art - 300 m
        • Museum of Modern Art - 400 m
        • MACBA - 400 m

        Theaters

        • liceu - 200 m
        • Gran Teatre del Liceu - 200 m
        • Sala Merce - 300 m

        Galleries

        • Mercado de la Boqueria - 200 m

        Local attractions

        • Casa Lleo Morera - 1.5 km
          Passeig de Gracia, 35, Barcelona
        • Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia (Museu Arqueologic de Catalunya) - 1.6 km
          Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41, Barcelona
        • Parc de la Ciutadella - 1.7 km
          Avenida del Marques de l'Argentera, Barcelona
        • Joan Miro Foundation (Fundacio Joan Miro) - 1.6 km
          Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona
        • Barcelona Egyptian Museum - 1.6 km
          Calle Valencia, 284, Barcelona

        Near the hotel

        • Raval - 220 m
          Rambla de Raval, Barcelona
        • Grand Theater of Liceu - 240 m
          La Rambla 51-59, Barcelona
        • CaixaForum - 330 m
          Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8, Barcelona
        • Teatre Principal - 400 m
          La Rambla 27, Barcelona
        • Casa Bruno Quadros - 220 m
          La Rambla 82, Barcelona
        • Guell Palace - 290 m
          Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5, Barcelona
        • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) - 550 m
          between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

        Restaurants nearby

        • Organic - 50 m

          Address: Junta de Comerc 11
          Phone: 93-301-09-02

          76% likes this, based on 134 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegetarian
          Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 26

        • The Beach House - 140 m

          Address: Sant Pau, 34
          Phone: 00 34 935 168 136

          85% likes this, based on 338 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean

        • La Biblioteca Gourmande Restaurant - 130 m

          Address: Carrer Junta de Comerc 28
          Phone: 34 934126221

          63% likes this, based on 229 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Spanish
          Price Range: CAD 34 - CAD 51

        • Rita Blue - 70 m

          Address: Plaza Sant Agusti
          Phone: 93 342 40 86

          60% likes this, based on 146 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican
          Price Range: CAD 36 - CAD 45

        • Hello Sushi - 40 m

          Address: Junta de Comerc 14
          Phone: 934120830

          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: CAD 41 - CAD 52

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 1300 
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          110

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        Hotel Principal Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Principal

        Average guest rating

        7.8out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 1702 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          4.2

          The location was excellent - within close proximity to metro, sights and shopping

          The bathroom was smelly and old, the room was extremely small and the staff were not welcoming at all

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The hotel was spacious and comfortable and very central

          At first a bit afraid going down side street but once we got used to it no problem

        • Single
          6.2

          Personnel is really friendly, staff speaks several languages, including Russian, without any problems. Location near Ramblas is very good, it's not a problem to reach the port or Catalunia square. Besides, metro station is about 4 minutes from the hotel.

          Standard rooms are really small and dark - sunlight comes poorly. Sounds are everywhere, it's cleanly heard, what's happening outside the room. Breakfast remains the same all the week days. Though the hotel is located in the heart of Barcelona, too much criminals appear in the nearest streets after 23-00, seeking for adventures.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          We are a married couple and stayed at hotel for a long weekend. Superb location with some few hundred meters to La Rambla and fresh food market, where you can get fresh fruits, fish and other sea stuff. Good place to have Spanish breakfast or enjoy sea stuff. Recomended.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          The hotel was very well situated near enough to La Ramblas to quickly be immersed and yet still provide a quiet retreat. While we did not have breakfast there, the buffet looked well stocked and had good variety for any taste. The staff was extremely helpful with setting up appointments with local tours and entertainment. Also is very close to the Market and Metro.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          Care and comfort with the shower being exceptional

          The location was somewhat out of the way and in a seedy area of Barcelona It is no fault of the hotel but the area around and about is rife with pickpockets so travellers need to be aware and take care.... To be fair the hotel made this point clear upon arrival/checking in.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          We only had one day in Barcelona. The hotel staff helped us prioritize what we needed to see, then helped us with a terrific restaurant suggestion. Our room was modern, clean and quiet. It had everything we needed. They staff even arranged for a taxi for us, then called our room when it was 10 minutes out.

        • Group of friends
          8.4

          We thought the breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. The drinks machine was useful too. Received useful advice from staff on reception about local amenities. Enjoyed having the small balcony. Thought the hotel had character. The luggage facility was useful on our final day. Good value for the price. Fairly quiet at night despite being close to La Ramblas.

          Probably wouldn't want to walk down the sidestreet alone at night although had no problems whilst walking with my daughter. Not sure why the breakfast cost more to book online than if we booked on arrival.

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          the location

          the noise around the room I had, was right off the elevator so can hear people coming and going.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          The location of the Hotel was very good, just in the centre...

          The breakfast was expensive and not very good.

        • Couple
          7.4

          Good value

          Hard bed, poor sound protection from the hall (inside hotel).

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          Staff was friendly and helpful. Location was great!

          The hardwood floors in the hallway made it very noisy. Could hear other guests coming and going

        • Family with children
          7.8

          Position, walking distance from a large number of sites even for those less interested in long walks.Rooms with laminate floors, power showers but aircon controlled centrally so only able to switch on or off.You pay extra for use of room safe. Roof terrace worth a visit.

          You pay extra for use of room safe.

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          The rooms were clean and suited our needs for a short stay and the location is excellent about a 4 min. walk to The Ramblas

          The hotel rooms are small and would not want to be staying there for more than a few nights as I would find it claustrophic

        • Family with children
          7.0

          close to La Rambla, claen and comfortable

          only tea bags no milk or coffee in the room, balcony was looking into a wall not a view

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Principal - Barcelona Barcelona location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Junta De Comercio, 8,10,12, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Ba, Barcelona, Spain, 08001

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Barcelona
          700 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Boqueria Market
          300 m
        • FGC - Pl.Catalunya
          800 m
        Underground stations
        • Drassanes
          600 m
        • Paral-lel
          700 m
        Restaurants
        • Organic (cuisine: Vegetarian)
          50 m
        • Rita Blue (cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican)
          70 m
        Parks
        • Montserrat Monastery
          490 m
        • Aeri de Montserrat
          510 m
        Beaches
        • Museu del rei de la Magia
          950 m
        • La Playa de Sitges
          1.1 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 1300 
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          110

        Hotel Awards

        SpanishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBarcelonaHotel Principal

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in Spain

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        Travel Guide:
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