Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... that the walking tour started soon, so I left and gave myself enough time to get lost before the start of the tour (and I did.) When I got there I found Kelly with her roommates, said hello, and decided that a little human interaction would be enjoyable after my morning alone. She seemed to stay with me more than her roommates, which I was fine with. Turns out she was only traveling with them because it was convenient, she actually didn't know anyone else in Barca. So ...
... in the dreary weather and explore the Harbour and part way up the Ramblas. Funny thing was that they could care less about getting wet and fully planned to get soaked on the Segways! Adriano was our guide for the 2 hour Segway tour. We had a thorough tour of the Gothic area including Roman walls and ancient fountains, squares and baths. We also went back to the Barcelonetta area which was fine because Adriano was so full of stories to more ...
... great people. We saw the old Palace including the square that Christopher Columbus walked into after finding America when we was suppose to be going to India for gold and spices! Their building were vert pretty and all had so much history, they have excavated down below the current building to find the Roman ruins. We didn't have time to go down there but from the street level you can see some of the walls. Their cathedral was also really interesting and pretty as we learnt about ...
... stores like Chanel, Gucci, Carolina Herrera Loewes and all the others. The hotel is well conditioned with swimming pool sauna, gym. etc., and close to bus stops and metro stations. After freshing up a little we took off for the Camp Nou, a magnificent stadium where we met thousands of people paying through the nose to get in to see the empy stadium, but Wito says it is worth it. It is in fact a whole show with ...
... is stored are 22 square acres with 80 cellars. The older caves are 20 metres deep and the newer ones are 35 metres underground. They have 550 employees working 3 shifts 5 days a week and the caves can store a couple of million bottles. It is a family run operation. Their symbol, a boy with a cava bottle under his arm is from an actual story...a child of one of the employees used to come through the winery every day and once pinched a bottle and put it ...
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I stayed three nights in a Executive Room with the usual benefits such as comp breakfast and refreshments. The staff (in all areas) are friendly and very helpful which for me is the most important thing. The hotel itself is a fairly modern building in a prime business location on Ave Diagonal close to shopping and a Euro 15 taxi ride to the seafront and main square. Conference facilities are superb with a multitude of function rooms and services.
Execellent hotel in commercial district
Hilton Barcelona is a great American style hotel in Barcelona, 15-mins from the ariport by taxi (20 Euro). I stayed there one night with my wife and two kids (6 & 3). Staff is english-speaking, very accomodating and friendly. The rooms are smaller though about the same size as hotels in NYC. We had the exeuctive room and the hospitaslity-suit was always stocked well with good food and drinks. The metro is about 2.5 blocks from the hotel and connects to all the sight-seeing in Barcelona. very convenient. My kids loved the hotel. I'd definitely stay there again when visitng Barcelona.
One of the "new generation" Hiltons, with stylish contemporary design and very comfrotable rooms. A refreshing change from stuffy hotel chain design. The service was effecient but nothing special. Location is a bit far from the action but close to transportation.
Terrible. The staff are very unhelpful and that has an effect on the whole hotel. The rooms are quite modern, but we ended up moving to the Grand Marina instead.
Just returned (Nov 2004) from an awesome weekend in Barcelona for my sons 9th birthday. Hopefully he will remember for the rest of his life the 100,000 fans in the Nou Camp Stadium cheer on Barca's 3-0 win over their old rivals Real Madrid.
A great hotel, everything we expected. Reasonable price - it was included in the deal. Very helpful and polite servis. Clean and beautiful rooms, well equiped. Wonderful bed. Though not central, we had no trouble getting around, there is a subway station 7 min walk away. First class breakfast.
Nothing to complain about, we enjoyed this hotel a lot/
I just returned from Barcelona where I was for a big convention. Our company had probably booked one third of the hotels' rooms. Although we generated a lot of revenue, we were a big, sometimes noisy crowd that crowded the lobby bar at any time. But staff never lost their friendliness.
We stayed here during the last week of May 2004 and it was a great experience! We used Hilton Points which made our stay entirely free. We were given priority service, even though we weren't paying a thing. If you are a gold or diamond HHonors member, it goes a long way at this hotel. For starters, you check in on the executive level where they serve a very nice complimentary breakfast in the mornings. Snacks are provided in the evenings along with beer/wine, etc. It seemed that many travelers had a good time chatting and sharing their experiences in the evenings. Also, we were upgraded to a small suite that had a loveseat and table. A small plate of cookies awaited us on arrival!
My wife and I accompanied by our 2.5 years old daughter have just returned from Barcelona staying in the Hilton. The hotel is in an upmarket part of the city with excellent shopping, a fair smattering of good eateries and above all is in a very safe area frequented by lots of Spanish families. The welcome at the Hilton was truly first class.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
The room was REALLY over pticed but the service was world class.
Chocolate dipped strawberries (not standard unless youre HHonors Gold/Diamond) greeted me in a comfortable room. The lobby was spacious and the location is ideal for buisness as it is close to the airport.
It is also right on the line for the tour bus. The executive lounge was one of the best I've been to.