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Today is the Picasso Museum and other places in the Gothic Quarter.
After walking thru the alley, we made our way to the the museum and stood in line for 10 minutes to opening. We purchased the audio guides to help interpret the works of art. Never been a fan of Picasso but his early work was very good compared to the abstract work he is known …
Monday morning began with breakfast overlooking Las Ramblas. The food was pretty good and did fuel a full day of walking. We walked the streets instead of taking the underground subway so we could soak in the local color. It was a 30 minute walk to La Sagrada Familia site but twice that waiting in line to enter. So much more had been completed …
At last, I saw what was on my short list here in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi (pronounced gow-DEE), Spanish architect born in 1852 in Catalonia. Up first was a residence he remodeled in 1906 called Casa Batllo, the very large family home of Josep Batllo, his wife and their 5 children, in the toney area of Passeig de Gracia. Batllo gave Gaudi free rein …
We arrived here in Spain today; left Cleveland, May 31, my blog is incorrect. Bear with me, I am having major issues. Marc is sleeping and I'm desperately trying, but it's almost 2:00 a.m. and I need to get some sleep. Had so many cups of expresso to keep ourselves going today! Weather was warmer than Geneva (rainy and around 40 deg. F), Spain was …
Arrived very early and went directly to the hotel. I could not believe all the graffiti all over the city. The hotel was recommended by someone on Cruise Critic. It was perfect due to location and the friendliness of the staff. It is located on Las Ramblas. The hotel is clean a bit shaby but perfect for our purpose. It was quiet for us to take a …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Continental Barcelona
Good value for money
The hotel has a great location and affordable room rates. Refreshments are served 24h/day for the guests, it's included in the price. Some rooms are very small with a wall view. Also try their new hotel on the other side of Placa de Catalunya, Continental Palacita: better breakfast/refreshments but bit more expensive room rates. More quiet location but still in the very center. Facilities are better. Both are quite cosy and have a friendly staff.
Good Hotel in the right location
Right at the heart of things Great Hotel on the Ramblas.All day continental breakfast,clean rooms some with balcony.Will come back again.Only down side was that the staff need to SMILE more
Most unhelpful staff
The staff know absolutely NOTHING.the blonde woman is the WORST, she refuses to look up frm her desk and keep eye-contact, cannot speak a word of english, other that 'I dont know,I dont speak english', and as it was the festival - La Merce, all the shops in barcelona were closed, hence i enquired about a mall outside barclonea which she said would be open but refused to call them to check, so we made a trip to GranVia 2 ( the mall) which was SHUT. the guy with dark hair is slightly more helpful but overall the staff lets this hotel down.
Great location - nice people
This hotel is very charming with a cosy atmosphere and very clean rooms. We stayed there end July/beginning of August during the heatwave and although there only is a tropical fan and no air condition, the fan did the job very well. We enjoyed our little balcony with a wonderful view of the Rambla with it's buzzing life night and day. Value for money!
Wonderful people watching
First time to this city, was amazed by the friendliness of the people. Hotel Continental was a well kept place. Room 241 is large, has a great balcony view of street life 40 feet below. We were serenaded over Christmas 2002 by Peruvian street musicians and birdsong in the morning. Breakfast was buffett: kiwi fruit, toast, coffee, tea,choice of cereal, hardboiled eggs, cookies. Anytime lounge with free travel books and comfy seats. You don't even have to speak Catalonian. Will definitely come back.
Hotel Continental is great!
This hotel is located about half a block from Catalunya Square. The staff was friendly and spoke english well, and the room was great - the balcony facing La Rambla could not be beaten. The room did not appear to have air conditioning though, so if you're going in mid summer it might be too hot.
Stayed here in 1999. Found it by accident. Arrived in Barcelona without hotel reservations just walked up and down Las Ramblas until we found a place at the right price with the right amenities. Very clean, very nice staff, great price, GREAT location! We will stay here again.
Great budget hotel
Hotel Continental was great! Prime location, very helpful staff. Went in Nov. so the street noise was tolerable. Small rooms but would definantly return again.
Get it in writing...
Watch out for this hotel. I cancelled my reservation a full month before my scheduled visit and they 'conveniently' had no record of my cancellation and charged my credit card for a night at their hotel. Be sure to get everything confirmed in writing from them - Don't make the same mistake I did and trust them.
Cheap, cheerful and very central
I found this hotel to be cheap, cheerful, clean and ideally situated in the very heart of Barcelona - just perfect for sightseeing and exploring this beautiful city.
The hotel is nothing spectacular, but you can't ask for a better location or a better deal.
I recommended it to a friend and they were very happy with the Hotel Continental too.
I wouldn't hesitate in staying there again, and would definitely advise anyone wanting decent accommodation, at a reasonable price, to check out this hotel. I don't think you'll be disappointed.