Located in two buildings at the upper end of La Rambla, Citadines is an excellent choice for families, groups of friends, or long-term visitors; the accommodations consist of apartments with sitting rooms and one-room studios with kitchenettes and small dining areas. Built in 1994 and refurbished in 2013, the hotel has a fresh feel; the room decor is basic contemporary with light wood and royal blue wall-to-wall carpeting. Kitchen units are fully equipped, with microwave ovens and dishwashers. Ask for a room in the back building facing Plaça Villa de Madrid, a leafy square surrounding third-century Roman ruins. The rooftop solarium has views of Montjuïc and the Mediterranean. Across the promenade you can see the tower of the Poliorama theater, where George Orwell, author of Homage to Catalonia, was posted during the Spanish civil war.