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Lighting Up My Canvases, Getting Ready to Paint
I finally got around to buying my painting supplies at a nearby store (you guessed it--right around the corner as almost everything seems to be from my studio!). The store is a chain called Piera and luckily they are having their summer Rebaixas (big sales or discounts) and I found a couple of sets including paints, brushes, canvases, etc. ...
... busy I barely notice the time!
The first week here I spent learning more about Orchard and how the company runs on a day to day basis. The cherries come in either from their own orchards or other companies, and are instantly put through the hydrocooler for 10 minutes which brings the temperature down to 2-3 degrees Celsius. As you can imagine in the Spanish heat they tend to be a fair bit warmer than this before they go in, and ...
... the 20th after going back to the Castle in Carcassonne for Hannah to go exploring through the castle. We got to our hotel in Mataro mid afternoon and immediately hit the beach for a couple of hours in the 30 degree sunshine of Mataro. The water was pretty warm but actually wasnt the most pleasant of water we have been in with bits of seaweed and rubbish etc everywhere. We sunbathed a bit on the beach and then pretty much had an early night after writing a couple of our ...
... fine and it was unlikely we would get in.
And yet another new eating venue for us
Up to Deck 16 for us where we tried the Smokehouse BBQ and shared a slice of Pizza from Preggo Pizza. The BBQ was fine … not cooked to order but nice ribs anyway. However I thought the slice of Pizza was better than the one we had at Alfredo’s … now I understand why lots of people eat there.
From there we went back to Deck 5, logged in and ...
... to not miss the Magical Fountain. Lucky me, they only had a show on Friday and Saturday evenings and I was still in time to see the Sat eve show that night. It always amazes and pleases me so much when I’m so well guided. I was just wondering earlier the day what I was going to do with myself the evening and there you go – I got my answer. Barcelona Cathedral was next on my list. Another breathtaking building and land mark in Barcelona. Unfortunately it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Fuster Hotel Barcelona
Evreything was wonderful EXCEPT the WIFI. Ruined the end of every day. I will not stay there again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Fuster Hotel Barcelona
I stayed in the Casa Fuster for two nights in June for my boyfriend's birthday and it was a real treat. The hotel is beautifully decorated and situated in a great location. The staff were all incredibly friendly and couldn't do enough to help, paying real attention to detail.
We stayed in a deluxe room which was really big, the bathroom was gorgeous and with a hydromassage bath and separate shower and our own balcony.
I would highly reccomend this hotel, one of the best I have stayed in.
We just got back from a 2 night stay at Casa Fuster. The hotel was beautiful, great location though if you are looking to stay closer to La Rambla, it is about a 15 minute walk. The staff were all super friendly, though not super competent. That is where our problems were. On the first night there, they took us into our room with our luggage. Only problem was somebody was already staying in that room. They finally found another room but it didn't have a safe...which we really like having especially traveling to another country. By then it was 11:30 at night so we'd take anything. The room was beautiful...nice size for European standards. What we didn't like was it was 2 double beds pushed together but made up seperately so my husband and I either slept on seperate beds or had to sleep on 1 together. Would have been nicer with a king size. The next day when we came back to our room, the key wouldn't work - it came up red rather than green. Following day the same thing happened. That became annoying. Another problem was we booked a taxi through the hotel for 9 at ngiht when our dinner reservations were at 9:15. What we didn't know is they didn't book us one but tried to flag one down for us after we stood in the queue. So we finally got a taxi at 9:20. Normally when we book a taxi at a hotel, it's usually prebooked and the taxi shows up at that time. Again, the hotel was beautiful, the lounge was great. The only food we ate there was a veal hamburger which was quite good. When the little problems add up over a 2 night stay, it didn't ruin our stay but annoyed us some.
I don't know where to start - loved it! We stayed at this hotel after the cruise for two days, one of which was my birthday. The check-in could've been smoother, I admit (the girl receptionist needs some customer relations coaching, as she appeared to be very aloof and unsympathetic), so we had to wait for the room we actually requested...But once we were in, the surroundings made up for everything. It's plush and modern, with an opulent bathroom (side to side shower is an experience), flat screen TVs, beautiful linens, funky furniture...The hotel is housed in this 19th Century white palace that attracts passers by just by its sheer magnificence. We also had a step out balcony, which is a little room by itself 'cause it's closed up with another set of windows. One odd thing is that their better rooms look out into the street - there are no inside superior rooms whatsover. I'm sure it's good for the view, but not so good for the traffic noise, although it does come down considerably by nighttime. The view is beautiful, though (we were on the 5th floor), so I didn't mind, even though I usually sleep with the windows open.
