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 Barcelona - 3300 ft
  • Airports: El Prat De Llobregat (BCN) - 7.8 mi, Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) - 47.2 mi
  • Train stations: FGC - Provença - 700 ft, Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station - 1700 ft
  • Underground stations: Diagonal - 2000 ft, Hospital Clínic - 2300 ft
  • Restaurants: Cerveceria Catalana (Cuisine: Spanish) - 700 ft, Osmosis (Cuisine: Mediterranean) - 700 ft
  • Beaches: Museu del rei de la Magia - 4200 ft, La Playa de Sitges - 1.4 mi

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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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour security
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Garage
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
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Parasols
  • Hot tub
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • PC hook-up in room
  • Analog data port
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Voice mail
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Bathtub
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Sofa bed
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • Living room
  • Hi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Video on demand

Policies

Check-In

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 in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 53.50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

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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 Bed or Double Or Twin Beds or Queen Size Bed
Size: 540 sq. feet

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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    Standard Single Room
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    Balmes Standard Single Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
    Size: 380 sq. feet

    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: 380 sq. feet

      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: 380 sq. feet

        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: 380 sq. feet

          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 Bed or Double Or Twin Beds or Queen Size Bed
            Size: 540 sq. feet

            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
              Apartment
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              Balmes Apartment
              Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
              Size: 865 sq. feet

              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: 865 sq. feet

                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: 865 sq. feet

                  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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                    Suite
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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.

                    Executive Queen Room
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                    Balmes Executive Queen Room
                    Bed type: Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds or Queen Size Bed
                    Size: 540 sq. feet

                    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: 380 sq. feet

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

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                        Apartment
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                        Balmes Apartment
                        Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
                        Size: 865 sq. feet

                        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.

                        Room facilities
                          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: 380 sq. feet

                          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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                            Apartment
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                            Balmes Apartment
                            Balmes Apartment
                            Balmes Apartment
                            Balmes Apartment
                            Balmes Apartment
                            Bed type: Twin Beds or Triple
                            Size: 865 sq. feet

                            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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                              • Stadiums
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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

                              Tourist attractions
                              • Casa Milà
                                1400 ft
                              • Casa Batlló
                                1700 ft
                              • Magicus
                                2700 ft
                              Places of interest
                              • Adoracion Nocturna Femenina
                                1400 ft
                              • Casa Ametller
                                1700 ft
                              • Next Level
                                2000 ft
                              • Amics del Centre Cristia Dels Universitaris
                                2300 ft
                              Train stations
                              • FGC - Provença
                                400 ft
                              • Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station
                                1400 ft
                              Convention centers
                              • Casa del Tibet
                                1000 ft
                              • Centro Cultural la Pedrera
                                1400 ft
                              • Casa Asia
                                2000 ft
                              Amusement
                              • Bunker Store
                                700 ft
                              • Billar Club Barcelona
                                2000 ft
                              • Bingo Don Pelayo
                                2300 ft
                              • Bingo de Gracia
                                2300 ft
                              • Thinkwell Europa S.L.
                                2700 ft
                              Monuments and Landmarks
                              • La Pedrera Casa Mila
                                1700 ft
                              Museums
                              • The Fundació Antoni Tàpies
                                1000 ft
                              Parks
                              • Institucion Teresiana
                                400 ft
                              Theaters
                              • Villarroel Teatre
                                2300 ft
                              Underground stations
                              • Diagonal
                                1700 ft
                              • Hospital Clínic
                                2000 ft
                              • Universitat
                                2300 ft
                              • Passeig de Gràcia
                                2700 ft
                              • Passeig de Gracia Station
                                2700 ft

                              Local Attractions

                              • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
                                1.2 mi
                                Sardenya Street, Barcelona
                              • Barri de Gracia
                                5000 ft
                                Barri de Gracia, Barcelona
                              • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
                                1.1 mi
                                between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
                              • Ciutat Vella (Old City)
                                5100 ft
                                Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona
                              • College of Architects of Catalonia, Picasso Wall
                                5100 ft
                                Placa Nova, 5, Barcelona

                              Near the hotel

                              • Casa Batllo
                                1700 ft
                                Passeig de Gracia, 43, Barcelona
                              • La Pedrera - Mila House (Casa Mila)
                                1700 ft
                                Carrer de Provenca 261 - 265, Barcelona
                              • Palacio del Flamenco
                                1200 ft
                                Carrer de Balmes, 139, Barcelona
                              • Tapies Foundation
                                1400 ft
                                Arago, 255, Barcelona
                              • Passeig de Gracia
                                1700 ft
                                Passeig de Gracia, Eixample, Barcelona
                              • Museu del Modernisme Catala
                                1500 ft
                                C/ Balmes 48, Barcelona
                              • Casa Lleo Morera
                                1500 ft
                                Passeig de Gracia, 35, Barcelona

