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Wiith only two full days here, we will try and see as much as we can. The city is quite spread out and we again opt for the tourist hop on, hop off buses. There are three routes to take so we do a circuit on the blue route and while we go past many places of interest, there is nothing that we need to get off for (we know some people will think we …
For us, nothing beats wandering the streets. We set off around nine with a short journey on the underground. The Metro here, whilst not as clean as Lisbon, is very easy to navigate and a quick, inexpensive way to get from one side of the city to the other. Or in our case this morning, one side, to the other side, to the other side. Stops with …
We leave Lisbon knowing that while we have seen a lot, we really have only scratched the surface, but very glad we came!
Leaving Lisbon and arriving in Barcelona was one of the easiest airport transfers we've ever made.
We leave our hotel in Lisbon and walk across the road to the Metro station. Down two escalators, board a train. Up two …
Ben woke up this morning feeling sick. We headed to the train station to catch our 3 hour train to Barcelona. As Ben was feeling sick, he really wanted to sleep the whole way, this was ruined pretty quickly by a wee girl who screamed the whole way to Barcelona. We got a bit of sleep but not as much as we hoped for.
We arrived in Barcelona and it was nice and hot. We checked into our accommodation ...
... before sunset. The rectangular plaza was surrounded by restaurants at all sides and were near full with people settling in for drinks and dinner. We sat at a table and ordered some Cervezas and tapas dishes. Really delicious green peppers in olive oil and sea salt (kind of like Spanish edamame). We sat and watched the street performers moving around the different restaurants performing their acts. With full bellies we made our way back to the hotel - a decent walk a few km up ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cram Barcelona
My boyfriend and I just spent 4 days in Barcelona and stayed at Hotel Cram. We booked the hotel via the Tablet Hotels on the Internet and received a great deal that slashed nearly 50% of the normal room rate and included a buffet breakfast everyday.
I stayed with my wife in this hotel for a weekend. We loved it. I had been worried after reading the other reviews, but there was no need to be.
Nice trendy hotel
This is a stylish hotel. Despite the negative comments on customer service, we must say that we got treated very well. The standard double bedroom is a bit too small and the location (although near the main train station) is a bit too far from Las Ramblas (15 to 20mn walk). Otherwise nothing to complain about although I much prefer the "human" atmosphere of Casa Camper which I LOVED (although more expensive) !
Not only it tries way too far to be a cool place but I had some trouble with my reservation and the treatment I received from the staff icluding the manager of the hotel, was unacceptable. I don't think in this hotel they care at all about their clients, too worried being "fashion".
I was worried about The Cram from previous reviews but we stayed there as our sister company booked us there. It is a stylish oasis of calm in the heat of Barcelona. The internal architecture is impressive. The rooftop pool is small but welcome, with wooden decking, lots of loungers and tables. A great place to unwind after shopping or working. Its open all night if you fancy a dip at 3am. The rooms are well air conditoned, although not large .Nice big flat screen tv and lots of storage. the shower is fabulous and the wireless internet is free! Yes free!. The bar on the ground floor is a great air conditioned place to meet people and have a cocktail, although the restaurant was closed (possibly the August holidays). The staff are courteous and helpful in the extreme. It is very centrally located also but you avoid the tacky tourist hell of the Ramblas. Try to get a room on the Calle Arago side of the building that have balconies. Good for a business trip but i would take my other half there too.
Not that bad!
We stayed here for 2 nites. Ok, so our hotel room cardkey didnt work on the first day and the corridors were boiling hot but once in our room, it was great. plasma tv, modern shower and bathroom, luxurious beddings and curtains and our own little balcony. Breakfast was not too bad either, with eggs, bread, cold cuts, cereals, muffins and hot and cold drinks. The hotel is located 2 streets away from paseo de gracia (the main shopping street leading to las ramblas) and there are several gd restaurants in the area as well.
Not all so bad!
We have lived there for one week and could tell that hotel is new and funny.
Stuff is polite and helpfull.Food is normal.Cleaning of our room was not good really.The swimming pool didn't work.But not all so bad!
Three words of advice: DON'T GO HERE. We stayed there over Easter weekend, and the place barely functioned - they had no record of our internet booking, the much-vaunted Michelin-starred restaurant was inexplicably closed, there was no room service at all (bad news for my pregnant partner), the breakfast waiter had unquenchable B.O. and was ignorant of opening times and rude with it, the house music played in the airless basement dungeon for breakfast was relentless and unwelcome, the bathroom fixtures and fittings are superficially impressive but fundamentally defective, the rooftop pool was literally a dirty dark green and had no loungers for sunbathing, the bar was permanently shut, the 'city view' consisted of an intimate window onto neighbouring apartments' scruffy terraces, and I'm guessing they have spent more on the pointless lighting features in their cramped little rooms than on their 'luxury' service remit (ie. no advertised solarium, cigars, cocktail bar or VOD.) All in all, as a 4 star hotel at these prices....not a memorable weekend.