Eurostars Cristal Palace
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Today we went to go see a really big cathedral there were really big rooms full of pictures and sculptures. And then we went to the top of the tower they had really amazing views we started walking straight away In the morning and we came back at 11:00 pm that was a really tiring day I can't even move my feet they feel like there flying ...
... had to ask directions about 3 or 4 times on the way to the barbecue area... but we finally found it. best meal I have ever had in my life. There were probably 10 or 12 different restaurants with little grills set up out in front of the restaurant. most people were eating sardines. a few people were eating bigger fish. Amanda and I settled on a restaurant called Palato. highly recommended.
Our meal:Grilled Sardines ...
... a hill and from the park you can see a view of La Sagrada Familia and all the way out to the Mediterranean Sea.
Fun Fact: for those of you that have seen America's Next Top Model, they held the final runway show in Park GŁell in one of the seasons. Naturally, my friends and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take our own model shots in the covered archway.
For the more contemporary influences, I visited a ...
... get lost and came back to Verona in time for dinner, once again there was no horsemeat involved.
The car needed to get dropped off at the airport by 10:30 am and even though we left an hour early, we just barely made it because of road construction. As we waited in a massive traffic jam trying to exit the autostrade and pay our toll, one of the drivers ahead started chatting with someone in the car next to him. They were not ...
After almost 3 hours, and having to deal with a grump old guy who spoke more like a teenage boy (mono sylabic grunts, whose only english was "its not possible", I get it sorted, we sort of. We have our reserved train tickets to Narbonne, but will have to book the rest of the journey to Aix En Provence when we arrive in Narbonne as the spanish cant book french trains (although the French can book spanish trains), which after pointing out the inequality to grumpy, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Cristal Palace Barcelona
When we checked into the hotel (which is in a great location) we went up to the room which was tiny especially for a 4 star. The tiny window also looked onto a concrete wall!! We eventually after much drama got moved to a slightly bigger room. When I say bigger I mean about 2 foot bigger! We were still looking onto the concrete wall which also faced other people's bedrooms and hence a lot of noise. The room service was ok but the hotels were also very hot and the air conditioning wasn't working. We stayed in April which is a cold month so shudder to think about the room temperature in summer. Only thing this hotel has to offer is location. It is certainly not a 4 star. p.s.And especially don't stay if you booked with Abbey Travel in Ireland as you will then definitely get the small room! (I did see other rooms in this hotel that were a lot bigger).
A super hotel!
Just got back with my family from Barceleona-and 4 nites at the Cristal Palace. Excellent experience; from the marvelous upgrade they gave us at no extra cost to the wonderful breakfasts., and the very central location. The staff were professional and helpful (they even managed to get us the right sized taxi for all of our luggage, when we left for the airport..which was greatly appreciated as we had been taking 2 taxis up till then.=an expensive situation) I recommend this hotel and believe it deserves all five stars!
We've stayed 4 nights, super service in room 911 for those who like to catch some sun after walking around in a beautiful city. A big terrace, very quiet room, everything like it should be in a 4* hotel. We'll be going back....