Marina View B&B
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... her, initially, until it clicked that she was speaking Catalan. I grew excited because this woman was not slowing down her Catalan for me nor was she appeasing me by speaking Spanish. I bought something, and seeing that there was no one else in the store, began asking her questions about herself. This woman, named Monserrat, after the mountain she said, though her name missed a t, was more than happy to give me her opinion on Catalunya and ...
... and now rain was going to ruin it. I do love rain! Don't get me wrong, I love my rain since I never get to see it in Arizona, but this wasn'tArizona. I'm not in a place where I have a car to avoid being stuck in the rain. I am relying on the metro and my feet to get me around. LUCKILY, Barcelona's weather was a bit different. Since I am staying in the hills 30 min outside the city, this area is more prone to rain. When I got into Barcelona, it ...
... I was traveling. He then thought my job was traveling and was asking if I wrote reviews....I just decided to go with it and say yes because I thought that would have been easier than trying to explain everything. Dumb answer! He owns a winery or something like that, so he got excited and told me all about his business, asked if I ever go to France, and then gave me his card so I could stop by and do a review on his ...
... how exhausting amusement parks can be especially if they are built on a mountain. However the rides were good fun & some of the ones built for the 1928 Expo were very cute, like the plane. Interestingly the one which scared Peter the most was a ride called the Talaia.
This emblematic ride, opened in 1921, will give you ...
... traditional potato quiche). Next he taught us how to make Sangria, then lined the bar with red wine, orange juice, lemon soda, white rum, brandy, sugar and oranges and let us make jugs of our own. The rule for making Sangria traditionally is to full the jug half way with red wine, another half with orange juice and lemon soda, stir in the sugar, the do a Spanish pour of the spirits (count to 5 very slowly, then stop) and garnish with orange slices. It was going down a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marina View B&B Barcelona
Perfect location in vibrant and hip Barcelona
Our time in Barcelona was very special in large part due to the hospitality at MarinaView. Jose was an excellent host and went out of his way to make our stay a memorable one. The breakfasts served in our room were great, and the location was perfect. Everything was top-notch and I recommend a stay here to anyone looking for charm and impeccable service in an amazing city.
I stayed at Marina View this first week of July and it was perfect! I stayed in pier room and it was nice and comfortable. The breakfast every morning at the requested time was a perfect way to start the day and the best thing of all is the location, I cant imagine a better location in the city. This place is by far better than any other hotel I have stayed at around Europe and the U.S.
Great place to stay!
This B&B is in a great location and Jose is an awesome host! He was extremely helpful, gave me a laptop to use and breakfast was great. I ended up having to leave a day early and he didn't charge me for the early departure. Just an overall great place to stay.
Superb place to stay!
We booked two rooms. The Columbus room (very nice, beautiful furnished big room with a great view over the port) and a smaller room (Fishermens Room, also very well equiped but darker, with no nice view, but also cheaper) for our two children. The breakfast was served in our room and was always on time and very nice. The restaurant tips Jose (the owner) gave were better than the ones in our guidebook. He truely loves his job and so you feel very welcome. The weather wasn't to great when we stayed but we could use umbrella's that were available for the clients. The location is ideal: in the center of a beautiful city. We would advise it to all our friends!
We stayed there for three nights fri-mon in March. We booked in to the Pier room as the larger one with the marina view was not available. So happy we booked at Marina View. Excellent comfortable beds, very nice furniture a top class bathroom and modern conveniences such as mini bar, tea making facilities, internet hair dryer etc. Fantastic tasty brekfast with teas juices, fruits and breads served every morning in our room!
What it is - it appears to be a seven room apartment on the fourth floor which has been altered to a a VERY high standard into five excellent en-suite rooms. The sixth room is Jose's office, the seventh is a kitchen where the excellent breakfasts are prepared.
Great B&B in Barcelona - Marina View B&B
We stayed at the Marina View for 5 nites and it was simply fabulous. The innkeeper was charming and so helpful. The rooms were beautifully appointed and quiet. It's situation is excellent, right in front of the Barcelona port and floating shopping center, walking distance to all the sites in the old quarter. We were absolutely delighted and recommend it to one and all.
My husband, son, and I stayed at the Marina View for 10 nights. Barcelona is a fantastic city on its own, but our stay at the Marina View further enhanced the experience. Our room was immaculate and pretty, with a gorgeous view of the harbor that provided tranquility at the end of a busy day. The location of the Marina View is ideal, just a few blocks from the Ramblas and a metro station in one direction, the Barri Gotic in the other, and Barceloneta just across the street. Jose, the man who runs the B&B, is an ideal host, ever helpful and thoughtful of his guests' needs. Each morning he brought a delicious breakfast to our room, which we enjoyed in front of the beautiful view.
We stayed at marina view b&b for five days and fours nights over new year's 06-07. It was a wonderful place. we stayed in two rooms and the rooms with the balcony view are by far the best overlooking the marina. rooms with balcony are larger than others. other rooms are smallish but typical of b&b's in europe. rooms were en suite which were hard to find in barcelona, so this was a find. safe provided in room which was a plus. the breakfast of a selection of breads was very good with juice and good strong coffee. rooms were clean and neat. internet access too. b&b was on a major street so convenient to all the major sites which were within short walking distance and very close to metro to hit farther spots. it was quiet too in the rooms. best of all was jose, the innkeeper, he was very accomodating and nice. he even provided cava and grapes to ring in the new year in accordance with tradition and his restaurant recommendations were very good. in short, this place was a find and we'd recommend it to anyone who likes b&b's.
MarinaView B&B is a real find. I doubt if even Barcelona's grandest hotels can beat its location. It's next door to the Ramblas and a step from the bus for a tour completely encircling this amazing city. (A surprise round every corner!)