Grums Hotel is located at two steps from the Avenida Paralelo, one of the most charming streets in Barcelona where the mythic theatre "El Molino" is located. Nearby, you will find also the cruise port, the World Trade Center, Las Ramblas, Paseo Colon, the Fira of Barcelona and the Ronda Litoral.
"Reasonable hotel, great location"
We stayed 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend and it is a nice hotel for a short break. There is a little local shop right next door which is great to buy water, drinks, ice cream etc. before you set off on your day. Although the hotel is not located in the centre of the city, it is within a 10/15 minute walk to La Rambla which has some great choice of restaurants. There is cafes located all around to grab breakfast and the metro is within a 10 minute walk. There is hotel parking tucked on the side. The downside is, service was fairly poor. Not quite a 4 star standard and the reception staff seemed fairly miserable and lacked a smile throughout our trip nor engaging. I believe they do not know too much about the area too as they told us the wrong information several times. Additionally, you need to pay to use the spa in the hotel and check in is at 3pm with no negotiation for an early check in which can be abit frustrating when you have an early morning flight. The rooms were clean, spacious and bright.
"Nice hotel, good location "
We stayed for 3 nights in March and I would recommend this hotel. Location - 10min walk to bottom of La Rambla. 10min walk to nearest metro station. There are supermarkets and a couple of basic cafes very close by. Also close to the Montjuic Parcs although we didn't go. The surrounding roads aren't the most upmarket but it was fine and not too seedy. There is a kids play area nearby which seemed to be occupied by homeless people and drunks during the evening/ night time. Rooms - we had an urban plus. The bed was beautiful and so very comfortable. The room was fresh feeling, modern and clean, as was the bathroom. It had various cool lights too which I liked. Cleaned daily. Slightly lacking in storage space - wardrobe and a few shelves by the side. Noise - no street noise at all. As previous reviews advise, a room right next to the lift does mean you'll hear them although it wasn't too bad, and I am someone who doesn't tolerate noise too well! We had some noise from a group of guests banging doors constantly and yelling in the corridor. We spoke to reception a few times and the group eventually went out. The reception delivered us a box of chocolates to say sorry later. That was a nice gesture. View - our room looked out onto the back of the hotel which was the outdoor seating area, plus a load f surrounding residential flats. Not too bad but not a beautiful view exactly. Spa - we paid €12 each to use the pool, sauna and steam room. We had the place to ourselves. The pool is fun as it has various bubble areas and water fountains. All in all I would recommend this hotel.
"Room with a big terrace"
The room with a big terrace was great, although it was next to the elevator engine room which was disturbing a bit. The free parking was very nice. The hotel is in a walking distance to the metro and La Rambla. We were satisfied customers.
"Nice quiet hotel. "
This hotel is not central but only 10/15 minutes walk to the Ramblas. Stay at this hotel if you want to be a 5 minute walk from the local Tapas street known locally as Blai. Google this area and you won't visit he rip off area Ramblas during your stay. Hotel is nice and clean and the staff are friendly. Didn't use any of he facilities such as the Spa or eat there. Use the cafe a few doors down. Two breakfasts there is twice as cheap as the hotels offerings. Will defo stay here again due to the local findings of the area Blai.
"Friendly staff , great location"
Recently stayed here for 3 nights , caught taxi from airport (28 euros ). The port and Ramblas are both a 5-10 minute away as is the metro station . Would recommend purchasing a 10 trip ticket (10 euros) so you can access the many tourist attractions across the city. The hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly and rooms were fine . As others have already stated the cafe next door to the hotel is perfect for breakfast .
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM