If you've come to Barcelona for the architecture you might want to close your eyes as you approach the Royal Ramblas - it's a basically a vast linear block suspended over the thoroughfare with Hotel Royal written in golden lettering. Despite being somewhat aesthetically-challenged, the hotel remains a great choice of accommodation for anyone who simply demands to be in the thick of it, right here on Las Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous avenue. The bustle is non-stop, even past midnight, but thanks to air-con (summer only) and soundproofing you needn't shy away from a street-side room. In fact, we'd go further and demand one. Interiors are tastefully decorated and comfortable and the service is worthy of its four stars. For more great places to stay head to our Barcelona hotels guide.
Like the reviewer says it's not the prettiest building but the service is wonderful.
reviewed by Jacob from United States on Jan.12.2015
You pay a bit of premium to be on La Rambla but it's well worth it to be on this vibrant avenue, one of the greatest streets in Europe. The Royal was everything you'd expect from a four star hotel and I'd return in an instant... if only my boss would let me.
reviewed by Paul Hewison from United Kingdom on Jan.27.2011
A truly regal stay right on Las Ramblas. Yes the Royal isn't the best looking from the outside but it's what's on the inside that counts. COmfortable rooms, great service and of course the best location in town. I thought it was reasonably priced for a four star hotel in the centre of town.
reviewed by Ian Thompson from United Kingdom on Sep.14.2010
I enjoyed my time at Royal Ramblas Hotel and the location was just perfect - everytihng was so near by. The staff were very courteous. The rooms could have been more spacious but overall no complaints.
reviewed by Jezebel from United States on Apr.21.2009