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Reviews of Hotel Arena 3 stars

Doctor Aquilino Hurle, 31, 33202 Gijón, Spain

#26 of 44 hotels in Gijón

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Review score

Based on 935 hotel reviews

7.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8

  • Comfort

    7.4

  • Location

    8.5

  • Facilities

    7.4

  • Staff

    8.4

  • Value for money

    7.7

  • Free WiFi

    7.2

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  • Reviewed: 16 September 2018

    7.5
    Good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    On the first day we got a room in which was one bed 120 cm wide. Two people can not sleep properly on such a bed. On our request to change the room we were told that everything is occupied. Change room was only the next day.

    Good location. Parking nearby. Good enough breakfast.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2018

    8.8
    Enjoyed our stay in Hotel Arena, we have only good things to say about this hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    We were very happy with this hotel, location was very convenient, rooms comfortable and staff very friendly, the breakfast was also nice and a bonus! there is a bar attached to the hotel which serves very good food. great to have a nice bar in the hotel where staff are so friendly.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2018

    7.1
    Pleasant stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    wifi

    Good location for the city centre. Compares well to a Travelodge in standard - was expecting a bit better. No wifi in the rooms and patchy in the reception. Staff friendly enough. Have to pay for parking but motorcycle can park for free on the streets if you can find a space. Seems safe enough.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2018

    6.3
    Meh
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The Wifi did not work and we needed it to do work and pay bills so that was a big inconvenience. Were given a cable to use but it wasn't compatible with my computer. The elevator was tiny and we had to send up our luggage one suitcase at a time. The breakfast in the morning left a bit to be desired, but it was sufficient. There isn't anyone in reception from 11pm-7am so you have to enter through the adjoining café or seek assistance there if you have a question. There was nowhere to put toiletries in the shower so that was quite inconvenient when showering. Carpet in the hallway was very dirty and the phone was taped together. The property looks much better in the pictures provided online than what it actually is.

    The bed was very comfortable and the chairs in the room were roomy and comfortable as well. The channels offered on the TV were good. It has a good location close to the beach. Air conditioning worked very well.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2018

    9.6
    Good location and comfy bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Coffee/tea facilities would've been nice. Originally we were given a tiny bed (3/4 I think). When I asked the lady happily changed our room but would've been a bit cheeky to advertise it as a double.

    Lovely big room with comfortable bed. Had blackout curtains which were good for sleeping. Good bathroom with excellent shower. The location is perfect, one block from the waterfront and near loads of places to eat.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    9.2
    One of the best Gijon's spots
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The bed was very comfortable and the room spacious enough for one person. The buffet breakfast was varied and of good value. The location is in the charming and lively Arena neighbourhood with good restaurants and bars and just around the corner of playa san Lorenzo, one of the greatest beaches in Europe. If you go to Gijon, don't forget to stroll along the promenade with the locals.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2017

    8.3
    A pleasant hotel with a good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was very nice in decor and the bed was comfortable, but not much light got in through the window.

    Location of this hotel was good with bars restaurants and shops nearby, there was a good selection of food for breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    9.2
    Excellent location. Very reasonable price. Disappointed with the beds.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The twin beds were only 75 cms wide and were on the soft side - initially we thought they were water beds. This did not make for a restful night. It was a bit like being adrift in a rolling sea.

    A varied and good quality breakfast was included in the price. Secure parking was excellent - charged at 10€ for the night.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2017

    9.2
    Pleasant and memorable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    For us nothing. The lift, however was a little strange and very cramped and would not suit a disabled person, although other arrangements may be available.

    Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel was near shops and beach but a 15 minute walk to the old town. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast excellent with a good choice. Parking is well worth the extra few euros as town parking is difficult unless you are very lucky.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    8.8
    as the description, bed really comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    hair dryer cut off after 1min, they did offer me use of another bathroom but that dryer cut off after 1 min. would have liked tea making facilities in room

    as the description, bed really comfortable

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2017

    5.8
    inexpensive but questionable value...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room needs refreshing. The flooring in the outdoor patio was rotting, there was mould around the shower stall - overall the room was a disappointment.

    It's location - just off the beach promenade.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2017

    5.8
    Did the job but couldn't find something to like except...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    At 90 Euro/night other Hotels in Bilbao & Vigo offer a much better standard and being charged 11 Euro to lock up the bike was a bit much , Hotel Ciudad in Vigo at 4 stars, 89 Euro& 6 Euro for parking was a much better proposition

    Did the job but couldn't find something to like except the location perhaps worth 50 Euro/night in my opinion !

