9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great! Europark is located on Carrer Arago which is perpendicular to the major shopping hub along Passeig de Gracia. Within 8-10 minutes walk would get you there and also to the metro station as well. Being slightly off the main biz hub also provides much needed peace and quiet.
Running along the main black and white theme, the room is cosy and clean. Well laid out in terms of design and comes with all nessecities. The room service keeps the place well daily.
Reception speaks some English and they'd try their best to help despite the language barrier.
Food & Enterntainment
This is NOT a place to stay if you intend to party all night and struggle back in stupor. There are almost non of the nocturnal drinking hole around. There are however several modest size restaurants which provides pretty good food. Worth mentioning is "La Gremal" and "Madrid & Barcelona".
As mentioned, it is not far from shopping. In terms of sights, it is within walking distance (10 - 15 mins) to Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlio or Casa Milla.
Overall, I'd stay there again if I swing by the area again!
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of May 2008
5 stars for the hotel europark
"Barcelona was the last stop on our European Journey this past April. As many know, touring Europe is exhausting! The Hotel Europark provided us with the comfort we needed, while doing so w/ much style. Our room was chic, clean and had all the ameneties we were looking for. The rooftop pool had amazing views and was perfect for our mid day lounging. All of this was made possible because of the extremely hospitable manager and staff. Thank you Xavier for helping make our visit to Barcelona such a great experience!"
- Travel date: Fri 2nd of May 2008
"Just returned from our first trip to Barcelona, stayed here for 3 nights.
Location is very good; if you plan to walk to most of the areas then the hotel is about 15 mins walk to paseg de Gracia, which is very close to plaza de catalunya and Las Ramblas.
The closet metro stop is Girona which is almost opposite the hotel.
The metro is very tourist friendly and in some ways a lot easier than the london underground.
The hotel looks very new and the decor is definitely different to the norm. Hotel staff spoke english well and were polite but very conservative.
We (my younger sister and I) stayed in room 504, was very clean and bright. The room was facing the front of the hotel, which can be noisy due to the traffic outside, but we got used to this after the first night.
Rooms have a mini bar and there is also room service available.
Loved the bathroom, very black and white themed! The hotel provides you with a little travel kit that has shampoo, shower gel, shaving kit, and other little toiletries.
They also have a hairdryer so this can save you from carrying one!
Our booking was based on a room only basis, but on our last day there we decided to have breakfast at the hotel out of convience. Very over-priced and definately not worth it. We payed 26 Euros for the two of us and had tea and croissants for breakie.
This part of Barcelona is very safe and you can feel comfortable walking around this area late at night.
There is a restaurant opposite the hotel called Das, initially we thought that this restaurant was very quiet and hence perhaps the food wouldn't be so great. But they have a set lunch menu, which inc starter, main, and dessert for approx 10 euros per person. Food was nice but limited choice for vegetarians, veg mousaka was quite under-cooked. But their pasta dishes were lush.
We got a taxi there from the airport and a taxi back (out of laziness!) but if i returned back to Barcelona I would definitely go by public transport, soo much cheaper!
Taxi on our way to the hotel cost us 31 Euro and on our return journey back to the airport cost us 36 Euro.
Going out in Barcelona/Pickpockets
Just be careful and aware of your bags in Las Ramblas area and when out at night in old town area of Barcelona. Dont get put off by all the advice on pickpockets and safety in Barcelona, its the same as any big city.
If travelling alone or in a very small group of girls or guys, then i guess it would be common sense not to get drunk and vulnerable to thieves.
Port Olimpia is very expensive to go out, i payed 26 euros approx for two drinks, and a could of lads had payed 89 euros for a round of drink for 4-5 guys. This was in the bar Joker.
Catwalk is a great club to go to, its behind the casino in Port Olimpia.
Long Review! Hope you found it helpful
Have fun! :)"
- Travel date: Wed 5th of March 2008
Beautiful hotel after redesign!
"This Hotel has been totally redesigned in 2008 and looks amazing! I stayed here just after the redesign (I was the first person to ever use the room) and I was really impressed by the beautiful room! Definitely one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. Good location, and very reasonable prices."
- Travel date: Fri 29th of February 2008
Park yourself down!!
"Stayed at the Europark as part of a group of friends over Sept/Oct 2007. We stayed 3 nights over a weekend.
