H10 Itaca Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
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- Tennis Court
- Non-smoking rooms
Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Itaca Hotel Barcelona
Very Good Hotel
My wife and daughter and I stayed here from May 14-16, 2004. Good location, very friendly staff, very good room, great bathroom, excellent bar, close to train station and great market next door.
Good Location, Great Quality
Stayed at the Hotel Itaca for 3 nights. Thanks to BA and a busted plane got in really late at night, so wasn't greeted with the champagne on arrival like the other reviewers.
Hotel was a pretty short taxi from the airport ($25 Euro) and was really close to the Barcelona Sants station. If you get in at a decent time of day, save yourself some money and catch the train from the airport; really quick and comfrotable.
Other than the wooden floors making the noise from other rooms pretty loud (reason for 4 instead of 5 rating), the rooms were great. Great size, comfortable, clean and the bathroom was excellent.
We are pretty insane so walked everywhere including from the hotel up to the Olympic complex. If you are less inclined to hike 20 miles a day, it is still in a really great location. It is about 20 minutes walk from La Ramblas and about 30 minutes to the sea front.
All in all, really good hotel especially for the price. Would strongly recommend for others.
The Itaca is a modern very comfortable hotel. The rooms are spotless, bathroom very nice. Very close to the tourist bus route making exploring Barcelona very easy. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would stay in this hotel again if we returned to Barcelona.
Itaca is excellent
Just back after a fabulous week in Barcelona. Stayed at the Itaca and would strongly recommend it, from champagne on arrival to the excellent breakfasts. Bedroom and bathroom were both spotless, very important issues which can make or break a holiday. Staff very friendly and helpful. Itaca a little further from the centre of things than I had thought, but the Sants railway / metro only 5 minutes away. A brisk 20 minute walk will get you to La Ramblas and you can enjoy the sights on the way. A taxi ride from the airport should cost around 20 euro, and around 6 euro from the hotel to the centre, but make sure the meter is used. Only minor criticism is the hotel dinner menus did not change, but there are so many restaurants to choose from eating out will be a delight. A favourite was Ba Ba Re Ba on Passeig de Gracia.
1st Class ITACA
We were a little unsure of the H10 Itaca as there was on one review on it. This excellent hotel located a short walk from the station was first class in every way. Greeted with a smile & a chilled glass of Cava, we were shown to our room which was immaculately clean, the most important thing to me, beautifully decorated with every toiletry item you could wish for in the marble bathroom. Breakfast was unbelievable, fresh fruit, cold meats, cheeses, even smoked salmon. Cooked eggs, bacon, sausages. Juice, cereals, savoury pastries, danish sweet pastries and cakes. Simply the best breakfast I have ever experienced in any hotel I have stayed in! Having worked in the hotel trade for 20 years I could not find fault. Barcelona itself is amazing. We will return to this wonderful city and this hotel.
Out of The Centre
We took a cab form the airport (costing approximately 20 Euros) and were met at the Itaca by friendly staff and a glass of champagne which was fantastic. Our rooms were spacious and clean and inspected and cleaned on a daily basis. Although we didn't have an evening meal, breakfast was a suptious affair with all sorts of fruit, cold and hot meats, pastries and bread on offer. You could replenish your plate at any time although there was always a mad rush whenever the strawberries came out! The Itaca was more than a walk from the centre but a few minutes on foot lead us to a main bus/train/metro stop - 10 minutes on the metro and you could be at Las Ramblas. Personally I would use the Itaca again.
TripAdvisor Reviews H10 Itaca Hotel Barcelona
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Mic and Mel drove us all the way back to our hotel. We would have been happy with a train station but as Mic pointed out, he didn’t really know the metro system and we could end up anywhere. To say that it was a great day is an understatement….Yes this is one of our highlights for the trip, Geoff agrees. Thanks Mic and Mel, also thanks to Ben and Mercedes.
After arriving back to our hotel Geoff says, come on, ...
... busy space with traditional dance lessons and people feeding the pigeons. We then walk down La Rambla a magnificent street that goes from the Placa to the port admiring buildings, the Boqueria market and Miro pavement. At the port there is the famous Columbus Tower and we walk around the harbour then through the Placa de Real to the Gothic quarter for lunch. Next to the Cathedral, La Seu, impressive inside with unusual ...
... an 8 hour train journey across Spain. I was actually quite looking forward to a nice long stint in a warm comfortable place where I could read all day; my companion thought I was mad, and that he was also mad for agreeing voluntarily to board the metal cylinder of death. He hadn't decided whether death in a fiery blaze or death by boredom was more likely, but he was sure it would come in one form or another.
After six hours, even I was flagging. The stunning scenery ...
... part ways from Charlotte and Jeanne. I happened to have a small bottle of champagne in my bag (who doesn't travel with mini bottles of champagne?) and it was their last night in Athens before their trip ended. I gave them the bottle and told them to have a toast to me. They called me their Ferry Godmother and we exchanged information. Next I was off by bus, to the airport. It ended up being an extremely crowded hour and half ride but I tried ...
... for wear. I really did want that extra week of learning Spanish before Linda T arrives to be that much more fluent but did not take into account all the changes/paces I was putting myself through with new reverse working schedule, new time zone, new diet, new country, new home....This means I will have to probably work through a lot of the weekend to catch up as I've needed to catch more shut eye as I adjust to the changes my body is going through.