Balmes  3 stars

Mallorca, 216 , Barcelona, Spain, 08008  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Very good value - Will stay there again - Great cafes tapas bars close by
  • Air conditioning didn't work - Bed was ok - Free wireless internet
  • Nice furniture - Nice pool - Decent bathroom
  • Tastefully decorated - Lovely lobby - Wifi in the rooms
  • Excellent location - Underground parking - Older rooms

Overview

The three-star Balmes Residence Hotel is ideally situated in the central district of Barcelona, close to the popular tourists’ attractions.

This traditional residential building comprises two meeting rooms and swimming pool.

The spacious 116 accommodations are fitted with free wireless internet access and mini-bar.

Guests are served delicious local and international dishes in relaxing ambience.

Provenca‎ Underground Station is in 200m from the hotel.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   101.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.0km
  • Airport El Prat De Llobregat - 12.5km
  • Train Station: FGC - Provença - 200 m, Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station - 500 m
  • Underground station: Diagonal - 600 m, Hospital Clínic - 700 m

Rooms

All suites feature art nouveau style interior décor, modern furniture, separate living area with sofa, free wireless internet access, private bathroom with bathtub and hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers and complimentary toiletries, individual heating and air conditioning, two flat screen LCD TVs, full mini-bar and phone.

Dining options

The Balmes Restaurant offers selection of culinary delights and local cuisine in the innovative ambience.

The Bar Bal serves tasty aperitifs, coffee or tea from 8am to 11pm.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 15.40 per person per night. 

Work

Two function rooms accommodating up to 50 people are equipped with modern technical equipment and daylight.

Leisure

Guests are offered outdoor swimming pool with spacious deck area, interior garden, sauna and Jacuzzi.

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from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 53.50 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 2. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
  • Bus parking
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour security
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 26.40 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Laundry
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Butler service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour room service
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer

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All suites feature art nouveau style interior décor, modern furniture, separate living area with sofa, free wireless internet access, private bathroom with bathtub and hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers and complimentary toiletries, individual heating and air conditioning, two flat screen LCD TVs, full mini-bar and phone.

Executive Double Room
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Balmes Executive Double Room Executive Single Room
Bed type: Double Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds
Size: 50m2

25м2 room is ideal for the business visitor. Functional room with every comfort in which to work and relax at the end of the working day. Includes one Double bed and bathroom with modern facilities.

Room facilities
    Standard Single Room
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    Balmes Standard Single Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
    Size: 35m2

    The size of this room is 20м2with sofa and views over the hotel`s peaceful enclosed garden and swimming pool or of calle Mallorca. This room includes one Double or Single bed.

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      Standard Single Room
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      Balmes Standard Single Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
      Size: 35m2

      The size of this room is 20м2with sofa and views over the hotel`s peaceful enclosed garden and swimming pool or of calle Mallorca. This room includes one Single bed.

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        Standard Twin Room
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        Balmes Standard Twin Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
        Size: 35m2

        The size of this room is 20м2 with sofa and views over the hotel`s peaceful enclosed garden and swimming pool or of calle Mallorca. This room includes two Single beds.

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          Standard Double Room
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          Balmes Standard Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
          Size: 35m2

          The size of this room is 20м2 with sofa and views over the hotel`s peaceful enclosed garden and swimming pool or of calle Mallorca. This room includes one Double bed.

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            Executive Twin Room
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            Balmes Executive Twin Room
            Bed type: Double Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds
            Size: 50m2

            25м2 room is ideal for the business visitor. Functional room with every comfort in which to work and relax at the end of the working day. Includes one Double bed and bathroom with modern facilities.

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              Apartment
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              Balmes Apartment
              Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
              Size: 80m2

              This apartment includes all necessary facilities for a comfort staying and made with comfort and conveniences in mind. This apartment is for two people

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                Apartment
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                Balmes Apartment
                Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
                Size: 80m2

                This apartment includes all necessary facilities for a comfort staying and made with comfort and conveniences in mind. This apartment is for three people.

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                  Apartment
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                  Balmes Apartment
                  Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
                  Size: 80m2

                  35m2 apartment with fully equipped kitchen and separate living-dining room. Located in a quiet, recently refurbished annexe, built in the Catalan Art Nouveau style, the apartment is notable for its high ceilings, elaborate, painted mouldings and floor tiles decorated with geometric patterns typical of Catalan Art Nouveau. Includes a King size bed.

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                    Balmes Suite

                    Spacious 23m2 is located in a quiet, recently refurbished annex built in the Catalan Art Nouveau style. The suite has a completely separate rest area with sofa. Includes a King size bed.

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                      Executive Queen Room
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                      Balmes Executive Queen Room
                      Bed type: Double Beds or Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds
                      Size: 50m2

                      252 room is ideal for the business visitor. Functional rooms with every comfort in which to work and relax at the end of the working day. Includes a Queen size bed.

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                        Double Room
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                        Balmes Double Room
                        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
                        Size: 35m2

                        This room measuring 20m2 space and contains one Queen size bed and working desk area. Bathroom is equipped with modern facilities.

