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Leaving Madrid was bittersweet. On one hand, we spent four days getting comfortable there and learning our way around the city. But on the other hand, leaving for Barcelona brought another shot of adrenaline and excitement. I can definitely say, we had little expectations for Madrid (many people had things to share about Barcelona, but few have spent much time in Madrid). Here are our unexpected takeaways from Madrid: Ham the Spanish way is ...
... found a buzzing bar for the England v Italy game, soaking up the atmosphere with the locals. Other nights we ventured into the Gothic Quarter where we found some fabulous tapas bars and restaurants enabling us to continue our Sangria tasting tour of Spain. However as much as we loved the quaint little bars, the delicious food, the charm of the Gothic Quarter and the buzz of Barcelona, it was spending time with our dear Sorcha and Steve that was the highlight for us and we were ...
... emerges from the underground that the scenery was changing from intensely urban to bucolically rural - small farms with verdant fields with cows and goats grazing. Quickly, ask someone if we are in the wrong train... YES, smiles a young woman. We quickly disembarked as approached the frontier with Portugal (well, at least it felt like it). We picked an elderly couple to ask for further instructions and they were the absolute sweetest people: not only ...
... well it's safe to say genuine Spain sangria is ALOT stronger than Canadian sangria. It made for a rough morning but we were determined to do some touristing. We walked around all of the city centre, checked out the gaudi house, headed to the street markets (so jam packed but we made some great cheap purchases). The next day we headed to the Sagrada familia temple. Wow what a site , the temple is maassssive and unlike any style of Architecture ...
... of the restaurants appealed to me, so I decided to try it. There were two girls working (who could speak a bit of English) and I ordered the Catalan Meatballs in peas & carrots, along with some red wine (and coffee after dinner). It was rather a small bowl with four meatballs in a gravy, and I was still hungry so also ordered some potato wedges. They were also served quickly, and I found they were small squares of potatoes, with part covered with what ...
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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