Hotel Gargallo Rialto

Ferran 42, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

The location of this basic billet, on Carrer Ferran–-between the Ramblas and the Plaça Sant Jaume, one of the most tourist-trafficked streets in the Gothic Quarter–-is strategic; the hotel itself could use a bit of updating. Standard rooms have wooden floorboards, generic furniture and color palettes, and a choice of twin- or queen-size beds. Amenities are basic. The Rialto's best feature is below stairs, where the restaurant, bar, and breakfast room have the terra-cotta floors and brick arches original to the building. Some rooms overlook the Passatge del Crèdit, along one side of the hotel, which has a particular association with the Catalan painter Joan Miró: the Rialto incorporates the old Miró family home at Crèdit No.4, and the room where the artist was born is now the hotel's Suite 330.

PROS

  • central location
  • friendly staff
  • buffet breakfast (€10) is a bargain

CONS

  • no pool, space, terrace or gym
  • no room service
  • bed linens and towels a bit threadbare
  • corridor and room walls need maintenance
  • no minibars

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-318–5212

HOTEL DETAILS

206 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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