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Carrer Rec Comtal, 19, 08003 Barcelona Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 542 hotels in Barcelona
Travellers' Choice
REC HOTEL BARCELONA a new way of experiencing Barcelona, exploring one of its oldest neighborhoods, La Ribera. Light, color, and simple open spaces the perfect atmosphere in which to connect and relax. Designed for the cosmopolitan guest who enjoys blending in with natives, exploring the city’s lesser-known spots and ending the day with a few cocktails on a terrace overlooking the cityscape.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan
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Agent Eli wrote a review 11 Oct
Miami, Florida48 contributions26 helpful votes
This review is based on the check in experience, based on which I can’t give the hotel a higher review. The female front desk attendant was totally unnecessarily disdainful and basically rude for absolutely no reason. I’m sorry it’s such an inconvenience to you to treat us decently when checking in. I’m really sorry for existing. She really needs to find another job. I believe based on the reviews that the rest of the hotel may be fine, but based on how we were treated on arrival I can’t give it more than 2-stars.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KenDB1982 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ghent, Belgium106 contributions89 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I stayed here 3 nights during a holiday in Spain. Absolutely loved this place. It's very trendy and my room was modern, clean with a comfy bed and all amenities provided. The rooftop pool is nice to cool down and the views are amazing. The location is very good because you are a short walk away of the old city and the metro is 2 minutes away. Breakfast was good with a good choice of bread, juices, cereals, eggs, fruit, ... . I would go back for sure!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Craig M wrote a review Sep 2021
Seattle, Washington1 contribution1 helpful vote
This hotel rates itself as a 3-star experience, but the level of service and comfort is 5-star all the way. We stayed in the 6th floor corner balcony suite and if it's within your budget and is available, I would highly recommend that room. Spending our evenings on the large balcony to watch the world pass by on the street below was a wonderful way to cap off each day. With the doors closed, the room was extremely quiet and the noise from the street was hardly noticed at all. Throughout the eight nights we stayed there, the only thing we missed was an in-room refrigerator. In the end though, it wasn't much of a problem since there are many small grocery stores in the area and we'd just purchase whatever cold beverage we wanted each evening as we made our way back to the room. Being so close to the Arc de Triumf placed us in the center of the tourist areas and everything was within easy walking distance from the hotel. We only took a taxi to a few of the places we wanted to see and spent the rest of the time walking through the charming streets and back alleyways of Barcelona to get to our destinations. There are wonderful tapas restaurants all over the area, and we found ourselves returning on one particular restaurant caled Elsa y Fred that's one block south of the hotel. There's also a restaurant in the hotel building called Fismuler that was a great (albeit expensive) experience for us. I can't give this hotel enough praise for how it operates, the frendliness of the front desk and cleaning crew, and the way everyone went the extra distance to make our stay as pleasant as possible. I've stayed at many 5-star hotels all around the world and to be honest, I thought the service here was at least as good, if not better than those luxury accommodations. Thank you Hotel REC for making our stay in Barcelona an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Go for the balcony suite on the 6th floor.
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S. Vaz wrote a review Aug 2021
Paris, France46 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for a week in August. Their reception was very well managed. The roof top where breakfast is served had a great vibe and the staff were super friendly. Nice for a beer during sunset as well. Rooms were spacious, but we missed a sofa. There's a buzz through the night in the streets below with music and chatter. Centrally located...close to the market, beach front, Sagrada & several bars & restaurants. Elsa y Fred adjacent to the hotel was our best experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose the back view if you don't like the buzz from the street
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Jesus F wrote a review Aug 2021
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The hotel is located very close to restaurants and tourists areas. In particular, Fismuler, the restaurant adjacent to the hotel was very good, i would definitely recommend. Great value and cool area.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
US$89 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town) / Sant Pere / Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera / El Born / La Ribera
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rec Barcelona
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Nearby attractions include Bodega Maestrazgo (0.2 km), Maximum Escape 3 (0.4 km), and Maximum Escape 1 (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Conveniently located restaurants include 65 Degrees Barcelona, Casa Lolea Barcelona, and Casa Rafols.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Rec Barcelona?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Rec Barcelona?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.8 km), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (5.5 km), and Ciutat Vella (1.2 km).