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... on stage. And I was so nervous before we got on but once Cathy and I got talking it was just like our phone chats.
Hey Cathy if your reading this?
So afterwards lots thankyous and kisses, had a great lunch with Jason and Lisa so many giggles between them including Emily. Oh hang on one of the laughs was a guy walking through the restaurant with his meat hangers on Emily just cracked up and then about 5 minutes late a ...
Currently sat in a nice little cafe eating baguettes and pizza breads, after a quick look round parc guell and la sagrada familia. Very beautiful buildings and mosaics and lovely weather once again. Then got the (wrong at first) metro to a big food market which we're heading in to after ...
Took the train, very easy journey there and back. The train attracts a lot of buskers as we had 2 different ones on the way to the city and again on the way home.
Used local buses which got us to where we wanted to see, came back a bit earlier than we needed to but the young one was getting tired and sore feet (mainly from walking round the park) - she had new ...
As we like to do, we spent some time with locals. We had a lovely time with Nat's former colleague Melissa and Marcal, eating tasty food, and discussing Spanish employment regulation and Catalunyan independence - a big issue at the moment, and well over a million marched in support of it ...
... their uniform on Sunday. But, it seems as if we don't have that problem. Now I don't have to be torn between team, as sad as that is.
Friday: I stayed at the beach all day. :) Then I went to escriba, the best pastry shop in barcelona which is conveniently located below my apartment. I had a chocolate croissant and a coffee. They gave us complimentary chocolate covered mint leafs, which were delicious. They make their own chocolate there. I plan to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Condestable Barcelona
Clean / Central / Cheap
Stayed here in may for 3 nights. Very central hotel, only 5 min walk to Las Ramblas. Triple room was large, bright, clean and had a balcony. Hair dryer was provided @ reception. We didn't avail of the breakfast - lots of nice cafes near by. Staff weren't overly friendly. Only complaint was there seems to be a function room on the second floor where non-residents gather, lots of noise from this room @ night, and there was a dog in the room next door!
Overall very good value for money, couldn't beat the location.
Excellent 6 night stay in Barcelona, found hotel to be more than adequate for our needs, had a quad room with kids aged 12 & 7,
Breakfast was ok for price paid & room & beds were fine, we tended to go out from 10am to 11pm so literally just used thhe room to freshen up & sleep - Only thing missing was drinks facilities in the room
Heard one or two complaints re: Noise on a night (there were a lot of students) but we heard nothing
Probably not the best if the weather is poor
Very thin walls
good location, staff and breakfast but the walls are too thin and we couldn't sleep at all.
Great location for Barcelona break
within easy walking distance of the centre
would use again
I have recently returned from Barcelona having stayed at the Hotel Condestable. When we first arrived I was a little worried about the exeterior of the hotel, but once inside I was really surprised at how well laid out the hotel was and it was exceptionally clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget it was excellent value and close to all amenities. Very easy to get to from the airport, only four stops on the airport bus, and it drops you off practically outside the hotel.
The only downside was the breakfast, we did not think it was very good value, when you only have to walk a couple of yards from the hotel and get a good breakfast at half the price.
Would stay there again.
The hotel is ideally located for Las Ramblas and Placa de Catalunya. It also has a metro station on its doorstep (Universitat). The room was basic but clean and had a hot powerful shower. The breakfast was very good, with a lot of choice and you could eat as much as you wanted.
The roads outside are busy and there can be some noise at night in the hotel, so if you are a light sleeper, ear plugs would be useful. Renovation work is still going on, but we did not hear or see anything of this.
I would stay here again and would recommend it.
Excellent location, brillient budget hotel.
went to hostel de mar. it was the most crap hotel i have ever been to in my life. then i went to this hotel via the tourist office. it was a god send. it has an excellent location. 3 mins from ramblas. good facilities. i would recommend this hotel to any budget traveller. 5 stars!
If you don't want to spend a fortune staying in a hotel on Las Ramblas, this hotel is in the perfect location. The airport bus stops directly in front of the hotel on University square, there's also a metro station across from the hotel. Catalunya square is a short 5 minutes walk from the hotel. (Unfortunately though we had to catch the airport bus back from Catalunya square which seems more like a 15 mile hike when you're carrying a 14 kilo holdall!!) The hotel is very clean, our room was spacious with three beds (although the third bed was a camp bed). Hotel staff were more than willing to change our rooms for us but but not until the second day. At this point we persevered. Plenty of clean towels and bedding was changed twice in the 5 days we stayed. The only disadvantage to the hotel is the noise - traffic around University Square and the three student bars under the hotel. There's also an internal phone in the lobby which rings at least 3 times each and every night. Two simple steps for a perfect night's sleep - don't stay on the 2nd floor and don't have a room facing University Square.