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General Information

Since Ciutat Vella is a very famous and popular part of Barcelona, a lot of tourists would like to find a hotel room or an apartment here, and accordingly, the variety of accommodation in this part of the city is quite wide.

However, there are differences between the hotels depending on the part of the district in which they are situated. El Raval is cheaper than the other parts of Ciutat Vella, but the neighborhood is not very beautiful and it is inhabited mainly by students and immigrants, so for those who want to avoid shady encounters in the middle of the night, should not reserve a hotel room in this area. At the same time, the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) is a very beautiful and romantic area, but the prices are higher than in other areas. For families the friendliest hotels in Ciutat Vella are in the area of the Parc de la Ciutadella (Citadel Park). (for additional information – Kids and Families in Ciutat Vella and Kids and Families in Barcelona)

Nonetheless, all of the hotels in Ciutat Vella have a great advantage, namely, they are situated in the city center, close to the main tourist attractions and nightlife events (for further information see: Hotels near the Gothic Quarter, Hotels near El Born, Hotels near El Raval, Hotels near Parc de la Ciutadella, Hotels near Port Vell).

Tips and Recommendations

  • For those who arrive in Barcelona by car, It is recommended to reserve a hotel room in another part of the city due to the lack of parking spaces in this area (for additional information – Car Rental in Barcelona and Car Rental in Spain).
  • Though there are some family friendly hotels in Ciutat Vella, mostly in the area of the Parc de la Ciutadella, the rooms in this quarter are quite small and expensive. That is why we suggest families to search for accommodation in other parts of Barcelona, such as in the northern part of Eixample or in the Sants area (for additional information – Hotels near Eixample and Hotels near Sants).
  • Ciutat Vella is usually overcrowded during the summer, thus It is highly recommended to reserve the accommodation in advance.
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