Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... too.. It was midnight when we arrived into the hotel, which is laid back and has a nice designer edge to it. Chosen due its position by the Ramblas, it turned out to be a perfect choice. A breakfast with tomatos that taste as they should, with some "Jambon", some local oil and bread, and we were set up for the day. I had of course by this time, borrowed a guide book and researched our world of possibilities.. A slow wander down ...
... in Azores was COLD and GROSS sardines) These grilled ones were amazing. they grilled them whole and you pulled off the skin, ate pretty much the whole thing (even the little tiny bones which were too hard to pick out)
Calimari/Pepper/Prawn/Onion shishkabobs (not like the kind you get at Carabba's - this was huge strips/pieces of Squid. Best calamari I have ever had. Amanda loved it also
Sea Bass (not ...
... make things any better (yeh dumb I know).
So, All is good, right? Wrong, after much scouring and enquiries, we are unable to secure any accommodation in Aix or Avignon or Marseille on 15&16, so we end up extending our stay in Barcelona by 2 days, which is fine as there is loads to see and do. However it does mean another trip back to the train station to rebook my tickets to Nice! At least I know the process now, and after a short wait (went later in the day) and €200 ...
... Kelsey decided to take us to a good place for hot chocolate and churros, a Spanish speciality. They were really good and by the time we finished eating them, I was no longer hungry for dinner. But, Kelsey and two of her friends on the LSA had found us a good Tapas place for dinner. Miraculously, the seven of us were able to be seated at the prime Spanish dinner time, 10:30pm. We had a fabulous meal and I finally learned WHAT Tapas ...
... zero sense. Obviously I want the beds together to enjoy a full-size bed since I am cruising alone. I saw my stateroom attendant a few minutes later and asked for the beds to be moved together, a task he completed later during the emergency drill.
At first glance, I’m not happy with the layout of my cabin. I’ll get into this in more detail in a future blog posting; this one is already getting really long!
My big suitcase was delivered at 3:03. I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Monumental Barcelona
Ich habe das Eurostars Gaudi gewählt, weil es überwiegend hervorragende Kritiken bekommen hat. Als wir dort waren, haben wir uns gefragt, warum? Die Lage des Hotels ist nicht optimal. Bis zum Passeig de Gracia läuft man gute 15 min, bis zu den Ramblas ist es zu Fuß eigentlich zu weit. OK, die Metrostation "Monument" ist direkt vor der Tür, aber man muß fast immer umsteigen. Außerdem liegt das Hotel direkt an einer sternförmigem Hauptstraße, von der 5 weitere Straßen abgehen. Wenn man das Fenster öffnet, merkt man, daß man direkt auf der Verkehrsinsel wohnt. Weitere Minuspunkte: Wir hatten ein Nichtraucherzimmer, in dem es aber nach kaltem Rauch gerochen hat. Zudem stank es abartig aus der Kanalisation. Permanent! Igitt! Das Zimmer war auch eher klein. Das Frühstück war ok. Nichts besonderes. Sehr überschaubare Auswahl. Alles in allem: Für 130 Euro (Internetrate) war es auszuhalten, aber wir werden dort sicher nicht noch einmal absteigen!
Having stayed at this hotel at the end of January for 4 nights I thought I would write a review to let you know not only what we thought of the hotel but also our opinion of Barcelona (Although that may be a bit biased)
Can't recommend Eurostars Gaudi enough
I really can't recommend this hotel enough. I stayed at the start of February 06 and it more than lived up to my expectations. The staff are really friendly, the location is excellent and the rooms are just stunning - the shower was the best one I have ever used!
During our stay we used the Metro, and this was about 30 seconds walk, and the Sagrada Familia is a stones throw. As other reviewers state, this hotel really is outstanding and I would advise anyone looking for a base in Barcelona to use it. What a room, what a shower, and what a location!
If I visit Barcelona again, I will be staying here.
I've not long returned from a short break at this hotel with my boyfriend. Again, I like some of the others was guided by the reviews on this website and wasn't disappointed, infact we were extremely impressed hence the reason for writing a review! The hotel itself is very modern both externally and internally and is in a good,slightly quieter location but still within walking distance to La Ramblas and with partial views of the wonderful Sagrada familia Cathedral. Probably a better view of this can be had from rooms on the higher levels within the hotel. We found this a good base from which to explore the city. We had a room on the first floor, very modern with a lovely comfortable, large bed and beautiful bathroom and a fantastic shower - I want one of these!! Again, like mentioned previously, no traffic can be heard from within the rooms even though situated a cross roads.
We stayed 2 nights at the Gaudi and it was a lovely stay. We have previously stayed in many 4 star hotels all over Europe and were not impressed as they were too small and their beds were like bricks.
We stayed in this hotel, mainly because of the rooms with the balcony and I have to say the view is absolutely breathtaking. Rooms are exactly as pictured in website, very clean, bed is a little bit hard but good size, not many tv channels to watch, they could probably use some pay per view movie channels. Based on the previous reviews and cost, never even took a look at the breakfast, plenty of cheap places for that around. Staff was very helpful and kind. I requested a cot for my baby on the website that I booked it and it was in the room when we got there (good service).Location is good, all sorts of restaurants around the area, metro station right there (although we never used the metro, travelling with an infant decided to go for taxis). Sagrada Familia just steps away. My only major complaint it's the water pressure in the shower and that there seemed to be a foul smell coming from the bathroom (just bring a nice traveling candle that smells close the door, and your good to go). We never did ask the staff about the smell, I guess we found it a little bit funny. All in all the place is good and we enjoyed our visit the the hotel. Hope this is helpful.
It's really hard trying to pick a hotel with so many to choose from so we were guided by the two previous contributors from Aberdeen and Manchester (hence my feeling obliged to return the favour!). We too thought the Eurostars Gaudi was great. It's a compact triangular-shaped hotel with just half-a-dozen rooms per floor on the corner of a typical Barcelona 'block', most if not all the rooms with an open outlook and the upper ones at least with a view of the Sagrada Familia.
Just returned from a stay at Eurostars Gaudi [do not confuse with just The Gaudi] and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although the location was not quite as close to The Ramblas as stated [bit of a walk 20 mins] it was just 5 mins from the Familia and 1 min from the bull ring [we didnt go].