We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

La Ciudadela

Show Prices
#268 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
La Ciudadela
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 91: English reviews
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I visit Barcelona, i make sure to have a meal at La Ciudadela. It is consistently excellent. The fall menu is no different. The stuffed artichoke appetizer is one of the best apps i have ever eaten! Staff is very hospitable and the wine is great, too!

Thank Vicki Denine L
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly atmosphere, very professional staff, tasteful food, nice location, at heart of Barcelona, close to the park and Arc du Triomphe, with very friendly staff at the reception and amazing Catalan meals in the restaurant

Thank Roxana M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent location right opposite a major park, with huge fountain- waterfall, boating pond and palm houses. Also near to old town and Arc de Triomf station. Room small but clean; small shower/bath with good hot water. Bed comfortable. Our outside room was noisy during evening with restaurant diners, but became quiet later. Excellent restaurant; great food. Staff were exceptionally friendly... More 

Thank sculptorjim
Azle, TX
Level Contributor
39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a great little hotel. Loved the location...short cab ride or reasonable walk to main sights and close to Barcoleneta and a beautiful park across the street. My only complaint was there was no hair dryer 😕...but great price and great stay.

Thank Christel747
Yolanda L, Propietario at La Ciudadela, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope you come to visit us in the near future! More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stop here for our dinner on 29th september,so happy we stop here.Nice restaurant on arc the triumph corner , great food , verry tasty paella valenciana ,service was a bit to slow,but the rest super ok!

Thank remusremus
Yolanda L, Director de Recepción at La Ciudadela, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. It's very important for us! We hope you come again to visit in the future. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lovely little hotel, great base for exploring Barcelona with a lovely park opposite. We stayed one night and enjoyed drinks from the bar and exploring nearby, short walk to Las Ramblas, lovely receptionist who gave us directions etc. Shower wasn't up to much at all but ok for a quick, cold 'wash'. We didn't complain as just staying one night.

Thank jade C
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The location is great. Opposite a beautiful park and a short walk to Franca railway station for trains (renfe). The food is wonderful an although I didn't have menu del dia it seemed very good value and scrumptious food. I had a two course meal one evening and it was lovely. Being a solo traveller I felt very comfortable having... More 

Thank PatriciaN05
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stayed at La Ciudadela in Barcelona for 4 nights and I have been very happy. The hotel is resonable priced wise, with great service and very polite staff. My room was perfect, modern, clean, cool; Its location is great for getting around Barcelona - short walk to the Arc de Triomf train station. If you're willing to walk, the... More 

Thank Angeliki S
Level Contributor
66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The only good thing about "La Ciudadela" is the location, a stones throw away from the old town. But even for a modest city Hotel, I would rank it definitely below average. The rooms are really small, the noise levels are high, as the Hotel is situated on an avenue, and the rooms are very poor equipped. No Refrigerator, Phone... More 

1 Thank Mantis a
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were recommended to stay at La Ciudadela in Barcelona and couldn't have been happier. The hotel is well priced, with great service and staff. We arrived late on our check in day. Reception were waiting for us & helped arranged some food and drinks from the restaurant even though the kitchen had closed. Location is great for getting around... More 

Thank jennn526

117 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (102)
Room/Suite (26)
Bathroom (9)
View from Room (8)
Dining (3)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Other (48)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (15)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (7)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
View from Room (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
Hotel Ciutadella Barcelona
Hotel Ciutadella Barcelona
#250 of 519 in Barcelona
387 reviews
El Born / La Ribera
chic&basic Born Hotel
chic&basic Born Hotel
#105 of 519 in Barcelona
675 reviews
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Hotel Canton
Hotel Canton
#240 of 519 in Barcelona
451 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Acta Antibes
Acta Antibes
#119 of 519 in Barcelona
1,751 reviews
Hotel Ruta de Francia
#425 of 519 in Barcelona
27 reviews
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Hotel SB Icaria Barcelona
Hotel SB Icaria Barcelona
#231 of 519 in Barcelona
1,196 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica

Neighbourhood Profile
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica. Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local fish to the various restaurants running along the marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs which practically lie on the beach itself.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
Food & drink at the hotel
Ciudadela Park
Ciudadela Park
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about La Ciudadela

Address: Paseo Lluis Companys, 2 | Pujadas, 5, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Price Range: $103 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — La Ciudadela 1*
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, HRS, Travelocity, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your La Ciudadela reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Ciudadela Barcelona
La Ciudadela Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#147 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from La Ciudadela staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from La Ciudadela staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“different rooms for all the pockets”
 of 5 bubbles roxanam2013, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Interior room iss cheaper, window can still be opened for fresh air, but room is a bit darker than those with an outside view.”
 of 5 bubbles jennn526, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking park but hardly in room so not important for us”
 of 5 bubbles 366gille, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Park view at front”
 of 5 bubbles richardmF3338YW, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“choose a room looking onto the street”
 of 5 bubbles lindab315, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay