What We Love
- A historic, central designer four-star, including complimentary breakfast and late check-out
- Staying in the center of Barcelona, making it easy to get around
- Appreciating the sleek design by Santi Nin
- Starting each day with complimentary breakfast, and checking out late
- Taking in the sights of the city from your minimalist room
What To Know
- Rooms are on the small side
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast can be expensive
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A stay at Hotel Advance places you in the heart of Barcelona, walking distance from University of Barcelona and Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. This 4-star hotel is close to Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
Make yourself at home in one of the 38 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance.
Food & Drink
Take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours).
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Just when you think it can’t get worse, there’s no hot water after about 7:30am. This is the selected hotel for a yearly business trip and I never look forward to staying here. It seems to get worse each year. The rooms facing the street are so noisy. Even a deep sleeper would have trouble sleeping through the night with the constant onslaught of street noise. The garbage trucks that roll through at 2am are impossible to sleep through. The rooms are full of hairs found everywhere. The curtains have duct tape holding them together. The worst part though is the smell of the bed. There’s a stench of body odor that is so strong coming from the bed that I make extra efforts to spend minimal time in my room. The smell keeps me awake. It’s not the sheets or the pillows, it’s the bed. The safe in the room doesn’t work and when I requested a new one, the request was ignored. They only have one or two ironing boards. When an entire company is staying here, it could take days before it’s your turn to use it... so don’t plan on non wrinkled clothes unless you make other arrangements. The staff are particularly unhelpful. It’s pretty terrible but just when I thought it couldn’t get worse ... cold showers. When the majority of rooms have an early meeting , there’s no hot water past 7-:30 am. The hair dryer has minimal power so calculate an extra ten minutes to wait for that thing to do its job. It’s unseasonably warm right now and there’s no ventilation or air. We’re all sweating each night. There are too many hotels in Barcelona to put up with this stuff . Stay elsewhere.
Pretty little hotel in a nice enough area, it has 38 bedrooms so it’s very small, but friendly, and a very helpful young lady greeted us on reception, acknowledged our booking and checked us in. The bedroom isn’t large, but clean and well equipped with a modern style, bed is a comfortable double with lovely squishy pillows.
There is a large “Juliet balcony” looking down onto a small courtyard which is very pretty.
Right in the middle of Barcelona, about 15 minutes walk to the Ramblas.
We got a really good deal and must say I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the standard.
We where in Barcelona for 5 days, and wanted to stay near the city center. Advance hotel is right next to Plza Catalunya and at a straight walk to all the "must see" spots of the city. The hotel has a wonderful ambience; elegantly decorated, very helpful staff, and delicious breakfast in the morning. Rooms are spacious and clean, and the quality of the bed was just perfect. I whole heartedly recommend Hotel Advance to anyone visiting the catalan capital for some days!
Our experience here was very unpleasant. The rooms were average with some bedsheets having stains on them. Breakfast was very limited and the same every day. The staff aren’t friendly and won’t listen to your feedback.
The hotel amenities aren’t of a 4 star quality but what’s really appalling about this hotel is their lack of people skills starting from the manager Veronica who is very cold and unwelcoming.
The first night we stayed there we heard screaming and banging around midnight from the guests next door to our room. We called reception and the guy came up and spoke to the guest next door to keep it down. Then the screaming stopped so we’re able to go back to sleep.
The second night we were woken up just before 4am by screaming and banging from the room next door again. We called reception again and the guy said he’ll call them. 15 minutes later the screaming hadn’t stopped, so we went downstairs and spoke to a guy called Mark. We explained that the screaming was still going on and we couldn’t sleep. He said that there was nothing he could do because he couldn’t identify where the noise was coming from. We said that the guy at reception the night before could identify that and after speaking to the guests next door to us the noise stopped. He said that he wasn’t aware of that and that he didn’t normally work for this hotel and he was just doing a favour covering for someone. He said there was nothing he could do and that it wasn’t his fault that the other guests were making noise.
We explained that this was the second night that our sleep was disrupted and asked him to move us to another room far away from the noisy guests. He said he could move us to another room but we had to pack our suitcases and empty our current room first. We explained that we were exhausted and sleep deprived. We asked if could go and sleep in the new room and pack our suitcases when we wake up in the morning. He said we had to pack up now otherwise he can’t move us to the new room. He showed no sympathy for our situation and kept repeating that it wasn’t his fault the guests were noisy which we found very unprofessional. It wasn’t our fault either but he’s representing the hotel so it was for him to put things right.
We were therefore made to pack our two suitcases at 4am and waited in the lobby until he found another room for us. We were humiliated and appalled at the way we had been treated. We asked to speak to a manager and he said that we could that in the morning when she’s back. We weren’t able to sleep anymore that night.
In the morning I spoke to Veronica, the manager and explained what had happened. She acknowledged that the guy on our first night had made her aware of the noisy guests next door and she had also spoken to them that day and they told her they would keep it down. She wasn’t aware of what had happened last night with Mark and agreed that he shouldn’t have made us pack at 4am and we could’ve done the packing after. However the only thing she offered to put it right was to give us a late check out which we didn’t take as we didn’t think that was enough to compensate us for what Mark put us through. She didn’t really make any efforts to make us feel better.
Barcelona is full of hotels- don’t waste your money here. As long as there’s no understanding of what customer service is I can’t this hotel improving any time soon. This is because mindsets take a long time to change and these people have no concept of what good service is.