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2017

    8.3
    Great for a short break
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    weather

    Staff were very helpful ,they have a car park , and a coffee next door very good lots of Tapas bar staff good , only the weather let it down I don't think we can do much about that, Lots of good restaurants near bye with menu of the day 12-15 euro

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2017

    8.8
    I would return here.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Parking charge expensive. We parked on the street near by, a bit of a hassle due to traffic. We had to put coins in the Parking meter every 4 hours, but had no problem.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2017

    10
    RELAX & ENJOY!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    A bit too far to the city centre but there's everything you need locally!

    great location near beach,loads of bars & restaurants.Lovely Spanish feel to the area.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2017

    8.3
    Great location (only 2 blocks from the beach, 15 min walk to...
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Should replace curtains and upgrade TV sets

    Great location (only 2 blocks from the beach, 15 min walk to the old town district), plenty of restaurants and Tapas Bars around, friendly staff, solid breakfast

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2016

    7.5
    Good quality-price
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Simple but pleasant. Clean. Central. Is not easy to park near the hotel. The Hotel parking is 10 or €11/day. Good breakfast. Notice that any late night entrance, after 11pm, is done by the coffee bar next door to the hotel.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2016

    8.3
    Good value stopover hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    For a longer stay, we would have chosen a more scenic sea view location, but as an overnight stop, this was fine.

    Town centre location with secure private parking. Comfortable room with balcony. Friendly, helpful staff. Great for overnight stay. Lots of cafes and bars in area, yet quiet in hotel. Amazing lift!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    8.8
    Comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Decking rotted on balcony’s

    Comfortable

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2018

    7.5
    Normal
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Ascensor

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2018

    7.9
    The receptionist, close to the beach, the terrace.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noisy bed and not very good mattress.

    The receptionist, close to the beach, the terrace.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2017

    8.3
    Good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms a bit old. Needs some refurbishment.

    Breakfast was quite average but good.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2017

    10
    Would happily stay here again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not much. Parking was a bit of a pain cos of situation.

    Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    9.2
    Lovely place good value
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff not informed enough with surrounds

    Nice big room pool

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    7.1
    Pleasant stay at a nice location
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room needed luck of paint and curtains grubby

    Bedroom was big , location good beside beach.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2017

    8.8
    Nice staff and awesome hotel breakfast!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Poor wifi connection in the room and barely worked in the lobby

    Great hotel breakfast! Great place to stay when walking on the Camino!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2017

    7.5
    Good value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good situation, parking next door, good cafe next door.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    7.9
    Nice hotel near the seafront
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It needs some painting touches in the bedroom.

    Property was very well located, near the sea.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2016

    10
    All round excellent value
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing!

    The beds were super comfy.The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast area a delight.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 20 May 2016

    9.2
    Excellent location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    There are no plugs near to the bed, so no phone charging at night, if you need it to be close. The receptionist is also serving breakfast, so it's difficult to get any information till the breakfast is over.

    Excellent location. Room very clean. Breakfast nice.

  • Reviewed: 1 December 2015

    8.8
    Clean , comfortable and perfect location .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Clean , comfortable and perfect location . 5 minutes away from beach and selection of bars and restaurants just minutes away. Also breakfast a great bonus .

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2015

    4.2
    It was simple, clean and ideal for a couple of nights in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Used their garage, underground, had to run up and down a slope with a remote to open and close the garage. Should be automated from reception.

    It was simple, clean and ideal for a couple of nights in Gijon. It was value for money, the staff were friendly and the breakfasts were OK.

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2015

    9.6
    My room was quite small.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    My room was quite small. As I was a solo traveller it was not a problem, but had I been traveling with another person, it my have been a bit uncomfortable.

  • Reviewed: 16 March 2015

    7.0
    The location is quite good, very close to the beach, with...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The room smelled strange and shower protection glass leaked a bit. Towels were very old.

    The location is quite good, very close to the beach, with many facilities around (supermarket, farmacies, etc). Gijon is a small city so you can basically walk to the main streets and restaurants. Breakfast was also good. And tua garage was a big plus!

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2015

    10
    This is my second stay at Hotel Arena in the last 6 months.
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    This is my second stay at Hotel Arena in the last 6 months. The staff are corteuos and helpful, the room was very clean, spacious and comfortable, the complimentary breakfast had something for everyone. The hotel is in a great location, close to the beach and beautiful Isabel La Catolica Park and is an easy 15 minutes stroll to the fantastic shops in the town centre

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2016

    9.6
    Very friendly staff good location nice bar just next to the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Lift was too small but was only one floor!

    Very friendly staff good location nice bar just next to the hotel!

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2016

    6.7
    breakfast location, hall environment
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Space in the room

    breakfast location, hall environment

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2016

    10
    Amazing free breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Amazing free breakfast

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2015

    8.8
    Great little hotel in Gijon.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Great little hotel in Gijon. Close to the beach and not too far from the city center. Breakfast was good. Nicely renovated.

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2015

    7.9
    - good room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    - no parking on site (available at cost)

    - good room - nice breakfast - nice staff

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2015

    9.6
    Nearly everything
    • Solo traveller

    Nearly everything

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2015

    5.8
    The girl in reception was very nice and helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bathroom was not very clean, the toilet still had some stains when we arrived

    The girl in reception was very nice and helpful

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2015

    7.5
    Location and friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Room smelt a bit of stale tobacco smoke.

    Location and friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2015

    9.6
    Excellent location, clean, comfortable room and common...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Excellent location, clean, comfortable room and common areas, delicious, varied, well stocked breakfast, warm, friendly staff, good value

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