We recently visited Barcelona (November 2005) with our 3 year old daughter and stayed at the Hotel Arts for 3 nights and Casa Fuster for 3 nights. Casa Fuster was a pretty hotel (it was a mansion turned hotel)and they did try to make the most of what they had but everything was just on a small scale. The lobby was pretty tiny. The gym was small and the pool was more like a jacuzzi. The rooms were nicely appointed but a little small compared to the Ritz. They did have some nice touches like robes, chocolates at night and water bottles at turndown. Although it seemed to us like more of a business hotel. It was an easy walk to get to lots of different areas in Barcelona but we found most of Barcelona to be pretty walkable. In comparison the Hotel Arts was everything you would expect of a Ritz and more. We paid similar rates for both hotels ($300 ish) so I would def recommend the Hotel Arts. Casa Fuster is a nice, clean, 4 star hotel. You won't be disappointed unless you see the Hotel Arts.
The Casa Fuster hotel is located at the very top of the Passeig De Gracia, listed as a 5 star luxury hotel and a "Landmark Building". It doesn't disappoint, as the hotel projects a modernist atmosphere with traditional restoration elements of the original building.
Weve just returned after staying 6 nights in the fabulous Casa Fuster for the duration of our honeymoon, what a fabulous hotel!!
Absolutely the Best Hotel We've Stayed In
A simply outstanding facility. The staff was incredibly helpful and supportive. The building is beautiful and well situated on Passeig de Gracia (main shopping area, and only a few blocks from the Block of Discord and La Rambla). The facilities are so elegant and upscale. Our room was a king standard, and incredibly luxurious! Highlights included the flatscreen TV, wonderful whirlpool bath, and plush bedding. Rooftop business center, lounge, and pool great (awesome views of the city!). All in all, we didnīt want to leave the building, let alone the city!
We stayed at the Casa Fuster from the 19th to the 20th of May, and knew nothing about the hotel so we had just ordered one single night here, and then had to change to another hotel again since everything was prepaid and arranged for in advance.
We decided to take this one in a leap of faith for 3 nights in June, being unable to find an independent review of this hotel (does nobody stay there?!), having been dissuaded from our shortlist of the Ritz & Majestic by some of the comments suggesting these are trading on past glory. Overall, we felt Fuster was the right choice. Location wise it is further away from the Plaza Catalunya, & 7/10 minutes leisurely walk, than the Majestic. However certainly still very accessible on foot, (or a cheap taxi), and you stroll past the 2 main Gaudi mansions on your way back and forth. Also if you take opentop bus tour and pass, the Casa Pedrera stop is very close by. Having spent time in the noisy Ramblas, definitely far prefer the Paseo de Gracia location of this hotel. Attractive large art deco style bar, very tastefully furnished. Rooms also art deco style; recently renovated and all linen etc felt fresh and new. Room quite small, but that seems par for the course in Barcelona. Beds very comfortable, and excellent bathrooms. From pictures around of other similar standard hotels, the rooms seemed at least up to par if not better. Our room had a sweet little balcony that attracted a good deal of sun, and a view of the Sagrada spires (if not much else), but nevertheless was nice to have a little bit of outdoor space. Staff all charm personified, concierge very keen to make suggestions of sights to see, and good recommendation of an Italian restaurant (Bice). Downsides were the breakfast we took through laziness in room on last day, horribly overpriced (24/27 euros) for packet cereals, average pastries and indifferent hot food. Certainly better to take this elsewhere in a street cafe. Didn't try the other meals. We had a non-smoking room, there only seemed to be one floor of these, so may be in short supply when the hotel is full. And other gripe was the pool/ terrace shut for refurbishment without any notice so couldn't see and thus can't comment on this; fortunately enough to do in Barcelona for this not to be a problem, but aggravating that the normal rate is charged when a hotel is not fully functional. Overall though, based on what we saw of other short listed hotels, would recommend this one, assuming price stays competitive.
We are a British married couple who plan an annual weekend away without the children. Having visited lots of european cities (including Madrid last year) we booked into Hotel Condes de Barcelona a 4* hotel. Midnight on the evening before our 6am flight we telephoned Condes de Barcelona only to discover they had cancelled our reservation and moved us to Hotel Casa Fuster 5*. What may have been a nightmare turned out to be an absolute blessing. From our initial call to them on the evening before we left (to check we actually had a room) to the day we checked out we were delighted with the experience.