                              Restaurants Nearby

                              • Cerveceria Catalana

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

                                700 ft
                                C/ Mallorca, 236

                                Phone: +34 932 160 368

                              • Osmosis

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

                                700 ft
                                Aribau 100

                                Phone: 934545201

                              • Restaurante La Palmera

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

                                300 ft
                                Enric Granados, 57

                                Phone: +34 934532338

                              • Rio Azul

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

                                300 ft
                                Balmes, 92

                                Phone: +34 932159333

                              • La Polpa

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

                                400 ft
                                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

                              7.6
                              out of 10
                              Excellent
                              Based on 464 reviews

                              Rating by category:

                              Value
                              7.4
                              Dining
                              8.1
                              Location
                              8.3
                              Rooms
                              7.6
                              Service
                              7.0

                              Individual guest reviews

                              • Single

                                In-house restaurant and business-friendly features. Interesting collection of African art and artifacts.

                                Breakfast is too expensive for what it is. Wi-fi is only free in the lobby and the signal is very weak so that the connection breaks frequently.

                                • Average rating
                                  7.8
                              • Group of friends

                                The hotel was in a great spot for us, near to the city centre without being in the really noisiest part, very handy for public transport which enabled some of our party to visit the Barcelona FC stadium, some to go to Gaudi Park - brilliant -and walking distance from Las Ramblas.

                                Rooms a little variable, ours was brilliant, like a suite, some of our party had older/smaller rooms, but all good.

                                • Average rating
                                  8.2
                              • Couple

                                Swimming pool and a real jacuzy and sauna.

                                The standard room is quite small and the bathrrom is really old-fashined. The breakfast is also a minus point (poor buffet).

                                • Average rating
                                  7.4
                              • Group of friends

                                Excellent location. Very friendly staff. Very reasonable price. Do not miss the restaurant catalana, a block from the hotel at the corner of Rambla de Catalunya.

                                • Average rating
                                  9.4
                              • Single

                                Convenient location, clan, friendly staff, value for money

                                It's a bit noisy, as the rooms as not well sound isolated.

                                • Average rating
                                  8.8
                              • Couple

                                Pet friendly. Affordable. Good location.

                                When we checked in on the Friday night the staff on duty were so cold and unwelcoming. We wanted to check back out the next night. Luckily, the weekend staff that came in were completely opposite. They were warm, friendly, accommodating and extremely helpful with planning our itinerary for the days to come. Without them, we wouldn't have known what to see and do in the limited time that we had. Thank you!

                                • Average rating
                                  7.0
                              • Older travelers

                                I loved the location. Many of the attractions are within the walking distance. The place is very clean and pretty. I also enjoyed the pool and the spa.

                                I liked everything.

                                • Average rating
                                  10.0
                              • Older travelers

                                Hotel was very noisy. Poor insulation between rooms and corridors

                                • Average rating
                                  6.6
                              • Older travelers

                                We were lead to believe that daily breakfast for one week would be $14.00 per person. We were not told that it was actually $14.00 per person, per day until we checked out and were given the bill. The explanation concerning the cost of breakfast was unclear and misleading

                                • Average rating
                                  8.2
                              • Couple

                                Good location near to the city centre area and Placa Catalunia. Hotel was clean, modern, chic and at a very reasonable price. Would recomend hotel and would stay there again.

                                • Average rating
                                  8.8
                              • Couple

                                The hotel room was large and clean.

                                The hotel claims to provide free internet access, however, when you arrive there they tell you that you are only allowed one hour per day (and you have to use it at one shot, not in several times). If you want more you have to pay for it. I think this is a bit misleading and not sincere from the part of the hotel. At our arrival, we were offered to take the breakfast for 7 euros instead of 14, we took it, but were disappointed with what was offered. My advice is to skip the breakfast, for 7 euros, you can do much better in barcelona. The staff was a bit rude and unwelcoming. The offered services do not reflect a 3 star hotel.

                                • Average rating
                                  4.6
                              • Family with children

                                I liked the best the near to the city centre, so I could buy something quickly.

                                Nothing.

                                • Average rating
                                  7.8
                              • Single

                                Hotel location is very good, also there is a Chinese restaurant, can walk to shopping center. Clean and not too much noise.

                                • Average rating
                                  10.0
                              • Group of friends

                                Room was clean and comfortable. There's a PC in the lobby that's free to use. Walking distance to Metro station.

                                Don't stay here if you plan on sleeping in. At 8:30 every morning, the doors on our floor began slamming shut. The walls are thin, and you can hear everything. The staff isn't very knowledgeable about many things in their city. They even had trouble looking things up on the internet. And they never got the Wi-Fi to work.

                                • Average rating
                                  6.2
                              • Single

                                Excellent hotel and staff and located in a great area. My second time staying there.

                                • Average rating
                                  9.6
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