H10 Raco Del Pi
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... for the transfer from the airport were confusing and we eventually hailed a cab. We made it to the hostel, far in the north part of town and in an area not even on the tourist map, and were greeted with a small room less than 9’x9’ and a twin bunk bed. I had not slept the night before and had not eaten all day, so needless to say, I was not in the best mood for this surprise. ...
... sauce. It seemed like a good idea at the time buy my gosh it was rich!
That night we had dinner with my friend who also came to Barcelona with us, we found a nice restaurant and had some of their Tapas which were the best tapas we had in Barcelona. After dinner we went for a walk and saw a few more sights in the area, one was a building called Casa Batllo which was designed by Antoni Gaudi and had the same gothic look as his other pieces and the other was ...
... is the Sagrada Familia. It is a few years since I saw it, when for my €11 all I saw was basically a building site. What had they managed to do with my €11? I needed to check it out.
Someone had told us that it was wise to book tickets online, or one would queue for hours, so we did.
So, we have a date with a cathedral tomorrow at 1300.
The 59 won't cover us, so we will have to find another one....
... all I could think about when walking around is when we would next be able to come back to visit, if only to see how things change as time goes by. We'll certainly be visiting when its complete and will certainly be buying our tickets on-line to skip the queues! Once we had wandered around and completed the audio-guided tour we debated what else we should do with our one day in Barcelona. The conclusion we came to: not much. We were both exhausted enough that all we really wanted to do ...
... to Sagrada Familia. We did have to wait in line for almost an hour and a half, but it was well worth the wait! It was possibly the most amazing building I have ever seen in my entire life! After we walked around and took pictures (pretty much the only pictures I have of Barcelona), we got to go to the top of one of the towers. Other than the fact that we had to look at a lot of the construction being done on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Raco Del Pi Barcelona
Trawled the internet to find a last minute deal for Barcelona and ended up at the Raco Del Pi a bit by default.
The Taxi driver said he couldn't drop us off at the hotel door as it was a pedestrian street but the hotel is just a short 5 minute walk.
After our "welcome" cava drink we were given our room. Placed on the top floor with a small window and a sky light wasn't a problem for us given all the other pluses to this hotel.
It was really centrally located the cathedral just 2 streets away and the nightlife a short stroll. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. If you are looking for a central hotel which is very comfortable and reasonably priced I don't think you can do much better!!
Shame about the showers
Well situated but plenty of problem with the showers which were barely warm. If you were late using them expect them to be cool. Fine in summer but not so nice in a cool February. Despite letting staff know and it being 'fixed' the temperature did not alter at all. It spoilt the stay. The first night we were moved to another hotel as there had been a leak in 'our' room so I believe they do have a boiler/heating/water problem.
This hotel is superbly located - less than five minutes walk from La Rambla and a Metro stop, and just around the corner from the Cathedral.
From this hotel, it is easy to explore all the main sites of the city, and retains a lot of character amid the squares and charm of the gothic quarter. The hotel itself is simple and stylish and, whilst not luxurious, provides everything for the tourist looking for something far beyond the basic. Although the rooms are not the largest, they are well furnished with high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and comfort.
The hot and cold buffet breakfast provides a good choice, with a high level of care taken for the quality and presentation. The service offered in all areas was always prompt and polite. Overall - an excellent base to explore the city.
Fantastic location, fantastic staff
Went to Barcelona for a last minute Christmas break. The H10 Raco Del Pi is in the Gothic Quarter, without doubt the lovliest area of the city. It's a great hotel, lovely rooms (get one that faces the central courtyard if you can), quiet, and the desk staff are wonderful. They all speak perfect English, and are always happy to recommend (and book) restaurants etc. We were only there for 3 nights but felt like we could have stayed for weeks! (P.S. don't bother with Ramblas - it's good as a central point for getting your bearings, but far too touristy and expensive. Stick to the Gothic Quarter, explore the narrow streets and find all the beautiful little squares filled with friendly cafes, restaurants and quirky little shops!)
Good location and competent staff
On our arrival they gave us a small room on 4th floor. The day after we asked and obtained to move to a bigger room on the same floor. Seems like all the rooms on 4th floor have windows at the floor level.
There's a free internet access at the bar. The staff, especially Martin, was kind and competent.
Excellent hotel, central location, goods service, contemporary bedrooms and decent bathrooms. Good value for money.
By the end of our stay we loved this little hotel but we had some reservations initially. It is 2 blocks from the main road on a mainly pedestrian street. Our taxi driver would not or could not drive to the hotel and dropped us two blocks away. The area around the hotel in the Barri Gothic looked unsafe and unsavory. The very friendly and helpful staff assured us that is was safe. It turned out to be safe and a fantastic location of narrow winding streets with historic treasures around every corner. The hotel itself is small but architectually fasanating. We had two rooms, 1 was large 1 was smaller. They weren't the cleanest rooms we've had but were tolerable. A/C was fine when it got going. You need to leave the room key in a slot to work the electric which means you can't run the a/c when you're out of the room.
Included breakfast was good and sociable. For the price, thi was a great bargain. By the time we left, we felt like it was our home. Also, the staff had no problem having a taxi pick us up at the door. I would call ahead to make sure that your taxi can drop you at the door - we may have just had a bad taxi driver.