The hotel is fine. Its clean and tidy and the staff were very friendly.
Its location is its major plus point. Its about 5 mins from the Pasage de Gracia for all the shops and restaurants and about 15 from the La Rambla for further bars and tapas.
The rooms were about average and the bathroom clean and standard white. the shower was excellent, powerful and hot.
The lobby is cramped and the lifts even worse!! however i found it surreal being stood on a cupboard that takes you to the 4th floor!
A good tip if you are going out for a few beers, start in the hotel bar on the 1st floor. Its not quite the view of the rambla or of Gaudis masterpieces but its very cheap and gets you in the mood with a few ice cold san miguels!
I would recommend the Europark as a first or second time visitor to the great Barcelona. Its ideal for the places which need visiting in Barca. Good priced hotel."
- Travel date: Sat 10th of November 2007
"Location is absolutely perfect. So close to the Plaza Catalyuna, Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. You can easily walk to all of them. (My husband and I even walked back from the Park Guel.) It appears to be in a nice and safe part of town. We always felt comfortable.
Rooms were tiny but clean and the bathrooms were quite large in comparison. The water pressure was great. Smallest elevator I have ever been in which provided much amusement as we tried to fit 4 of us in it one night. 3 was the max and it was really the size of an old telephone booth.
It appears that major rennovations are going to take place and the hotel may actually be closed now for a while. This might jack the prices up considerably according to employees we spoke with. I hope not because it is hard to find a place for $200 a night that is in such a great location.
Definitely have dinner down the street at La Rita. Line up about 15-20 minutes before it opens because they don't take reservations. Prices are very reasonable and the food was very good.
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of November 2007
Middle of the road
"This hotel is about as average as can be. The reception is very nice and depending on when you arrive you'll either be greeted by a nice young bloke or a grumpy old sod. (Manuel doesn't work here, he must still be in Torquay.)
Either way, after an efficient check-in (it's 50-50 whether or not you get a smile) your first impressions will probably be dictated by your experience with the lifts. They are only suitable for a contortionist (only one person and a suitcase at a time) but if you're hoping to get close to your travelling companion, make sure you don't take the stairs, you'll literally be all over each other.
The rooms are functional but small and the bed is hard. There is a bar with no atmosphere on the first floor but this hotel is generally quite cramped and you probably won't want to spend much time here. Location is OK but not as good as all the reviews make out - there are better located hotels all over town. Barcelona is not really a value for money city, but I think this hotel is over-priced. It is basic and generally OK, but I have had much better hotels elsewhere for the same sort of money. Also, this hotel didn't even include breakfast in the price, which was a bit mean.
Pluses? Free internet access in the bar and the nice receptionist says the hotel is undergoing work to expand it next door to add a swimming pool and gym and more space, so maybe this is one for the future. (By the way, we never heard any work going on and traffic is bearable - for us it was the bed that made sleeping uncomfortable.)
You could probably do better, but if you're OK with average then this mediocre hotel will do."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of September 2007
Noisy, noisy, noisy ...
"Clean hotel, but my God so noisy. Cleaning ladies keep on knocking on the door until you open it ( no "Do not disturb" - signs). You hear the traffic clearly and when the other hotel-guests come back to the htl at night. Very good location though."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of September 2007
Value for money
"My boyfriend and I found this neat little hotel on lastminute.com and it was great value for money.
Nice and clean and tidy. Staff were helpful - not particularly friendly but they werent hostile either. The location made up for it.
Everything is in walking distance and I absolutely HATE walking! You can gather from this that everything was quite close by -- 5-15 mins walk to most places or 5 mins to the train station or bus stop.
Some reviews have mentioned the fact because the hotel is on a major road it can be quite noisy. However, we were on the second floor, facing the road and didnt have a problem. Also, although the rooms are small, we didnt feel cramped and only really came back to the room late at night to sleep.
Wasnt in the hotel during the day so cant tell you much about the food there but someone on TripAdvisor recommended a restaurant about 3 mins away called La Rita - thanks, it was fab! I recommend the deep fried baby squid!
Would def stay at the Europark hotel again!
PS: Buy Time Out's guide to Barcelona!!!!!!!!!! It is absolutely great!"
- Travel date: Sun 9th of September 2007