Hotel Continental Barcelona
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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.
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... minded and try something new. My favourites were the asparagus with walnut dressing and the sizzling garlic shrimp. Buy the whole bottle of wine. The wine is cheap compared to North America. And if you're lucky, some local musicians will wander up and add some ambience to your evening. When they're done, tip them. Music is wonderful and it makes the whole experience more magical, and they're creating it for you. Support that. It's awesome.
... location in Placa de Ruale, It's where Goudi put up a couple of lamp posts, I think it was while he was working for the council, between jobs. Anyway the location is spot on, if you sit outside you will have the advantage of being harassed by performing artists playing to the captive audience. To be fair most are good at their chosen art and if balancing chairs on your head turns you on then this is the place to be. Of course ...
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But.... Having seen some of his architecture, I now understand how the English term "gaudy" was coined....all of Gaudi's architecture can only be described as in-your-face "gaudy"...
After we'd finished with that, (I might add, we had to queue, 3-4 deep right around the block for an hour, just to get in! Bloody tourists! There were literally thousands of the *******s!)
We then caught the Hop-on bus again up to the base of the high-point ...
... getting refueled. The Captain did announce that once we departed Barcelona, he was going to go full steam ahead and hopefully we would get to the Straits of Gibraltar and the Rock by 6:00 tomorrow evening so that we would have a chance of seeing it at sunset.
Dinner tonight was once again in the Grand Cuvee restaurant. Veal chop tonight which was very good! First sea day tomorrow, and we will get a feel for what our week at sea will be ...