                        Room facilities
                          Apartment
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                          Balmes Apartment
                          Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
                          Size: 80m2

                          35m2 apartment with fully equipped kitchen and separate living-dining room. Located in a quiet, recently refurbished annexe, built in the Catalan Art Nouveau style. This apartment is suitable for four people.

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                            Standard Double Room
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                            Balmes Standard Double Room Standard Single Room
                            Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
                            Size: 35m2

                            The size of this room is 20м2with sofa and views over the hotel`s peaceful enclosed garden and swimming pool or of calle Mallorca. This room includes one Double bed for single occupancy.

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                              Balmes Apartment
                              Balmes Apartment
                              Balmes Apartment
                              Balmes Apartment
                              Balmes Apartment
                              Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
                              Size: 80m2

                              35m2 apartment with fully equipped kitchen and separate living-dining room. Located in a quiet, recently refurbished annexe, built in the Catalan Art Nouveau style. This apartment is suitable for three people.

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                                Balmes LocationWhat's nearby

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                                What's nearby

                                What's nearby.

                                City Center is about 900m away.

                                University of Barcelona is approximately 900m away.

                                Teatre La Villarroel, a lovely state theater is about 1km away.

                                Joan Miro Park, a landmark park is about 1.9km away.

                                Casa Milà, 400 m, the largest civil building designed by Antoni Gaudi

                                Casa Batlló, 500 m, a museum with a collection of works by the most renowned architects

                                Attractions for Tourists
                                • Casa Milà
                                  400 m
                                • Casa Batlló
                                  500 m
                                • Magicus
                                  800 m
                                General
                                • Adoracion Nocturna Femenina
                                  400 m
                                • Casa Ametller
                                  500 m
                                • Next Level
                                  600 m
                                • Amics del Centre Cristia Dels Universitaris
                                  700 m
                                Train Stations
                                • FGC - Provença
                                  100 m
                                • Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station
                                  400 m
                                Convention Centers
                                • Casa del Tibet
                                  300 m
                                • Centro Cultural la Pedrera
                                  400 m
                                • Casa Asia
                                  600 m
                                Amusement
                                • Bunker Store
                                  200 m
                                • Billar Club Barcelona
                                  600 m
                                • Bingo Don Pelayo
                                  700 m
                                • Bingo de Gracia
                                  700 m
                                • Thinkwell Europa S.L.
                                  800 m
                                Monuments and Landmarks
                                • La Pedrera Casa Mila
                                  500 m
                                Museums
                                • The Fundació Antoni Tàpies
                                  300 m
                                Parks
                                • Institucion Teresiana
                                  100 m
                                • Happy Parc
                                  800 m
                                Theaters
                                • Villarroel Teatre
                                  700 m
                                Underground station
                                • Diagonal
                                  500 m
                                • Hospital Clínic
                                  600 m
                                • Universitat
                                  700 m
                                • Passeig de Gràcia
                                  800 m

                                Local Attractions

                                • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
                                  1.9km
                                  Sardenya Street, Barcelona
                                • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
                                  1.8km
                                  between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
                                • Barri de Gracia
                                  1.5km
                                  Barri de Gracia, Barcelona
                                • Erotic Museum of Barcelona (Museu de l'Erotica)
                                  1.5km
                                  La Rambla 96, Barcelona
                                • Ciutat Vella (Old City)
                                  1.6km
                                  Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona

                                Near the hotel

                                • Cocteleria Cooler
                                  170 m
                                  Mallorca 196, Barcelona
                                • Casa Batllo
                                  500 m
                                  Passeig de Gracia, 43, Barcelona
                                • La Pedrera - Mila House (Casa Mila)
                                  500 m
                                  Carrer de Provenca 261 - 265, Barcelona
                                • Palacio del Flamenco
                                  350 m
                                  Carrer de Balmes, 139, Barcelona
                                • Passeig de Gracia
                                  510 m
                                  Passeig de Gracia, Eixample, Barcelona
                                • Tapies Foundation
                                  400 m
                                  Arago, 255, Barcelona
                                • Museu del Modernisme Catala
                                  430 m
                                  C/ Balmes 48, Barcelona

                                Restaurants Nearby

                                • Cerveceria Catalana

                                  75% likes this, based on 2571 reviews
                                  Food: Spanish
                                  Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

                                  210 m
                                  C/ Mallorca, 236

                                  Phone: +34 932 160 368

                                • Osmosis

                                  73% likes this, based on 738 reviews
                                  Food: Mediterranean

                                  200 m
                                  Aribau 100

                                  Phone: 934545201

                                • Restaurante La Palmera

                                  63% likes this, based on 102 reviews
                                  Food: Mediterranean, Spanish
                                  Price Range: USD 30 - USD 54

                                  80 m
                                  Enric Granados, 57

                                  Phone: +34 934532338

                                • Rio Azul

                                  71% likes this, based on 11 reviews
                                  Food: Chinese

                                  70 m
                                  Balmes, 92

                                  Phone: +34 932159333

                                • La Polpa

                                  62% likes this, based on 120 reviews
                                  Food: Mediterranean
                                  Price Range: USD 39 - USD 149

                                  110 m
                                  Enric Granados, 69

                                  Phone: 93 323 83 08

                                Getting there.

