Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel
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... in and out of all of the souvenir shops, which most of you would avoid, but which are nectar for a 14 year old. In my days of managing our company merchandise department, I would have said that these shops are full of CSIs.. "cheap, **** items" , but walking in the sun, with no need to get anywhere fast, noone was complaining. Who would have known that I "needed" a bottle with a pump, to cool my face? We even found ...
... They gut the fish and pretty much split it in half. they salt the fish and then use an oil on it while it's cooked. Olive oil, Garlic onion and salt. This was probably the best fish meal I have ever had. I was moaning in guilty pleasure as I ate it. The waiter looked at me funny.
Bottle of Duoro valley wineStill water (no gas)roasted potatoes (good too but we have had good potatoes all trip so nothing exciting)
... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Born in Germany but living and practicing in Chicago for most of his life, I have seen a lot of his work first hand. His Barcelona Pavilion was designed for the 1929 International Exhibition. The detailing and material selections are all my professors talk about in school when they discuss this project. Each of the screws in the window framing is perfectly aligned in an x when viewed, not a single one out ...
... with a Eurail pass, it was fixed, again only to Narbonne and then we hope we can get onto a train connection to Nice.
Our exit from Barcelona was reasonable smooth, and arrived in Narboone as planned and managed to get reservations onto the next train to Nice, via Marseille where we change trains for Nice. We grab a quick bight to,eat and head to the platform. The train arrives 15 mins late, as indicated on the departures board. We find our carriage and seat numbers, get ...
... Afterwards, we went to one of the favorite bars of the Barcelona students. But, we didn't stay that long because the bar wasn't that exciting. Instead of dancing or chatting with the locals, Stuart and I got into a long discussion about gender and race and nature versus nurture and the conversation continued back at the hostel with Yoanna and Hillary until 3:30 in the morning! The other people in the hostel lounge thought we were really ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel Barcelona
Quite hip and modern, very nice maritime theme through out the hotel.
VERY nice workout facilities on the top floor with georgous views.
Warm, yet sophistictated rooms. Try for the rooms on the maramagnum side, substantial views. Only downside not in a barrio where people actually live. Barcelona is it's people.
12/12/03 Christmas shopping in Barcelona! What a truly lovely hotel.
The attention to detail was just great and the staff were realy attentive to your needs. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone looking for 5*treatment. The hotel resturant was really good and the service superb. I would certainly return to this hotel.
Great View! Great Hotel!
We stayed at this hotel for a pre-cruise in early October. We had requested a junior suite and were upgraded to a bay view suite. It was absolutely fantastic. We had windows that overlooked the water as well as windows that overlooked the city. The location couldn't be more perfect, sitting at the base of La Rambla and close to all the action.
Definately worth its 5 star rating. We are going to be returning to Barcelona next November for a Transatlatic cruise next year and hope to convince our friends to splurge a little and the 4 of us stay at the Grand Marina.
Superb hotel in fabulous location
I selected this hotel for my trip to Barcelona having read the other Trip Advisor reviews .... and they were all absolutely right !
5* quality sums up this hotel - the location (5 mins to La Rambla, 5 mins to the marina), the breakfasts (free champagne!), the rooms and, particularly, the staff who recommended some fantastic, authentic spanish tapas restaurants. I also managed to book my rooms at a great rate and the hotel kindly upgraded my room as it was my birthday (although that may have been my friends but I cannot get them to admit it !) - would certainly recommend taking an upgraded room, preferably one at the front of the hotel with balcony and Japanese shower.
My husband and I just came back from Barcelona Oct 9th -Oct 12th. The Hotel was fantastic, the rooms were great and the staff could'nt do enough for you. We also we lucky to be able to use the rooftop pool, the views from there we great. even the pool was freezing. The breakfast in the morning was great and the waiters were very helpful.
We would recomend anybody to stay in this hotel it was worth paying the extra money.
A true pleasure!
Marvellous - this hotel oozes class and offers a 5 star feel as soon as you enter the lobby!The staff were superb - helpful, extremely efficient and warm and friendly (a true breath of fresh air when compared with many of the other hotels of a similar rating I've stayed at across Europe).Room was superb (paid 220 Euro's per night) and views of City are excellent.The position of the Hotel is also first class as it is only 5 minutes walk from the Ramblas and 10 minutes to the best fish restauants at Palau de Mar as well as being right next to Port Vell and it's facilities. I found it's location to be relaxing and peaceful and I was very pleased we chose this place as the noise levels at the other end of the Ramblas were horrific!Keep up the good work - I'll certainly be back!
Very Nice Hotel
I stayed here in August and September 2003, and it is a very nice hotel. The decor is first rate, very modern and sleek, and the materials were very inviting. The rooms have hardwood floors and granite and marble bathrooms. The walls are paneled in attractive cherry wood.
The service was excellent, and the location is near the Ramblas, but away from some of the hustle and bustle.
I would recommend this hotel for anybody traveling to Barcelona.
What a hotel!
This is a great hotel, in a good location only 5mins walk to the Ramblas, 15mins to the beach and in close proximty to loads of bars and restaurants. The view from the 8th floor is fantanstic and we made good use of the roof top swimming pool, jacuzi and sauna! We were greated with a smile and the service was fantastic. Anything we asked for we got (inc. late checkout till 4:30pm). The decor was plush and in true 5 star surroundings. The rooms are all of a very good size with great a/c, and some include balcony, and/or seperate power shower with multi-jets! The bath tubs are all jacuzi! In general, slightly on the pricey side but if you can afford it, it's definitely worth the money.
Try avoid ordering room service or from the bar - expect to pay 5 star prices!
Without a doubt,the finest hotel I've ever stayed at. Stayed in June,pre cruise for two nights. Everything about the hotel is first class,very modern in design and decor.
Super New Deluxe hotel
Located right in the heart of Barcelona. A superb new hotel and we had a super price through hotel-... - Hopefully we will be there again soon