                                Barcelona El Prat International Airport is about 14.3km from the property.

                                By car take the Carretera del Prat de Llobregat, continue straight onto Carretera al Aeropuerto/C-32b, merge onto Autovia de Castelldefels/C-31 via the ramp to Barcelona, continue onto Gran Via de las Cortes Catalanas, turn left onto Calle de Casanova, take right onto Calle del Rosellon, turn right onto Calle de Balmes and take the second right onto Calle de Mallorca.

                                Getting around.

                                Barcelona-Sants Railway Station is about 2km away.

                                Provenca‎ Underground Station is about 200m away.

                                Balmes-Valencia bus stop is about 100m away.

                                Balmes Reviews

                                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balmes

                                Average guest rating

                                7.4
                                out of 10
                                Very good
                                Based on 298 reviews

                                Rating by category:

                                Rooms
                                7.6
                                Service
                                7.0
                                Value
                                7.4
                                Dining
                                8.1
                                Location
                                8.3

                                Individual guest reviews

                                • Perfect location balmes is a nice, Barcelona is beautiful and staff is very helpful and friendly. The bathroom is good and also the bar is handy in case you need a drink. The owner ricardo speak great English and is a gentlemen, pool and spa are very clean.

                                  Hotel was very noisy and the hot tub was cold.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    7.6
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    7
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    6
                                • The location is great, just 5 minutes on foot to Las Ramblas and many of the attractions are within the walking distance. The hotel plaza is beautiful and free computer use in the lobby. Staff are very accomodating and helpful, the hot tub didnt work properly. Wireless didnt work well and we really liked the jacuzzi, and used this on a number of occasions.

                                  Cost was slightly high and room was basic and small.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    8.2
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    6
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    9
                                • Location was perfect for us and the hotel room was large and clean. Staff were very accomodating and the receptionist was very polite helpful. The suite was amazing, the breakfast offered good variety and value, pool was quite nice overcrowded.

                                  Not very comfortable beds.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    7.8
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    8
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                  • Dining
                                    10
                                • The location was very good and staff made you very welcome at all times. The reception was very helpful and assisted us to all our needs, room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was offered to us @ 7 euros and was very nice.

                                  Very bad hotel, very poor service.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    5.6
                                  • Rooms
                                    6
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    6
                                • The location is excellent, the hotel is located in very central area and the front desk is cordial and willing to offer information. The room had includes a large space and separate wardrobe.

                                  Staff spoke very poor English.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    8.6
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    8
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                • Great for exploring city and nice Hotel. Decent prices and good staff. Room was comfortable and clean, manager was helpful.

                                  The bed is old and needs to be changed.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    7.8
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    7
                                  • Service
                                    8
                                  • Value
                                    7
                                • The location couldn't be better and the place is very clean. Staff are great and the standard rooms are just that.

                                  Hotel personnel at reception was not polite.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    7.6
                                  • Location
                                    6
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    7
                                • The location was very good, hotel was clean, modern and lobby were very clean. Staff were very helpful, beds were comfortable and windows were adequate to shut out traffic noise even for a midday siesta, sauna were all very nice. Venezuelan man were very friendly and the pool was refreshing to swim in after a hot day.

                                  Poor service, small room and breakfast is too expensive for is.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    7.4
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    9
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    7
                                  • Dining
                                    8
                                • I loved the location and clean hotel. The price was also a good one and staff were friendly. Room was nice and spacious, pool and Jacuzzi after tired day was exceptionally pleasant. The manager was great also.

                                  Entrances into museums/churches etc are expensive and spa services are really poor. Bathrooms are a bit outdated.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    8.2
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    8
                                  • Value
                                    7
                                • Shop 24 hours quiet area, taxi back from Ramblas at night approx 10€ and good choice of restaurants nearby. Very clean and comfortable hotel, surrounded by lovely buildings. Chic and at a very reasonable price, very friendly staff, the owner was very nice to us and we enjoyed eating there.

                                  The decor was uninviting to say the least and room was too hot. Breakfast was not great.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    7.6
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                  • Dining
                                    7
                                • Good location, great hotel and the staff were helpful and very nice. The room itself was quiet.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.0
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                • In a great location, excellent stay and the staff were very helpful and unintrusive. The rooms was clean.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.2
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    10
                                • Excellent value and location, good hotel. Great price, lovely helpful staff and the room is also clean enough and comfortable.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.0
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    9
                                • Good value in great location and lovely, friendly hotel. Comfortable, clean and pleasant personnel, a hot tub. Loads of reasonable bars & cafes for bfast, nice breakfast and loved the swimming pool and the outdoor gardens.

                                  The staff were a bit rude and unwelcoming, room was smaller than expected.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.2
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    9
                                  • Service
                                    8
                                  • Value
                                    10
                                • The pool area was nice and the hotel was clean. Staff were very helpful and we ordered room service a couple times and the food was decent.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    8.2
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    7
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